Ten years after his last success Wayne King has won the Maryport Bodyworks Workington Pool league singles title.

With the competition being played from the quarter-finals, it was King who was first to play against Peter Collins in a best of three.

Collins took the first frame but King dug deep to show his tactical skills and won the following two frames to reach the semi-final.

In the second quarter final the leading A League player Steven Cook took on the 2014-15 champion Andrew Henderson.

It was Henderson’s attacking play which saw him win the first frame in one visit. In the second frame an unfortunate foul by Cook saw Henderson take out a clinical clearance to progress 2-0.

The third quarter final saw the 2013-14 winner Shaun Ayre take on Mike Walker. In a tight affair it was Ayre that ground out a 2-0 victory.

Reigning county champion Kevin Kirkham and Allan Stevenson completed the quarter final. It was Kirkham who continued his superb form with the cue as his class shone to progress with a 2-0 win.

The first semi-final saw King face Henderson. It was King’s tactical play that won the day as he controlled the frames when Henderson broke down on clearances, and went through 2-0.

Ayre faced Kirkham in the second semi-final. An error by Kirkham saw Ayre take the first frame and in the second frame Ayre’s attacking play paid off as he secured his place in the final with a 2-0 victory.

The final saw King control the first to take a 1-0 lead but an error in the second gave Ayre the opportunity to level the score which he duly delivered.

In the third frame the error came from Ayre, which cost him, and in the fourth King controlled things to turn the clock back 10 years and win the title again on the back of a 3-1 victory.

Competition sponsor John Walker at Maryport Bodyworks was thanked for his support while Sandra at the Lifeboat was praised for the hospitality.