2021 Masters Snooker Betting Tips

The 2021 Masters will be the 47th edition of a professional snooker tournament. Also known as the 2021 Dafabet Masters due to sponsorship, the tournament is non-ranking and takes place in January 2021 at the Alexandra Palace in London, England. 

The 2021 Masters is the second of three Triple Crown snooker events in the 2020/2021 season, following the 2020 UK Championship and preceding the 2021 World Snooker Championship.

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2021 Masters Snooker FAQ

When is the 2021 Masters Snooker being played?

The 2021 Masters Snooker is being played in January 2021.

Where is the 2021 Masters Snooker being played?

The 2021 Masters Snooker is being played at the Alexandra Palace in London, England.

What is the 2021 Masters Snooker Prize Money?

The 2021 Masters Snooker prize money is expected to increase on the £725,000 on offer at the 2020 Masters.

Who won the 2020 Masters Snooker?

Stuart Bingham won the 202 0Masters after defeating Ali Carter 10-8 in the 2020 Masters Snooker Final.

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2021 Masters Snooker Prize Money Breakdown

The 2020 Masters prize fund was £725,000 with the winner Struart Bingham collecting £250,000 and the runner up Ali Carter pocketing £100,000. The prize money for highest break was £15,000.

2020 MastersPrize Money
Winner £250,000
Runner-Up £100,000
Semi-finals £60,000
Quarter-finals £30,000
Last 16 £15,000
Highest break £15,000

2021 Masters Snooker Players

The 16 players competing in the 2021 Masters are yet to be announced. The 16 players competing in the 2020 Masters were Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy, Ding Junhui, Joe Perry, Mark Selby, Ali Carter, John Higgins, Barry Hawkins, Neil Robertson, Stephen Maguire, Mark Allen, David Gilbert, Kyren Wilson, Jack Lisowski, Mark Williams and Stuart Bingham.

2021 Masters Snooker Seeds

The 2021 Masters Snooker is seeded with the top two players placed at opposite ends of the draw. Below are the 16 seeds at the 2020 Masters are where they finished.

1  Judd Trump EnglandFirst Round
2  Mark Williams WalesFirst Round
3  Neil Robertson AustraliaFirst Round
4  John Higgins ScotlandQuarterfinals
5  Mark Selby EnglandFirst Round
6  Mark Allen Nth IrelandFirst Round
7  Kyren Wilson EnglandQuarterfinals
8  Ding Junhui ChinaFirst Round
9  Shaun Murphy EnglandSemifinals
10  Barry Hawkins EnglandFirst Round
11  David Gilbert EnglandSemifinals
12  Stuart Bingham EnglandWinner
13  Jack Lisowski EnglandFirst Round
14  Stephen Maguire ScotlandQuarterfinals
15  Joe Perry EnglandQuarterfinals
16  Ali Carter EnglandRunner-Up

2021 Masters Snooker Schedule & Dates 

The 2021 Masters is being played in January 2021 with the exact dates to be confirmed.

When is the 2021 Masters Snooker Final?

The 2021 Masters Snooker Final being will be played in January 2021.

2021 Masters Snooker Draw

The 2021 Masters Snooker draw will be confirmed closer to the start of the tournament.

Masters Snooker Results

Check the Masters Snooker results as soon they happen to find the best value in the snooker betting markets. Analyse all the previous winners, runners-up and players that have performed well at the Masters snooker tournament.

Stay one step ahead to build your snooker bankroll by tailing players that have performed well in the past. The Masters Snooker is also a useful guide for players that could perform well at the World Snooker Championship.

Masters Snooker Champions, Runners-Up & Final Score

Some of the notable champions in the Masters snooker tournament including Ray Reardon, Alex Higgins, Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins and Mark Selby.

