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The 2010 Totesport.com Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 25–31 January 2010 at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. This was the first time that the Welsh Open was sponsored by Totesport.com.[1]

Totesport.com Welsh Open
Welsh Open 2010 Logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates25–31 January 2010
VenueNewport Centre
CityNewport
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£225,500
Winner's share£35,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (138)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland Ali Carter
Score9–4
2009
2011

John Higgins won in the final 9–4 against defending champion Ali Carter.[2]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

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

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Brendan Moore[6]
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 31 January 2010.[5]
Ali Carter (1)
  England
4–9 John Higgins (2)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 0–128 (95), 1–101 (101), 24–78 (71), 0–137 (137), 48–81 (81), 81–13, 27–94 (59), 72–54 (66, 54)
Evening: 33–72 (72), 90–0 (60), 73–72 (73, 72), 49–76, 1–76 (76)
73 Highest break 137
0 Century breaks 2
3 50+ breaks 10

QualifyingEdit

These matches took place between 19 and 22 January 2010 at the Pontin's Centre, Prestatyn, Wales.[7][8]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                               
  Lee Page 5     Andy Hicks 5     Mark Davis 5     Joe Swail 4
  David Hogan 3     Lee Page 2     Andy Hicks 1     Mark Davis 5
  Ben Woollaston 3     Liu Song 5     Adrian Gunnell 2     Michael Holt 1
  Joe Jogia 5     Joe Jogia 0     Liu Song 5     Liu Song 5
  Daniel Wells 4     Robert Milkins 5     Stuart Pettman 5     Dave Harold 5
  James Wattana 5     James Wattana 3     Robert Milkins 4     Stuart Pettman 3
  Simon Bedford 3     Peter Lines 2     Jimmy Michie 2     Gerard Greene 2
  Tony Drago 5     Tony Drago 5     Tony Drago 5     Tony Drago 5
  Lee Spick 1     David Gilbert 5     Andrew Higginson 5     Stephen Lee 3
  Jimmy Robertson 5     Jimmy Robertson 3     David Gilbert 3     Andrew Higginson 5
  Li Hang 5     Jin Long 3     Mike Dunn 4     Fergal O'Brien 5
  Ian Preece 4     Li Hang 5     Li Hang 5     Li Hang 4
  Chris Norbury 4     Jimmy White 5     Ian McCulloch 5     Barry Hawkins 5
  Jordan Brown 5     Jordan Brown 1     Jimmy White 4     Ian McCulloch 2
  Matthew Selt 5     Rod Lawler 0     Dominic Dale 5     Steve Davis 2
  David Gray 3     Matthew Selt 5     Matthew Selt 1     Dominic Dale 5
  Bjorn Haneveer 5     John Parrott 2     Anthony Hamilton 5     Stuart Bingham 5
  Andrew Norman 1     Bjorn Haneveer 5     Bjorn Haneveer 4     Anthony Hamilton 3
  Atthasit Mahitthi w/o     David Morris 5     Alan McManus 5     Jamie Cope 5
  Mark Boyle w/d     Atthasit Mahitthi 1     David Morris 4     Alan McManus 2
  Stephen Rowlings 5     Tom Ford 5     Jamie Burnett 4     Ricky Walden 4
  Mei Xiwen 4     Stephen Rowlings 2     Tom Ford 5     Tom Ford 5
  Patrick Wallace 5     Barry Pinches 5     Martin Gould 4     Matthew Stevens[nb 1] 5
  Brendan O'Donoghue 2     Patrick Wallace 1     Barry Pinches 5     Barry Pinches 4
  Craig Steadman 5     David Roe 2     Rory McLeod 5     Judd Trump 5
  Sam Baird 3     Craig Steadman 5     Craig Steadman 3     Rory McLeod 4
  Matthew Couch 2     Mark Joyce 4     Marcus Campbell 5     Nigel Bond 1
  Zhang Anda 5     Zhang Anda 5     Zhang Anda 2     Marcus Campbell 5
  Xiao Guodong 5     Joe Delaney 2     Ken Doherty 5     Graeme Dott 5
  Michael White 2     Xiao Guodong 5     Xiao Guodong 1     Ken Doherty 3
  Noppadol Sangnil 4     Paul Davies 4     Michael Judge 5     Liang Wenbo 3
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1     Michael Judge 5
  1. ^ Match was held over and played in Newport.

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Totesport.com Named Sponsor For Snooker's Welsh Open". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "John Higgins beats Ali Carter to lift Welsh Open title". BBC Sport. 31 January 2010. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Prize Fund". Global Snooker. 19 January 2010. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Main Event (Draw)". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Main Event (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Moore The Merrier". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  7. ^ "Qualifying (Draw)". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010.
  8. ^ "Qualifying (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010.
  9. ^ "Century breaks". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  10. ^ "Stats". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2013.