Ronnie O’Sullivan won his 6th £200,000 Snooker Masters title after defeating Barry Hawkins by 10-1 in the final of professional non-ranking snooker tournament, 2016 Dafabet Masters at the Alexandra Palace in London.
- It was the 42nd staging of the tournament.
- O’Sullivan, had previously won the event in 1995, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2014, equaling the record set by Stephen Hendry.
About Ronnie O’Sullivan:
1975 born Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan is an English professional snooker player. He is regarded as the most naturally gifted player in snooker history.
Nickname – “The Rocket”
- He made his first century break at age 10 and his first maximum break at age 15.
- He turned professional in 1992, at the age of 16.
- His career total of 27 ranking titles places him 4th behind Stephen Hendry (36), Steve Davis (28) and John Higgins (28).
Records held by Ronnie:
- His first major professional success at 1993 UK Championship at the age of 17 years and 358 days made him the youngest player ever to win a ranking title, a record he still holds.
- He is also the youngest player to have won the 1995 Masters at the age of 19 years and 69 days.
- O’Sullivan holds the record for the most competitive century breaks, with 807.
- He also holds the record for the most ratified maximum breaks in professional competition (13).
- Record for the three fastest competitive maximum breaks, the quickest in 5 minutes and 20 seconds.
About Snooker Masters:
The Masters is a professional invitational snooker tournament. The tournament is held every year since 1975. It is the second longest running tournament behind the World Championship.