Willie Thorne suffered his heaviest ever professional defeat in Preston last night when losing 9-0 to Paul Hunter in the UK Championship. It took the 18-year-old from Leeds just 138 minutes to send Thorne crashing to an embarrassing first round exit.Reuse content
John Spencer has resigned as chairman of snooker's ruling body less than a month before he was due to seek re-election. A statement from the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association confirmed Spencer's decision to quit before the sport's annual meeting in Bristol on 19 December. The three-times world champion from Radcliffe, who took over from John Virgo, refused to explain his reasons for standing down.