Bingham hopes China trip can set up more Crucible glory
- Published: Monday, 21 March 2016 12:05
- Written by James Colasanti, CogitoPR
STUART BINGHAM is hoping his China Open campaign can set him up nicely for the defence of his world crown at the Crucible next month.
After missing out on a place at the Ladbrokes Players Championship in Manchester this week, Ball Run has decided to fly out to Beijing early to prepare for the penultimate ranking event of the season.
A last-32 defeat to Michael White at the China Open in April 2015 was far from what Bingham wanted - but a month later he won snooker's greatest prize in Sheffield and admits he'd settle for a similar result again this year.
He said: "I've just done an interview with the guy doing the programme for the Crucible so I'm really starting to look forward to getting back there now.