Snooker - Trump strolls into Bulgaria Open semis

Judd Trump, John Higgins and Neil Robertson are the remaining big names as the inaugural Bulgarian Open event reached the semi-final stages.

Snooker - Trump strolls into Bulgaria Open semis

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Judd Trump takes aim at the International Championship in China

Former world champions Higgins and Robertson overcame Liang Wenbo and Marcus Campbell respectively in the round of 16 on Sunday morning, both by a score of four frames to two.

And Trump, who moved top of the world rankings with victory at the recent International Championship tournament, saw off Dave Harold 4-1 to advance into the last eight.

In other round five results from the Princess Hotel in Sofia, Tom Ford downed Jack Lisowski 4-1 to set up a quarter-final meeting with Mark Davis, 4-2 conqueror of Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Rory McLeod beat Li Yan 4-1, while Ben Woollaston recorded 4-1 win over Jamie Cope and Andrew Higginson wrapped up a 4-2 success over Anthony McGill.

In quarter-final action later in the day, Trump continued to gather strong momentum with a 4-0 sweep of Higginson highlighted by an effortless 119 break.

Davis defeated Ford 4-2 to make himself next in line for the in-form Bristolian in the last four, while Higgins' whitewash of McLeod and Robertson's 4-2 triumph over Woolaston sets up a mouth-watering other semi-final between the two former Crucible kingpins.

Round Five results:

Jack Lisowski 1-4 Tom Ford

Li Yan 1-4 Rory McLeod

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2-4 Mark Davis

Dave Harold 1-4 Judd Trump

Andrew Higginson 4-2 Anthony McGill

John Higgins 4-2 Liang Wenbo

Jamie Cope 1-4 Ben Woollaston

Marcus Campbell 2-4 Neil Robertson

Quarter-final results:

Tom Ford 2-4 Mark Davis

Judd Trump 4-0 Andrew Higginson

John Higgins 4-0 Rory McLeod

Ben Woollaston 2-4 Neil Robertson

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