Stuart Bingham shows class to secure semi-final slot at World Grand Prix

Bingham shows class to secure progress at World Grand Prix
By Eurosport

12/03/2016 at 06:24Updated 12/03/2016 at 06:54

World champion Stuart Bingham completed a 4-2 over Ryan Day to reach the World Grand Prix semi-finals in Llandudno.

Welshman Day won the opening frame with a knock of 60 before a 60 from Bingham restored parity at 1-1.

    Day regained the advantage with a run of 49 before Bingham won the closing three frames with knocks of 63, 68 and 68.

    He will face Joe Perry in Saturday's opening semi-final after 'The Gentleman' completed a 4-1 win over Ali Carter.

    Shaun Murphy will meet Ding Junhui in Saturday's second semi-final after both men were in peak condition in the last eight.

    2005 world champion Murphy pieced together an emphatic 4-0 win over Liang Wenbo with runs of 71, 50, 50 and 55 in only 53 minutes while Ding recovered from trailing 3-1 to edge out Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4-3.

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    “Tomorrow will be best of 11 frames and I need to take my chances as quickly as possible to get some momentum. Whoever I play against tomorrow, I just have to play my own game.”

    Murphy is content with his level of form, and said: "I have gone back to an instinctive way of playing and it seems to be working,” said world number seven Murphy. "My problem is that I’m a tinkerer and when I lost a couple of matches earlier in the season I tried to work out why.

    "Like a mechanic I stripped everything down and tried to work out what I could do better. It was all a complete waste of time because there was nothing wrong with my game. It has cost me most of the season but there are still a few big tournaments left. It feels a bit strange still being in a tournament so late in the week – I’ve run out of pants and socks.”

    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)

    Ryan Day 2-4 Stuart Bingham

    Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 3-4 Ding Junhui

    Ali Carter 1-4 Joe Perry

    Shaun Murphy 4-0 Liang Wenbo

    Saturday March 12

    Semi-finals (best of 11 frames)


    Stuart Bingham v Joe Perry


    Shaun Murphy v Ding Junhui