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The Masters is a professional snooker tournament. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious tournaments on the circuit and earned more prize money than any other tournament except the World Championship.
The tournament was formally known as the Saga Insurance Masters and then as the Benson and Hedges Masters for sponsorship purposes.
When the tournament was held for the first time in 1975, ten players were invited to participate in it in London. The final was won by John Spencer who won ?2000 ($4260)by beating Ray Reardon 9-8.
From then onwards the tournament has never looked back and continued to provide some very good snooker over the years.The tournament has witnessed many memorable matches, record-breaking wins and heart-breaking upsets.
One of the most memorable games of Snookers history was played in 1991 final when Stephen Hendry beat Mike Hallett 9-8 after having trailed 7-0 and 8-2. This was a big upset as Hallett's was a major force in the game at that time.
Another thrilling final come in 1997, when Steve Davis defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan in a match disrupted by a streaker. Davis came back from 8-4 down to win the remaining six frames in a row, clinching the final at 10-8.
The 1998 final is not less memorable either, where Mark Williams defeated Stephen Hendry 10-9 after having trailed 9-6. The 2000 final was a rather bittersweet memory with Ken Doherty's final black miss in a 147 attempt during which he eventually lost to Matthew Stevens.
The tournament was played by eighteen players until 2006. In 2007, Masters witnessed the game of nineteen players who competed hard to clinch the title.
For this year, the top 16 seeds for ranking events were invited along with a player who entered through a qualifying tournament which granted the winner a wildcard place. The other two players were nominated by the game's governing body at their discretion.
Masters Snooker has always enjoyed the status of being a star-studded tournament where best of the best of Snooker world come and play.
Snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan has appeared four successive finals from 2004 to 2007 and won two in 2005 and 2007. Other players like Paul Hunter, John Higgins and Ding Junhui also played the famous Snooker championship from time to time.
The event was more known as Benson & Hedges as it was sponsored by this tobacco company until 2003. Rileys Club became sponsors of the event in 2005 after it remained unsponsored for two years because of tobacco ban and lifting the earlier sponsorship.
The current sponsors Saga Insurance took over in 2006 and will sponsor the tournament until 2009. The tournament takes place at the auspicious Wembley Arena where the Snookers lovers flock in to watch the biggest players and some very exciting games.
Masters Snooker has developed itself into a notable Snooker Tournament over the years. It has given many golden moments to Snookering history and witnessed some spectacular games in thirty years of its running.
The tournament is again on the floor so go and grab all the fun, excitement and countless memories of Snookering Masters.