The 2005 Pot Black Cup was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place on 29 October 2005 at the Royal Automobile Club in London, England. All matches were played over one frame.[2]

Pot Black Cup
Tournament information
Dates29 October 2005
VenueRoyal Automobile Club
FormatNon-ranking event
Highest break111 – Shaun Murphy[1]
ChampionWales Matthew Stevens
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy

Pot Black returned after a 12-year absence (or 8 including Senior Pot Black) and unlike the original TV series of matches being recorded in 2 days and transmitted months later, this new format was shown on BBC1's Grandstand showing highlights of the matches during the programme before showing the final live. Presented by the usual BBC snooker team of Hazel Irvine, Steve Davis and John Parrott and commentary by Clive Everton. Referees include Jan Verhass and Michaela Tabb who refereed the final.

Out of this year's players, only Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan had previously played in Pot Black in its old form while the latter two and Matthew Stevens played in Junior Pot Black and White being the only former champion competing.

Matthew Stevens won in the final 53–27 against Shaun Murphy.[3]

Main drawEdit


Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  John Higgins 64
  Stephen Maguire 5   John Higgins 49
  Shaun Murphy 120   Shaun Murphy 71
  Jimmy White 2   Shaun Murphy 27
  Stephen Hendry 40   Matthew Stevens 53
  Matthew Stevens 73   Matthew Stevens 96
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 44   Paul Hunter 7
  Paul Hunter 56


  1. ^ "2006 Pot Black Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 27 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Pot Black, Junior Pot Black". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Stevens wins Pot Black comeback". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  4. ^ "2005 Pot Black Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 15 August 2007.
  5. ^ "2005 Pot Black Cup results". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 31 December 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.