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Trump Makes 800th Century

Judd Trump became the third player in snooker history to reach the landmark of 800 career centuries, during the first day of the BetVictor Championship League Winners’ Group.

Trump joins Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins in reaching the 800 milestone, having made five tons on Thursday to take his career tally to 801.

The tournament will be played to a finish on Friday, and is wide open after the first day of play. John Higgins sits top of the table with three wins, Trump, Kyren Wilson, Graeme Dott and Ali Carter all have two points, while Zhou Yuelong has one.

Higgins, a two-time Championship League winner, beat Mark Williams, Dott and and Zhou before losing 3-1 to Trump.

The final match of the evening on Table 1 saw Trump and Wilson go head-to-head. Both had 147 attempts during the match; Trump potted 15 reds and 15 blacks before leaving the yellow in the jaws in the opening frame. Then, in the second, Wilson made it to 81 before missing a black, while attempting to develop the remaining pack of reds.

Wilson entered the group on 19 centuries for the tournament, three short of the record for most by one player in a single tournament, set by Neil Robertson in the 2014 Championship League. However, the Kettering man hasn’t managed to add to that tally in the three matches he has played so far.

The top four in the group will go into the semi-finals on Friday evening.

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The Winners’ Group continues at 12:30pm on Good Friday. Group fixtures and results can be found at www.championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk

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