2014 Welsh Open (snooker)

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BetVictor Welsh Open
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Tournament information
Dates 19 February–2 March 2014
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £310,000
Winner's share £60,000
Highest break England Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Final
Champion England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up China Ding Junhui
Score 9–3
2013
2015

The 2014 BetVictor Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 19 February and 2 March 2014 at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. It was the eighth ranking event of the 2013/2014 season,[1] and the second time that BetVictor sponsored the event.[2] It was also the last time that the event was held in Newport.[3]

Stephen Maguire was the defending champion,[4] but he lost 3–4 against Joel Walker in the last 16.[5]

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his 26th ranking title by defeating Ding Junhui 9–3 in the final.[6] This was O'Sullivan's third Welsh Open title after 2004 and 2005, to equal the record jointly held by John Higgins and Stephen Hendry.[7] In the last frame of the final O'Sullivan made the 105th official maximum break.[8] This was O'Sullivan's record 12th competitive maximum break.[9]

Prize fund

The total prize money of the event was raised to £300,000 from the previous year's £250,000. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[10]

Main draw

[11][12][13][14]

Top half

Section 1

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
                       
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
105 England Elliot Slessor 1
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
77 England Sam Baird 3
64 England Robbie Williams 2
77 England Sam Baird 4
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
100 Wales Andrew Pagett 0
61 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4
82 China Li Yan 2
61 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3
100 Wales Andrew Pagett 4
29 Scotland Marcus Campbell 0
100 Wales Andrew Pagett 4
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
83 England Joel Walker 4
28 England Tom Ford 4
England Gareth Green 0
28 England Tom Ford 2
67 Thailand James Wattana 4
44 England Rod Lawler 2
67 Thailand James Wattana 4
67 Thailand James Wattana 1
83 England Joel Walker 4
63 India Pankaj Advani 3
83 England Joel Walker 4
83 England Joel Walker 4
14 England Mark Davis 3
14 England Mark Davis 4
117 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 3

Section 2

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
                       
15 England Robert Milkins 2
75 Scotland Scott Donaldson 4
75 Scotland Scott Donaldson 4
36 England David Gilbert 1
36 England David Gilbert 4
Wales Duane Jones 2
75 Scotland Scott Donaldson 4
27 England Andrew Higginson 3
51 England Jimmy Robertson 4
69 Belgium Luca Brecel 2
51 England Jimmy Robertson 3
27 England Andrew Higginson 4
27 England Andrew Higginson 4
87 England Martin O'Donnell 1
75 Scotland Scott Donaldson 0
5 China Ding Junhui 4
30 England Ben Woollaston 4
106 Australia Vinnie Calabrese 0
30 England Ben Woollaston 4
45 England Alfie Burden 1
45 England Alfie Burden 4
118 Qatar Ahmed Saif 0
30 England Ben Woollaston 3
5 China Ding Junhui 4
46 England Jamie Cope 4
109 England Ryan Clark 1
46 England Jamie Cope 1
5 China Ding Junhui 4
5 China Ding Junhui 4
86 England Gary Wilson 2

Section 3

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
                       
8 England Stuart Bingham 4
84 Wales Daniel Wells 0
8 England Stuart Bingham 4
68 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2
60 England Jimmy White 0
68 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4
8 England Stuart Bingham 4
21 England Michael Holt 2
55 England Peter Lines 4
101 Scotland Ross Muir 3
55 England Peter Lines 2
21 England Michael Holt 4
21 England Michael Holt 4
94 England Stuart Carrington 2
8 England Stuart Bingham 3
16 England Joe Perry 4
20 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
England Adam Wicheard 3
20 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
65 England Ian Burns 2
49 China Yu Delu 3
65 England Ian Burns 4
20 Wales Matthew Stevens 3
16 England Joe Perry 4
50 China Liu Chuang 4
79 China Chen Zhe 2
50 China Liu Chuang 0
16 England Joe Perry 4
16 England Joe Perry 4
111 England Allan Taylor 3

Section 4

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
                       
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
England Sydney Wilson 3
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
98 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 2
59 England Steve Davis 0
98 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 4
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2
17 England Ali Carter 4
62 India Aditya Mehta 3
66 England Mike Dunn 4
66 England Mike Dunn 3
17 England Ali Carter 4
17 England Ali Carter 4
104 England Andrew Norman 1
17 England Ali Carter 1
4 England Mark Selby 4
26 Wales Dominic Dale 4
England Antony Parsons 3
26 Wales Dominic Dale 4
57 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 1
57 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 4
73 England Liam Highfield 1
26 Wales Dominic Dale 0
4 England Mark Selby 4
52 England Dave Harold 4
74 China Zhang Anda 2
52 England Dave Harold 1
4 England Mark Selby 4
4 England Mark Selby 4
97 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 0

