Tamworth snooker player David Gilbert loses to Judd Trump in World Snooker Championships

The quarter-finals escapes his grasp


Photo credit: Bill da Flute

Tamworth snooker player David Gilbert has been knocked out of the World Snooker Championships after losing 13-8 to world number one Judd Trump.

The 39-year-old trailed 11-5 overnight ahead of Monday’s final session.

The world number 15 managed to fight back to 12-8 but lost a 13th decisive frame to the tournament favourite.

Gilbert had been 3-1 up in the first session on Sunday.

But two centuries in four frames from Trump saw him take hold a firm grip on the match, leaving him with just one frame to win going into Monday.

He knocked in a break of 107 – his fourth ton of the match – to seal his place in the quarter-final.

In the 16 matches Gilbert has played against Trump, he has lost 10, drawn one and won five.

His best performance at the tournament came in 2019 when he reached the semi-finals.

Gilbert’s exit means Staffordshire’s representation in this year’s World Snooker Championships is over.

Liam Highfield of Hartshill was knocked out of the competition after suffering a 10-4 defeat to Trump in the first round on Wednesday.

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