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2012 Premier League Snooker

The 2012 PartyPoker.com Premier League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 16 August to 25 November 2012. This was the last edition of the tournament, as in 2013 it was replaced by the Champion of Champions.[1]

PartyPoker.com Premier League
Tournament information
Dates16 August–25 November 2012
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)Matchroom Sport
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£210,000
Winner's share50,000
Highest break135
Final
ChampionEngland Stuart Bingham
Runner-upEngland Judd Trump
Score7–2
2011
Last →

Ronnie O'Sullivan was the defending champion, but he decided not to compete this year.[2]

Stuart Bingham won his eighth professional title by defeating Judd Trump 7–2 in the final.[3]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

  • Winner: £50,000
  • Runner-up: £25,000
  • Semi-final: £12,500
  • Frame-win: £1,000 (only in league phase)
  • Century break: £1,000 (only in league phase)
  • Highest break: £5,000
  • Maximum break: £25,000
  • Total: £210,000[5]

PlayersEdit

League phaseEdit

Dates and venuesEdit

[6][7]

Week Date Venue
01 16 August Embassy Theatre, Skegness, England
02 6 September Biddulph Leisure Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, England
03 13 September The Sands, Carlisle, England
04 27 September Spiceball Leisure Centre, Banbury, England
05 4 October Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, England
06 11 October Malvern Theatres, Great Malvern, England
07 18 October Penzance Leisure Centre, Cornwall, England[n 1]
08 25 October Guildford Spectrum, Guildford, England
09 8 November The Dome, Doncaster, England
10 15 November Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Durham, England

Group oneEdit

Ranking Name  
BIN
 
ROB
 
DIN
 
MUR
 
SEL
Frames
W–L
Match
W–D–L
Pld–Pts
1 Stuart Bingham x 6 4 3 6 19–5 3–1–0 4–7
2 Neil Robertson 0 x 4 4 5 13–11 3–0–1 4–6
3 Ding Junhui 2 2 x 4 4 12–12 2–0–2 4–4
4 Shaun Murphy 3 2 2 x 5 12–12 1–1–2 4–3
5 Mark Selby 0 1 2 1 x 4–20 0–0–4 4–0

The top two qualified for the play-offs. If points were level then most frames won determined their positions. If two players had an identical record then the result in their match determined their positions. If their match was a 3–3 draw then the player who got to three first was higher.[6][7][10] (Breaks above 50 shown between (parentheses); century breaks are indicated with bold.)[11][12]

  • Ding Junhui 4–2 Shaun Murphy → 22–(81), 55–54, (82)–0, 9–76 (63), 79–11, (64) 72–14[13]
  • Mark Selby 1–5 Neil Robertson → 11–72 (63), 12–64, 16–(72), (61) 87–37, 17–72 (62), 9–71[14]
  • Shaun Murphy 3–3 Stuart Bingham → 16–83 (53), (54) 55–(68), 0–105 (59), (88)–51, (58) 97–0, 77–53[15]
  • Neil Robertson 4–2 Shaun Murphy → 44–60, 73–58 (53), 0–(111), (70) 82–0, (113) 118–1, (58) 68–29[16]
  • Stuart Bingham 4–2 Ding Junhui → (75)–24, 79–8, 0–102 (54), 16–(73), (75)–20, (50) 80–37[17]
  • Mark Selby 2–4 Ding Junhui → 27–(96), 27–63, 25–72, 4–94 (79), 73–39, (52) 90–39[18]
  • Stuart Bingham 6–0 Mark Selby → (52) 65–56, (59) 67–0, (54) 69–0, (128)–1, (122)–1, (50) 57–13[19]
  • Stuart Bingham 6–0 Neil Robertson[n 1] → (135) 139–0, 77–33, 75–66 (66), (127)–0, 61–20, (92)–0[20]
  • Mark Selby 1–5 Shaun Murphy → 6–(86), 81–1, 0–97, 22–72 (55), 0–(116), 0–(81)[21]
  • Neil Robertson 4–2 Ding Junhui → (71)–72 (53), 5–102 (95), 62–(59), (70) 83–26, 77–22, (51) 67–(57)[22]

