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Stuart Bingham compiles sensational sixth maximum break at the Northern Ireland Open

Bingham becomes the joint fourth highest maximum hitter in snooker history (credit:World Snooker)

Stuart Bingham fired in his sixth career maximum break at the 2019 Northern Ireland Open in Belfast on Tuesday, as Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump also made it through to the Second Round but Neil Robertson crashed out.

Bingham produced perfection in the opening frame of his First Round tie against Lu Ning before going on to complete a narrow last-frame victory at the Waterfront Hall.

By firing in the third 147 of the season behind Tom Ford's brace, Bingham is now in line to pick up the £5,000 high break prize.

If there are 20 maximums before the end of the season, each player to have achieved the feat during the 2019/20 campaign will share a £1 million bonus.

Elsewhere, Trump began the defence of his title with a 4-3 victory over James Cahill in a topsy-turvy encounter.

Trump, who lost out in a last-frame decider in the Champion of Champions final on Sunday, raced into a 3-0 lead with consecutive breaks of 106, 122 and 111.

Cahill, however, hit back with three unanswered frames of his own to force a decider, but only for the world number one to produce a timely 75 break to edge through.

O'Sullivan, who finished runner-up to Trump here 12 months ago, battled his way past Oliver Lines 4-2 in a cagey contest.

Last week's Champion of Champions semi-finalist made a high break of 87 as he extended Lines' wait for a first win in a ranking tournament this season.

Just 48 hours on from his Champion of Champions success in Coventry, Robertson came crashing down to earth after a shock 4-3 defeat to Mark Joyce in Round One of the Home Nation Series event.

Joyce produced a terrific break of 137 in leading 3-2, and after Robertson forced a decider with an 89 break, Joyce responded in style with a break of 114 to clinch victory.

Mark Allen avoided an early exit in his home tournament by brushing aside Sam Craigie 4-1 with top breaks of 74 and 77.

Despite a break of 112 in the first frame, Jack Lisowski went on to suffer a shock 4-3 defeat at the hands of Iran's Soheil Vahedi, while 2002 World Champion Peter Ebdon extended Jimmy White's wait for a first ranking win of the season with a 4-2 triumph which included breaks of 72 and 86.


Northern Ireland Open 2019 Results


Tuesday November 12

First Round

Morning Session
Liang Wenbo 4-1 Kurt Maflin
Noppon Saengkham 3-4 Billy Joe Castle
Ross Bulman 4-1 Zhang Jiankang
Graeme Dott 4-2 Duane Jones
Bai Langning 1-4 Craig Steadman
Jamie O'Neill 4-2 Sunny Akani
Jimmy Robertson 4-3 Igor Figueiredo
Louis Heathcote 2-4 Peifan Lei
Lee Walker 3-4 Martin O'Donnell
Scott Donaldson 4-1 Alfie Burden
Sam Baird 4-2 Nigel Bond

Afternoon Session
Judd Trump 4-3 James Cahill
Chen Zifan 4-2 Patrick Wallace
Riley Parsons 3-4 Kacper Filipiak
Stuart Bingham 4-3 Lu Ning - *Bingham makes a 147*
Dominic Dale 2-4 Luo Honghao
Peter Ebdon 4-2 Jimmy White
Matthew Selt 4-2 Daniel Wells
Mark Allen 4-1 Sam Craigie
Jamie Clarke 2-4 Ben Woollaston
Jack Lisowski 3-4 Soheil Vahedi
Gary Wilson 2-4 Yuan SiJun

Evening Session
Kyren Wilson 4-0 Alan McManus
Ricky Walden 4-0 Alex Borg
Michael Holt 4-2 Michael White
Fan Zhengyi 2-4 Fergal O'Brien
Brandon Sargeant 2-4 Joe O'Connor
John Astley 1-4 Stuart Carrington
Zhou Yuelong 4-0 David Grace
Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-2 Oliver Lines
Joe Perry 4-2 Zhao Xintong



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Stuart Bingham compiles sensational sixth maximum break at the Northern Ireland Open

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