Ronnie O'Sullivan has been named Player of the Year in the annual Snooker Writers Association awards.

O'Sullivan won the World Championship, UK Championship and Premier League last season and returned to the top of the world rankings.

Liang Wenbo, who is playing O'Sullivan in the Royal London Watches Grand Prix in Glasgow today, has been named Newcomer of the Year following his giant-killing run to the quarter-finals of the World Championship.

Mark Selby's capture of the Masters title at his first attempt earns him the Achievement of the Year award.

Barry Hearn is the recipient of a special award in acknowledgement of his services to the sport over the last 30 years.

Hearn, manager of Steve Davis and boss of Matchroom, who promote the Premier League, is particularly commended for being so open and accomodating with the media.

1 comment:

SupremeSnooker said...

Congratulations to everyone who had their achievements recognised by the media at this event.
Barry Hearn does indeed deserve credit for his open and accommodating attitude towards dealing with the media. World Snooker could learn a thing or two from him.