Judd Trump

JUDD TRUMP (1.989)

Judd Trump

Judd Trump is an English professional snooker player, native of Bristol and nicknamed "Mr. Haircut 100”.

He enjoyed considerable success in youth tournaments before turning pro in 2.005.
Train with Jack Lisowski and Liang Wenbo in the Grove Snooker Academ in Romford, Essex. It's a great builder breaks, more than 350 during his career (355).

Honours: UK Championship (2.011), China Open (2.011), International Championship (2.012), Australian Goldfields Open (2.014), World Grand Prix (2.015), Championship League (2.009 Y 2.014).

Trump was English Champion U-13 and U-15, and he reached the semifinals of the World U-21 Championship at the age of 14 years. With the same age, He became the youngest player to make a 147 competitive, surpassing the record of Jamie Jones.

In season 2.005/2.006 he joined the professional circuit, and the Welsh Open he became the youngest player to qualify for the finals of a ranking tournament, losing 5-3 contra Robert Milkins. It lllegó to the phase of the last 48 en el China Open, losing 4-5 ante Michael Holt.

Trump became the third youngest player to reach the World Championship in 2.007 (detrás de Stephen Hendry y Ronnie O’Sullivan), beating James Wattana for 10-5. Along with the Chinese Liu Chuang, Belgian Luca Brecel and Hendry and O'Sullivan legends, was one of five young 17 years that was presented at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Trump played against the champion 2.005, Shaun Murphy, first round, losing 6-10 despite having taken advantage of 6-5.

Trump was not very good season 2.007/2.008, only reaching the second round at the Welsh Open by beating Joe Swail 5-2 first round, for losing to Ronnie O'Sullivan by 3-5.

At the World Championship he lost in qualifying rounds against Joe Swail by 9-10, despite having taken advantage of 9-5.

Things changed in the season 2.008/2.009. In the Grand Prix benefited from the withdrawal of Graeme Dott withdrawal before beating Joe Perry (5-2) in eighth, despite admitting that he was not playing well and that Perry had played better. Then came the biggest win of his career so far: la victoria sobre Ronnie O’Sullivan. Here you can see 4 first frames:

Trump eventually won by 5-4 to reach the semifinal.

In the semifinals he faced John Higgins, against which they lost 4-6.

He beat double world champion Mark Williams to qualify for the Bahrain Championship 2.008. He won a qualifying tournament to get into the Masters 2.009, but he was defeated by Mark Allen in the first round. He also qualified for the Premier League 2.009, to win the League Championship by 3-2 frente a Mark Selby. In the event he won four of their six games, including a victory 4-2 on Ronnie O'Sullivan and he finished second in the league table.

He failed to qualify for the World Championship, losing 8-10 Stephen Lee before having led a lead 6-3. Trump ended the season in the Top 32 ranking first. He had as coach, for a short period of time, Tony Chappel.

The season 2.009/2.010 nor it was good, It did not get beyond the second round in tournament ranking. However, he reached the semifinals in the Six-red World Championship (losing 7-2 frente a Barry Hawkins) and in the Premier League (where they lost 1-5 ante O’Sullivan).

In season 2.010/2.011, He made his first professional end of a ranking tournament in China Open. He beat former Masters champion Mark Selby by 10-8 to win his first major title and up, provisionally, al top 16 world ranking. On his way to the final Trump made his hundred number 100.

Trump had already qualified for the World Championship when he won the China Open. the reigning champion He faced, Neil Robertson, first round, defeating by 10-8. In the next round he beat Martin Gould (13-6), Graeme Dott (13-5) y Ding Junhui (17-15) to reach their first final in the prestigious tournament. In the final they lost 15-18 ante John Higgins.

In season 2.011/2.012 Judd began with a defeat 3-5 contra Mark Davis en primera ronda del Australian Goldfields Open. But this disappointment was soon forgotten, as he won the second season PTC, superando a Ding Junhui por 4-0 in the end.

