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World Snooker Awards 2012 - O'Sullivan Wins Player Of The Year

World Snooker Awards 2012 - O World Snooker Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was named Player Of The Year at the annual World Snooker Awards in London on Thursday. Other winners included 17-year-old Luca Brecel who won Rookie Of The Year.

World Snooker Awards 2012 - O'Sullivan Wins Player Of The Year


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'The Rocket' was crowned the World Champion for the fourth time on Monday and also won the Premier League, German Masters and two PTC events during the last season.

As well as being named Player of the Year at the ceremony at the Dorchester, the 36-year-old also won the Snooker Writers Player Of The Year award which was voted for by snooker's leading journalists.

UK Champion Judd Trump won the Fans Player Of The Year award which was voted for by the public and 17-year-old Luca Brecel from Beglium won the Rookie Of The Year award for his fantastic run to Crucible, becoming the youngest ever to play there.

Essex's Stuart Bingham received the Performance Of The Year award for his dream run in the Australian Open earlier on in the season where he came from behind in the final to beat Mark Williams 9-8 to lift his first professional ranking title. Bingham posted on Twitter during the event 'Thanks to everyone. Means so much to win an award. Hopefully more to come. ;-)'

Seven-times World Champion Stephen Hendry won the Magic Moment award for his unforgettable 147 maximum break at the Crucible. What made it even more special was that it came just days before his announced his retirement from snooker.

Four players were inducted into the World Snooker Hall of Fame. Those who had won the World Championship on more than one occasion who had not already been inducted were added this year, Walter Donaldson, Mark Williams, John Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Full list of awards

World Snooker Player of the Year: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Snooker Writers Player of the Year: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Fans Player of the Year: Judd Trump
Rookie of the Year: Luca Brecel
Performance of the Year: Stuart Bingham
Magic Moment of the Year: Stephen Hendry's 147
147 Club (players making a 147 during the season): Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mike Dunn, David Gray, Ricky Walden, Ding Junhui, Jamie Cope, Matthew Stevens, Marco Fu, Robert Milkins, Stephen Hendry
Hall of Fame inductees: Walter Donaldson, Mark Williams, John Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Posted May 11, 2012   
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