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Welsh Open Winners & Runners-Up - John Higgins on Top

  • John Higgins has won 5 Welsh Open titles
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan is next best with 4 titles, finishing runner-up twice
  • Stephen Hendry won 3 Welsh Open's
  • Jordan Brown beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-8 in the 2021 final
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John Higgins has won 5 Welsh Open titles (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 30 Mar 2021
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John Higgins holds the record for the most wins with five Welsh Open titles. Ronnie O'Sullivan has won four titles and Stephen Hendry has won the tournament three times.

The Welsh Open began as a ranking tournament in 1992. Mark Williams has been the only Welsh player to win the tournament, winning in 1996 and 1999.

In 1996 Paul Hunter reached the semi-finals and became the youngest player to reach this stage of a ranking tournament. He achieved the feat at the age of 17 years and 111 days.

Jordan Brown is the reigning champion after beating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-8 in the 2020 final.

Welsh Open Winners, Runners-Up & Final Score


YearSeasonWinnerCountryFinal Runner-UpCountry
2022 2021/22 tbc tbc tbc tbc tbc
2021 2020/21 Jordan Brown England 9–8 Ronnie O'Sullivan England
2020 2019/20 Shaun Murphy England 9–1 Kyren Wilson England
2019 2018/19 Neil Robertson Australia  9–7 Stuart Bingham England
2018 2017/18 John Higgins Scotland  9–7 Barry Hawkins England
2017 2016/17 Stuart Bingham England 9–8 Judd Trump England
2016 2015/16 Ronnie O'Sullivan England 9–5 Neil Robertson Australia 
2015 2014/15 John Higgins Scotland  9–3 Ben Woollaston England
2014 2013/14 Ronnie O'Sullivan England 9–3 Ding Junhui China 
2013 2012/13 Stephen Maguire Scotland  9–8 Stuart Bingham England
2012 2011/12 Ding Junhui China  9–6 Mark Selby England
2011 2010/11 John Higgins Scotland  9–6 Stephen Maguire Scotland 
2010 2009/10 John Higgins Scotland  9–4 Ali Carter England
2009 2008/09 Ali Carter England 9–5 Joe Swail Northern Ireland 
2008 2007/08 Mark Selby England 9–8 Ronnie O'Sullivan England
2007 2006/07 Neil Robertson Australia  9–8 Andrew Higginson England
2006 2005/06 Stephen Lee England 9–4 Shaun Murphy England
2005 2004/05 Ronnie O'Sullivan England 9–8 Stephen Hendry Scotland 
2004 2003/04 Ronnie O'Sullivan England 9–8 Steve Davis England 
2003 2002/03 Stephen Hendry Scotland  9–5 Mark Williams Wales 
2002 2001/02 Paul Hunter England 9–7 Ken Doherty Republic of Ireland 
2001 2000/01 Ken Doherty Republic of Ireland  9–2 Paul Hunter England
2000 1999/00 John Higgins Scotland  9–8 Stephen Lee England
1999 1998/99 Mark Williams Wales  9–8 Stephen Hendry Scotland 
1998 1997/98 Paul Hunter England 9–5 John Higgins Scotland 
1997 1996/97 Stephen Hendry Scotland  9–2 Mark King England
1996 1995/96 Mark Williams Wales  9–3 John Parrott England
1995 1994/95 Steve Davis England  9–3 John Higgins Scotland 
1994 1993/94 Steve Davis England  9–6 Alan McManus Scotland 
1993 1992/93 Ken Doherty Republic of Ireland  9–7 Alan McManus Scotland 
1992 1991/92 Stephen Hendry Scotland  9–3 Darren Morgan Wales 

Finalists


John Higgins has reached seven Welsh Open finals, winning five. Ronnie O'Sullivan has reached six Welsh Open finals, winning four. Stephen Hendry reached five Welsh Open finals, winning three times.

Player
Country
Winner
Runner-Up
John Higgins Scotland 5 2
Ronnie O'Sullivan England 4 2
Stephen Hendry Scotland 3 2
Steve Davis England 2 1
Ken Doherty Ireland 2 1
Paul Hunter England 2 1
Mark Williams Wales 2 1
Neil Robertson Australia 2 1
Stuart Bingham England 1 2
Ali Carter England 1 1
Ding Junhui China 1 1
Stephen Lee England 1 1
Stephen Maguire Scotland 1 1
Mark Selby England 1 1
Shaun Murphy England 1 1
Jordan Brown Northern Ireland 1 0
Alan McManus Scotland 0 2
Barry Hawkins England 0 1
Andrew Higginson England 0 1
Mark King England 0 1
Darren Morgan Wales 0 1
John Parrott England 0 1
Joe Swail Northern Ireland 0 1
Judd Trump England 0 1
Ben Woollaston England 0 1
Kyren Wilson England 0 1

Welsh Open Winners FAQ

Who has won the most Welsh Open titles?

John Higgins has won the most Welsh Open titles with five (2000, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018).

How many Welsh Open titles has Ronnie O'Sullivan won?

Ronnie O'Sullivan has won four Welsh Open titles (2004, 2005, 2014, 2016).

How many Welsh Open titles has Stephen Hendry won?

Stephen Hendry has won three Welsh Open titles (1992, 1997, 2003).

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