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Stuart Bingham
Stuart Bingham PHC 2016-1.jpg
Born (1976-05-21) 21 May 1976 (age 46)
Basildon, Essex, England
Sport country England
NicknameBall-run
Professional1995–present
Highest ranking2 (May 2015 – March 2017)
Current ranking 13 (as of 22 August 2022)
Maximum breaks9
Century breaks535 (as of 2 October 2022)
Tournament wins
Ranking6
Minor-ranking4
Non-ranking8
World Champion2015

Stuart Bingham (born 21 May 1976) is an English professional snooker player who is a former world and Masters champion. Bingham won the 1996 World Amateur Championship but enjoyed little sustained success in the early part of his professional career. His form improved in his mid-thirties: at age 35, he won his first ranking title at the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open, which helped him enter the top 16 in the rankings for the first time.

At 38, Bingham won the 2015 World Championship, defeating Shaun Murphy 18–15 in the final. The oldest first-time world champion in snooker history, he was the second player, after Ken Doherty, to have won world titles at both amateur and professional levels. His world title took him to a career-high number two in the world rankings, a spot he held until March 2017. He won his second Triple Crown title at the 2020 Masters, defeating Ali Carter 10–8 in the final. Aged 43 years and 243 days, he superseded Ray Reardon as the oldest Masters' champion.[1] In 2017, Bingham received a six month competition ban for breaching rules concerning betting on matches involving himself and other players.

A prolific break-builder, Bingham has compiled over 500 century breaks during his career. He has scored nine career maximum breaks, the fourth most of any player, behind only Ronnie O'Sullivan (15), John Higgins (12), and Stephen Hendry (11).

Career[edit]

Early career (1995–2010)[edit]

In 1996, Bingham won both the English Amateur and the World Amateur Championships.[2][3] The following season, he reached the final of the 1997 World Amateur Championship but lost in a deciding frame to Marco Fu.[4] Bingham played professionally on the World Snooker Tour in 1999 and reached the quarter-final stage of the Welsh Open, defeating the world champion John Higgins along the way. Later in the season, he defeated defending champion Stephen Hendry 10–7 in the first round of the 2000 World Championship, whilst ranked 97th in the world.[5] Jimmy White defeated him in the second round.[6] In 2002, he qualified again for the tournament by beating Nigel Bond in the final qualifying round.[7] Bingham played Ken Doherty in the first round. He attempted a maximum break but missed the final pink ball. The break would have been worth £167,000.[8] He lost the match 8–10.[9][10]

In the 2004–05 season his best runs were two last 16 places in ranking events, including losing a deciding frame to Ding Junhui in the China Open.[11] Bingham had one of his most consistent seasons in 2005–06. He reached the quarter-finals of the Grand Prix, beating then world champion Shaun Murphy along the way.[12] Bingham got to the same stage of the UK Championship, losing in a deciding frame to Joe Perry.[13] Bingham also won the qualifying tournament for the 2006 Masters, where he made his first maximum break.[14] He then beat Steve Davis in the preliminary round, before losing to Peter Ebdon 4–6 in the first round.[15] Bingham finished the season by qualifying for the 2006 World Snooker Championship, where he lost to Ryan Day.[16] He finished in the top 32 of the world rankings for the first time in his career.[17] At the Masters' qualifying tournament for the 2007 event, Bingham won for a second successive season, defeating Mark Selby 6–2 in the final.[18] He lost 5–6 in the preliminary round to Ali Carter.[19] He lost in qualifying for the 2007 World Snooker Championship in the final round, 5–10 to Fergal O'Brien.[20]

He reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 Shanghai Masters, but Selby defeated him 0–5.[21] At the UK Championship, Bingham reached the last 16, losing to Murphy 3–9, after victories over Fergal O'Brien and Davis.[22] He qualified for the 2008 World Snooker Championship with a 10–3 win over Adrian Gunnell in the final qualifying round.[23][24] In the opening round of the event, he beat Davis 10–8 but lost in the second round 9–13 to Perry.[25] Bingham lost in the first round in four of the eight events of the 2008–09 season.[26] He was drawn against world number one Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first round of the 2009 World Championship, losing 5–10.[27] Bingham reached the quarter-final stages of the 2010 UK Championship having defeated O'Sullivan 9–6 and Marco Fu 9–2 before losing 7–9 to Mark Allen.[28][29] Later that season, Bingham qualified for the 2011 World Snooker Championship and beat former champion Ebdon 10–8 in the first round.[30] In the second round he led Ding 12–9 but lost 12–13; had he won, Bingham would have finished in the top 16 in the world rankings for the first time.[31]

