Result: Ronnie O'Sullivan knocked out in quarter-finals of UK Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy and his son Ronnie after beating Barry Hawkins of England to win the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2013
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World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan fails to reach the semi-finals of the UK Championship following a 6-4 defeat to Stuart Bingham.

World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has failed in his campaign to win the UK Championship title, falling at the quarter-final stage.

The 38-year-old succumbed to a 6-4 defeat to Stuart Bingham, who has claimed that his 'solid' form this season pushed him into the next round.

"Even at 4-1 up, my cue action went but I tried to keep it together," BBC Sport quotes O'Sullivan as saying. "I knew Ronnie would come back.

"When I had a chance I tried to go for it but you have to focus on your own game. I've been playing solidly all season and I'm looking forward to the semi-final."

O'Sullivan last won the tournament in 2008.

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