Bingham edges Trump in Welsh Open Final

Stuart Bingham held off an inspired Judd Trump comeback to win the 2017 Welsh Open title with a sensational 9-8 victory in the final at the motorpoint arena.

Bingham came flying out of the blocks and raced into a 4-0 lead but lost eight of the next 11 frames to find himself on the brink of defeat at 8-7 down, before pulling himself together by forcing a decider and producing a nerveless 55 clearance to claim his first ranking success in 21 months since lifting the 2015 World Championship.

The Basildon cueist received a cheque for £70,000 and was presented with the inaugural Ray Reardon trophy by the six-time World champion himself, as the final leg of the Home Nations Series came to a dramatic climax in the Welsh capital.

Bingham spoke after his victory:

“I honestly felt that Judd outclassed me from the word go,” admitted Bingham. “Every time I broke off he knocked a red in and I didn’t know what to do.

“I got a bit of run at the right time and I can’t believe I’ve come out the winner.

“I thought it wasn’t going to be my day but I managed to keep myself together in the decider,” he added. “I’ve been knocking on the door since about October and to get my hands on another trophy means everything.”

Here is the final in full to enjoy…