1993 Masters (snooker)

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Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates 7–14 February 1993
Venue Wembley Conference Centre
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Highest break England Jimmy White (134)
Final
Champion Scotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-up Thailand James Wattana
Score 9–5
1992
1994

The 1993 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 7 and 14 February 1993 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England.

Stephen Hendry retained the title by beating James Wattana 9–5 in the final. After the final the Benson & Hedges Masters trophy was given to Hendry to keep for winning the event five times in a row.[1]

Field[edit]

Stephen Hendry, defending champion and World Champion was the number 1 seed. 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 winner of the qualifying event, Chris Small (ranked 75), and Ken Doherty (ranked 21), who was the wild-card selection. Nigel Bond, Darren Morgan and Chris Small were making their debuts in the Masters.

Wild-card round[edit]

In the preliminary round, the wild-card players plays the 15th and 16th seeds:[2][3]

Match Date Score
WC1 Sunday 7 February England Willie Thorne (15) 5–3 Scotland Chris Small
WC2 Monday 8 February Wales Darren Morgan (16) 3–5 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty

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 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
8 England Gary Wilkinson 2
8 England Gary Wilkinson 5
14 Canada Alain Robidoux 0
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
13 Scotland Alan McManus 4
5 England Neal Foulds 1
13 Scotland Alan McManus 5
13 Scotland Alan McManus 5
4 England Steve Davis 4
4 England Steve Davis 5
9 England Nigel Bond 2
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
7 Thailand James Wattana 5
3 England Jimmy White 5
15 England Willie Thorne 2
3 England Jimmy White 5
10 England Steve James 3
6 Wales Terry Griffiths 0
10 England Steve James 5
3 England Jimmy White 3
7 Thailand James Wattana 6
7 Thailand James Wattana 5
12 England Martin Clark 2
7 Thailand James Wattana 5
2 England John Parrott 3
2 England John Parrott 5
11 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4

Qualifying[edit]

Chris Small won the qualifying tournament, known as the 1992 Benson & Hedges Championship at the time. The event carried ranking points, but only ten percent of the usual tariff.[4]

Century breaks[edit]

[5]

Darren Morgan's century was scored in the wild-card round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Hallett wins English Pro title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "1993 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Turner, Chris. "Benson & Hedges Championship, Masters Qualifying Tournament". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "1993 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.