New Zealand Masters

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New Zealand Masters
Tournament status
Ranking tournament:
Minor ranking tournament: 1988
Invitation tournament: 1984, 1989
Tournament dates of the last edition
Venue: Legislative Council Chamber , New Zealand Parliament , Wellington
Prize money (total): 138,080 ₤
Prize money (winner): 13,076 ₤
Frames in the final: Best of 13
Most wins: EnglandEngland Jimmy White Stephen Hendry Willie Thorne  (1 × each)
Highest Break: 137 Willie Thorne 1989
Venue (s) on the map

The New Zealand Masters was a snooker tournament that was held three times between 1984 and 1989. The first tournament to be held during the 1984/85 snooker season . The invitation tournament was held in Auckland . In 1988 it was held as a non-ranking tournament in Wellington , and in 1989 as an invitation tournament there as well. The tournament was discontinued for the next season.

The New Zealand Masters is so far the only professional snooker tournament that has been held continuously in New Zealand.


year venue winner Result finalist Main sponsor season
New Zealand Masters - Invitational Tournament Status
1984 Auckland , Kingsgate Covention Center EnglandEngland Jimmy White 5: 3 CanadaCanada Kirk Stevens Winfield 1984/85
New Zealand Masters - Professional Tournament Status
1988 Wellington , Parliament of New Zealand , Legislative Council Chamber ScotlandScotland Stephen Hendry 6: 1 EnglandEngland Mike Hallett Lion Brown 1988/89
New Zealand Masters - Invitational Tournament Status
1989 Wellington , Parliament of New Zealand , Legislative Council Chamber EnglandEngland Willie Thorne 7: 4 EnglandEngland Joe Johnson Lion Brown 1989/90

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Ron Florax: Tournament History - New Zealand Masters., archived from the original on June 26, 2018 ; accessed on June 26, 2018 (English).