John Higgins to meet Stuart Bingham in China Championship final
John Higgins will face Stuart Bingham in the final of the China Championship.
Bingham edged a close match against Shaun Murphy, 9-8, in which the pair compiled some impressive breaks - Murphy's 144 in the 13th frame is the highest of the event so far, while Bingham managed a 141.
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Higgins had an easier time of it, beating Mark Allen 9-3. Despite the Scot's early breaks of 131 and 123, Allen managed to keep with him for the first few frames, but the four-time world champion powered through.
Allen had pulled off a surprise result in the quarter-finals, vanquishing world number one Mark Selby in a final-frame 6-5 victory.
China Championship semi-final results
Stuart Bingham 9 - 8 Shaun Murphy
John Higgins 9 - 3 Mark Allen