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IDEA FOR BREAKAWAY TOUR IS DOTTY.

Byline: NEIL GOULDING

GRAEME DOTT reckons Ronnie O'Sullivan will never get his breakaway tour off the ground but it would be a "circus" if he did.

The Rocket has called for a player revolt to create a "Champions League" series of events with stars competing in top venues for big prize money.

But Dott, who continues his UK Championship bid against Neil Robertson in York today, dismissed the proposal.

He said: "It's a total non-starter for me - it will be like a circus.

"If it's a breakaway tour it's got to be 32 players - that's never going to happen. Ronnie won't get anywhere near the amount of players he thinks."

Judd Trump also backed snooker boss Barry Hearn who O'Sullivan has likened to a "dictator".

Trump added: "Ronnie's living on a different planet than the rest of us. Money's not an issue to him.

"What Hearn has done for us is amazing - prize money's going up every year. I'm happy with how everything's going and the others I know are too."

On the table, defending champ O'Sullivan beat Zhou Yuelong 6-0 with breaks of 66, 60, 68, 89 and 69 to face a last-16 clash with either Jack Lisowski or Marco Fu tomorrow.

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Date:Dec 4, 2018
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