Judd Trump delivered a dominant performance at the UK Championship in York, securing a spot in the quarter-finals with a 6-0 victory over Jamie Jones. Despite battling flu-like symptoms, the 34-year-old built on his earlier 6-1 win over Pang Junxu, opening the match with a century break which marked his 950th career century. Trump capitalized on Welshman Jones’ mistakes, clinching the win with another impressive display, and now looks like a strong contender for this year’s title following his previous success in the tournament.
Trump, who has previously reached the final of the UK Championship, shared his confidence in a post-match interview with BBC Sport, expressing his readiness to face Mark Selby in the next round. Meanwhile, on another table, Ding Junhui defeated Tom Ford 6-3, and Selby emerged victorious in a tense last-frame match against Barry Hawkins. These results set the stage for further exciting matchups at the championship as the competition progresses.