2013 Masters (snooker)

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Betfair Masters
2013 Masters (snooker) logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 13–20 January 2013
Venue Alexandra Palace
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £500,000
Winner's share £175,000[1]
Highest break 138
Final
Champion England Mark Selby
Runner-up Australia Neil Robertson
Score 10–6
2012
2014

The 2013 Betfair Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament held between 13–20 January 2013 at the Alexandra Palace in London, England.[2] This was the first time that Betfair sponsored the event.[3] The event was broadcast live on Eurosport and BBC.[4][5]

Mark Selby won his third Masters title by defeating defending champion Neil Robertson 10–6 in the final.[6][7] With this Selby became the sixth player to win the Masters more than two times after Cliff Thorburn, Stephen Hendry, Paul Hunter, Steve Davis and Ronnie O'Sullivan. Selby also became the first player to win back-to-back Triple Crown titles since Mark Williams 10 years before.[8][9] This was Selby's 11th professional title.

Field[edit]

Defending champion Neil Robertson was the number 1 seed. World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan did not compete. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the latest world rankings (revision 3) except that Stephen Lee, ranked 9, did not play because he was suspended.[10] As a consequence Mark Davis, ranked 17, was invited and seeded 16.

Prize fund[edit]

The total prize money of £500,000 was unchanged from the previous year but the distribution was changed with the winner receiving £175,000, an increase of £25,000. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[11]

  • Winner: £175,000
  • Runner-up: £85,000
  • Semi-finals: £40,000
  • Quarter-finals: £20,000
  • Last 16: £9,000
  • Highest break: £8,000
  • Total: £500,000

Main draw[edit]

[12][13][14][15]

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

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Terry Camilleri.
Alexandra Palace, London, England, 20 January 2013[15][16]
Neil Robertson (1)
 Australia
6–10 Mark Selby (3)
 England
Afternoon: 12–58, 1–73 (73), 23–102 (102), 83–1 (78), 1–84 (84), 45–69, 74–9 (63), 87–0 (72)
Evening: 8–80 (67), 48–63, 0–72, 81–6 (74), 91–8 (83), 69–50, 27–58, 9–84
83 Highest break 102
0 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 4

Century breaks[edit]

[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Masters Tickets – The Perfect Xmas Gift!". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2012/2013". Snooker.org. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Betfair Sponsor The Masters". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Eurosport Schedule". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Masters Snooker 2013: Ask the BBC experts". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Kane, Desmond. "Selby repels Robertson to lift third Masters crown". Eurosport UK. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Hafez, Shamoon. "Masters snooker final 2013: Mark Selby beats Neil Robertson". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mark Selby savours back-to-back majors with Masters triumph over Neil Robertson". London 24. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Betfair Masters: Mark Selby claims title with 10–6 win over defending champion Neil Robertson". Sky Sports. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "WPBSA Statement – Stephen Lee Appeal Dismissed". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Prize Money". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "2013 Betfair Masters draw and format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "2013 Betfair Masters results". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "The Masters 2013: schedule and results". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Betfair Masters (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Match 15 / Final – Neil Robertson v Mark Selby". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "The Masters Centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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