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Last Updated: Tuesday May 04 2010 06:40 GMT

Snooker has a new world champion

Neil Robertson

Australian Neil Robertson has beaten Graeme Dott to become the sport's new world champion.

It's the first time the competition has been won by someone from outside the UK and Ireland for 30 years.

The Aussie won the marathon match 18-13 and it went on until almost 1.00am.

The 28-year-old is the first Australian to win the title, and revealed afterwards that his mum jumped on a plane from Down Under during the semi-finals so she could watch him win.

Afterwards he said: "My mum and her partner have travelled for ages and they only got two hours' sleep before the final, so for them to be here makes it absolutely perfect."

The new champion has picked up a cheque for £250,000 for his win so maybe he should pay back his mum for the air fare!