2022 UK Seniors Championship
Finals, World Seniors Tour

Peter Lines Triumphs in 2022 UK Seniors Championship

Peter Lines won the 2022 UK Seniors Championship after a 4-1 victory over David Lilley at the Bonus Arena in Hull on Friday evening.

The Englishman, who also overcame 1997 world champion Ken Doherty in the last four, becomes only the second player after Jimmy White to record the World and UK Seniors Championships career double.

Reigning world seniors champion Lilley was hoping to make the same achievement after coming from 3-1 behind to deny the Whirlwind in a tight semi-final encounter.

The Englishman duly got off to the better start in the title-deciding clash as well, winning the opening frame and following it up with a break of 60 at the start of the next.

But Lines dug deep and fought back to pinch the second frame on the black, which proved to be the key juncture of the contest as the 52 year-old subsequently won the remaining three frames for success.

The glory represents his second on the World Seniors Snooker Tour, adding to the World Seniors Championship trophy he captured back in 2017.

The 2022 UK Seniors Championship was also memorable for likely being the last time that Canadian legend Cliff Thorburn plays a competitive match.

The 1980 world champion was given the opportunity to parade the Crucible trophy in front of the audience as he lapped up the applause one more time upon recognition of his achievements on the baize.

Most of the plaudits, however, will go to Leeds’ Lines, who will hope to use this as a springboard for further success on the World Seniors Snooker Tour.

Featured photo credit: World Seniors Snooker Tour

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