Stuart Bingham is the player who perhaps best exemplifies the ‘have cue, will travel’ attitude.
All throughout his career, he has actively sought out snooker at any level to play in. If there was a pro-am on, Bingham would be there and would invariably be the winner. No tournament is beneath him: it’s the same game after all.
So here we are not yet even into July and Bingham has won two titles this season: first the large Pink Ribbon pro-am in Gloucester and today the first Asian PTC in Zhangjiagang, China.
Bingham defeated Stephen Lee 4-3 in the final. The event was dominated by Chinese players but the latter stages were mainly contested by professionals.
These ranking points could be very important at the next cut-off. Bingham began the season 16th on the ranking list and 14th in the projected seedings.
His love of playing and preparedness to go wherever he needs to is admirable. Stuart is one of snooker’s genuine good guys and all the success he has had he has earned the hard way.