2002 Masters (snooker)

The 2002 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 3 and 10 February 2002 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England.

Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates3–10 February 2002
VenueWembley Conference Centre
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£695,000
Winner's share£190,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (138)
Final
ChampionEngland Paul Hunter
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score10–9
2001
2003

Paul Hunter won his second Masters title defeating Mark Williams in another final frame decider. In the match Williams had led 5–0 before Hunter made it 5–5. Then both players played all the way before Hunter lead 9–8. Williams then made a frame winning break to turn into another decider. Hunter then made a break of 65 to become only the third player to retain the title after Cliff Thorburn and Stephen Hendry.[1] The highest break of the tournament was 138 made by Ronnie O'Sullivan.

FieldEdit

Defending champion Paul Hunter was the number 1 seed with World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 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, Ryan Day (ranked 215), and Steve Davis (ranked 21), who was the wild-card selection. Ryan Day and Graeme Dott were making their debuts in the Masters.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:

  • Winner: £190,000
  • Runner-up: £95,000
  • Highest break: £20,000
  • Total: £695,000

Wild-card roundEdit

[2][3][4]

Match Date Score
WC1 Monday 4 February   Dave Harold (15) 3–6   Ryan Day
WC2 Sunday 3 February   Fergal O'Brien (16) 6–5   Steve Davis

Main drawEdit

[2][3][4]

Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
            
1   Paul Hunter 6
9   Stephen Lee 3
1   Paul Hunter 6
8   Peter Ebdon 5
8   Peter Ebdon 6
14   Graeme Dott 4
1   Paul Hunter 6
12   Alan McManus 5
5   Ken Doherty 3
16   Fergal O'Brien 6
16   Fergal O'Brien 4
12   Alan McManus 6
4   John Higgins 5
12   Alan McManus 6
1   Paul Hunter 10
3   Mark Williams 9
3   Mark Williams 6
13   Mark King 1
3   Mark Williams 6
6   Stephen Hendry 4
6   Stephen Hendry 6
  Ryan Day 0
3   Mark Williams 6
11   Jimmy White 5
7   Matthew Stevens 1
11   Jimmy White 6
11   Jimmy White 6
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
10   Joe Swail 3

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Jan Verhaas
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 10 February 2002.[2]
Paul Hunter (1)
  England
10–9 Mark Williams (3)
  Wales
Afternoon: 1–84 (79), 51–64, 6–83, 53–64, 79–82, 74–56 (Williams 56), 107–7 (69), 67–56 (Williams 56)
Evening: 88–8 (61), 59–56, 20–61 (53), 70–5 (57), 39–65, 85–6 (84), 71–34, 4–65, 65–37, 0–73 (72), 65–10 (65)
84 Highest break 79
0 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 5

QualifyingEdit

Ryan Day won the qualifying tournament, known as the 2001 Benson & Hedges Championship at the time.[5] Shaun Murphy made his first maximum break against Adrian Rosa.[6]

Century breaksEdit

Total: 13[7]

Fergal O'Brien's century was scored in the wild-card round.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Glory at Wembley for Hunter". BBC News. 11 February 2002. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Benson & Hedges Masters 2002". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b "2002 Benson and Hedges Masters results". BBC News. 31 January 2002. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Turner, Chris. "Maximum Breaks". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  7. ^ "2002 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.