Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Green Baize King Trump Serves Up Six of Best ; Snooker

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Green Baize King Trump Serves Up Six of Best ; Snooker

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JUDD Trump showed some ominous form with three centuries as he beat Fraser Patrick 6-3 to reach the last 16 of the UK Championship at York's Barbican Centre.

The Bristolian surged into a 4-0 interval lead and though his opponent came back into the game, he had enough of a cushion and was always comfortable.

Trump made an 85 break in the first frame and when he made 129 and 130 in the next two, it looked like being a short afternoon's work.

Patrick was in first with 59 in frame four but could not close it out and Trump nicked it for a 4-0 lead.

The interval came at a good time for Patrick and he got on the board with a 66 break and then closed further to 4-2. The players shared the next two frames with half-centuries before Trump wrapped up the game with his third century, a 104.

Trump's attitude has often been criticised but this season he has won the Australian Goldfields Open, his first ranking tournament win for nearly two years, and reached the final of the recent Champion of Champions event in Coventry. …

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