Judd Trump will arrive at the European Masters in Germany with a spring in his step after winning a Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) competition in Huangguoshu.
As the 2023–24 snooker season is about to heat up, in the championship match, the 2019 world champion defeated John Higgins. Trump and the company will return to China in September for the Shanghai Masters.
Judd Trump won a Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) Tour match in Huangguoshu to position himself for the upcoming season.
Trump was one of several well-known figures from the snooker world that flew to China.
Early tournament exits included Jack Lisowski and Stephen Hendry, but Mark Allen, John Higgins, Kyren Wilson, Mark Williams, and Trump had successful matches.
The only local player to end the European domination and reach to the semi-finals was Yuan Sijun, a quarterfinalist at the British Open and Welsh Open in the previous season. In the last two games, Higgins defeated Yuan 4-0 and Trump defeated Wilson 4-3.
Trump defeated Higgins 5-1 in the championship match, which was a rather one-sided contest. Following his victory, Trump posted on social media, saying: “Nice start to the season in China.”
For the European Masters in Germany, which begins on August 22, Trump and company will now return to Europe.
In Nurnberg, the 2019 world champion will face Mohamed Ibrahim in the opening round.
Trump and his professional colleagues will only be in Europe for a brief period since the Shanghai Masters is back on the schedule, and the competitors will fly back to China on September 11 to begin the competition.