The World Snooker Championship is the most prestigious tournament in professional snooker, but it has been marred by controversy as players and spectators alike have accused organisers of corrupt practices. However, the sport’s governing body announced that a new format will be introduced for 2022 with many of these controversies resolved.
The “bbc sport” is reporting that Judd Trump has been crowned the winner of the World Snooker Championship 2022.
In 2019, Judd Trump won the World Championship.
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At the World Championship in Sheffield, former champion Judd Trump defeated Iranian newcomer Hossein Vafaei 10-4.
Trump, 32, was not at his best in the first round, but he grabbed control with a 6-3 lead and won four of the following five games to easily advance.
In the following round, Trump will play Anthony McGill of Scotland.
In their second-round match, three-time champion Mark Williams blasted away fellow Welshman Jackson Page with a burst of scoring to set up a 7-1 advantage.
Williams and Page will restart their best-of-25 match on Friday morning, with the 47-year-old needing only six more frames to advance to the quarter-finals.
The two players are well acquainted, having practiced together and Williams referring to Page as his “fourth son,” inviting him to his home to play cards and eat pizza with his other three sons.
Williams, on the other hand, showed no mercy at the table, rattling in breaks of 125, 74, 53, 50, 100, 75, 51, and 121 to seize total control.
Page received a standing ovation when he finally got on the scoreboard, but he only scored 134 points in the whole session and may not be able to compete in Friday’s final session.
Meanwhile, following a high-class first session, Scotland’s Stephen Maguire took a 5-3 lead against China’s Zhao Xintong.
Between UK champion Zhao’s 136 clearance and Maguire’s two centuries, the duo recommenced on Friday afternoon.
‘When I’m on vacation, I’ll be a lot happier.’
Trump has had a disappointing season by his standards, winning just the Turkish Masters and Champion of Champions, and recently admitted to Sport that he has lost interest in snooker.
The world number four hit 110 to take a 3-0 lead, and Vafaei, although settling down and drawing level, was unable to take the lead.
Despite Vafaei stroking in a fantastic 121 clearance, Trump showed his expertise with a run of five frames in a row proving pivotal, and he watched his opponent complete victory.
Trump became the first player to capture six ranking championships in a single season the following season after winning the world title in 2019.
“Not much, no,” Trump said when asked whether his attitude had improved after winning his opening. When I’m on vacation, I’ll be a lot happier. It is impossible for anybody in sport to reach a level where they are not performing at that level all of the time.
“It’s more enjoyable for me to do it with all of my family and friends present than to do it alone, as many competitions require.” I’m much more at ease, calm, and want to feel like I’m at home so I can unwind in between bouts.
“Six events [in a season] is a difficult feat for anybody. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the sport. It had never occurred before, so I was fortunate to see it and be the one who did it. To be honest, I doubt anybody will win six tournaments.”
“I achieved history for my nation – it was a really huge accomplishment for me and snooker,” said qualifier Vafaei, who became the first player from Iran to compete in the Crucible. It was a fantastic trip, and I really enjoyed myself.
“We all lose in life, and we all have ups and downs, but I am determined to come back stronger. As usual, nothing has changed.”
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