Potting sensation who won the UK title in 2012

 

D.O.B. 21 Aug 1989

 

Lives Romford

 

Turned Pro 2005

 

Ranking titles: Four - China Open 2011, UK Championship 2011, International Championship 2012, Australian Goldfields Open

 

Money list earnings 2012/13 + 2013/14: £407,322

 

Highest Tournament Break 147

 

Trump won the fourth world ranking title of his career at the 2014 Australian Goldfields Open, beating Neil Robertson 9-5 in the final.

 

Trump enjoyed some special moments during the 2013/14 season, though he wasn't able to land a major piece of silverware.

 

His best run in a ranking event came at the German Masters when he reached the final before losing 9-5 to Ding Junhui. Trump also got to the final of the European Tour event in Gloucester, but lost 4-1 to Mark Allen.

 

The left-handed Bristolian did win one title, beating Martin Gould 3-1 in the final of the Championship League event in Essex. And he made the first official 147 of his career, during the Antwerp Open in a match against Mark Selby.

 

At the World Championship, Trump knocked out Tom Ford and Ryan Day to reach the quarter-finals, then looked in control of his match against Neil Robertson when he led 11-8, but eventually lost 13-11.

 

"You're never going to get an easy game here, especially in the quarter-finals," said Trump. "I knew he wasn't going to give in, he was going to stick to his game plan. I'm just disappointed that at 11-8 I didn't get any chances."

 

In 2012 Trump was the first winner of the International Championship in Chengdu, China. He came from 8-6 down in the final to beat Neil Robertson 10-8 to land the £125,000 top prize and win the third ranking title of his career. That gave him a brief spell on top of the world rankings.

 

 

In December 2011 Trump won the  UK Championship at the York Barbican. With his sensational brand of attacking snooker, the sport's new Boy Wonder went all the way to the trophy at the second biggest ranking tournament, beating Mark Allen 10-8 in a high quality final.

 

"It's an unbelievable feeling to win this tournament. I needed to step my game up and I did it," said Trump, who coined the phrase 'naughty snooker' during the tournament to describe his audacious potting.

 

 In 2011, Trump enjoyed a brilliant run to the final at the Crucible. He knocked out defending champion Neil Robertson, Martin Gould, Graeme Dott and Ding Junhui, to set up a classic final against John Higgins.

 


But in the end Higgins proved too strong, winning 18-15 and leaving Trump to wonder what might have been. "To get to the final is a good achievement," said Trump. "The support I have received has been unbelieveable."

 

The left-hander had won his maiden ranking title just a few weeks earlier at the China Open in Beijing, beating Mark Selby 10-8 in the final.

 

During his debut season in 2005/06, Trump became the youngest player ever to qualify for a ranking event venue by making the final stages of the Welsh Open. In 2003, he became the youngest ever winner of the Pontin's Open, beating Mike Hallett in the final.

 

In 2004, aged 14 years and 208 days, he became the youngest player to make a competitive maximum 147 break, beating the record set by Ronnie O'Sullivan in 1991. The record was later beaten by Jamie Jones.

 

Away from snooker he enjoys driving fast cars, playing table tennis and socialising