Benson & Hedges Masters

Paul Hunter won the first of his three Masters titles by defeating Fergal O'Brien in a dramatic final match. O'Brien had led 6–2 at the end of the afternoon session, but Hunter dominated the evening session by compiling four century breaks in six frames to lead 9–8 and finally winning the title 10–9 after a long final frame.  Winner prize money was GBP 175000.