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Bristol Post
Richard Forrester

Bristolian snooker legend Judd Trump to be handed an MBE for his services to the sport

Bristolian Judd Trump will be handed an MBE for his services to snooker and charity for the Queen's Birthday Honours.

The 32-year-old, 23-time major tournament winner, is one of 14 names in the South West to be handed the honour 11 years after winning his first major title.

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 Ronnie O'Sullivan at the top with 39. The two contested the final of the World Championship in May with O'Sullivan winning 18-13.

Born in Whitchuch, Trump won his first major title at the 2011 China Open and followed that up in the same year with the UK Championship victory.

He was crowned Snooker World Champion in 2019 for the first and only time with an 18-9 victory over Scotsman John Higgins. That was over a period where Trump was at his pinnacle, winning 10 major titles over a two-year span including setting a new record for winning the most ranking titles in a single season with six including the Triple Crown.

During that season, he also became the first player to win over £1million in prize money in a single season. Trump would also be named the World Snooker Tour's Player of the Year for three consecutive years from 2019 to 2021. Last year he also won his first Champion of Champions title before being conducted into the Snooker Hall of Fame.

This year, the former world number one finished runner-up to Joe Perry in the Welsh Open before beating Matthew Selt at the Turkish Masters. Trump then narrowly missed out on his second World Snooker Championship when he lost to O'Sullivan in the final. At the end of this snooker season, Trump jumped from fourth to second in the world rankings.

Trump is also an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust and was involved with the South West Appeal to fundraise for the unit at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. He also auctioned off his title-winning shoes for the Jessie May charity, based locally in Bristol raising an impressive £3,100.

The Jessie May charity is a palliative care service that provides home care for children and young people with terminal or life-limiting conditions.

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