The following was announced today:
"The Snooker Writers' Association has joined the tributes to Paul Hunter, by re-naming its Newcomer of the Year award in his honour.
"Paul won the award in 1998, and it is currently sponsored by his management company Wheels In Motion.
"The re-naming reflects the huge respect and affection which Paul enjoyed among those who cover the game.
"He provided many great stories on and off the table over the years, and carried out his media responsibilities with grace and good humour in both victory and defeat.
"Paul lost his battle with cancer last week at the age of 27. The first Wheels In Motion Paul Hunter Newcomer of the Year will be announced, together with the other SWA award winners for this year, during next week's Royal London Watches Grand Prix in Aberdeen."