2009 Masters (snooker)

The 2009 Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 11–18 January 2009 at the Wembley Arena in London, England.

The Masters
Tournament information
Dates11–18 January 2009
VenueWembley Arena
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£482,500
Winner's share£150,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (140)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Mark Selby
Score10–8
2008
2010

The last 16 match between Stephen Maguire and Neil Robertson featured 5 consecutive century breaks between the two players- 3 from Maguire and 2 from Robertson. This is a joint record for a professional match and a standalone record for a best-of-11 frame match.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his 4th Masters title by beating defending champion Mark Selby 10–8 in the final.[1][2]

FieldEdit

Defending champion Mark Selby 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, Judd Trump (ranked 41), and wild-card selection Ricky Walden (ranked 35). Mark Allen, Judd Trump and Ricky Walden were making their debuts in the Masters.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3]

Qualifying stageEdit

  • Runner-up: £680
  • Semi-final: £250
  • Quarter-final: £105
  • Total: £1,600

Television stageEdit

Wild-card roundEdit

In the preliminary round, the wild-card players plays the 15th and 16th seeds.[4][5][6][7]

Match Date Score
WC1 Sunday 11 January   Mark King (15) 2–6   Ricky Walden
WC2 Monday 12 January   Mark Allen (16) 6–4   Judd Trump

Main drawEdit

[5][6][7]

Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
            
1   Mark Selby 6
  Ricky Walden 5
1   Mark Selby 6
16   Mark Allen 5
8   Ryan Day 1
16   Mark Allen 6
1   Mark Selby 6
5   John Higgins 2
5   John Higgins 6
14   Marco Fu 4
5   John Higgins 6
11   Ding Junhui 4
4   Shaun Murphy 4
11   Ding Junhui 6
1   Mark Selby 8
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
3   Stephen Maguire 6
13   Graeme Dott 5
3   Stephen Maguire 6
10   Neil Robertson 3
6   Stephen Hendry 4
10   Neil Robertson 6
3   Stephen Maguire 1
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
7   Ali Carter 6
9   Peter Ebdon 0
7   Ali Carter 2
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
12   Joe Perry 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Jan Verhaas
Wembley Arena, London, England, 18 January 2009.[5][6]
Mark Selby (1)
  England
8–10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
  England
Afternoon: 28–69 (68), 0–88, 97–4 (82), 1–114 (101), 59–54, 80–0 (76), 69–43 (50), 58–64 (Selby 53)
Evening: 62–63, 109–29 (101), 93–0 (89), 114–19 (114), 9–69 (53), 65–70 (Selby 55), 0–110 (110), 76–0 (69), 50–51, 16–71 (55)
114 Highest break 110
2 Century breaks 2
9 50+ breaks 5

QualifyingEdit

The 2008 Masters Qualifying Event was held between 21–26 November 2008 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.[8][9] The winner was awarded with a wild-card to the 2009 Masters.[10]

Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 11 frames
                  
  Matthew Stevens
 
  Matthew Stevens 5
  Rory McLeod 3
  Rory McLeod 4
  Paul Davison 3
  Matthew Stevens 5
  Ricky Walden 2
  Ricky Walden 4
  Stefan Mazrocis 2
  Ricky Walden 5
  Anthony Hamilton 1
  Anthony Hamilton 4
  Andrew Pagett 0
  Matthew Stevens 5
  Fergal O'Brien 3
  Liang Wenbo 4
  Liu Chuang 1
  Liang Wenbo 4
  Daniel Wells 5
  Jimmy Michie 0
  Daniel Wells 4
  Daniel Wells 4
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Fergal O'Brien
Bye
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Lewis Roberts 3
  Barry Pinches 3
  Lewis Roberts 4
  Matthew Stevens 4
  Mark Joyce 5
  Mark Williams
Bye
  Mark Williams 1
  Andrew Higginson 5
  Andrew Higginson wo
  Chris McBreen wd
  Andrew Higginson 5
  Gerard Greene 2
  Gerard Greene 4
  Michael Georgiou 0
  Gerard Greene 5
  Simon Bedford 1
  Stephen Lee 2
  Simon Bedford 4
  Andrew Higginson 4
  Mark Joyce 5
  Barry Hawkins 4
  Wayne Cooper 3
  Barry Hawkins 0
  Mark Joyce 5
  Mark Joyce 4
  Peter Lines 0
  Mark Joyce 5
  Kuldesh Johal 4
  Joe Swail
Bye
  Joe Swail 3
  Kuldesh Johal 5
  David Roe 3
  Kuldesh Johal 4
  Mark Joyce 1
  Judd Trump 6
  Jamie Cope
Bye
  Jamie Cope 5
  David Grace 3
  Stuart Pettman wd
  David Grace wo
  Jamie Cope 2
  Judd Trump 5
  Judd Trump 4
  Matthew Couch 0
  Judd Trump 5
  Dave Harold 3
  Dave Harold 4
  Supoj Saenla 1
  Judd Trump 5
  Jin Long 1
  Martin Gould 4
  Li Hang 3
  Martin Gould 5
  Andrew Norman 1
  Andrew Norman 4
  Jamie Jones 1
  Martin Gould 4
  Jin Long 5
  Nigel Bond
Bye
  Nigel Bond 4
  Jin Long 5
  Rod Lawler 3
  Jin Long 4
  Judd Trump 5
  Ken Doherty 2
  Stuart Bingham
Bye
  Stuart Bingham 5
  Andy Hicks 4
  Andy Hicks 4
  Jimmy White 2
  Stuart Bingham 5
  Davis Gray 2
  Davis Gray 4
  Matthew Selt 3
  Davis Gray 5
  Robert Milkins 3
  Robert Milkins 4
  Andy Lee 1
  Stuart Bingham 1
  Ken Doherty 5
  Ian McCulloch
Bye
  Ian McCulloch 5
  David Gilbert 2
  David Gilbert 4
  Stephen Craigie 2
  Ian McCulloch 3
  Ken Doherty 5
  Ken Doherty
Bye
  Ken Doherty 5
  Atthasit Mahitthi 4
  Michael Holt 3
  Atthasit Mahitthi 4

Century breaksEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

Total: 31[5]

Judd Trump's and Mark King's centuries were scored in the wild-card round.

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[8]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "O'Sullivan Wins Masters Classic". (WPBSA. Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  3. ^ "Prize Money". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Walden Awarded Masters Wild Card". WPBSA. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d "Main Event (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2009-12-27. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "Masters 2009". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  7. ^ a b "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Qualifying (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 27 December 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Qualifying (Draw)". WPBSA. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Trump Earns Wembley Wild Card". WPBSA. Retrieved 17 April 2010.