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