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Benson & Hedges Masters Finals
The Benson & Hedges Masters is a very prestigious invitational event. It began already in 1975. This means that only the World Championship is older.
Throughout the years there have been some very exciting finals. The very first one, between Ray Reardon and John Spencer was decided on a re-spotted black in the final frame. The same thing happened in 1998 when Mark J Williams beat Stephen Hendry.
Stephen Hendry has staged the most impressive comeback. In 1991 he was 0-7 and 2-8 down against Mike Hallett, but he eventually won 9-8. Dennis Taylor has also come from behind. He beat Alex Higgins 9-8 in 1987 after having been 5-8 down.
In 2001 Paul Hunter was trailing Fergal O'Brien 7-3 before he made four centuries in six frames and eventually won 10-9. The following year he was 5-0 behind before beating Mark J Williams with the same score. In 2004 he was 7-2 behind Ronnie O'Sullivan before eventually prevailing 10-9. Also this time he had five tons!
Stephen Hendry has six wins in the event. That's more than anyone else. The organizers even gave him the old trophy in 1993 after his fifth consecutive win.
|2004||Paul Hunter||England||10-9||Ronnie O'Sullivan||England|
|2003||Mark J Williams||Wales||10-4||Stephen Hendry||Scotland|
|2002||Paul Hunter||England||10-9||Mark J Williams||Wales|
|2001||Paul Hunter||England||10-9||Fergal O'Brien||Ireland|
|2000||Matthew Stevens||Wales||10-8||Ken Doherty||Ireland|
|1999||John Higgins||Scotland||10-8||Ken Doherty||Ireland|
|1998||Mark J Williams||Wales||10-9||Stephen Hendry||Scotland|
|1997||Steve Davis||England||10-8||Ronnie O'Sullivan||England|
|1996||Stephen Hendry||Scotland||10-5||Ronnie O'Sullivan||England|
|1995||Ronnie O'Sullivan||England||9-3||John Higgins||Scotland|
|1994||Alan McManus||Scotland||9-8||Stephen Hendry||Scotland|
|1993||Stephen Hendry||Scotland||9-5||James Wattana||Thailand|
|1992||Stephen Hendry||Scotland||9-4||John Parrott||England|
|1991||Stephen Hendry||Scotland||9-8||Mike Hallett||England|
|1990||Stephen Hendry||Scotland||9-4||John Parrott||England|
|1989||Stephen Hendry||Scotland||9-6||John Parrott||England|
|1988||Steve Davis||England||9-0||Mike Hallett||England|
|1987||Dennis Taylor||N. Ireland||9-8||Alex Higgins||N. Ireland|
|1986||Cliff Thorburn||Canada||9-5||Jimmy White||England|
|1985||Cliff Thorburn||Canada||9-6||Doug Mountjoy||Wales|
|1984||Jimmy White||England||9-5||Terry Griffiths||Wales|
|1983||Cliff Thorburn||Canada||9-7||Ray Reardon||Wales|
|1982||Steve Davis||England||9-5||Terry Griffiths||Wales|
|1981||Alex Higgins||N. Ireland||9-6||Terry Griffiths||Wales|
|1980||Terry Griffiths||Wales||9-5||Alex Higgins||N. Ireland|
|1979||Perrie Mans||South Africa||8-4||Alex Higgins||N. Ireland|
|1978||Alex Higgins||N. Ireland||7-5||Cliff Thorburn||Canada|
|1977||Doug Mountjoy||Wales||7-6||Ray Reardon||Wales|
|1976||Ray Reardon||Wales||7-3||Graham Miles||England|
|1975||John Spencer||England||9-8||Ray Reardon||Wales|
Winner of the Gold Award for the Highest Break
|1979||Alex Higgins||N. Ireland||132|
* Made against Jimmy White in the semi-final - which Jimmy won 6-5, making a 119 in the clinching frame!.
Thanks to Paul Rushton <firstname.lastname@example.org> for helping me with info.