Players Championship snooker results LIVE: Judd Trump loses, Ronnie O’Sullivan in action | Other | Sport


The Players Championship takes place this week – but Judd Trump’s chances of retaining his title and winning a 22nd ranking snooker event are over. The top 16 players in the rankings across the last year all take part in the tournament, including Jordan Brown who beat Ronnie O’Sullivan in last Sunday’s Welsh Open final. Express Sport provides live scores and results all the way up until the final.

Players Championship results LIVE

Monday February 22

Evening session (7pm)

RESULT: Judd Trump 5-6 Stuart Bingham
RESULT: Kyren Wilson 6-1 Ryan Day

Tuesday February 23

Afternoon session (1pm)

RESULT: Jack Lisowski 6-3 Martin Gould
RESULT: Neil Robertson 6-1 Lu Ning

Evening session (7pm)

RESULT: Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-5 Ding Junhui
RESULT: Zhou Yuelong 5-6 Barry Hawkins

Wednesday February 24

Afternoon session (1pm)

Mark Selby vs Mark Williams
Jordan Brown vs John Higgins

Day one review – Trump out

Defending Players Championship champion Trump was dumped out in the opening round by Stuart Bingham, who clinched a 6-5 win in Milton Keynes.

The world No 1 came from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 but could not manage victory, Bingham taking the deciding frame 69-0.

Elsewhere, Kyren Wilson thrashed Ryan Day 6-1 to advance to the next round.

Tournament preview

Defending champion Judd Trump is looking to bounce back from a shock third-round defeat at the Welsh Open at this week’s Players Championship.

The world No 1 was beaten 4-2 by Hossein Vafaei at Celtic Manor in Newport to crash out early and complained afterwards about the venue and the table.

Trump beat Yan Bingtao 10-4 in the final of this event last year with O’Sullivan the victor in both of the previous years.

His younger rival Trump is seeking a third success at this tournament, which began in 2011 and is played between the top 16 players on a one-year ranking list.

The 11th ranking event of 2021, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Neil Robertson and Mark Selby are among those who will be looking to thwart Trump in pursuit of the £125,000 prize.

Six-time world champion O’Sullivan suffered defeat in the final of the Welsh Open to Jordan Brown, the world No 81.

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