Maguire Takes On Bingham in Welsh Final

The final of the 2013 Welsh Open will be contested between Scotland’s Stephen Maguire and England’s Stuart Bingham, after the pair both came through close semi-final contests yesterday.

For Bingham, his win came in a dramatic afternoon match with defending champion Ding Junhui, who having won three frames in a row from 4-2 down to lead 5-4, could not complete the comeback as Bingham saved his best until when it really mattered.

Stuart will now look to claim his second full-ranking event title against Maguire, who saw off a largely lacklustre Judd Trump in the evening session with a 6-4 victory. Having lost his last few finals, including the Welsh final here in Newport a couple of years ago, Stephen will be hoping to end a title drought which now dates back to the 2008 China Open.

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