Tuesday 3 May 2016 9:32 am

World Snooker Championship 2016 prize money: Mark Selby wins biggest prize in history at the Crucible

Mark Selby has clinched the biggest prize in world snooker after beating China's Ding Junhui 18-14 at the Crucible in the World Snooker Championship final.

The world No1 takes home £330,000 for his second world title, the biggest single prize in snooker history.

Defeated semi-finalists Marco Fu and Alan McManus all earned themselves £66,000 for reaching the final four while Junhui was rewarded with £137,500 for reaching Sunday's final — the third-biggest paycheque on offer in the sport this season.

The World Snooker Association increased this year's prize money pool by £136,000 to a record £1.5m, meaning even losers in the first round still made a cool £6,600 for their efforts.

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Mark Selby earned £30,000 more than when he last lifted the trophy in 2014 thanks to the increased funds available. 

His title also rockets him to the top of the 2016 prize money leader board, boosting his earnings from the year to £382,500.

Selby has now made £3.3m in prize money in his career to date.

Players can also win ana £20,000 for notching the highest televised break, £1,000 for the highest non-televised break and £20,000 for a 147.