2010 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Totesport.com Welsh Open
Welsh Open 2010 Logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 25–31 January 2010
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £225,500
Winner's share £35,000
Highest break Scotland John Higgins (138)
Final
Champion Scotland John Higgins
Runner-up England Ali Carter
Score 9–4
2009
2011

The 2010 Totesport.com Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 25–31 January 2010 at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. This was the first time that the Welsh Open was sponsored by Totesport.com.[1]

John Higgins won in the final 9–4 against defending champion Ali Carter.[2]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3]

Main draw[edit]

Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
               
1 England Ali Carter 5
England Mark Davis 1
1 England Ali Carter 5
9 Australia Neil Robertson 2
9 Australia Neil Robertson 5
China Liu Song 2
1 England Ali Carter 5
6 Wales Ryan Day 2
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Dave Harold 1
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
6 Wales Ryan Day 5
6 Wales Ryan Day 5
Malta Tony Drago 4
1 England Ali Carter 6
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
England Andrew Higginson 5
England Andrew Higginson 0
15 Wales Mark Williams 5
15 Wales Mark Williams 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
15 Wales Mark Williams 1
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
14 England Peter Ebdon 0
England Barry Hawkins 5
England Barry Hawkins 1
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Wales Dominic Dale 4
1 England Ali Carter 4
2 Scotland John Higgins 9
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Stuart Bingham 1
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Jamie Cope 0
13 China Ding Junhui 3
England Jamie Cope 5
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
England Tom Ford 2
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 2
5 England Shaun Murphy 4
Wales Matthew Stevens 5
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
2 Scotland John Higgins 6
7 England Mark Selby 5
England Judd Trump 2
7 England Mark Selby 5
16 England Mark King 3
16 England Mark King 5
Scotland Marcus Campbell 1
7 England Mark Selby 2
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
12 England Joe Perry 3
Scotland Graeme Dott 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 1
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 2

[4][5]

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Brendan Moore[6]
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 31 January 2010.[5]
Ali Carter (1)
 England
4–9 John Higgins (2)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 0–128 (95), 1–101 (101), 24–78 (71), 0–137 (137), 48–81 (81), 81–13, 27–94 (59), 72–54 (66, 54)
Evening: 33–72 (72), 90–0 (60), 73–72 (73, 72), 49–76, 1–76 (76)
73 Highest break 137
0 Century breaks 2
3 50+ breaks 10

Qualifying[edit]

These matches took place between 19 and 22 January 2010 at the Pontin's Centre, Prestatyn, Wales.[7][8]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                               
England Lee Page 5   England Andy Hicks 5   England Mark Davis 5   Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
Republic of Ireland David Hogan 3   England Lee Page 2   England Andy Hicks 1   England Mark Davis 5
England Ben Woollaston 3   China Liu Song 5   England Adrian Gunnell 2   England Michael Holt 1
England Joe Jogia 5   England Joe Jogia 0   China Liu Song 5   China Liu Song 5
Wales Daniel Wells 4   England Robert Milkins 5   England Stuart Pettman 5   England Dave Harold 5
Thailand James Wattana 5   Thailand James Wattana 3   England Robert Milkins 4   England Stuart Pettman 3
England Simon Bedford 3   England Peter Lines 2   England Jimmy Michie 2   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2
Malta Tony Drago 5   Malta Tony Drago 5   Malta Tony Drago 5   Malta Tony Drago 5
England Lee Spick 1   England David Gilbert 5   England Andrew Higginson 5   England Stephen Lee 3
England Jimmy Robertson 5   England Jimmy Robertson 3   England David Gilbert 3   England Andrew Higginson 5
China Li Hang 5   China Jin Long 3   England Mike Dunn 4   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Wales Ian Preece 4   China Li Hang 5   China Li Hang 5   China Li Hang 4
England Chris Norbury 4   England Jimmy White 5   England Ian McCulloch 5   England Barry Hawkins 5
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown 5   Northern Ireland Jordan Brown 1   England Jimmy White 4   England Ian McCulloch 2
England Matthew Selt 5   England Rod Lawler 0   Wales Dominic Dale 5   England Steve Davis 2
England David Gray 3   England Matthew Selt 5   England Matthew Selt 1   Wales Dominic Dale 5
Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 5   England John Parrott 2   England Anthony Hamilton 5   England Stuart Bingham 5
England Andrew Norman 1   Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 5   Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 4   England Anthony Hamilton 3
Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi w/o   Republic of Ireland David Morris 5   Scotland Alan McManus 5   England Jamie Cope 5
Scotland Mark Boyle w/d   Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 1   Republic of Ireland David Morris 4   Scotland Alan McManus 2
England Stephen Rowlings 5   England Tom Ford 5   Scotland Jamie Burnett 4   England Ricky Walden 4
China Mei Xiwen 4   England Stephen Rowlings 2   England Tom Ford 5   England Tom Ford 5
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5   England Barry Pinches 5   England Martin Gould 4   Wales Matthew Stevens[nb 1] 5
Republic of Ireland Brendan O'Donoghue 2   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 1   England Barry Pinches 5   England Barry Pinches 4
England Craig Steadman 5   England David Roe 2   England Rory McLeod 5   England Judd Trump 5
England Sam Baird 3   England Craig Steadman 5   England Craig Steadman 3   England Rory McLeod 4
England Matthew Couch 2   England Mark Joyce 4   Scotland Marcus Campbell 5   England Nigel Bond 1
China Zhang Anda 5   China Zhang Anda 5   China Zhang Anda 2   Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
China Xiao Guodong 5   Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 2   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5   Scotland Graeme Dott 5
Wales Michael White 2   China Xiao Guodong 5   China Xiao Guodong 1   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
Thailand Noppadol Sangnil 4   Wales Paul Davies 4   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5   China Liang Wenbo 3
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5   Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5   Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
  1. ^ Match was held over and played in Newport.

Century breaks[edit]

[9]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Totesport.com Named Sponsor For Snooker's Welsh Open". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "John Higgins beats Ali Carter to lift Welsh Open title". BBC Sport. 31 January 2010. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Prize Fund". Global Snooker. 19 January 2010. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Main Event (Draw)". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Main Event (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Moore The Merrier". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Qualifying (Draw)". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Qualifying (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Century breaks". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Stats". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2013.