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  1. First round (Best of 11 frames)
  2. Result - Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 6-2 Stuart Bingham (Eng)
  3. Result - Ding Junhui (Chn) 6-1 Jack Lisowski (Eng)

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All times stated are UK

  1. What happened on day one of the Masters?

    Allen & Higgins knocked out of Masters

    John Higgins

    Former champions Mark Allen and John Higgins are out of the Masters on the tournament's opening day.

    Allen & Higgins knocked out of Masters

    John Higgins

    Former champions Mark Allen and John Higgins are out of the Masters on the tournament's opening day.

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  2. Last time out

    UK Masters Snooker final 2018

    Mark Allen beat Kyren Wilson 10-7 to become the first Northern Irishman to win the Masters since Dennis Taylor in 1987.

    The final at the Alexandra Palace was a tight affair until the 11th frame, when Allen, 31, made a 73 break to move 6-5 ahead before adding 119 in the next.

    Englishman Wilson, the world number 14, went another frame behind before rallying to pull it back to 8-7.

    Allen responded with breaks of 69 and 71 to take the £200,000 first prize.

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    Video caption: Allen beats Wilson to win first Masters - five best shots
  3. What is the Masters?

    The second of the so-called Triple Crown snooker events, the Masters is considered snooker’s most prestigious invitation tournament.

    The 2019 tournament runs from January 13 to 20 with full coverage across the BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and iPlayer, plus coverage across the BBC Sport website and App.

    The Masters has been held at Alexandra Palace in London since 2012 and its most decorated player is Ronnie O'Sullivan, who will bid for a record eighth title at this year's tournament soon after winning the UK Championship title in December.

    Northern Ireland's Mark Allen is the reigning Masters champion following his 10-7 victory over England's Kyren Wilson last year, his first Triple Crown title.

    The Paul Hunter Trophy
    Image caption: Who will take home the Paul Hunter Trophy in 2019?
  4. BBC Coverage

    All times GMT and subject to late changes

    The BBC will brings you live coverage from Alexandra Palace on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Red Button, plus uninterrupted coverage on the BBC Sport website, app and on BBC iPlayer.

    There will also be a daily highlights round-up and further extended coverage of the day's play with Masters Snooker Extra each evening.

    Monday, 14 January

    13:00: Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) v Stuart Bingham (Eng)

    19:00: Ding Junhui (Chn) v Jack Lisowski (Eng)

    BBC coverage

    06:05-08:30 & 10:30-13:00, Masters Snooker Highlights (repeat), BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    08:30-10:30, Masters Snooker Extra (repeat), BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    13:00-17:00, BBC Two

    19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    23:15-00:05, Masters Snooker Highlights, BBC Two (23:45-00:35 BBC Two NI; 00:15-01:05 BBC Two Scotland)

    00:05-02:05, Masters Snooker Extra, BBC Two (00:35-02:05 BBC Two NI; 01:05-02:05 BBC Two Scotland)

  5. Get Inspired: How to get into Snooker

    Get Inspired


    Whether you choose to play competitively or socially, snooker is sure to get your brain working.

    It requires skill and concentration and will improve your focus and hand-eye coordination. Anyone can play regardless of age, gender or ability and it's not an expensive sport to get in to.

    Snooker is essentially a simple sport, once the rules of the game have been learnt - you can do that here.

    And a great way to start taking part in snooker is through a local snooker club.

    The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards provides a club finder to locate your local snooker venue.

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    Video caption: Get Inspired: How World Snooker is helping build confidence in the community