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Stuart Bingham
Stuart Bingham and Jan Scheers at Snooker German Masters (DerHexer) 2015-02-05 04.jpg
Bingham (right) at the 2015 German Masters
Born (1976-05-21) 21 May 1976 (age 41)
Basildon, Essex, England
Sport country  England
Nickname Ball-run[1]
Professional 1995–
Highest ranking 2 (May 2015–March 2017)
Current ranking 9 (as of 2 May 2017)
Career winnings £2,199,581[2]
Highest break 147 (3 times)
Century breaks 330[3]
Tournament wins
Ranking 4
Minor-ranking 4
Non-ranking 7
World Champion 2015

Stuart Bingham (born 21 May 1976) is an English professional snooker player and a former World Snooker Champion.

As an amateur, he won the 1996 IBSF World Snooker Championship, but then spent many seasons as a journeyman professional before improving his form to become a top-ranked player in his thirties. He first entered the top 32 in the world rankings for the 2006/2007 season, and first reached the top 16 during the 2011/2012 season.

Bingham won the first ranking title of his career at the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open and his second ranking title at the 2014 Shanghai Masters. He followed this by winning the World Championship in 2015, which British media said "completed an astonishing transition from journeyman to king of the Crucible".[4] With that, he joined Ken Doherty as the only players to have won world titles at both amateur and professional levels.[5] He claimed a fourth ranking title by winning the 2017 Welsh Open.

Bingham has also been runner-up in three other ranking events, the 2012 Wuxi Classic, the 2013 Welsh Open, and the 2016 World Grand Prix. He has also won the non-ranking 2012 Premier League Snooker and the 2015 Championship League. A prolific break-builder, he has compiled more than 300 century breaks during his career, including three maximum breaks.


Early career[edit]

In 1999, Bingham reached the quarter-final stage of the Welsh Open, beating the world champion John Higgins along the way, and later in the season caused a major shock by defeating defending champion Stephen Hendry 10–7 in the first round of the 2000 World Championship, ranked a lowly 97 in the world. He also qualified for the tournament in 2002 by beating Nigel Bond. Bingham played Ken Doherty in the first round and almost made the fifth 147 break at the Crucible, but missed the final pink in an attempt that would have been worth £167,000.[6] He went on to lose the match 8–10.[7]

In the 2004/2005 season his best runs were two last-sixteen runs in ranking events, including losing in a final frame decider to Ding Junhui in the China Open.[8]

In 2005/2006, he had one of his most consistent seasons. He reached the quarter-finals of the Grand Prix tournament, beating then world champion Shaun Murphy along the way.[9] He got to the same stage of the UK Championship, losing in a final frame decider to Joe Perry.[10] He also won the qualifying tournament for the Masters, scoring a 147 break along the way.[11] He then beat Steve Davis in the preliminary round, before losing to Peter Ebdon 4–6.[12] At the start of 2006 a top 16 rankings position looked a possibility, however defeat to Ryan Day in qualifying for the World Championship ended his chances of doing so,[13] although he did move up into the top 32 for the first time.[14] 2006/2007 was not so strong, and he again failed to qualify for the World Championship, though he did achieve the unique feat of winning the Masters qualifying tournament for a second successive season, defeating Mark Selby 6–2 in the final.

He made a good start to the 2007/08 season, reaching the quarter finals of the Shanghai Masters, losing 5–0 to Mark Selby. After finishing 4th in his group in the Grand Prix he then lost his first match in the Northern Ireland Trophy. In the Maplin UK Championship he managed to reach the last 16, losing to Shaun Murphy 9–3, after victories over Fergal O'Brien and Steve Davis again. He also reached the same stage of the Welsh Open, beating Stephen Maguire 5–4, after being 3–0 down, in the last 32, but subsequently lost 5–2 to Joe Perry in the last 16. He qualified for the World Championship with a comfortable 10–3 win over Adrian Gunnell, and then he beat Steve Davis once again in the first around 10–8 (this after having led 8–3 and been pegged back at 8–8), only to lose to Joe Perry again in the second round 13–9. 2008/2009 was a comparative disappointment for Bingham, who lost his first match in four of the eight events. He was drawn against number 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first round of the 2009 World Championship, losing 10–5.[15]

