2000 Masters (snooker)

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Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates 6–13 February 2000
Venue Wembley Conference Centre
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £615,000
Winner's share £175,000
Highest break Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (140)
Final
Champion Wales Matthew Stevens
Runner-up Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Score 10–8
1999
2001

The 2000 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 6 and 13 February 2000 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England.

Matthew Stevens won the title on his second attempt after 1996 by defeating Ken Doherty, who had made his second final in a row, 10–8. On the 15th frame of the final, Doherty attempted a maximum break, but he missed the final black at 140.[1] This was the highest break of the tournament.

Field[edit]

Defending champion John Higgins was the number 1 seed with World Champion Stephen Hendry 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 winner of the qualifying event, Ali Carter (ranked 142), and Marco Fu (ranked 35), who was the wild-card selection. Ali Carter, Marco Fu and Fergal O'Brien 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 Monday 7 February England Steve Davis (15) 5–6 England Ali Carter
WC2 Sunday 6 February England Jimmy White (16) 6–3 Hong Kong Marco Fu

Main draw[edit]

[2][3]

Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                       
1 Scotland John Higgins 4
16 England Jimmy White 6
16 England Jimmy White 3
9 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
8 Scotland Alan McManus 2
9 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
9 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
5 England John Parrott 2
5 England John Parrott 6
12 England Paul Hunter 3
5 England John Parrott 6
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
10 England Anthony Hamilton 4
9 Wales Matthew Stevens 10
7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 8
3 Wales Mark Williams 6
13 England Peter Ebdon 3
3 Wales Mark Williams 4
6 England Stephen Lee 6
6 England Stephen Lee 6
11 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
6 England Stephen Lee 0
7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
England Ali Carter 0
7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
2 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
2 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
14 England Mark King 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames.
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 13 February 2000.[2]
Matthew Stevens (9)
 Wales
10–8 Ken Doherty (7)
 Ireland
Afternoon: 126–4 (118), 61–51 (Stevens 50), 50–68, 96–0 (96), 85–22 (65), 87–0 (87), 2–102 (78), 59–70
Evening: 122–0 (122), 17–83 (60), 72–47 (56), 9–96, 58–14, 78–34 (61), 0–144 (140), 22–82, 0–85 (85), 101–1 (63)
122 Highest break 140
2 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 4

Qualifying[edit]

Ali Carter won the qualifying tournament, known as the 1999 Benson & Hedges Championship at the time.[4] Karl Burrows made his only maximum break against Adrian Rosa.[5]

Century breaks[edit]

[6]

Jimmy White's century was scored in the wild-card round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "February 14 down the years: Torvill and Dean's Bolero". ESPN. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Benson & Hedges Masters 2000". Snooker.org. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  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. ^ Turner, Chris. "Maximum Breaks". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "2000 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.