Ebdon holds off O'Sullivan: Snooker

Peter Ebdon had to soak up very little pressure yesterday when he decisively defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-1 to reach the semi-finals of the International Open at Aberdeen.

O'Sullivan scored only 48 points in the opening four frames and won his only frame with a break of 98 in the fifth. He might have closed the gap still further in the sixth but, after reaching 42, he played a bad positional shot which paved the way for Ebdon's match- winning run.