Judd Trump 3 – 0 Barry Hawkins
113 – 3 (Trump 82), 17-127 (Trump 127), 1-62 (Trump 61)
Judd Trump 3-2 Stuart Bingham
0-131 (Trump 115), 76-0 (Bingham 76), 72-59, 0-111 (Trump 111), 17-85 (Trump 85)
Barry Hawkins 3-2 Mark Selby
105-0 (Hawkins 105), 0-97 (Selby 97), 19-84, 86-0 (Hawkins 86), 98-1 (Hawkins 59)
Judd Trump has booked his spot in the Winners’ Group of Championship League Snooker after beating Barry Hawkins 3-0 in the Group Three final at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Trump, a three-time Championship League winner was in fine form as he brushed aside Hawkins in under 40 minutes. Championship League Snooker is broadcast on a host of betting websites and on Seca in China.
Overcoming Bingham 3-2 in the group semi-final, Trump amassed six century breaks to his name, three of those coming in the semi-final and final.
“It was a lot better this week, I felt I played pretty well and was able score heavy every time I got in, it’s given me a lot of confidence going into the Masters next week.”: said Trump.
He added: “It was a tough group with a lot of top players involved who were hitting a lot of century breaks, so for me it was perfect preparation for the Masters; anytime you can beat Barry [Hawkins] 3-0 you must be playing pretty well.”
Trump now joins Neil Robertson and Jack Lisowski in the Winners’ Group, which takes place at Barnsley Metrodome on March 13th and 14th. They will be joined by the winners of the next four groups. Stuart Bingham and Mark Selby share the high break prize of Group Three after both scoring breaks of 143 against Kyren Wilson.
Having finished fifth in the round robin group table, Luca Brecel will return to compete in Group Four along with Bingham, Selby, and Hawkins. They will be joined with Ali Carter, Graeme Dott, and Ryan Day.
Championship League Snooker is a venture between Matchroom Sport and Perform where 25 of the game’s elite players compete with matches broadcast on a host of betting websites and on Seca in China.
Each group features seven players with each man playing the other six once in a round-robin basis. Every match is the best of five and the winner gains one point with the loser getting zero.
At the end of the league phase the top four advances to that group’s semi-finals before the two winners meet in the final and the group champion advances to the Winners’ Group in March. The losing finalist, two losing semi-finalists and player finishing fifth move into the next group where they are joined by three new players and the process is repeated.
Group Four commences at 11am on Wednesday January 9th. Live scoring can be found at www.worldsnooker.com. Group fixtures and results can be found at http://www.championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk/