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1995 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
Goffs (Mar 21 26)

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First round

JOHN PARROTT (5) bt Ronnie O'Sullivan (9) 5-2
Frame Scores: 84(75)-4, 42-80, 73-37, 75(50)-0, 77-42, 35-58, 88-36

Joe Swail NIR (12) bt ALAN MCMANUS SCO (6) 5-1
Frame Scores: 61-53, 62-54, 99(99)-0, 36-78(64), 128(128)-0, 93(59)-5

KEN DOHERTY IRE (7) bt Dave Harold (19) 5-3
Frame Scores: 65-45, 54-45, 8-118(70), 56-54, 16-103(99), 122(122)-1, 0-138(138), 73(60)-20

Peter Ebdon (10) bt DARREN MORGAN WAL (8) 5-4
Frame Scores: 105-27, 66-42, 48-77(77), 47-56, 78(71)-0, 50-67, 70-62, 54-73(67), 68-31

John Parrott booked a place in the quarter-finals as he made his sixth win in seven meetings with Ronnie O'Sullivan. "Ronnie can play better than that and I wasn't at my best. But so far I've had a topsy-turny season with peaks and troughs," he said.
O'Sullivan had no excuse: "The way I played I wouldn't have beaten the world No 200."

Quarter-finals

STEPHEN HENDRY SCO (1) bt DOHERTY (7) 5-4
Frame Scores: 89-8, 1-82(82), 90(70)-4, 83(82)-31, 17-75, 31-60, 36-69, 74-58(50), 67-34

Ebdon (10) bt STEVE DAVIS (2) 5-4
Frame Scores: 86-39, 68(62)-62(61), 17-66, 54-65(55), 39-63, 55-89, 63-55, 64-24, 92(71)-8

Swail (12) bt JAMES WATTANA THA (3) 5-3
Frame Scores: 6-121(60), 24-75, 63-27, 1-70, 56-48, 76-35, 67-0, 96(95)-0

PARROTT (5) bt JIMMY WHITE (4) 5-4
Frame Scores: 87(52)-23, 58-49, 55(55)-70(52), 14-72, 73(52)-29, 38-48, 59-63, 82(69)-0, 76(60)-41

Ken Doherty led 4-3 against Stephen Hendry and in frame eight Hendry failed with two safety shots on a red (two misses). Had he missed a third time, he would have conceded the frame and the match, but instead he managed to come back and take the last two frames to win 5-4.

Peter Ebdon took the last three frames to complete a remarkable recovery after Davis led 4-2 and the 55-10 in the seventh frame. The six-times world champion looked set as he potted a red - but unluckily went in-off.

The wild card entry Joe Swail won the last four frames against James Wattana, the Thailand Open winner, and said: "It's been a frustrating season for me." "In desperation I swapped to a cue I hadn't used since last summer but I'll be sticking with it now for a long time. I never expected to get this far," he added.

Semi-finals

Ebdon (10) bt PARROTT (5) 6-3
Frame Scores: 68-61, 16-73, 128(69,59)-0, 57-32, 36-67, 74-2, 0-108(67), 73-37, 106 (106)-29

HENDRY (1) bt Swail (12) 6-3
Frame Scores: 33-66, 79(79)-1, 108(108)-0, 7-64(51), 81(76)-1, 0-75(62), 66-61(61), 64(56)-52(51), 79(75)-0

THE FINAL

Ebdon (10) bt HENDRY (1) 9-8
Frame Scores: 20-117(82), 48-78, 40-80(59), 34-92, 129(123)-0, 0-107(101), 75-33, 75(75)-5, 28-94(70), 86-21, 78(50)-44, 62-60( 55), 4-76, 35-80, 66(59)-28, 65-49, 62-10

Peter Ebdon burst into tears after claiming the biggest pay-cheque of his career with a superb 9-8 win over world champion Stephen Hendry.
The young Englishman looked dead and buried at 4-0, 5-1 and 8-6 down but staged a brilliant comeback.
Ebdon said: "It's the greatest win of my career so far. I can't expect this form from myself all the time."
Hendry, who conceded the final frame with two reds remaining, said: "Peter played some fantastic snooker. He gained in strength."

Related Pages

     
1995 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
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1997 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
1998 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
1999 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
2000 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters
2001 Citywest Irish Masters
2002 Citywest Irish Masters
2003 Citywest Irish Masters
2004 Citywest Irish Masters
2005 Fáilte Ireland Irish Masters

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