Former champions Mark Allen and John Higgins are out of the Masters on the tournament's opening day.
- First round (Best of 11 frames)
- Result - Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 6-2 Stuart Bingham (Eng)
- Result - Ding Junhui (Chn) 6-1 Jack Lisowski (Eng)
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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.
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 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)
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)
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