Snooker superstar Judd Trump heads to the US Open Pool Championship

Posted by HLD 01 SEPTEMBER 2021

Great news breaking in the world of cue sports. Judd Trump, ranked #2 in the snooker world, is heading to Atlantic City to play the 2021 US Open Pool Championship in two weeks.


We couldn't let a fellow Bristolian down, so when asked if we could arrange a Diamond pool table for Judd to practice on, it was a no brainer. It was all very short notice and top secret, but the Home Leisure Direct team got it done, and Judd and the Matchroom Pool team filmed his interview and pre-event videos from our head office on Tuesday.

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The event is taking place on September 13-18 at the Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, and a prize fund of $300,000, it's a huge event. There are 250 of the best pool players entered for the most prominent pool event of the year. The good news is we've arranged for Judd to use our American Pool Tables over the coming days to continue his practice and get used to the rules of playing 9 Ball Pool.


Judd Trump Training Camp

Our first training camp featuring Judd Trump, snooker superstar, before his trip to the US Open Pool Championship 2021. Expert tuition from fellow cue master, 4 times Mosconi Cup Winner, Karl Boyes. If you have wondered what Judd did to prepare for his American adventure these videos provide a "fly on the wall" insight into the training routines Karl ran through with Judd over the space of about 4 hours.

These videos also feature Brendan Moore, official match referee for all the major Matchroom Pool events, including the Mosconi Cup, World Cup of Pool and World Pool Masters. Brendan gives his advice on the rules and makes sure each rack is perfectly correct to ensure the best practice conditions for his training.

The table used is a World Cup of Pool Rasson Ox 9ft, featuring 4.25" pocket sizes, with Simonis cloth and Aramith Black Pro-Cup pool balls.

Judd has put in a serious amount of effort as he heads to Atlantic City, can he walk away with the trophy, only time will tell.

Filmed in the photo studio in the Head Office of the UK's largest pool table retailer, Home Leisure Direct.


Up Close With Judd Trump
We catch up with Judd Trump, Snooker World Champion 2019, as he practices for this week's US Open Pool Championship 2021 which is being played in the USA. Joining Judd is Andy Beresford owner at HLD and Ben Flack a two-time 8 ball European pool champion. 

Our mini-series digs a little deeper into why he set himself a pool tournament challenge and how his week might pan out in Atlantic City.

Behind the Scenes With Judd Trump
Here's a sneaky peek behind the scenes at Judd at our Home Leisure Direct head office. We are impressed.

Results From Atlantic City

Judd Trump crashed out of the US Open Pool Championship after losing to Jayson Shaw 11-1 and finishing up in the losers round in Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City.

Trump put on great show against South African Jason Theron who beat him 11-10 in a hill-hill finish.

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