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BetVictor Welsh Open Pencil

Date: 16-22 Feb 2015; Venue: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales; Type: Ranking; Twitter: #SnookerWelshOpen; Notes: See also results (127)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £60,000; Runner-up: £30,000)
Scotland John Higgins [15] 9-3 England Ben Woollaston [36] Head to head   Pencil

120-4 (84), 51-71 (58), 101-17 (63), 105-0 (105)
23-74 (54), 84-0 (66), 19-62, 72-59 (BW 59)
97-5, 69-34, 88-9 (68), 130-8 (83)

Referee: Marcel Eckardt

Higgins won all of the four frames in the final session to capture his first major ranking title since the 2012 Shanghai Masters.

This was Higgins' fourth Welsh Open trophy which is more than anyone else has. In total he has captured 26 major ranking titles.

Semifinals Pencil
(Losers receive £20,000)
England Ben Woollaston [36] 6-5 Wales Mark J Williams [18] Head to head   Pencil

101-6 (82), 57-45, 3-70, 75-1 (75)
7-98 (88), 61-79 (BW 53), 98-17 (90), 85-0
7-101 (50), 58-77, 90-0 (60)

Scotland John Higgins [15] 6-4 Belgium Luca Brecel [66] Head to head   Pencil

101-0 (101), 137-0 (137), 52-72 (JH 52), 0-98 (62)
16-69, 69-30, 76-11 (72), 21-69, 135-0 (135), 88-1 (50)

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £10,000)
Wales Mark J Williams [18] 5-1 Hong Kong Marco Fu [10] Head to head   Pencil
England Ben Woollaston [36] 5-2 England Gary Wilson [64] Head to head   Pencil
Scotland John Higgins [15] 5-1 Scotland Stephen Maguire [12] Head to head   Pencil
Belgium Luca Brecel [66] 5-3 England Ricky Walden [9] Head to head   Pencil
Round 4 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £5,000)
1 Hong Kong Marco Fu [10] 4-2 Wales Matthew Stevens [21] Head to head   Pencil
2 Wales Mark J Williams [18] 4-1 England Judd Trump [7] Head to head   Pencil
3 England Ben Woollaston [36] 4-2 England Allister Carter [13] Head to head   Pencil
4 England Gary Wilson [64] 4-2 Australia Neil Robertson [4] Head to head   Pencil

Watch Robertson's three-misses incident on YouTube

5 Scotland John Higgins [15] 4-2 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [96] Head to head   Pencil
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire [12] 4-0 Scotland Alan McManus [24] Head to head   Pencil
7 England Ricky Walden [9] 4-2 England Stuart Bingham [8] Head to head   Pencil
8 Belgium Luca Brecel [66] 4-3 England Mark Selby [2] Head to head   Pencil
Round 3 Pencil
(Last 32; Losers receive £2,500)
1 Wales Matthew Stevens [21] 4-3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [1] Head to head   Pencil
2 Hong Kong Marco Fu [10] 4-2 England Ashley Carty (a) Head to head   Pencil
3 Wales Mark J Williams [18] 4-2 Wales Jamie Jones [47] Head to head   Pencil
4 England Judd Trump [7] 4-2 England Michael Wasley [94] Head to head   Pencil

Watch Trump's wonderful pot on YouTube

5 England Ben Woollaston [36] 4-3 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [6] Head to head   Pencil
6 England Allister Carter [13] 4-3 England Matthew Selt [42] Head to head   Pencil
7 England Gary Wilson [64] 4-2 England Joe Perry [14]     Pencil
8 Australia Neil Robertson [4] 4-3 England Jamie Cope [55] Head to head   Pencil
9 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [96] 4-3 Scotland Graeme Dott [17] Head to head   Pencil
10 Scotland John Higgins [15] 4-0 China Liang Wenbo [25] Head to head   Pencil
11 Scotland Stephen Maguire [12] 4-2 England Sam Baird [73] Head to head   Pencil
12 Scotland Alan McManus [24] 4-0 India Aditya Mehta [53] Head to head   Pencil
13 England Stuart Bingham [8] 4-1 Wales Michael White [26] Head to head   Pencil
14 England Ricky Walden [9] 4-2 England Martin Gould [27] Head to head   Pencil
15 Belgium Luca Brecel [66] 4-0 England Oliver Brown (a) Head to head   Pencil
16 England Mark Selby [2] 4-3 England Peter Ebdon [31] Head to head   Pencil

