Ronnie O'Sullivan wants Snooker tournament shake-up

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Ronnie O'Sullivan has called for a snooker tournament revamp and believes competitions would be better wrapped up in just four days.

O'Sullivan, who beat both Mark Allen and Jimmy White on Thursday to book his place in the Scottish Open quarter-finals, said he is not fazed by having to play two tournament matches in one day.

"It's easier," O'Sullivan told Eurosport. "I think these tournaments, it should be done in maybe four days. We [could] all play two matches in one day, best of sevens.

"It gives you a bit of time to get a bit of rhythm and you feel like you can get some snooker under your belt and maybe play the final on the fourth day, or something like that. I like it. It's pure snooker."

The world number 12 looked in control as he beat close friend White 4-2 in the third round, securing a fourth round tie against Allen. O'Sullivan then bagged two century breaks on his way to beating Allen by the same score.

Breaks of 104 and 103 ensured O'Sullivan raced into a superb start, while Allen pulled a frame back with a run of 74. Five-time world champion O'Sullivan moved into a 3-1 lead with an 85 break, before Allen cut the deficit with a run of 80.

O'Sullivan sealed victory with breaks of 55 and 34 to set up a quarter-final showdown against John Higgins. The pair are first on the table at Glasgow's Emirates Arena at midday on Friday.