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1988 Masters (snooker)

The 1988 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24 and 31 January 1988 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England. The players ranked inside the top 16 took part in the competition.

Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates24–31 January 1988
VenueWembley Conference Centre
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£225,000
Winner's share£56,000
Highest breakEngland Steve Davis (126)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Mike Hallett
Score9–0
1987
1989

Defending champion, Dennis Taylor, lost in the first round against Mike Hallett, who had made his debut.

Steve Davis won his second Masters title by defeating Hallett 9 frames to 0. This is the only time a whitewash had occurred in a Masters final.[1]

FieldEdit

Defending champion Dennis Taylor was the number 1 seed with World Champion Steve Davis seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings. Mike Hallett and John Parrott were making their debuts in the Masters.

Main drawEdit

[2][3]

Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
            
1   Dennis Taylor 3
16   Mike Hallett 5
16   Mike Hallett 5
9   Alex Higgins 2
8   Tony Knowles 4
9   Alex Higgins 5
16   Mike Hallett 6
13   John Parrott 5
5   Cliff Thorburn 5
12   Rex Williams 3
5   Cliff Thorburn 4
13   John Parrott 5
4   Neal Foulds 4
13   John Parrott 5
16   Mike Hallett 0
2   Steve Davis 9
3   Jimmy White 5
14   Doug Mountjoy 0
3   Jimmy White 3
6   Joe Johnson 5
6   Joe Johnson 5
11   Willie Thorne 4
6   Joe Johnson 3
2   Steve Davis 6
7   Terry Griffiths 5
10   Silvino Francisco 3
7   Terry Griffiths 0
2   Steve Davis 5
2   Steve Davis 5
15   Dean Reynolds 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: John Street
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 31 January 1988.
Steve Davis
  England
9–0 Mike Hallett
  England
First session: 68–55 (61), 130–0 (126), 87–25, 75–20, 99–28 (72), 98–27, 70–33 (53), 59–46
126 Highest break
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 0

Century breaksEdit

Total: 2[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ "1988 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  3. ^ "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  4. ^ "1988 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.