It’s the second-oldest professional tournament on the calendar.
There have been so many memorable Masters snooker finals and there’s only a few more days until the 2021 edition takes place.
Eight players remain in the hunt for glory at the Marshall Arena this year, with the quarter-finals getting under way on Thursday in Milton Keynes.
Five of the remaining contenders have featured in Masters snooker finals in the past, and four of those protagonists already understand what it takes to land the illustrious piece of silverware.
The Masters has always been a prestigious event, so its roll of honour accurately reflects the level of player who gains the opportunity to compete each year.
The inaugural staging in 1975 boasted ten of the best players in the world at that time, and by 1984 the now familiar format incorporating the top 16 in the rankings list took shape.
Until 2021, every single edition of the Masters was hosted in the English capital city of London – mostly at the Wembley Conference Centre and more recently at the Alexandra Palace.
However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced this year’s tournament to be staged behind closed doors in Milton Keynes.
Still, the champion on Sunday will add to a rich storybook that is only a few years shy of being half a century old.
Overall, there have been 36 different finalists in the illustrious history of the invitational Masters.
The question is, how many can you name?
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