Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ebdon Is in for the Long Haul

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ebdon Is in for the Long Haul

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Peter Ebdon has made no secret of his love for longer-frame matches.

Having won the World Championship in 2002 and the Maplin UK Championship in December, the Dubai-based potter has every reason to favour matches which allow him to get his feet under the table.

Having battled back from 4-1 behind to beat qualifier David Roe, the provisional world No 4 could be on course for a successful run at the Malta Open at thde Hilton Conference Centre in Portomaso

He said: "I don't think I have won a match in Malta since 1963 so it was nice to win here for a change."

Ebdon (pictured) showed all of his fighting qualities to edge his way into the last 16 stage of this year's pounds 200,500 tournament.

He added: "It would have been a real blow to lose.

"David controlled the match, but a tough game like that is probably just what I needed. …

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