In 1988 Mike Hallett became the first and only player to be whitewashed in a Masters final, losing 0-9 to Steve Davis.
YearCountry, WinnerCountry, Runner-upFinal scoreLondon Venue
2021 tbc tbc tbc Alexandra Palace
2020 England Sturart Bingham England Ali Carter 10–8 Alexandra Palace
2019 England Judd Trump England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–4 Alexandra Palace
2018 Northern Ireland Mark Allen England Kyren Wilson 10–7 Alexandra Palace
2017 England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Joe Perry 10–7 Alexandra Palace
2016 England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Barry Hawkins 10–1 Alexandra Palace
2015 England Shaun Murphy Australia Neil Robertson 10–2 Alexandra Palace
2014 England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Mark Selby 10–4 Alexandra Palace
2013 England Mark Selby Australia Neil Robertson 10–6 Alexandra Palace
2012 Australia Neil Robertson England Shaun Murphy 10–6 Alexandra Palace
2011 China Ding Junhui Hong Kong Marco Fu 10–4 Wembley Arena
2010 England Mark Selby England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 Wembley Arena
2009 England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Mark Selby 10–8 Wembley Arena
2008 England Mark Selby England Stephen Lee 10–3 Wembley Arena
2007 England Ronnie O'Sullivan China Ding Junhui 10–3 Wembley Arena
2006 Scotland John Higgins England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 Wembley Conference Centre
2005 England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland John Higgins 10–3 Wembley Conference Centre
2004 England Paul Hunter England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 Wembley Conference Centre
2003 Wales Mark Williams Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–4 Wembley Conference Centre
2002 England Paul Hunter Wales Mark Williams 10–9 Wembley Conference Centre
2001 England Paul Hunter Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 10–9 Wembley Conference Centre
2000 Wales Matthew Stevens Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 10–8 Wembley Conference Centre
1999 Scotland John Higgins Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 10–8 Wembley Conference Centre
1998 Wales Mark Williams Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–9 Wembley Conference Centre
1997 England Steve Davis England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 Wembley Conference Centre
1996 Scotland Stephen Hendry England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–5 Wembley Conference Centre
1995 England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland John Higgins 9–3 Wembley Conference Centre
1994 Scotland Alan McManus Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–8 Wembley Conference Centre
1993 Scotland Stephen Hendry Thailand James Wattana 9–5 Wembley Conference Centre
1992 Scotland Stephen Hendry England John Parrott 9–4 Wembley Conference Centre
1991 Scotland Stephen Hendry England Mike Hallett 9–8 Wembley Conference Centre
1990 Scotland Stephen Hendry England John Parrott 9–4 Wembley Conference Centre
1989 Scotland Stephen Hendry England John Parrott 9–6 Wembley Conference Centre
1988 England Steve Davis England Mike Hallett 9–0 Wembley Conference Centre
1987 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9–8 Wembley Conference Centre
1986 Canada Cliff Thorburn England Jimmy White 9–5 Wembley Conference Centre
1985 Canada Cliff Thorburn Wales Doug Mountjoy 9–6 Wembley Conference Centre
1984 England Jimmy White Wales Terry Griffiths 9–5 Wembley Conference Centre
1983 Canada Cliff Thorburn Wales Ray Reardon 9–7 Wembley Conference Centre
1982 England Steve Davis Wales Terry Griffiths 9–5 Wembley Conference Centre
1981 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Wales Terry Griffiths 9–6 Wembley Conference Centre
1980 Wales Terry Griffiths Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9–5 Wembley Conference Centre
1979 South Africa Perrie Mans Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 8–4 Wembley Conference Centre
1978 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Canada Cliff Thorburn 7–5 New London Theatre
1977 Wales Doug Mountjoy Wales Ray Reardon 7–6 New London Theatre
1976 Wales Ray Reardon England Graham Miles 7–3 New London Theatre
1975 England John Spencer Wales Ray Reardon 9–8 West Centre Hotel

Who has won the most Masters Snooker titles?

Ronnie O'Sullivan has won seven Masters titles, one ahead of Stephen Hendry. They are well clear of Mark Selby, Cliff Thorburn, Steve Davis and Paul Hunter who have all won three.

