Stuart Bingham with the sought after Pink Ribbon trophy with Paul Mount. (Screenshot from the SWSA facebook page)

 

STUART BINGHAM has bagged his second Pink Ribbon title since the popular and much-loved charity snooker event was launched in 2010.

The 43-year-old 2015 World Champion first won it back in 2012 – defeating seasoned campaigner Peter Lines.

This time, Bingham defeated 2018 Masters Champion Mark Allen in the final.

The Pink Ribbon is a pro-am event that raises much-needed funds for the cause of breast cancer and this year was celebrating its 10th year with a record turnout of players.

A record of over £100,000 has been raised in its 10 years and has seen the likes of professionals Bingham, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Joe Perry win the title.

Last year, amateur Andrew Norman was the first amateur to win the title – after he had been in the English Amateur Championship final months before but lost to Joe O’Connor.

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Last year’s worthy winner: Andrew Norman, who runs the Academy in Gloucester

On the South West Snooker Academy Facebook page, it read:

“What an amazing year for Pink Ribbon Snooker….. We had a record entry of 397 with an increase of 60 players competing meaning World Snooker Services helped us install 2 lovely STAR tables in our function room to accommodate the high entry, thank you to Eugene and the table fitter lads!

Congratulations to the SWSA owner Paul Mount … The tournament raised £7500 for Breast Cancer Now…. & also £1000 for local Cancer support group ‘Charlies’
ALSO – after the final, Stuart Bingham & Mark Allen BOTH donated £1000 each from their winnings back to the tournament charity pot.

This gives a grand total for 2019 of around £10,500 with donations & raffles still to be counted.

This now means Paul has raised over £103,000 in 10 years!”

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