2014 Welsh Open (snooker)


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]

BetVictor Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates19 February–2 March 2014
VenueNewport Centre
CityNewport
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£310,000
Winner's share£60,000
Highest break Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Final
Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up Ding Junhui
Score9–3
2013
2015

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 Stephen Maguire 4
105 Elliot Slessor 1
1 Stephen Maguire 4
77 Sam Baird 3
64 Robbie Williams 2
77 Sam Baird 4
1 Stephen Maguire 4
100 Andrew Pagett 0
61 Gerard Greene 4
82 Li Yan 2
61 Gerard Greene 3
100 Andrew Pagett 4
29 Marcus Campbell 0
100 Andrew Pagett 4
1 Stephen Maguire 3
83 Joel Walker 4
28 Tom Ford 4
Gareth Green 0
28 Tom Ford 2
67 James Wattana 4
44 Rod Lawler 2
67 James Wattana 4
67 James Wattana 1
83 Joel Walker 4
63 Pankaj Advani 3
83 Joel Walker 4
83 Joel Walker 4
14 Mark Davis 3
14 Mark Davis 4
117 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 Robert Milkins 2
75 Scott Donaldson 4
75 Scott Donaldson 4
36 David Gilbert 1
36 David Gilbert 4
Duane Jones 2
75 Scott Donaldson 4
27 Andrew Higginson 3
51 Jimmy Robertson 4
69 Luca Brecel 2
51 Jimmy Robertson 3
27 Andrew Higginson 4
27 Andrew Higginson 4
87 Martin O'Donnell 1
75 Scott Donaldson 0
5 Ding Junhui 4
30 Ben Woollaston 4
106 Vinnie Calabrese 0
30 Ben Woollaston 4
45 Alfie Burden 1
45 Alfie Burden 4
118 Ahmed Saif 0
30 Ben Woollaston 3
5 Ding Junhui 4
46 Jamie Cope 4
109 Ryan Clark 1
46 Jamie Cope 1
5 Ding Junhui 4
5 Ding Junhui 4
86 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 Stuart Bingham 4
84 Daniel Wells 0
8 Stuart Bingham 4
68 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2
60 Jimmy White 0
68 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4
8 Stuart Bingham 4
21 Michael Holt 2
55 Peter Lines 4
101 Ross Muir 3
55 Peter Lines 2
21 Michael Holt 4
21 Michael Holt 4
94 Stuart Carrington 2
8 Stuart Bingham 3
16 Joe Perry 4
20 Matthew Stevens 4
Adam Wicheard 3
20 Matthew Stevens 4
65 Ian Burns 2
49 Yu Delu 3
65 Ian Burns 4
20 Matthew Stevens 3
16 Joe Perry 4
50 Liu Chuang 4
79 Chen Zhe 2
50 Liu Chuang 0
16 Joe Perry 4
16 Joe Perry 4
111 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 Mark Allen 4
Sydney Wilson 3
12 Mark Allen 4
98 Noppon Saengkham 2
59 Steve Davis 0
98 Noppon Saengkham 4
12 Mark Allen 2
17 Ali Carter 4
62 Aditya Mehta 3
66 Mike Dunn 4
66 Mike Dunn 3
17 Ali Carter 4
17 Ali Carter 4
104 Andrew Norman 1
17 Ali Carter 1
4 Mark Selby 4
26 Dominic Dale 4
Antony Parsons 3
26 Dominic Dale 4
57 Dechawat Poomjaeng 1
57 Dechawat Poomjaeng 4
73 Liam Highfield 1
26 Dominic Dale 0
4 Mark Selby 4
52 Dave Harold 4
74 Zhang Anda 2
52 Dave Harold 1
4 Mark Selby 4
4 Mark Selby 4
97 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 Neil Robertson 4
99 Lyu Haotian 1
3 Neil Robertson 4
48 Rory McLeod 0
48 Rory McLeod 4
Dylan Mitchell 1
3 Neil Robertson 3
19 Mark Williams 4
58 Tian Pengfei 4
116 Alex Borg 1
58 Tian Pengfei 0
19 Mark Williams 4
19 Mark Williams 4
76 Michael Wasley 3
19 Mark Williams 2
10 Marco Fu 4
18 Graeme Dott 4
110 Lee Page 0
18 Graeme Dott 4
41 Jamie Jones 3
41 Jamie Jones 4
113 Cao Xinlong 0
18 Graeme Dott 2
10 Marco Fu 4
47 Kurt Maflin 4
96 Alex Davies 1
47 Kurt Maflin 1
10 Marco Fu 4
10 Marco Fu 4
107 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 Shaun Murphy 4
88 David Morris 0
9 Shaun Murphy 4
81 Craig Steadman 2
39 Mark Joyce 2
81 Craig Steadman 4
9 Shaun Murphy 3
24 Liang Wenbo 4
35 Fergal O'Brien 4
Sanderson Lam 1
35 Fergal O'Brien 0
24 Liang Wenbo 4
24 Liang Wenbo 4
115 Jak Jones 2
24 Liang Wenbo 2
7 Barry Hawkins 4
32 Martin Gould 4
78 Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 0
32 Martin Gould 1
37 Jack Lisowski 4
37 Jack Lisowski 4
70 Adam Duffy 0
37 Jack Lisowski 3
7 Barry Hawkins 4
54 Cao Yupeng 4
85 David Grace 2
54 Cao Yupeng 3
7 Barry Hawkins 4
7 Barry Hawkins 4
114 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 Judd Trump 4
89 Kyren Wilson 2
6 Judd Trump 4
38 Jamie Burnett 1
38 Jamie Burnett 4
108 Ratchayothin Yotharuck 2
6 Judd Trump 4
40 Anthony McGill 1
40 Anthony McGill 4
92 Jamie O'Neill 2
40 Anthony McGill 4
22 Ryan Day 1
22 Ryan Day 4
Rhys Clark 2
6 Judd Trump 3
11 John Higgins 4
25 Mark King 4
90 Sean O'Sullivan 3
25 Mark King 4
42 Alan McManus 2
42 Alan McManus 4
95 John Astley 2
25 Mark King 0
11 John Higgins 4
34 Ken Doherty 4
112 James Cahill 0
34 Ken Doherty 0
11 John Higgins 4
11 John Higgins 4
80 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 Ricky Walden 4
71 Paul Davison 1
13 Ricky Walden 4
56 Matthew Selt 2
56 Matthew Selt 4
119 Khaled Belaid Abumdas 1
13 Ricky Walden 4
43 Anthony Hamilton 2
43 Anthony Hamilton 4
91 Michael Leslie 2
43 Anthony Hamilton 4
93 Li Hang 1
23 Peter Ebdon 0
93 Li Hang 4
13 Ricky Walden 1
2 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
25 Xiao Guodong 4
102 Hammad Miah 3
25 Xiao Guodong 4
33 Michael White 3
33 Michael White 4
103 Chris Wakelin 3
25 Xiao Guodong 1
2 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
53 Nigel Bond 1
72 Barry Pinches 4
72 Barry Pinches 1
2 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
2 Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
Mitchell Travis 1

Finals

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

References


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