2006 Malta Cup

The 2006 Malta Cup was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 30 January and 5 February 2006 at the Hilton Conference Center in Portomaso, Malta.[1]

Malta Cup
Tournament information
Dates30 January–5 February 2006
VenueHilton Conference Center
CityPortomaso
CountryMalta
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£118,500
Winner's share£18,000
Highest breakScotland Stephen Hendry (142)
Final
ChampionRepublic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score9–8
2005
2007

Ken Doherty won in the final 9–8 against John Higgins. Higgins had recovered from 2–5 down to lead 8–5 but Doherty won the last four frames to win the title.

This years tournament was also noteworthy for Ronnie O'Sullivan's decision not to compete, which cost him the World Number 1 ranking for the start of the following season and allowed Stephen Hendry to regain the number one position for the first time since 1999.

Wild-card roundEdit

[1][2][3]

Match Score
WC1   Mark Allen 5–1   Joe Grech
WC2   Robin Hull 5–2   Simon Zammit

Main drawEdit

[1][2][3]

Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 fames
Final
Best of 17 frames
               
1   Stephen Hendry 5
  Neil Robertson 1
1   Stephen Hendry 5
  Barry Pinches 2
10   Stephen Lee 1
  Barry Pinches 5
1   Stephen Hendry 2
6   John Higgins 5
12   Alan McManus 5
  Allister Carter 2
12   Alan McManus 0
6   John Higgins 5
6   John Higgins 5
  Robert Milkins 4
6   John Higgins 6
  Dominic Dale 3
5   Paul Hunter 3
  Dominic Dale 5
  Dominic Dale 5
14   Joe Perry 4
14   Joe Perry 5
  James Wattana 2
  Dominic Dale 5
9   Mark Williams 3
9   Mark Williams 5
  Gerard Greene 3
9   Mark Williams 5
  Nigel Bond 1
4   Matthew Stevens 2
  Nigel Bond 5
6   John Higgins 8
11   Ken Doherty 9
3   Stephen Maguire 5
  Marco Fu 2
3   Stephen Maguire 5
  Mark King 3
16   Ian McCulloch 2
  Mark King 5
3   Stephen Maguire 4
11   Ken Doherty 5
11   Ken Doherty 5
  Joe Swail 3
11   Ken Doherty 5
  Stuart Bingham 4
7   Peter Ebdon 4
  Stuart Bingham 5
11   Ken Doherty 6
13   Graeme Dott 3
8   Jimmy White 2
  Barry Hawkins 5
  Barry Hawkins 3
  Robin Hull 5
15   Steve Davis 4
  Robin Hull 5
  Robin Hull 0
13   Graeme Dott 5
13   Graeme Dott 5
  John Parrott 2
13   Graeme Dott 5
2   Shaun Murphy 4
2   Shaun Murphy 5
  Mark Allen 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames
Hilton Conference Centre, Malta, 5 February 2006.[1][2]
John Higgins (6)
  Scotland
8–9 Ken Doherty (11)
  Ireland
Afternoon: 8–86 (67), 69–49, 78–28, 53–71 (65), 28–76 (55), 27–105 (105), 56–75 (70)
Evening: 67–53 (61), 89–8 (55), 90–22 (90), 75–50, 130–4 (114), 96–4 (96), 43–64, 5–67 (61), 12–60, 12–69 (63)
114 Highest break 105
1 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 7

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales between 7 and 10 November 2005.[2][3][4]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
  Leo Fernandez     Justin Astley 4     Dave Harold 5     Neil Robertson 5
Bye     Leo Fernandez 5     Leo Fernandez 3     Dave Harold 4
  Joe Delaney 5     Shokat Ali 5     Tony Drago 5     Barry Pinches 5
  James McBain 4     Joe Delaney 4     Shokat Ali 2     Tony Drago 2
  Andrew Norman 5     Marcus Campbell 5     Mark Selby 3     Ali Carter 5
  Jin Long 2     Andrew Norman 3     Marcus Campbell 5     Marcus Campbell 3
  Nick Dyson 5     Jamie Cope 5     Stuart Pettman 0     Robert Milkins 5
  Habib Subah 4     Nick Dyson 2     Jamie Cope 5     Jamie Cope 3
  Bjorn Haneveer 3     Ding Junhui 1     Ricky Walden 5     Dominic Dale 5
  David Gilbert 5     David Gilbert 5     David Gilbert 1     Ricky Walden 1
  Simon Bedford     Chris Norbury 5     Michael Judge 5     James Wattana 5
Bye     Simon Bedford 4     Chris Norbury 1     Michael Judge 2
  Sean Storey 5     Mike Dunn 5     Gerard Greene 5     Ryan Day 1
  Alex Borg 3     Sean Storey 4     Mike Dunn 3     Gerard Greene 5
  Scott MacKenzie     Lee Spick 1     Fergal O'Brien 5     Nigel Bond 5
Bye     Scott MacKenzie 5     Scott MacKenzie 4     Fergal O'Brien 3
  Paul Davies 5     Rod Lawler 5     Mark Davis 5     Marco Fu 5
  Liang Wenbo 3     Paul Davies 2     Rod Lawler 4     Mark Davis 4
  Joe Jogia     Matthew Couch 5     Drew Henry 5     Mark King 5
Bye     Joe Jogia 0     Matthew Couch 4     Drew Henry 3
  Alfie Burden 2     Jimmy Michie 5     Joe Swail 5     Michael Holt 4
  Judd Trump 5     Judd Trump 2     Jimmy Michie 3     Joe Swail 5
  Hugh Abernethy 5     Jamie Burnett 5     Stuart Bingham 5     Anthony Hamilton 3
  Moh Keen Ho 2     Hugh Abernethy 0     Jamie Burnett 3     Stuart Bingham 5
  Darren Morgan 5     David Roe 5     Tom Ford 2     Barry Hawkins 5
  Gary Wilson 4     Darren Morgan 2     David Roe 5     David Roe 4
  Adam Davies     Robin Hull 5     Adrian Gunnell 4     Andy Hicks 3
Bye     Adam Davies 3     Robin Hull 5     Robin Hull 5
  David McDonnell 3     James Tatton 1     Patrick Wallace 2     John Parrott 5
  Gary Wilkinson 5     Gary Wilkinson 5     Gary Wilkinson 5     Gary Wilkinson 3
  Stuart Mann 4     Lee Walker 2     Rory McLeod 1     David Gray 2
  Mark Allen 5     Mark Allen 5     Mark Allen 5     Mark Allen 5

Century breaksEdit

[2]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Malta Cup 2006". Snooker.org. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e "2006 Malta Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 12 February 2006.
  3. ^ a b c "2006 Malta Cup results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 7 February 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  4. ^ "2006 Malta Cup qualifying results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 25 November 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.