Stuart Bingham: World champion suffers shock defeat in China

World champion Stuart Bingham
Stuart Bingham was a shock winner of the World Championship at the Crucible in May

World champion Stuart Bingham suffered a shock 6-2 defeat by Yu Delu in the first round of the International Championship in Daqing, China.

The 28-year-old Yu, playing in his home country, is ranked 55 in the world and has only reached one quarter-final of a ranking event in his career.

Bingham trailed 3-2 at one stage, clinching frames with breaks of 64 and 56, but Yu then won three in a row.

Former world champions Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy and John Higgins all won.

See the full results and schedule for the 2015 International Championship

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