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Judd Trump bags a whopping 504K this season in 2019 so far…

World Champion Judd Trump rolled to yet another title this season – claiming the 2019 19.com Northern Ireland Open title defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan 9 – 7 in a top-quality final. 

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Three finals in three weeks for Judd Trump…

The 30-year-old’s prize money total for this current season so far has just topped the half-a-million mark as the Ace in the Pack has claimed three big titles already.

Judd started off the season winning the International Championship in Daqing, then, a few months later won the World Open but a few weeks ago. Now, he claimed his second Northern Ireland Open, defending the title from last season and becoming the first player to successfully defend a Home Nations title.

Squeezed in between that was his final appearance in the elite Champion of Champions final against Neil Robertson where he only narrowly lost 10 – 9!.

Three finals in three weeks.

He bagged 70K for the win in Belfast and lifted the Alex Higgins trophy.

It was fitting that two of the World’s best appeared in the final again, as Ronnie was potentially on for a 37th ranking title, which would have put him on top of the list of ranking wins – beating Stephen Hendry’s 36.

Ronnie will be defending his UK Championship in York in a week or so time.

But Judd will have ideas of scooping the treble in York by becoming the fourth player to win snooker’s triple crown’s all in one year, including two in a season – that being the Masters, UK and World Championship.

Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Mark Williams have won the triple crown in the same year of two seasons.

It’s rare for current World Champions to have so much success in the season after scooping the World title, especially their first. Judd has got better and better since the World final where he steam-rollered John Higgins.

Ironically, the Juddernaut played John Higgins in the semi-finals in Belfast and outplayed John yet again in every department.

Trump is getting better and better…

Judd is riding the crest of a wave at moment, but it doesn’t look like his form will dip just yet.

York will be the next BIG test for Judd.

Watch as coach Steve Barton explains how to do Judd Trump’s impressive exhibition black he made against John Higgins in the semi-finals below.

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Judd Trump Silences Critics – For Now

 

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Judd Trump has silenced his critics after successfully claiming the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast over the weekend.

The 29-year-old Juddernaut had not won a tournament since his European Masters triumph over a year ago as he edged Ronnie O’Sullivan 9 – 7 in a gripping final at the Waterfront.

It was nip and tuck for most of the match but Judd towards the end took advantage of some rare O’Sullivan mistakes to see it out and pocket the 70K first prize and lift the Alex Higgins trophy.

O’Sullivan said after he was enjoying his snooker, but glad he didn’t have to get up at 10AM the next morning to fly to another event.

Trump said the win was one of his best so far, and it meant a lot to be able to shut up some of his critics who have been questioning how far he can go in the game.

So far, Trump has won nine ranking titles – but has yet, despite all his talent not managed to push on with the World Championship to which he was a finalist in 2011.

However, he said during the week-long event that he’s upped his practice to six to seven hours a day and had hired his brother Jack to help him out on the tour and give him support.

He added coming into the event that he knew he would win one at some point, saying he felt confident with his game.

In finals, O’Sullivan and Trump have played eight times, with Trump winning five of them!

O’Sullivan will head off to the UK Championship in York to defend his title he won last year and he won his first ranking title in the UK at the age of 17.