STUART BINGHAM was thrilled to see his stablemate Rory McLeod claim his first ranking title - despite his own early exit from the tournament in Germany.
World No 61 McLeod, who is 44-years-old and snooker's only black professional, beat China's Tian Pengfei in the final of the Rhur Open on Sunday, October 12.
Bingham lost his opening match 4-3 against Ireland's Fergal O'Brien but still had something to celebrate when McLeod (right), who also works with SightRight coach Stephen Feeney, triumphed at the European Tour event.
ESSEX'S snooker world champion Stuart Bingham will aim to impress BBC TV viewers again this autumn when he makes his debut on A Question of Sport.
The world No 2 from Basildon, who wowed millions of armchair sports fans with his exciting Crucible final win over Shaun Murphy in May, drove up to Manchester this week for filming of an episode of the cult classic quiz show.