Judd Trump wasn't the only winner over the weekend as the 28-year-old Juddernaut bagged his second European Masters title and eighth ranking title in Lommel in Belgium.

Trump racked an incredible 107 in the final frame he needed to win the title 9 - 7 against rival Stuart Bingham - a rematch of their Welsh Open clash last season where the 41-year-old Ballrun won in a tense 9 - 8 in the Home Nations event in Cardiff.

The Blade

Blade Cue Coach and former professional Gary Filtness, who ironically has coached at the same place where the likes of Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan have practiced, The Grove, potted a top spot in the final event of the UK Seniors Championship as the fourth qualifier to come through at the Pot Black Club in Clacton on Sea.

Filtness, 54, wrote on Facebook: "The Blade cue has helped me no end push through. This time last year I would have walked away. I know lots of it was rubbish, but also played some vintage Snooker."

He defeated former pro-Nick Spelman in a tense tie-breaker black ball game - a Snooker Legend special when there is a deciding frame between two players. The match was a best of five.

Since his win on Sunday, he's had several well-wishers offer him their congratulations, including talented lady female player Emma Parker, who had a decent win at the Litetask UK Championship in Leeds in the U-21 category as the winner at the beginning of the month.

Filtness is a coach to some lady players, including Parker.

Surrey snooker spectacle

The UK Seniors main event kicks off later this month in Redhill as the four lucky qualifying amateurs over 40 get to pit their snooker wits against the Legends of the game at the Surrey venue on the 24 - 26th of October at the Harlequin Theatre.

Filtness, who is a qualified snooker coach with 30 years experience in the game, retired from the game in 1992 due to injury but has not lost the passion for helping and improving players of all abilities.

He earlier this year recently launched the Blade Cue partnering with Tyrone cues, a training cue which helps players stop twisting on shots, and the company partnered up with Snooker Legends with a string of top pros to help promote the cue at Legend events around the UK.

Since its launch, it has received lots of attention and has had raving reviews from players and celebrities, including Jamie Borthwick, who plays Jay from the UK British soap EastEnders, also a snooker/pool fan.

Filtness joins Les Dodd, John Bagley, and Patrick Wallace into the final stages of the event to be staged in Surrey.

Snooker Legends and the World Seniors tour is the brainchild of Jason Francis, who has been showcasing Legends snooker for at least 16 years now - with Legends such as Stephen Hendry, Dennis Taylor, Jimmy White, putting on mass exhibitions to the public in front of thousands. The Legends tour has received vital sponsorship from car companies such as Kia Motors.

The first sessions will have the first qualifiers one and two face off against 1985 World Champion Dennis Taylor and 1986 World Champion and Eurosport commentator Joe Johnson on the 24th.

Filtness in the second session as the fourth qualifier will face the 1980 World Champion Canadian Cliff Thorburn, the first player to win the Worlds from outside the UK.

Fancy a ticket to the event, visit the Harlequin Theatre to book, but be quick, as spots are expected to fill fast...

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