Stuart Bingham knocks out Judd Trump to reach World Grand Prix quarter-finals

Bingham knocks out Trump to reach World Grand Prix quarter-finals
By Eurosport

11/03/2016 at 02:25Updated 11/03/2016 at 06:58

Defending champion Judd Trump was knocked out by current number two, Stuart Bingham, in a day of surprises in the last 16 of the Snooker World Grand Prix.

Level after the first two frames, Bingham took a comfortable lead winning the next two and broke away to win 4-2.

    But the surprises didn't end there at Venue Cymru in Llandudno as John Higgins was also beaten by world number 23 Ryan Day, who fought back from Higgins' early lead to make two century breaks and ultimately win the close-fought encounter 4-3.

    Earlier in the day, Ding Junhui made short work of Peter Ebdon in completing a 4-0 whitewash of the 2002 world champion.

    World number 30 Ebdon - at 45 the oldest player in the 32-man field - had one eye on winning the tournament to boost his hopes of avoiding three elongated qualifying matches for the World Championship next month, but was turned over in only one hour and 17 minutes by China's leading player.

    Ding - who is trying to protect his own top-16 status to avoid the dreaded qualifiers - pieced together runs of 78, 63 and 89 with Ebdon's highest break of 42 indicative of his inability to make the most of the chances that came his way.

    Ding is 19th in the rankings on the projected list with only the leading 16 players qualifying for the World Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre between April 16 to May 2.

    He will meet Thailand's Six Red world champion Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the last eight after speed merchant Thepchaiya recovered from trailing 2-0 to enjoy a 4-2 win over Northern Irishman Mark Allen boosted by knocks of 69 and 75.

    In the evening session Joe Perry beat Kyren Wilson 4-1, Allister Carter destroyed Tom Ford by 4-0, Liang Wenbo beat Michael Holt 4-2, and Shaun Murphy saw off Martin Gould 4-1 to secure places in the quarter-finals.

    Schedule/Latest results

    Tuesday March 8

    First round (best of seven frames)

    Neil Robertson 3-4 Peter Ebdon

    Ben Woollaston 3-4 Ding Junhui

    Joe Perry 4-0 Barry Hawkins

    Martin Gould 4-0 Tian Pengfei

    John Higgins 4-0 Stephen Maguire

    Matthew Selt 1-4 Ryan Day

    Ronnie O'Sullivan 3-4 Michael Holt

    Mark Allen 4-2 David Grace

    Wednesday March 9

    First round (best of seven frames)

    David Gilbert 1-4 Stuart Bingham

    Judd Trump 1-4 Mark Williams

    Liang Wenbo 4-1 Graeme Dott

    Marco Fu 3-4 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

    Mark Selby 2-4 Tom Ford

    Shaun Murphy 4-0 Michael White

    Luca Brecel 1-4 Ali Carter

    Kyren Wilson 4-2 Jamie Jones

    Thursday March 10

    Second round (best of seven frames)


    Mark Allen 2-4 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

    Ding Junhui 4-0 Peter Ebdon

    John Higgins 3-4 Ryan Day

    Judd Trump 2-4 Stuart Bingham

    Second round (best of seven frames)


    Tom Ford 0-4 Ali Carter

    Joe Perry 4-1 Kyren Wilson

    Martin Gould 4-1 Shaun Murphy

    Michael Holt 2-4 Liang Wenbo

    Friday March 11

    Quarter-finals (best of seven frames)

    John Higgins/Ryan Day v Judd Trump/Stuart Bingham

    Thepchaiya Un-Nooh v Ding Junhui

    Tom Ford/Ali Carter v Joe Perry/Kyren Wilson

    Martin Gould/Shaun Murphy v Michael Holt/Liang Wenbo