The “Jester” relied on all of his battling qualities to secure victory in the first completed ranking event of the new campaign.
The “Whirlwind” defends the crown and wins it for a record third time.
Success for the “Rocket” also sees him break the record for all-time ranking event victories.
The victory represents the Scot’s first in a ranking event in more than seven years.
After eleven days, the non-ranking tournament that was quickly put together after the COVID-19 lockdown went down to the very last frame.
It’s been a turbulent few weeks in snooker, sport, and society as a whole, but in the midst of it all there has actually been a champion to be celebrated in the last couple of days.
Judd Trump has won the Gibraltar Open after a dramatic 4-3 victory over Kyren Wilson at the Europa Point Sports Complex.
Aaron Hill will be a professional player next season after winning the European Under-21 Championship in Portugal on Saturday.
Irishman Aaron Hill has won the European Under-18 Championship for the second year in succession following a 4-1 victory over Sean Maddocks in Portugal on Tuesday.