First ranking event victory (2011–14)[edit]

At the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open, Bingham defeated Ding 5–3 in the opening round, completed a whitewash over Tom Ford, then secured victories over Allen and Murphy to reach the final. Trailing 5–8 to Mark Williams, Bingham won four frames to win 9–8 and collect $60,000 for the first prize.[32] This, the first ranking event win of his 16-year professional career, was enough to put Bingham up to 11th in the world rankings, and secure a place in the 2012 Masters.[33][34] He drew Judd Trump in the first round and led 3–2 before losing four frames in a row to exit the tournament 3–6.[35] Bingham could not recapture the form he showed in Australia in the remaining seven ranking events, failing to get past the second round in any of them. A 4–10 loss to Stephen Hendry in the first round of the World Championship ended the 2012 season.[36] Despite the defeat, Bingham finished 16th in the world rankings.[17]

Photograph of Stewart Bingham leaning over a snooker table looking down his cue
Stuart Bingham at the 2013 German Masters

Bingham won the 2012 Premier League Snooker tournament and contested two ranking event finals in the 2012–13 snooker season.[37] He won the first two non-ranking tournaments beginning with the Pink Ribbon Pro-Am charity tournament where he whitewashed Peter Lines 4–0 in the final.[38] Bingham followed this up by claiming the first Asian Players Tour Championship with a 4–3 victory over Stephen Lee.[39] Bingham won deciding frames in each of his matches to reach the final of the Wuxi Classic, overcoming Peter Ebdon, Ken Doherty, world number one Mark Selby and Mark Davis.[40][37] He played Ricky Walden but trailed 1–7 at the conclusion of the afternoon's play,[41] before eventually losing 4–10.[42] This ended Bingham's winning start to the season, which had seen him take 16 matches in a row. He was unable to defend his Australian Goldfields Open title losing to Matthew Selt in the first round 4–5.[43]

Bingham won the third event of the Asian Players Tour Championship with a 4–3 victory over Li Hang in the final.[44] He also won the Premier League, defeating Judd Trump 7–2 in the final.[45] At the UK Championship, he reached the quarter-finals but lost 4–6 to Carter.[46] He reached the final 2013 Welsh Open,[47] and led Stephen Maguire 7–5 but eventually lost 8–9.[48] At the 2013 World Snooker Championship, Bingham played world number 83 Sam Baird in the first round, winning 10–2,[49] and Mark Davis in the second round, winning 13–10.[50] Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated him 4–13 in the quarter-finals.[51] He climbed 10 places in the rankings during the season, ending it ranked world number six.[52]

As the 2012 Premier League Snooker winner, Bingham was one of 16 players invited to compete in the 2013 Champion of Champions tournament. He defeated Walden 4–0 in the first round, Trump 6–2 in the quarter-finals, and Selby 6–4 in the semi-finals before losing 8–10 in the final to O'Sullivan.[53] He defeated Jimmy White 6–2, Anthony McGill 6–2, David Morris 6–1, and O'Sullivan 6–4 to reach the semi-finals of the 2013 UK Championship.[54][55] Robertson led Bingham 8–3 in the semi-final, before Bingham won five frames to force a deciding frame. Robertson took the frame to clinch a 9–8 victory.[56] He reached the final of the Shoot-Out but lost to Dominic Dale.[57] Bingham travelled to China and won the minor-ranking Dongguan Open by seeing off Liang Wenbo 4–1 in the final.[58] Ken Doherty defeated Bingham in the 2014 World Snooker Championship 10–5.[59]

World Snooker Champion (2014–18)[edit]

Photograph of Stuart Bingham lining up a shot
Stuart Bingham at the 2015 German Masters

