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2000 Welsh Open (snooker)

The 2000 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24–30 January 2000 at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates24–30 January 2000
VenueCardiff International Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£401,250[1]
Winner's share£62,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (141)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland Stephen Lee
Score9–8
1999
2001

Mark Williams was the defending champion, but he lost his last 16 match against Matthew Stevens.

John Higgins defeated Stephen Lee 9–8 in the final to win his 13th ranking title.

Tournament summaryEdit

Defending champion Mark Williams was the number 1 seed with World Champion Stephen Hendry seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Main drawEdit

[2][3][4]

Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                  
1   Mark Williams 5
61   Alfie Burden 0
1   Mark Williams 5
28   Joe Swail 1
28   Joe Swail 5
  Nick Dyson 3
1   Mark Williams 4
9   Matthew Stevens 5
19   Dominic Dale 5
96   Troy Shaw 3
19   Dominic Dale 3
9   Matthew Stevens 5
9   Matthew Stevens 5
34   Joe Perry 1
9   Matthew Stevens 2
6   Stephen Lee 5
12   Paul Hunter 5
69   Shokat Ali 2
12   Paul Hunter 5
82   Martin Dziewialtowski 3
23   Darren Morgan 1
82   Martin Dziewialtowski 5
12   Paul Hunter 4
6   Stephen Lee 5
25   Graeme Dott 5
57   Mick Price 2
25   Graeme Dott 2
6   Stephen Lee 5
6   Stephen Lee 5
60   David Gray 4
6   Stephen Lee 6
16   Jimmy White 5
8   Alan McManus 4
39   Ian McCulloch 5
39   Ian McCulloch 5
  Mark Fenton 2
26   Quinten Hann w/d
  Mark Fenton w/o
39   Ian McCulloch 5
35   Marco Fu 2
24   Billy Snaddon 0
73   Leigh Griffin 5
73   Leigh Griffin 0
35   Marco Fu 5
14   Mark King 3
35   Marco Fu 5
39   Ian McCulloch 1
16   Jimmy White 5
16   Jimmy White 5
49   Gary Ponting 0
16   Jimmy White 5
32   Andy Hicks 2
32   Andy Hicks 5
51   Rod Lawler 2
16   Jimmy White 5
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
29   Gary Wilkinson 1
68   Stuart Pettman 5
68   Stuart Pettman 3
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
56   Paul Wykes 0
6   Stephen Lee 8
3   John Higgins 9
3   John Higgins 5
80   Anthony Davies 3
3   John Higgins 5
93   Stuart Bingham 0
21   Nigel Bond 1
93   Stuart Bingham 5
3   John Higgins 5
  Ryan Day 1
30   Terry Murphy 2
  Ryan Day 5
  Ryan Day 5
15   Steve Davis 4
15   Steve Davis 5
59   Joe Johnson 4
3   John Higgins 5
33   Bradley Jones 1
10   Anthony Hamilton 4
63   Jimmy Michie 5
63   Jimmy Michie 2
33   Bradley Jones 5
27   Jamie Burnett 1
33   Bradley Jones 5
33   Bradley Jones 5
45   Drew Henry 0
18   Chris Small 3
58   David Roe 5
58   David Roe 2
45   Drew Henry 5
5   John Parrott 3
45   Drew Henry 5
3   John Higgins 6
13   Peter Ebdon 4
7   Ken Doherty 5
89   Craig MacGillivray 1
7   Ken Doherty 5
20   Tony Drago 3
20   Tony Drago 5
  Noppadon Noppachorn 1
7   Ken Doherty 4
13   Peter Ebdon 5
31   Brian Morgan 5
90   Darren Clarke 3
31   Brian Morgan 3
13   Peter Ebdon 5
13   Peter Ebdon 5
53   Jonathan Birch 1
13   Peter Ebdon 5
11   Fergal O'Brien 2
11   Fergal O'Brien 5
42   Peter Lines 2
11   Fergal O'Brien 5
17   Dave Harold 4
17   Dave Harold 5
  Nick Terry 1
11   Fergal O'Brien 5
22   James Wattana 0
22   James Wattana 5
  Mike Dunn 0
22   James Wattana 5
50   Jason Ferguson 2
2   Stephen Hendry 3
50   Jason Ferguson 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Eirian Williams.[5]
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 30 January 2000.
Stephen Lee (6)
  England
8–9 John Higgins (3)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 17–102 (101), 129–0 (129), 78–43, 74–36, 0–129 (77, 52), 1–74 (52), 68–54 (50), 7–83 (83)
Evening: 71–28, 46–94, 70–61 (Higgins 56, Lee 64), 81–67 (Higgins 67), 34–86 (63), 78–42 (71), 13–113 (54, 59), 0–100 (100), 8–65
129 Highest break 101
1 Century breaks 2
4 50+ breaks 11

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit