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The 2005 Malta Cup was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 31 January to 6 February, 2005 at the Hilton Conference Centre in Portomaso, Malta.

Malta Cup
Tournament information
Dates31 January–6 February 2005
VenueHilton Conference Centre
CityPortomaso
CountryMalta
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£197,500
Winner's share£30,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (141)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upScotland Graeme Dott
Score9–7
2004
2006

Stephen Hendry won in the final 9–7 against Graeme Dott.[1] This was the 36th and final ranking event he won in his 27 year professional career.[2]

Wilcard roundEdit

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Eirian Williams.
Hilton Conference Centre, Portomaso, Malta, 6 February 2005.[3][4]
Stephen Hendry (7)
  Scotland
9–7 Graeme Dott (16)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 92–0 (92), 114–0 (114), 39–70 (56), 0–73 (73), 102–7 (101), 1–71 (64), 75–40, 0–93 (93)
Evening: 109–0 (101), 80–0 (79), 81–0 (81), 24–81 (53), 0–84 (83), 24–67 (59), 61–9, 72–54
114 Highest break 93
3 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 7

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 30 November and 3 December 2004 at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales.[4][7]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                               
  Paul Davies 4     Jonathan Birch 1     Mark Davis 5     Joe Swail 5
  David McDonnell 5     David McDonnell 5     David McDonnell 4     Mark Davis 3
  Paul Wykes 5     David Roe 3     Patrick Wallace 4     Barry Pinches 5
  Steve James 4     Paul Wykes 5     Paul Wykes 5     Paul Wykes 2
  Leo Fernandez 5     Mike Dunn 5     Michael Judge 1     Marco Fu 4
  Ben Woollaston 3     Leo Fernandez 1     Mike Dunn 5     Mike Dunn 5
  Ricky Walden 2     Anthony Davies 5     Shaun Murphy 5     Gerard Greene 2
  Hugh Abernethy 5     Hugh Abernethy 4     Anthony Davies 1     Shaun Murphy 5
  Andrew Norman 3     Bjorn Haneveer 3     Ryan Day 5     Ali Carter 3
  Joe Jogia 5     Joe Jogia 5     Joe Jogia 2     Ryan Day 5
  Tom Ford 5     Nick Walker 3     Dave Harold 3     Tony Drago[n 3] 4
  Gary Wilson 2     Tom Ford 5     Tom Ford 5     Tom Ford 5
  Alfie Burden 5     Andy Hicks 5     Stuart Bingham 4     Anthony Hamilton 5
  Paul Davison 4     Alfie Burden 0     Andy Hicks 5     Andy Hicks 3
  Craig Butler 5     Jimmy Michie 5     Barry Hawkins 5     Ian McCulloch 4
  Brian Salmon 3     Craig Butler 0     Jimmy Michie 1     Barry Hawkins 5
  Darren Morgan 5     Neil Robertson 5     Fergal O'Brien 4     Joe Perry 3
  Mark Gray 3     Darren Morgan 0     Neil Robertson 5     Neil Robertson 5
  Simon Bedford 5     Marcus Campbell 5     Robin Hull 5     Robert Milkins 5
  Liu Song 3     Simon Bedford 1     Marcus Campbell 4     Robin Hull 2
  Rory McLeod 5     Lee Walker 0     Brian Morgan 4     Michael Holt 5
  Sean O'Neill 0     Rory McLeod 5     Rory McLeod 5     Rory McLeod 2
  Ding Junhui w/o     Sean Storey 5     Nigel Bond 5     Drew Henry 5
  Stefan Mazrocis w/d     Ding Junhui 4     Sean Storey 3     Nigel Bond 3
  Shokat Ali 5     Gary Wilkinson 1     Stuart Pettman 5     John Parrott 0
  Mike Hallett 3     Shokat Ali 5     Shokat Ali 1     Stuart Pettman 5
  Scott MacKenzie 5     Jamie Burnett 5     Nick Dyson 4     Dominic Dale 1
  David Hall 0     Scott MacKenzie 2     Jamie Burnett 5     Jamie Burnett 5
  Rodney Goggins 5     Adrian Gunnell 5     Mark Selby 3     Mark King 1
  Adam Davies 4     Rodney Goggins 3     Adrian Gunnell 5     Adrian Gunnell 5
  Joe Delaney 5     Rod Lawler 2     James Wattana 5     Quinten Hann 5
  Jin Long 1     Joe Delaney 5     Joe Delaney 4     James Wattana 4

Century breaksEdit

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Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Quinten Hann withdrew from the event with a broken finger.
  2. ^ O'Sullivan conceded frame three when leading 26–0.
  3. ^ Match was held over to the venue in Malta
  4. ^ Stephen Hendrys 650th century break

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stephen Hendry takes the Malta Cup". Snookerclub. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Stephen Hendry profile". World Snooker. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Malta Cup 2005". Snooker.org. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e "2004-5 Malta Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 17 February 2006.
  5. ^ a b "2005 Malta Cup results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 12 February 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Malta Cup". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  7. ^ "2005 Malta Cup qualifying results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 5 November 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.