2010 Masters (snooker) snooker tournament

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Tournament information
Dates10–17 January 2010
VenueWembley Arena
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£486,000
Winner's share£150,000
Highest breakScotland Stephen Maguire (140)
Australia Neil Robertson (140)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score10–9
2009
2011

The 2010 PokerStars.com Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 10–17 January 2010 at the Wembley Arena in London, England. This was the first time that the Masters was sponsored by PokerStars.com.[1]

Mark Selby won his 2nd Masters title by beating defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 in the final after trailing 4–1, 5–3 and 9–6.[2][3]

Field

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was the number 1 seed with World Champion John Higgins seeded 2. Places were allocated to the top 16 players in the world rankings. Players seeded 15 and 16 played in the wild-card round against the winner of the qualifying event, Rory McLeod (ranked 39), and wild-card selection Jimmy White (ranked 56).[4] Rory McLeod was making his debut in the Masters following his win in the qualifying tournament; this to date is the last Masters to feature such qualifying tournament and the wildcard round in general.

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5][6]

Qualifying stage

  • Winner: £2,000
  • Runner-up: £680
  • Semi-final: £250
  • Quarter-final: £105

Televised stage

Wild-card round

In the preliminary round the wild-card players played the 15th and 16th seeds:[7]

Match Date Score
WC1 Monday 11 January Wales Mark Williams (15) 6–2 England Rory McLeod
WC2 Sunday 10 January England Mark King (16) 6–2 England Jimmy White

Main draw

[8][9][10]

Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
            
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
9 Australia Neil Robertson 4
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
14 England Peter Ebdon 3
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
14 England Peter Ebdon 6
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
15 Wales Mark Williams 5
5 England Ali Carter 3
15 Wales Mark Williams 6
15 Wales Mark Williams 6
4 England Shaun Murphy 4
4 England Shaun Murphy 6
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
7 England Mark Selby 10
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
16 England Mark King 3
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
6 Wales Ryan Day 1
6 Wales Ryan Day 6
12 England Joe Perry 0
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
7 England Mark Selby 6
7 England Mark Selby 6
13 China Ding Junhui 1
7 England Mark Selby 6
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
2 Scotland John Higgins 3
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6

Final

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Jan Verhaas
Wembley Arena, London, England, 17 January 2010
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
9–10 Mark Selby (7)
 England
Afternoon: 35–81, 90–34 (56), 86–7 (86), 122–0 (122), 101–4 (101), 0–83 (83), 0–112 (112), 74–33 (54)
Evening: 0–117 (54, 58), 114–8 (92), 0–129 (129), 74–41, 0–78 (78), 137–0 (89), 91–3 (91), 25–92 (62), 8–109 (109), 67–78, 0–65
122 Highest break 129
2 Century breaks 3
8 50+ breaks 8

Qualifying

The 2009 Masters Qualifying Event was held between 26 and 29 October 2009 at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales.[11][12] Rory McLeod was rewarded with a wild-card to the 2010 Masters.[13]

  Round 1
Best of 7 frames
Round 2
Best of 9 frames
Round 3
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 11 frames
                                                         
England Matthew Selt 3     England Barry Hawkins 1  
England Ben Woollaston 4     England Ben Woollaston 5  
  England Ben Woollaston 5  
  China Liu Song 1  
China Liu Song 4 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
England Sam Baird 2     China Liu Song 5  
  England Ben Woollaston 5  
  England Michael Holt 3  
England Martin Gould 4     Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3  
England Chris Norbury 3     England Martin Gould 5  
  England Martin Gould 4
  England Michael Holt 5  
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2 England Michael Holt 5
Wales Michael White 4     Wales Michael White 3  
  England Ben Woollaston 1  
  England Rory McLeod 5  
Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 1     England Stephen Lee 3  
England David Gray 4     England David Gray 5  
  England David Gray 5
  England Jimmy White 4  
England Jimmy White 4 England Ian McCulloch 3
England Andrew Norman 1     England Jimmy White 5  
  England David Gray 2
  England Rory McLeod 5  
Wales Daniel Wells 4     England Rory McLeod 5  
England Jimmy Robertson 1     Wales Daniel Wells 0  
  England Rory McLeod 5
  England Ricky Walden 2  
England Lee Page 2 England Ricky Walden 5
Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 4     Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 0  
England Rory McLeod 6
England Andrew Higginson 1
England David Gilbert 1     England Dave Harold 2  
China Zhang Anda 4     China Zhang Anda 5  
  China Zhang Anda 3  
  England Andrew Higginson 5  
England Andrew Higginson 4 England Judd Trump 1
Thailand Noppadol Sangnil 1     England Andrew Higginson 5  
  England Andrew Higginson 5  
  Wales Matthew Stevens 1  
England Simon Bedford 4     Wales Matthew Stevens 5  
England Craig Steadman 1     England Simon Bedford 2  
  Wales Matthew Stevens 5
  Thailand James Wattana 3  
England Mark Joyce 1 England Stuart Bingham 4
Thailand James Wattana 4     Thailand James Wattana 5  
  England Andrew Higginson 5
  England Anthony Hamilton 3  
England Tom Ford w/d     Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2  
England Joe Jogia w/o     England Joe Jogia 5  
  England Joe Jogia 1
  England Anthony Hamilton 5  
England Matthew Couch 4 England Anthony Hamilton 5
Republic of Ireland Brendan O'Donoghue 2     England Matthew Couch 0  
  England Anthony Hamilton 5
  England Barry Pinches 0  
England Robert Milkins 4     Scotland Jamie Burnett 3  
England David Hogan 2     England Robert Milkins 5  
  England Robert Milkins 4
  England Barry Pinches 5  
England Barry Pinches 4 England Jamie Cope 2
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown 2     England Barry Pinches 5  

Century breaks

Televised stage centuries

A total of 20 century breaks were made during the event.[8]

Qualifying stage centuries

A total of 12 centuries were made during qualifying for the event.[14]

References

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