|Ding Junhui, the 2012 Championship League champion|
The Chinese player continued his good run after winning Group Seven just a couple of days ago and managed to qualify on first place for the Winners' Group with 4 points.
On Tuesday, Ding was crashing Tom Ford 3-0 to get himself a place in Winners' Group, tonight almost repeating the same scoreline in front of Judd Trump.
The recent winner of the Welsh Open crown, obtained a 3-2 result in front of Mark Allen, then lost to the man who was going to beat in the final, Judd Trump by 3-2, whitewashed Neil Robertson and Barry Hawkins 3-0, the last day seeing Ding hammering another Mark, this time being Mark Davis's turn by 3-1 and losing 3-2 in front of Shaun Murphy.
Still, by the end of the day he had no less than 4 precious points, enough to get him a place in the play-offs, where he met first with Barry Hawkins.
Last time he crashed the Pink Army member by 3-0, this time not being very far, beating him by three frames to one.
|A very happy Ding and his crystal ball trophy|
The final started with the champion breaking the ice, a cool break of 117 getting him the first frame, while Trump replayed with just a 42 to level at one apiece.
Considering the players' performances throughout this season one would have thought it was going to be a close one, but with runs like 70 and 81 Ding Junhui was stopping any speculations and was winning the battle of cues by 3-1.
Although Ding Junhui has a secure place in the Top 16 and has already won an important ranking event, his spot in this year's Premier League being already secured, this win is even more important since it shows what a great cue man this "Chinese Sensation" is, not letting any opportunity pass so he can show his "cue moves".