World Snooker Awards 2017 – Selby wins three gongs during glitzy ceremony

As well as securing a hat-trick of world titles during the past four years, Mark Selby completed another triple success last night after winning three gongs in the World Snooker Awards.

The three-time world champion dominated the stage at the glitzy event held in London on Thursday night which recognised the achievements of players throughout the 2016/17 campaign.

Picture – Tai Chengzhe/World Snooker

Just days after his thrilling Crucible final win over John Higgins, Selby collected the awards for World Snooker Player of the Year, Snooker Journalists Player of the Year and Fans Player of the Year.

China’s talented 17-year-old Yan Bingtao won the Rookie of the Year award after a tremendous debut season which saw him reach the last 16 of seven ranking events, climb to 56th in the world and earn a first appearance at the Crucible – in which he gave a mighty scare for Shaun Murphy in the first round.

The Magic Moment of the Year category was won by Mark King for the emotional speech which followed his maiden ranking tournament victory at the Northern Ireland Open. Watch the clip below.

Performance of the Year went to Anthony Hamilton as he scored his first ranking event triumph at the German Masters at the age of 45.

And six-time World Championship runner-up Jimmy White was inducted into Snooker’s Hall of Fame. Also inducted was respected snooker journalist and broadcaster Clive Everton.

THIS YEAR’S WINNERS

World Snooker Player of the Year: Mark Selby
Snooker Journalists Player of the Year: Mark Selby
Fans Player of the Year: Mark Selby
Rookie of the Year: Yan Bingtao
Performance of the Year: Anthony Hamilton
Magic Moment of the Year: Mark King
Hall of Fame inductees: Jimmy White and Clive Everton

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