Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Masters 2012 Draw

This year will be the first Masters stages at Alexandra Palace in London, runs from January 15 to 22, 2012. We have been patiently waiting for the 2011 Masters Draw and it came out yesterday.

Click here for: BGC Masters 2012 Results/Draw, Live Streaming & Match/TV Schedule

Ding Junhui was the first Chinese player to win the biggest invitational event The Masters last year, by beating Marco Fu 10-4 in the first ever all Asian final. The defending road of Ding is difficult this year because he will face Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first match.

Last 16
Ding Junhui v 
Ronnie O' Sullivan

Judd Trump v
Stuart Bingham
Neil Robertson v
Mark Allen

Mark Williams v Stephen Maguire
Mark Selby v 
Stephen Lee

Shaun Murphy v Martin Gould
Ali Carter v
Graeme Dott

John Higgins v Matthew Stevens

Ding met Ronnie in his first Masters final four years ago but suffered a 3-10 defeat. During the final, the violent crowd left Ding in tears. Ronnie comforted Ding but this defeat still brought about the 19-year-old trough in his early career. Ding is now a more mature player and he proved himself by winning the title last year. Will Ding beat Ronnie this time?

Judd Trump will play Stuart Bingham in his Masters debut while another debutant Martin Gould will play his good friend Shaun Murphy. Neil Robertson drew Mark Allen and their latest meeting was the semi-finals of PTC8 last week in Ireland. Twice Masters Champion Mark Williams is up against Stephen Maguire.

The current world number one as well as two-times Masters winner Mark Selby faces Stephen Lee which is a repeat of his 2008 Masters final which he won 10-3. Ali Carter comes across Graeme Dott while four-times World Champion John Higgins races against Matthew Stevens, the event winner back in 2000.

Like last year, there will be no wildcard for the event. Tickets are now on sale. To book call 0871 620 7052 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) or visit Look out for a special offer on evening tickets coming soon at


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