The Paul Hunter Scholarship - set up by World Snooker in memory of the three times Masters champion who died of cancer at the age of just 27 in October 2006 - has received a £5,350 boost courtesy of Saga Insurance, the sponsors of the Wembley event.
Saga donated £50 for every 50 break made in the Masters as reported on http://www.worldsnooker.com/.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a promising young player and provides free practice at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield plus free accomodation and access to a gym, psychological advice and various other benefits.
Daniel Wells, 19, was chosen as the inaugural scholar.
Daniel is a bright, enthusiastic player who has made the most of his big chance, as readers of Snooker Scene will see from a feature on him in our February issue, which is out next week.