Bond stuns world champion
NIGEL BOND produced a stunning upset as he sent world champion Judd Trump crashing out of the Betway UK Championship in York.
Bond, who turned professional 30 years ago and was World Championship runner-up in 1995, stunned the world No.1 in round three.
Bond, ranked 97 places below Trump was trailing 3-1 but reeled off five successive frames highlighted by breaks of 114 and 85.
“He’s the man of the moment.
I’m 54. What am I doing?” said Bond. “Once I settled, I played some good stuff out there. It’s unbelievable.”
Former world champion Neil Robertson was given a fright by Mark King before booking his place in round four, winning 6-4.
But 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham cruised into the last-16 with a 6-1 victory over China’s Zhao Xintong. China’s Li Hang also progressed, beating Marco Fu 6-4.