World number 22 Kyren Wilson is the first man through to the semi-finals of the Champion of Champions in Coventry on a day that saw group favourites Judd Trump and Stuart Bingham fall by the conclusion of the first session.
Just a few days ago 23-year-old Kyren Wilson was the last man standing at the Shanghai Masters as he defeated Judd Trump 10-9 to win his first ranking event title.
On Tuesday I caught up with the new world number 22 as he looked back at a memorable week that incredibly might never have been, with a visa scare at one stage threatening his participation at the venue stages.
Kyren also discusses how he has rediscovered his form after a difficult 2014/15, as well as thanking some of those who have helped him most along the way…
As the dust settles on Kyren Wilson’s remarkable victory at the Shanghai Masters, the official world rankings will now be revised for the second time this season as Kyren is rewarded for his victory with a 32 place rise up the list.
Continue reading for more information on the key changes to the seeding list, which will now be used to determine the seedings for the International Championship…
Congratulations to 23-year-old Kyren Wilson who has today edged out Judd Trump 10-9 to win his first ranking event title at the 2015 Shanghai Masters.
The world number 54 earns £85,000 and will climb to 22nd place in the rankings, as well as booking his place in November’s Champion of Champions event in Coventry.
It is no great surprise that 2012 runner-up Judd Trump has successfully navigated his way through to draw to reach his ninth career ranking event final at the Shanghai Masters, but few would have expected his opponent tomorrow to be world number 54 Kyren Wilson who today defeated Mark Allen 6-1 to reach his first final.
It feels like a long time since we last saw the players in ranking event action and indeed it has been, as over two months have passed since July’s Australian Goldfields Open.
Next week though the professionals will be back in action at the 2015 Shanghai Masters, with Stuart Bingham looking to defend the title that he won 12 months ago and following the event will also come the second mid-season seeding revision of the current season.