Bingham defeated Li Hang, Dominic Dale, Alan McManus and Ding at the 2014 Shanghai Masters to reach the final.[60] From 5–3 ahead against Allen, Bingham took five unanswered frames to claim his second ranking title with a 10–3 win.[61][62] In October, he won the Haining Open by defeating Oliver Lines 4–0 in the final.[63][64] Bingham reached the semi-final of the UK Championship again in the 2014 event.[65] Though he made a 137 break to establish a 4–1 lead over O'Sullivan he lost 6–5.[66] Bingham won the non-ranking Championship League by beating Mark Davis 3–2.[67][68] O'Sullivan was again the winner when the pair met in the semi-finals of the inaugural World Grand Prix, whitewashing Bingham 6–0.[69] A further semi-final followed at the PTC Grand Final, but he lost 4–1 to eventual champion Joe Perry.[64]

At the 2015 World Snooker Championship, Bingham defeated Robbie Williams 10–7, Graeme Dott 13–5 and O'Sullivan 13–9 to reach the semi-finals.[70] Bingham led Trump 16–14, and despite Trump winning the next two frames, Bingham won the match 17–16 to reach his first Triple Crown final.[71] Facing Murphy in the final, Bingham recovered from 3–0 and 8–4 down to win 18–15.[72][73] He commented, "To beat Shaun in the final tops everything off. Twenty years as professional – blood, sweat and tears on the road."[72][74][75] After the event, Bingham climbed to world number two, the highest ranking of his career.[75][32]

Bingham progressed to the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters but lost 6–3 to Judd Trump.[76] At the 2016 Masters, he beat Ding Junhui 6–4 and John Higgins 6–3 to face Ronnie O'Sullivan in the semi-finals and was defeated 6–3.[77] He overcame a 3–0 deficit to eliminate Joe Perry in the semi-finals 6–5 at the World Grand Prix and reached his first final of the year.[78] In the final, Murphy won 10–9.[79] Bingham lost 5–1 in the quarter-finals of the China Open to Ricky Walden.[80] Defending his title at the 2016 World Snooker Championship, he lost in the opening round 9–10 to Carter.[81][82]

Photograph of Bingham lining up a shot
Bingham at the 2016 Paul Hunter Classic

Bingham made it to the final of the Six-red World Championship against Ding. It was decided on the final black ball, which Ding won.[83] Bingham conceded just three frames as he progressed through to the semi-finals of the 2016 Shanghai Masters.[84] He led Selby 5–3 but lost the next three frames 5–6.[85] Bingham lost by the same scoreline in the semi-finals of the English Open, this time to Liang Wenbo.[86] A third ranking event semi-final of the season arrived at the International Championship, but Selby defeated Bingham 9–3 after he had been 2–0 ahead.[87] He reached the invitational China Championship final and was 7–7 with John Higgins, who made three century breaks in a row to beat him 10–7.[88][89] Bingham exited the Masters in the first round, losing 6–1 to eventual finalist Joe Perry; he lost in the semi-finals of the German Masters 6–4 to Anthony Hamilton.[84]

Bingham reached the final of the 2017 Welsh Open, where he played Trump. He won the first four frames but trailed 8–7. Bingham then won the two frames he needed to claim his fourth ranking title and first since winning the world title.[90] In the second round of the World Championship, he lost the first five frames against Kyren Wilson, who beat him 13–10. Bingham said he would be working with Terry Griffiths for the following season and would be playing with a new cue.[91] However, on 24 October 2017, Bingham was found guilty of breaking World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association rules concerning betting on matches involving himself and other players.[92] He received a six-month ban for betting breaches and was ordered to pay £20,000 in costs. The ban expired at the end of January 2018.[93]

Return from ban and Masters champion (2018–present)[edit]

On returning from the ban, Bingham won the 2018 English Open with a 9–7 win over veteran Mark Davis in the final.[94] He reached the semi-finals of the UK Championship in December 2018, losing in a deciding frame to Mark Allen.[95] At the 2019 Welsh Open, Bingham reached the final but lost 7–9 to Neil Robertson.[96] The following month, he won his second ranking title of the season, the Gibraltar Open, beating defending champion Ryan Day 4–1 in the final.[97]

