Ken Doherty and Joe Swail have made it through to the Last-16 at the UK Snooker Championships. Doherty started his last 16 match against Dave Harold this morning and leads 5-3 in the best of 17 frames.

Also at the Championships in Bournemouth, it was a one-sided affair as Mark Williams maintained his impressive run of form to close in on a last-16 place against Michael Judge last night.

Williams, winner of three world ranking titles last season, claimed a 7-1 overnight lead against Irishman Michael Judge and needs only two of the remaining nine frames possible for a place in the next round.

The Welsh star, ranked third in the world, fired in breaks of 86, 49 and 74 in building a 6-0 lead and, following on from his swift 9-0 dismissal of Mark Selby in the previous round, had won 15 frames in a row.

Judge, a member of the Irish Nations Cup, stopped the rot in the seventh frame by clearing to the pink with a well-crafted 56 but could not stop Williams storming away with the last of the afternoon as the World Championship runner-up took a commanding six-frame lead. However, when the match restarted this afternoon, Judge made a comeback and but it wasn't to be enough as he went out 9-4.