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Ali Carter narrowly defeated Barry Hawkins 10-8 in the Tour Championship in Manchester. Carter had a commanding lead of 7-1 after the first session, but Hawkins mounted a comeback by winning four of the first five frames in the second session. However, Carter managed to hold on and secure the win, setting up a quarter-final clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan. Hawkins fought hard throughout the match, winning three consecutive frames towards the end, but ultimately fell short.

Meanwhile, Mark Williams emerged victorious in a thrilling encounter against Tom Ford, winning in a final-frame decider. Williams held leads of 8-4 and 9-7, but Ford staged a comeback to force the match into a deciding frame. Williams showed his class by producing a fantastic break to secure the win and advance to the quarter-finals, where he will face Judd Trump. The match featured an impressive five centuries between the two players, showcasing their skill and determination on the table.

During the match between Williams and Ford, Williams initially extended his lead with a break of 112, but Ford quickly responded by winning the next frame. Ford continued to fight back, closing the gap before the mid-session interval. Despite Ford’s resilience, Williams managed to maintain a lead going into the final stages of the match. Ford made a strong comeback with breaks of 90 and 63, ultimately forcing a one-frame shoot-out to decide the winner. Williams capitalized on a mistake from Ford and produced a remarkable break to secure his spot in the quarter-finals.

Both matches featured intense competition and high-quality snooker play, keeping fans on the edge of their seats throughout the tournament. Carter and Williams displayed their skill and determination in securing their quarter-final berths, setting the stage for exciting matchups to come. The Tour Championship continues to deliver thrilling moments and surprises, highlighting the talent and competitiveness of the players on the circuit. Fans can expect more captivating snooker action as the tournament progresses, with top players vying for the prestigious title.

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