Bingham reached the Quarter final stages of the 2010 UK Championship having defeated O'Sullivan 9–6[16] and then Marco Fu 9–2 in previous rounds before losing 9–7 to Northern Ireland's Mark Allen.[17] Later that season, Bingham qualified once again for the World Championship and beat former champion Peter Ebdon 10–8 in the first round.[18] In the second round he went up against Ding Junhui and played well to go 12–9 up but Ding produced a great comeback to win 13–12. Had Bingham won the match, he would have ended the season ranked inside the world's top 16.[19]

First ranking event victory[edit]

In July 2011 Bingham won the first world ranking event in his sixteen-year career, coming back from 8–5 down to beat Mark Williams 9–8 to win the Australian Goldfields Open and the $60,000 first prize. His run included a revenge 5–2 frames victory over his crucible conqueror Ding Junhui and a 5–3 victory over bitter rival Mark Allen, as well as a semi-final 6–2 win over former World Champion Shaun Murphy.[20]

The victory also meant that Bingham, who had already finally entered the top 16 for the first time due to a quarter-final finish in the first Players Tour Championship Event, rose to a career high ranking of 11. It also guaranteed him a place in the 2012 Masters, for the first time as a member of the elite top 16, rather than as a wildcard as he was in 2005 and 2006.[21] He drew Judd Trump in the first round and held a slender 3–2 lead before losing four frames in a row to exit the tournament 3–6.[22] He could not recapture the form he showed in Australia in the remaining seven ranking events, as he failed to get past the second round in any of them, culminating in a 4–10 loss to Stephen Hendry in the first round of the World Championship.[23] Despite the defeat, Bingham finished the season ranked world number 16, the first time he has ended the year in the top 16 in his career.[24]


The 2012/2013 season proved to be Bingham's best year of his career so far. He won a number of tournaments during the year, including the Premier League and contested two ranking event finals.[25] Bingham won the first two tournaments he entered, beginning with the Pink Ribbon Pro-Am charity tournament where he whitewashed Peter Lines 4–0 in the final.[26] He followed this up by claiming the first Asian PTC with a 4–3 victory over Stephen Lee.[27] His extraordinary start continued at the season's first ranking event, the Wuxi Classic.[28] He won final frame deciders in each of his matches to reach the final, overcoming Peter Ebdon, Ken Doherty, world number one Mark Selby and Mark Davis.[25] In his semi-final against Davis he compiled a 134 break in the decider to reach the final.[28] He played Ricky Walden in a bid to win the first ranking event of the season for the second successive year and made the third 147 of his career in the opening session of the match.[29] This made Bingham the third man, following Stephen Hendry and John Higgins to make a maximum in a ranking final. However, it was the only frame he could win as he trailed 1–7 at the conclusion of the afternoon's play, before eventually losing 4–10.[30] This ended Bingham's winning start to the season, which had seen him take 16 matches in a row. He couldn't defend his Australian Goldfields Open title from 2011 as he squandered a 2–0 and 4–3 lead over Matthew Selt in the first round to lose 4–5.[31]

Stuart Bingham at the 2013 German Masters.

