SHEFFIELD, England: Judd Trump accused Ali Carter of "childish" behaviour following his shock 13-12 World Championship exit at the Crucible Theatre here yesterday.
Trump, last year's losing finalist, was 12-9 in front before his fellow Englishman rallied to win four frames in a row. Carter insisted UK Championship title-holder Trump had all the good fortune in the match and applauded sarcastically when, seemingly by fluke, he was snookered behind brown and yellow during the course of a 46-minute final frame.
"If he wants to do that, then it's up to him, but he's 30-odd years old and it's a bit childish," Trump said.
Carter, 32 and a finalist here in 2008, said the match proved snooker was about more than potting balls.
A baffled Trump said: "I'm still a lot younger than him and have done a lot better, so let's just let the snooker do the talking."