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Two recent snooker matches investigated

Postby snooker_loopy

Unusual betting patterns on two Shanghai Masters qualifying matches played in Doncaster are to be examined by snooker's governing body.

Scot Ross Muir beat Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon, of Thailand, 5-0, while Egyptian Mohamed Khairy defeated Thai player Passakorn Suwannawat 5-4 at the Doncaster Dome on Wednesday.

"We are liaising with the Gambling Commission to establish the available facts about betting on these matches," said a World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association spokesman.

I hope Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon and Passakorn Suwannawat make it to the final of a ranking event. The commentators will have a task saying their names correctly!

Rumour has it the Chinese equivalent of John Higgin's name is Jonawat Higginpongdongalong. <laugh>