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1990 Masters (snooker)

The 1990 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 4 and 11 February 1990 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England.

Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates4–11 February 1990
VenueWembley Conference Centre
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£275,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakScotland Stephen Hendry (111)
England Steve Davis (111)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upEngland John Parrott
Score9–4
1989
1991

Wild-card players were introduced, and the two places went to the Alex Higgins and the young new professional from Thailand, James Wattana. Wattana who won his match against Dean Reynolds and played the six-times world champion Steve Davis in the next round. Higgins meanwhile lost his match against Steve James, who had won the Classic in January. This was his last appearance in the Masters.

The final meanwhile had Stephen Hendry winning his second Masters title and becoming the second player after Cliff Thorburn to retain the title by defeating John Parrott 9–4 the final. Hendry attempted a maximum break in the 11th frame before missing the 13th black. The highest break of the tournament was 111 made by both Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis, for which they both earned £3,500.

FieldEdit

Defending champion Stephen Hendry was the number 1 seed with World Champion Steve Davis 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 wild-card selections, Alex Higgins (ranked 24), and James Wattana. Steve James and James Wattana were making their debuts in the Masters.

Wild-card roundEdit

Match[1][2] Date Score
WC1 Monday 5 February   Dean Reynolds (15) 4–5   James Wattana
WC2 Sunday 4 February   Steve James (16) 5–2   Alex Higgins

Main drawEdit

[1][2]

Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
            
1   Stephen Hendry 5
16   Steve James 2
1   Stephen Hendry 5
9   Willie Thorne 1
8   Dennis Taylor 4
9   Willie Thorne 5
1   Stephen Hendry 6
4   Jimmy White 4
5   Terry Griffiths 4
12   Tony Knowles 5
12   Tony Knowles 3
4   Jimmy White 5
4   Jimmy White 5
13   John Virgo 3
1   Stephen Hendry 9
3   John Parrott 4
3   John Parrott 5
14   Tony Meo 3
3   John Parrott 5
11   Joe Johnson 3
6   Mike Hallett 4
11   Joe Johnson 5
3   John Parrott 6
2   Steve Davis 2
7   Cliff Thorburn 4
10   Doug Mountjoy 5
10   Doug Mountjoy 0
2   Steve Davis 5
2   Steve Davis 5
  James Wattana 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Alan Chamberlain
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 11 February 1990.
Stephen Hendry
  Scotland
9–4 John Parrott
  England
First session: 79–42 (69), 70–18, 84–23 (69), 40–90 (85), 63–64, 43–75 (68), 77–0, 81–30, 20–75, 65–30 (51), 68–38, 97–0 (97), 56–46
97 Highest break 85
0 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 2

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1990 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  3. ^ "1990 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.