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Stuart Bingham wins the Guotai Liqueur APTC event 1 in Zhangjiagang

19 June 2012 No Comment

Chen Zhe, Zhang Anda, Yu Delu and Stuart Bingham are all involved in the Guotai Liqueur APTC event 1 in Zhangjiagang, China.

Tuesday 19th of June, 2012

All Grove players make it to the second day. Not bad considering that a lot of pros crashed out; actually, of all the non Chinese pros involved, only Mark Williams, Tom Ford and Stuart Bingham made it through today.

1 pm (local time)
Zhang Anda 4-1 Chen Ruifu
Guan Zhen 1-4 Chen Zhe

4 pm
Yu Delu 4-2 Pa Ruke

7 pm
Stuart Bingham 4-3 Yang Qingtian

Wednesday 20th of June, 2012

Another good day for Grove as three out of four progress to the last 16.

4 pm (local time)
Stuart Bingham 4-1 Jin Long – Stuart made 82,82,92 and 112 (missed max) – Not bad!
Yu Delu 1-4 Zhao Xintong
Xu Xinjian 0-4 Chen Zhe

7 pm
Zhang Anda 4-2 Zhu Yinghui

Thursday 21th of June, 2012

1 pm (local time)
Li Yuan 1-4 Zhang Anda (71, 67)
Stuart Bingham 4-0 Lin Shuai (Stuart had 92, 65 and 58)
Chen Zhe 4-3 Tom Ford (Sleepy had a 102 and a 55 in the last 2 frames)
That’s all three Grove boys into the quarters! Good win from Chen Zhe against Tom Ford!

7 pm – quarter finals – three great matches
Michael White 4-3 Zhang Anda – Eirian Williams commented on twitter: It was a tough match and was won with a green to pink clearance.
Stuart Bingham 4-3 Ding Junhui – in frame 4, Stuart had a maxi attempt but missed 14th red
Chen Zhe 4-0 Ben Woollaston

Friday, 22th of June, 2012

10 am (local time) – semi finals
Still two Grove players in the mix! Sleepy is the last Chinese player in the tournament.
Michael White 2-4 Stuart Bingham (117 for Stuart in the final frame)
Stephen Lee 4-2 Chen Zhe

2pm – the Final
Stephen Lee 3-4 Stuart Bingham

It was a high quality contest that Stuart eventually won on the final black having trailed for most of the deciding frame. Well done Stuart!
Eirian Willams tweeted: Played in great spirit, all credit to both players and indeed all players who took part.

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