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Pinches came back and said something to Mr Dicomidis, which he didn't hear, and then assaulted him.
Pinches laughed in open court as Mr Gwynne read the evidence.
Pinches has nine previous offences, and has served a 66-month prison sentence for robbery, the court heard.
Dave Sedgwick, defending, said Pinches had no recollection of the incident because of the alcohol he had drunk, and that he was "extremely sorry".
But an unkind split ended his break of 35 and a few shots later Pinches had his chance of a famous victory.
Pinches said another person had brought the goods there and he was going to be paid with some of the stolen antique rings for looking after them.
Judge William Gaskell said the child's health was one of the reasons Pinches was not being jailed for handling.
Higgins, seeded four this week, thrashed Pinches 5-0 with the aid of breaks of 68 and 132 after the Norwich professional failed to sparkle.
Pinches reached his first ranking quarter-final in 14 years as a pro at the UK Championship in November.
John had good breaks in the first and last frames but I had a load of chances in the others and didn't take them," said Pinches.
Pinches has struggled to stamp his authority at the toplevel, but following his victory over Lee, the world number 36 said: ``It's nice to play to my potential after all this time.
Pinches showed glimpses of his talent when he won the English amateur title in 1988 and finished runner-up to Thailand's James Wattana a year later in the world amateur championship.
Since then I've watched all these young kids coming through and I've never thought they could do something I couldn't do,'' added Pinches.
Donovan and Pinches, of Beechley Drive, Pentrebane, stole a mobile phone and left Mr Fowler with a bleeding nose during the robbery in February.
Robert Hawkins, for Pinches, said the robbery showed 'what drink and stupidity can do'.