Judd Trump Scoops World Snooker Player of the Year

The annual World Snooker Awards took place and here are the results with a special message from Barry Hearn…

Barely a few days ago Judd Trump was lifting the World trophy in Sheffield at the Crucible Theatre for the first time as he also scooped the Player of the Year award.

James Cahill’s historic win over the Rocket Ronnie O’Sullivan in the first round meant he scooped Performance of the Year as the first amateur to play at the Crucible and beat the Rocket.

Leicester’s Joe O’Connor won Rookie of the Year after reaching the semi-finals of a ranking event in one season as a professional after his last amateur trophy was the English Amateur Championship trophy last year in Gloucester.

The 2018/19 professional season has celebrated some historic milestones witnessed by fans globally…

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan made 1000 tons at the Player’s Championship
  • 100 tons were made at the Crucible this year – smashing the record of 86…
  • 12 maximum breaks were made – one less than the most of 13 in a season…
  • An amateur qualified for the Crucible – James Cahill
  • We saw Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Matthew Selt claim their first ranking wins
  • And of course, Judd Trump claimed his first World title – at last…
  • The longest frame at the Crucible of 79 mins between Gary Wilson and Luca Brecel

World Snooker Awards: 2018/19 winners
Player of the Year – Judd Trump
Fans’ Player of the Year – Ronnie O’Sullivan
Snooker Writers’ Player of the Year – Judd Trump
Performance of the Year – James Cahill
Rookie of the Year – Joe O’Connor
Magic Moment of the Year – Ronnie O’Sullivan 1000 tons



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