Bingham beat Tom Ford 5–4 and Jamie Cope 5–1 to make the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters, but was outplayed by Shaun Murphy in a 1–5 defeat.[25] Bingham lost in the first round of the International Championship to Aditya Mehta, but bounced back to secure the third Asian PTC title with a 4–3 victory over Li Hang in the final.[32] Bingham finished atop of Group A in the Premier League, winning all but one match (which he led 3–0 against Shaun Murphy but eventually drew 3–3) and then edged past John Higgins in the semi-finals, before winning the event by dispatching Judd Trump 7–2 in the final.[33] He won through to another quarter-final at the UK Championship but was denied 4–6 by Ali Carter.[34] Bingham then had somewhat of a mid-season slump as he lost in the first round of the Masters and the German Masters and in the second round of the World Open.[25] However, he returned to form spectacularly at the Welsh Open by reaching the final. In the semi-finals he had sneaked past defending champion Ding Junhui 6–5 with a 108 break in the deciding frame,[35] and at 7–5 ahead in the final he faced Stephen Maguire and missed a crucial shot which turned the momentum of the match in Maguire's favour, as he moved 8–7 up. Although Bingham forced a last frame decider he could not take it, to lose the match 8–9.[36] Maguire again was the victor in the quarter-finals of the China Open by winning 5–1.[25]

In the World Championship, Bingham played world number 83 Sam Baird in the first round, winning 10–2.[37] He followed this with a 13–10 win over Mark Davis to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.[38] There, he faced defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, who went 7–1 ahead after the first session and then took a 12–1 lead in the second session. Although Bingham won the final three frames of the second session to prevent the match ending with a session to spare, the third session lasted just one frame, as O'Sullivan clinched a 13–4 victory.[39] He climbed 10 places in the rankings during the season to end it at world number six, at that point his highest ever placing.[40]


Bingham's season began with a 5–2 defeat to Anthony Hamilton in the last 32 of the 2013 Wuxi Classic in June.[41] The following month, he lost 5–3 to Joe Perry in the last 16 of the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open.[42] In early September, he reached the semi-finals of the non-ranking 2013 Six-red World Championship, but lost 7–4 to Neil Robertson.[43] Later that month, he lost 5–1 to Kyren Wilson in the first round of the 2013 Shanghai Masters.[44] In October, he reached the last 16 of the 2013 Indian Open, where he lost 4–3 to Pankaj Advani.[45] Later that month he reached the last 16 of the 2013 International Championship, but lost 1–6 to Mark Selby.[46]

As the 2012 Premier League Snooker winner, Bingham was one of 16 players invited to compete in the 2013 Champion of Champions tournament in November. He performed impressively, defeating Ricky Walden 4–0 in the first round, Judd 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.[47]

Bingham followed this with a strong showing at the 2013 UK Championship. He defeated Jimmy White 6–2 in the last 64, Anthony McGill 6–2 in the last 32, and David Morris 6–1 in the last 16 to set up a quarter-final clash with O'Sullivan.[48] Even though O'Sullivan made breaks of 127 and 135 in the match, Bingham won 6–4 to book a semi-final place against Robertson, the furthest he had ever progressed in any Triple Crown event.[49] Robertson took a 5–3 lead in the first session of the semi-final, and won the first three frames of the evening session to extend his lead to 8–3. Bingham then fought back to win the next five frames, levelling the match at 8–8, but Robertson took the deciding frame to clinch a 9–8 victory.[50] At the Masters, Bingham lost 6–2 in the first round to John Higgins.[51] He reached the final of the Shoot-Out but was beaten by Dominic Dale.[52] Bingham won three matches at the Welsh Open, but then lost on the colours in the last 16 against Joe Perry to be beaten 4–3.[53] Bingham travelled to China and won the minor-ranking Dongguan Open by seeing off Liang Wenbo 4–1 in the final.[54] His form tailed off somewhat after this as he could not get past the second round of the final four ranking events, the last of which was a first round 10–5 defeat to Ken Doherty in the World Championship.[55]

2014/2015: World Champion[edit]

Stuart Bingham at the 2015 German Masters

In the first two ranking events of the season, Bingham lost in deciding frames of the third round of the Wuxi Classic to Marco Fu and the quarter-finals of the Australian Goldfields Open to Mark Davis.[56] He enjoyed victories over Li Hang, Dominic Dale and Alan McManus at the Shanghai Masters and then won four frames in a row to see off Ding Junhui 6–4 in the semi-finals.[57] From 5–3 ahead in the final against Mark Allen, Bingham took five unanswered frames to claim his second ranking title with a 10–3 win.[58][59] In October, he won the Haining Open defeating Oliver Lines 4–0 in the final.[60]

