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2006 Welsh Open (snooker)

The 2006 Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 27 February and 5 March at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.

Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates27 February–5 March 2006
VenueNewport Centre
CityNewport
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£223,275
Winner's share£35,000
Highest breakEngland Robert Milkins (144)
Final
ChampionEngland Stephen Lee
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score9–4
2005
2007

Ronnie O'Sullivan was the defending champion, but he lost his last 32 match against Ian McCulloch.

Stephen Lee won his fourth ranking title by defeating World Champion Shaun Murphy 9–4.

Tournament summaryEdit

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was the number 1 seed with World Champion Shaun Murphy 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:[1]

Main drawEdit

[2][3]

  Last 48
Best of 9 frames
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
                                                         
17   Ian McCulloch 5     1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 1  
44   Dave Harold 3     17   Ian McCulloch 5  
  17   Ian McCulloch 5  
  25   Robert Milkins 3  
25   Robert Milkins 5 13   Alan McManus 4
  Judd Trump 3     25   Robert Milkins 5  
  17   Ian McCulloch 2  
  18   Anthony Hamilton 5  
23   Michael Holt 5     12   Ken Doherty 5  
33   Dominic Dale 2     23   Michael Holt 4  
  12   Ken Doherty 3
  18   Anthony Hamilton 5  
18   Anthony Hamilton 5 6   Paul Hunter 3
43   Fergal O'Brien 3     18   Anthony Hamilton 5  
  18   Anthony Hamilton 5  
  11   Stephen Lee 6  
21   Mark King 4     8   Peter Ebdon 0  
39   Joe Swail 5     39   Joe Swail 5  
  39   Joe Swail 2
  14   Graeme Dott 5  
26   Nigel Bond 0 14   Graeme Dott 5
  Liang Wenbo 5       Liang Wenbo 3  
  14   Graeme Dott 2
  11   Stephen Lee 5  
24   Marco Fu 2     11   Stephen Lee 5  
34   Drew Henry 5     34   Drew Henry 2  
  11   Stephen Lee 5
  38   Mark Selby 2  
27   Neil Robertson 3 4   Stephen Maguire 3
38   Mark Selby 5     38   Mark Selby 5  
11   Stephen Lee 9
2   Shaun Murphy 4
29   Barry Hawkins 5     3   Stephen Hendry 3  
60   David Roe 4     29   Barry Hawkins 5  
  29   Barry Hawkins 5  
  32   Ryan Day 2  
28   John Parrott 1 9   Jimmy White 0
32   Ryan Day 5     32   Ryan Day 5  
  29   Barry Hawkins 5  
  31   James Wattana 3  
31   James Wattana 5     15   Joe Perry 2  
47   Ricky Walden 4     31   James Wattana 5  
  31   James Wattana 5
  7   John Higgins 4  
19   Barry Pinches 4 7   John Higgins 5
68   Scott MacKenzie 5     68   Scott MacKenzie 2  
  29   Barry Hawkins 1
  2   Shaun Murphy 6  
22   David Gray 4     5   Matthew Stevens 5  
41   Mark Davis 5     41   Mark Davis 0  
  5   Matthew Stevens 1
  10   Mark Williams 5  
20   Ali Carter 4 10   Mark Williams 5
69   Alfie Burden 5     69   Alfie Burden 3  
  10   Mark Williams 2
  2   Shaun Murphy 5  
21   Quinten Hann w/d     16   Steve Davis 4  
  Jamie Cope w/o       Jamie Cope 5  
    Jamie Cope 4
  2   Shaun Murphy 5  
30   Andy Hicks 5 2   Shaun Murphy 5
49   Patrick Wallace 3     30   Andy Hicks 3  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Eirian Williams.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 5 March 2006.[2]
Stephen Lee (11)
  England
9–4 Shaun Murphy (2)
  England
Afternoon: 86–6, 74–0, 90–30, 120–0 (120), 47–75, 40–61, 0–90, 64–52 (Murphy 52)
Evening: 88–0 (62), 39–64, 84–13, 64–52 (Murphy 52), 83–0 (71)
120 Highest break 52
1 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 2

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales between 24 January and 26 January 2006.[3]

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

Century breaksEdit

[3]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Preisgeld Welsh Open 2006". brownball.de. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Welsh Open 2006". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "2006 Welsh Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 20 April 2006.