Bingham reached his first Masters final at the 2020 event. He defeated Williams, Wilson and David Gilbert to meet Carter in the final. Despite trailing after the first session, Bingham won the match 10–8 to win his second Triple Crown. In winning the event, he became the tournament's 24th and oldest winner, superseding Ray Reardon, who was five months younger when he won the 1976 Masters. He earned £250,000 in prize money.[1]

In November 2020, Bingham made the seventh maximum break of his career in the first round of the 2020 UK Championship, beating Zak Surety by six frames to two. However, he lost to Dott in the last 32.[98] Despite being Masters champion, Bingham was no longer ranked in the top 16, so had to qualify for the 2021 World Snooker Championship. He defeated Luca Brecel 10–5 in the final qualifying round to reach the mainstages.[99] He drew Ding Junhui in the first round, and beat him 10–9.[100] In the second round, he defeated Jamie Jones 13–6, and then Anthony McGill in the quarter-finals. He played Selby in the semi-final but lost 15–17, accusing Selby of possible gamesmanship.[101]

Legacy[edit]

Bingham has completed over 500 century breaks in professional competition, putting him tenth on the all-time list. Having made nine maximum breaks, he has made the fourth most of any player behind O'Sullivan (15), Higgins (12) and Hendry (11).[98] Doherty and Bingham are the only players to have won both the amateur and professional world snooker championships.[102]

Personal life[edit]

Bingham married Michelle Shabi in 2013 in a ceremony held in Cyprus.[32] He moved the date of his wedding and cancelled his bachelor's party to make sure he could play in snooker competitions.[32] The couple have a son, Shae, born in 2011;[103] a daughter, Marnie Rose, born in January 2017; and Michelle's daughter Tegan, born in 2003.[104] Bingham was once a keen amateur golfer, but made the decision to play less golf so that he could focus on snooker.[103][105]

Bingham is nicknamed "ball run", given to him during his amateur career as he was perceived to have more luck than other players.[106][32]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

