TRUMP WINS

WINNER: Snooker Goldfields Open champion Judd Trump after his wIn against Neil Robertson. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

WINNER: Snooker Goldfields Open champion Judd Trump after his wIn against Neil Robertson. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

English ace defeats Neil Robertson in the Goldfields Open

JUDD Trump has been crowned the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open champion.

The Englishman won the fourth-ranking title of his career, defeating snooker's world number one, Neil Robertson in-front of a packed crowd at the Bendigo Stadium on Sunday night.

Trump won the best of 17 contest, 9 to 5.

Trump reeled off five frames in a row to claim an unassailable lead and the major share of the $500,000 prize pool.

"None of us were playing our best snooker and even at 8-3, I knew he was more than capable of winning six frames in a row and not give me a chance, so I had to take my chances and in the end I did," Trump said.

"I played some good snooker."

Robertson mounted a spirited fight-back in the second session of the final, but it wasn't enough. 

The Australian admitted Trump played better in the final.

"It was a strange final, we could both play a lot better than that," Robertson said.

"Both of us were making it to 40 or 50 and running out of position and I couldn’t capitalise on those sorts of mistakes, he probably did that a bit better than me."

Robertson said there was no excuses for his performance.

"Whenever a sports person enters an arena or crosses the white line you are committing yourself you are declaring yourself 100 percent fit and he was too good for me," he said.

RUNNER-UP: Neil Robertson takes a shot.

RUNNER-UP: Neil Robertson takes a shot.

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