The Wizard from Wishaw beat fellow Scot and defending champion, Anthony McGill 5-1 to take the title and, in doing so, took his 29th world ranking title.

That significant number moved him ahead of Steve Davis and Ronnie O’Sullivan into second place, with Stephen Hendry out front on 36 titles in his career.

The 42 year old now moves into 2nd spot in the world rankings, but some distance behind current world champion Mark Selby.

The tour moves on to China next for the Yushan World Open.