Full Name: Judd Trump
Birth date: 21st August 1989
Born in: Bristol, UK
Nickname: Judd ‘THE ACE’ Trump
Known for: Fast playing style, natural talent, fun personality & ‘cool’ haircut.
Judd Trump was born 21 August 1989 in Bristol. His many nicknames include ‘The Ace’, ‘The Ace In The Pack’, ‘Mr Haircut 100’ and ‘Juddernaught’. He is an English professional Snooker Player.
Aged just 14, he became the youngest player in history to make a competitive 147. In 2011 he won his first ranking title (the China Open) beating Mark Selby 10-8 in the final.
In the same year he won the UK Championship beating Mark Allen.
Trump joined the professional tour in 2005, and became the youngest player ever to qualify for the final stages of a ranking tournament (Welsh Open).
Judd also became the third youngest player ever to reach the World Championship in 2007. He played Shaun Murphy, the 2005 champion, in the first round, and lost 6-10 despite having led 6-5.
Judd missed out on the World Championship in 2007/2008 after a 9-10 loss to Joe Swail.
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In 2009 Trump ended the season in the Top 32 of the rankings for the first time. He was coached for a short time by Tony Chappel.
He also qualified for the Premier League, and won 4 of his 6 matches, losing to O’Sullivan in the semi-final.
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In 2010 Judd joined the Romford based snooker agency Grove Leisure. In the 2010/2011 season he defeated Mark Selby at the China Open and won his first major title in a ranking event whilst also making his 100th competitive century break.
Judd started the season with a 3-5 loss to Mark Davis in the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open first round.
However, this disappointment was soon forgotten as he won the 2nd PTC of the Season, beating Ding Junhui 4-0 in the final at a virtual home venue of the South West Snooker Academy. Judd then lost 5-1 against Stuart Bingham in the Shanghai Masters first round.
Trump finished runner-up to Neil Robertson in the 8th PTC event of the season, but immediately rediscovered his winning touch by capturing Event 9 by defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-3 in the final in Antwerp, Belgium in just over an hours worth of play.
He would later top the Order of Merit after all twelve PTC events had been played, thus qualifying for the 2012 Finals.
On 11 December 2011, Trump won his second ranking event tournament, the 2011 UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York.
Trump beat Dominic Dale 6-4 in the last 32, before winning the final two frames of the second round to edge out Ronnie O’Sullivan, 6-5.
After the match Trump claimed that he had been ‘outplayed’ and was ‘lucky’ to have got through. He then dispatched Stephen Maguire 6-3 and faced Neil Robertson in the semi-finals.
The semi-final was a tight and nervy affair, with Trump stating afterwards that he believed Robertson was trying to stifle his natural game by, ‘slowing it down’ and ‘making things awkward’, but nevertheless the Bristolian triumphed, 9-7 to reach his first UK final.
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In the final he played Mark Allen and trailed 1-3 early on in the best-of-19 frames match. However, Trump then produced a match-defining run of seven straight frames to take an 8-3 lead.
Despite a strong fightback from Allen, who won five of the next six frames to trail just 8-9, Trump went on to clinch the 18th frame with a break of 91 and win the final by 10 frames to 8.
Judd continued his fine form by reaching the semi-finals of the Masters in January.
He beat Stuart Bingham in the first round and O’Sullivan once more in the quarters 6-2, to make his record against the three-time World Champion five wins and two defeats, from their seven meetings in tournament play.
He played Robertson in the last four for the second successive major event and it was the Australian who exacted his revenge from the defeat suffered in York a month earlier, as he triumphed 6-3.
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