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Snooker Sports News
Written by Alex Smith
First of all we will have a little discussion on snooker with Basildon born Stuart Bingham earlier in the month making it to the quarter final of the Snooker World Championship. Shamefully he was knocked out after being thrashed by that years championship winner, Ronnie O’Sullivan by 13-4. Despite that Bingham has still managed to reach 6th in the Snooker World Rankings after a truly amazing season from the Basildon boy, which is the highest ranking position he has ever reached within the sport.
Within the Snooker World Championship itself, because Bingham was seeded within the top 16, he automatically qualified for the main event. It all started very well for Bingham having demolished Crucible debutant Sam Baird 10-2 in the first round (last 32) to progress to the last 16. In the second round (last 16) Mark David, who knocked out four time World Champion John Higgins, gave Bingham more to think about, but in the end proved to be too strong, winning three frames in a row to clinch it to claim he first ever Snooker World Championship quarter final place, where he would face defending champions Ronnie Sullivan.
Considering Ronnie O’Sullivan has been out of the sport for the whole season, he looked like the player to beat and you had to be at the top of your game to do that. Shamefully for Bingham he was far from his best that day and spent most of his time in his chair admiring O’Sullivan’s best of the tournament snooker. Bingham could hardly even get a frame on the board, and ended up being badly beat 13-4. Of course Ronnie O’Sullivan went on to win his fifth world championship later that month, but refuses to guarantee he will return next to defend his title.
As for Bingham he will be back and will hope he can possibly reach the next level, because this has by far been Bingham’s best season in him snooker career, no questions asked. Stuart Bingham this season won the Premier League as well as the Pink Ribbon Pro-Am Charity tournament & the first Asian PTCof the season. Hopefully Stuart Bingham can make that next step and continue winning some of the events he attends.
Stuart Bingham – Snooker World Championship 2012/13 Results.
First Round (Last 32)
Stuart Bingham (Eng) 10-2 Sam Baird (Eng)
Second Round (Last 16)
Mark Davis (Eng) 10-13 Stuart Bingham (Eng)
Ronnie O’Sullivan (Eng) 13-4 Stuart Bingham (Eng)