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2020 Masters (snooker)
Thu, 2023-Jan-19 00:36 UTC
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The featured article for Thursday, 19 January 2023 is 2020 Masters (snooker).

The 2020 Masters (officially the 2020 Dafabet Masters) was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 12 and 19 January 2020 at the Alexandra Palace in London, England. It was the 46th staging of the Masters tournament, which was first held in 1975, and the second of three Triple Crown events in the 2019–20 season, following the 2019 UK Championship and preceding the 2020 World Snooker Championship. The event invites the top sixteen players from the snooker world rankings in a knockout tournament. It was organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association and was broadcast by the BBC and Eurosport in Europe.

Judd Trump was the defending champion, having defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–4 in the final of the previous year's event. In defence of his title, Trump lost to Shaun Murphy 3–6 in the first round. O'Sullivan was eligible to compete in the event, but chose not to participate, so his entry was given to Ali Carter, the next player inline on the world ranking list. Carter reached the final where he played Stuart Bingham; recovering from 5–7 behind, Bingham won the final 10–8 to claim his first Masters title. He became the oldest Masters champion at the age of 43 years and 243 days, beating the previous record set by Ray Reardon in 1976.

As the winner of the event, Bingham received £250,000 from a total prize pool of £725,000. The tournament featured a total of eighteen century breaks; the highest break was a 144 compiled by David Gilbert in the quarter-finals, for which he won £15,000.

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