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The 2008 Royal London Watches Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 11–19 October 2008 at the S.E.C.C. in Glasgow, Scotland.

Royal London Watches Grand Prix
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Tournament information
Dates11–19 October 2008
VenueS.E.C.C.
CityGlasgow
CountryScotland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£523,100
Winner's share£75,000
Highest breakHong Kong Marco Fu (139)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upWales Ryan Day
Score9–7
2007
2009

John Higgins won his first ranking event for 18 months by defeating Ryan Day 9–7 in the final.[1]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

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

Main drawEdit

Matches on Sunday 12 October were played on a roll on/roll off basis. Play started at the allocated time each day with a 15-minute interval between matches. The third and fourth match did not start before 3pm. The evening session did not start before the time indicated on the format.

The draw for round one was made on completion of the qualifiers on 26 September 2008. The draw from round two up to and including the semi-finals was made on a random basis. The order of play and table numbers for all matches up to the semi-finals were determined once the draw for that round was made and published by the tournament director.

All matches up to and including the quarter-finals were best of 9 frames, semi-finals were best of 11 frames and the final was best of 17 frames. (Seedings in parentheses. All times are BST.)[3][4][5]

Round oneEdit

Round twoEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Eirian Williams.
S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland, 19 October 2008.
John Higgins (6)
  Scotland
9–7 Ryan Day (9)
  Wales
Afternoon: 77–39, 86–47 (85), 24–89 (64), 90–0 (57), 73–1 (52), 4–119 (82), 69–21 (65)
Evening: 79–4 (62), 63–52 (Day 52), 8–69 (69), 65–74, 0–89 (89), 46–61, 81–11 (50), 0–83 (83), 74–36 (53)
85 Highest break 89
0 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying roundsEdit

These matches took place from 22 to 25 September 2008 at the Pontin's Centre, Prestatyn, Wales.[6]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
  Paul Davison 4     Martin Gould 2     John Parrott 5     Ken Doherty 0
  Atthasit Mahitthi 5     Atthasit Mahitthi 5     Atthasit Mahitthi 4     John Parrott 5
  James McBain 5     Mark Joyce 5     Ricky Walden 5     Joe Swail 3
  Andrew Pagett 4     James McBain 0     Mark Joyce 1     Ricky Walden 5
  Jimmy White 5     David Gray 3     Michael Holt 5     Michael Judge 2
  Michael Georgiou 1     Jimmy White 5     Jimmy White 3     Michael Holt 5
  Lewis Roberts 2     Barry Pinches 4     Jimmy Michie 5     Dominic Dale 4
  Andy Lee 5     Andy Lee 5     Andy Lee 2     Jimmy Michie 5
  Lee Spick 3     Robert Milkins 3     Gerard Greene 4     Dave Harold 5
  Jin Long 5     Jin Long 5     Jin Long 5     Jin Long 0
  Peter Lines 5     David Roe 2     Tom Ford 5     Steve Davis 5
  Declan Hughes 1     Peter Lines 5     Peter Lines 2     Tom Ford 4
  Simon Bedford 5     Andy Hicks 4     Mike Dunn 2     Mark Williams 4
  Liu Chuang 2     Simon Bedford 5     Simon Bedford 5     Simon Bedford 5
  Scott MacKenzie 5     Paul Davies 5     Alan McManus 5     Anthony Hamilton 5
  Robert Stephen 1     Scott MacKenzie 2     Paul Davies 1     Alan McManus 4
  Rodney Goggins 2     Stuart Pettman 1     Adrian Gunnell 5     Stuart Bingham 4
  Vincent Muldoon 5     Vincent Muldoon 5     Vincent Muldoon 4     Adrian Gunnell 5
  Matthew Selt 5     Joe Delaney 1     David Gilbert 5     Matthew Stevens 2
  Wayne Cooper 4     Matthew Selt 5     Matthew Selt 4     David Gilbert 5
  Daniel Wells 4     Andrew Norman 5     Jamie Burnett 5     Ian McCulloch 3
  Stefan Mazrocis 5     Stefan Mazrocis 3     Andrew Norman 1     Jamie Burnett 5
  Patrick Wallace 3     David Morris 4     Judd Trump 5     Stephen Lee 2
  Aditya Mehta 5     Aditya Mehta 5     Aditya Mehta 1     Judd Trump 5
  Jamie Jones 3     Rod Lawler 4     Liang Wenbo 5     Nigel Bond 0
  David Grace 5     David Grace 5     David Grace 3     Liang Wenbo 5
  Supoj Saenla 5     Liu Song 4     Rory McLeod 5     Barry Hawkins 5
  Chris McBreen 3     Supoj Saenla 5     Supoj Saenla 1     Rory McLeod 2
  Kuldesh Johal 3     Ian Preece 4     Marcus Campbell 5     Jamie Cope 5
  Li Hang 5     Li Hang 5     Li Hang 3     Marcus Campbell 4
  Matthew Couch 2     Mark Davis 5     Andrew Higginson 5     Fergal O'Brien 2
  Stephen Craigie 5     Stephen Craigie 4     Mark Davis 4     Andrew Higginson 5

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[6]

Televised stage centuriesEdit

[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Higgins resists Day to take title". BBC Sport. 2008-10-19. Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  2. ^ "Royal London Watches Grand Prix 2008 – Prize Money". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2011-07-05. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Royal London Watches Grand Prix 2008 – Results". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Royal London Watches Grand Prix 2008". Snooker.org. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Royal London Watches Grand Prix 2008 – Qualifying". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2010-12-21. Retrieved 20 March 2011.