Selby Loss Palms Trump Collection Bonus
Mark Selby left the BetVictor Gibraltar Open 4-2 through Chris Wakelin in the last 32, meaning Judd Trump, world number 1, won the £ 150,000 series bonus.
Selby had to reach the final to top the BetVictor European Series standings, but after losing tonight, the three-time world champion falls short.
For the second year in a row, Trump will receive the lucrative payout given to the player who has collected the most prize money in the series. The Ace in the Pack defended their BetVictor German Masters title in January to move into pole position in this week's final event. He'll meet Robert Milkins tomorrow at 2 p.m. knowing that the prize has already been sewn.
Selby said, "It shouldn't be. Even if it did, it wouldn't make me happier than I am now. It wouldn't make any difference to my life whether I won it or not. Of course, it's disappointing not to win, but it's not the end of the world.
“Judd deserves it. He's been amazing for the past two years. If you look at the number of ranked tournaments, he wins. This bonus prize goes to someone who wins tournaments and has been winning quite a bit lately. So he deserves everything he gets. "