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The 2007 Maplin UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 8 and 16 December 2007 at the Telford International Centre in Telford, England.

Maplin UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates8–16 December 2007
VenueTelford International Centre
CityTelford
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£590,400
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upScotland Stephen Maguire
Score10–2
2006
2008

Peter Ebdon was the defending champion but he lost 8-9 to Ian McCulloch in the Last 32.

In the final frame of his quarter-final match against Marco Fu, Mark Selby won the longest ever televised frame of snooker, which lasted 77 minutes. This beat the previous record of 74 minutes, which took place between Ebdon and Graeme Dott in the 2006 World Snooker Championship final.[1]

Ronnie O'Sullivan compiled a maximum break in the deciding frame of his semi-final match against Mark Selby, his eight maximum, equalling the official record of tournament 147 breaks first set by Stephen Hendry. This was the second consecutive ranking tournament where he made a 147.[2]

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his fourth UK Championship title by defeating Stephen Maguire 10–2 in the final. This came one year after O'Sullivan forfeited his quarter-final against Hendry while trailing 4–1.[3] This was the biggest winning margin in a UK final since O'Sullivan himself thrashed Ken Doherty 10–1 six years earlier.

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4][5]

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Eirian Williams.
Telford International Centre, Telford, England, 16 December 2007.[6][7]
Stephen Maguire (10)
  Scotland
2–10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (6)
  England
Afternoon: 4–120 (54, 66), 1–68, 42–78 (78), 29–75 (66), 26–100 (53), 1–78 (78), 24–80, 1–70
Evening: 103–0 (99), 0–126 (126), 75–0 (57), 16–115 (94)
99 Highest break 126
0 Century breaks 1
2 50+ breaks 7

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 23 and 30 November 2007 at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales.[6][8]

  Round 1
Best of 17 frames
  Round 2
Best of 17 frames
  Round 3
Best of 17 frames
  Round 4
Best of 17 frames
  Mark Joyce 9     Rod Lawler 5     Rory McLeod 6     Ian McCulloch 9
  Kevin Van Hove 2     Mark Joyce 9     Mark Joyce 9     Mark Joyce 2
  Shailesh Jogia 9     Robin Hull w/d     Robert Milkins 9     Joe Swail 9
  Liu Chuang 4     Shailesh Jogia w/o     Shailesh Jogia 5     Robert Milkins 7
  Leo Fernandez 4     Mike Dunn 7     Ricky Walden 9     Gerard Greene 8
  Martin Gould 9     Martin Gould 9     Martin Gould 7     Ricky Walden 9
  Lee Spick 9     Jimmy White 7     Andrew Higginson 9     Mark Allen 9
  Jimmy Robertson 6     Lee Spick 9     Lee Spick 8     Andrew Higginson 7
  Lee Walker 6     Drew Henry 5     David Gilbert 9     Nigel Bond 9
  Patrick Wallace 9     Patrick Wallace 9     Patrick Wallace 2     David Gilbert 7
  Liang Wenbo 9     David Roe 9     Adrian Gunnell 9     Matthew Stevens 7
  Ashley Wright 8     Liang Wenbo 2     David Roe 4     Adrian Gunnell 9
  Liu Song 9     Scott MacKenzie 6     Fergal O'Brien 9     Stuart Bingham 9
  Ben Woollaston 7     Liu Song 9     Liu Song 8     Fergal O'Brien 5
  Kurt Maflin 9     Paul Davies 9     Mark Davis 8     Dominic Dale 3
  Xiao Guodong 8     Kurt Maflin 6     Paul Davies 9     Paul Davies 9
  David Morris 9     Stuart Pettman 6     Andrew Norman 7     Dave Harold 9
  Gareth Coppack 8     David Morris 9     David Morris 9     David Morris 3
  Tony Drago 3     Barry Pinches 9     Alan McManus 5     Anthony Hamilton 9
  Alfie Burden 9     Alfie Burden 2     Barry Pinches 9     Barry Pinches 6
  Tian Pengfei 8     Marcus Campbell 9     Michael Judge 3     Marco Fu 9
  Supoj Saenla 9     Supoj Saenla 4     Marcus Campbell 9     Marcus Campbell 4
  James McBain 9     Jimmy Michie 9     Andy Hicks 8     Joe Perry 9
  Steve Mifsud 6     James McBain 7     Jimmy Michie 9     Jimmy Michie 6
  Munraj Pal 9     Joe Delaney 6     Jamie Burnett 9     Michael Holt 9
  Issara Kachaiwong 6     Munraj Pal 9     Munraj Pal 7     Jamie Burnett 5
  Alex Davies 7     Judd Trump 8     David Gray 9     Mark King 9
  Rodney Goggins 9     Rodney Goggins 9     Rodney Goggins 3     David Gray 7
  Matthew Selt 9     Ian Preece 9     John Parrott 6     Barry Hawkins 9
  Fraser Patrick 3     Matthew Selt 8     Ian Preece 9     Ian Preece 3
  Jamie O'Neill 9     Tom Ford 9     James Wattana 2     Jamie Cope 9
  Michael White 5     Jamie O'Neill 7     Tom Ford 9     Tom Ford 8

Century breaksEdit

[6]

Televised stage centuriesEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Selby into semis after epic frame". BBC Sport. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  2. ^ "O'Sullivan fires 147 to pip Selby". BBC Sport. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  3. ^ Everton, Clive (17 December 2007). "O'Sullivan brilliance leaves McGuire floundering". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  4. ^ "2007 Maplin UK Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 19 December 2007.
  5. ^ "2007 UK Championship Player Prize Money". Snooker Database. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d "2007 Maplin UK Championship". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 19 April 2008.
  7. ^ a b "Maplin UK Championship 2007". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  8. ^ a b "2007 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 25 March 2011.