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Ranking[17][nb 1] [nb 2] 327 [nb 3] [nb 2] 93 43 44 57 43 37 37 24 23 21 21 29 17 16 6 12 2 2 9 13 13 13 15 13
Ranking tournaments
Championship League Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event 2R 2R 3R
European Masters[nb 4] LQ LQ NH LQ Not Held LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R NR Tournament Not Held LQ F 2R LQ 4R LQ 2R
British Open LQ LQ A LQ 1R 1R LQ LQ 1R 3R Tournament Not Held 2R 1R
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A A 1R 3R 2R 3R
UK Championship LQ LQ A LQ LQ 1R LQ 1R 2R LQ QF 3R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R QF SF SF 3R 2R A SF 4R 3R 3R
Scottish Open[nb 5] LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R 2R Tournament Not Held MR Not Held 1R A 1R 1R 4R LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held SF 3R W 2R 2R 1R
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR F 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R SF
Shoot Out Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event 1R 4R QF 1R 1R 3R
German Masters[nb 6] LQ LQ A NR Tournament Not Held LQ 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R SF A 2R LQ QF LQ
Welsh Open LQ LQ A QF 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ 2R 3R LQ 1R 1R 2R F 4R 4R 1R W 3R F 3R 1R 1R
Players Championship[nb 7] Tournament Not Held 2R DNQ 1R 1R SF DNQ 1R DNQ QF DNQ QF DNQ
Turkish Masters Tournament Not Held LQ
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held QF DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R LQ 2R 1R QF 1R W 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R SF QF
Non-ranking tournaments
Six-red World Championship[nb 8] Tournament Not Held F 2R 1R NH 1R SF 2R 1R F 1R QF QF Not Held
Haining Open Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank A SF A 4R NH A
Champion of Champions Tournament Not Held F 1R 1R QF WD 1R 1R 1R 1R
The Masters LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A 1R WR LQ LQ LQ A 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 1R A 1R W SF 1R
Championship League Tournament Not Held RR SF RR RR RR RR RR W RR RR A 2R 2R 3R RR F
Former ranking tournaments
Dubai Classic[nb 9] LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Non-Ranking Event LQ NR Tournament Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 10] LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ 1R NR Not Held NR Tournament Not Held
Irish Masters Non-Ranking Event 1R 1R LQ NH NR Tournament Not Held
Northern Ireland Trophy Tournament Not Held NR 1R 1R 1R Tournament Not Held
Bahrain Championship Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held
Wuxi Classic[nb 11] Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event F 2R 3R Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open[nb 12] NR Tournament Not Held W 1R 2R QF 1R Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters Tournament Not Held QF 2R 2R 2R 2R QF 1R W SF SF WD Non-Ranking Not Held
Paul Hunter Classic[nb 13] Tournament Not Held Pro-am Event Minor-Ranking Event 2R 1R A NR Not Held
Indian Open Tournament Not Held 3R A NH 3R 3R 3R Tournament Not Held
China Open[nb 14] Not Held NR LQ 2R LQ LQ Not Held 2R 1R 2R 1R LQ LQ 1R 2R QF WD 2R QF 3R QF QF Tournament Not Held
Riga Masters[nb 15] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank 3R 1R LQ LQ Not Held
International Championship Tournament Not Held 1R 3R 3R 1R SF WD 1R 2R Not Held
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR 1R 2R LQ Not Held
World Open[nb 16] LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R LQ QF RR RR LQ 1R LQ 1R 2R 2R Not Held 2R 2R LQ QF Not Held
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held 3R Not Held
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR A QF W 3R 2R QF NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Scottish Masters A A A A A LQ A A Tournament Not Held
Masters Qualifying Event[nb 17] LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R F 1R QF QF NH W W LQ QF 1R Tournament Not Held
Brazil Masters Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held
Irish Classic Tournament Not Held SF A A A A Tournament Not Held
Premier League[nb 18] A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A W Tournament Not Held
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held SF Ranking Event
Shoot Out Tournament Not Held 3R 2R 1R F 2R 2R Ranking Event
China Championship Tournament Not Held F Ranking Event Not Held
Romanian Masters Tournament Not Held F Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters Tournament Not Held Ranking Event QF 1R Not Held
Performance Table Legend
LQ lost in the qualifying draw #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals
SF lost in the semi-finals F lost in the final W won the tournament
DNQ did not qualify for the tournament A did not participate in the tournament WD withdrew from the tournament
NH / Not Held means an event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event means an event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
PA / Pro-am Event means an event is/was a pro-am event.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season
  2. ^ a b New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking
  3. ^ He was an amateur
  4. ^ The event was called the European Open (1995/1996–1996/1997 and 2001/2002–2003/2004), the Irish Open (1998/1999) and the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
  5. ^ The event was called the International Open (1995/1996–1996/1997) and the Players Championship (2003/2004)
  6. ^ The event was called the German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
  7. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)
  8. ^ The event was called the Six-red Snooker International (2008/2009) and the Six-red World Grand Prix (2009/2010)
  9. ^ The event was called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and the Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  10. ^ The event was called the Thailand Open (1995/1996–1996/1997)
  11. ^ The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2008/2009–2009/2010)
  12. ^ The event was called the Australian Masters (1995/1996)
  13. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix Fürth (2004/2005) and the Fürth German Open (2005/2006–2006/2007)
  14. ^ The event was called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
  15. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  16. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix (1995/1996–2000/2001 and 2004/2005–2009/2010) and the LG Cup (2001/2002–2003/2004)
  17. ^ The event was called the Benson & Hedges Championship (1993/1994-2002/2003)
  18. ^ The event was called the European League (1995/1996–1996/1997)

Career finals[edit]

Ranking finals: 11 (6 titles)[edit]

Legend
World Championship (1–0)
Other (5–5)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2011 Australian Goldfields Open Wales Mark Williams 9–8
Runner-up 1. 2012 Wuxi Classic England Ricky Walden 4–10
Runner-up 2. 2013 Welsh Open Scotland Stephen Maguire 8–9
Winner 2. 2014 Shanghai Masters Northern Ireland Mark Allen 10–3
Winner 3. 2015 World Snooker Championship England Shaun Murphy 18–15
Runner-up 3. 2016 World Grand Prix England Shaun Murphy 9–10
Winner 4. 2017 Welsh Open England Judd Trump 9–8
Runner-up 4. 2017 European Masters England Judd Trump 7–9
Winner 5. 2018 English Open England Mark Davis 9–7
Runner-up 5. 2019 Welsh Open (2) Australia Neil Robertson 7–9
Winner 6. 2019 Gibraltar Open Wales Ryan Day 4–1

