2003 Welsh Open (snooker)

The 2003 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 22 to 26 January at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales.[1]

Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates22–26 January 2003
VenueCardiff International Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£597,200
Winner's share£82,500
Highest breakScotland Stephen Hendry (140)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score9–5
2002
2004

Paul Hunter was the defending champion, but he lost in the semi-finals 2–6 against Mark Williams.

Stephen Hendry defeated Williams 9–5 in the final to win the 34th ranking title of his career.

Tournament summaryEdit

Defending champion Paul Hunter was the number 1 seed with World Champion Peter Ebdon seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

Main drawEdit

[3][4]

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 Hunter 5
53   Mark Selby 1
1   Paul Hunter 5
  Leo Fernandez 1
11   Mark King 2
  Leo Fernandez 5
1   Paul Hunter 5
6   Ken Doherty 2
16   Joe Swail 5
56   Barry Pinches 3
16   Joe Swail 4
6   Ken Doherty 5
6   Ken Doherty 5
25   Steve Davis 2
1   Paul Hunter 2
4   Mark Williams 6
5   John Higgins 5
31   Ali Carter 4
5   John Higgins 1
39   Robin Hull 5
12   Graeme Dott 3
39   Robin Hull 5
39   Robin Hull 4
4   Mark Williams 5
13   Joe Perry 5
51   Barry Hawkins 2
13   Joe Perry 2
4   Mark Williams 5
4   Mark Williams 5
19   David Gray 2
4   Mark Williams 5
7   Stephen Hendry 9
3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
17   Anthony Hamilton 4
3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
28   Tony Drago 4
9   Matthew Stevens 1
28   Tony Drago 5
3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
27   Marco Fu 5
14   Quinten Hann 2
27   Marco Fu 5
27   Marco Fu 5
8   Stephen Lee 0
8   Stephen Lee 5
21   Dave Harold 3
27   Marco Fu 4
7   Stephen Hendry 6
7   Stephen Hendry 5
20   Dominic Dale 1
7   Stephen Hendry 5
15   Alan McManus 4
15   Alan McManus 5
44   Jamie Burnett 3
7   Stephen Hendry 5
  Rod Lawler 2
10   Jimmy White 2
  Rod Lawler 5
  Rod Lawler 5
35   Michael Holt 3
2   Peter Ebdon 2
35   Michael Holt 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Eirian Williams.
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 26 January 2003.[3]
Mark Williams (4)
  Wales
5–9 Stephen Hendry (7)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 64–0 (62), 0–127 (127), 26–90 (89), 0–140 (140), 25–83 (64), 59–49, 0–104 (104), 0–108 (108)
Evening: 87–0 (87), 65–1 (54), 51–61, 62–0 (50), 31–79 (79), 0–91 (91)
87 Highest break 140
0 Century breaks 4
4 50+ breaks 8

QualifyingEdit

[4]

Round 1Edit

Best of 9 frames

Round 2–5Edit

  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
  Round 5
Best of 9 frames
  David John 5     Mark Selby 5     Jonathan Birch 0     Drew Henry 3
  Justin Astley 4     David John 4     Mark Selby 5     Mark Selby 5
  Leo Fernandez 5     Dave Finbow 2     Terry Murphy 3     Fergal O'Brien 1
  Mark Gray 3     Leo Fernandez 5     Leo Fernandez 5     Leo Fernandez 5
  Munraj Pal 5     Barry Pinches 5     Billy Snaddon 4     Nigel Bond 4
  Paul Davison 2     Munraj Pal 2     Barry Pinches 5     Barry Pinches 5
  Johl Younger 3     Nick Walker 3     Robert Milkins 5     Steve Davis 5
  Craig Butler 5     Craig Butler 5     Craig Butler 4     Robert Milkins 3
  Jamie Cope 5     Gerard Greene 5     Marcus Campbell 5     Ali Carter 5
  Peter Roscoe 2     Jamie Cope 3     Gerard Greene 3     Marcus Campbell 3
  Adrian Gunnell 5     Stuart Pettman 5     Robin Hull 5     Chris Small 3
  Peter Lines 4     Adrian Gunnell 1     Stuart Pettman 2     Robin Hull 5
  Jason Ferguson 5     Barry Hawkins 5     Alfie Burden 4     John Parrott 1
  Stephen Kershaw 2     Jason Ferguson 3     Barry Hawkins 5     Barry Hawkins 5
  Matthew Couch 5     Jimmy Michie 5     David Roe 3     David Gray 5
  Pang Weiguo 1     Matthew Couch 3     Jimmy Michie 5     Jimmy Michie 3
  Lee Walker 4     Bradley Jones 0     Mark Davis 5     Anthony Hamilton 5
  Luke Fisher 5     Luke Fisher 5     Luke Fisher 0     Mark Davis 0
  Tony Jones 5     Darren Morgan 4     Brian Morgan 5     Tony Drago 5
  Jason Prince 2     Tony Jones 5     Tony Jones 3     Brian Morgan 4
  Jason Weston 4     Bjorn Haneveer 2     Gary Wilkinson 5     Marco Fu 5
  Paul Davies 5     Paul Davies 5     Paul Davies 2     Gary Wilkinson 3
  Ryan Day 4     Stuart Bingham 3     Shokat Ali 5     Dave Harold 5
  Sean Storey 5     Sean Storey 5     Sean Storey 1     Shokat Ali 2
  Lee Spick 5     Andy Hicks 5     Ian McCulloch 5     Dominic Dale 5
  Kristján Helgason 4     Lee Spick 3     Andy Hicks 1     Ian McCulloch 4
  Euan Henderson 4     Mike Dunn 5     Jamie Burnett 5     Michael Judge 1
  Simon Bedford 5     Simon Bedford 2     Mike Dunn 2     Jamie Burnett 5
  Rod Lawler 5     Stephen Maguire 4     Patrick Wallace 4     James Wattana 2
  Andrew Norman 4     Rod Lawler 5     Rod Lawler 5     Rod Lawler 5
  Rory McLeod 3     Nick Dyson 5     Michael Holt 5     Anthony Davies 2
  Ricky Walden 5     Ricky Walden 4     Nick Dyson 2     Michael Holt 5

Century breaksEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Welsh Open". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Prize Money (Main Tour 2002/2003)". wpbsa.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 10 September 2002. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Regal Welsh Open 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "2003 Regal Welsh Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 17 October 2006.