Judd Trump is an English professional snooker player from Bristol who is a former world champion and former world number one. Widely regarded as one of the sport’s most talented players, he is currently sixth on the list of all-time ranking event winners, with 23 ranking titles.
Trump won his maiden ranking title at the 2011 China Open, was runner-up to John Higgins at the 2011 World Snooker Championship, and captured his first Triple Crown title at the 2011 UK Championship. By the end of the 2017–18 season, he had won eight ranking titles, but was facing persistent criticism that he was underachieving in the sport, given his talent. In the 2018–19 season, his form and focus notably improved. He completed his Triple Crown by winning both the Masters and World Championship, won two other ranking events, and became the first player to win over £1 million in prize money in a single season. In the 2019–20 season, he won six ranking events, setting a new record for the most ranking titles in a single season. He added a further five ranking titles during the 2020–21 season. Voted the World Snooker Tour’s Player of the Year for three consecutive years from 2019 to 2021, he was inducted into the Snooker Hall of Fame in 2021. In the same year, he crossed over into nine-ball pool, making his debut at the 2021 U.S. Open Pool Championship.
Trump has compiled more than 800 century breaks in professional competition, making him the third player, after Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins, to reach this milestone. In the 2019–20 season, he became the second player, after Neil Robertson, to achieve 100 century breaks in a single season. He has also made six maximum breaks in his career.