2006 Masters (snooker)

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SAGA Insurance Masters
SAGA Insurance Masters logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 15–22 January 2006
Venue Wembley Conference Centre
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Winner's share £125,000
Highest break 139
Final
Champion Scotland John Higgins
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 10–9
2005
2007

The 2006 SAGA Insurance Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place from 15 to 22 January 2006 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England. It was the 32nd edition of the tournament, and the last time that the tournament was held at this venue. The tournament was part of the 2005/2006 season.

John Higgins won the tournament by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 in the final.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

Qualifying stage[edit]

  • Winner: £2,000
  • Runner-up: £680
  • Semi-final: £250
  • Quarter-final: £105
  • Total: £3,600

Televised stage[edit]

Wild-card round[edit]

In the preliminary "Wildcard round", the two wildcard players were drawn against the players seeded 15th and 16th:[2][3][4][5][6]

Match Score
WC1 England Joe Perry (15) 3–6 England Ian McCulloch
WC2 England Steve Davis (16) 4–6 England Stuart Bingham

Main draw[edit]

[2][3][4][5][6]

Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                       
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
England Ian McCulloch 0
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
8 England Peter Ebdon 2
8 England Peter Ebdon 6
England Stuart Bingham 4
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
11 England Stephen Lee 5
5 Wales Matthew Stevens 3
14 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
14 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
11 England Stephen Lee 6
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 0
11 England Stephen Lee 6
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
7 Scotland John Higgins 10
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
13 Scotland Alan McManus 6
13 Scotland Alan McManus 6
10 Wales Mark Williams 4
6 England Paul Hunter 3
10 Wales Mark Williams 6
13 Scotland Alan McManus 2
7 Scotland John Higgins 6
7 Scotland John Higgins 6
9 England Jimmy White 3
7 Scotland John Higgins 6
2 England Shaun Murphy 4
2 England Shaun Murphy 6
12 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Eirian Williams
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 22 January 2006.[2][4]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
9–10 John Higgins (7)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 60–48, 139–0 (139), 138–0 (138), 0–73 (73), 0–80 (80), 20–48, 27–66, 0–71
Evening: 91–44 (91), 100–30 (56), 0–81 (81), 6–86 (68), 72–46, 100–5 (100), 1–71 (62),
62–53, 65–5 (58), 1–83, 60–64 (60, 64)
139 Highest break 80
3 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

The 2005 Masters Qualifying Event s were held between 20 and 23 November 2005 at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales. The winner of this series of matches, who qualified for the tournament, was Stuart Bingham.[7][8]

  Last 48
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
                                                         
England  Rory McLeod 4     England  Anthony Hamilton 3  
England  Joe Jogia 3     England  Rory McLeod 5  
  England  Rory McLeod 5  
  Malta  Tony Drago 3  
England  James Tatton 1 Malta  Tony Drago 5
England  Simon Bedford 4     England  Simon Bedford 1  
  England  Rory McLeod 5  
  England  Barry Hawkins 3  
England  Matthew Couch 1     England  Barry Hawkins 5  
England  Andrew Norman 4     England  Andrew Norman 2  
  England  Barry Hawkins 5
  Northern Ireland  Patrick Wallace 1  
Northern Ireland  Patrick Wallace 4 England  Robert Milkins w/d
England  Rod Lawler 2     Northern Ireland  Patrick Wallace w/o  
  England  Rory McLeod 4  
  England  Stuart Bingham 5  
Scotland  Marcus Campbell 4     England  Nigel Bond 4  
England  Gary Wilson 0     Scotland  Marcus Campbell 5  
  Scotland  Marcus Campbell 5
  Republic of Ireland  Michael Judge 3  
Republic of Ireland  Michael Judge w/o Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 0
England  Adam Davies w/d     Republic of Ireland  Michael Judge 5  
  Scotland  Marcus Campbell 0
  England  Stuart Bingham 5  
England  Ricky Walden 3     England  Stuart Bingham 5  
England  David Roe 4     England  David Roe 2  
  England  Stuart Bingham 5
  Finland  Robin Hull 3  
Finland  Robin Hull 4 England  David Gray 2
Northern Ireland  Mark Allen 1     Finland  Robin Hull 5  
England  Stuart Bingham 6
England  Ali Carter 3
England  Justin Astley w/o     England  Ali Carter 5  
Scotland  James McBain w/d     England  Justin Astley 2  
  England  Ali Carter 5  
  Wales  Ryan Day 2  
England  Chris Norbury 2 Wales  Ryan Day 5
England  Alfie Burden 4     England  Alfie Burden 3  
  England  Ali Carter 5  
  Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 4  
Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien w/o     Australia  Neil Robertson 2  
England  Brian Morgan w/d     Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 5  
  Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 5
  England  Lee Spick 2  
England  Lee Spick w/o Hong Kong  Marco Fu 2
England  Sean Storey w/d     England  Lee Spick 5  
  England  Ali Carter 5
  Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 3  
England  Dave Harold 2     England  Michael Holt 5  
England  Judd Trump 4     England  Judd Trump 2  
  England  Michael Holt 2
  Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 5  
Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 4 England  Mark Selby 2
England  Stuart Mann 0     Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 5  
  Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 5
  China  Ding Junhui 4  
England  Jamie Cope 4     England  John Parrott 0  
Republic of Ireland  Leo Fernandez 2     England  Jamie Cope 5  
  England  Jamie Cope 1
  China  Ding Junhui 5  
England  Tom Ford 3 England  Barry Pinches 2
China  Ding Junhui 4     China  Ding Junhui 5  

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[7]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[4]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b "2006 SAGA Insurance Masters results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 27 January 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "2005 Saga Masters Qualifying event". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 6 April 2006. 
  8. ^ "2005 Master Qualifying Event results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 25 November 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.