Players Championship: Judd Trump to face Ronnie O'Sullivan in Llandudno

Judd Trump
Judd Trump lost to Stuart Bingham in the 2017 Welsh Open final

Judd Trump set up a Players Championship quarter-final with five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan after beating Mark King 5-2.

O'Sullivan beat Liang Wenbo in the opening round.

Current world champion Mark Selby had earlier reached the last eight with a 5-4 win over Welshman Ryan Day.

Day, who lost to Barry Hawkins in the World Grand Prix final in February, was the sole Welsh representative at the tournament in Llandudno.

Marco Fu beat Anthony McGill 5-1 to set up a quarter-final meeting with Selby.

Welsh Open champion Stuart Bingham is also out after a 5-1 defeat by Anthony Hamilton.

Shaun Murphy, who won his first ranking title of the season on Sunday with victory over Trump in the final of the Gibraltar Open, faces Ali Carter in round one.

The winner will take on Neil Robertson, who beat Hawkins 5-0 in the first round.

The event, which runs from 6-12 March, features the top 16 players on this season's one-year ranking list.

Players Championship - draw and results


Mark Selby v Marco Fu

Ding Junhui/John Higgins v Anthony Hamilton

Neil Robertson v Ali Carter/Shaun Murphy

Ronnie O'Sullivan v Judd Trump

Round one

Stuart Bingham 1-5 Anthony Hamilton

Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-1 Liang Wenbo

Mark Selby 5-4 Ryan Day

Marco Fu 5-1 Anthony McGill

Barry Hawkins 0-5 Neil Robertson

Judd Trump 5-2 Mark King

Ding Junhui v John Higgins

Ali Carter v Shaun Murphy

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