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2007 Irish Professional Championship

The 2007 Irish Professional Championship was a professional invitational snooker tournament which took place in September 2007. The tournament was held at the Red Cow Exhibition Centre in Dublin, and featured sixteen exclusively Irish and Northern Irish players.

Irish Professional Championship
Tournament information
Dates25–30 September 2007
VenueRed Cow Exhibition Centre
CityDublin
CountryRepublic of Ireland
FormatNon-Ranking event
Total prize fund€16,500
Winner's share€8,000[1]
Highest break115 (Ken Doherty)
Final
ChampionRepublic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Runner-upRepublic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien
Score9–2
2006
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The last-16 and quarter-final matches were played over the best of nine frames, the semi-finals best of eleven and the final best of seventeen.

Two-time world champion and six-time Irish Professional champion Alex Higgins, now aged 58, entered the tournament for the third year in succession; his first-round loss to Fergal O'Brien would be the final competitive match he played before his death in 2010.[2]

Ken Doherty won the event, beating O'Brien 9–2 in the final.[3]

Main drawEdit

Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
            
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Alex Higgins 0
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Mark Allen 4
  Mark Allen 5
  Gary Hardiman 4
  Fergal O'Brien 6
  Joe Delaney 5
  Joe Delaney 5
  Eamonn Kelly 1
  Joe Delaney 5
  Joe Swail 0
  Joe Swail 5
  Colm Gilcreest 1
  Fergal O'Brien 2
  Ken Doherty 9
  Gerard Greene 5
  Leo Fernandez 3
  Gerard Greene 5
  Michael Judge 2
  Michael Judge 5
  Dessie Sheehan 1
  Gerard Greene 2
  Ken Doherty 6
  Vincent Muldoon 5
  David Morris 2
  Vincent Muldoon 0
  Ken Doherty 5
  Ken Doherty 5
  Patrick Wallace 0

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames.
Red Cow Exhibition Centre, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 30 September 2007.
Ken Doherty
 
9–2 Fergal O'Brien
 
69(66)–0, 16–106(61), 76–47, 71–41, 66–76, 70(50)–1, 75–31, 73–1 (no score for three frames)
111 Highest break 61
1 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 1

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CueTracker - Prize Money Won by Ken Doherty in Season 2007-2008 - Snooker Results & Statistics".
  2. ^ "CueTracker - Alex Higgins - Season 2007-2008 - Professional - Snooker Results & Statistics".
  3. ^ "CueTracker - 2007 Irish Professional Championship - Snooker Results & Statistics".