World Championship 2013 Graeme Dott & Peter Ebdon set for delayed finish

World Championship 2013 Graeme Dott & Peter Ebdon set for delayed finish

Graeme Dott re-established a lead over Peter Ebdon after a fightback from the 2002 World Snooker Champion before their 1st round World Snooker  Championship match was suspended.

The Scot will resume at 8-6 up on the first available table once Monday’s evening matches are concluded.

With the match already nearly 7 hours , officials called a halt to their morning session to allow the afternoon schedule to begin.

Peter Ebdon, trailing 6-2, took four frames in a row before Graeme  Dott won the last two.

The match has already stretched to six hours and 45 minutes, with an average frame time of 29 minutes.

The longest 1st round match in Crucible history saw the late Eddie Charlton beat Cliff Thorburn 10-9 in 1989 in 10 hours, 24 minutes.

Peter Ebdon, whose highest break so far is 39, showed his trademark battling qualities to edge the first four frames before a brave clearance saw 2006 World Snooker Champion Dott take the 13th on the black, and a run of 50 saw him move

2 clear before play ended ahead of the afternoon matches.

Meanwhile, world number 30 Mark King took a 5-4 lead over Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen into the second session of their match.

Mark King took the first two frames before world number 6 Allen level with breaks of 83 and 66.

The players traded frames, King drawing level at 4-4 with a run of 74 before taking the final frame. They resume at on Monday.

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