Bingham reached his second consecutive UK Championship semi-final by turning a 4–1 deficit against Graeme Dott into a 6–5 victory.[61] A reversal occurred against Ronnie O'Sullivan as Bingham made a 137 break to establish a 4–1 lead but lost 6–5.[62] After being knocked out in the second round of the German Masters 5–4 on the final pink to Liang Wenbo, Bingham claimed the non-ranking Championship League title by beating Mark Davis 3–2.[63][64] O'Sullivan was again the winner when the pair met in the semi-finals of the inaugural World Grand Prix, whitewashing Bingham 6–0.[65] A further semi-final followed at the PTC Grand Final, but he lost 4–1 to eventual champion Joe Perry.[56]

Twenty years as professional – blood, sweat and tears on the road. Qualifying in places like Prestatyn and Malvern. So many family and friends have backed me. It is unbelievable. I'm world champion but I'm going to be the same person, I'll be playing in all the tournaments and hopefully I'll be a good role model as world champion. Any kids growing up wanting to play, just stick at it. Lots of hard work, practice and self-belief, things like this can happen.

Bingham on winning the World Championship.[66][67][68]

Bingham met O'Sullivan for the fourth time this season in the quarter-finals of the World Championship after he had eliminated Robbie Williams 10–7 and Graeme Dott 13–5. Bingham made a 145, the tournament's joint-highest break, to set up a 6–3 advantage, before O'Sullivan led 9–8. From there, Bingham made a break of 50 or above in five successive frames to win 13–9.[69] He was 2–1 down in the early stages of his semi-final with Judd Trump, but was never behind after that as he went on to take a 16–14 lead. However, Trump produced back-to-back centuries to force a deciding frame in which Bingham made a series of small breaks which included a superb plant along the top cushion to win 17–16.[70] Facing Shaun Murphy in the final, Bingham recovered from 3–0 and 8–4 down to win 18–15 and claim his first world title. At the age of 38, he is the oldest winner at the Crucible since Ray Reardon who was 45 in 1978, although Reardon had already won five world titles at different venues by that time.[66][71] Bingham climbed to world number two after the event.[68]


Bingham progressed through to the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters and lost 6–3 to Judd Trump.[72] A series of early ranking exits followed, although he did reach the semi-finals of the minor ranking Gibraltar Open (lost 4–0 to Michael White).[73] Bingham also had his best run to date in the Masters by beating Ding Junhui 6–4 and John Higgins 6–3 to face Ronnie O'Sullivan in the semi-finals and he was defeated 6–3.[74] He overcame a 3–0 deficit to eliminate Joe Perry 6–5 at the World Grand Prix and reach his first final of the year.[75] In fact both Bingham and Shaun Murphy were appearing in their first ranking final since last year's World Championship with Murphy edging it 10–9.[76] He lost 5–1 in the quarter-finals of the China Open to Ricky Walden.[77]

Before the defence of his World Championship title, Bingham stated that all the interviews he had done throughout the year and the pressures of being world champion had affected his play this season. However, he hoped that his recent improvement in form would continue and saw no reason he could not become the first player to break the Crucible curse and retain his title.[78] In the first round he came from 8–5 behind against Ali Carter to lead 9–8, but went on to be defeated 10–9.[79]


Bingham made it to the final of the Six-red World Championship and the match went to the final black in the deciding frame. It was potted by Ding Junhui to give him the title with an 8–7 win.[80] Bingham conceded just three frames as he progressed through to the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.[81] In a match up between the two highest ranked players in the world he led 5–3, before Mark Selby took the win 6–5.[82] Bingham lost by the same scoreline in the semi-finals of the English Open, this time to Liang Wenbo.[83] A third ranking event semi-final of the season arrived at the International Championship, but Bingham was heavily defeated 9–3 by Selby after being 2–0 up.[84] He reached the final of the invitational China Championship and was 7–7 with John Higgins until he made three centuries in a row to beat Bingham 10–7.[85] After all these deep runs in a number of events he was knocked out in the second round of the UK Championship 6–4 by world number 62 Yu Delu.[86] He exited the Masters in the first round, losing 6–1 to eventual finalist Joe Perry and he lost in the semi-finals of the German Masters 6–4 to Anthony Hamilton.[81]

