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The 2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 13 and 21 October 2007 at the A.E.C.C. in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Royal London Watches Grand Prix
Royal London Watches Grand Prix logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates13–21 October 2007
VenueA.E.C.C.
CityAberdeen
CountryScotland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£470,500
Winner's share£75,000
Highest breakEngland Tom Ford (147)
Final
ChampionHong Kong Marco Fu
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–6
2006
2008

Dave Harold made 14 consecutive foul and misses during his round-robin stage match against Liu Song. This is the most consecutive foul and misses made in any professional event.[1]

Marco Fu won the title by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–6 in the final.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

Ranking pointsEdit

The breakdown of ranking points for this year is shown below:[2]

Main drawEdit

Round-robin stageEdit

The first round used a round-robin format like last season. The top 32 and the 16 qualifiers were placed in eight groups of six with the top two from each group qualifying for the knockout stage. Matches in the round-robins were the best of seven frames.[2][3]

Tom Ford made a maximum break in his match against Steve Davis.[4] For this feat he won £24,000.

Group 2AEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Joe Swail 5 4 18 11 +7
  Joe Perry 5 4 16 12 +4
  Jimmy Michie 5 2 14 14 0
  Neil Robertson 5 2 14 14 0
  Stephen Lee 5 2 13 16 −3
  Mark Davis 5 1 9 17 −8

Group 2BEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5 5 20 6 +14
  Gerard Greene 5 4 18 9 +9
  Tom Ford 5 2 17 15 +2
  Dominic Dale 5 2 11 17 −6
  Steve Davis 5 2 9 18 −9
  Mark Joyce 5 0 10 20 −10

Group 2CEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Peter Ebdon 5 5 20 12 +8
  Liu Song 5 3 16 12 +4
  Matthew Stevens 5 3 14 14 0
  Mark Selby 5 2 14 14 0
  Dave Harold 5 2 13 15 −2
  Joe Delaney 5 0 10 20 −10

Group 2DEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Shaun Murphy 5 4 19 11 +8
  Marco Fu 5 4 19 14 +5
  Stuart Pettman 5 3 16 13 +3
  Stuart Bingham 5 2 13 13 0
  Ding Junhui 5 2 13 14 −1
  Ben Woollaston 5 0 5 20 −15

Group 2EEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Ali Carter 5 5 20 4 +16
  Marcus Campbell 5 4 16 14 +2
  Michael Holt 5 3 15 14 +1
  Anthony Hamilton 5 2 14 13 +1
  Fergal O'Brien 5 1 10 18 −8
  Graeme Dott 5 0 8 20 −12

Group 2FEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Ricky Walden 5 4 18 10 +8
  Michael Judge 5 4 18 14 +4
  Mark Allen 5 3 15 15 0
  Mark Williams 5 2 14 17 −3
  Ken Doherty 5 1 13 17 −4
  Ian McCulloch 5 1 14 19 −5

Group 2GEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Stephen Maguire 5 4 17 9 +8
  Barry Hawkins 5 3 16 13 +3
  Stephen Hendry 5 3 17 16 +1
  Rory McLeod 5 3 16 15 +1
  Paul Davies 5 2 13 18 −5
  Jamie Cope 5 0 12 20 −8

Group 2HEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  John Higgins 5 5 20 6 +14
  Ryan Day 5 3 17 10 +7
  Nigel Bond 5 2 12 14 −2
  Mark King 5 2 11 13 −2
  Tian Pengfei 5 2 12 17 −5
  Andrew Norman 5 1 7 19 −12

Knockout stageEdit

[5][6]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Joe Swail5
 
 
 
  Marcus Campbell2
 
  Joe Swail3
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan5
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan5
 
 
 
  Michael Judge2
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan6
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy5
 
  Peter Ebdon5
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins2
 
  Peter Ebdon3
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy5
 
  Shaun Murphy5
 
 
 
  Ryan Day3
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan6
 
 
 
  Marco Fu9
 
  Ali Carter3
 
 
 
  Joe Perry5
 
  Joe Perry3
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene5
 
  Ricky Walden0
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene5
 
  Gerard Greene5
 
 
 
  Marco Fu6
 
  Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
  Liu Song5
 
  Liu Song0
 
 
 
