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The 2003 LG Cup was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 4 and 12 October 2003 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.

LG Cup
Tournament information
Dates4–12 October 2003
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£617,200
Winner's share£82,500
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (147)
Final
ChampionWales Mark Williams
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score9–5
2002
2004

Mark Williams won the 15th ranking title of his career by defeating John Higgins 9–5 in the final. In the 11th frame of the final, John Higgins made his 3rd maximum in professional competition.

Chris Small came into the tournament as defending champion, however he lost 5-3 to John Parrott in the quarter-finals.

Tournament summaryEdit

Defending champion Chris Small 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

[1][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
                                                         
21   Robert Milkins 2     1   Chris Small 5  
47   Stuart Pettman 5       Stuart Pettman 4  
  1   Chris Small 5  
  9   Paul Hunter 3  
29   Mark Selby 2 9   Paul Hunter 5
43   Stuart Bingham 5     43   Stuart Bingham 1  
  1   Chris Small 3  
  30   John Parrott 5  
24   Tony Drago 4     15   Quinten Hann 1  
  Lee Walker 5       Lee Walker 5  
    Lee Walker 3
  30   John Parrott 5  
30   John Parrott 5 6   Stephen Lee 4
35   Mark Davis 3     30   John Parrott 5  
  30   John Parrott 2  
  5   John Higgins 6  
20   Anthony Hamilton 2     5   John Higgins 5  
59   Alfie Burden 5     59   Alfie Burden 0  
  5   John Higgins 5
  64   Shaun Murphy 2  
26   Ian McCulloch 2 12   Steve Davis 4
64   Shaun Murphy 5     64   Shaun Murphy 5  
  5   John Higgins 5
  10   Matthew Stevens 2  
17   Joe Perry 5     10   Matthew Stevens 5  
37   Michael Judge 3     17   Joe Perry 1  
  10   Matthew Stevens 5
  4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 0  
23   Dave Harold 5 4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
57   David Roe 3     23   Dave Harold 0  
5   John Higgins 5
2   Mark Williams 9
27   Joe Swail 3     3   Stephen Hendry 3  
39   Michael Holt 5     39   Michael Holt 5  
  39   Michael Holt 5  
  19   Marco Fu 4  
19   Marco Fu 5 13   David Gray 4
  Simon Bedford 0     19   Marco Fu 5  
  39   Michael Holt 3  
  7   Ken Doherty 5  
31   Anthony Davies 0     16   Jimmy White 5  
  Patrick Wallace 5       Patrick Wallace 3  
  16   Jimmy White 4
  7   Ken Doherty 5  
28   Dominic Dale 0 7   Ken Doherty 5
38   Gerard Greene 5     38   Gerard Greene 2  
  7   Ken Doherty 3
  2   Mark Williams 6  
22   Mark King 3     8   Peter Ebdon 4  
42   Barry Hawkins '5     42   Barry Hawkins 5  
  42   Barry Hawkins 3
  18   Ali Carter 5  
18   Ali Carter 5 14   Graeme Dott 3
58   Mike Dunn 4     18   Ali Carter 5  
  18   Ali Carter 3
  2   Mark Williams 5  
25   Drew Henry 3     11   Alan McManus 1  
34   James Wattana 5     34   James Wattana 5  
  34   James Wattana 3
  2   Mark Williams 5  
32   Robin Hull 5 2   Mark Williams 5
36   Barry Pinches 2     32   Robin Hull 2  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Lawrie Annandale.
Guild Hall, Preston, England, 12 October 2003.[1]
John Higgins (5)
  Scotland
5–9 Mark Williams (2)
  Wales
Afternoon: 23–74 (74), 0–83 (83), 32–96 (65), 142–0 (142), 46–41, 0–127 (127), 84–33 (84), 33–70
Evening: 39–53, 91–8 (91), 147–0 (147), 0–78 (78), 42–68, 64–69 (51 Williams)
147 Highest break 127
2 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 6

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 4 and 18 September 2003 at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales.[2]

Round 1

Best of 9 frames

Round 2–4
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
  Paul Wykes 5     Dave Finbow 1     Stuart Pettman 5
  Luke Simmonds 4     Paul Wykes 5     Paul Wykes 4
  Darryn Walker 5     Marcus Campbell 5     Stuart Bingham 5
  Terry Murphy 4     Darryn Walker 3     Marcus Campbell 3
  Supoj Saenla 0     Sean Storey 1     Jonathan Birch 1
  Lee Walker 5     Lee Walker 5     Lee Walker 5
  Ding Junhui 5     Bjorn Haneveer 5     Mark Davis 5
  Paul Davies 2     Ding Junhui 2     Bjorn Haneveer 1
  Craig Butler 5     Alfie Burden 5     Nigel Bond 2
  Stephen Croft 4     Craig Butler 3     Alfie Burden 5
  Scott MacKenzie 4     Shaun Murphy 5     Brian Morgan 4
  Kwan Poomjang 5     Kwan Poomjang 4     Shaun Murphy 5
  Peter Lines 3     Shokat Ali 2     Michael Judge 5
  Rory McLeod 5     Rory McLeod 5     Rory McLeod 4
  Johl Younger 1     David Roe 5     Jamie Burnett 0
  Ricky Walden 5     Ricky Walden 2     David Roe 5
  Michael Rhodes 1     Nick Dyson 1     Michael Holt 5
  Andrew Norman 5     Andrew Norman 5     Andrew Norman 4
  Simon Bedford 5     Andy Hicks 2     Gary Wilkinson 1
  Jason Prince 4     Simon Bedford 5     Simon Bedford 5
  Bradley Jones 2     Patrick Wallace 5     Stephen Maguire 4
  Ian Brumby 5     Ian Brumby 3     Patrick Wallace 5
  Kurt Maflin 5     Jimmy Michie 5     Gerard Greene 5
  Martin Gould 3     Kurt Maflin 1     Jimmy Michie 4
  Billy Snaddon 5     Darren Morgan 2     Barry Hawkins 5
  Luke Fisher 2     Billy Snaddon 5     Billy Snaddon 2
  Ryan Day 3     Mike Dunn 5     Fergal O'Brien 4
  Adrian Rosa 5     Adrian Rosa 4     Mike Dunn 5
  Adrian Gunnell 5     Nick Walker 2     James Wattana 5
  Atthasit Mahitthi 4     Adrian Gunnell 5     Adrian Gunnell 2
  Ian Sargeant 5     Rod Lawler 2     Barry Pinches 5
  Tom Ford 3     Ian Sargeant 5     Ian Sargeant 3

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "LG Cup 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "2003 LG Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.