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2011 Welsh Open (snooker)

The 2011 Wyldecrest Park Homes Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 14–20 February 2011 at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. This was the first time that the Welsh Open was sponsored by Wyldecrest Park Homes.[1]

Wyldecrest Park Homes Welsh Open
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Tournament information
Dates14–20 February 2011
VenueNewport Centre
CityNewport
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£201,500
Winner's share£30,000
Highest breakScotland Stephen Hendry (147)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upScotland Stephen Maguire
Score9–6
2010
2012

Stephen Hendry made the 77th official maximum break during his second round match against Stephen Maguire. This was Hendry's 10th 147 break and with this equalled the record for most maximums with Ronnie O'Sullivan,[2] and became the oldest player to compile a maximum break at the age of 42 years and 35 days.[3]

John Higgins defended his title, which he won in 2010, after defeating Maguire 9–6 in the final.[4] This was the first All-Scottish final since the 2005 Malta Cup final between Hendry and Graeme Dott.[5]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6]

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Eirian Williams.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 20 February 2011.[8]
John Higgins (1)
  Scotland
9–6 Stephen Maguire (8)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 0–83 (59), 32–71 (53), 121–1 (120), 0–101 (89), 72–58 (72, 58), 0–88 (76), 40–71, 71–18 (70)
Evening: 55–49, 64–48 (63), 75–56, 75–0 (75), 0–75 (75), 127–1 (54, 66), 80–50 (72)
120 Highest break 89
1 Century breaks 0
8 50+ breaks 6

QualifyingEdit

These matches took place between 8 and 11 February 2011 at the World Snooker Academy, Sheffield, England.[7][10][11][12]

  Round 1
Best of 7 frames
  Round 2
Best of 7 frames
  Round 3
Best of 7 frames
  Round 4
Best of 7 frames
                               
  Liam Highfield 4     Jack Lisowski 4     Fergal O'Brien 0     Martin Gould 3
  Joe Delaney 2     Liam Highfield 1     Jack Lisowski 4     Jack Lisowski 4
  Andrew Pagett 1     Dave Harold 4     Mike Dunn 3     Liang Wenbo 0
  Kuldesh Johal 4     Kuldesh Johal 3     Dave Harold 4     Dave Harold 4
  James McBain 4     Jimmy White 4     Robert Milkins 1     Ryan Day[nb 1] 4
  Justin Astley 0     James McBain 0     Jimmy White 4     Jimmy White 0
  David Morris 4     Bjorn Haneveer 1     Anthony Hamilton 4     Matthew Stevens[nb 1] 4
  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 2     David Morris 4     David Morris 3     Anthony Hamilton 2
  Igor Figueiredo w/o     Andy Hicks 4     Barry Pinches 2     Barry Hawkins 4
  Paul Davies w/d     Igor Figueiredo 1     Andy Hicks 4     Andy Hicks 0
  Liu Chuang 4     Anthony McGill 3     Dominic Dale 4     Mark Davis 2
  Zhang Anda 2     Liu Chuang 4     Liu Chuang 1     Dominic Dale 4
  David Gilbert 2     Rod Lawler 4     Mark Joyce 3     Judd Trump 1
  Jak Jones 4     Jak Jones 2     Rod Lawler 4     Rod Lawler 4
  Michael Judge 4     Joe Jogia 4     Steve Davis 3     Marcus Campbell 4
  Reanne Evans 1     Michael Judge 3     Joe Jogia 4     Joe Jogia 0
  Michael White 4     Jamie Jones 4     Joe Swail 4     Marco Fu 4
  Adam Wicheard 2     Michael White 2     Jamie Jones 1     Joe Swail 1
  Jimmy Michie w/d     Alfie Burden 4     Rory McLeod 4     Stephen Lee 1
  Kurt Maflin w/o     Kurt Maflin 1     Alfie Burden 3     Rory McLeod 4
  Kyren Wilson 0     Matthew Selt 4     Tony Drago 4     Joe Perry 4
  Jamie O'Neill 4     Jamie O'Neill 3     Matthew Selt 2     Tony Drago 2
  Ben Woollaston 4     Ian McCulloch 4     Alan McManus 2     Gerard Greene 4
  Liu Song 0     Ben Woollaston 2     Ian McCulloch 4     Ian McCulloch 0
  Paul Davison 4     Stuart Pettman 0     Peter Lines 2     Stuart Bingham 4
  Dermot McGlinchey 2     Paul Davison 4     Paul Davison 4     Paul Davison 0
  Xiao Guodong 4     Patrick Wallace 3     Michael Holt 4     Andrew Higginson 1
  Issara Kachaiwong 1     Xiao Guodong 4     Xiao Guodong 2     Michael Holt 4
  James Wattana 3     Jimmy Robertson 4     Jamie Burnett 4     Tom Ford 0
  Simon Bedford 4     Simon Bedford 2     Jimmy Robertson 0     Jamie Burnett 4
  Matthew Couch 2     Adrian Gunnell 0     Nigel Bond 4     Ken Doherty 2
  Noppon Saengkham 4     Noppon Saengkham 4     Noppon Saengkham 1     Nigel Bond 4
  1. ^ a b Matches were held over and played in Newport.

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wyldecrest Park Homes To Sponsor Snooker's Welsh Open". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 10 February 2010. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Hendry Out Despite Maximum". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Various Snooker Records". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  4. ^ Ashenden, Mark (20 February 2011). "John Higgins beats Steven Maguire to win the Welsh Open". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  5. ^ Kane, Desmond. "Maguire sets up all-Scottish final with Higgins". Eurosport. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Prize Money". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Welsh Open 2011 Complete Draw" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Welsh Open". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  9. ^ "Welsh Open 2011 – Final Stages". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Welsh Open Qualifiers". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Welsh Open 2011 – Qualifying". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  12. ^ "Who's Newport Bound?". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11 February 2011. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  13. ^ "Welsh Open 2011 Century Breaks" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 2 March 2011.

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