Bingham Blitzes To Quarter-finals – World Snooker


Stuart Bingham required simply 43 minutes to wrap up a 13-6 defeat of Jamie Jones and attain the final eight of the Betfred World Championship.

World quantity 18 Bingham is aiming to make historical past by changing into solely the third qualifier in historical past to win the title on the Crucible. Terry Griffiths achieved the feat again in 1979, whereas Shaun Murphy was the latest qualifier to say the trophy again in 2005. Asian primary Ding Junhui made the ultimate as a qualifier in 2016, however was runner-up to Mark Selby.

That is the primary time Bingham has required the qualifiers since 2011, after dropping out of the world’s high 16 this season. He defeated Belgium’s Luca Brecel 10-5 on Judgement Day to clinch a Crucible place.

Subsequent up for 2015 World Champion Bingham is an intriguing showdown with Scotland’s Anthony McGill, who reached the quarter-finals courtesy of an epic 13-12 win over defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan. Basildon cueman Bingham and McGill are degree of their face to face, at 2-2.

Defeat ends a constructive season for Jones, who solely returned to the World Snooker Tour by way of Q Faculty final yr. He went on a run to the semi-finals of the Scottish Open earlier than Christmas, in addition to coming via qualifying to achieve the Crucible. Jones beat Li Dangle on Judgement Day and recorded a nice 10-4 defeat of Stephen Maguire in spherical one.

Bingham got here into this afternoon’s concluding session 10-6 forward. He wasted little time in getting himself over the road. Breaks of 111, 68 and 102 noticed him sweep to the primary three frames of the afternoon to finish the 13-6 victory.

“Coming via the qualifiers has positively helped me. Within the first match I used to be assured. Usually being within the 16 it’s important to wait three or 4 weeks between the top of the season and the World Championship. Going there and getting the boldness by profitable matches, you may’t purchase that. I used to be prepared kind of from the primary ball in spherical one,” stated 44-year-old Bingham.

“I’m undecided what my file is with Anthony. I bear in mind all of the losses and I’m undecided if I’ve truly beat him. He’s a category act. He’s joyful in himself with the way in which he’s enjoying. It was an amazing final two frames to recover from the road in opposition to Ronnie, so I’m anticipating a tricky recreation.

“I at all times assume you must play to your strengths and also you have a look at Mark Williams together with his carefree perspective. I do know if I’ve an opportunity to win matches it’s due to my scoring. I’ve to take my possibilities and go from there.”


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