2014 Masters (snooker) snooker tournament

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Dafabet Masters
2014 Masters (snooker) logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates12–19 January 2014
VenueAlexandra Palace
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£600,000
Winner's share£200,000
Highest breakHong Kong Marco Fu (138)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Mark Selby
Score10–4
2013
2015

The 2014 Masters (also referred to as the 2014 Dafabet Masters for the purposes of sponsorship) was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 12 and 19 January 2014 at the Alexandra Palace in London, England.[1] This was the first time that Dafabet sponsored the Masters.[2]

Ronnie O'Sullivan set a new record by scoring 556 unanswered points in a professional event in his 6–0 quarter-final win against Ricky Walden - winning in just 58 minutes.[3] The previous record-holder was Ding Junhui, who scored 495 unanswered points against Stephen Hendry at the 2007 Premier League Snooker.[4]

O'Sullivan set another record by reaching his tenth Masters final, surpassing the nine appearances by Hendry,[5][6] and won his fifth Masters title by defeating defending champion Mark Selby 10–4.[7][8] This was the third time these two players had met in a Masters final.

Field

Defending champion Mark Selby was the number 1 seed with World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the latest world rankings (revision 5). With O'Sullivan having a ranking of 24, Graeme Dott, ranked 16, was not invited. Robert Milkins was making his debut in the Masters.

Prize fund

The total prize money of the event was raised to £600,000 from the previous year's £500,000. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9]

  • Winner: £200,000
  • Runner-up: £90,000
  • Semi-finals: £50,000
  • Quarter-finals: £25,000
  • Last 16: £12,500
  • Highest break: £10,000
  • Total: £600,000

Main draw

[10][11][12][13]

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 Mark Selby 6
15 England Mark Davis 5
1 England Mark Selby 6
13 Scotland John Higgins 5
8 England Stuart Bingham 2
13 Scotland John Higgins 6
1 England Mark Selby 6
9 England Shaun Murphy 1
5 England Judd Trump 5
10 Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
10 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
9 England Shaun Murphy 6
4 China Ding Junhui 4
9 England Shaun Murphy 6
1 England Mark Selby 4
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
3 Australia Neil Robertson 6
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
3 Australia Neil Robertson 2
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
16 England Joe Perry 4
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 2
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
7 England Barry Hawkins 5
12 England Ricky Walden 6
12 England Ricky Walden 0
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
14 England Robert Milkins 1

Final

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Paul Collier.
Alexandra Palace, London, England, 19 January 2014[13][14]
Mark Selby (1)
 England
4–10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
 England
Afternoon: 0–97 (97), 14–70 (70), 0–102 (96), 43–72, 9–84, 64–53 (O'Sullivan 53), 56–63, 37–71
Evening: 0–91 (90), 63–61, 67–27 (67), 23–60, 76–0 (67), 25–80 (72)
67 Highest break 97
0 Century breaks 0
2 50+ breaks 6

Century breaks

Total: 16[15]

References

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2013/2014". snooker.org. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Dafabet Sponsor The Masters". World Snooker. 2 January 2014. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. ^ McGovern, Thomas (17 January 2014). "Awesome O'Sullivan Smashes Record". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Hendon, Dave (17 January 2014). "Record breaking O'Sullivan races into semis". Inside Snooker. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan wins fifth Masters title by beating Mark Selby". BBC Sport. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  6. ^ "O'Sullivan Into Tenth Masters Final". World Snooker. 18 January 2014. Archived from the original on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  7. ^ Mulgrew, John (19 January 2014). "Ronnie O'Sullivan wins snooker Masters: The 'Rocket' blazes to stunning victory over Mark Selby". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  8. ^ Burnside, Brian (19 January 2014). "The 2014 Masters: Nerveless Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Mark Selby to take his fifth title". The Independent. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Prize Money Breakdowns 2013/14". World Snooker. 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "2014 Masters draw & results" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "2014 Masters provisional format of play" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Masters snooker 2014: Scores, results and schedule". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Dafabet Masters (2014)". snooker.org. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Masters: Final – Match 15 – Mark Selby v Ronnie O'Sullivan". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Masters: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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