Joy for Judd at Pontin's

Judd Trump has today followed up his recent run to the semi-finals of the Sangsom 6-Red event in Thailand with victory in the third event of the 2009/10 Pontin’s Pro-Am Series…

Judd Trump 5-2 Peter Lines
49(45)-66(36), 57(31c)-52, 59-43, 60(60)-45(31), 48(40)-65(32), 87(87)-0, 80(44)-35

It has been a strange couple of days for Judd as due to the unseeded draws in the competition, he found himself facing arguably his toughest opponent back in round one. Eventually however he came through to win 5-4 against Stoke’s Jamie Cope and from there managed to see off Mark Chung, Matthew Day, Craig Steadman and Event Two winner Michael White for the loss of just three frames to make the final.

There he would meet world number 64 Peter Lines who himself had an up and down run to the final. Following a comfortable 5-0 win over Damien Wilkes in the first round he was then taken to a decider by Irishman Vinnie Muldoon, before also being given a real challenge by Mark Joyce before emerging a 5-3 winner. From there however 5-0 whitewashes over both Dave Harold and Event Two finalist Paul Davison ensured that he would have a crack against Trump for the 1,500 ranking points on offer.

Though he managed to take the opening frame however, the next three frames went to Judd as he surged into a 3-1 lead early on. Peter did manage to keep himself in touch by taking frame five but breaks of 87 and 44 from the Bristol teenager gave him the victory and another confidence boost going into what promises to be a huge season for him.

To view the final draw in full over at Global Snooker, please click here.