Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Trump Beats O'Sullivan to Claim £100,000 Top Prize

By: Markus Noé

This past Sunday in Llandudno located in North Wales the final of the 2015 Grand Prix took place. The field featured most of the top players in the world. Current reigning World Champion Mark Selby participated along with other big names in the world of Snooker such as Neil Robertson,Ding Junhui, Mark Davis and many more.

The two finalist Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan had two very different paths to the finals. Trump battled through many close matches in which he was down multiple frames each set, but was able to find a way through. For O'Sullivan leading up to the final he only dropped 3 frames the entire tournament, including a whitewash of Stuart Bingham 6-0 in the semi-final.

There was no doubt that O'Sullivan was the favourite based on his performance this week. However as we all learned leading up to the final you cannot count Trump out. The 25 year old Trump was down most of this match which was a best of 19 frames. Early on he was down 4-1 and then at 7-4 down he made an improbable comeback.This thrilled those in attendance as he went on to win the next 6 frames to claim the Grand Prix title 10-7. Trump also claimed the high run prize of 5,000£ with a 142.

Here is a link to the entire finals for your viewing pleasure.

No comments:

Post a Comment