#Judd Trump got a thumping down in Preston to tour rookie Sam Craigie in the #World Open qualifiers on Monday night.

The 27-year-old two-time ranking event winner last season was thrashed five nil and only managed to score a total of 37 points in the whole match, compared to an impressive 339 points racked up by Craigie.

There was only one break over 50 which was a Craigie 66 in the last.

The 23-year-old from Wallsend, who qualified for the main tour in 2011 after scooping the IBSF World U-21 #Snooker Championships dropped off the tour in 2012/13 but managed to get back on last year.

Trump is not the only big name to have dropped out in the qualifying rounds down in Preston for the three ranking event qualifiers in the last few days.

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Shaun Murphy was knocked out by a great win in the European Masters qualifiers to John Astley 4 - 2, a top win for the 28-year-old Gateshead player.

Astley faces tour rookie Scotland's Chris Totten in the World Open qualifiers. Murphy, who has already played his match secured a bounce back from his Astley defeat and defeated Alex Borg, from Malta 5 - 1 so will be into the TV stages of the World Open in Yushan in China, where the winner pockets £150,000.

Not the first thumping

Trump's thumping is not the first, he got a thumping for six to Michael Wild a while back in the International Championship qualifiers in Barnsley in 2015. Wild was 113 places below Trump.

In 2016, Astley appeared in the stage play The Nap by Richard Bean, as the opponent of Jack O'Connell which was held at snooker's ultimate venue, the Crucible.

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Astley managed to make it to the Indian Open final stages with a 4 - 0 scoreline to Paul Davison.

Watch Astley in conversation in the video below...

Other qualifier news

Former 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty has made a trio of wins in all three of the qualifiers and on route defeated top seeds Ali Carter, Barry Hawkins and in the World Open qualifiers defeated Robbie Williams to book a seat on a plane to China.

47-year-old Doherty's great run of form continues as back in June he reached the semi-finals of the Riga Masters, his first since the Australian Open in 2011.

Doherty's last ranking event win was back in 2006 when he won the Malta Cup.

He was relegated from the tour last season, but got an invitational card for his services to the sport, along with Jimmy White.

The World Open last year was won by Ali Carter.

Four-time World Champion John Higgins made a record as he managed an all-time win of 922 professional match wins, taking him ahead of the retired Steve Davis, who had 920!

Higgins bounced back last season reaching a World final and winning two elite events the Champion of Champions and China Championship.