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The 2005 Royal London Watches Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 8 and 16 October 2005 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.

Royal London Watches Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates8–16 October 2005
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£400,000
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Barry Hawkins (145)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–2
2004
2006

John Higgins won in the final 9–2 against Ronnie O'Sullivan. In the final, Higgins set two records: His century breaks in the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth frames marked the first time a player had ever recorded centuries in four consecutive frames in a match during a ranking tournament.[1] He scored 494 points without reply,[2] the greatest number in any professional snooker tournament, until Ding Junhui made 495 points without reply against Stephen Hendry in the league stage of the 2007 Premier League.[3]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

Main drawEdit

[5][6][7][8]

Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Round 2
Best of 9 frames
Round 3
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                  
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Bjorn Haneveer 3
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
18   Anthony Hamilton 2
18   Anthony Hamilton 5
  Joe Jogia 1
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Joe Swail 2
20   Ali Carter 3
  Joe Swail 5
  Joe Swail 5
12   Ken Doherty 4
12   Ken Doherty 5
  David Roe 2
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
19   Barry Pinches 2
9   Jimmy White 5
  Mike Dunn 2
9   Jimmy White 5
  Ricky Walden 2
22   Quinten Hann w/d
  Ricky Walden w/o
9   Jimmy White 4
19   Barry Pinches 5
19   Barry Pinches 5
  Tom Ford 2
19   Barry Pinches 5
  Rory McLeod 4
6   Paul Hunter 4
  Rory McLeod 5
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
30   Barry Hawkins 5
8   Peter Ebdon 5
  Jimmy Michie 3
8   Peter Ebdon 3
30   Barry Hawkins 5
30   Barry Hawkins 5
  Tony Drago 1
30   Barry Hawkins 5
  Jamie Cope 4
32   James Wattana 2
  Chris Norbury 5
    Chris Norbury 2
  Jamie Cope 5
15   Joe Perry 3
  Jamie Cope 5
30   Barry Hawkins 5
24   Michael Holt 1
13   Alan McManus 4
  Darren Morgan 5
  Darren Morgan 1
24   Michael Holt 5
24   Michael Holt 5
  Rod Lawler 2
24   Michael Holt 5
  Andrew Norman 4
28   Neil Robertson 1
  Andrew Norman 5
    Andrew Norman 5
  Michael Judge 1
4   Stephen Maguire 3
  Michael Judge 5
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
7   John Higgins 9
3   Stephen Hendry 5
  Dominic Dale 1
3   Stephen Hendry 5
21   Mark King 3
21   Mark King 5
  Stuart Mann 1
3   Stephen Hendry 5
  Gerard Greene 4
29   John Parrott 3
  Adrian Gunnell 5
    Adrian Gunnell 2
  Gerard Greene 5
11   Stephen Lee 0
  Gerard Greene 5
3   Stephen Hendry 5
23   David Gray 1
14   Graeme Dott 2
  Stuart Pettman 5
    Stuart Pettman 5
  Lee Walker 3
25   Marco Fu 1
  Lee Walker 5
  Stuart Pettman 4
23   David Gray 5
23   David Gray 5
  Mark Allen 2
23   David Gray 5
  Dave Harold 2
5   Matthew Stevens 4
  Dave Harold 5
3   Stephen Hendry 4
7   John Higgins 6
7   John Higgins 5
  Paul Davies 3
7   John Higgins 5
17   Ian McCulloch 2
17   Ian McCulloch 5
  Robin Hull 1
7   John Higgins 5
16   Steve Davis 1
27   Nigel Bond 5
  Ryan Day 1
27   Nigel Bond 2
16   Steve Davis 5
16   Steve Davis 5
  Gary Wilson 2
7   John Higgins 5
  Stuart Bingham 1
10   Mark Williams 3
  Fergal O'Brien 5
    Fergal O'Brien 2
  Stuart Bingham 5
26   Robert Milkins 3
  Stuart Bingham 5
  Stuart Bingham 5
2   Shaun Murphy 4
31   Andy Hicks 5
  Sean Storey 3
31   Andy Hicks 2
2   Shaun Murphy 5
2   Shaun Murphy 5
  Mark Selby 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Johan Oomen.
Guild Hall, Preston, England, 16 October 2005.[5]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
  England
2–9 John Higgins (7)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 0–76 (68), 16–76 (67), 69–31 (69), 90–28 (62), 4–88, 60–70 (64), 5–103 (103), 0–104 (104)
Evening: 0–138 (138), 0–128 (128), 49–67
69 Highest break 138
0 Century breaks 4
2 50+ breaks 7

QualifyingEdit

Century breaksEdit

[6]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "John Higgins: 'The Wizard of Wishaw'". stv.tv. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  2. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (8 May 2007). "Reborn Higgins joins the greats". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  3. ^ Everton, Clive (3 May 2008). "I've never been so outplayed, admits humiliated Hendry as O'Sullivan makes final with 'perfection'". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Preisgeld Grand Prix 2005". Brownball.de. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Grand Prix 2005". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "2005 Grand Prix". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 15 April 2006.
  7. ^ "2005 Grand Prix results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 31 December 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.