x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Shehab misses out

The Emirati policeman is out of the SangSom 6-Red World Grand Prix after a defeat to the English teenager Judd Trump.

BANGKOK // Mohammed Shehab bowed out of the SangSom 6-Red World Grand Prix when he was beaten 6-4 by the English teenager Judd Trump. But the Emirati policeman put up a tough struggle against one of the game's brightest young prospects. He lead 3-1 when the 19-year-old suffered a broken ferrule at the top of his cue. In desperation Trump borrowed the cue of former world champion Mark Williams and proceeded to win five of the next six frames.

Consolation for Shehab was prize money of 70,000 bahts (Dh7,500) which will be a big bonus as he prepares for his assault on the IBSF world amateur championship to be held in Hyderabad, India, in November. When the quarter-finals got under way later in the day, Trump borrowed Michael Holt's cue to beat world champion John Higgins 7-2. However, Trump's luck run out in the semi-final where he lost 7-2 against Barry Hawkins.

Hawkins's opponent in the final will be 47-year-old Jimmy White, who lost the first three frames to Williams but went on to win the last five frames and clinch the match 7-4. White, the world No 56, had earlier lost to Shehab in the round-robin stage of the tournament. jdee@thenational.ae