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The 2014 BetVictor Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 19 February and 2 March 2014 at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. It was the eighth ranking event of the 2013/2014 season,[1] and the second time that BetVictor sponsored the event.[2] It was also the last time that the event was held in Newport.[3]

BetVictor Welsh Open
2014 Welsh Open (snooker) logo.png
Tournament information
Dates19 February–2 March 2014
VenueNewport Centre
CityNewport
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£310,000
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upChina Ding Junhui
Score9–3
2013
2015

Stephen Maguire was the defending champion,[4] but he lost 3–4 against Joel Walker in the last 16.[5]

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his 26th ranking title by defeating Ding Junhui 9–3 in the final.[6] This was O'Sullivan's third Welsh Open title after 2004 and 2005, to equal the record jointly held by John Higgins and Stephen Hendry.[7] In the last frame of the final O'Sullivan made the 105th official maximum break.[8] This was O'Sullivan's record 12th competitive maximum break.[9]

Prize fundEdit

The total prize money of the event was raised to £300,000 from the previous year's £250,000. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[10]

Main drawEdit

[11][12][13][14]

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
            
1   Stephen Maguire 4
105   Elliot Slessor 1
1   Stephen Maguire 4
77   Sam Baird 3
64   Robbie Williams 2
77   Sam Baird 4
1   Stephen Maguire 4
100   Andrew Pagett 0
61   Gerard Greene 4
82   Li Yan 2
61   Gerard Greene 3
100   Andrew Pagett 4
29   Marcus Campbell 0
100   Andrew Pagett 4
1   Stephen Maguire 3
83   Joel Walker 4
28   Tom Ford 4
  Gareth Green 0
28   Tom Ford 2
67   James Wattana 4
44   Rod Lawler 2
67   James Wattana 4
67   James Wattana 1
83   Joel Walker 4
63   Pankaj Advani 3
83   Joel Walker 4
83   Joel Walker 4
14   Mark Davis 3
14   Mark Davis 4
117   Alexander Ursenbacher 3

Section 2Edit

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
            
15   Robert Milkins 2
75   Scott Donaldson 4
75   Scott Donaldson 4
36   David Gilbert 1
36   David Gilbert 4
  Duane Jones 2
75   Scott Donaldson 4
27   Andrew Higginson 3
51   Jimmy Robertson 4
69   Luca Brecel 2
51   Jimmy Robertson 3
27   Andrew Higginson 4
27   Andrew Higginson 4
87   Martin O'Donnell 1
75   Scott Donaldson 0
5   Ding Junhui 4
30   Ben Woollaston 4
106   Vinnie Calabrese 0
30   Ben Woollaston 4
45   Alfie Burden 1
45   Alfie Burden 4
118   Ahmed Saif 0
30   Ben Woollaston 3
5   Ding Junhui 4
46   Jamie Cope 4
109   Ryan Clark 1
46   Jamie Cope 1
5   Ding Junhui 4
5   Ding Junhui 4
86   Gary Wilson 2

Section 3Edit

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
            
8   Stuart Bingham 4
84   Daniel Wells 0
8   Stuart Bingham 4
68   Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2
60   Jimmy White 0
68   Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4
8   Stuart Bingham 4
21   Michael Holt 2
55   Peter Lines 4
101   Ross Muir 3
55   Peter Lines 2
21   Michael Holt 4
21   Michael Holt 4
94   Stuart Carrington 2
8   Stuart Bingham 3
16   Joe Perry 4
20   Matthew Stevens 4
  Adam Wicheard 3
20   Matthew Stevens 4
65   Ian Burns 2
49   Yu Delu 3
65   Ian Burns 4
20   Matthew Stevens 3
16   Joe Perry 4
50   Liu Chuang 4
79   Chen Zhe 2
50   Liu Chuang 0
16   Joe Perry 4
16   Joe Perry 4
111   Allan Taylor 3

Section 4Edit

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
            
12   Mark Allen 4
  Sydney Wilson 3
12   Mark Allen 4
98   Noppon Saengkham 2
59   Steve Davis 0
98   Noppon Saengkham 4
12   Mark Allen 2
17   Ali Carter 4
62   Aditya Mehta 3
66   Mike Dunn 4
66   Mike Dunn 3
17   Ali Carter 4
17   Ali Carter 4
104   Andrew Norman 1
17   Ali Carter 1
4   Mark Selby 4
26   Dominic Dale 4
  Antony Parsons 3
26   Dominic Dale 4
57   Dechawat Poomjaeng 1
57   Dechawat Poomjaeng 4
73   Liam Highfield 1
26   Dominic Dale 0
4   Mark Selby 4
52   Dave Harold 4
74   Zhang Anda 2
52   Dave Harold 1
4   Mark Selby 4
4   Mark Selby 4
97   Joe Swail 0

