STUART Bingham is into the last 16 of the World Championships after sealing a 10-5 win against Lyu Haotian.

The Basildon based Bingham will take on either Kyren Wilson or Ding Junhui in the next round. 

And he was delighted to win his opening encounter at the Crucible.

Bingham told World Snooker: "It was a tough game with Lyu Haotian. I knew I had to be on my guard. I played some good snooker and I’m pleased to be through to round two.

“My strength is my break building.

"It was good to get my timing right.

"I’ve been up here for a few days and I’ve been to both Victoria and Ding’s academies.

"Something has clicked on the practice table, so it was nice to show not just my break building but my safety game."