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Live Reporting

By Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye


    Well what a superb climax to the Masters.

    A bit like when he won the world championship a few years back, Stuart Bingham becomes the oldest Masters winner after defeating Ali Carter 10-8 in a gripping encounter.

    You can read the full report on that from my colleague Shamoon Hafez here.

    I'm done for the evening, but thanks for sticking with me. Brilliant wasn't it?

    I'll see you all soon.

  2. Get Involved


    Ben: Brilliant performance from Stuart Bingham to win this year’s Masters. Fair play to Ali Carter for getting to the final.

    Ross: Stuart of the nicest guys in the game! Once watched me try and play the game and then bought us a pint afterwards. Chuffed to bits for him.

  3. Post update

    Bingham 10-8 Carter

    Steve Davis

    Six-time world champion on BBC Two

    Ali Carter didn't expect too much of himself coming here but I think he can take great heart from how he has played and use it as a springboard.

  4. 'This is unbelievable'

    Staurt Bingham wins first Masters title


    An emotional Stuart Bingham on BBC Two says:

    "This is unbelievable. Ali [Carter] started so well I was starting to think about what to say after being beaten. How I turned it around I don't know. I can't explain how I feel.

    "I have won seven major tournaments now and I want to get to 10. Hopefully one will be the UK Championship and I will go into the history books for winning the Triple Crown.

    "I've really enjoyed the week and I think that's the key to my game and why I can perform like that.

    "I am shattered. I've had about nine hours sleep in two days. Every time he was scoring I was sitting in my chair thinking this is getting really comfy. To get my hands on this means the world."

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    Steve Davis

    Six-time world champion on BBC Two

    Stuart Bingham played himself into form in this tournament and withstood a lot of things thrown at him.

    Under pressure he held his nerve and his cueing stood the test.

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    John Parrott

    1991 world champion on BBC Two

    People will stop saying Bingham was a fluke to win the World Championship. He's backed it up and proven he's top class.

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    Stuart Bingham wins first Masters title

    Stuart Bingham

    Stuart Bingham says "he's shattered" while speaking on BBC Two.

    Apparently he's had nine hours sleep in the last couple of days. So does that mean no partying this evening?

    With a winners cheque of £250,000 on it's way, not sure how realistic that is.

  8. 'I have to say all the right things but I am gutted'

    Stuart Bingham wins first Masters title

    Masters runner-up Ali Carter speaking on BBC Two: "I've turned up and one better than I expected to be honest. Very disappointed to not win but he was the better player. I have to say all the right things but I am gutted.

    "The interval swung the match. I was on fire to win those four frames. I look back at the pink but I've missed one ball in four frames."

  9. BreakingBingham wins the Masters

    Frame 18: Bingham 9-8 Carter

    Yes he can. What a superb conclusion to Stuart Bingham's evening.

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    Frame 18: Bingham 9-8 Carter

    In goes another red and another black, Stuart Bingham has got this.

    Can he finish up with a century?

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    Frame 18: Bingham 9-8 Carter

    Ridiculous shot from Stuart Bingham, who smashes a tricky red into the heart of the right middle.

    Now for the black, he's up to 60. He's homing in on his first Masters title.

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    Frame 18: Bingham 9-8 Carter

    The scoreboard is ticking along nicely for Stuart Bingham...

    This looks ominous for Ali Carter.

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    Frame 18: Bingham 9-8 Carter

    What. A. Shot.

    Stuart Bingham powers a tremendous pot on a red into the bottom left bin. He's turned this frame on its head in a couple of shots.

    Can he hold his nerve and win the match at this visit?

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    Frame 18: Bingham 9-8 Carter

    Ali Carter has the first nibble and knocks in a glorious long red.

    He can't get position though so lays a snooker behind the yellow.

    Superb stuff from Stuart Bingham, to escape. Brilliant all round.

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    Frame 18: Bingham 9-8 Carter

    Snooker. Such a dull sport.

    This is utterly compelling. Watching Stuart Bingham and Ali Carter asses each shot is enthralling now.

  16. Get Involved


    Stephen: Hendry is to snooker what McEnroe is to tennis. Superb pundit.

    Rhys: This is some Masters final. Both players are playing some quality shots.

    Jay: Granted, it's not been a great tournament but this is some final. One visit stuff practically all the way tonight, both have stepped up to the occasion.

  17. 'They've put on a show tonight'

    Bingham 9-8 Carter

    Steve Davis

    Six-time world champion on BBC Two

    One of these players will have a sleepless night! This afternoon's session was tense but they have put on a show tonight. It's been great snooker.

  18. 'Brilliant frame from Carter'

    Bingham 9-8 Carter

    John Parrott

    1991 world champion on BBC Two

    Not a bad match is it! Carter is on the ropes and then produces a break like that. It really concentrates the mind knowing it's your last-chance saloon and can't afford to miss. That was a brilliant frame of snooker.

  19. Carter claws a frame back

    Frame 17: Bingham 9-8 Carter

    Ali [Carter] has the Ally Pally on it's feet. A brilliant break of 77 to reduce his arrears.

    Is this going to end up in a deciding frame. We haven't had one for a decade.

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    Frame 17: Bingham 9-7 Carter

    Perfect response from Ali Carter. He's barely been out out of his seat for four frames but he's racing away with his one.