World number 13 Stuart Bingham emerged from his World Open qualifiers on Wednesday with a sublime 5-0 victory over Alex Borg in Barnsley.
Stuart Bingham hopes to regain form at the right time with his defense of the English Open beginning on the 14th of October.
Other bigwigs who managed to make it through to the last 64 were fellow Englishmen Barry Hawkins and Kyren Wilson.
Hawkins, the recent Paul Hunter Classic champion, scored a 108 to completely defeat Jak Jones 5-1, while Wilson edged a high-quality encounter with Chen Feilong 5-3.
41-year-old Marco Fu won his encounter with Brandon Sargeant 5-3, with the Hong Kong cueist in need of a decent spell of form given his current provisional end-of-season ranking of a 54.
In other matches, there were World Open qualifier victories for the likes of former ranking event champions Joe Perry, Liang Wenbo, and British-Cypriot professional Michael Georgiou.
Liang Wenbo is a left-handed Chinese professional snooker player, based at the Legends Snooker Academy in Leytonstone, England, United Kingdom.
During the 2004/05 snooker season, Liang went professional playing on the Challenge Tour, which is the tier below the World Snooker Association Main Tour. His performance though was not very good as He finished a disappointing 104th out of 168 competitors, having only accumulated 2150 points.
Liang won his first professional title, the Beijing International Challenge in July 2009, beating world number 2 Stephen Maguire 7–6 in the final. In August that same year, he succeeded to reach the final of the Shanghai Masters, becoming only the second Chinese player, and the fourth man from Asian to reach a ranking final. Unfortunately he finished the runner-up to Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Written by: Imisa Aruorihwo