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Dafabet Masters Pencil

Date: 10-17 Jan 2016; Venue: Alexandra Palace, London, England; Type: Invitational; Defending champion: Shaun Murphy; Twitter: #DafabetMasters; Notes: See also results (15)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £200,000; Runner-up: £90,000)
England Ronnie O'Sullivan [6] 10-1 England Barry Hawkins [8] Head to head   Pencil

Session 1:
50-66, 97-8 (70), 136-0 (136), 73-49 (52)
72-28, 64-36, 77-17 (77), 72-13 (72)

Session 2:
58-39, 92-0 (66), 82-0 (82)

Referee: Olivier Marteel

This was O'Sullivan's sixth Masters title. Tying him with Stephen Hendry for most wins.

Semifinals Pencil
(Losers receive £50,000)
England Barry Hawkins [8] 6-4 England Judd Trump [5] Head to head   Pencil

135-0 (130), 128-0 (128), 28-85 (51), 0-79 (58)
74-11 (74), 0-103 (103), 0-102 (72), 79-13 (78)
100-7 (100), 58-40

England Ronnie O'Sullivan [6] 6-3 England Stuart Bingham [2] Head to head  
O'Sullivan needed one snooker in frame six but he took the frame to lead 5-1. The match was O'Sullivan's record-breaking 62nd at the Masters.
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59-76 (59,63), 63-40, 63-45, 74-22 (70), 121-0 (121)
69-67 (67 SB), 0-81 (81), 9-75 (52), 62-61

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £25,000)
England Barry Hawkins [8] 6-2 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [11] Head to head   Pencil

0-109 (109), 86-0 (81), 91-31 (68), 74-35
83-40 (53), 33-81 (58), 81-10, 89-0 (52)

England Judd Trump [5] 6-5 Australia Neil Robertson [4] Head to head   Pencil

84-21, 104-4 (104), 32-72, 0-139 (139)
105-3 (105), 120-0 (78), 0-100 (100), 5-74
140-0 (140), 0-82 (78), 129-0 (129)

Robertson made the highest break of the event (139) only for Trump to overtake it later with a 140.
Six centuries in 11 frames.

England Ronnie O'Sullivan [6] 6-3 England Mark Selby [3] Head to head  
O'Sullivan made his 60th Masters century in the match.
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91-51 (63), 51-58 (56, 51), 85-24 (69), 112-0 (54, 58)
16-85 (61) 100-0 (100), 72-40, 18-72 (68)
73-70 (70, 73)

Selby opened up with a 70 in frame 9 but O'Sullivan replied with a brilliant 73 clearance to win the match 6-3. Watch the clearance on YouTube

England Stuart Bingham [2] 6-3 Scotland John Higgins [7] Head to head   Pencil

77-56 (JH 51, SB 53), 0-119 (60), 80-0, 29-80
83-45 (83), 66-50, 70-12 (70), 16-120 (120)
77-6

Round 1 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £12,500)
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [11] 6-4 England Shaun Murphy [1] Head to head   Pencil

73-10 (50), 20-68 (68), 137-0 (137), 5-71 (65)
91-0 (91), 17-9, 117-1 (104), 1-67 (67)
0-100 (100), 72-44

Murphy lost frame six after three consecutive misses. Watch on YouTube.

2 England Barry Hawkins [8] 6-3 England Joe Perry [10] Head to head   Pencil

101-24 (59), 61-55 (JP 55), 0-68, 58-68 (67)
7-95 (84), 69-12, 81-0 (81), 72-10 (58)
62-39

This was the first win for Hawkins at the Masters

3 England Judd Trump [5] 6-4 Scotland Stephen Maguire [16] Head to head  
Maguire won frame 1 from 60-3 down with a 61 clearance.
Six 50+ breaks in the first four frames, and eleven during the match.
Re-rack in frame 7. Watch on YouTube.
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60-64 (60, 61), 71-65 (SM 60), 109-1 (55, 50), 66-59 (SM 54)
96-4 (69), 0-92 (92), 14-80 (74), 0-105 (56)
61-0 (60), 77-10

4 Australia Neil Robertson [4] 6-0 Hong Kong Marco Fu [14] Head to head  
Fu had 62% pot success in the first four frames. He didn't make a single long pot during the whole match. Fu was under the weather.
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79-45, 106-1 (106), 88-1 (57), 73-0 (73), 70-31 (54), 76-1

5 England Mark Selby [3] 6-0 England Ricky Walden [12] Head to head   Pencil

71-53 (71, 52), 114-9 (113), 109-7 (66)
81-3 (81), 61-32, 84-38 (83)

6 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [6] 6-5 Wales Mark J Williams [13] Head to head   Pencil

80-1, 55-47, 35-71 (64), 27-67
47-71, 5-68, 104-0 (104), 83-12 (60)
130-0 (117), 50-85 (MJW 50, ROS 50), 63-28 (62)

This was O'Sullivan 800th match win

7 Scotland John Higgins [7] 6-4 China Liang Wenbo [15] Head to head   Pencil

119-14 (119), 0-91 (88), 9-62, 104-0 (104)
75-1 (75), 0-97 (61), 133-8 (133), 1-58
85-0 (85-0), 63-55

147 attempt by Higgins in frame 4, but his break ended on 104 after a tricky red close to the cushion. Watch on YouTube.

8 England Stuart Bingham [2] 6-4 China Ding Junhui [9] Head to head   Pencil

35-67, 59-48, 124-0 (120), 70-21 (60)
7-69, 10-62, 80-5, 30-71 (71), 70-56
66-21

This was the first win for Bingham at the Masters. He missed the yellow in the third frame during a 147 attempt. Watch on YouTube.


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