World Championship: Barry Hawkins draws level at 12-12 against Ricky Walden

Last Updated: 04/05/13 4:17pm

  • Share:
Barry Hawkins: Fights backs at Crucible

Barry Hawkins: Fights backs at Crucible

Sky Bet

Barry Hawkins dug deep to claw his way back to 12-12 in his Betfair World Championship semi-final against Ricky Walden.

From 9-7 ahead at the start of play, Walden pulled 12-8 clear at the interval before Kent cueman Hawkins won the final four frames to set up an intriguing concluding session on Saturday night.

Hawkins, 34, started to show the kind of form which knocked out UK and Masters champion Mark Selby earlier in the tournament by producing breaks of 114 and 104 to reduce the deficit.

The 22nd frame proved to be the longest of the tournament as an out-of-sorts Walden struggled to find his form.

Left-hander Hawkins - playing in his 100th match of the season - landed a superb long pink under pressure before adding a simple black to win a gruelling 56-minute frame.

And after narrowing Walden's lead to a single frame, Hawkins swept to a break of 66 to end the session with the match in stalemate.

They are now set to resume at 7pm (BST), with the winner set to face defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

The four-time world champion beat Judd Trump 17-11 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Share:


2013 World Snooker Championship

After winning the UK Championship aged 17, Ronnie went to Gartree Prison to show the trophy to his father Ronnie Snr

Ronnie O'Sullivan

We take a look back at the career of five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Ronnie O'Sullivan: undecided on defending his Crucible crown

O'Sullivan coy on future plans

Ronnie O'Sullivan has not ruled out defending his World Championship title after defeating Barry Hawkins.

Ronnie O'Sullivan: Essex potter has experienced plenty of highs and lows during career

O'Sullivan factfile

We take an in-depth look at Ronnie O'Sullivan after his fifth World Championship crown.

Most Popular


Ready to relaunch

Ready to relaunch

Mike Wedderburn kicks off the countdown to the Sky Sports News relaunch to Sky Sports News HQ.

Aus Open results

Aus Open results

Latest results from the Goldfields Australian Open in Bendigo, Victoria.

Dominant champions

Dominant champions

AP McCoy has ridden into more racing history, but is he the most dominant champion in sport?