Mark Selby's capture of the Saga Insurance Masters was thoroughly deserved.
He played his best snooker when it mattered most: amid the intense pressure of a major final in one of the game's most intimidating arenas.
At just 24, Selby has served notice he will be around for a long time to come. His Wembley title victory is surely the first of many.
His cheerfulness and desire to entertain, allied to a great talent, is reminiscent of the late Paul Hunter, who won the Masters three times in four years from 2001 to 2004.
Hunter helped to raise snooker's profile through his force of personality. Selby - known as the 'Jester from Leicester' has the potential to do the same.
Good luck to him. Snooker has a new star.