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Scotland in the shape of Stephen Hendry, John Higgins and Alan McManus, won the World Cup in Bangkok last night, defeating the Republic of Ireland 10-7. Their win in the 14-day tournament was worth pounds 35,000 per man and Higgins also collected pounds 4,000 for his 139, the highest break of the tournament, against Thailand on Saturday.

WORLD CUP (Bangkok) Semi-final: Republic of Ireland bt England 10-9. Final: Scotland bt Republic of Ireland 10-7. (Scotland first): S Hendry bt F O'Brien 84-4, A McManus bt S Murphy 93-0, J Higgins bt K Doherty 68-30, Hendry bt Murphy 74-25, McManus lost to Doherty 59-63, Higgins lost to O'Brien 21-70, Hendry lost to Doherty 69-70, McManus bt O'Brien 71-24, Higgins lost to Murphy 59-70, Hendry bt O'Brien 77-46, McManus bt Murphy 66-60, Higgins bt Doherty 63-20, McManus lost to O'Brien 8-75, Higgins lost to Murphy 44-66, Hendry lost to Doherty 0-102, Higgins bt O'Brien 86-26, Hendry bt Murphy 73-34.