  Marco Fu5
 
  John Higgins4
 
 
  Marco Fu5
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Jan Verhaas.
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, 21 October 2007.[5]
Ronnie O'Sullivan
  England
6–9 Marco Fu
  Hong Kong
Afternoon: 21–100 (78), 104 (85)–35, 0–110 (110), 18–84 (74), 127 (127)–0, 75 (75)–0, 64–33
Evening: 67–5, 0–99, 4–95 (94), 5–121 (117), 0–82 (62), 66 (65)–44, 58 (58)–60 (60), 0–76 (76)
127 Highest break 117
1 Century breaks 2
5 50+ breaks 8

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the 2007 Grand Prix was held between 17 September and 23 September 2007 at Pontin's Prestatyn using a round-robin format. The entries were placed into eight groups with the top 2 from each group qualifying for the finals in Aberdeen. All matches at this stage were played over the best of seven frames.[2][7]

Group 1AEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Mark Davis 7 5 25 15 +10
  Mark Joyce 7 4 25 17 +8
  Jimmy White 7 4 21 21 0
  Robert Milkins 7 4 20 22 −2
  Jimmy Robertson 7 3 23 22 +1
  Supoj Saenla 7 3 18 20 −2
  Alex Davies 7 3 15 24 −9
  Scott MacKenzie 7 2 20 26 −6

Group 1BEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Tom Ford 7 6 25 10 +15
  Jimmy Michie 7 4 22 14 +8
  Tony Drago 7 4 20 19 +1
  James McBain 7 4 18 18 0
  Andrew Higginson 7 3 20 17 +3
  James Wattana 7 3 17 19 −2
  Gareth Coppack 7 2 9 22 −13
  Michael White 7 1 14 26 −12

Group 1CEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Joe Delaney 7 5 25 16 +9
  Ben Woollaston 7 5 23 19 +4
  Barry Pinches 7 4 19 15 +4
  David Gilbert 7 4 20 17 +3
  Issara Kachaiwong 7 3 19 22 −3
  David Gray 7 3 19 23 −4
  Leo Fernandez 7 2 17 23 −6
  Lee Spick 7 2 17 24 −7

Group 1DEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Stuart Pettman 7 7 28 12 +16
  Liu Song 7 5 23 16 +7
  Andy Hicks 7 4 22 17 +5
  Xiao Guodong 7 3 19 20 −1
  Jamie Burnett 7 3 20 23 −3
  Mike Dunn 7 3 17 23 −6
  Kurt Maflin 7 2 20 21 −1
  Ashley Wright 7 1 9 26 −17

Group 1EEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Fergal O'Brien 7 6 26 12 +14
  Michael Judge 7 6 25 13 +12
  Joe Jogia 7 4 21 18 +3
  David Roe 7 4 21 18 +3
  Matthew Selt 7 3 20 20 0
  Rodney Goggins 7 2 17 22 −5
  Drew Henry 7 2 13 25 −12
  Kevin Van Hove 7 1 11 26 −15

Group 1FEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Ricky Walden 7 6 25 16 +9
  Marcus Campbell 7 5 23 12 +11
  Robin Hull 7 4 23 19 +4
  Munraj Pal 7 4 23 20 +3
  Martin Gould 7 4 21 19 +2
  David Morris 7 3 24 21 +3
  Steve Mifsud 7 1 13 27 −14
  John Parrott 7 1 8 26 −18

Group 1GEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Paul Davies 7 5 25 11 +14
  Tian Pengfei 7 5 24 20 +4
  Fraser Patrick 7 4 21 20 +1
  Ian Preece 7 3 17 17 0
  Lee Walker 7 3 17 19 −2
  Alan McManus 7 3 19 23 -4
  Adrian Gunnell 7 3 14 22 −8
  Liu Chuang 7 2 18 23 −5

Group 1HEdit

Player MP MW FW FL FD
  Andrew Norman 7 6 25 12 +13
  Rory McLeod 7 5 23 14 +9
  Liang Wenbo 7 5 22 19 +3
  Patrick Wallace 7 4 22 19 +3
  Alfred Burden 7 3 15 17 −2
  Judd Trump 7 3 19 22 −3
  Rod Lawler 7 1 19 25 −6
  Jamie O'Neill 7 1 17 27 −10

Century BreaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[7]

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b "2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix Stage 2". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Ford leaves hospital and hits 147". BBC News. 14 October 2007. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
  5. ^ a b c "2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix Knock Out". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  7. ^ a b "2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix Stage 1". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009.