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Mark Williams defends controversial break-off after first-round win – The Guardian

The three-time world champion, unhappy at the decision to canvas opinion on break-off technique, beat Sam Craigie 10-4 at the Crucible

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Mark Williams blasted a bid to ban his controversial break-off technique after cruising into the second round of the World Snooker Championship with a 10-4 victory over qualifier Sam Craigie.
The three-time former champion adopted the shot, with which he nudges the cue-ball into the back of the reds off the bottom cushion, at the Masters in January after growing frustrated at leaving frame-winning opportunities for opponent Shaun Murphy.
Williams revealed an email had been sent to some of the sports…

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