Bingham had a comfortable passage in to the final of the Welsh Open which he reached without facing a top 20 ranked player. He won the first four frames against Judd Trump, but went on to fall 8–7 down. Bingham then won the two frames he required to claim his fourth ranking title and first since winning the world title.[87] In the second round of the World Championship he lost the first five frames against Kyren Wilson and could never recover the deficit as he was beaten 13–10. Bingham stated that he would be working with Terry Griffiths next season and would be playing with a new cue.[88]

Personal life[edit]

In May 2013, Bingham married his wife Michelle (née Shabi) in a ceremony held in Cyprus.[89] The couple have a son, Shae, born in 2011,[90] a daughter, Marnie Rose, born 2017, and Michelle's daughter Tegan.[91]

Bingham was once a keen amateur golfer, but made the decision to play less golf so that he could focus on snooker.[90][92]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 1995/
Ranking[93][nb 1] UR[nb 2] 327 UR[nb 3] 164 93 43 44 57 43 37 37 24 23 21 21 29 17 16 6 12 2 2 9
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. 3R
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR
Paul Hunter Classic[nb 5] Tournament Not Held Pro-am Event Minor-Ranking Event 2R
Indian Open Tournament Not Held 3R A NH 3R
Shanghai Masters Tournament Not Held QF 2R 2R 2R 2R QF 1R W SF SF
European Masters[nb 6] LQ LQ Tournament Not Held LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R NR Tournament Not Held LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held SF
International Championship Tournament Not Held 1R 3R 3R 1R SF
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held LQ Tournament Not Held A
UK Championship LQ LQ A LQ 2R 5R LQ 1R 2R LQ QF 3R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R QF SF SF 3R 2R
Scottish Open[nb 7] LQ LQ A LQ 2R LQ 1R 1R 2R Tournament Not Held MR Not Held 1R
German Masters[nb 8] LQ LQ A NR Tournament Not Held LQ 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R SF
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held Non-ranking Event 1R
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR F 1R
Welsh Open LQ LQ A QF 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ 2R 3R LQ 1R 1R 2R F 4R 4R 1R W
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR A
Players Championship[nb 9] Tournament Not Held 2R DNQ 1R 1R SF DNQ 1R
China Open[nb 10] Not Held NR LQ 2R LQ LQ Not Held 2R 1R 2R 1R LQ LQ 1R 2R QF WD 2R QF 3R
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R LQ 2R 1R QF 1R W 1R 2R
Non-ranking tournaments
Champion of Champions Tournament Not Held F 1R 1R QF
Championship League Tournament Not Held RR SF RR RR RR RR RR W RR RR
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship[nb 11] Tournament Not Held F 2R 1R NH 1R SF 2R 1R F
Former ranking tournaments
Dubai Classic[nb 12] LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Non-Ranking Event LQ NR Tournament Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 13] LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ 1R NR Not Held NR Tournament Not Held
British Open LQ LQ A LQ 3R 1R LQ LQ 1R 3R 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 14] Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event F 2R 3R Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open[nb 15] NR Tournament Not Held W 1R 2R QF 1R Not Held
World Open[nb 16] LQ LQ A LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ 2R LQ QF RR RR LQ 1R LQ 1R 2R 2R Not Held 2R NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Scottish Masters A A A A A LQ A A Tournament Not Held
Brazil Masters Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held
Premier League[nb 17] A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A VF W Tournament Not Held
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held SF Ranking
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held 3R 2R 1R F 2R 2R Ranking
China Championship Tournament Not Held F R
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.
RV / Ranking & Variant Format Event means an event is/was a ranking & variant format 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.
VF / Variant Format Event means an event is/was a variant format event.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ He was not on the Main Tour.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix Fürth (2004/2005) and the Fürth German Open (2005/2006–2006/2007)
  6. ^ The event was called the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
  7. ^ The event was called the International Open (1995/1996–1996/1997) and the Players Championship (2003/2004)
  8. ^ The event was called the German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
  9. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)
  10. ^ The event was called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
  11. ^ The event was called the Six-red Snooker International (2008/2009) and the Six-red World Grand Prix (2009/2010)
  12. ^ The event was called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and the Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  13. ^ The event was called the Thailand Open (1995/1996–1996/1997)
  14. ^ The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2008/2009–2009/2010)
  15. ^ The event was called the Australian Masters (1995/1996)
  16. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix (1995/1996–2000/2001 and 2004/2005–2009/2010), the LG Cup (2001/2002–2003/2004) and the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)
  17. ^ The event was called the European League (1995/1996–1996/1997)

