Masters (snooker)

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The Masters
Dafabet Masters Logo.png
Tournament information
VenueAlexandra Palace (since 2012)
LocationLondon
KintraEngland
Established1975
Organisation(s)Warld Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatNon-rankin event
Tot prize fund£600,000[1]
Recent edeetion2020
Current champion(s)Ingland Stuart Bingham

The Masters i a professional invitational snooker toornament. Held every year syne 1975, it i the seicont-langest runnin tournament behind the Warld Championship. It is ane o the Triple Crown events, an awtho nae a rankin event, it i regartit as ane o the maist prestigious toornaments on the circuit. The reignin champion is Stuart Bingham.

The Masters trophy uised syne 2004

Format[eedit | eedit soorce]

The format hae been largely unchanged syne 1984 an the toornament generally involves the leadin 16 players in the warld rankins. Frae 1990 tae 2010 thare wae a wild-card roond.

The defendin champion is seedit 1 while th current Warld Champion is seedit 2 (assuming that it is a different player). The remainin places are then allocated tae the tap players in the warld rankins, seedit in order o thae rankins. Syne the defendin champion an current Warld Champion are normally ranked in the tap 16, the field generally consists o the tap 16 ranked players. The exceptions hae been:

  • In 2006 Warld Champion Shaun Murphy wis ranked 21 sae that Ian McCulloch, ranked 16, wae nae automatically invited. McCulloch wis, houiver, the wild-card choice.
  • In 2013 Stephen Lee, ranked 9, did nae play acause he wis suspended an sae Mark Davis, ranked 17, wis invitit.
  • In 2014 Warld Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan wis ranked 24 sae that Graeme Dott, ranked 16, wis nae invitit.
  • In 2015 Ali Carter wae seedit 13, despite bein ranked 18, acause o illness that haed stopped him frae playin for an extendit period, an sae Graeme Dott, ranked 16, wis nae invited.
  • In 2018 Stuart Bingham, ranked 12, did nae play acause he wis suspended and sae Liang Wenbo, ranked 17, wis invitit.
  • In 2020 Ronnie O'Sullivan, ranked 3, chose nae tae enter and sae Ali Carter, ranked 17, wis invited.

Winners[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season London Venue
1975 Ingland John Spencer Wales Ray Reardon 9–8 1974/75 West Centre Hotel
1976 Wales Ray Reardon Ingland Graham Miles 7–3 1975/76 New London Theatre
1977 Wales Doug Mountjoy Wales Ray Reardon 7–6 1976/77
1978 Northren Ireland Alex Higgins Canadae Cliff Thorburn 7–5 1977/78
1979 Sooth Africae Perrie Mans Northren Ireland Alex Higgins 8–4 1978/79 Wembley Conference Centre
1980 Wales Terry Griffiths Northren Ireland Alex Higgins 9–5 1979/80
1981 Northren Ireland Alex Higgins Wales Terry Griffiths 9–6 1980/81
1982 Ingland Steve Davis Wales Terry Griffiths 9–5 1981/82
1983 Canadae Cliff Thorburn Wales Ray Reardon 9–7 1982/83
1984 Ingland Jimmy White Wales Terry Griffiths 9–5 1983/84
1985 Canadae Cliff Thorburn Wales Doug Mountjoy 9–6 1984/85
1986 Canadae Cliff Thorburn Ingland Jimmy White 9–5 1985/86
1987 Northren Ireland Dennis Taylor Northren Ireland Alex Higgins 9–8 1986/87
1988 Ingland Steve Davis Ingland Mike Hallett 9–0 1987/88
1989 Scotland Stephen Hendry Ingland John Parrott 9–6 1988/89
1990 Scotland Stephen Hendry Ingland John Parrott 9–4 1989/90
1991 Scotland Stephen Hendry Ingland Mike Hallett 9–8 1990/91
1992 Scotland Stephen Hendry Ingland John Parrott 9–4 1991/92
1993 Scotland Stephen Hendry Thailand James Wattana 9–5 1992/93
1994 Scotland Alan McManus Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–8 1993/94
1995 Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland John Higgins 9–3 1994/95
1996 Scotland Stephen Hendry Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–5 1995/96
1997 Ingland Steve Davis Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 1996/97
1998 Wales Mark Williams Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–9 1997/98
1999 Scotland John Higgins Republic o Ireland Ken Doherty 10–8 1998/99
2000 Wales Matthew Stevens Republic o Ireland Ken Doherty 10–8 1999/00
2001 Ingland Paul Hunter Republic o Ireland Fergal O'Brien 10–9 2000/01
2002 Ingland Paul Hunter Wales Mark Williams 10–9 2001/02
2003 Wales Mark Williams Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–4 2002/03
2004 Ingland Paul Hunter Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 2003/04
2005 Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland John Higgins 10–3 2004/05
2006 Scotland John Higgins Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 2005/06
2007 Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Ding Junhui 10–3 2006/07 Wembley Arena
2008 Ingland Mark Selby Ingland Stephen Lee 10–3 2007/08
2009 Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan Ingland Mark Selby 10–8 2008/09
2010 Ingland Mark Selby Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 2009/10
2011 Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Ding Junhui Hong Kong Marco Fu 10–4 2010/11
2012[6] Australie Neil Robertson Ingland Shaun Murphy 10–6 2011/12 Alexandra Palace
2013[7] Ingland Mark Selby Australie Neil Robertson 10–6 2012/13
2014[8] Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan Ingland Mark Selby 10–4 2013/14
2015[9] Ingland Shaun Murphy Australie Neil Robertson 10–2 2014/15
2016[10] Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan Ingland Barry Hawkins 10–1 2015/16
2017[11] Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan Ingland Joe Perry 10–7 2016/17
2018[12] Northren Ireland Mark Allen Ingland Kyren Wilson 10–7 2017/18
2019[13] Ingland Judd Trump Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–4 2018/19
2020[14] Ingland Stuart Bingham Ingland Ali Carter 10–8 2019/20

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