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Judd Trump new snooker world No 1 after International Championship final win

Top Trump: Judd is new world No 1 after beating Ebdon to reach final in China

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12:50 GMT, 2 November 2012

Judd Trump roared to the top of the world rankings for the first time as he beat Peter Ebdon 9-1 to reach the International Championship final in Chengdu.

The 23-year-old Bristol cueman assured himself of the number one slot with a ruthless performance against an out-of-sorts Ebdon, who paid a high price for his frequent mistakes.

Former world champion Ebdon made the only century, a 106 break in the fourth frame, but that was a blip in the flow of the one-sided contest, and Trump goes on to face the winner of Saturday's second semi-final between Shaun Murphy and Neil Robertson in Sunday’s final.

Top of the world: Judd Trump is now the new world snooker No 1

Top of the world: Judd Trump is now the new world snooker No 1

With 125,000 going to the winner, plus a slew of ranking points, the new tournament has instantly become one of the most important on the World Snooker tour.

And while his stablemate Ronnie O’Sullivan missed the trip, citing illness, Trump, whose first major title came at the China Open in April 2011, is reaping the benefits.

David Goodwillie set to leave Blackburn Rovers

Flop Goodwillie set to leave Blackburn after just one season in England

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UPDATED:

22:09 GMT, 8 July 2012

Blackburn are ready to offload striker David Goodwillie just 11 months after signing him for 2.25million.

Manager Steve Kean wants to cash in having bought Leon Best and Nuno Gomes to compete with Ruben Rochina and youngsters Jordan Slew and Nick Blackman.

The Scotland international scored just four goals in 24 games in all competitions last season.

Flop: Goodwillie scored just four goals in his first season in England

Flop: Goodwillie scored just four goals in his first season in England