2018 Masters (snooker)
The 2018 Masters (also referred to as the 2018 Dafabet Masters for the purposes of sponsorship) was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 14 and 21 January 2018 in London, England, and the second Triple Crown event of the 2017–18 snooker season. It was the 44th staging of the Masters, and was broadcast in Europe by the BBC and Eurosport.
|Dates||14–21 January 2018|
|Total prize fund||£600,000|
|Highest break||Liang Wenbo (139)|
The event saw two first-time Triple Crown finalists. Mark Allen won his first, defeating Kyren Wilson 10–7 in the final. Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan lost 1–6 in the quarter-finals to the eventual champion, Allen. It was O'Sullivan's first defeat at the Masters since 2015.