Minor-ranking finals: 4 (4 titles)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2012 Zhangjiagang Open England Stephen Lee 4–3
Winner 2. 2012 Zhengzhou Open China Li Hang 4–3
Winner 3. 2014 Dongguan Open China Liang Wenbo 4–1
Winner 4. 2014 Haining Open England Oliver Lines 4–0

Non-ranking finals: 16 (8 titles)[edit]

Legend
The Masters (1–0)
Champion of Champions (0–1)
Premier League (1–0)
Other (6–7)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 1998 UK Tour – Event 3 England Matthew Couch 6–1
Winner 2. 1999 Merseyside Professional Championship England Stuart Pettman 5–1
Runner-up 1. 2000 Benson & Hedges Championship England Shaun Murphy 7–9
Winner 3. 2002 WPBSA Open Tour – Event 6 England Matthew Selt 5–4
Winner 4. 2005 Masters Qualifying Tournament England Ali Carter 6–3
Winner 5. 2006 Masters Qualifying Tournament (2) England Mark Selby 6–2
Runner-up 2. 2008 Six-red Snooker International England Ricky Walden 3–8
Winner 6. 2012 Premier League England Judd Trump 7–2
Runner-up 3. 2013 Champion of Champions England Ronnie O'Sullivan 8–10
Runner-up 4. 2014 Snooker Shoot Out Wales Dominic Dale 0–1
Winner 7. 2015 Championship League England Mark Davis 3–2
Runner-up 5. 2016 Six-red World Championship China Ding Junhui 7–8
Runner-up 6. 2016 China Championship Scotland John Higgins 7–10
Runner-up 7. 2018 Romanian Masters Wales Ryan Day 8–10
Winner 8. 2020 The Masters England Ali Carter 10–8
Runner-up 8. 2022 Championship League Scotland John Higgins 2–3

Pro-am finals: 13 (11 titles)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2004 Pontins Spring Open England Wayne Cooper 5–3
Winner 2. 2004 Pontins Autumn Open England Mark Davis 5–2
Winner 3. 2006 Pontins Spring Open (2) England Tom Harris 5–2
Runner-up 1. 2007 Pontins Pro-Am – Event 3 England Joe Perry 0–4[107]
Winner 4. 2008 Pontins Pro-Am – Event 1 England Judd Trump 4–3[108]
Winner 5. 2008 Pontins Pro-Am – Event 2 England Robbie Williams 4–1[109]
Runner-up 2. 2008 Pontins Pro-Am – Event 4 England Joe Perry 3–4[110]
Winner 6. 2008 Dutch Open Northern Ireland Joe Swail 6–3
Winner 7. 2009 Pontins Spring Open (3) England Matthew Couch 5–1
Winner 8. 2009 Paul Hunter English Open England Simon Bedford 6–0[111]
Winner 9. 2009 Pontins World Series Grand Final Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3–1[112]
Winner 10. 2012 Pink Ribbon England Peter Lines 4–0
Winner 11. 2019 Pink Ribbon (2) Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4–3

Amateur finals: 4 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 1996 English Amateur Championship England Peter Lines 8–4
Winner 2. 1996 World Amateur Championship Australia Stan Gorski 11–5
Runner-up 1. 1997 World Amateur Championship Hong Kong Marco Fu 10–11
Runner-up 2. 1998 English Open England Shailesh Jogia 2–5[113]

Maximum breaks[edit]

No. Year Championship Opponent Ref
1. 1999 UK Tour – Event 3 England Barry Hawkins [114][115]
2. 2005 Masters Qualifying Event Scotland Marcus Campbell [114][116]
3. 2012 Wuxi Classic England Ricky Walden [114][41]
4. 2018 China Open England Ricky Walden [114][117]
5. 2019 China Open England Peter Ebdon [114][118]
6. 2019 Northern Ireland Open China Lu Ning [114][119]
7. 2020 UK Championship England Zak Surety [114][120]
8. 2021 Championship League Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [114][121]
9. 2022 Gibraltar Open Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [114][122]

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