Benson & Hedges Masters

The final frame of final between Mark Williams and Stephen Hendry turned into a re-spotted black for the first time since Ray Reardon and John Spencer in the first final in 1975. Hendry had led 9–6, before Williams tied it to 9–9. Williams was then trailing 56–34 in the final frame, when he potted the brown and the remaining colours to tie the scores in the match, after Hendry missed the brown. Winner share was 145000 GBP