Bingham thanks guru Del

Del Hill with Graeme Dott.
Del Hill with Graeme Dott.

It¹s been another memorable month for snooker coach Del Hill who, for the second year in succession, saw one of his former proteges crowned world snooker champion.

After winning the blue riband event at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, new champion Stuart Bingham paid his own tribute to the Friskney guru when he told the millions of fans watching the televised final that, in his own words, he ‘owed huge thanks to Big Del for his help over the years’.

Bingham beat hot favourite Shaun Murphy in a thrilling final.

It was just a year ago that Mark Selby,­ another star who hones his game at Del’s Snooker Farm , took the world title.

And Del’s youngest son Tom,­ himself a snooker coach with a growing reputation,­ is also making an impact on the local scene.

After leading his team to the Boston Snooker League Super League title, Tom had an impressive victory in the Town’s Leagill Trophy final on Sunday.

He romped to a 4-1 win in a best of seven frames shootout against Darren Christian.

With the frame score at 1-1, Tom hit top gear and completely outplayed his experienced opponent.