Masters 1997

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Masters 1997
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Tournament type: Invitation tournament
Attendees: 18th
Venue: Wembley Conference Center,
London , England
Opening: February 2, 1997
Endgame: February 9, 1997

Winner: EnglandEngland Steve Davis
Finalist: EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Highest Break: 130 ( Steve Davis ) EnglandEngland

The 1997 Benson & Hedges Masters was an invitation-only snooker tournament for the 1996/97 season that was held from February 2 to 9, 1997 at the Wembley Conference Center in London . It was the 23rd edition of the Masters.

In the final, Steve Davis beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 10: 8. For Davis it was the third Masters title after 1982 and 1988 . O'Sullivan was in the final of the Masters for the third time in a row.

Brian Morgan , who qualified by winning the Benson & Hedges Championship , beat Tony Drago in the wildcard round . Mark Williams def.Paul Hunter .

Prize money

Prize money
winner £ 130,000
finalist £ 65,000
Highest break £ 15,000

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                  
 EnglandEngland Brian Morgan 1  
 ScotlandScotland Stephen Hendry 4th
   EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan 6th  
 EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan 6th
 EnglandEngland Dave Harold 1  
 EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan 6th
   EnglandEngland Nigel Bond 5  
 EnglandEngland John Parrott 6th    
 EnglandEngland Jimmy White 5  
 EnglandEngland John Parrott 2
   EnglandEngland Nigel Bond 6th  
 EnglandEngland Nigel Bond 6th
 ThailandThailand James Wattana 1  
 EnglandEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan 8th
   EnglandEngland Steve Davis 10
 EnglandEngland Peter Ebdon 6th        
 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Darren Morgan 4th  
 EnglandEngland Peter Ebdon 4th
   EnglandEngland Steve Davis 6th  
 EnglandEngland Steve Davis 6th
 ScotlandScotland Alan McManus 4th  
 EnglandEngland Steve Davis 6th
   IrelandIreland Ken Doherty 1  
 IrelandIreland Ken Doherty 6th    
 CanadaCanada Alain Robidoux 2  
 IrelandIreland Ken Doherty 6th
   WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Mark Williams 3  
 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Mark Williams 6th
 ScotlandScotland John Higgins 4th  

Individual evidence

  1. a b Benson & Hedges Masters 1997 . Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  2. a b The Masters . Snooker scene. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved on August 8, 82012.