- 2005 Masters Snooker
Rileys ClubMasters took place between February 14and February 20, 2005at the Wembley Conference Centre. Ronnie O'Sullivanwon his second Masters title beating John Higginswho he also beat during O'Sullivans's other title win in 1995 10-3. Not since Steve Daviswhitewashed Mike Hallett9-0 in 1988 has there been such a runaway London final.
Davis in 2005 meanwhile beat defending champion
Paul Hunter6-5 before losing to Peter Ebdonin the quarter-finals. Another veteren, Jimmy Whitewho had recently signed a madcap sponsorship deal with HP Sauce(which had sponsored the brown ball in the game) and renaming himself as 'James Brown' (but the new name was never mentioned by referees or commentators during the tournament), made it to the semi-finals again and played against O'Sullivan, but lost 1-6
After not having a sponsor the previous year. Riley's Club took it in for the 2005 championship. But the gray set from 2004 still remains to this day.
Highest break: £10,000
147 break: ?
Ding Junhui6-3 Marco Fu14/2/2005 Graeme Dott6-4 Stephen Maguire13/2/2005
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BBC Masters 2005 homepage [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/snooker/4282449.stm]
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