World Title For Brilliant Bingham

Bingham4He came into the tournament as a 50/1 outsider with the bookmakers, but 38-year-old Stuart Bingham has tonight completed what must have at times felt like the impossible dream, by defeating Shaun Murphy 18-15 to win the 2015 World Championship here at the Crucible.

As well as a cheque for £300,000, Stuart becomes the 20th player to have won the World Championship here in Sheffield since 1977 and the oldest first-time champion since Walter Donaldson back in 1947.


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Big Break – Crucible Style


For a third successive year here at the Crucible, an exhibition was required on the final Saturday afternoon due to an early finish in the tournament’s first semi-final, this year between Shaun Murphy and Barry Hawkins.

Having already had to put on an exhibition match between Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty earlier in the tournament, the organisers today decided to do something a little different, running a ‘Big Break’ style competition for those of you familiar with the format of the old BBC show.

Click below for a few photographs from the exhibition…


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