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Champion of Champions 2014 – Judd makes it to the Final

3 November 2014 No Comment

The Champion of Champions was back at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from November 3 to November 9, 2014. Judd was in action in Group 2 and beat Stephen Mark Selby by 4-1. Neil, heading Group 3, beat Ali Carter by 4-0 and Ricky Walden y 6-3. They played each other in the semi finals, and It’s Judd who booked his place in the Final against Ronnie O’Sullivan. He lost 10-7 but it was an absolute cracker of a match and Judd showed what a great player he is.

Last 16 – Judd Trump 4-1 Stephen Maguire
Scores (Judd first): 82(82)-0, 106(106)-0, 103(37,66)-6, 63(55)-65(40), 101(89)-0
Referee: Paul Collier
Centuries: Judd: 106

Scary performance from Judd overall …

Quarter final – Judd Trump 6-1 Mark Selby
Scores (Judd first): 67-53(53), 77(42)-42(36), 1-86(38), 75(38,37)-0, 108(68,40)-0, 88(70)-0,123(119) -12
Referee: Brendan Moore
Centuries: Judd: 119

Judd played really well and Mark had no answer…

Last 16 – Neil Robertson 4-0 Ali Carter
Scores (Neil first): 103(38,50)-14, 113(111)-8, 106(106)-23, 76-23
Referee: Brendan Moore
Centuries: Neil: 111, 106
Neil was ruthless and professional, didn’t let any emotional considerations come in the way. And he looked very sharp out there!

Quarter Final – Neil Robertson 6-3 Ricky Walden
Scores (Neil first): 0-130(43,87), 70(64)-21, 134(134)-0, 53(53)-64(37), 0-106(45,61), 74(59)-4, 64(36)-55(46), 71(37)-13, 66-27
Referee: Brendan Moore
Centuries: Neil: 134

Semi Final – Neil Robertson 4-6 Judd Trump
Scores (Neil first): 71(65)-1, 1-70, 63(49)-66(36,30), 55(31)-72(45), 65(53)-20, 54(54)-74(33), 64(39)-8, 31(31)-69(56), 118(117)-0, 62(38)-71(51)
Referee: Paul Collier

The final – Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-7 Judd Trump
Scores (Ronnie first): 137(137)-0, 82(78)-0, 25-100(31,39,30), 63(47)-73(40), 137(50,87)-0, 80(80)-0,34-89(58), 139(139)-0, 134(134)-0,70(70)-61(56), 114(40,70)-23, 9-113(102), 0-100(100), 0-70(69), 0-90(90), 82(63)-46, 109(109)-0
Referee: Brendan Moore
Centuries: Ronnie: 137,139, 134, 109; Judd: 102, 100
This is one of the best match you will ever see. Ronnie was in blistering form and Judd showed his class by the way he came back at him in the second session, winning four frames on the trot with two centuries.
After the match Judd had no complains:

“One hundred percent I would have won if it was against anyone else, I would have won comfortably. For me, that is what the game is all about, getting that sort of opponent to bring you on and in other sports there is that kind of rivalry and I think I need Ronnie to push myself to the next level.

“I knew I was playing okay at 8-3 down but it just wasn’t going right for me. Then he missed one or two and that was it, I got a bit of confidence and momentum, got back into the game and then even at 8-7 I nearly nicked that frame and that would have been a big frame. The way he shut out the match was just typical Ronnie.

“I showed a lot of maturity this week. At times I wasn’t playing great stuff but I just stuck in there, which I probably wouldn’t have done a few seasons ago. The way I came back today under pressure, there is a lot to take and a lot to look forward to.”

Here is Judd’s post-match interview:

And the full match report on Worldsnooker

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