Both Judd Trump and Strachan cloth were born in the West of England but separated by 100 years of history – Judd (the Ace) typifies the energy, enthusiasm and ultra-professionalism of the modern snooker player, whilst the Strachan brand, built over a century, represents tradition, trust and assured quality. But each shares a common goal – the pursuit of perfection in snooker.
Judd is now based at the Grove Leisure Academy in Romford, East London, where he practices daily on Strachan cloth. Commenting on its outstanding performance, Judd said, “Strachan cloth is fast and responsive. It is a true and balanced playing surface”.
Duncan Kettell, CEO at WSP Textiles in Stroud said,
“We are proud to have Judd as our Brand Ambassador for Strachan. Judd brings energy and excitement to the game of snooker. He is an extremely popular player and attracts interest from around the world, helping to grow the game of snooker and supporting Strachan, the world’s leading brand of snooker cloth, made here in the West of England.”
Judd was born in Bristol on 21st August 1989, nine years after Strachan cloth was first used at the Snooker World Championships. Since turning professional in 2005, he has won 23 world-ranking events including three in China, a country where he has reached celebrity status with more than 200,000 social media followers on Weibo. Judd also won the World Championships in Sheffield in 2019.