2010 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Totesport.com Welsh Open
Welsh Open 2010 Logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 25–31 January 2010
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £225,500
Winner's share £35,000
Highest break 138
Final
Champion Scotland John Higgins
Runner-up England Ali Carter
Score 9–4
2009
2011

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]

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

Prize fund[edit]

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

Main draw[edit]

Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                             
1 England Ali Carter 5
England Mark Davis 1
1 England Ali Carter 5
9 Australia Neil Robertson 2
9 Australia Neil Robertson 5
China Liu Song 2
1 England Ali Carter 5
6 Wales Ryan Day 2
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Dave Harold 1
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
6 Wales Ryan Day 5
6 Wales Ryan Day 5
Malta Tony Drago 4
1 England Ali Carter 6
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
England Andrew Higginson 5
England Andrew Higginson 0
15 Wales Mark Williams 5
15 Wales Mark Williams 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
15 Wales Mark Williams 1
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
14 England Peter Ebdon 0
England Barry Hawkins 5
England Barry Hawkins 1
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Wales Dominic Dale 4
1 England Ali Carter 4
2 Scotland John Higgins 9
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Stuart Bingham 1
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Jamie Cope 0
13 China Ding Junhui 3
England Jamie Cope 5
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
England Tom Ford 2
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 2
5 England Shaun Murphy 4
Wales Matthew Stevens 5
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
2 Scotland John Higgins 6
7 England Mark Selby 5
England Judd Trump 2
7 England Mark Selby 5
16 England Mark King 3
16 England Mark King 5
Scotland Marcus Campbell 1
7 England Mark Selby 2
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
12 England Joe Perry 3
Scotland Graeme Dott 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 1
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 2

[4][5]

Final[edit]

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

Qualifying[edit]

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

Century breaks[edit]

[9]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Totesport.com Named Sponsor For Snooker’s Welsh Open". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "John Higgins beats Ali Carter to lift Welsh Open title". BBC Sport. 2010-01-31. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  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.