2006 Masters (snooker)

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SAGA Insurance Masters
SAGA Insurance Masters logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 15–22 January 2006
Venue Wembley Conference Centre
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Winner's share £125,000
Highest break England Ronnie O'Sullivan (139)
Final
Champion Scotland John Higgins
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 10–9
2005
2007

The 2006 SAGA Insurance Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place from 15 to 22 January 2006 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England. It was the 32nd edition of the tournament, and the last time that the tournament was held at this venue. The tournament was part of the 2005/2006 season.

John Higgins won the tournament by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 in the final.

Field[edit]

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was the number 1 seed with World Champion Shaun Murphy seeded 2. Places were allocated to the leading players in the world rankings. With Murphy having a ranking of 21, Ian McCulloch, ranked 16, was not an automatic invitation. Players seeded 15 and 16 played in the wild-card round against the winner of the qualifying event, Stuart Bingham (ranked 37), and McCulloch, who was the wild-card selection. Stuart Bingham and Ian McCulloch were making their debuts in the Masters.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

Qualifying stage[edit]

  • Winner: £2,000
  • Runner-up: £680
  • Semi-final: £250
  • Quarter-final: £105
  • Total: £3,600

Televised stage[edit]

Wild-card round[edit]

In the preliminary "wild-card round", the two wild-card players were drawn against the players seeded 15th and 16th:[2][3][4][5][6]

Match Date Score
WC1 Sunday 15 January England Joe Perry (15) 3–6 England Ian McCulloch
WC2 Sunday 15 January England Steve Davis (16) 4–6 England Stuart Bingham

Main draw[edit]

[2][3][4][5][6]

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 Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
England Ian McCulloch 0
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
8 England Peter Ebdon 2
8 England Peter Ebdon 6
England Stuart Bingham 4
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
11 England Stephen Lee 5
5 Wales Matthew Stevens 3
14 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
14 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
11 England Stephen Lee 6
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 0
11 England Stephen Lee 6
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
7 Scotland John Higgins 10
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
13 Scotland Alan McManus 6
13 Scotland Alan McManus 6
10 Wales Mark Williams 4
6 England Paul Hunter 3
10 Wales Mark Williams 6
13 Scotland Alan McManus 2
7 Scotland John Higgins 6
7 Scotland John Higgins 6
9 England Jimmy White 3
7 Scotland John Higgins 6
2 England Shaun Murphy 4
2 England Shaun Murphy 6
12 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Eirian Williams
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 22 January 2006.[2][4]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
9–10 John Higgins (7)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 60–48, 139–0 (139), 138–0 (138), 0–73 (73), 0–80 (80), 20–48, 27–66, 0–71
Evening: 91–44 (91), 100–30 (56), 0–81 (81), 6–86 (68), 72–46, 100–5 (100), 1–71 (62), 62–53, 65–5 (58), 1–83, 60–64 (60, 64)
139 Highest break 80
3 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

The 2005 Masters Qualifying Event s were held between 20 and 23 November 2005 at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales. The winner of this series of matches, who qualified for the tournament, was Stuart Bingham.[7][8]

  Last 48
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 11 frames
                                                         
England Rory McLeod 4     England Anthony Hamilton 3  
England Joe Jogia 3     England Rory McLeod 5  
  England Rory McLeod 5  
  Malta Tony Drago 3  
England James Tatton 1 Malta Tony Drago 5
England Simon Bedford 4     England Simon Bedford 1  
  England Rory McLeod 5  
  England Barry Hawkins 3  
England Matthew Couch 1     England Barry Hawkins 5  
England Andrew Norman 4     England Andrew Norman 2  
  England Barry Hawkins 5
  Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 1  
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 4 England Robert Milkins w/d
England Rod Lawler 2     Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace w/o  
  England Rory McLeod 4  
  England Stuart Bingham 5  
Scotland Marcus Campbell 4     England Nigel Bond 4  
England Gary Wilson 0     Scotland Marcus Campbell 5  
  Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
  Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 3  
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge w/o Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 0
England Adam Davies w/d     Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5  
  Scotland Marcus Campbell 0
  England Stuart Bingham 5  
England Ricky Walden 3     England Stuart Bingham 5  
England David Roe 4     England David Roe 2  
  England Stuart Bingham 5
  Finland Robin Hull 3  
Finland Robin Hull 4 England David Gray 2
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 1     Finland Robin Hull 5  
England Stuart Bingham 6
England Ali Carter 3
England Justin Astley w/o     England Ali Carter 5  
Scotland James McBain w/d     England Justin Astley 2  
  England Ali Carter 5  
  Wales Ryan Day 2  
England Chris Norbury 2 Wales Ryan Day 5
England Alfie Burden 4     England Alfie Burden 3  
  England Ali Carter 5  
  Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4  
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien w/o     Australia Neil Robertson 2  
England Brian Morgan w/d     Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5  
  Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
  England Lee Spick 2  
England Lee Spick w/o Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
England Sean Storey w/d     England Lee Spick 5  
  England Ali Carter 5
  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3  
England Dave Harold 2     England Michael Holt 5  
England Judd Trump 4     England Judd Trump 2  
  England Michael Holt 2
  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5  
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4 England Mark Selby 2
England Stuart Mann 0     Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5  
  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
  China Ding Junhui 4  
England Jamie Cope 4     England John Parrott 0  
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 2     England Jamie Cope 5  
  England Jamie Cope 1
  China Ding Junhui 5  
England Tom Ford 3 England Barry Pinches 2
China Ding Junhui 4     China Ding Junhui 5  

Century breaks[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[4]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[7]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b "2006 SAGA Insurance Masters results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 27 January 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "2005 Saga Masters Qualifying event". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 6 April 2006. 
  8. ^ "2005 Master Qualifying Event results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 25 November 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.