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Selt Takes CLS Group Two Honours

Matthew Selt, a late call up for Championship League Snooker Group Two, grabbed the opportunity with both hands as he beat Judd Trump 3-2 in the final at Crondon Park Golf Club in Essex.

Selt was handed a place in the event at short notice when Neil Robertson withdrew on Tuesday evening, and took full advantage. The Essex potter bagged £6,200 for his efforts and will be back in February for the final group where the big money is at stake as well as a spot in the prestigious Champion of Champions.

“It has been enjoyable and a great experience. I have been to the Championship League to watch before and it is a tournament I always wanted to play in,” said Selt.

“My form has carried on this week. I have had some good wins and some tough matches. In the final I played well but so did Judd and maybe 3-2 was the right result.

“I am playing well at the moment. Coming back for the Winners’ Group is another good tournament with big money to play for.”

Earlier Selt had scored a 3-2 semi-final win over Ali Carter, who was looking to eclipse Trump in the Championship League Snooker all-time money list. Trump, on the other hand, made light work of Marco Fu with a 3-0 victory.

Trump, Fu, Carter and fifth placed finisher Stuart Bingham will return in Group Three on 19th January where they will be joined by Mark Davis, Ryan Day and Ricky Walden.

Results

The Final
Matthew Selt 3-2 Judd Trump
71-12 (46), 59-2 (45), 61-75 (Selt 54, Trump 42), 9-77 (38, 33), 83-0 (30)

Semi Finals
Judd Trump 3-0 Marco Fu
71-23 (53), 76-25 (61), 65-2 (34)

Ali Carter 2-3 Matthew Selt
54-53(Carter 31), 58-44 (Carter 31), 10-77 (68), 0-85 (50, 35), 4-57 (50)

Thursday group matches

Stuart Bingham 2-3 Robert Milkins
65-40 (Bingham 31), 61-45 (Bingham 41), 1-91 (35, 47), 2-64 (39), 1-75 (66)

Matthew Selt 3-2 Ali Carter
117-5 (108), 74-29 (58), 60-78 (Carter 31), 8-69 (69), 78-8 (30, 48)

Marco Fu 3-0 Michael Holt
79-1 (79), 134-0 (134), 105-24 (101)

Judd Trump 3-1 Robert Milkins
102-7 (79), 0-75 (50), 57-22 (50), 102-23 (76)

Stuart Bingham 1-3 Ali Carter
8-78 (39), 64-48 (Carter 37), 10-87, 50-64 (Carter 32)

Matthew Selt 1-3 Michael Holt
78-6 (48, 30), 41-65, 40-64, 28-55

Judd Trump 1-3 Ali Carter
0-85 (85), 0-74 (74), 86-29 (63), 25-74 (62)

Matthew Selt 3-2 Robert Milkins
116-1 (105), 62-15, 11-64 (37), 47-70 (Selt 47, Milkins 45), 61-58 (Milkins 36)

Stuart Bingham 3-2 Marco Fu
53-25 (Bingham 33), 31-64 (42), 113-4 (113), 16-60, 69-40 (Bingham 48, Fu 40)

CENTURY BREAKS
Ali Carter 138 v Robert Milkins
Marco Fu 134 v Matthew Selt
Marco Fu 134 v Michael Holt
Stuart Bingham 113 v Marco Fu
Matthew Selt 108 v Ali Carter
Matthew Selt 105 v Robert Milkins
Judd Trump 104 v Michael Holt
Marco Fu 101 v Michael Holt
Judd Trump 100 v Marco Fu
Judd Trump 100 v Marco Fu