The Bristol potter is one of the leading lights in the sport, currently ranked fifth in the world having broken onto the scene as a precocious talent ten years ago.

Trump made his professional debut aged 16, becoming the youngest player ever to qualify for the final stages of a ranking tournament, at the Welsh Open in 2006.

The 27-year-old has since won five ranking tournaments including the 2011 UK Championship, a year in which he also achieved his best finish at the World Championship – runner up to veteran John Higgins in a tight 18-15 final.

He’ll be hoping to go one better this year off the back of some good form which saw him win the China Open earlier in the year. 

Trump begins the tournament with a tricky tie against Liang Wenbo of China, currently ranked 18th in the world, with action shown live at Bristol Sports Bar & Grill throughout the week.