World champion Mark Williams is determined to make the most of his holidays after Stephen Maguire’s shock comeback eliminated the Welshman from the UK Championship.

Williams was 4-0 up in their last-16 clash, before the Scot rallied to lead 5-4 in an absorbing clash at the Barbican in York.

Despite Williams squaring the match and forcing a deciding frame, Maguire hit a 63 break to take an unlikely victory and progress to the quarters.

And Williams admitted his opponent earned his luck throughout the match – and is relishing a short break away from the table before returning to focus on the Masters.

“Overall, I was poor throughout the match and I was lucky to be 4-0 up. But after 4-0 he’s probably played some of the best stuff anyone’s ever played against me.

“He was brilliant. I had him tight on the cushion and he went for a plant – he was a little bit lucky to get on the pink but when you are playing well, you get the rubs.

“When I come back from my holidays I’m going to start practising properly, from January until the rest of the season – that’s my aim.”

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