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Bristol's Judd Trump fights to win first snooker World Title at the Crucible

Judd Trump defeated John Higgins to win his first snooker world title at the Crucible Credit: World Snooker

In a record-breaking Crucible final, Judd Trump beat out snooker legend John Higgins to take the World Title.

Bristolian Trump said it was the best snooker he has ever played - and the finishing scores on Monday night showed it.

After being defeated by Higgins in 2011, Trump was on top form as he beat him to lift the world title Credit: World Snooker

Trump lost against John Higgins in his only previous appearance in the final in 2011, but this time he was always in control.

He was 12-5 up after the opening day, at one point winning eight frames in a row with a brilliant display.

And his final winning margin of 18 frames to nine emphasised his dominance over his opponent, who has four world titles to his name.

Trump was simply too good for Higgins, but it was still a breathtaking final, during which the two players shared 11 century breaks and brought up the 100th century of the tournament as well.

As if the standard couldn’t get any higher, in Sunday’s afternoon session, both players also had chances of 147 maximum breaks.

Trump won more than £0.5million for his Crucible victory and is also the first player in history to earn more than a million in a single season.

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Century breaks during the final
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Ton of the tournament played
Trump's talent has been noticeable since he played as a child Credit: ITV News

Trump, however, is not the only one cashing in on his victory.

One eagle-eyed snooker fan spotted star potential when Judd was just eight years old. Neil Morrice bet £10 that Trump would hold a world title before the age of 30 - and the 29-year-old's victory is giving Morrice a cash-out of £10,000.