TREVOR ROPER has won the Holme Valley Snooker Championship at the first time of entry.
The Springwood BC player beat Billy Keenan, from Kirkburton Liberal Club 4-1 in the final at Brockholes Bowling Club.
Roper was always in command, winning the opening two frames with his opponent needing snookers on the colours, before Keenan hit back to win the third frame.
But it was only a temporary reprieve as Roper pressed home his advantage in the fourth and fifth frames to wrap up the title.
Shaun Murphy set up a second-round showdown with Marco Fu after denying Andrew Higginson a dream debut at the Betfred.com World Championship.
Murphy prevailed 10-8 and his next match will be a repeat of December’s UK Championship final. Murphy won that one in a thrilling late-night finish.
Former champion Murphy, who stunned the sport by landing the world title as a qualifier in 2005, had looked in trouble after losing three of the opening four frames.
That meant Higginson turned around a 5-4 deficit to lead 7-6 at the mid-session interval, and he was threatening a major shock.
Higginson had tried but failed to qualify 11 times before steaming past Michael Judge last month to earn his place in the main draw.
Murphy, who was feeling unwell, managed to step up his performance after the short break out of the arena and won the next three frames.
Higginson pulled one back to make it 9-8, but Murphy was not to be denied.