1999 Masters (snooker)

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Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates 7–14 February 1999
Venue Wembley Conference Centre
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £575,000
Winner's share £155,000
Final
Champion Scotland John Higgins
Runner-up Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Score 10–8
1998
2000

The 1999 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 7 and 14 February 1999 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England.

John Higgins defeated Ken Doherty 10–8 in the final to win his first Masters title. He had also won the World title and UK title within the last year.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]
Winner: £155,000
Runner-up: £80,000
Semi-finalist: £40,000
Quarter finalist: £26,000
Last 16: £15,000
Wild card round: £9,000

High break Prize: £18,000
Maximum break: B&H Gold Award and a Honda car

Total: £575,000

Wild card round[edit]

In the preliminary round, the wildcard players plays the 15th and 16th seeds:[1][2]

Match Score
WC1 Thailand James Wattana 6–2 England David Gray
WC2 England Mark King 6–5 England Jimmy White

Main draw[edit]

[1][2]

Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                           
           
 Wales Mark Williams  6
 England Nigel Bond  0  
 Wales Mark Williams  4
   Scotland Alan McManus  6  
 Scotland Alan McManus  6
 England Stephen Lee  2  
 Scotland Alan McManus  3
   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  6  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  6
 England Steve Davis  4  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  6
   England Ronnie O'Sullivan  2  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan  6
 Thailand James Wattana  5  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  8
   Scotland John Higgins  10
 Malta Tony Drago  6
 Scotland Stephen Hendry  4  
 Malta Tony Drago  5
   England Anthony Hamilton  6  
 England Anthony Hamilton  6
 England John Parrott  4  
 England Anthony Hamilton  3
   Scotland John Higgins  6  
 England Mark King  6
 England Peter Ebdon  5  
 England Mark King  1
   Scotland John Higgins  6  
 Scotland John Higgins  6
 Canada Alain Robidoux  1  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames.
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 14 February 1999.[1]
Ken Doherty
 Ireland
8–10 John Higgins
 Scotland
Afternoon: 31–83, 69–52, 60–66 (66), 34–61, 72–1, 27–80 (76), 76–31, 56–21
Evening: 0–78 (78), 20–88, 97-29 (90), 109–0 (109), 73–10 (59), 95–7 (95)
0–88 (64), 43–81, 15–69, 35–72
109 Highest break 78
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 4

Qualifying[edit]

David Gray won the qualifying tournament, known as the 1998 Benson & Hedges Championship at the time.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Benson & Hedges Masters 1999". Snooker.org. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ 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.