They lost 5-1 to Stuart Bingham in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. Trump was runner-up in Event 8 PTC season, when he lost to Neil Robertson by 1-4. Immediately he rediscovered his winning touch by winning the Event 9 del PTC, derrotando a Ronnie O’Sullivan por 4-3 in the end.

He finished in the top of the Order of Merit after the twelve events played PTC, qualifying for the Finals. In eighth he was defeated by number 51 del ranking, Xiao Guodong (he played with a broken bone in his hand), by 2-4.

He 11 December 2.011, Trump won his second tournament ranking, el UK Championship, en el Barbican Centre de York. Venció a Dominic Dale (6-4) before winning the last two frames to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan by 6-5 in second round. Then he beat Stephen Maguire (6-3) in the quarter and confronted Neil Robertson in semifinals, to which it won by 9-7. In the final he played against Mark Allen and he was losing 1-3 early in the game. But nevertheless, Trump won seven consecutive frames to take advantage of 8-3. Despite a strong comeback Allen, who won five of the next six frames, Trump came to seize frame 18, with a break of 91 points and win the final by 10-8. The six-time winner of the tournament, Steve Davis, Trump praised the performance during the championship. The victory took him to the post 5 del ranking.

He continued his good form by reaching the semifinals of the Masters. He beat Stuart Bingham in the first round and O'Sullivan, once, more quartered by 6-2. He played against Robertson in the semifinals and this time it was the Australian who won 3-6.

He reached three quarterfinals in the next four ranking tournaments, becoming the number 2 in April, behind Mark Selby, which it meant they had advanced seven places in the ranking of the season.

World Championship, He beats Dominic Dale in his first round match by 10-7, despite suffering food poisoning. But nevertheless, He lost in second round against Ali Carter 12-13, having let slip a lead 12-9, ending his chances of becoming number 1 The world that season.

In season 2.012/2.013 Trump began with a loss to Robert Milkins by 3-5, in the second round of the Wuxi Classic, after being defeated by Dominic Dale 5-1 in Game. In the Shanghai Masters defeated Barry Hawkins (5-3), Mark Allen (5-2), Graeme Dott (5-4) y Mark Williams (6-4) to reach the final, where he faced John Higgins. Trump took advantage of 5-0 Y, although Higgins made a 147 in the next frame, He managed to keep the lead, 7-2 after the first session. When the game resumed Higgins won six consecutive frames and the party came to deciding frame. Trump made a break of 35 points, but he ran out of position and Higgins was able to secure the title with a victory 10-9.

But nevertheless, Judd was able to recover in the next ranking tournament, the inaugural International Championship, claiming his third ranking title. Eliminó a Fergal O’Brien (6-3), Aditya Mehta (6-0) and then he beats Allen (6-5) in quarterfinals. He decisively defeated Peter Ebdon by 9-1 in the semifinals and rallied from 6-8 against in the final against Neil Robertson to finish winning by 10-8. By winning the title became the world number one, a position he held for five weeks.

Trump faced John Higgins in the final of the Players Tour Championship, losing the first by 2-4, but he won the second, the Bulgarian Open by 4-0. He also reached the final of the Premier League, beating Neil Robertson in semifinals, but losing 2-7 ante Stuart Bingham. In defense of his UK Championship title, Mark Joyce played against in the first round. Although he was ahead of 3-0 Y 5-2, Trump lost the last four frames of the match and suffered a major defeat 5-6 against No. 50 del ranking. The disappointment was compounded when Mark Selby went on to win the title, regaining its top spot in the rankings. Trump was defeated 1-6 Graeme Dott in the Masters and 5-4 Anthony Hamilton for the first round of the German Masters.

