34 Facts About Stuart Bingham


Stuart Bingham was born on 21 May 1976 and is an English professional snooker player who is a former World Champion and Masters winner.


Stuart Bingham's form improved in his mid-thirties: at age 35, he won his first ranking title at the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open, which helped him enter the top 16 in the rankings for the first time.


In 2017, Stuart Bingham received a six month competition ban for breaching rules concerning betting on matches involving himself and other players.


Stuart Bingham has scored nine career maximum breaks, the fourth most of any player, behind only Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins, and Stephen Hendry.


In 1996, Stuart Bingham won both the English Amateur and the World Amateur Championships.


Stuart Bingham played professionally on the World Snooker Tour in 1999 and reached the quarter-final stage of the Welsh Open, defeating the world champion John Higgins along the way.


Stuart Bingham attempted a maximum break but missed the final.


Stuart Bingham reached the quarter-finals of the Grand Prix, beating then world champion Shaun Murphy along the way.


Stuart Bingham got to the same stage of the UK Championship, losing in a deciding frame to Joe Perry.


Stuart Bingham won the qualifying tournament for the 2006 Masters, where he made his first maximum break.


Stuart Bingham finished the season by qualifying for the 2006 World Snooker Championship, where he lost to Ryan Day.


Stuart Bingham finished in the top 32 of the world rankings for the first time in his career.


Stuart Bingham won deciding frames in each of his matches to reach the final of the Wuxi Classic, overcoming Peter Ebdon, Ken Doherty, world number one Mark Selby and Mark Davis.


Stuart Bingham climbed 10 places in the rankings during the season, ending it ranked world number six.


Stuart Bingham reached the final of the Shoot-Out but lost to Dominic Dale.


Stuart Bingham defeated Li Hang, Dominic Dale, Alan McManus and Ding at the 2014 Shanghai Masters to reach the final.


Stuart Bingham reached the semi-final of the UK Championship again in the 2014 event.


Stuart Bingham made it to the final of the Six-red World Championship against Ding.


Stuart Bingham conceded just three frames as he progressed through to the semi-finals of the 2016 Shanghai Masters.


Stuart Bingham lost by the same scoreline in the semi-finals of the English Open, this time to Liang Wenbo.


Stuart Bingham reached the final of the 2017 Welsh Open, where he played Trump.


Stuart Bingham then won the two frames he needed to claim his fourth ranking title and first since winning the world title.


Stuart Bingham said he would be working with Terry Griffiths for the following season and would be playing with a new cue.


However, on 24 October 2017, Stuart Bingham was found guilty of breaking World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association rules concerning betting on matches involving himself and other players.


Stuart Bingham reached the semi-finals of the UK Championship in December 2018, losing in a deciding frame to Mark Allen.


Stuart Bingham reached his first Masters final at the 2020 event.


Stuart Bingham defeated Williams, Wilson and David Gilbert to meet Carter in the final.


In November 2020, Stuart Bingham made the seventh maximum break of his career in the first round of the 2020 UK Championship, beating Zak Surety by six frames to two.


Stuart Bingham has completed over 500 century breaks in professional competition, putting him tenth on the all-time list.


Doherty and Stuart Bingham are the only players to have won both the amateur and professional world snooker championships.


Stuart Bingham married Michelle Shabi in 2013 in a ceremony held in Cyprus.


Stuart Bingham moved the date of his wedding and cancelled his bachelor's party to make sure he could play in snooker competitions.


Stuart Bingham was once a keen amateur golfer, but made the decision to play less golf so that he could focus on snooker.


Stuart Bingham is nicknamed "ball run", given to him during his amateur career as he was perceived to have more luck than other players.