As expected, Noppert was ecstatic to lift the title and deny Smith in an eighth final which ‘Bully Boy’ has now lost in.
"I am over the moon, this is a special moment for me," said Noppert.
"I can't believe it; I have said before that I want to lift a trophy but I never thought it would be at such a big tournament like the UK Open.
"It was a hard game at the end of a long day, we both wanted to lift this trophy so much and neither of us played like we can.
"I think I can take big steps forward in my career now."