He regained his form and the number one ranking in the Welsh Open. He rallied from 1-3 down to beat Dominic Dale (4-3) first round. He had more comfortable wins against Andrew Higginson (4-1) y Pankaj Advani (5-2) to reach the semi-final against Stephen Maguire who he lost 6-4. In the World Open won by 5-0 a Mark Joyce y a Nigel Bond por 5-1, before Matthew Stevens beat him in the quarterfinals by 3-5. Trump qualified for the PTC finals by finishing second in the Order of Merit, but he lost to Alfie Burden by 3-4 first round. He also lost in the first round of the China Open by 3-5 against his good friend Jack Lisowski.

Trump said he had prepared better than ever for the World Championship. He beat Dominic Dale in the first round for the second year, this time 10-5. He beat Marco Fu by 13-7 in the second round and Shaun Murphy in a tight quarterfinal 13-12. He played semi-final against Ronnie O'Sullivan, but he was unable to capitalize on the opportunities that had, can make only four breaks above 50 and losing the match 11-17.

At the start of the season 2.013/2.014 Trump was ranked third in the world rankings. He started the season poorly, as he lost in the first round of the Wuxi Classic, the Shanghai Masters and the International Championship, and he failed to qualify for Indian Open. In November he reached the final of minor-ranking junior Suzanne Kay Memorial Cup, but he lost 4-1 ante Mark Allen. Later, made its first 147 officer in the Antwerp Open in his loss to Mark Selby.

It came eighth in the UK Championship, where Allen defeated 4-6, and he lost by 6-5 against Marco Fu in the first round of the Masters. In the German Masters he lost only four frames in five games to reach their first final ranking of the season, where he played against Ding Junhui. He was defeated by 5-9. In the Welsh Open was won by 3-4 by John Higgins in the second round. Higgins was the winner again when the two met in the second round of the World Open by 4-5, after Trump had taken advantage of 4-0. He won the League Championship title, al vencer a Martin Gould por 3-1.

World Championship, Trump defeated Tom Ford and Ryan Day to reach quarterfinals, where he played against Neil Robertson. He was ahead of 11-8 when Robertson rallied and won the last five frames to win the match 11-13. During the match Neil Robertson got his hundred number 100 in one season. Trump Robertson congratulated not publicly during the match, alleging that meant nothing to him and preferred to congratulate outside the arena once the fighting was over.

In season 2.014/2.015 Trump was beaten by Stephen Maguire in the third round of the Wuxi Classic by 0-5. He responded a week later, winning his fourth ranking title, and first since he made 20 months, en el Australian Goldfields Open. He beat home favorite, Neil Robertson, by 9-5 in the end.

Trump llegó a la final del Paul Hunter Classic, but he lost 4-2 ante Mark Allen. Then he suffered two defeats, First and second round, at the hands of Dominic Dale and Jamie Burnett, respectively, within two ranking tournaments. Trump llegó a la final del Champion of Champions, where he lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan by 7-10. The pair also faced in the finals of UK Championship. Trump iba 4-9 below, but he rallied to place the marker 9-9. O'Sullivan ended up winning the match and taking the title by 9-10, confessing that he had been one of the toughest matches of his career.

In the Masters, Trump lost 4-6 against Stephen Maguire in the first round. He became the second 147 of his career in the quarterfinals of the German Masters, but it was eliminated by 4-5 por Mark Selby.

In the inaugural World Grand Prix eliminated by Mark Williams 4-3 in the final black, In his semifinal match against Martin Gould he rallied from 1-5 against, winning five consecutive frames and winning by 6-5. He played against O'Sullivan for the third time in a final this season. Only 4-7 below, but he won six successive frames, including a break of 142, the highest in the tournament, to win 10-7 and claim his second title of the season.

He reached the semifinals of the PTC Grand Final, where he lost 4-2 before Williams.

Trump did his best snooker in the quarterfinals of the World Championship, beating Ding Junhui by a convincing 13-4, He is saying if he could play at the same level the rest of the tournament was to secure his first world title. After an early advantage 2-1 Stuart Bingham in the semifinals, Trump could not regain the lead in the game and ended up losing 16-17 against eventual champion of the world.

Currently he ranked 7 world ranking.

See also

World Championship 2020