Victory came on his debut in the competition.
World Seniors Tour
The Whirlwind is on a ten-match winning streak in the tournament.
The Northern Irishman bowed out at the scene of his greatest ever triumph.
The Scot hasn’t won a trophy yet on the World Seniors Snooker Tour.
A total of 16 players will be competing for the top prize.
The Whirlwind will be bidding for a fourth world seniors title and a third on the trot.
The “Whirlwind” defends the crown and wins it for a record third time.
While one player is hoping to defend his crown, the other is attempting to win the tournament for the first time.
One of snooker’s greatest rivalries will write a new chapter when they meet again in Sheffield on Saturday.