Masters Snooker Preview, Stats and Betting Guide

Published: Dec 31, 4:00pm Last Updated: Jan 17, 3:59pm Snooker 1 Comment 403 Views

Masters 2023

The Masters will take place at Alexander Palace in London from the 8th to the 15th January.

Masters Snooker 2022 Results

2022 Masters Results

Final (best of 19 frames)

Neil Robertson v Barry Hawkins 10-4

Semi Finals (best of 11 frames)

Neil Robertson v Mark Williams 6-5

Judd Trump v Barry Hawkins 5-6

Quarter Finals (best of 11 frames)

John Higgins v Mark Williams 6-5

Neil Robertson v Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-4

Judd Trump v Kyren Wilson 6-1

Mark Selby v Barry Hawkins 1-6

First round matches are over 11 frames

Yan Bingtao (1) v Mark Williams (9) 4-6

John Higgins (8) v Zhao Xintong (10) 6-2

Neil Robertson (5) v Anthony McGill (16) 6-3

Ronnie O'Sullivan (4) v Jack Lisowski (14) 6-1

Judd Trump (3) v Mark Allen (12) 6-5

Kyren Wilson (6) v Stuart Bingham (15) 6-5

Shaun Murphy (7) v Barry Hawkins (11) 2-6

Mark Selby (2) v Stephen Maguire (13) 6-3

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The Masters - Ten Year Form

Below is a table outlining how each of this year's players have performed over the last ten years at The Masters:


Player
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Yan Bingtao
1R
W








Mark Selby
QF
1R
1R
QF
1R
QF
QF
1R
F
W
Judd Trump
SF
WD
1R
W
SF
1R
SF
1R
1R
QF
Ronnie O'Sullivan
QF
QF

F
QF
W
W
SF
W

Neil Robertson
W
1R
1R
SF

QF
QF
F
QF
F
Kyren Wilson
QF
QF
QF
1R
F
1R




Shaun Murphy
1R
QF
SF
1R
QF
1R
1R
W
SF
SF
John Higgins
QF
F
QF
1R
SF
1R
QF
1R
QF
QF
Mark Williams
SF
1R
1R
1R
QF
1R
1R


QF
Zhao Xintong
1R









Barry Hawkins
F

1R
QF
1R
SF
F
1R
1R
1R
Mark Allen
1R
1R
1R
1R
W
QF
QF
SF
1R
QF
Stephen Maguire
1R
QF
QF
1R


1R
QF
SF
1R
Jack Lisowski
1R
WD
1R
1R






Stuart Bingham
1R
SF
W
1R

1R
SF
1R
1R
1R
Anthony McGill
1R



1R






Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski had to withdraw from the 2020 tournament due to covid.

The Masters Snooker - Previous Winners


The Masters final has been played over nineteen frames since 1996. Below are records of all winners, runners-up, interval scores, number of centuries and highest break in each final:

Year Winner Runner-up Final Score 1st session score Total centuries Highest Break
2022
Neil Robertson
Barry Hawkins
10-4
5-3
2
114
2021
Yan Bingtao
John Higgins
10-8
3-5
2
116
2020 Stuart Bingham Ali Carter 10-8 5-3 3 133
2019 Judd Trump Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-4 7-1 2 114
2018 Mark Allen Kyren Wilson 10-7 4-4 1 119
2017 Ronnie O'Sullivan Joe Perry 10-7 4-4 3 117
2016 Ronnie O'Sullivan Barry Hawkins 10-1 7-1 1 136
2015 Shaun Murphy Neil Robertson 10-2 6-2 2 127
2014 Ronnie O'Sullivan Mark Selby 10-4 7-1 0 97
2013 Mark Selby Neil Robertson 10-6 5-3 1 102
2012 Neil Robertson Shaun Murphy 10-6 5-3 3 103
2011 Ding Junhui Marco FU 10-4 6-2 1 120
2010 Mark Selby Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-9 3-5 5 129
2009 Ronnie O'Sullivan Mark Selby 10-8 4-4 4 114
2008 Mark Selby Stephen Lee 10-3 5-3 3 141
2007 Ronnie O'Sullivan Ding Junhui 10-3 5-3 5 143
2006 John Higgins Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-9 5-3 3 139
2005 Ronnie O'Sullivan John Higgins 10-3 5-3 3 134
2004 Paul Hunter Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-9 2-6 5 127
2003 Mark WIlliams Stephen Hendry 10-4 6-2 2 102
2002 Paul Hunter Mark Williams 10-9 3-5 0 84
2001 Paul Hunter Fergal O'Brien 10-9 2-6 4 136
2000 Matthew Stevens Ken Doherty 10-8 5-3 3 140
1999 John Higgins Ken Doherty 10-8 4-4 1 109
1998 Mark Williams Stephen Hendry 10-9 3-5 2 120
1997 Steve Davis Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-8 4-4 4 130
1996 Stephen Hendry Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-5 6-2 3 125


The record number of centuries in finals at the Masters played over nineteen frames is five, achieved in 2004, 2007 and 2010.

Only twice since 1996 has the Masters final failed to see a century break (2002 and 2014).

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Who has won the most Masters' titles?

Ronnie O'Sullivan has made the final of the Masters an amazing 13 times, lifting the trophy on a record seven occasions:

Player
Number of wins
Number of runner-ups
Ronnie O'Sullivan
7
6
Stephen Hendry
6
3
Mark Selby
3
2
Cliff Thorburn
3
1
Steve Davis
3
0
Paul Hunter
3
0
Alex Higgins
2
3
John Higgins
2
2
Neil Robertson
2
2
Mark Williams
2
1


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The Masters - Highest Break

The following players made the highest break at The Masters over the last ten years:

Year
Player
Highest Break
2022
Stuart Bingham
139
2021
John Higgins
145
2020
David Gilbert
144
2019
Luca Brecel
140
2018
Liang Wenbo
139
2017
Marco Fu
141
2016
Judd Trump
140
2015
Marco Fu
147
2014
Marco Fu
138
2013
Mark Allen
138
2012
Ronnie O'Sullivan
141


147 Breaks at The Masters

The Masters was first played in 1975 when John Spencer beat Ray Reardon in the first ever Final.

There have been a further forty-seven renewals of The Masters since that first event but on only three occasions has the tournament seen a 147 break:

  1. Kirk Stevens 1984
  2. Ding Junhui 2007
  3. Marco Fu 2015


Before the start of this year's tournament the odds on there being a maximum break this year were priced at around 2/1.

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