Chris Melling is an Ultimate Pool champion once again, as he marked his return to the UK in style at the weekend.

The Keighley potter has been playing in tournaments all around the world, largely Asia, over the last couple of months, but was back in Blackpool for Ultimate Pool Pro Series 9 and 10.

It was the final Pro Series weekend of the year, and the 44-year-old ended it on the perfect note.

Melling and fellow Keighley native Arfan Dad both starred in event 10, with the latter overcoming a tricky draw to beat Jez Graham, Tom Cousins and Shaun Storry.

But Dad fell at the quarter-final stage, losing 7-4 to Oly Bale.

Melling kicked off event 10 with a 7-3 win over Frenchman Yannick Beaufils in the last-64, before beating both Dylan Leary and Cole Bedford.

Whereas Dad bowed out in the last-eight, Melling beat Greg Batten 7-3 at that stage.

The Keighley veteran then obliterated Karl O’Donoghue 7-0 in the semis, before winning a thrilling final 8-6 against Shane Thompson.

It made up for a disappointing display in event nine from Melling, who bowed out at the first hurdle with a 7-5 defeat to Jimmy Carney.

Dad progressed further, knocking out Eddie Barker and Bale, but lost out in a timed six-red shootout against Rob Wharne in the last-16, after the pair had drawn their match 6-6.