Trump takes on Xiao in snooker semi-final

Judd Trump, the tournament's No. 3 seed, in his quarter-final victory on Friday at Bendigo Stadium.

Judd Trump, the tournament's No. 3 seed, in his quarter-final victory on Friday at Bendigo Stadium.

China's Xiao Guodong, the 16th seed, in Friday's quarter-final victory.

China's Xiao Guodong, the 16th seed, in Friday's quarter-final victory.

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.

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