Bingham Blasts into Semis

Bingham’s Best At CLS Group Four

Stuart Bingham became the fourth player to book his place in the Championship League winner’s group by beating Mark Davis 3-1 in the group four final on Thursday night in Essex.

Following some lengthy group matches plus a long semi-final between Davis and Peter Ebdon, the final didn’t get underway until just before 9.00pm but it was local man Bingham who had enough in the tank to see himself over the line.

“I was lucky to be here really. In Group Two a little bit of luck went my way and I am over the moon to get through to the Winners’ Group,” said a delighted Bingham.

“I began the group with a 3-0 defeat to Peter Ebdon but nicked a couple of results; Ryan Day should have beaten me and it could have gone pear-shaped from there. But I felt I was getting better as the group went on and I managed to beat Mark in a scrappy affair in the final.

“This is the longest I have been in this tournament for. It is on my doorstep but I always seem to get beaten in my first group. I am looking forward to the Winners’ Group and it is a bit of all-Essex at the moment with Ali Carter and Matt Selt and now myself.”

Davis returns on Monday 26th where he will be joined by losing semi-finalists Michael White and Ebdon as well as David Gilbert who finished fifth in the group. New players joining are Ronnie O’Sullivan, Fergal O’Brien and Liang Wenbo.

Results

Final
Mark Davis 1-3 Stuart Bingham
68-53 (Davis 41), 7-61 (61), 33-83 (75), 43-52 (Bingham 31)

Semi Finals

Stuart Bingham 3-0 Michael White
76-11 (75), 70-0 (47), 72-27 (66)

Mark Davis 3-1 Peter Ebdon
35-72 (Davis 35, Ebdon 59), 73-39 (53), 40-69 (44), 1-97 (55, 42)

Thursday Group Results

Ryan Day 0-3 David Gilbert
43-87 (47), 0-64 (63), 5-131 (103)

Mark Davis 3-2 Matthew Stevens
132-0 (131), 47-82 (Davis 47, Stevens 38), 56-41 (Stevens 41), 7-62 (51), 81-0 (81)

Peter Ebdon 3-1 Michael White
72-47 (Ebdon 34), 96-1 (51), 33-72 (46), 65-23

Stuart Bingham 3-1 Matthew Stevens
88-6 (46, 41), 83-29 (64), 32-71 (48), 120-0 (120)

Ryan Day 2-3 Michael White
64-36, 1-67 (57), 0-76 (35, 41), 68-67 (Day 33), 0-96 (96)

Mark Davis 1-3 Dave Gilbert
75-36 (68), 26-105 (45, 60), 4-79 (79), 46-75 (Davis 38, Gilbert 58)

Stuart Bingham 3-1 Dave Gilbert
17-67 (33), 76-64 (Bingham 31, 32, Gilbert 60), 107-0 (79), 88-1 (45, 42)

Ryan Day 3-1 Matthew Stevens
51-63 (Day 31, Stevens 43), 80-0 (40, 40), 140-0 (40, 100), 78-50 (Day 32, 46, Stevens 50)

Mark Davis 3-2 Peter Ebdon
54-63 (Davis 35, Ebdon 43), 67-43 (Davis 30), 20-95 (90), 67-60 (Davis 59, Ebdon 35), 64-24 (34)

Centuries

131 – Matthew Stevens v Peter Ebdon
131 – Mark Davis v Matthew Stevens
120 – Stuart Bingham v Matthew Stevens
117 – Mark Davis v Stuart Bingham
108 – Peter Ebdon v Stuart Bingham
105 – Matthew Stevens v Peter Ebdon
103 – David Gilbert v Ryan Day
100 – Ryan Day v Matthew Stevens