Judd Trump took the opportunity to send a cheeky message to his critics after he secured the Champion of Champions title on Sunday evening.
The Bristolian delivered a dominant evening session to pull away from four-time world champion John Higgins and wrap up a 10-4 win in the final.
The world number two, who had not previously won the event, compiled breaks of 63, 62, 61, 74, 51, 68 and 59 to collect a first tournament triumph of the season.
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"It’s an absolutely amazing feeling to get this one under my belt," Trump told ITV after the match.
"The crowd here has been amazing, for a new venue their support has been superb for every player, I think, we both felt that.
"So excited to play in a final, it felt like I’d been on a drought, everyone kept saying I hadn’t won a tournament for a while.
"To get this one under my belt early in the season, hopefully I can take some momentum from here.
Everyone seems to say I only win little events so I wonder if this classes as a big one.

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Speaking of Higgins, who lost out in yet another final in what has been a frustrating year, Trump was full of respect and admiration.
"John’s been amazing all season, I’ve been watching him at home getting to every final, wishing I was here. But I think John was in control early on and then missed one or two he wouldn’t normally miss.
"Any win against John is incredible because he’s someone I always admired growing up," he continued.
"Any win against him is special. There have been times when I was first coming through when I’ve been 4-0, 7-2 up and every time he comes back and beats me.
"But it has put me in the position I am today. Any game against him is incredible for me. I love playing him. I still learn from him and I’ve got the utmost respect for John."

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