England's Nick Matthew became only the ninth player to win 30 PSA World Tour titles by beating Mathieu Castagnet in the British Grand Prix final.
Three-time world champion Matthew, seeded third, beat the Frenchman 11-7 11-6 11-5 in 50 minutes in Manchester.
The 34-year-old had to dig deep after coming through a gruelling 103-minute semi-final with top-seed Gregory Gaultier.
"It is a great way to end the year," said Matthew.
"It was a great match against Mathieu today - it's credit to him that the crowd were cheering loudly for him at the end."
Castagnet, who beat Colombia's Miguel Angel Rodriguez 11-2 16-16 13-11 in his semi-final, said: "I didn't expect to reach a final this week and it was such a great pleasure for me to make it.
"I did my best but he was too strong for me today. Even when I was pushing hard he was playing well and I want to congratulate him."