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The 2008 Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 11 and 17 February 2008 in the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.

Welsh Open
2008 Welsh Open (snooker) poster.jpg
Tournament information
Dates11–17 February 2008
VenueNewport Centre
CityNewport
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£225,500
Winner's share£35,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (143)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–8
2007
2009

Neil Robertson was the defending champion, but he lost his last 16 match against Ali Carter.

Mark Selby won his first ranking title by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8, after coming back from a 5–8 deficit.

Contents

Notable happeningsEdit

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

Main drawEdit

[2][3]

  Last 48
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-Finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                                                         
22   Jamie Cope 5     1   Neil Robertson 5  
61   Jimmy Michie 4     22   Jamie Cope 1  
  1   Neil Robertson 3  
  14   Ali Carter 5  
20   Matthew Stevens 4 14   Ali Carter 5
69   Tian Pengfei 5     69   Tian Pengfei 2  
  14   Ali Carter 4  
  6   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
21   Mark King 5     15   Steve Davis 5  
42   Andrew Norman 1     21   Mark King 3  
  15   Steve Davis 3
  6   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
17   Joe Swail 2 6   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
51   Judd Trump 5     51   Judd Trump 3  
  6   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
  4   Shaun Murphy 3  
18   Joe Perry 5     7   Peter Ebdon 1  
39   John Parrott 2     18   Joe Perry 5  
  18   Joe Perry 5
  23   Stuart Bingham 2  
23   Stuart Bingham 5 10   Stephen Maguire 4
  Matthew Selt 2     23   Stuart Bingham 5  
  18   Joe Perry 0
  4   Shaun Murphy 5  
27   Marco Fu 5     12   Mark Williams 5  
40   Adrian Gunnell 3     27   Marco Fu 4  
  12   Mark Williams 2
  4   Shaun Murphy 5  
28   Ian McCulloch 5 4   Shaun Murphy 5
57   Drew Henry 1     28   Ian McCulloch 3  
6   Ronnie O'Sullivan 8
11   Mark Selby 9
25   Nigel Bond 4     3   Graeme Dott 4  
34   Michael Judge 5     34   Michael Judge 5  
  34   Michael Judge 2  
  13   Stephen Lee 5  
26   Anthony Hamilton 2 13   Stephen Lee 5
44   Andrew Higginson 5     44   Andrew Higginson 3  
  13   Stephen Lee 2  
  8   Stephen Hendry 5  
29   Mark Allen 5     16   Ryan Day 5  
45   David Gilbert 4     29   Mark Allen 2  
  16   Ryan Day 4
  8   Stephen Hendry 5  
24   Michael Holt 5 8   Stephen Hendry 5
58   Joe Delaney 4     24   Michael Holt 1  
  8   Stephen Hendry 4
  11   Mark Selby 6  
31   Dominic Dale 2     5   Ken Doherty 5  
38   Alan McManus 5     38   Alan McManus 3  
  5   Ken Doherty 2
  11   Mark Selby 5  
30   Dave Harold 5 11   Mark Selby 5
49   Rod Lawler 4     30   Dave Harold 2  
  11   Mark Selby 5
  2   John Higgins 2  
32   Gerard Greene 3     9   Ding Junhui 5  
52   Marcus Campbell 5     52   Marcus Campbell 4  
  9   Ding Junhui 1
  2   John Higgins 5  
19   Barry Hawkins 2 2   John Higgins 5
55   David Roe 5     55   David Roe 3  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Eirian Williams.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 17 February 2008.[2]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (6)
  England
8–9 Mark Selby (11)
  England
Afternoon: 6–90 (77), 50–60, 69–5 (50), 72–44, 23–56 (51), 62–35, 0–139 (70, 65), 130–0 (108)
Evening: 97–0 (93), 135–6 (135), 22–72 (72), 87–35 (63), 69–1 (54), 0–89, 28–86 (62), 53–67 (O'Sullivan 53), 37–72
135 Highest break 77
2 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 6

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales between 26 January and 28 January 2008.[4]

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

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Preisgeld Welsh Open 2008". brownball.de. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Welsh Open 2008". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Welsh Open 2008". brownball.de. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Qualifikation Welsh Open 2008". brownball.de. Retrieved 27 March 2011.