GRAEME Dott reeled off six frames in a row to net a 6-2 win over Judd Trump at the Betway UK Championship.

Trump joined Mark Selby and Ding Junhui as the top three players in the world to exit the tournament at the Barbican before the last 16 stage.

Dott, the 2006 World Champion, produced one of his best performances in recent years to set up a fourth round meeting with fellow Scot Stephen Maguire.

Trump started well with breaks of 93 and 78 to win the first two frames, then Dott replied with 86 and 93 for 2-2. In the crucial fifth frame, world number 30 Dott cleared with 47 to pinch it on the black. That gave him the momentum to take the last three frames with runs of 64, 72 and 67.

“You’ve got to try and attack Judd and that is what I did at every chance,” said world number 30 Dott, who reached the semi-finals in York in 2006. “I just felt so comfortable out there, it’s nice to be back playing on TV.

“I get asked the same questions like ‘are you still playing snooker?’ by people like the delivery men and I say ‘yeah I’m still playing, still trying.’

"So it’s nice to show people that I can actually play the game. I know I’m playing better, it’s the best I’ve played for a couple of years.”

Trump, UK Champion in 2011, said: “It all changed at 2-0 when I potted a good red but knocked the black in. It all changed after that. I kind of threw the frame away to go 3-2.

"Graeme probably won’t get the credit that he deserves, if someone else played like that it would be an unbelievable performance. Sometimes you just go through spells where you tend to overthink stuff and I’m going through that at the moment.”