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The 2003 Regal Scottish Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 5–13 April 2003 at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was the seventh and penultimate ranking event of the 2002/2003 season.

Regal Scottish Open
Tournament information
Dates5–13 April 2003
VenueRoyal Highland Centre
CityEdinburgh
CountryScotland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£597,200
Winner's share£82,500
Final
ChampionEngland David Gray
Runner-upEngland Mark Selby
Score9–7
2002
2004

David Gray won his first ranking title by defeating Mark Selby 9–7 in the final. This was Gray's only ranking final victory, and was Selby's first appearance in a ranking final. The defending champion, Stephen Lee, was defeated in the quarter-finals by John Higgins.

This was the final tournament held under the Scottish Open name, being re-branded the following season as the Players Championship before being discontinued.[1] The tournament would be revived under the Scottish Open name in 2016.[2]

Main drawEdit

[3][4]

  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
                                                         
24   Michael Judge 2     1   Stephen Lee 5  
43   Ian McCulloch 5     43   Ian McCulloch 2  
  1   Stephen Lee 5  
  11   Mark King 1  
30   Nigel Bond 3 11   Mark King 5
33   Robert Milkins 5     33   Robert Milkins 3  
  1   Stephen Lee 1  
  5   John Higgins 5  
28   Tony Drago 3     10   Jimmy White 5  
  Rory McLeod 5       Rory McLeod 2  
  10   Jimmy White 2
  5   John Higgins 5  
26   Anthony Davies 5 5   John Higgins 5
  Ryan Day 2     26   Anthony Davies 0  
  5   John Higgins 3  
  19   David Gray 6  
25   Steve Davis 5     7   Stephen Hendry 5  
52   Stephen Maguire 2     25   Steve Davis 2  
  7   Stephen Hendry 4
  19   David Gray 5  
19   David Gray 5 13   Joe Perry 1
  David Gilbert 3     19   David Gray 5  
  19   David Gray 5
  16   Joe Swail 4  
27   Marco Fu 4     16   Joe Swail 5  
38   Alfie Burden 5     38   Alfie Burden 2  
  16   Joe Swail 5
  4   Mark Williams 3  
29   Chris Small 3 4   Mark Williams 5
35   Michael Holt 5     35   Michael Holt 3  
19   David Gray 9
53   Mark Selby 7
22   Drew Henry 5     3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
  Shaun Murphy 3     22   Drew Henry 2  
  3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 1  
  15   Alan McManus 5  
18   John Parrott 4 15   Alan McManus 5
36   Patrick Wallace 5     36   Patrick Wallace 4  
  15   Alan McManus 3  
  6   Ken Doherty 5  
23   Fergal O'Brien 1     14   Quinten Hann 5  
  Sean Storey 5       Sean Storey 0  
  14   Quinten Hann 3
  6   Ken Doherty 5  
17   Anthony Hamilton 5 6   Ken Doherty 5
  Wayne Brown 1     17   Anthony Hamilton 2  
  6   Ken Doherty 5
  53   Mark Selby 6  
32   James Wattana 5     8   Matthew Stevens 5  
  Kristján Helgason 4     32   James Wattana 3  
  8   Matthew Stevens 2
  53   Mark Selby 5  
20   Dominic Dale 2 9   Paul Hunter 3
53   Mark Selby 5     53   Mark Selby 5  
  53   Mark Selby 5
  31   Ali Carter 3  
21   Dave Harold 5     12   Graeme Dott 4  
57   Stuart Bingham 3     21   Dave Harold 5  
  21   Dave Harold 4
  31   Ali Carter 5  
31   Ali Carter 5 2   Peter Ebdon 2
62   Nick Dyson 1     31   Ali Carter 5  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames.
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13 April 2003.[3]
David Gray (19)
  England
9–7 Mark Selby (53)
  England
Afternoon: 73–32 (65), 77–0 (60), 47–34, 47–76, 78–47 (52), 70–24, 0–63, 41–66 (60)
Evening: 9–102, 24–67, 77–30, 71–62, 21–70, 57–75, 71–56, 65–18
65 Highest break 60
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scottish Open". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 30 September 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ "World Championship: Snooker tour to be revamped in 2016". BBC. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Regal Scottish Open 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Scottish Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 20 December 2017.