ROBERT READ officially became Huddersfield’s greatest-ever snooker player when he chalked up his 13th Open Snooker Championship crown.
The Lindley WMC legend powered his way to a 4-0 final victory over Golcar Conservative Club star Trevor Liversidge at Newsome WMC and beat previous holder Tommy Donlan’s all-time record in the process.
Meanwhile, the Billiards final was an all-Peaker affair, where Matthew defeated his own father David to land his first Huddersfield title.
Chris Hanson had plenty of reasons to remember 2011 after winning the EuroPro Tour Order of Merit after his most successful-ever season.
Three outstanding victories at Bovey Castle, Galgorm Castle and Mottram Hall helped earn the Woodsome Hall golfer over £37,000 in prize money, and automatically qualified him to move up to the European Challenge Tour.
Andy Whitworth once again proved his quality with a remarkable 11th victory in the Halifax, Huddersfield Matchplay Championship.
The Bradley Hall man beat Brad Tupman 4&3 in the 36-hole final at Bradley Park.
Outlane’s Scott Waites celebrated major darts success by securing a super win in the Winmau World Masters with a final triumph over Dean Winstanley.
Fellow Huddersfield thrower, James ‘Jammie Dodger’ Wilson also had something to celebrate, beating county player John Dean 4-0 to claim the Yorkshire Classic darts title at the Grosvenor Casino, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield racer Tom Sykes enjoyed success in the World Superbikes and won superpole in Misano and then a race at the Nurburgring riding with the Kawasaki team.
However, in British Superbikes there was catastrophe for Doodson Motorsport racer Tom Tunstall as he suffered serious spinal injures during the meeting at Snetterton.
Huddersfield Falcon Motorcycle Club’s Jack Price was crowned the British Youth Trials champion.
And Daniel Lloyd produced his best performance of the season to win the final round of the 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at Hockenheim.
Three-day eventer Oliver Townend recorded his best ever score at June’s Bramham International Horse Trials – third on Neo du Breuil.
At the same time, Huddersfield’s Joe Clayton geared up to compete at Olympia next month after winning one of showjumping’s most famous prizes at the Horse of the Year show.
The 21-year-old from Outlane – a former Salendine Nook High student who works for Michael Whitaker in Nottinghamshire – won The Tagg Puissance, sharing first prize with Scotland’s Douglas Duffin.
In table tennis, Darren Lindley equalled Raymond Hinchliffe’s all-time 10 singles titles when he defeated Tim Dyson in the Huddersfield Closed Championship final.
And Janet Adams became the first lady in 50 years to grace the top of the Huddersfield Table Tennis League performance charts. Mavis Dyson was the last to achieve it.
Huddersfield’s Marcus Ellis and Heather Oliver lifted the mixed doubles title at the Yonex Irish International in Lisburn. The 21-year-old Ellis and his playing partner from East Sussex beat Dutch players Dave Khodabux and Selena Piek 21-19 21-17.
Phoenix Squash Club’s Julie Lawton continued her highly successful partnership with Jim Lord by winning the National Mixed Racketball Doubles title after beating Devon couple Rob Watkins and Natalie Lawrence 11-9, 11-8, 11-7 in the final.
Huddersfield Star and Holmfirth Harrier Mark Buckingham made his Great Britain triathlon debut in Turkey, finishing 42nd in the Antalya Triathlon European Cup.