Stuart Bingham secured his place in the final stages of the BetVictor European Masters after a 5-2 win over Jamie Clarke at qualifying in Leicester.
Essex cueman Bingham is a former finalist in the event, but he lost out to Judd Trump 9-7 in the 2017 title match. The 2015 World Champion produced a strong showing this afternoon to book his slot in Nuremberg for this year’s final stages. Bingham fired in breaks of 75, 52 and 68 on his way to victory over Welshman Clarke.
Adam Duffy staged a brilliant fightback to shock Marco Fu 5-4. Hong Kong’s Fu made contributions of 135 and 101 on his way to establishing a 4-2 lead, but Sheffield potter Duffy claimed the last three frames to qualify.
Iran’s Hossein Vafaei eased to a 5-1 win over Rod Lawler to seal his place in Nuremberg, while Joe O’Connor whitewashed Rebecca Kenna 5-0 to earn his spot.
The televised final stages of this world ranking event will run from August 22 to 27 in Nuremberg. For tickets click here.