No full match video available but you can watch the decider on YouTube

Round 2 Pencil
(Last 64; Losers receive £1,500)
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [1] 4-2 England Rory McLeod [51]     Pencil
2 Wales Matthew Stevens [21] 4-3 Ireland Ken Doherty [38] Head to head   Pencil
3 England Ashley Carty (a) 4-0 England Alfie Burden [58]     Pencil
4 Hong Kong Marco Fu [10] 4-2 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [41] Head to head   Pencil
5 Wales Jamie Jones [47] 4-3 England Shaun Murphy [11] Head to head   Pencil
6 Wales Mark J Williams [18] 4-2 England Barry Pinches [92] Head to head   Pencil
7 England Michael Wasley [94] 4-2 China Li Hang [65]     Pencil
8 England Judd Trump [7] 4-0 England Mark Joyce [39] Head to head   Pencil
9 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [6] 4-3 China Cao Yupeng [63] Head to head   Pencil
10 England Ben Woollaston [36] 4-1 England Mark Davis [19] Head to head   Pencil
11 England Matthew Selt [42] 4-1 China Xiao Guodong [20] Head to head   Pencil
12 England Allister Carter [13] 4-0 England Mark King [35] Head to head   Pencil
13 England Joe Perry [14] 4-0 China Yu Delu [52]     Pencil
14 England Gary Wilson [64] 4-3 England John Astley [78] Head to head   Pencil
15 England Jamie Cope [55] 4-2 Scotland Anthony McGill [30] Head to head   Pencil
16 Australia Neil Robertson [4] 4-0 Ireland David Morris [54] Head to head   Pencil
17 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [96] 4-2 Wales Lee Walker [115]     Pencil
18 Scotland Graeme Dott [17] 4-1 England Chris Wakelin [72]     Pencil
19 China Liang Wenbo [25] 4-0 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [44]     Pencil
20 Scotland John Higgins [15] 4-0 Malta Alex Borg [98] Head to head   Pencil
21 Scotland Stephen Maguire [12] 4-2 England Liam Highfield [80] Head to head   Pencil
22 England Sam Baird [73] 4-0 England Dave Harold [70] Head to head   Pencil
23 Scotland Alan McManus [24] 4-0 Qatar Ahmed Saif     Pencil
24 India Aditya Mehta [53] 4-2 England Barry Hawkins [5] Head to head   Pencil
25 England Stuart Bingham [8] 4-2 Finland Robin Hull [71] Head to head   Pencil
26 Wales Michael White [26] 4-0 England Chris Melling [89] Head to head   Pencil
27 England Martin Gould [27] 4-1 England Rod Lawler [34] Head to head   Pencil
28 England Ricky Walden [9] 4-1 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [62] Head to head   Pencil
29 Belgium Luca Brecel [66] 4-1 China Tian Pengfei [97] Head to head   Pencil

Career-best 140 by Brecel which is the highest break of the tournament and earns him £2,000

