2014 Masters (snooker)

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Dafabet Masters
2014 Masters (snooker) logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 12–19 January 2014
Venue Alexandra Palace
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £600,000
Winner's share £200,000
Highest break 138
Final
Champion England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up England Mark Selby
Score 10–4
2013
2015

The 2014 Dafabet Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 12–19 January 2014 at the Alexandra Palace in London, England.[1] This was the first time that Dafabet sponsored the event.[2]

Ronnie O'Sullivan set a new record by scoring 556 unanswered points in a professional event in his 6–0 quarter-final win against Ricky Walden.[3] The previous record-holder was Ding Junhui, who scored 495 unanswered points against Stephen Hendry at the 2007 Premier League Snooker.[4]

O'Sullivan set another record by reaching his tenth Masters final, surpassing the nine appearances by Hendry,[5][6] and won his fifth Masters title by defeating defending champion Mark Selby 10–4.[7][8] This was the third time these two players had met in a Masters final.

Field[edit]

Defending champion Mark Selby was the number 1 seed with World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the latest world rankings (revision 5). With O'Sullivan having a ranking of 24, Graeme Dott, ranked 16, was not invited. Robert Milkins was making his debut in the Masters.

Prize fund[edit]

The total prize money of the event was raised to £600,000 from the previous year's £500,000. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9]

  • Winner: £200,000
  • Runner-up: £90,000
  • Semi-finals: £50,000
  • Quarter-finals: £25,000
  • Last 16: £12,500
  • Highest break: £10,000
  • Total: £600,000

Main draw[edit]

[10][11][12][13]

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 Mark Selby 6
15 England Mark Davis 5
1 England Mark Selby 6
13 Scotland John Higgins 5
8 England Stuart Bingham 2
13 Scotland John Higgins 6
1 England Mark Selby 6
9 England Shaun Murphy 1
5 England Judd Trump 5
10 Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
10 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
9 England Shaun Murphy 6
4 China Ding Junhui 4
9 England Shaun Murphy 6
1 England Mark Selby 4
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
3 Australia Neil Robertson 6
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
3 Australia Neil Robertson 2
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
16 England Joe Perry 4
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 2
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
7 England Barry Hawkins 5
12 England Ricky Walden 6
12 England Ricky Walden 0
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
14 England Robert Milkins 1

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Paul Collier.
Alexandra Palace, London, England, 19 January 2014[13][14]
Mark Selby (1)
 England
4–10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
 England
Afternoon: 0–97 (97), 14–70 (70), 0–102 (96), 43–72, 9–84, 64–53 (O'Sullivan 53), 56–63, 37–71
Evening: 0–91 (90), 63–61, 67–27 (67), 23–60, 76–0 (67), 25–80 (72)
67 Highest break 97
0 Century breaks 0
2 50+ breaks 6

Century breaks[edit]

[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dafabet Sponsor The Masters". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ McGovern, Thomas (17 January 2014). "Awesome O'Sullivan Smashes Record". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Hendon, Dave (17 January 2014). "Record breaking O'Sullivan races into semis". Inside Snooker. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan wins fifth Masters title by beating Mark Selby". BBC Sport. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "O'Sullivan Into Tenth Masters Final". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Mulgrew, John (19 January 2014). "Ronnie O'Sullivan wins snooker Masters: The 'Rocket' blazes to stunning victory over Mark Selby". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Burnside, Brian (19 January 2014). "The 2014 Masters: Nerveless Ronnie O’Sullivan beats Mark Selby to take his fifth title". The Independent. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "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 19 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "2014 Masters draw & results". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "2014 Masters provisional format of play". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Masters snooker 2014: Scores, results and schedule". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Dafabet Masters (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Masters: Final – Match 15 – Mark Selby v Ronnie O'Sullivan". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Masters: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 

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