Day four at the Crucible and another former champ exits the tournament,as three more players booked their places in the last 16.
Stuart Binghams hopes of a strong finish to his interrupted season were dashed today at the hands of Jack Lisowski.
Lisowski has been a much talked about player over the years,but despite his obvious ability it looked like hi would forever be a talent unfulfilled.Lately though there have been signs that he may be just getting to grips with the game and he impressed here again with a fine display to beat the 2015 champ.
This was as free flowing a match as we have seen here this year,,with fluent break building from both men serving up a real treat for for the crowd & it was perhaps Bingham who emerged from their morning the session the happier,taking the last two of the session to trail by just one at 4-5.
Into the night session and a tight finish looked on the cards as the first four frames were shared to move the score to 7-6,but it was Lisowski who pulled away when they resumed after the interval to move within one of victory at 9-6.
Bingham did pull one back to trail 9-7,but Lisowski got the frame he needed to seal the 10-7 win.
In other matches played to a finish today.Ding Junhui was in no mood to hang around as he quickly turned an overnight 6-3 lead against Xiao Guodong into a 10-3 win & Ricky Walden proved to strong for Luca Brecel,eventually seeing off the young Belgian 10-6.
Elsewhere,two time champ Mark Williams fine run of form shows no sign of coming to and end as he opened up a 7-2 lead over Jimmy Robertson & the other Robertson in the draw,Neil is also in real danger of bowing out to the man who also eliminated him in the first round in 2013, He trails Robert Milkins 6-3