1990 Masters (snooker)

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Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates 4–11 February 1990
Venue Wembley Conference Centre
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £275,000
Winner's share £70,000
Highest break Scotland Stephen Hendry (111)
England Steve Davis (111)
Final
Champion Scotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-up England John Parrott
Score 9–4
1989
1991

The 1990 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 4 and 11 February 1990 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England.

Wild-card players were introduced, and the two places went to the Alex Higgins and the young new professional from Thailand, James Wattana. Wattana who won his match against Dean Reynolds and played the six-times world champion Steve Davis in the next round. Higgins meanwhile lost his match against Steve James, who had won the Classic in January. This was his last appearance in the Masters.

The final meanwhile had Stephen Hendry winning his second Masters title and becoming the second player after Cliff Thorburn to retain the title by defeating John Parrott 9–4 the final. Hendry attempted a maximum break in the 11th frame before missing the 13th black. The highest break of the tournament was 111 made by both Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis, for which they both earned £3,500.

Field[edit]

Defending champion Stephen Hendry was the number 1 seed with World Champion Steve Davis seeded 2. Places were allocated to the top 16 players in the world rankings. Players seeded 15 and 16 played in the wild-card round against the wild-card selections, Alex Higgins (ranked 24), and James Wattana. Steve James and James Wattana were making their debuts in the Masters.

Wild-card round[edit]

Match[1][2] Date Score
WC1 Monday 5 February England Dean Reynolds (15) 4–5 Thailand James Wattana
WC2 Sunday 4 February England Steve James (16) 5–2 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins

Main draw[edit]

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Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                       
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
16 England Steve James 2
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
9 England Willie Thorne 1
8 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4
9 England Willie Thorne 5
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
4 England Jimmy White 4
5 Wales Terry Griffiths 4
12 England Tony Knowles 5
12 England Tony Knowles 3
4 England Jimmy White 5
4 England Jimmy White 5
13 England John Virgo 3
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
3 England John Parrott 4
3 England John Parrott 5
14 England Tony Meo 3
3 England John Parrott 5
11 England Joe Johnson 3
6 England Mike Hallett 4
11 England Joe Johnson 5
3 England John Parrott 6
2 England Steve Davis 2
7 Canada Cliff Thorburn 4
10 Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
10 Wales Doug Mountjoy 0
2 England Steve Davis 5
2 England Steve Davis 5
Thailand James Wattana 2

Century breaks[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1990 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "1990 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.