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2008 UK Championship

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The 2008 Maplin UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 13–21 December 2008 at the Telford International Centre in Telford, England. It was the 32nd edition of the event.

Maplin UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates13–21 December 2008
VenueTelford International Centre
CityTelford
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£625,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakChina Ding Junhui (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Shaun Murphy
Runner-upHong Kong Marco Fu
Score10–9
2007
2009

World Snooker, the sports governing body, opened an investigation into allegations of match fixing, after Stephen Maguire beat Jamie Burnett 9–3 in the first round. Several bookmakers had stopped taking bets on the match before it even started, when reports of a number of large sums having been placed on the same correct score began to circulate within the industry.[1] Just prior to the 2009 World Championship, where Maguire and Burnett were drawn together the first round, it was announced that Strathclyde Police had opened an official enquiry into the match.[2] The enquiry was closed in 2011 with no criminal charges against either of them, and a World Snooker disciplinary enquiry was announced,[3] which ended without any regulatory action.[4] In September 2013 it was announced, that Stephen Lee was found guilty of agreeing to lose the first frame of his first and second round matches.[5]

Shaun Murphy won the title with a 10–9 victory over Marco Fu.[6][7]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[8]

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Jan Verhaas.
Telford International Centre, Telford, England, 21 December 2008.[9][11]
Marco Fu (14)
  Hong Kong
9–10 Shaun Murphy (3)
  England
Afternoon: 34–74, 56–48, 0–99 (99), 103–17 (102), 4–70, 0–73 (73), 143–0 (69, 74), 31–66
Evening: 1–77 (77), 66–51, 75–52 (59), 58–45, 0–109 (54), 6–87 (87), 73–39, 73–40, 93–23, 1–69 (64), 24–69
102 Highest break 99
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 6

QualifyingEdit

The qualifying took place from December 1 to 8 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, England.[12][13]

  Round 1
Best of 17 frames
  Round 2
Best of 17 frames
  Round 3
Best of 17 frames
  Round 4
Best of 17 frames
  Jimmy White 9     Ian Preece 8     Rory McLeod 9     Dave Harold 6
  David Grace 8     Jimmy White 9     Jimmy White 8     Rory McLeod 9
  Scott MacKenzie 9     Mark Davis 9     Ricky Walden 7     Nigel Bond 2
  Vincent Muldoon 4     Scott MacKenzie 2     Mark Davis 9     Mark Davis 9
  Jamie Jones 9     David Gray 4     Alan McManus 9     Barry Hawkins 9
  Robert Stephen 8     Jamie Jones 9     Jamie Jones 4     Alan McManus 4
  Paul Davison 9     Robert Milkins 9     Marcus Campbell 9     Matthew Stevens 9
  Wayne Cooper 5     Paul Davison 5     Robert Milkins 4     Marcus Campbell 3
  Daniel Wells 3     Joe Delaney 9     Mike Dunn 6     Ian McCulloch 9
  Li Hang 9     Li Hang 7     Joe Delaney 9     Joe Delaney 1
  Matthew Couch 9     Barry Pinches 6     Andrew Higginson 9     Anthony Hamilton 4
  Stefan Mazrocis 7     Matthew Couch 9     Matthew Couch 5     Andrew Higginson 9
  James McBain 6     Mark Joyce 4     David Gilbert 1     Ken Doherty 9
  Liu Chuang 9     Liu Chuang 9     Liu Chuang 9     Liu Chuang 4
  Rodney Goggins 9     David Roe 0     Gerard Greene 9     Mark Williams 9
  Declan Hughes[n 3] 1     Rodney Goggins 9     Rodney Goggins 3     Gerard Greene 7
  Supoj Saenla 9     Martin Gould 9     Tom Ford 6     Dominic Dale 6
  Andrew Pagett 7     Supoj Saenla 1     Martin Gould 9     Martin Gould 9
  Peter Lines 9     Stuart Pettman 9     Jimmy Michie 9     Stuart Bingham 9
  Michael Georgiou 3     Peter Lines 6     Stuart Pettman 7     Jimmy Michie 3
  Simon Bedford 8     Rod Lawler 6     Judd Trump 9     Michael Judge 6
  Jin Long 9     Jin Long 9     Jin Long 8     Judd Trump 9
  Patrick Wallace 9     Andy Hicks 9     John Parrott[n 4] 1     Stephen Lee 9
  Stephen Craigie 5     Patrick Wallace 7     Andy Hicks 9     Andy Hicks 6
  Lee Spick 9     Andrew Norman 7     Liang Wenbo 9     Joe Swail 9
  Chris McBreen 6     Lee Spick 9     Lee Spick 1     Liang Wenbo 8
  Matthew Selt 9     Liu Song 8     Adrian Gunnell 9     Steve Davis 9
  Andy Lee 3     Matthew Selt 9     Matthew Selt 4     Adrian Gunnell 7
  Kuldesh Johal 9     Paul Davies 5     Michael Holt 9     Fergal O'Brien 4
  Aditya Mehta 5     Kuldesh Johal 9     Kuldesh Johal 5     Michael Holt 9
  Lewis Roberts 8     David Morris 9     Jamie Burnett 9     Jamie Cope 7
  Atthasit Mahitthi 9     Atthasit Mahitthi 2     David Morris 4     Jamie Burnett 9

Century breaksEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

[9]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[12]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Mark Davis retired at 0–2 due to illness
  2. ^ Ian McCulloch retired at 2–6 due to illness.
  3. ^ Declan Hughes conceded the match due to illness.
  4. ^ John Parrott withdrew due to illness.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scots snooker stars Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett in betting probe". Daily Record. 16 December 2008. Archived from the original on 24 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  2. ^ "Police investigate snooker match". BBC Sport. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  3. ^ Everton, Clive (18 May 2011). "No charges against Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett over fixing claims". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  4. ^ "WPBSA Statement on Maguire/Burnett Case". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  5. ^ "World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and Stephen Lee decisison" (PDF). Sport Resolutions (UK). 16 September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 April 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Murphy defeats Fu to clinch title". BBC Sport. 2008-12-22. Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  7. ^ "World Snooker News: Murphy Takes Glory In UK Thriller". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  8. ^ "Prize Money". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  9. ^ a b c "UK Championship 2008 Results". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Maplin UK Championship results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Maplin UK Championship 2008". Snooker.org. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Maplin UK Championship 2008 Qualifying". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Qualifying (Draw)". worldsnooker.org. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2011.