Sheriff of Pottingham Anthony Hamilton becomes the 26th player in snooker history to have won just one World ranking event.

Hamilton, 45, scooped the German Masters trophy in Berlin on Sunday as he defeated top 16 player Ali Carter 9 - 6, after being 5 - 2 down in the first session. He reeled off breaks of 118, 74, 73, and 49 on his way to his first ever title, after more than 25 years since turning professional in 1991.

This season, Hamilton becomes the fourth player to have won a first major title, joining Scotland's Anthony McGill and the 42-year-old Mark King and China's Liang Wenbo who won in India and in Northern Ireland and Manchester.

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Last season, Martin Gould and Kyren Wilson lifted their first trophies with Gould losing out this year in the German Masters in the semi-final to Ali Carter. Wilson won his maiden in Shanghai.

Eight players with multiple World ranking titles

There are just eight players with two World #ranking titles, and of course, the Seven-times World Champion Stephen Hendry has the most with 36. Mark Williams, pictured, has 18 to his name.

Last season, Martin Gould and Kyren Wilson also joined an illustrious #List of players to have won just one title, including Neal Foulds, Bob Chaperon, Matthew Stevens and Fergal O'Brien, to name just a few.

Hamilton becomes the oldest player this season to have won, topping Mark King in Northern Ireland. Both King and Hamilton turned pro in 91. He joked after his win that The Tempodrom was "like the Crucible on steroids."

Here's a video Q and A with the Sheriff, below...

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He picked up 80,000 Euros, (£69,000) in prize money and moves up to at least 37th in the World rankings. Hamilton's win in Berlin will egg on more mid-30s and over 40 players to battle their way to their first ranking titles as there are a handful of players still yet to have won a World ranking title.

Ryan Day, 36, is one such example, who has come close in finals in the past but has yet to have his name engraved on a trophy. He was runner-up in Shanghai in 2007 and the 2008 Grand Prix. Hamilton's last final appearance was 15 years ago in China in 2002, and he said after on Eurosport he had memories of that final narrowly losing to Mark Williams 9 - 8. His very first final though was years before in the British Open in 1999 where he again narrowly lost to Fergal O'Brien 9 - 7. The Sheriff also earns a place in the elite Champion of Champions event and joins Mark Selby, John Higgins, Mark King and Ronnie O'Sullivan and Marco Fu who have already qualified.