Judd Trump secured an imposing 7-1 advantage in his Betfred World Championship quarter-final clash with Stephen Maguire at the Crucible in Sheffield.

Both players are competing in their sixth World Championship quarter-final. Maguire reached this year’s last eight with two nerve shredding victories, beating Tian Pengfei 10-9 and James Cahill 13-12. Trump also required a deciding frame in his 10-9 win over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, before a 13-9 second round win over Ding Junhui yesterday evening.

Bristol’s Trump has enjoyed his finest season on the World Snooker Tour to date. He picked up a second Triple Crown victory by winning the Masters in January. The 29-year-old has also claimed silverware at the Northern Ireland Open and the World Grand Prix.

Trump showed that form in this afternoon’s session, producing a dominant display. He got proceedings underway with a sublime run of 131. Further breaks of 67, 106 and 78 then saw him move 4-0 up at the mid-session interval.

When they returned Trump made it 5-0 with a contribution of 101, his third century of the match. He then made it 6-0, although Maguire replied by taking the seventh frame. Trump then restored his six frame advantage and emerged from the session 7-1 ahead.

They will return for their second session tomorrow afternoon at 2:30pm.


Source: World Snooker