2001 Welsh Open (snooker)

The 2001 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24–28 January 2001 at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates24–28 January 2001
VenueCardiff International Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£440,200
Winner's share£62,000
Highest breakScotland Alan McManus (140)
Final
ChampionRepublic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Runner-upEngland Paul Hunter
Score9–2
2000
2002

John Higgins was the defending champion, but he lost his quarter-final match against Stephen Lee.

Ken Doherty defeated Paul Hunter 9–2 in the final to win his fourth ranking title.

Tournament summaryEdit

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

Main drawEdit

Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter Final
Best of 9 frames
Semi Final
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
               
1   John Higgins 5
21   Chris Small 1
1   John Higgins 5
12   Peter Ebdon 3
12   Peter Ebdon 5
  Noppadon Noppachorn 1
1   John Higgins 1
5   Stephen Lee 5
9   Fergal O'Brien 5
53   Gary Ponting 4
9   Fergal O'Brien 3
5   Stephen Lee 5
5   Stephen Lee 5
40   Anthony Davies 3
5   Stephen Lee 3
14   Paul Hunter 6
6   Matthew Stevens 4
31   Joe Perry 5
31   Joe Perry 4
14   Paul Hunter 5
14   Paul Hunter 5
  Nick Walker 0
14   Paul Hunter 5
16   Joe Swail 2
16   Joe Swail 5
33   Jamie Burnett 3
16   Joe Swail 5
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
19   Graeme Dott 3
14   Paul Hunter 2
7   Ken Doherty 9
3   Stephen Hendry 5
52   David Gray 3
3   Stephen Hendry 5
15   Marco Fu 3
15   Marco Fu 5
  Wayne Brown 1
3   Stephen Hendry 3
7   Ken Doherty 5
11   Anthony Hamilton 3
32   Quinten Hann 5
32   Quinten Hann 3
7   Ken Doherty 5
7   Ken Doherty 5
20   Dominic Dale 3
7   Ken Doherty 6
2   Mark Williams 3
8   Alan McManus 5
62   Michael Holt 0
8   Alan McManus 5
29   Drew Henry 3
10   John Parrott 3
29   Drew Henry 5
8   Alan McManus 4
2   Mark Williams 5
13   Dave Harold 3
22   Mark King 5
22   Mark King 1
2   Mark Williams 5
2   Mark Williams 5
23   Nigel Bond 3

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Graham Harding.
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 28 January 2001.[1]
Paul Hunter (14)
  England
2–9 Ken Doherty (7)
  Ireland
Afternoon: 1–63, 76–1 (68), 23–77 (71), 59–0, 56–62 (52), 5–57, 51–73, 13–129 (125)
Evening: 44–72, 8–99 (56), 36–85 (69)
68 Highest break 125
0 Century breaks 1
1 50+ breaks 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regal Welsh Open 2001". snooker.org. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.