2001 Premier League Snooker

The 2001 Sportingbet.com Premier League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 6 January to 13 May 2001. The highest break of the tournament was 143 made by Marco Fu against Stephen Hendry on 25 March 2001.[1]

Sportingbet.com Premier League
Tournament information
Dates6 January – 13 May 2001
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation(s)Matchroom Sport
FormatNon-ranking event
Highest break143
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score9–7
2000
2002

Ronnie O'Sullivan won in the final 9–7 against Hendry.[2]

League phaseEdit

Ranking  
FU
 
OSU
 
HIG
 
HEN
 
WIL
 
DAV
 
WHI
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 Marco Fu x 5 2 5 5 5 6 28–20 5–0–1 6–10
2 Ronnie O'Sullivan 3 x 4 6 4 7 6 30–18 3–2–1 6–8
3 John Higgins 6 4 x 3 4 5 5 27–21 3–2–1 6–8
4 Stephen Hendry 3 2 5 x 6 6 4 26–22 3–1–2 6–7
5 Mark Williams 3 4 4 2 x 6 7 26–22 2–2–2 6–6
6 Steve Davis 3 1 3 2 2 x 5 16–32 1–0–5 6–2
7 Jimmy White 2 2 3 4 1 3 x 15–33 0–1–5 6–1

Top four qualified for the play-offs. If points were level then most frames won determined their positions. If two players had an identical record then the result in their match determined their positions. If that ended 4–4 then the player who got to four first was higher.[1]

  • 6 January – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales
    • Marco Fu 5–3 Mark Williams
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan 7–1 Steve Davis
    • Stephen Hendry 4–4 Jimmy White
  • 7 January – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales
    • Marco Fu 6–2 Jimmy White
    • Stephen Hendry 6–2 Steve Davis
    • Mark Williams 4–4 John Higgins
  • 2 February – Woodford Leisure Centre, Hull, England
    • Marco Fu 5–3 Steve Davis
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan 6–2 Stephen Hendry
  • 3 February – Woodford Leisure Centre, Hull, England
    • Marco Fu 5–3 Ronnie O'Sullivan
    • Mark Williams 6–2 Steve Davis
    • John Higgins 5–3 Jimmy White
  • 17 February – Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, England
    • Steve Davis 5–3 Jimmy White
    • John Higgins 6–2 Marco Fu
    • Mark Williams 4–4 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • 18 February – Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, England
    • Stephen Hendry 6–2 Mark Williams
    • John Higgins 4–4 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • 24 March – Rothwell Sports Centre, Leeds, England
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan 6–2 Jimmy White
    • Stephen Hendry 5–3 John Higgins
  • 25 March – Rothwell Sports Centre, Leeds, England
    • John Higgins 5–3 Steve Davis
    • Marco Fu 5–3 Stephen Hendry
    • Mark Williams 7–1 Jimmy White

Play-offsEdit

10–11 May – Inverness Leisure Centre, Inverness, Scotland[1]

Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
      
1   Marco Fu 5
4   Stephen Hendry 6
4   Stephen Hendry 7
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
3   John Higgins 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2001 Results". premierleaguesnooker.matchroomcms.com. Matchroom Sport. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Premier Snooker League 2001". Matchroom Sport. Archived from the original on 26 January 2002.