Stuart Bingham made the third 147 break of his career during the first session of the Wuxi Classic final in China on Sunday.

 

The break came in the sixth frame of the final against Ricky Walden, when Bingham was already 5-0 down. He potted 15 reds with blacks and all the colours to become the only player other than Stephen Hendry and John Higgins to make a maximum in a ranking event final.

 

He earned a £5,000 bonus from the rolling 147 prize pot, as well as the £2,000 high break prize (providing Walden does not equal the maximum).

 

It's the first 147 since last season's Betfred.com World Championship when Stephen Hendry made one...against Bingham. Today's maximum is the 89th in snooker history.

 

However it could be little more than a consolation for Bingham as he trails Walden 7-1 after the first session.