Philip Welham lines up a shot in the National Seniors Final at Derby.

BILLIARDS: Phillip Welham won the UK Seniors Championship at Derby’s Cueball Club at the weekend.

The West Acre player had comfortable wins over Arthur Winn (England), Kevin Payne (England) and Mick Johnson (England) on Saturday to reach the quarter-finals, where he defeated Chris Achilles (England) in the last eight on Sunday, before facing former World Professional top 10 ranked player Davey Sneddon (Scotland) in the semi-final.

This proved to be Welham’s closest game of the championship with a late break of 60 proving key to his victory over the multiple Scottish champion.

Norfolk’s three-time former national champion then met England’s Brian Harvey in the 60-minute final.

He found his best form, defeating the Somerset man 507 ( to take the championship.