2003 British Open

The 2003 British Open was the 2003 edition of the British Open professional ranking snooker tournament, that was held from 8–16 November 2003 at the Brighton Centre, Brighton, England. Stephen Hendry won the tournament by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan nine frames to six in the final. The final saw a record 5 centuries in a row from the two players (three from O'Sullivan and two from Hendry, including a 135), which remains a joint record for consecutive centuries made between two players in a professional tournament match and is a standalone record for ranking events and finals.

British Open
Tournament information
Dates8–16 November 2003 (2003-11-08 – 2003-11-16)
VenueBrighton Centre
CityBrighton
CountryEngland
OrganisationWPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£450,000
Winner's share£52,000
Highest break John Higgins (SCO) (147)
Final
Champion Stephen Hendry (SCO)
Runner-up Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG)
Score9–6
2002
2004

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

Main drawEdit

[2][3]

Last 48
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  Paul Hunter5
23  Dave Harold164  Shaun Murphy2
1  Paul Hunter5
64  Shaun Murphy5
12  David Gray3
12  David Gray5
18  Chris Small355  Nick Dyson2
1  Paul Hunter3
55  Nick Dyson5
6  Stephen Lee5
15  Jimmy White2
24  Tony Drago524  Tony Drago5
24  Tony Drago0
40  Nigel Bond2
6  Stephen Lee5
6  Stephen Lee5
19  Marco Fu519  Marco Fu2
6  Stephen Lee2
42  Barry Hawkins4
4  Ronnie O'Sullivan6
7  Ken Doherty2
17  Ali Carter150  Gerard Greene5
50  Gerard Greene5
50  Gerard Greene5
27  Joe Swail1
11  Steve Davis3
27  Joe Swail527  Joe Swail5
50  Gerard Greene4
43  Stuart Bingham1
4  Ronnie O'Sullivan5
14  Quinten Hann5
30  John Parrott462  Andy Hicks3
14  Quinten Hann1
62  Andy Hicks5
4  Ronnie O'Sullivan5
4  Ronnie O'Sullivan5
29  Mark Selby341  Stephen Maguire3
4  Ronnie O'Sullivan6
41  Stephen Maguire5
3  Stephen Hendry9
3  Stephen Hendry5
28  Dominic Dale528  Dominic Dale2
3  Stephen Hendry5
  Patrick Wallace2
16  Joe Perry0
16  Joe Perry5
26  Ian McCulloch3  Tom Ford1
3  Stephen Hendry5
  Tom Ford5
5  John Higgins4
10  Alan McManus4
21  Robert Milkins335  Mark Davis5
35  Mark Davis2
35  Mark Davis5
5  John Higgins5
5  John Higgins5
32  Robin Hull137  Michael Judge1
3  Stephen Hendry6
37  Michael Judge5
9  Matthew Stevens3
8  Peter Ebdon5
25  Drew Henry3  Ricky Walden2
8  Peter Ebdon3
  Ricky Walden5
9  Matthew Stevens5
9  Matthew Stevens5
22  Mark King522  Mark King1
9  Matthew Stevens5
36  Barry Pinches0
2  Mark Williams1
13  Graeme Dott4
31  Anthony Davies233  Fergal O'Brien5
33  Fergal O'Brien2
33  Fergal O'Brien5
2  Mark Williams5
2  Mark Williams5
20  Anthony Hamilton239  Michael Holt2
39  Michael Holt5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Eirian Williams.
Brighton Centre, Brighton, England. 16 November 2003.[3]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)
  England
6–9 Stephen Hendry (3)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 103–29 (62), 78–37 (61), 2–59, 0–135 (135), 106–0 (106), 104–0 (100), 0–135 (121), 109–0 (109)
Evening: 28–84 (61), 4–89 (50), 0–135 (135), 56–78 (56, 78), 0–95 (95), 70–5 (64), 12–72
109 Highest break 135
3 Century breaks 3
7 50+ breaks 7

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales between 21 and 25 September 2003.[2]

Round 1Edit

Best of 9 frames

Round 2–4Edit

Round 2
Best of 9 frames
Round 3
Best of 9 frames
Round 4
Best of 9 frames
  Kwan Poomjang3  Shaun Murphy5  Gary Wilkinson4
  Andrew Norman5  Andrew Norman2  Shaun Murphy5
  Wayne Brown3  Nick Dyson5  Jamie Burnett2
  Ryan Day5  Ryan Day1  Nick Dyson5
  Paul Wykes5  David Roe5  Nigel Bond5
  Steve Mifsud4  Paul Wykes3  David Roe0
  Billy Snaddon5  Dave Finbow1  Barry Hawkins5
  Luke Fisher4  Billy Snaddon5  Billy Snaddon0
  Andrew Higginson5  Bjorn Haneveer3  Gerard Greene5
  Neil Robertson1  Andrew Higginson5  Andrew Higginson1
  Craig Butler5  Sean Storey3  Stuart Bingham5
  Philip Williams1  Craig Butler5  Craig Butler1
  Gary Thomson5  Andy Hicks5  Stuart Pettman3
  Paul Davies2  Gary Thomson4  Andy Hicks5
  Michael Wild5  Mike Dunn5  Stephen Maguire5
  Munraj Pal3  Michael Wild4  Mike Dunn2
  Martin Dziewialtowski5  Patrick Wallace5  Jonathan Birch0[n 1]
  Bradley Jones0  Martin Dziewialtowski0  Patrick Wallace5
  Michael Rhodes1  Alfie Burden1  Brian Morgan2
  Tom Ford5  Tom Ford5  Tom Ford5
  Rory McLeod3  Shokat Ali4  Mark Davis5
  Johl Younger5  Johl Younger5  Johl Younger0
  Jamie Cope4  Nick Walker5  Michael Judge5
  Matthew Couch5  Matthew Couch3  Nick Walker1
  Ricky Walden5  Darren Morgan1  James Wattana3
  Darryn Walker1  Ricky Walden5  Ricky Walden5
  Adrian Gunnell5  Marcus Campbell5  Barry Pinches5
  Alain Robidoux1  Adrian Gunnell0  Marcus Campbell2
  Peter Lines3  Rod Lawler4  Fergal O'Brien5
  Atthasit Mahitthi5  Atthasit Mahitthi5  Atthasit Mahitthi4
  Adrian Rosa5  Jimmy Michie1  Michael Holt5
  Colm Gilcreest3  Adrian Rosa5  Adrian Rosa4
  1. ^ Birch conceded the match at 0–3 down.

Century breaksEdit

[2]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 British Open – Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 13 May 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "2003 British Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006.
  3. ^ a b "British Open 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 18 March 2014.