Judd Trump secured a record sixth ranking title of the season at the 2020 Gibraltar Trophy with a 4-3 victory over rival Kyren Wilson in the final.
World number one Trump continued his incredible dominance of the World Snooker Tour by becoming the most successful player in a single season in the sport’s history.
The 30-year-old followed up his recent triumphs at the International Championship, World Open, Northern Ireland Open, German Masters and Players Championship by sealing glory in Gibraltar and with it the lucrative BetVictor European Series bonus.
As well as the £50,000 winner’s cheque, Trump also scooped the £150,000 European Series bonus and the £5,000 tournament high break prize after making a stunning 144 in the final.
The tournament was played behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with matches in the earlier rounds having gone ahead without a referee.
Trump began the final day with a 4-1 victory over Li Hang before overcoming Liang Wenbo by the same scoreline in the Quarter-Finals.
He then edged out another Chinese ace in Xiao Guodong in a last-frame decider thanks to a clinical break of 123.
Trump entered the final knowing that victory would see him clinch the lucrative European Series bonus at the expense of Neil Robertson, and opened up in style with a majestic break of 125.
Wilson responded superbly with a break of 115 to level, but only for Trump to regain the lead with a blistering break of 144 to deny his close friend Jack Lisowski the high break prize.
Wilson made a 56 break en route to sealing frame four, and a tactical fifth also went the way of ‘The Warrior’ as he moved within one of the winning line.
Trump, however, piled in his 97th century of the season with a clearance of 123 before dominating the decider with a 63 break to take the title.
The result also means John Higgins is assured of a place in next week’s Tour Championship – which is scheduled to go ahead in Llandudno despite the widespread postponements in the sporting calendar.