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World Championship: Judd Trump snubs breakaway snooker tour provide

WST guidelines state gamers are free to compete in any occasion, so long as they don’t conflict with current WST competitions.

Earlier this week, influential former chairman Barry Hearn stated the tour would go the £20m prize cash mark subsequent season, with the pot having been £3.5m when he gained management of snooker in 2010.

The game has lengthy held main occasions in China and Asia, and curiosity in snooker is quickly rising within the Center East, with Saudi Arabia having hosted its first WST event in March and Qatar lined as much as stage an occasion within the first half of 2025.

Requested if the breakaway tour strategy had come from China, Trump stated: “I do not know, I did not even get that far. I am not one bit.

“I am in my prime. If I used to be older and on the finish of my profession perhaps it might be totally different, however I do not need to waste my prime on exhibition matches.

“I might be lots happier profitable my cash than being gifted it. The place I’m in my profession, how I am enjoying and the success I have been having, I really feel I can earn this cash and actually have a way of feat.

“That is one thing my mum and pop would need as nicely. My mum and pop can be extra proud if I did it that means.”

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