The Hong Kong potter only finished fourth in the group stage of the Winners' Group but was then in scintillating form in the knock-out stage.

First he annihilated Stephen Maguire 3-0 in the semi-finals with consecutive big breaks of 111, 94 and 95. Maguire scored just seven points in the match.

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He then looked to be trouble against Allen in the final as he went 2-0 down but he then got himself back into it by winning a tight third frame before a break of 94 made it 2-2.

Fu then saved the best for last as a total clearance of 134 won him the tournament.

He received a cheque of £10,000 for victory in the Winners' Group with his earnings over the course of the tournament topping £25,000.

Fu will have a chance to add to those earnings with an automatic berth into the lucrative Premier League an added bonus to winning the Championship League.

Results:

Semi-Finals

Stephen Maguire 0-3 Marco Fu

Mark Allen 3-2 Neil Robertson

Final

Marco Fu 3-2 Mark Allen

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