2012 Masters (snooker)

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BGC Masters
2012 Masters (snooker) poster.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 15–22 January 2012
Venue Alexandra Palace
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £500,000
Winner's share £150,000
Highest break England Ronnie O'Sullivan (141)
Final
Champion Australia Neil Robertson
Runner-up England Shaun Murphy
Score 10–6
2011
2013

The 2012 BGC Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament held between 15–22 January 2012 at the Alexandra Palace in London, England.[1] This was the first time that Stephen Hendry didn't participate at the Masters since his début in 1989,[2][3] and the first time that BGC Partners sponsored the event.[4]

Ding Junhui was the defending champion, but he lost in the first round 4–6 against Ronnie O'Sullivan.[5] Ronnie O'Sullivan made the highest break of the tournament in the second round against Judd Trump, making a 141.

Neil Robertson won his first Masters title by defeating Shaun Murphy 10–6 in the final.[6] This was Robertson's 10th professional title.

Field[edit]

Defending champion Ding Junhui was the number 1 seed with World Champion John Higgins seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the latest world rankings (revision 2). Martin Gould was making his debut in the Masters.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7]

  • Winner: £150,000
  • Runner-up: £75,000
  • Semi-finals: £30,000
  • Quarter-finals: £20,000
  • Last 16: £15,000
  • Highest break: £15,000
  • Total: £500,000

Main draw[edit]

[8][9][10]

Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                       
1 China Ding Junhui 4
14 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
14 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
8 England Judd Trump 6
8 England Judd Trump 6
11 England Stuart Bingham 3
8 England Judd Trump 3
5 Australia Neil Robertson 6
5 Australia Neil Robertson 6
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
5 Australia Neil Robertson 6
4 Wales Mark Williams 4
4 Wales Mark Williams 6
9 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
5 Australia Neil Robertson 10
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
3 England Mark Selby 6
13 England Stephen Lee 4
3 England Mark Selby 2
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
16 England Martin Gould 2
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
2 Scotland John Higgins 4
7 England Ali Carter 3
10 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
10 Scotland Graeme Dott 3
2 Scotland John Higgins 6
2 Scotland John Higgins 6
15 Wales Matthew Stevens 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Brendan Moore
Alexandra Palace, London, England, 22 January 2012[9]
Neil Robertson (5)
 Australia
10–6 Shaun Murphy (6)
 England
Afternoon: 61–57, 30–93 (65), 7–116 (102), 120–6 (103), 74–37, 25–60 (53), 72–0 (72), 72–48 (60)
Evening: 21–79, 101–32 (101), 57–14, 80–9 (76), 76–23 (76), 0–85 (52), 0–86 (86), 109–0 (70)
103 Highest break 102
2 Century breaks 1
7 50+ breaks 5

Century breaks[edit]

[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Provisional format of play". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Defeated Hendry set to miss Masters". Eurosport Australia. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Top 16 Line Up For UK And Masters Confirmed". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "BGC Partners Sponsor The Masters". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rocket Finds Extra Gear To Beat Ding". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Masters snooker: Neil Robertson captures first title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Masters Prize Money". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "2012 Masters draw". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Masters (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 22 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012.