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Stephen Lee loses his appeal against 12 year ban

Stephen Lee loses his appeal against 12 year ban Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Trowbridge snooker player Stephen Lee has lost his appeal against a 12 year ban for match-fixing. The 39-year-old was convicted of seven charges by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association last September. He has also been charged with fraud by the police.

Gloucester's Michael Wasley beats World No. 3

Michael Wasley during yesterday's match at the Crucible, Sheffield. Credit: PA

Gloucester snooker player Michael Wasley has caused shockwaves at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield by beating World Number 3 Ding Junhui last night.

Wasley, World Number 75, won 10-9 to reach the second round.

Ding Junhui during the match. Credit: PA

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Wiltshire snooker star Stephen Lee loses first stage of appeal against ban

Stephen Lee has lost the first stage of an appeal as he challenges his 12-year ban from snooker.

The 39-year-old from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, was given the suspension by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) last September after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing dating back to 2008 and 2009.

The WPBSA says:

"The Appeals Committee have considered the evidence and submissions made by all parties in the first part of Stephen Lee’s appeal against his conviction for match fixing.

Today they have delivered their decision and they have dismissed this aspect of his appeal."

Trowbridge snooker player Stephen Lee was banned for 12 years after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing. Credit: PA

Lee appeal bid underway

The hearing of the evidence in the first part of Stephen Lee's appeal against his 12-year ban from snooker has been concluded, according to the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.

The 39-year-old from Trowbridge was given the suspension last September after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing dating back to 2008 and 2009.

The hearing of the evidence in the first part of Stephen Lee's appeal has been concluded.

The independent tribunal has risen to consider written submissions from the parties.

No date has been set for the outcome. The tribunal has undertaken to deliver the outcome expeditiously."

– Statement from the WPBSA

Snooker's former world number five has protested his innocence throughout the investigation.

Stephen Lee guilty of match fixing

Leading snooker player Stephen Lee, from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, has been found guilty of fixing snooker matches.

The verdict was confirmed by Nigel Mawer, the chairman of the disciplinary committee of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPSBA).

Mawer says Lee, the 38-year-old former world number five, has been found guilty of match-fixing charges relating to seven matches.

The sanction will be announced at a separate hearing on September 24 and Lee could face a lifetime ban.

Stephen Lee during The Masters 2012 at Alexandra Palace, London. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Full report: snooker stars visit teenage cancer centre

Every year in the South West 200 young people, between the ages of 16 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer. But if they're over 16 they're treated on adult wards.

Now though, the first specialist teenage cancer unit is being built in the region and work should be completed next year. Professional snooker player, Jack Liz-oww-ski Lisowski, had cancer when he was a teenager.

Today he visited the site with former world champion Judd Trump. Here's our Bristol reporter, Katie Rowlett.

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Trump and Lisowski visit teenage cancer centre site

Construction of the first specialist teenage cancer unit in the South West looks set to be completed on time in 2014.

Teenage Cancer Trust Ambassador and World snooker player Jack Lisowski was given an exclusive look at the site in Bristol this morning alongside fellow snooker player Judd Trump.

Cheltenham born Jack was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma aged 16 so knows how important this specialist unit will be.

West Country snooker stars visit cancer centre

Snooker stars to visit site of new cancer centre

West Country snooker players Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski will pay a visit to the site of a new £2.5m specialist cancer unit in Bristol.

New £2.5m teenage cancer unit planned for Bristol. Credit: ITV West

They'll be joined by former young cancer patients and ambassadors from the Teenage Cancer Trust.

They'll be seeing how construction is coming along since plans were unveiled in May.

Trump loses semi-final with O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Judd Trump 17 frames to 11 at the Crucible. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Bristol snooker star Judd Trump has lost his semi-final match with defending world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

O'Sullivan began today's session 14 frames to 10 ahead, and comfortably reached the target of 17 to confirm his place in the final.

He will play either Barry Hawkins or Ricky Walden. The pair are currently tied at 12-12.

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