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The snooker season 2005/2006 was a series of snooker tournaments played between 17 May 2005 and 10 May 2006. There were six ranking tournaments, and the British Open and Irish Masters tournaments were removed from calendar.[1][2] The Northern Ireland Trophy was held for the first time as non-ranking tournament,[3] and the Pot Black was held again after a 12-year hiatus.[4]

Snooker season 2005/2006
Details
Duration17 May 2005 – 10 May 2006
Tournaments22 (6 ranking events)
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipChina Ding Junhui
MastersScotland John Higgins
World ChampionshipScotland Graeme Dott

New professional playersEdit

CalendarEdit

The following table outlines the results and dates for the ranking and major invitational events that took place.[7]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score References
05–17 05–21   WAL OS PIOS I Pontin's Prestatyn   Tian Pengfei   Martin Gould 6–3 [8][9]
06–17 06–21   WAL OS PIOS II Pontin's Prestatyn   Mark Joyce   James Leadbetter 6–3 [10][11]
07–20 07–24   GER P/A World Games Saalbau Bottrop Duisburg   Gerard Greene   Ding Junhui 4–3 [12][13]
08–17 08–21   NIR NR Northern Ireland Trophy Waterfront Hall Belfast   Matthew Stevens   Stephen Hendry 9–7 [14][15]
09–02 09–07   WAL OS PIOS III Pontin's Prestatyn   Liu Song   Stephen Rowlings 6–1 [16][17]
10–01 10–03   GER P/A Fürth German Open Stadthalle Fürth   Mark King   Michael Holt 4–2 [18]
10–08 10–16   ENG WR Grand Prix Guild Hall Preston   John Higgins   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–2 [19]
10–14 10–19   WAL OS PIOS IV Pontin's Prestatyn   Colm Gilcreest   Mark Joyce 6–3 [20][21]
10–22 10–26   IRL NR Irish Professional Championship Spawell Sport & Leisure Complex Templeogue   Joe Swail   Ken Doherty 9–7 [22]
10–29   ENG NR Pot Black Royal Automobile Club London   Matthew Stevens   Shaun Murphy 1–0 [23]
11–20 11–23   WAL NR Masters Qualifying Event Pontin's Prestatyn   Stuart Bingham   Ali Carter 6–3 [24]
11–28 12–01   WAL OS PIOS V Pontin's Prestatyn   Chris Melling   Paul Davison 6–5 [25][26]
09–15 12–04   ENG NR Premier League Snooker G-Mex Centre Manchester   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Stephen Hendry 6–0 [27]
12–05 12–18   ENG WR UK Championship Barbican Centre York   Ding Junhui   Steve Davis 10–6 [28]
01–15 01–22   ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London   John Higgins   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 [29][30]
01–30 02–05   MLT WR Malta Cup Hilton Conference Center Portomaso   Ken Doherty   John Higgins 9–8 [31]
02–17 02–20   WAL OS PIOS VI Pontin's Prestatyn   Liu Song   Paul Davison 6–3 [32][33]
02–27 03–05   WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport   Stephen Lee   Shaun Murphy 9–4 [34][35]
03–06 03–09   WAL OS PIOS VII Pontin's Prestatyn   Tian Pengfei   Liu Song 6–3 [36]
03–20 03–26   CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students' Gymnasium Beijing   Mark Williams   John Higgins 9–8 [37][38]
04–15 05–01   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield   Graeme Dott   Peter Ebdon 18–14 [39]
05–08 05–10   WAL OS PIOS VIII Pontin's Prestatyn   Andrew Higginson   Jamie O'Neill 6–3 [40]
WR = World ranking event
OS = [Pontin's] International Open Series
NR = Non-ranking event
P/A = Pro–am event

Official rankingsEdit

The top 16 of the world rankings, these players automatically played in the final rounds of the world ranking events and were invited for the Masters.[41][42][43]

No. Ch. Player Points 2003/04 Points 2004/05 Total
1     Ronnie O'Sullivan 26650 23162 49812
2     Stephen Hendry 20800 21337 42137
3     Stephen Maguire 14025 19725 33750
4     Matthew Stevens 18450 19725 33712
5     Paul Hunter 18925 13200 32125
6     John Higgins 16212 15812 32024
7     Peter Ebdon 15525 15650 31175
8     Jimmy White 18175 12787 30962
9     Mark Williams 16912 12837 29749
10     Stephen Lee 14025 15625 29650
11     Ken Doherty 13237 15887 29124
12     Alan McManus 12825 15975 28800
13     Graeme Dott 14812 13500 28312
14     Joe Perry 15900 11250 27150
15     Steve Davis 11212 15775 26987
16     Ian McCulloch 12075 14537 26612

World ranking pointsEdit

[44][45]

No. Player Points 2004/05 GP UK WO MC CO WSC Points 2005/06 Total
1   Stephen Hendry 21337 3200 4800 700 2500 2500 1400 15100 36437
2   Ken Doherty 15887 1400 3750 1900 5000 3200 5000 20250 36137
3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 23162 4000 1050 700 0 700 6400 12850 36012
4   John Higgins 15812 5000 2850 1900 4000 4000 1400 19150 34962
5   Shaun Murphy 16375 1900 2850 4000 1900 700 5000 16350 32725
6   Graeme Dott 13500 450 1050 2500 3200 1900 10000 19100 32600
7   Peter Ebdon 15650 1400 2850 700 700 1900 8000 15550 31200
8   Mark Williams 12837 450 2850 2500 2500 5000 5000 18300 31137
9   Stephen Maguire 19725 450 2850 700 2500 700 3800 11000 30725
10   Stephen Lee 15625 450 1050 5000 700 2500 3800 13500 29125
11   Steve Davis 15775 1900 6000 700 700 0 3800 13100 28875
12   Barry Hawkins 13225 3200 2100 3200 1900 1400 2800 14600 27825
13   Neil Robertson 14425 450 3750 575 1400 1400 5000 12575 27000
14   Matthew Stevens 15262 450 1050 1900 700 700 3800 8600 23862
15   Allister Carter 14175 450 3750 575 1400 575 2800 9550 23725
16   Anthony Hamilton 14312 1400 863 3200 575 575 2800 9413 23725

Points distributionEdit

2005/2006 Points distribution for world ranking events:[46]

Tournament Round → L96 L80 L64 L48 L32 L16 QF SF F W
Grand Prix[47] Unseeded loser 400 900 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 250 450
UK Championship[48][49] Unseeded loser 600 975 1350 1725 2100 2850 3750 4800 6000 7500
Seeded loser 300 488 675 863 1050
Malta Cup[50][51] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
Welsh Open[52] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
China Open[53][54] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
World Championship[55][56] Unseeded loser 800 1300 1800 2300 2800 3800 5000 6400 8000 10000
Seeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

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