Gilchrist comes first in the billiards Q

Action from the billiards.
Action from the billiards.

Two-time world champion Peter Gilchrist can add the inaugural English Billiards Social Series title to his list of achievements.

Gilchrist - who won the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Championships in 1994 and 2001 - beat fellow big-gun Dave Causier to lift the trophy in the tournament final at Boston’s Q Club on Sunday.

Home-town player Hugh Pinner won the plate final, beating John Carmen 197-81.

Gilchrist also scored the top break of the three-day tournament, a 456 in his last-16 match against Jamie Barker.

He also defeated Arthur Winn and Rob Hall on his way to the final, where he met Causier, himself a world championship finalist in both 2004 and 2011.

But in the final, Gilchrist succeeded 707-437.

Boston’s Chris Taylor reached the last eight, before being beaten 266-171 by Rob Hall.

Fellow town-based players Nigel Hackett and Bernard French also competed.

French suffered a first-round loss, but reached the quarter-finals of the plate competition.

Meanwhile, Hackett last to finalist Causier in the last 16.

Making a guest appearance was Irish TV and radio personality Aonghus McAnally.

He was knocked out in the first round but made it to the quarter-finals of the plate.

Pictured are tournament director Clive Scott, competitor Aonghus McAnally, finalist Dave Causier and tournament referee Peter Cooper.