Career finals[edit]

Ranking event finals: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

World Championship (1–0)
UK Championship (0–0)
Other (3–3)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2011 Australian Goldfields Open Wales Williams, MarkMark Williams 9–8
Runner-up 1. 2012 Wuxi Classic England Walden, RickyRicky Walden 4–10
Runner-up 2. 2013 Welsh Open Scotland Maguire, StephenStephen Maguire 8–9
Winner 2. 2014 Shanghai Masters Northern Ireland Allen, MarkMark Allen 10–3
Winner 3. 2015 World Snooker Championship England Murphy, ShaunShaun Murphy 18–15
Runner-up 3. 2016 World Grand Prix England Murphy, ShaunShaun Murphy 9–10
Winner 4. 2017 Welsh Open England Trump, JuddJudd Trump 9–8

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

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2012 Zhangjiagang Open England Lee, StephenStephen 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: 11 (7 titles, 4 runner-ups)[edit]

Masters (0–0)
Premier League (1–0)
Other (6–3)
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 Event England Carter, AliAli Carter 6–3
Winner 5. 2006 Masters Qualifying Event (2) England Selby, MarkMark Selby 6–2
Winner 6. 2012 Premier League Snooker England Trump, JuddJudd Trump 7–2
Runner-up 2. 2013 Champion of Champions England Ronnie O'Sullivan 8–10
Runner-up 3. 2014 Snooker Shoot-Out Wales Dominic Dale 0−1
Winner 7. 2015 Championship League England Davis, MarkMark Davis 3–2
Runner-up 4. 2016 China Championship Scotland John Higgins 7–10

Variant event finals: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 2. 2016 Six-red World Championship China Ding Junhui 7–8

Pro-am event finals: 10 (9 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2004 Pontins Spring Open England Cooper, WayneWayne Cooper 5–3
Winner 2. 2004 Pontins Autumn Open England Davis, MarkMark Davis 5–2
Winner 3. 2006 Pontins Spring Open (2) England Tom Harris 5–2
Winner 4. 2007 Pontins Pro-Am Event 3 England Walden, RickyRicky Walden 4–2[94]
Winner 5. 2008 Pontins Pro-Am Event 1 England Trump, JuddJudd Trump 4–1[95]
Winner 6. 2008 Pontins Pro-Am Event 2 England Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams 4–1[96]
Runner-up 1. 2008 Pontins Pro-Am Event 4 England Perry, JoeJoe Perry 3–4[97]
Winner 7. 2008 Dutch Open Northern Ireland Joe Swail 6–3[98]
Winner 8. 2009 Pontins Pro-Am Grand Final Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3–1[99]
Winner 9. 2012 Pink Ribbon England Lines, PeterPeter Lines 4–0

Amateur event finals: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 1996 English Amateur Championship England Lines, PeterPeter Lines 8–4
Winner 2. 1996 World Amateur Championship Australia Stan Gorski 11–5
Runner-up 1. 1997 World Amateur Championship Hong Kong Fu, MarcoMarco Fu 10–11


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