Masters 1996

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Masters 1996
Benson and Hedges Masters 1996
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Tournament type: Invitation tournament
Attendees: 18th
Venue: Wembley Conference Center,
London , England
Opening: 4th February 1996
Endgame: February 11, 1996

Winner: ScotlandScotland Stephen Hendry
Finalist: EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Highest Break: 144 ( Stephen Hendry ) ScotlandScotland

The 1996 Benson & Hedges Masters was an invitation-only snooker tournament for the 1995/96 season that was held from February 4 to 11, 1996 at the Wembley Conference Center in London . It was the 22nd edition of the Masters.

Matthew Stevens won the Masters qualifier, the Benson & Hedges Championship . In the wildcard round, the Welshman was able to defeat his compatriot Terry Griffiths 5-3. In the second match of the wildcard round, David Roe lost 5-2 to Andy Hicks . Hicks lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan in the semifinals , while Stevens lost to Alan McManus in the round of 16 .

Stephen Hendry won the final against defending champion O'Sullivan 10-5. It was his sixth Masters title.

Final round

  Round of 16
best of 11 frames
Best of 11 frames
best of 11 frames
Best of 19 frames
 ScotlandScotland Stephen Hendry 6th                  
 ScotlandScotland John Higgins 4th  
 ScotlandScotland Stephen Hendry 6th
   EnglandEngland Jimmy White 0  
 EnglandEngland Jimmy White 6th
 EnglandEngland Dave Harold 5  
 ScotlandScotland Stephen Hendry 6th
   ScotlandScotland Alan McManus 4th  
 EnglandEngland Steve Davis 6th    
 IrelandIreland Ken Doherty 0  
 EnglandEngland Steve Davis 4th
   ScotlandScotland Alan McManus 6th  
 ScotlandScotland Alan McManus 6th
 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Matthew Stevens 5  
 ScotlandScotland Stephen Hendry 10
   EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
 EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan 6th        
 EnglandEngland Nigel Bond 5  
 EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan 6th
   WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Darren Morgan 4th  
 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Darren Morgan 6th
 EnglandEngland Peter Ebdon 4th  
 EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan 6th
   EnglandEngland Andy Hicks 1  
 EnglandEngland Andy Hicks 6th    
 ThailandThailand James Wattana 4th  
 EnglandEngland Andy Hicks 6th
   EnglandEngland John Parrott 3  
 EnglandEngland John Parrott 6th
 MaltaMalta Tony Drago 5  

Individual evidence

  1. a b Benson & Hedges Masters . Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  2. a b The Masters . Snooker scene. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved on August 8, 2012.