TRUMP BACK TO WINNING WAYS
Judd Trump sailed through the first qualifying round of the BetVictor German Masters, beating Daniel Wells 5-1 in Barnsley.
Last Wednesday the World Champion suffered a surprise defeat against Ian Burns in the BetVictor European Masters qualifiers but had little trouble on Saturday against Wells.
Trump knocked in breaks of 55, 60 and 109 as he set up a second-round meeting with Stuart Carrington on Sunday. The winner of that match will go through to the final stages at the Tempodrom in Berlin next month.
Amateur Ross Bulman scored his best career result so far, beating world number 12 Barry Hawkins 5-2.
Jordan Brown has knocked David Gilbert out of both qualifying events – the Northern Irishman won 5-4 today, taking a tense deciding frame by clearing from yellow to black.
Scottish Open champion Mark Selby extended his winning streak to ten consecutive matches by beating Fan Zhengyi 5-0 with a top break of 78. Zhao Xintong made a 139 in the decider to beat Ken Doherty 5-4.
John Higgins top-scored with 74 in a 5-1 win over Adam Stefanow while Shaun Murphy came from 2-1 down to beat Joe O’Connor 5-2 with a top run of 81.
Yan Bingtao made breaks of 134 and 131 in a 5-4 defeat of Marco Fu, while Mark Allen top-scored with 79 in a 5-3 success over Kurt Maflin.
Source: World Snooker