It's that time of year again as the 16 best snooker players in the world travel to Alexandra Palace, London, for the most prestigious invitational event on the calendar, The Masters. Can defending champion Shaun Murphy dominate once again?
UK & International Championship Champion
Judd Trump (born 21 August 1989) is an English professional snooker player from Bristol. Judd Trump was English Under-13 and Under-15 champion, and reached the World Under-21 Championship semi-finals at the age of 14. At the same age, Judd Trump became the youngest player ever to make a competitive 147, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan's record from 1991.
In the 2010/2011 season, Judd Trump reached his first professional ranking event final at the 2011 China Open. Judd Trump defeated former Masters champion Mark Selby 10–8 to win his first major title, and provisionally climbed into the top 16 of the world rankings. On his way to winning the China Open final, Judd Trump also made his 100th competitive century break.
After winning the China Open Judd went to the World Championship and has a famous run to the final which included victories over defending champion Neil Robertson, Martin Gould, Graeme Dott and Ding Junhui before narrowly losing 18-15 to John Higgins in the final.
At the 2011 UK Championship he won his first major ranking event in Britain by beating Dominic Dale, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stephen Maguire, Neil Robertson and finally Mark Allen 10-8 in the final.
Judd Trump Profile, News & Interviews from China Open Snooker Champion Judd Trump
Preview and predictions from the biggest professional snooker tournament of the season so far, the 2015 International Championship in Daqing, China.
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It’s been another historic season for World Snooker with 50-1 shot Stuart Bingham winning the World Snooker Championship, Ronnie O’Sullivan claiming his 5th UK Championship and Shaun Murphy completing the Triple Crown at The Masters.
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32 players, 17 days, one World Champion. The eyes of the snooker world descend on the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, to see who will win the most prestigious prize in the sport, the Betfred World Snooker Championship 2015.
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John Higgins recorded his biggest win of the season today in the last 16 of the Haikou World Open, recovering from 4-0 behind to make two centuries and beat Judd Trump 5-4. Also through to the quarterfinals are Mark Allen, Shaun Murphy and Graeme Dott.
Marco Fu pulled off an upset on day two of the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, twice coming from a frame behind to send home Judd Trump 6-5 in a thrilling encounter.
Mark Allen has won his first professional title in the United Kingdom and also back-to-back European Tour events by beating Judd Trump 4-1 to claim the Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup (ET6) at the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester.
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan needs only three more frames to book himself a place in the final of the Betfair World Snooker Championship as he holds a 14-10 lead overnight against Judd Trump. In the other match, Ricky Walden leads Barry Hawkins 9-7.
Defending Betfair World Snooker Championship champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is through to his 10th Crucible semi-final after romping to a 13-4 victory against Stuart Bingham, however he is once again threatening to retire from professional snooker after the tournament is over.
Judd Trump won the last five frames to come from 8-3 behind to level with 8-8 against Shaun Murphy in their Betfair World Snooker Championship quarter-final, meanwhile Ronnie O'Sullivan dominated in his match against Stuart Bingham, he leads 7-1.
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