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The 2008 Honghe Industrial China Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24 and 30 March 2008 at the Beijing University Students' Gymnasium in Beijing, China. This was the penultimate ranking event of the 2007/2008 season, preceding the 2008 World Snooker Championship.

Honghe Industrial China Open
Tournament information
Dates24–30 March 2008
VenueBeijing University Students' Gymnasium
CityBeijing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£250,000
Winner's share£48,000
Highest breakScotland Stephen Maguire (147)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Maguire
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score10–9
2007
2009

The defending champion was Graeme Dott, but he lost in the first round against Barry Pinches.

Shaun Murphy and Dave Harold set two new records in the eight frame of their first round match. Murphy eventually won it after 93 minutes and 12 seconds, beating the record of the longest televised frame between Mark Selby and Marco Fu at the 2007 UK Championship and the longest frame in professional competition between Cliff Thorburn and Stephen O’Connor at the 1994 Welsh Open qualifiers, which took 77 minutes 31 seconds and 92 minutes 52 seconds respectively.[1]

Stephen Maguire made the first maximum break in an Asian ranking tournament in the second frame of his semi-final encounter against Ryan Day.[2]

Maguire won his fourth ranking title by defeating Murphy 10–9 in a high quality final.

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3]

Wildcard roundEdit

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Jan Verhaas.
Beijing University Students' Gymnasium, Beijing, China, 30 March 2008.[4][5]
Stephen Maguire (10)
  Scotland
10–9 Shaun Murphy (3)
  England
Afternoon: 60–41, 32–63 (54), 0–72 (72), 74–0 (74), 120–0 (106), 68–24, 114–0 (102), 0–136 (136)
Evening: 24–75 (75), 36–61, 8–92 (81), 39–74, 137–0 (137), 80–15, 80–0 (80), 97–17 (89), 0–107 (86), 46–61, 64–40
137 Highest break 136
3 Century breaks 1
3 50+ breaks 5

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales between 22 and 25 January 2008.[4]

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

Century breaksEdit

[4]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Murphy to play China's Ding after longest frame at snooker China Open". China Internet Information Center. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Maximum effort puts Maguire in China Open final". London: Mail Online. 29 March 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Preisgeld China Open 2008". brownball.de. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e "2008 China Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 10 April 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Honghe Industrial China Open 2008". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 March 2011.