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    ‘Have cue, will travel’ is pretty much Stuart Bingham’s motto and it is starting to pay serious dividends.


    He didn’t have to go to Zhengzhou for the third Asian PTC, having already guaranteed a place in the grand finals by winning the first.


    But Bingham loves playing. He always has. He has contributed one significant thing to snooker: himself. Never one to shy away from travelling, he is reaping the rewards.


    Any sport needs superstars but its bedrock is the band of committed professionals dedicated to their craft.


    Bingham doesn’t regard snooker as an imposition, getting in the way of golf or the gym or general leisure time.


    It’s his profession and one he takes seriously. He has now earned more than £100,000 this season and it’s only November.


    Stuart is a father. It’s hard being away from the family but harder still to provide for them if he’s sat at home rather than out earning.


    This is all very admirable. It doesn’t gain big headlines but is an attitude younger professionals would do well to observe and adopt.


    There’s no rest for the wicked. The final UK PTC starts this weekend with the next European PTC in Bulgaria next week. Bingham will also feature in the semi-finals of the Premier League at the end of this month.



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  • #2
    Does anyone else have a sneaky feeling that Stuart Bingham might just do some serious damage at either the UK or the Masters coming up?

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    • #3
      Well done Stu , yes muck he his playing fantastic snooker at the moment , his game is as strong as anyones , so fluent and uncomplicated amongst the balls and a pleasure to watch .

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      • #4
        28/1 for the UK - fantastic odds when you consider Ding & Selby at 10's, Murphy 14/1, Allen and Williams at 16's and 18-1 for Mags. The form Stuart is in must give him a serious chance if he can play well, win his 1st match and get on a roll.

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        • #5
          Bingham was always a fantastic player which he showed years back at the worlds when he beat Hendry (when that was still a big achievement) but he seemed to spend years with a mental block on top 16 status that meant he seemed to constantly end the season ranked world number 17 or 18 (a mantle now taken over by Mark Davis).

          I also used to think he was a long match specialist and so the tour worked against him but his PTC form seems to kill that idea.


          Now he's in the top 16, it seems that he is playing like he can much more often and who knows where that will end.

          Overall though its great to see a player who loves snooker perform like this.

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          • #6
            He has been playing some great snooker and I enjoy watching him.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gerry Armstrong View Post
              Does anyone else have a sneaky feeling that Stuart Bingham might just do some serious damage at either the UK or the Masters coming up?
              Not sure about that... He had a great start to last season as well, but then seemed to go out early in every event over the winter months. I think the first part of the season is ideal for him, because he is a great traveler, and he doesn't let his form drop over the summer. But the December/January period is the one where most top players feel comfortable, with two major events in England and lots of snooker behind them already, so it's much tougher to do anything significant.

              I hope he keeps his form for a while anyway, because that wreath and the trophy look good on him.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gerry Armstrong View Post
                Does anyone else have a sneaky feeling that Stuart Bingham might just do some serious damage at either the UK or the Masters coming up?
                Hope he does because he is a good honest pro who deserves to win a biggy.......obviously others are going to apply themselves a bit more for these tournys but it would be nice if he could take one down.
                It's hard to pot balls with a Chimpanzee tea party going on in your head

                Wibble

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gerry Armstrong View Post
                  Does anyone else have a sneaky feeling that Stuart Bingham might just do some serious damage at either the UK or the Masters coming up?
                  I've already backed him for the worlds... 66/1 at sky bet

                  He's a super player and all his hard work is finally paying off!!

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                  • #10
                    I too think he can go far in at least one of the big ones. Last year he became a father mid-August so by December-January he must have been dead tired from sleepless nights.

                    Terrific player. If he can believe he can win, he will.
                    Winner of the 2009 UK Championship Lucky Dip
                    Co-winner of Spike’s 2009 UK Championship number of centuries prediction contest

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GeordieDS View Post
                      Hope he does because he is a good honest pro who deserves to win a biggy.......obviously others are going to apply themselves a bit more for these tournys but it would be nice if he could take one down.
                      Gerry Armstrong clairvoyant
                      It's hard to pot balls with a Chimpanzee tea party going on in your head

                      Wibble

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gerry Armstrong View Post
                        Does anyone else have a sneaky feeling that Stuart Bingham might just do some serious damage at either the UK or the Masters coming up?
                        My quoting skills are atrocious
                        It's hard to pot balls with a Chimpanzee tea party going on in your head

                        Wibble

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                        • #13
                          Bingham is a player who many could learn from as
                          he is positive, shows up and does his best and likes
                          his job. Since winning he has gained confidence and
                          believes in himself. An easy guy to like.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by robertmac View Post
                            Bingham is a player who many could learn from as
                            he is positive, shows up and does his best and likes
                            his job. Since winning he has gained confidence and
                            believes in himself. An easy guy to like.
                            Yup x2 .

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