IT WAS all SMileS from Robert Read when he lifted the Huddersfield Examiner Trophy for winning the Huddersfield Open Snooker Championship for a record-equalling twelfth time.
The Lindley WMC man received the trophy from Examiner Sports writer David Lockwood, who presented the billiards and snooker prizes when the Association held their prize-giving at Golcar British Legion Club.
The Huddersfield Billiards and Snooker Association is backed by ME Consultancy through the SMileS Division of their company, and Sara Evans and Jess Brown from the sponsors were on hand to present the awards to all the Veterans’ winners.
As well as winning the Open title, Read also claimed the Leonard Oldham Pairs with his playing partner Andy Boothroyd, but there were also other big winners on the night, including Jason McMahon, who had been pipped for the Pairs title with Lee Moseley as losing finalists, but won the prize for the highest break in his handicap category with a magnificent 110, which also won him the Paul Hunter Memorial Trophy for the highest break in the League during the season.
Alex Hirst was the other big winner, having won the Snooker Handicap competition, the Junior Snooker Championship and the David Downes Trophy for the Most Promising Young Player.