Bottom half

Section 5

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
                       
3 Australia Neil Robertson 4
99 China Lyu Haotian 1
3 Australia Neil Robertson 4
48 England Rory McLeod 0
48 England Rory McLeod 4
England Dylan Mitchell 1
3 Australia Neil Robertson 3
19 Wales Mark Williams 4
58 China Tian Pengfei 4
116 Malta Alex Borg 1
58 China Tian Pengfei 0
19 Wales Mark Williams 4
19 Wales Mark Williams 4
76 England Michael Wasley 3
19 Wales Mark Williams 2
10 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
18 Scotland Graeme Dott 4
110 England Lee Page 0
18 Scotland Graeme Dott 4
41 Wales Jamie Jones 3
41 Wales Jamie Jones 4
113 China Cao Xinlong 0
18 Scotland Graeme Dott 2
10 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
47 Norway Kurt Maflin 4
96 England Alex Davies 1
47 Norway Kurt Maflin 1
10 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
10 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
107 England Chris Norbury 2

Section 6

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
                       
9 England Shaun Murphy 4
88 Republic of Ireland David Morris 0
9 England Shaun Murphy 4
81 England Craig Steadman 2
39 England Mark Joyce 2
81 England Craig Steadman 4
9 England Shaun Murphy 3
24 China Liang Wenbo 4
35 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
England Sanderson Lam 1
35 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 0
24 China Liang Wenbo 4
24 China Liang Wenbo 4
115 Wales Jak Jones 2
24 China Liang Wenbo 2
7 England Barry Hawkins 4
32 England Martin Gould 4
78 Thailand Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 0
32 England Martin Gould 1
37 England Jack Lisowski 4
37 England Jack Lisowski 4
70 England Adam Duffy 0
37 England Jack Lisowski 3
7 England Barry Hawkins 4
54 China Cao Yupeng 4
85 England David Grace 2
54 China Cao Yupeng 3
7 England Barry Hawkins 4
7 England Barry Hawkins 4
114 Scotland Fraser Patrick 0

Section 7

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
                       
6 England Judd Trump 4
89 England Kyren Wilson 2
6 England Judd Trump 4
38 Scotland Jamie Burnett 1
38 Scotland Jamie Burnett 4
108 Thailand Ratchayothin Yotharuck 2
6 England Judd Trump 4
40 Scotland Anthony McGill 1
40 Scotland Anthony McGill 4
92 England Jamie O'Neill 2
40 Scotland Anthony McGill 4
22 Wales Ryan Day 1
22 Wales Ryan Day 4
Scotland Rhys Clark 2
6 England Judd Trump 3
11 Scotland John Higgins 4
25 England Mark King 4
90 England Sean O'Sullivan 3
25 England Mark King 4
42 Scotland Alan McManus 2
42 Scotland Alan McManus 4
95 England John Astley 2
25 England Mark King 0
11 Scotland John Higgins 4
34 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
112 England James Cahill 0
34 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0
11 Scotland John Higgins 4
11 Scotland John Higgins 4
80 Malta Tony Drago 0

Section 8

Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
                       
13 England Ricky Walden 4
71 England Paul Davison 1
13 England Ricky Walden 4
56 England Matthew Selt 2
56 England Matthew Selt 4
119 Libya Khaled Belaid Abumdas 1
13 England Ricky Walden 4
43 England Anthony Hamilton 2
43 England Anthony Hamilton 4
91 Scotland Michael Leslie 2
43 England Anthony Hamilton 4
93 China Li Hang 1
23 England Peter Ebdon 0
93 China Li Hang 4
13 England Ricky Walden 1
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
25 China Xiao Guodong 4
102 England Hammad Miah 3
25 China Xiao Guodong 4
33 Wales Michael White 3
33 Wales Michael White 4
103 England Chris Wakelin 3
25 China Xiao Guodong 1
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
53 England Nigel Bond 1
72 England Barry Pinches 4
72 England Barry Pinches 1
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
England Mitchell Travis 1

Finals

Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                 
83 England Joel Walker 4
5 China Ding Junhui 5
5 China Ding Junhui 6
16 England Joe Perry 4
16 England Joe Perry 5
4 England Mark Selby 1
5 China Ding Junhui 3
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
10 Hong Kong Marco Fu 0
7 England Barry Hawkins 5
7 England Barry Hawkins 2
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
11 Scotland John Higgins 1
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Leo Scullion.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 2 March 2014.[14][15]
Ding Junhui (5)
 China
3–9 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
 England
Afternoon: 36–70, 8–91 (91), 15–75 (70), 62–55, 59–68 (Ding 55), 0–92 (92), 48–59, 52–80
Evening: 109–30 (109), 121–0 (121), 13–105, 0–147 (147)
121 Highest break 147
2 Century breaks 1
3 50+ breaks 4

Century breaks

[16]

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