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Top international award for Hill

Snooker player named 'Rookie of the Year'

Manx snooker professional Darryl Hill has received a major accolade.

He was named 'Rookie of the Year' at the World Snooker Awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London last night.

Hill has risen to number 92 in the world rankings in his first year as a professional.

John Higgins was named player of the year, while recently-crowned world champion Mark Selby picked up the journalists' player of the year award.

Darryl went to the awards ceremony with Isle of Man Snooker Association Chairman Ken Kinrade and the table seating plan had them talking straight away:-