30 England Oliver Brown (a) 4-1 Wales Ryan Day [22] Head to head   Pencil
31 England Peter Ebdon [31] 4-1 England Jimmy Robertson [46] Head to head   Pencil
32 England Mark Selby [2] 4-2 Scotland Marcus Campbell [50] Head to head   Pencil
Round 1 Pencil
(Last 128; Losers receive £0)
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [1] 4-1 Australia Vinnie Calabrese [88]     Pencil
2 England Rory McLeod [51] 4-2 Wales Andrew Pagett [82] Head to head   Pencil
3 Ireland Ken Doherty [38] 4-3 China Zhou Yuelong [86]     Pencil
4 Wales Matthew Stevens [21] 4-3 England Oliver Lines [81]     Pencil
5 England Ashley Carty (a) 4-2 England Michael Holt [23]     Pencil
6 England Alfie Burden [58] 4-1 England Andrew Norman [91] Head to head   Pencil
7 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [41] 4-3 England Allan Taylor [108]     Pencil
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu [10] 4-2 England Ian Glover [109]     Pencil
9 England Shaun Murphy [11] 4-3 England Steven Hallworth [111]     Pencil
10 Wales Jamie Jones [47] 4-0 England Chris Norbury [102] Head to head   Pencil
11 England Barry Pinches [92] 4-3 England Jimmy White [61] Head to head   Pencil
12 Wales Mark J Williams [18] 4-0 China Lü Haotian [74] Head to head   Pencil
13 England Michael Wasley [94] 4-3 Wales Dominic Dale [29] Head to head   Pencil
14 China Li Hang [65] 4-3 England Jack Lisowski [40]     Pencil
15 England Mark Joyce [39] 4-2 England Joel Walker [83]     Pencil
16 England Judd Trump [7] 4-2 Thailand James Wattana [116] Head to head   Pencil
17 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [6] 4-1 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher [112]     Pencil
18 China Cao Yupeng [63] 4-2 England Craig Steadman [85] Head to head   Pencil
19 England Ben Woollaston [36] 4-2 Thailand T Thirapongpaiboon Head to head   Pencil
20 England Mark Davis [19] 4-3 China Lü Chenwei [107]     Pencil
21 China Xiao Guodong [20] 4-1 Northern Ireland Joe Swail [67]     Pencil
22 England Matthew Selt [42] 4-1 England Ian Burns [79] Head to head   Pencil
23 England Mark King [35] 4-0 Scotland Eden Sharav (a) Head to head   Pencil
24 England Allister Carter [13] 4-1 Scotland Fraser Patrick [75] Head to head   Pencil
25 England Joe Perry [14] 4-3 England Lee Page [101]     Pencil
26 China Yu Delu [52] w/o Ireland John Sutton (a)     Pencil
27 England Gary Wilson [64] 4-0 China Zhang Anda [105]     Pencil
28 England John Astley [78] 4-1 England David B Gilbert [32]     Pencil
29 Scotland Anthony McGill [30] 4-3 England David Grace [103] Head to head   Pencil
30 England Jamie Cope [55] 4-3 England Elliot Slessor [99]     Pencil
31 Ireland David Morris [54] 4-0 England Joe O'Connor (a)     Pencil
32 Australia Neil Robertson [4] 4-0 England James Cahill [76] Head to head   Pencil
33 Wales Lee Walker [115] 4-1 China Ding Junhui [3] Head to head   Pencil
34 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [96] 4-1 England Peter Lines [59]     Pencil
35 England Chris Wakelin [72] 4-2 England Andrew Higginson [37] Head to head   Pencil
36 Scotland Graeme Dott [17] 4-1 England Zak Surety [106] Head to head   Pencil
37 China Liang Wenbo [25] 4-0 China Cao Xinlong [104]     Pencil
38 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [44] 4-2 Wales Daniel Wells (a)     Pencil
39 Malta Alex Borg [98] 4-3 Scotland Jamie Burnett [45] Head to head   Pencil
40 Scotland John Higgins [15] 4-1 Scotland Michael Leslie [113] Head to head   Pencil
41 Scotland Stephen Maguire [12] 4-0 Wales Duane Jones (a)     Pencil
42 England Liam Highfield [80] 4-1 Norway Kurt Maflin [33] Head to head   Pencil
43 England Dave Harold [70] 4-1 England Robbie Williams [57]     Pencil
44 England Sam Baird [73] 4-3 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [28] Head to head   Pencil
45 Scotland Alan McManus [24] 4-2 Wales Jamie Rhys Clarke (a)     Pencil
46 Qatar Ahmed Saif 4-0 England Anthony Hamilton [49]     Pencil
47 India Aditya Mehta [53] 4-0 England Sydney Wilson (a) Head to head   Pencil
48 England Barry Hawkins [5] 4-3 Scotland Scott Donaldson [84] Head to head   Pencil
49 England Stuart Bingham [8] 4-3 Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong Head to head   Pencil
50 Finland Robin Hull [71] 4-0 England Kyren Wilson [60] Head to head   Pencil
51 England Chris Melling [89] 4-3 England Nigel Bond [56]     Pencil
52 Wales Michael White [26] 4-1 Scotland Ross Muir [100]     Pencil
53 England Martin Gould [27] 4-0 Wales Jak Jones [110] Head to head   Pencil
54 England Rod Lawler [34] 4-1 England Hammad Miah [87] Head to head   Pencil
55 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [62] 4-2 England Mitchell Mann [95]     Pencil
56 England Ricky Walden [9] 4-0 China Lu Ning [114] Head to head   Pencil
57 Belgium Luca Brecel [66] 4-0 England Robert Milkins [16]     Pencil
58 China Tian Pengfei [97] 4-2 England Tom Ford [43] Head to head   Pencil
59 England Oliver Brown (a) 4-3 England Mike Dunn [48] Head to head   Pencil
60 Wales Ryan Day [22] 4-1 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [69] Head to head   Pencil
61 England Peter Ebdon [31] 4-0 Malta Tony Drago [90] Head to head   Pencil
62 England Jimmy Robertson [46] 4-3 Brazil Igor Figueiredo [93] Head to head   Pencil
63 Scotland Marcus Campbell [50] 4-3 England Stuart Carrington [68]     Pencil
64 England Mark Selby [2] 4-0 England Alex Davies [77]     Pencil

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