Bingham makes China Open quarter-final

Stuart Bingham

Stuart Bingham is currently ranked number two in the world

World champion Stuart Bingham set up a China Open quarter-final tie with fellow Englishman Ricky Walden after easing past Rod Lawler on Thursday.

Bingham won 5-2 in the third round in Beijing, while Walden edged China’s Tian Pengfei by a single frame.

Scotland’s John Higgins saw off David Gilbert 5-3 and will meet Noppon Saengkham, who knocked out Graeme Dott 5-1, on Friday.

England’s Judd Trump and Mark King also go head-to-head in the last eight.

Trump was a 5-1 winner against Marco Fu, with King completing the only whitewash of the round in his success over Martin O’Donnell.

Stephen Maguire and Alfie Burden complete the quarter-final draw, winning 5-1 against Dominic Dale and Rory McLeod respectively.

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