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Betfred Masters Pencil

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 10-17 Jan 2021; Venue: Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, England; Type: Invitational; Defending champion: Stuart Bingham; Twitter: #BetfredMasters; Notes: See also results (15)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £250,000; Runner-up: £100,000)
China Yan Bingtao [12] 10-8 Scotland John Higgins [7] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
99-0 (66), 16-73, 72-66, 0-71 (63)
0-98 (98), 28-73, 97-48 (97), 44-70 (52)

Session 2:
74-67 (YB 59, JH 67), 76-31 (76), 51-74 (74), 0-127 (116) 73-68, 110-0 (103), 73-64 (YB 55, JH 50)
5-68 (63), 74-12 (70), 99-31 (64)

Yan wins Masters on his debut. He is the fifth player to win Masters on his first attempt and first since Mark Selby in 2008. At 20 he is the youngest winner since Ronnie O'Sullivan in 1995. This is Yan's first triple crown win in his first final.

Re-spotted black in 9th frame.

Referee: Paul Collier

Semifinals Pencil
(Losers receive £60,000)
China Yan Bingtao [12] 6-5 England Stuart Bingham [1] Head to head Details  Pencil

46-55, 115-2 (94), 62-65 (62 YB),0-87 (87),
116-4 (88), 16-66 (57), 73-20 (63), 106-0
144-0 (100), 61-72, 73-28 (65)

Scotland John Higgins [7] 6-4 England David B Gilbert [13] Head to head Details  Pencil

37-100 (80), 106-11 (106), 0-86 (86), 66-45 (66), 108-0 (107)
71-5 (55), 14-83, 56-59, 63-20 (56), 70-24

In frame 8 Higgins misses the final pink and Gilbert wins the safety battle before potting the two remaining colours pink and black to go 4-4.

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £30,000)
England Stuart Bingham [1] 6-3 England Shaun Murphy [8] Head to head Details  Pencil
China Yan Bingtao [12] 6-5 Scotland Stephen Maguire [9] Head to head Details  Pencil

Yan made a break of 141, the highest break of his professional career in the last frame.

England David B Gilbert [13] 6-5 England Kyren Wilson [6] Head to head Details  Pencil
Scotland John Higgins [7] 6-3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] Head to head Details  Pencil

Five centuries in a row. Higgins scored highest break of the tournament with 145 in 3rd frame. Re-rack in frame 5

Round 1 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £15,000)
1 England Stuart Bingham [1] 6-4 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [16] Head to head Details 
In frame 7 Bingham missed the 9th red on the way to a 147 and Un-Nooh produced a 68 clearance to stay in the match
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2 England Shaun Murphy [8] 6-4 Wales Mark J Williams [14] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire [9] 6-3 England Mark Selby [5] Head to head Details  Pencil

This was Maguire's second straight first-round upset in the Masters. He came back from 5-1 down against Neil Robertson in 2020.

4 China Yan Bingtao [12] 6-5 Australia Neil Robertson [4] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 England David B Gilbert [13] 6-2 England Joe Perry Head to head Details 
Judd Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and was replaced by Joe Perry.
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6 England Kyren Wilson [6] 6-2 England Gary Wilson Head to head Details 
Jack Lisowski tested positive for COVID-19 and was replaced by Gary Wilson.
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7 Scotland John Higgins [7] 6-5 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] Head to head Details  Pencil

Allen's 106 in the second frame was the 600th century in the Masters

8 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] 6-5 China Ding Junhui [11] Head to head Details  Pencil