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1993 Masters (snooker)

The 1993 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 7 and 14 February 1993 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England.

Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates7–14 February 1993
VenueWembley Conference Centre
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Highest breakEngland Jimmy White (134)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upThailand James Wattana
Score9–5
1992
1994

Stephen Hendry retained the title by beating James Wattana 9–5 in the final. After the final the Benson & Hedges Masters trophy was given to Hendry to keep for winning the event five times in a row.[1]

FieldEdit

Stephen Hendry, defending champion and World Champion was the number 1 seed. 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, Chris Small (ranked 75), and Ken Doherty (ranked 21), who was the wild-card selection. Nigel Bond, Darren Morgan and Chris Small were making their debuts in the Masters.

Wild-card roundEdit

In the preliminary round, the wild-card players plays the 15th and 16th seeds:[2][3]

Match Date Score
WC1 Sunday 7 February   Willie Thorne (15) 5–3   Chris Small
WC2 Monday 8 February   Darren Morgan (16) 3–5   Ken Doherty

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   Stephen Hendry 5
  Ken Doherty 4
1   Stephen Hendry 5
8   Gary Wilkinson 2
8   Gary Wilkinson 5
14   Alain Robidoux 0
1   Stephen Hendry 6
13   Alan McManus 4
5   Neal Foulds 1
13   Alan McManus 5
13   Alan McManus 5
4   Steve Davis 4
4   Steve Davis 5
9   Nigel Bond 2
1   Stephen Hendry 9
7   James Wattana 5
3   Jimmy White 5
15   Willie Thorne 2
3   Jimmy White 5
10   Steve James 3
6   Terry Griffiths 0
10   Steve James 5
3   Jimmy White 3
7   James Wattana 6
7   James Wattana 5
12   Martin Clark 2
7   James Wattana 5
2   John Parrott 3
2   John Parrott 5
11   Dennis Taylor 4

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: John Street
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 14 February 1993.
Stephen Hendry
  Scotland
9–5 James Wattana
  Thailand
First session: 14–59, 96–42 (96), 72–0 (52), 44–77, 90–21, 25–59 (50), 74–14 (67), 113–1 (54, 55), 81–22 (81), 9–107 (107), 74–12 (52), 127–1 (62, 65), 16–75, 74–1
96 Highest break 107
0 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 2

QualifyingEdit

Chris Small won the qualifying tournament, known as the 1992 Benson & Hedges Championship at the time. The event carried ranking points, but only ten percent of the usual tariff.[4]

Century breaksEdit

Total: 11[5]

Darren Morgan's century was scored in the wild-card round.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Hallett wins English Pro title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2014-02-19. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "1993 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  4. ^ Turner, Chris. "Benson & Hedges Championship, Masters Qualifying Tournament". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  5. ^ "1993 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.