Sport in Short: Snooker

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ALEX HIGGINS beat Paul Medati 5-1 in the first round of the European Open in Blackpool last night.

EUROPEAN OPEN (Blackpool): First round (Eng unless stated): R O'Sullivan bt S Roberts 5-1; J Weston bt C Kelly 5-1; M King bt T Shaw 5-3; J Wright bt K Broughton 5-0; D Clarke bt S Storey 5-2; P Horne bt C Edwards 5-1; A Hicks bt Y Merchant (Ind) 5-1; C Scanlon bt B Jones 5-1; S Lee bt G Fisken 5-2; P McPhillips (Sco) bt F Dezi 5-1; S O'Connor (Irl) bt C Newson 5-2; M Gauvreau (Can) bt N Terry 5-4; D Hackeson bt S Longworth 5-3; C Waters bt P Gibson 5- 4; A Cheema bt S Deggiato 5-3; P Browne (Irl) bt R Foldvari (Aus) 5-1; D Harold bt B Pinches 5-1; B Snaddon (Sco) bt K Owers 5-0; M Williams (Wal) bt D Buskin 5-3; A Higgins (Irl) bt P Medati 5-1; D Henry (Sco) bt W Rendle 5-0; J Woodman bt I Williamson 5-1.

REGAL WELSH OPEN (Blackpool) Second round (Eng unless stated): D Finbow bt D Murphy 5-4; J Michie bt E Hughes (Irl) 5-4; T Chappel (Wal) bt W Rendle 5-2; J Wych (Can) bt J Woodman 5-4; J Weston bt S Newbury (Wal) 5-3.

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