Current World Champion Judd Trump claimed his second World ranking title of the 2019/2020 season at the World Open in Yushan over the weekend.
He defeated the Thai whirlwind Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10 – 5, to bag another 150K in the bank and his 13th ranking title.
Un-Nooh had the biggest payout of his career pocketing 75K and came close to winning his second ranking title. He won the Shootout in February.
Trump also won 6K for the high break prize of 144.
The 30-year-old Bristol potter has had an incredible year of snooker. It started with him winning the Masters in London and then in May claiming the second triple crown event the World Championship in Sheffield.
Can he do the treble, all in the same year, with just the UK Championship left?
In between that, he’s won one of the Coral World series of events and two of the major Chinese events, including last week’s World Open.
Trump goes to this week’s Champion of Champions event in Coventry as one of the favourites, with only this major event at the Ricoh yet to be ticked off his list to add to his CV.
Ronnie O’Sullivan has won the Champion of Champions event three times, but Trump will be looking to add his now Legend name to the title, with the likes of Neil Robertson, John Higgins and Shaun Murphy, also former winners of the event.
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