Plenty of practice over the Christmas period paid off for Judd Trump as he won Group Two of Championship League Snooker, defeating Mark Williams in the final on Thursday evening.
For Williams it was his second attempt to reach the finals but he takes £8,000 forward into Group Three. Earlier both players enjoyed 3-0 semi-final wins over Mark Selby and Joe Perry.
“I normally seem to play quite well here but I started off slowly this time. Towards the end in the knockout I played better, against Selby and Williams I got a bit of confidence and hopefully I can take that into the Masters,” said Trump.
“I have practised hard over Christmas so I would have been disappointed to go out early, and I didn’t play well on the first day. To win the group like that I am pleased.
“I haven’t won a tournament this season so this is a big tournament for me now as I need to win one, so I am pleased to get through to Winners’ Group,” he added.
Taking place at Crondon Park Golf Club in Essex, Championship League Snooker features seven players with the winner moving forward to the final all-winners group and the bottom two players leaving the competition.
Williams, Perry, Selby, and Ricky Walden will be joined on 25th January by Stephen Maguire, Marco Fu and Michael White as Group Three convenes. Click here for results and fixtures
Mark Selby 0-3 Judd Trump
7-66 (47), 56-64, 5-79 (79)
Mark Williams 3-0 Joe Perry
66-45 (Williams 36, Perry 41), 92-0 (82), 65-19
Judd Trump 3-1 Mark Williams
65-24 (47), 70-61(Trump 35, Williams 53), 13-104 (103), 127-0 (103)