KEIGHLEY potter Arfan Dad won Week 11 of the Ultimate Pool Masters on Wednesday night to qualify for the second phase of the professional ranking event competition.

The night in Newcastle-under-Lyme began with an entertaining tie between debutant Matthew Povey and professional Josh Kane, a semi-finalist in this tournament last year.

A match that swung both ways, Povey had a chance to make it 7-7 and force a likely 6-red shootout, although he ended awkward on the 8-ball which he missed.

Dad, a quarter-finalist last year, faced Challenger Series event runner-up Arron Priest in the second match.

“The Daddy” was never behind in the contest, but did well to resist Priest who proved to be difficult to shake off during a 7-5 victory.

The all-professional final was a rematch of a memorable final from the World Rules Pool Tour last year in which Dad pipped Kane to claim the title.

Dad opened the contest with a break clearance and established a commanding 5-0 lead.

Kane threatened a comeback by securing three of the next four frames, but Keighley star Dad finished strong with a reverse clearance and then a break clearance for an 8-3 triumph.