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Summary

  1. Barry Hawkins (Eng) 1-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng)
  2. O'Sullivan wins record-equalling sixth Masters title
  3. Play icon to watch live; 'Highlights' tab for extra coverage
  4. Re-watch both sessions in the 'Live Coverage' tab

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By Shamoon Hafez

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Barry Hawkins 1-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan
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What a way for Ronnie O'Sullivan to return to the big stage, winning 10 frames on the trot to win the Masters title for a sixth time.

Have a read of the report here

The German Masters is the next ranking event, taking place in February. Coverage of that will be across the BBC Sport website.

Until then.

DJ Nugget in da house

Steve Davis
BBC

Steve ‘Interesting’ Davis has many claims to fame - not least being a six-time snooker World Champion. In 2016 he’s adding to the list by DJing at super-cool electronic music festival Bloc.

Read the Q&A with BBC Arts here

Ronnie O'Sullivan
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Last year's champion has a message for the new one...

Congratulations @ronnieo147 fantastic win and a great week. Look after that trophy please

Steve Davis

Six time world champion

"There has not been a situation where one player is more bigger than the sport but Ronnie O'Sullivan comes close."

Steve Davis

Six time world champion

Ronnie
BBC

"It will be fair to say, other than Mark Williams, people didn't perform against him. Ronnie puts people out of their stride and puts paid to challengers.

"Barry says he had a bad day but he was left a lot of awkward shots. He got into more of a hole as the match went on."

John Parrott

1991 world champion

"Ronnie sets himself very exacting standards and comes back very downbeat. It takes some pressure off himself. He is total box office, every session he has played in has been sold out. 

"He played hard matchplay snooker and was very professional and business-like today. He played all the right shots that he needed to.

"He didn't waste any opportunities. Barry was struggling to get going and Ronnie knew that, he didn't give him anything."

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Ronnie
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All over at Ally Pally! Barry never got going at all - The Rocket is back to winning ways! Good to see! #bbcsnooker

Genius! @ronnieo147 brilliantly done! #bbcsnooker #DafabetMasters 👏👏👏

Ronnie
BBC

Ronnie O'Sullivan tells BBC Sport: "I am over the moon, I knew I needed to raise my level. I was able to do that and I managed my emotions well. I am delighted to play as well I have done.

"Dr Steve Peters (psychiatrist) mentioned a couple of things and I just had to focus on each ball. If Barry played like he did  in the semis, it would have been a great match.

"I am never normally surprised when I win tournaments but I am surprised I have won it after eight months out. It is about producing when it matters.

"This is only a week, but to keep your focus for 17 days at the World Championship is a grind, we'll see how it goes."

Barry Hawkins
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Runner-up Barry Hawkins jokes: "I wish he retired. I am disappointed with my performance I didn't give him a game. I was all over the place.

"If someone said I would have got to the final, I would have ripped their arm off. It is hard to take positives, even though I played well most of the week."

Barry Hawkins 1-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan wins Masters title

Ronnie and Barry Hawkins at the end of the match
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AND THERE IT IS. An absolute trouncing, a demolition job.

Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 10 frames in a row to win the Masters title for a record-equalling sixth time.

What a performance, what a genius.

Barry Hawkins 1-9 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie
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A few more pots needed for the title, 50 points and counting...

Barry Hawkins 1-9 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Has Barry Hawkins played his last shot in the 2016 Masters? A desperation shot on the red fails to come off and now O'Sullivan has entered the dance floor.

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Barry Hawkins
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O'sullivan is on fire tonight! One way traffic is a understatement #bbcsnooker #masterssnooker

Ronnie dismantling Hawkins. Gotta feel for Barry, but what a performance from Ronnie #bbcsnooker #masterssnooker

Barry Hawkins 1-9 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie
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O'Sullivan took nine months out from playing in major events, he returned to the Masters and beat two-time Triple Crown winner Mark Williams, followed by world number one Mark Selby and then swatting aside world champion Stuart Bingham.

He's not had it easy which makes it all the more remarkable.

Return of the Rocket

O'Sullivan's first major event for nine months

John Parrott

1991 world champion

"It's straight in against the cream of the crop. This is an unbelievable performance."

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A masterclass of how to win a frame there by O Sullivan, break of 66 and 9-1 up. On the brink of winning The Masters 👍 #bbcsnooker

Steve Davis

Six time world champion

"Funny thing is, you know full well it's not a spectacle but you don't care, you just love it all your own way. The top players are all bullies, O'Sullivan will consider it a job well done."

