Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mark Selby wins Masters on debut

Saga Masters 2008England's Mark Selby won the Saga Masters on his first appearance.

In the final Selby defeated countryman Stephen Lee 10-3 to capture his first major title.

Ken Doherty (Ireland) and Marco Fu (Hong Kong) lost out in the semi-finals.

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan (England) was beaten 6-5 by Scotsman Stephen Maguire in the first round.

Selby earned £150,000 for the victory. In addition he won £5,000 for making a 141 in the last frame of the final. He shared the high break prize with Doherty.

Lee won £68,000 as runner-up. It must have been a welcome return to form for the man who's ben struggling with his game lately.

The event took place at the Wembley Arena, London, England Jan 13-20, 2008. Next up on the snooker calendar is another non-ranking event, Malta Cup which starts 4th February.

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