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Stuart Bingham Loses in European Masters Qualifiers

The Englishman also lost in the German Masters preliminaries recently.

Stuart Bingham is out of the European Masters at the very first hurdle after losing 5-3 to Fraser Patrick in the qualifiers in Cannock on Wednesday.

Bingham led the Scot 3-1 at the mid-session interval but his form suffered after the break, with Patrick compiling breaks of 80 and 55 to overturn the deficit.



The qualifiers for this season’s European Masters are taking place a full four months ahead of the venue stages, which will be at the Stadthalle in Furth at the end of February.

Fellow former world champion Ken Doherty, women’s world champion Reanne Evans, and 10-time ranking event winner Jimmy White were among the others to crash out.

All three were beaten courtesy of 5-2 scorelines, with Jak Jones, Louis Heathcote, and Zhou Yuelong the players going through at their expense respectively.

Elsewhere, there was also disappointment for the two German competitors hoping to qualify for one of their home tournaments on the calendar.

Simon Lichtenberg went down in a 5-2 reverse against top-16 member Jack Lisowski, while Lukas Kleckers was thrashed in a 5-0 hammering against Xiao Guodong.

Among the others to make it through were Mark Davis, Kurt Maflin, Andy Hicks, Jamie O’Neill, and Gao Yang.

Live coverage of the European Masters qualifiers is available on the Eurosport Player and Matchroom.Live.

Click here to view the draw (Times: CET)

Featured photo credit: WST



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