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Prize Money Increase in 2014

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Following the outstanding success of the Betfair Masters, prize money for snooker's greatest invitation event will be increased from 500,000 pounds to 600,000 pounds next year.

The top prize for the 2014 Masters will be £200,000, up from this year's £175,000, while the runner-up prize will increase by £5,000 to £90,000.

Mark Selby won the Betfair Masters on Sunday night, beating Neil Robertson 10-6 in a thrilling final at Alexandra Palace.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: "We are thrilled by the success of the Betfair Masters, we had excellent crowd figures throughout the eight days and we're grateful to the fans who braved the snow to come to Ally Pally and create a sizzling atmosphere.