KEIGHLEY potter Rebecca Kenna came agonisingly close to winning the first World Mixed Doubles tournament in 30 years over the weekend.

But despite her and playing partner Mark Selby coming out comfortably on top in the round-robin phase, the pair were beaten 4-2 in the final by Neil Robertson and Nutcharut Wongharuthai.

The tournament, which took place in Milton Keynes and was televised on ITV 1, was played between the top four ranked men and top four ranked women in the world.

As well as the two aforementioned pairings, Ronnie O'Sullivan was partnered with Reanne Evans, while Judd Trump competed alongside Ng On-yee.

Selby and his Keighley partner Kenna dominated the tournament, winning all three of their group games, when no other pairing managed more than one round-robin victory.

They won nine frames along the way, with Selby making two of the three century breaks at the tournament.

Keighley News: Mark Selby was in superb form throughout the tournament. Picture: PA.Mark Selby was in superb form throughout the tournament. Picture: PA. (Image: PA.)

The duo sailed into yesterday's final, where they were joined by Robertson and Wongharuthai, courtesy of those two winning more frames in the group stage than the other two pairings.

And when Selby made a break of 107 in the opening frame of the final, he and Kenna looked well set for the title.

But their opponents won three on the bounce to put themselves on the edge of glory, before an 82-0 victory in the fifth frame gave Kenna and Selby a sniff at 3-2 down.

But in this best-of-seven final, Robertson and Wongharuthai wrapped up the title in frame six, winning it 105-6 to claim the crown with a 4-2 victory.

That saw those two scoop the £60,000 winning prize, while Kenna and Selby took home £40,000 for finishing as runners-up.