Snooker: Lee speeds in to last four

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Stephen Lee made it a television debut to forget for the surprise Regal Scottish Open quarter-finalist, Chris Scanlon, in Aberdeen yesterday.

Lee, the world No 16, raced to a 5-0 whitewash of his London rival in just 84 minutes to reach his second major semi-final of the season.

The unheralded Scanlon had won his previous two games by the same margin but, as Lee admitted: "I don't think I would have beaten Chris by that score if I'd been playing on one of the outside tables.

"Chris couldn't really settle down, probably because it was his first time before the cameras."

Lee now meets the Scotsman Marcus Campbell or Scanlon's practice partner, Ronnie O'Sullivan, in the semi-finals today.