ENGLAND'S Judd Trump is through to the grand final of the $500,000 Australian Snooker Goldfields Open in Bendigo.
Trump scored a 6-3 victory in Saturday's first semi-final against China's Xiao Guodong at Bendigo Stadium.
Although he was in control for most of the contest, Trump felt the pressure when Xiao closed within a frame, 3-4 down after the seventh.
Trump won the next two frames to clinch victory.
He won the ninth frame, 69-0.
The tournament's No.3 seed, Trump racked a break of 103 as he won the eighth frame.
Fans are being treated to a superb contest.
Xiao won the seventh frame to keep the heat on his opponent from England.
Trump struck back after Xiao won frame five by racking up a break of 94 in a 113-6 victory in the sixth.
Xiao kept the heat on the tournament's No.3 seed as he won the fifth frame, 73-19, in the best-off-11 frame contest at Bendigo Stadium in Marong Road.
Trump won consecutive frames, with the latest victory being 88-27.
The English ace achieved a break of 101 as he won frame three, 101-31.
Xiao won frame two, 78-48.
Trump made a superb start as he racked up a break of 114 to win the opening frame.
The semi-finals action rolls on Saturday night when the tournament's No.1 seed, Australia's top gun Neil Robertson takes on England's Mark Davis.
The Robertson-Davis clash hits off at 7pm.