Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan drew level with Steve Davis’s haul of six UK Championship titles after beating Shaun Murphy in Sunday's final.
O’Sullivan, who scooped the £170,000 top prize, prevailed 10-5 to equal Stephen Hendry’s 18 Triple Crown gongs of World, UK and Masters events, while he is just five ranking titles behind the Scot’s all-time record.
O’Sullivan said: “I just love playing and competing. I just can’t believe I’m still playing at 42 with all these grey hairs. I’m old enough to be some of these players’ dads.”