1988 Masters (snooker)

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Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates24–31 January 1988
VenueWembley Conference Centre
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£225,000
Winner's share£56,000
Highest breakEngland Steve Davis (126)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Mike Hallett
Score9–0
1987
1989

The 1988 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24 and 31 January 1988 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England. The players ranked inside the top 16 took part in the competition.

Defending champion, Dennis Taylor, lost in the first round against Mike Hallett, who had made his debut.

Steve Davis won his second Masters title by defeating Hallett 9 frames to 0. This is the only time a whitewash had occurred in a Masters final.[1]

Field[edit]

Defending champion Dennis Taylor was the number 1 seed with World Champion Steve Davis seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings. Mike Hallett and John Parrott were making their debuts in the Masters.

Main draw[edit]

[2][3]

Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
            
1 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 3
16 England Mike Hallett 5
16 England Mike Hallett 5
9 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 2
8 England Tony Knowles 4
9 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
16 England Mike Hallett 6
13 England John Parrott 5
5 Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
12 England Rex Williams 3
5 Canada Cliff Thorburn 4
13 England John Parrott 5
4 England Neal Foulds 4
13 England John Parrott 5
16 England Mike Hallett 0
2 England Steve Davis 9
3 England Jimmy White 5
14 Wales Doug Mountjoy 0
3 England Jimmy White 3
6 England Joe Johnson 5
6 England Joe Johnson 5
11 England Willie Thorne 4
6 England Joe Johnson 3
2 England Steve Davis 6
7 Wales Terry Griffiths 5
10 South Africa Silvino Francisco 3
7 Wales Terry Griffiths 0
2 England Steve Davis 5
2 England Steve Davis 5
15 England Dean Reynolds 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: John Street
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 31 January 1988.
Steve Davis
 England
9–0 Mike Hallett
 England
First session: 68–55 (61), 130–0 (126), 87–25, 75–20, 99–28 (72), 98–27, 70–33 (53), 59–46
126 Highest break
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 0

Century breaks[edit]

Total: 2[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ "1988 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  3. ^ "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  4. ^ "1988 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.