Thurcroft teen Carty loses out to Judd Trump

Ash Carty pictured at North Notts Arena  (w130704-4e)
Ash Carty pictured at North Notts Arena (w130704-4e)

Teenage snooker star Ash Carty was beaten by the former world number one Judd Trump in the Bulgarian Open last weekend.

The 19-year-old, who hails from Thurcroft but has learned his trade in Worksop at North Notts Arena, qualified for the first round proper of the event in Sofia.

Still a member of the amateur ranks, Carty had to battle through two qualifying rounds in order to meet Trump.

First up was Welshman Jamie Rhys Clarke, who fell to a 4-3 defeat in the second qualifying round.

Next, Carty dispatched compatriot John Parkin 4-2, earning a place in the first round proper.

But Trump was too good for the teenager, beating him 4-0.

The world number six then went on to lose to Michael Wasley in the last 16.

Carty is a star of the Worksop Snooker League and has been coached locally by Darren Presgrave.