Barry Hawkins leads Judd Trump 5-3 after the primary session of their Cazoo Tour Championship quarter-final on the Celtic Manor Resort.
Final time the pair met was on the current German Masters. On that event Hawkins surrendered a 5-1 benefit to lose 6-5, as Trump went on to clinch the title. The Londoner shall be hoping to not endure the same destiny this night.
Trump has racked up 5 rating titles thus far this season, with victories on the English Open, Northern Eire Open, World Grand Prix, German Masters and Gibraltar Open. The Ace within the pack is aiming to equal his personal report of six in a single marketing campaign, which he set final season.
The Hawk flew out of the blocks this afternoon, making breaks of 70 and 90 to ascertain an early 2-0 benefit. Nonetheless, world primary Trump hit again to drag inside one, earlier than firing in a century run of 119 to make it 2-2 on the mid-session.
Hawkins claimed the primary body when play resumed after which moved 4-2 forward by stealing the sixth on the black. An additional run of 63 noticed Hawkins set up a three-frame cushion, however Trump claimed the final of the afternoon with a contribution of 98 to finish at 5-3.
They return at 7pm to play one of the best of 19 encounter to a conclusion.