Shanghai Masters snooker 2023 final winner prize money pool breakdown, results and score

Shanghai Masters snooker 2023 final winner prize money pool breakdown, results and score

With his hard-fought 11-9 victory against Luca Brecel in the 2023 Shanghai Masters snooker final, seven-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan avenged his quarterfinal loss against Brecel at the 2023 Crucible, we examine the final results, score, events, champion, & winner prize money of this tournament

Ronnie O’Sullivan, the reigning world number one in snooker, clinched his fourth consecutive Shanghai Masters championship by defeating World Champion Luca Brecel in an exhilarating final with a score of 11-9. O’Sullivan has maintained an impressive unbeaten record in Shanghai for seven years, with his last loss occurring in 2016 at the hands of Michael Holt. His current winning streak in this tournament extends to 19 matches. Additionally, O’Sullivan has accumulated a total of five Shanghai Masters titles, having previously emerged victorious in 2009.

Shanghai Masters snooker 2023 final winner prize money pool breakdown, results today and score

2023 Shanghai Masters snooker Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Luca Brecel final match events, score, & summary

In the opening segment of the evening, Brecel applied pressure with a break of 65, narrowing the score to 6-5. Soon after, O’Sullivan regained his two-frame lead by winning the 12th frame. However, Brecel responded impressively with breaks of 55 and 56, equalizing the score at 7-7 before the mid-session break.

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When the match resumed, O’Sullivan displayed a remarkable performance, surging towards victory. He crafted breaks of 143 and 120, securing three consecutive frames, bringing the score to 10-7 and putting himself one frame away from the title.

In an intense 18th frame, O’Sullivan had opportunities to clinch the title, but Brecel’s sensational long-distance double on the final black extended the match to 10-8. Subsequently, Brecel managed to pull within a single frame, scoring 83 and making it 10-9. The 20th frame was another tense affair, but this time O’Sullivan successfully secured the title with a decisive shot on the blue.

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Shanghai Masters 2023: final result (17th September)

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan 11-9 Luca Brecel

2023 Shanghai Masters: prize money distribution

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Ronnie O’Sullivan, the victor of the competition, is set to be awarded £210,000 from the total prize fund of $825,000, while Luca Brecel, the current world champion, will receive £105,000 as the Shanghai Masters runner-up. Mark Selby and Neil Robertson, who both suffered semifinal defeats, will each take home £70,000 in prize money.

  • Winner: £210,000
  • Runner-up: £105,000
  • Semi-final: £70,000
  • Quarter-final: £35,000
  • Last 16: £17,500
  • Last 24: £10,000
  • Highest break: £10,000
  • Total: £825,000

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