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Bingham: I broke the rules but never betted on my own matches - and I won't appeal the suspension

Stuart Bingham has issued the following statement on the decision of the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee on Monday, October 23, 2017:

"I accept entirely I have breached the Association’s Rules which relate to betting on snooker and I am truly sorry that I have done so. I did not attach sufficient importance to those rules and I now realise that was a mistake.

"I have never been and never will be involved in any form of match-fixing and I am grateful to the Association for confirming that there has never been any suggestion whatsoever that I was doing anything to influence match outcomes nor engaging in any corrupt activity.

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Bingham in China early to prepare for International Championship

STUART BINGHAM says he has flown out to China early to readjust to the conditions ahead of next week's International Championship.

Ballrun will face fellow Englishman and world No 63 Robbie Williams in Daqing at the ranking event which will see the champion take home the £150,000 top prize.

Bingham said: "I think I played Robbie at this tournament before and he is starting to show what a good player he is at the moment.

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Bingham takes positives from run to final in Belgium

STUART BINGHAM felt he had an added to steel to his game in his run to the final of the European Masters in Belgium.

Ballrun lost 9-7 in a nip and tuck final to defending champion Judd Trump on Sunday evening in Lommel.

But wins over Mitchell Mann (4-2), Graeme Dott (4-0), home favourite Luca Brecel (4-2), world champion Mark Selby (4-2) and rising Chinese star Zhou Yuelong (6-4) gave the Basildon pro the belief that hard work with his new cue and new coach Terry Griffiths is now starting to pay dividends.

Bingham, who arrived back home at 5am this morning after getting the ferry back with his manager Gary Purkiss, said: "Of course I am disappointed because it does feel like another one that has gotten away.

"I think I have now lost in finals to Ricky Walden in the Wuxi Classic, Stephen Maguire at the Welsh Open, Shaun Murphy at the Grand Prix and Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Champions of Champions, and to John Higgins in an invitational, so I could easily have about eight titles now rather than four.

"But I have to be happy with the week over all and last night I out-scored Judd and I think he said he felt I outplayed him.

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Bingham riding wave of good form into the English Open

STUART BINGHAM admits he is "riding a wave" of some excellent form at the moment and wants to use it to have an extended run at this week's English Open. 

Ballrun beat Welshman Lee Walker 4-0 yesterday at the Barnsley Metrodome and will face the winner of today's clash between Essex rival Mark King and China's Fang Xiongman in his next match on Wednesday (October 18).

Bingham reached the final of the European Masters in Belgium earlier this month and since then recorded a 5-1 victory over promising German Lukas Kleckers in a qualifier for the Shanghai Masters. 

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Ballrun ready to weather The Storm

STUART BINGHAM is looking forward to facing his practice partner and friend Sean O'Sullivan in a qualifier tomorrow - and admits the young Londoner is an emerging talent.

World No 9 Bingham takes on the 23-year-old from Whitechapel on Tuesday (Sep 26) in Preston as he bids to secure a spot at November's International Championship in China.

O'Sullivan, nicknamed The Storm, is in his fourth season on snooker's top Tour and Ballrun knows he is not to be taken lightly.

He said: "I'm good friends with Sean, he has the support of a nice family and I regularly practice with him.

"He is improving all the time, he has a good cue action and a great long game that creates chances for him.

"He perhaps needs to work on his break-building a bit but he is a dangerous opponent for sure in a best-of-11 so I'll have to be at my best."

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