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
            
3   Neil Robertson 4
99   Lyu Haotian 1
3   Neil Robertson 4
48   Rory McLeod 0
48   Rory McLeod 4
  Dylan Mitchell 1
3   Neil Robertson 3
19   Mark Williams 4
58   Tian Pengfei 4
116   Alex Borg 1
58   Tian Pengfei 0
19   Mark Williams 4
19   Mark Williams 4
76   Michael Wasley 3
19   Mark Williams 2
10   Marco Fu 4
18   Graeme Dott 4
110   Lee Page 0
18   Graeme Dott 4
41   Jamie Jones 3
41   Jamie Jones 4
113   Cao Xinlong 0
18   Graeme Dott 2
10   Marco Fu 4
47   Kurt Maflin 4
96   Alex Davies 1
47   Kurt Maflin 1
10   Marco Fu 4
10   Marco Fu 4
107   Chris Norbury 2

Section 6Edit

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
            
9   Shaun Murphy 4
88   David Morris 0
9   Shaun Murphy 4
81   Craig Steadman 2
39   Mark Joyce 2
81   Craig Steadman 4
9   Shaun Murphy 3
24   Liang Wenbo 4
35   Fergal O'Brien 4
  Sanderson Lam 1
35   Fergal O'Brien 0
24   Liang Wenbo 4
24   Liang Wenbo 4
115   Jak Jones 2
24   Liang Wenbo 2
7   Barry Hawkins 4
32   Martin Gould 4
78   Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 0
32   Martin Gould 1
37   Jack Lisowski 4
37   Jack Lisowski 4
70   Adam Duffy 0
37   Jack Lisowski 3
7   Barry Hawkins 4
54   Cao Yupeng 4
85   David Grace 2
54   Cao Yupeng 3
7   Barry Hawkins 4
7   Barry Hawkins 4
114   Fraser Patrick 0

Section 7Edit

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
            
6   Judd Trump 4
89   Kyren Wilson 2
6   Judd Trump 4
38   Jamie Burnett 1
38   Jamie Burnett 4
108   Ratchayothin Yotharuck 2
6   Judd Trump 4
40   Anthony McGill 1
40   Anthony McGill 4
92   Jamie O'Neill 2
40   Anthony McGill 4
22   Ryan Day 1
22   Ryan Day 4
  Rhys Clark 2
6   Judd Trump 3
11   John Higgins 4
25   Mark King 4
90   Sean O'Sullivan 3
25   Mark King 4
42   Alan McManus 2
42   Alan McManus 4
95   John Astley 2
25   Mark King 0
11   John Higgins 4
34   Ken Doherty 4
112   James Cahill 0
34   Ken Doherty 0
11   John Higgins 4
11   John Higgins 4
80   Tony Drago 0

Section 8Edit

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
            
13   Ricky Walden 4
71   Paul Davison 1
13   Ricky Walden 4
56   Matthew Selt 2
56   Matthew Selt 4
119   Khaled Belaid Abumdas 1
13   Ricky Walden 4
43   Anthony Hamilton 2
43   Anthony Hamilton 4
91   Michael Leslie 2
43   Anthony Hamilton 4
93   Li Hang 1
23   Peter Ebdon 0
93   Li Hang 4
13   Ricky Walden 1
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
25   Xiao Guodong 4
102   Hammad Miah 3
25   Xiao Guodong 4
33   Michael White 3
33   Michael White 4
103   Chris Wakelin 3
25   Xiao Guodong 1
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
53   Nigel Bond 1
72   Barry Pinches 4
72   Barry Pinches 1
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
  Mitchell Travis 1

FinalsEdit

Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
         
83   Joel Walker 4
5   Ding Junhui 5
5   Ding Junhui 6
16   Joe Perry 4
16   Joe Perry 5
4   Mark Selby 1
5   Ding Junhui 3
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
10   Marco Fu 0
7   Barry Hawkins 5
7   Barry Hawkins 2
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
11   John Higgins 1
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Leo Scullion.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 2 March 2014.[14][15]
Ding Junhui (5)
  China
3–9 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
  England
Afternoon: 36–70, 8–91 (91), 15–75 (70), 62–55, 59–68 (Ding 55), 0–92 (92), 48–59, 52–80
Evening: 109–30 (109), 121–0 (121), 13–105, 0–147 (147)
121 Highest break 147
2 Century breaks 1
3 50+ breaks 4

Century breaksEdit

[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ "BetVictor Renew Sponsorship Of Welsh Open". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Welsh Open snooker tournament to leave Newport Centre". BBC News. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  4. ^ Symcox, Jonathan. "Maguire drought over after dramatic Welsh Open win". Eurosport UK. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ "O'Sullivan takes just 48 minutes to reach Welsh Open last eight". Eurosport UK. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  6. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (2 March 2014). "Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Ding Junhui in Welsh Open final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  7. ^ "'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan crowns Welsh Open triumph with brilliant 147 maximum". Wales Online. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Magical Maximum Seals Rocket Triumph". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2 March 2014. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  9. ^ "O'Sullivan maximum seals title". Sporting Life. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Prize Money Breakdowns 2013/14". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Welsh Open 2014 draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2 March 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  12. ^ "BetVictor Welsh Open 2014 provisional format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Welsh Open 2014: Scores, results and schedule". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  14. ^ a b "BetVictor Welsh Open (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Welsh Open: Final – Match 127 – Ding Junhui v Ronnie O'Sullivan". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  16. ^ "Welsh Open: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.

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