Ronnie O'Sullivan England 7 6 13
Stephen Hendry Scotland 6 3 9
Mark Selby England 3 2 5
Cliff Thorburn  Canada 3 1 4
Steve Davis England 3 0 3
Paul Hunter England 3 0 3
Alex Higgins Northern Ireland 2 3 5
John Higgins Scotland 2 2 4
Mark Williams Wales 2 1 3
Ray Reardon Wales 1 3 4
Terry Griffiths Wales 1 3 4
Neil Robertson Australia 1 2 3
Doug Mountjoy Wales 1 1 2
Jimmy White England 1 1 2
Ding Junhui China 1 1 2
Shaun Murphy England 1 1 2
Stuart Bingham England 1 0 1
John Spencer England 1 0 1
Perrie Mans South Africa 1 0 1
Dennis Taylor Northern Ireland 1 0 1
Alan McManus Scotland 1 0 1
Matthew Stevens Wales 1 0 1
Mark Allen Northern Ireland 1 0 1
Judd Trump England 1 0 1
John Parrott England 0 3 3
Mike Hallett England 0 2 2
Ken Doherty Ireland 0 2 2
Ali Carter England 0 1 1
Graham Miles England 0 1 1
James Wattana Thailand 0 1 1
Fergal O'Brien Ireland 0 1 1
Stephen Lee England 0 1 1
Marco Fu Hong Kong 0 1 1
Barry Hawkins England 0 1 1
Joe Perry England 0 1 1
Kyren Wilson England 0 1 1

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Masters Snooker History

The Masters began in 1975 at the West Centre Hotel in London with the ten leading players in snooker invited. John Spencer won the inaugural tournament by defeating Ray Reardon 9-8 in the final. 

The 1976 Masters was moved to the New London Theatre and in 1979 to the Wembley Conference Centre. The 1981 Masters saw the number of players competing increase 12 when Alex Higgins defeated Terry Griffiths 9-6 in the final.

In 1983 the tournament expanded to 16 players when Cliff Thorburn won the first of his three titles. 

From 1984 the top 16 players in the world rankings were automatically invited to the Masters. Kirk Stevens became the first player to make a maximum break at the Masters in the semi-final the same year.

Stephen Hendry went unbeaten at the Masters from 1989 until the 1994 final, winning five successive championships along the way.

In 1990 sponsors introduced two wild-cards who would compete in wild-card matches against the players 15th and 16th seeds for a spot in the first round. The tournament was unsponsored in 2004. 

In 2005, Rileys Club became the sponsor of the event. SAGA Insurance took over sponsorship of the tournament from 2006 to 2009. 

in 2007 the Masters was moved to the Wembley Arena from the Wembley Conference Centre where it stayed until 2012. In 2007 an extra discretionary wild-card spot was awarded, increasing the total number of players to 19. In 2008 the Masters switched backto having two wild-cards.

Ronnie O'Sullivan appeared in four straight finals from 2004 to 2007, winning in 2005 and 2007. In 2007 Ding Junhui became the second player to make a maximum break at the Masters.

SAGA withdrew sponsorship in 2009, PokerStars.com taking up sponsorship in 2010. The 2011 Masters was sponsored by Ladbrokes Mobile and saw the qualifying competition removed and no wild-cards.

The 2011 Masters final made history as it was the first to feature two Asian players. China's Ding Junhui beat Hong Kong's Marco Fu 10-4 in the final.

In 2012 the Masters moved to the Alexandra Palace in London and was sponsored by BGC Partners. The snooker Masters was sponsored by Betfair in 2013 and has been sponsored by Dafabet since 2014.

In 2017 Ronnie O'Sullivan won his seventh Masters title and overtook Stephen Hendry. O'Sullivan reached the final in 2019 to extend his record number of appearances in the final to 13 in 25 Masters appearances, going down 10-4 against Judd Trump.

In 2020 Stuart Bingham defeated Ali Carter 10-8 in the final, recovering from 5-7 behind to win his first title. Bingham became the oldest winner of The Masters at 43 years and 243 days, beating the previous record set by Ray Reardon in 1976 who was 43 years and 114 days old.

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