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The 2007 Shanghai Masters was the inaugural edition of the Shanghai Masters snooker tournament and the first ranking event of the 2007/2008 season. It took place between 6–12 August 2007 at the Shanghai Grand Stage in Shanghai, China.

Shanghai Masters
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Tournament information
Dates6–12 August 2007
VenueShanghai Grand Stage
CityShanghai
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£250,000
Winner's share£48,000
Highest breakWales Dominic Dale (143)
Final
ChampionWales Dominic Dale
Runner-upWales Ryan Day
Score10–6
← First
2008

Dominic Dale won in the final 10–6 against Ryan Day.

Tournament summaryEdit

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan withdrew from the event due to back problems that prevented him from travelling or playing.[1]
  • Matthew Stevens went 0–4 down to Stephen Maguire, but took the next 5 frames to win 5–4.
  • Dominic Dale dyed his hair blonde halfway through the tournament because he saw the style in a barbershop in Shanghai.
  • Dominic Dale won 8 consecutive frames in the final, claiming victory from trailing 2–6.

Prize fundEdit

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

Wildcard roundEdit

A wildcard round was held on the opening day of the tournament before the first round proper to allow eight Chinese players to display their abilities. Matches in this round were best of 9 frames.[3][4]

Match Score
WC1   Scott MacKenzie 4–5   Yang Qingtian
WC2   Stuart Pettman 5–0   Cao Kaisheng
WC3   Fergal O'Brien 5–1   Cao Xinlong
WC4   Adrian Gunnell 5–2   Jin Long
WC5   Dominic Dale 5–1   Liu Chuang
WC6   Tony Drago 5–2   Ah Bulajiang
WC7   Michael Judge 2–5   Xiao Guodong
WC8   Mike Dunn 3–5   Yu Delu

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Johan Oomen.
Shanghai Grand Stage, Shanghai, China, 12 August 2007.[3][4]
Dominic Dale
  Wales
10–6 Ryan Day
  Wales
Afternoon: 32–105 (105), 71–33, 94–0 (54), 6–118 (115), 0–77 (76), 21–65 (53), 47–75 (74), 48–81 (59), 84–0 (84)
Evening: 143–4 (143), 65–33, 68–8, 79–0, 61–23, 90–0, 56–7
143 Highest break 115
1 Century breaks 2
3 50+ breaks 6

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying rounds for the Shanghai Masters took place at Pontin's, Prestatyn, Wales, between 26–29 June 2007.[3]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
  Mark Joyce 5     Drew Henry 2     John Parrott 5     Jamie Cope 5
  Fraser Patrick 3     Mark Joyce 5     Mark Joyce 4     John Parrott 4
  Tian Pengfei w/d     Scott MacKenzie     Andrew Higginson 2     Gerard Greene 2
  Xiao Guodong w/d   Bye     Scott MacKenzie 5     Scott MacKenzie 5
  Alex Davies 1     Jimmy White 3     Alan McManus 5     Stuart Bingham 5
  Alfred Burden 5     Alfred Burden 5     Alfred Burden 1     Alan McManus 4
  Munraj Pal 4     Stuart Pettman 5     Andy Hicks 3     Joe Perry 4
  Jimmy Robertson 5     Jimmy Robertson 3     Stuart Pettman 5     Stuart Pettman 5
  Shailesh Jogia 5     Jimmy Michie 3     Mark Davis 4     Dave Harold 5
  Steve Mifsud 0     Shailesh Jogia 5     Shailesh Jogia 5     Shailesh Jogia 1
  Leo Fernandez 5     Paul Davies 5     Fergal O'Brien 5     Barry Hawkins 2
  Rodney Goggins 4     Leo Fernandez 3     Paul Davies 4     Fergal O'Brien 5
  James McBain 3     Judd Trump 5     Adrian Gunnell 5     Anthony Hamilton 4
  Gareth Coppack 5     Gareth Coppack 1     Judd Trump 4     Adrian Gunnell 5
  Kurt Maflin 2     Joe Delaney 5     Rory McLeod 5     Dominic Dale 5
  Kevin Van Hove 5     Kevin Van Hove 1     Joe Delaney 1     Rory McLeod 0
  Lee Walker     Barry Pinches 5     Ricky Walden 5     Ian McCulloch 5
Bye     Lee Walker 2     Barry Pinches 2     Ricky Walden 1
  Tony Drago w/o     Tom Ford 4     Andrew Norman 2     Joe Swail 4
  Issara Kachaiwong w/d     Tony Drago 5     Tony Drago 5     Tony Drago 5
  Liu Song w/d     Marcus Campbell 4     Michael Judge 5     Mark Allen 1
  Supoj Saenla w/o     Supoj Saenla 5     Supoj Saenla 1     Michael Judge 5
  Lee Spick 5     Rod Lawler 5     David Gilbert 5     Matthew Stevens 5
  Martin Gould 4     Lee Spick 0     Rod Lawler 4     David Gilbert 4
  Liang Wenbo 5     Robin Hull 3     Jamie Burnett 3     Nigel Bond 5
  Ashley Wright 1     Liang Wenbo 5     Liang Wenbo 5     Liang Wenbo 3
  Jamie O'Neill w/o     Ian Preece 1     David Gray 5     Marco Fu 5
  Liu Chuang w/d     Jamie O'Neill 5     Jamie O'Neill 2     David Gray 1
  David Morris 5     Mike Dunn 5     James Wattana 3     Mark King 1
  Ben Woollaston 0     David Morris 1     Mike Dunn 5     Mike Dunn 5
  Matthew Selt 2     David Roe 5     Robert Milkins 4     Michael Holt 5
  Patrick Wallace 5     Patrick Wallace 4     David Roe 5     David Roe 1

Century breaksEdit

[3]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "O'Sullivan pulls out of Shanghai Masters". Snooker Scene Blog. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  2. ^ "2007 Shanghai Masters Information". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Shanghai Masters 2007". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Roewe Shanghai Masters 2007". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 September 2011.