Group twoEdit

Ranking Name  
TRU
 
HIG
 
EBD
 
ALL
 
LEE
Frames
W–L
Match
W–D–L
Pld–Pts
1 Judd Trump x 2 4 5 x 11–7 2–0–1 3–4
2 John Higgins 4 x 2 4 x 10–8 2–0–1 3–4
3 Peter Ebdon 2 4 x 2 x 8–10 1–0–2 3–2
4 Mark Allen 1 2 4 x x 7–11 1–0–2 3–2
5 Stephen Lee[n 1] x x x x x x–x x–x–x x–x

The top two qualified for the play-offs. If points were level then most frames won determined their positions. If two players had an identical record then the result in their match determined their positions. If their match was a 3–3 draw then the player who got to three first was higher.[6][7][10] (Breaks above 50 shown between (parentheses); century breaks are indicated with bold.)[12][23]

  • Judd Trump 5–1 Stephen Lee[n 1] → 57–47, (95) 96–0, 63–61, (121)–0, (113)–0, 0–(68)[24]
  • Stephen Lee 1–5 Peter Ebdon[n 1] → 16–73, 56–60, (87) 90–2, 1–(80), 45–(83), 21–(103)[14]
  • John Higgins 4–2 Mark Allen → 0–71 (67), 69–34, 67–63, 58–70, (59) 95–39, (52) 76–30[15]
  • Mark Allen 4–2 Peter Ebdon → 34–72, (84) 92–1, (76) 81–30, (50) 75–1, 19–(108), (69)–17[16]
  • Judd Trump 4–2 Peter Ebdon → 53–60, 62–55, 7–71, (131)–0, (90)–1, 79–4[17]
  • John Higgins 4–2 Stephen Lee[n 1] → 13–67, 59–38, 1–76, (72)–0, (57) 80–1, 66–62[25]
  • Mark Allen v Stephen Lee[n 1]
  • Judd Trump 2–4 John Higgins → 79–0, 4–119 (114), 43–70 (52), 24–80, 39–84 (63), (78) 83–27[26]
  • Judd Trump 5–1 Mark Allen → 102–0, 40–74 (60), (76)–0, 81–0, (76)–54, 77–48[21]
  • John Higgins 2–4 Peter Ebdon → 29–66, (125) 130–1, (133)–0, 1–87 (75), 11–68 (61), 47–(81)[22]

Play-offsEdit

24–25 November, Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby, England[6][7][10][27]

Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 13 frames
      
A1   Stuart Bingham* 5
B2   John Higgins 4
A1   Stuart Bingham*** 7
B1   Judd Trump 2
B1   Judd Trump** 5
A2   Neil Robertson 4

* 71–13, 74–44, 22–94 (58), 0–81 (81), (117) 132–0, 52–65, (50)–(76), (74) 74–8, (57) 71–34[28]
** 65–77 (55), 14–68, 54–15, 0–87, 60–58, 81–0, 56–29, 45–78 (58), 71–16[29]
***7–(83), (82)–0, (100)–8, 76–33, (55, 53) 116–9, (61) 74–5, 0–(101), (71) 115–9, 58–54[30]

QualifiersEdit

The qualification for this tournament, the Championship League was played in eight groups from 9 January to 22 March 2012.

Century breaksEdit

[12][27][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g After the suspension of Stephen Lee by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association due to suspicious betting patterns on his match against John Higgins in the sixth week of the competition,[8] all matches involving him were declared void. The fixture at the Penzance Leisure Centre in Cornwall, England was cancelled and the match between Neil Robertson and Stuart Bingham was rescheduled to take place at the Guildford Spectrum in Guildford, England.[9]

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