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World Snooker award ceremony!

Postby SnookerFan

My facebook account drew me towards this story, I thought people might be interested.

World Snooker is introducing a new Awards Ceremony, and here's your chance to have your say...and maybe even win a seat at the Awards Night!


The Awards will take place on Friday May 6 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. The best achievements of the year will be recognised, and a new snooker Hall of Fame will be launched. Money will also be raised for KILLLING Cancer.

All players who have won a major tournament this season have been nominated for the Fan's Player of the Year Award - see all the nominations below. Just pick the player who you think has been the best of the 2010/11 season, and email your vote to

You can either vote straight away, or any time up until May 3, which is the day after the World Snooker Championship finishes. You will also be able to vote in CueZone (located in the Winter Gardens, Sheffield) during the Championship.

One lucky winner, selected at random from the people who vote in CueZone, will be given two coveted seats at the awards ceremony.

When you vote, please include your name, address and date of birth. Only one vote per person will be counted. Multiple votes from the same person or the same email address will be discarded.

Please note that the prize does not include any travel or accomodation expenses.

You must select one of the players listed below. If another player wins the World Snooker Championship he will be added to the list on May 2.


The nominations are:

Shaun Murphy

Won the Rundili Wuxi Classic with a 9-8 victory over Ding Junhui in the final, recovering from 8-2 down.

Finished top of the Players Tour Championship Order of Merit and won the Grand Finals

Ali Carter

Won the Roewe Shanghai Masters

Neil Robertson

Climbed to the top of the World Rankings. Won the World Open.

Jimmy White

Won the Wyldecrest Park Homes World Seniors Championship

John Higgins

Won the UK Championship, recovering a 9-5 deficit to beat Mark Williams 10-9 in the final.

Won the Wyldecrest Park Homes Welsh Open

Regained the World No 1 position from Robertson

Ding Junhui

Won the Ladbrokes Mobile Masters

Nigel Bond

Won the Snooker Shoot-Out

Mark Williams

Won the German Masters

Climbed to second in the World Rankings, from No 8 at the start of the season.

Mark Selby

Won PTC2 and reached the final of the German Masters and Bank of Beijing China Open

Climbed to third in the World Rankings

Judd Trump

Won the Bank of Beijing China Open.


Re: World Snooker award ceremony!

Postby SnookerFan

Early analysis of this does lead me to one point. The World Snooker Facebook page were coming up with their usual high level of analysis with comments such as; "Why is Ronnie not dere. he's bear da best. x" (Invented comedy example, for effect.)

But they raise an interesting point. Ronnie won a Premier League event, which is considered a proper World Snooker event now Barrt Hearn owns both. Winning that doesn't make Ronnie player of the season, because he's done buck all else. But then so has Nigel Bond, and here's there for winning the mighty Snooker Shootout. And who can forget the season Jimmy White has had, winning the Snooker Seniors World title :shock: .

Point I'm trying to make, is that though Ronnie has had a shoddy season, you can't really pretend that White or Bond are player of the season. Bond in particular, because at least Jimmy has qualified for a lot of tournaments this year and shown improvement. But, if we're going to make out they are viable candidates it's interesting that they've left the Premier League winner out. Is this a lack of trust by Hearn that Ronnie will turn up, or behave himself if he does?