2010 Masters (snooker)

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PokerStars.com Masters
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Tournament information
Dates 10–17 January 2010
Venue Wembley Arena
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £486,000
Winner's share £150,000
Highest break 140 (x2)
Final
Champion England Mark Selby
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 10–9
2009
2011

The 2010 PokerStars.com Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 10–17 January 2010 at the Wembley Arena in London, England. This was the first time that the Masters was sponsored by PokerStars.com.[1]

Mark Selby won in the final 10–9 against Ronnie O'Sullivan.[2][3]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4][5]

Qualifying stage[edit]

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

Televised stage[edit]

Wildcard round[edit]

In the preliminary round the wildcard players played the 15th and 16th seeds:[6]

Match Score
WC1 Wales Mark Williams (15) 6–2 England Rory McLeod
WC2 England Mark King (16) 6–2 England Jimmy White

Main draw[edit]

[7][8][9]

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
9 Australia Neil Robertson 4
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
14 England Peter Ebdon 3
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
14 England Peter Ebdon 6
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
15 Wales Mark Williams 5
5 England Ali Carter 3
15 Wales Mark Williams 6
15 Wales Mark Williams 6
4 England Shaun Murphy 4
4 England Shaun Murphy 6
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
7 England Mark Selby 10
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
16 England Mark King 3
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
6 Wales Ryan Day 1
6 Wales Ryan Day 6
12 England Joe Perry 0
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
7 England Mark Selby 6
7 England Mark Selby 6
13 China Ding Junhui 1
7 England Mark Selby 6
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
2 Scotland John Higgins 3
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Jan Verhaas
Wembley Arena, London, England, 17 January 2010
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
9–10 Mark Selby (7)
 England
Afternoon: 35–81, 90–34 (56), 86–7 (86), 122–0 (122), 101–4 (101), 0–83 (83), 0–112 (112), 74–33 (54)
Evening: 0–117 (54, 58), 114–8 (92), 0–129 (129), 74–41, 0–78 (78), 137–0 (89), 91–3 (91), 25–92 (62), 8–109 (109), 67–78, 0–65
122 Highest break 129
2 Century breaks 3
8 50+ breaks 8

Qualifying[edit]

The 2009 Masters Qualifying Event was held between 26 and 29 October 2009 at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales.[10][11] Rory McLeod was rewarded with a wildcard to the 2010 Masters, becoming the first ever black player to appear at the final stage of the tournament.[12]

  Round 1
Best of 7 frames
Round 2
Best of 9 frames
Round 3
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 11 frames
                                                         
England  Matthew Selt 3     England  Barry Hawkins 1  
England  Ben Woollaston 4     England  Ben Woollaston 5  
  England  Ben Woollaston 5  
  China  Liu Song 1  
China  Liu Song 4 Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 4
England  Sam Baird 2     China  Liu Song 5  
  England  Ben Woollaston 5  
  England  Michael Holt 3  
England  Martin Gould 4     Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 3  
England  Chris Norbury 3     England  Martin Gould 5  
  England  Martin Gould 4
  England  Michael Holt 5  
Republic of Ireland  Ken Doherty 2 England  Michael Holt 5
Wales  Michael White 4     Wales  Michael White 3  
  England  Ben Woollaston 1  
  England  Rory McLeod 5  
Thailand  Atthasit Mahitthi 1     England  Stephen Lee 3  
England  David Gray 4     England  David Gray 5  
  England  David Gray 5
  England  Jimmy White 4  
England  Jimmy White 4 England  Ian McCulloch 3
England  Andrew Norman 1     England  Jimmy White 5  
  England  David Gray 2
  England  Rory McLeod 5  
Wales  Daniel Wells 4     England  Rory McLeod 5  
England  Jimmy Robertson 1     Wales  Daniel Wells 0  
  England  Rory McLeod 5
  England  Ricky Walden 2  
England  Lee Page 2 England  Ricky Walden 5
Belgium  Bjorn Haneveer 4     Belgium  Bjorn Haneveer 0  
England  Rory McLeod 6
England  Andrew Higginson 1
England  David Gilbert 1     England  Dave Harold 2  
China  Zhang Anda 4     China  Zhang Anda 5  
  China  Zhang Anda 3  
  England  Andrew Higginson 5  
England  Andrew Higginson 4 England  Judd Trump 1
Thailand  Noppadol Sangnil 1     England  Andrew Higginson 5  
  England  Andrew Higginson 5  
  Wales  Matthew Stevens 1  
England  Simon Bedford 4     Wales  Matthew Stevens 5  
England  Craig Steadman 1     England  Simon Bedford 2  
  Wales  Matthew Stevens 5
  Thailand  James Wattana 3  
England  Mark Joyce 1 England  Stuart Bingham 4
Thailand  James Wattana 4     Thailand  James Wattana 5  
  England  Andrew Higginson 5
  England  Anthony Hamilton 3  
England  Tom Ford w/d     Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 2  
England  Joe Jogia w/o     England  Joe Jogia 5  
  England  Joe Jogia 1
  England  Anthony Hamilton 5  
England  Matthew Couch 4 England  Anthony Hamilton 5
Republic of Ireland  Brendan O'Donoghue 2     England  Matthew Couch 0  
  England  Anthony Hamilton 5
  England  Barry Pinches 0  
England  Robert Milkins 4     Scotland  Jamie Burnett 3  
England  David Hogan 2     England  Robert Milkins 5  
  England  Robert Milkins 4
  England  Barry Pinches 5  
England  Barry Pinches 4 England  Jamie Cope 2
Northern Ireland  Jordan Brown 2     England  Barry Pinches 5  

Century breaks[edit]

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