Barry Hawkins 1-9 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan wins the frame

O'Sullivan takes another frame with a break of 66. He needs just one more to complete a demolition job on Barry Hawkins.

It doesn't look like we're even going to get an interval.

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An Egghead has been in touch...

Wish I could be at #DafabetMasters I'm no Ronnie fan but can't deny the sublime art of a genius. @BBCSnooker @WorldSnooker1 #bbcsnooker

Barry Hawkins 1-8 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie long red
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Stunning from O'Sullivan. Beautiful straight cueing to get a red. That wasn't easy, but to stun the cueball and get on the back was even more breathtaking.

This will be frame number nine for O'Sullivan in a few minutes time.

Barry Hawkins 1-8 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Can you believe it? O'Sullivan misses an easy red and breaks down on 26. "That will annoy him," says John Virgo.

It will, the perfectionist that he is.

Gotta say, he kept his composure well though, I was expecting a swipe of the cue or a thump on the table.

Barry Hawkins 1-8 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie
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O'Sullivan with the first chance in the 10th frame. He'll want to get this over and done with as soon as possible now.

Come to think of it, Hawkins will be wanting the same.

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Got to feel for Barry Hawkins! #masterssnooker #bbcsnooker

Crazy fluke from Ronnie O'Sullivan to go 8-1 up... Gotta say Barry Hawkins is taking this well. So clearly isn't his day! 🙄 #bbcsnooker

Steve Davis

Six time world champion

"Ronnie was very patient in that frame. he's turned a lot of shots down and decided he's going to make him work as hard as possible. That shows great maturity but it's not Barry's day at all."

John Parrott

1991 world champion

"Incredible. The pink caught the jaw and cannons the cueball and goes in. If he's getting those, we might as well all go home. O’Sullivan has been business-like today, he has played to win."

Barry Hawkins 1-8 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan wins the frame

Oh no, no, no.

When you're lucks out, it's really out.

O'Sullivan misses the pink, which rolls across to the other pocket, wobbles in the jaw, comes back off the white and goes in.

Total disbelief inside the arena, O'Sullivan hangs his head. Hawkins affords a smile.

Ronnie needs just two more frames to win.

Barry Hawkins 1-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan

A half-chance for O'Sullivan on the pink, but once again, he refuses and plays another excellent safety.

Hawkins is getting punched left and right with some brutal safeties, how is he still standing?

Barry Hawkins 1-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Snooker table
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We're watching a star man in Ronnie O'Sullivan at the moment, but he's not exactly blowing our minds.

Hawkins, by the skin of his teeth, takes the blue into the yellow pocket.

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The five point ball is blue and there's nothing I can do. #bbcsnooker

Barry Hawkins 1-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan

NO! Hawkins can't get the brown, instead O'Sullivan gets it. He's 18 ahead with 18 remaining. Just the blue needed.

Barry Hawkins 1-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan

O'Sullivan strokes in the green...

but NO! He missed the brown.

Can Hawkins take advantage?

Barry Hawkins 1-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Shot, lad. Hawkins punches in a long yellow, but misses the following green with the cueball tight on the cushion...

Barry Hawkins 1-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan

The reds have vanished, only the colours remaining. Imperative for Hawkins to somehow snatch this frame.

O'Sullivan 45-32 Hawkins.

Barry Hawkins 1-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie
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O'Sullivan's focus is turned up to max at the moment, he's refusing the half-chances and playing excellent safety instead.

That's piling the pressure on Hawkins, who's crumbling faster than a chocolate digestive dipped in a cup of tea.

Barry Hawkins 1-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Pin drop silence inside Alexandra Palace as Barry Hawkins tries to take the first frame of the final session.

But he's not in a good place at the moment, missing a relatively easy pink to the middle.

Ronnie plays a cross double safety.

O'Sullivan 27-32 Hawkins at the moment. Tight.

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A John Virgo classic, "where's the cue ball going" already featuring twice tonight #bbcsnooker

Once more and he gets to keep the cueball

Barry Hawkins 1-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Barry Hawkins
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A misjudgement from Ronnie O'Sullivan, trying to play a red safe but it comes back down the ball. Hawkins knocks it into the middle.

Can he hold his nerve here?

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After all the opportunities and fouls O'Sullivan has given Hawkins, if the Rocket wins this frame – the title is his #bbcsnooker

Can't argue with that...