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Snooker season 2008/2009

The snooker season 2008/2009 was a series of snooker tournaments played between 4 June 2008 and 10 May 2009. Because the Bahrain Championship clashed with Premier League matches, whose date had already been approved by the game's governing body, four players missed the ranking event and lost points.[1]

Snooker season 2008/2009
Details
Duration4 June 2008 – 10 May 2009
Tournaments31 (8 ranking events)
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipEngland Shaun Murphy
MastersEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
World ChampionshipScotland John Higgins

New professional playersEdit

CalendarEdit

The following table outlines the results and dates for all the ranking and major invitational events.[10]

Date[n 7] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
06–04 06–08   CHN NR Jiangsu Classic Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium
Nanjing
Wuxi
  Ding Junhui   Mark Selby 6–5 [11]
06–21 06–22   JEY WS World Series of Snooker Jersey Fort Regent Saint Helier   John Higgins   Mark Selby 6–3 [12]
06–23 06–27   WAL OS PIOS I Pontin's Prestatyn   Bjorn Haneveer   Andrew Atkinson 6–2 [13][14]
07–08 07–13   THA VE Six-red Snooker International Montien Riverside Hotel Bangkok   Ricky Walden   Stuart Bingham 8–3 [15]
07–12 07–13   GER WS World Series of Snooker Berlin Tempodrom Berlin   Graeme Dott   Shaun Murphy 6–1 [16]
07–27 08–03   ENG P/A Paul Hunter English Open Northern Snooker Centre Leeds   Xiao Guodong   Ben Woollaston 6–2 [17][18]
08–02 08–03   IRL NR Irish Classic Celbridge Snooker Club Kildare   Ken Doherty   Fergal O'Brien 5–2 [19]
08–03 08–08   WAL OS PIOS II Pontin's Prestatyn   Xiao Guodong   Noppadol Sangnil 6–5 [13][20]
08–24 08–31   NIR WR Northern Ireland Trophy Waterfront Hall Belfast   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Dave Harold 9–3 [21][22]
08–28 08–31   GER P/A Paul Hunter Classic Stadthall Fürth   Shaun Murphy   Mark Selby 4–0 [23]
08–25 08–29   WAL OS PIOS III Pontin's Prestatyn   Shokat Ali   Michael White 6–3 [13][24]
09–19 09–21   BEL P/A Belgian Open Sportcentrum De Pollepel Duffel   Ricky Walden   Graeme Dott 4–0 [25]
09–29 10–05   CHN WR Shanghai Masters Shanghai Grand Stage Shanghai   Ricky Walden   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 [26]
10–11 10–18   SCO WR Grand Prix S.E.C.C. Glasgow   John Higgins   Ryan Day 9–7 [27]
10–19 10–24   WAL OS PIOS IV Pontin's Prestatyn   Craig Steadman   Mike Hallett 6–1 [13][28]
10–25 10–26   POL WS World Series of Snooker Warsaw EXPO XXI Warsaw   Ding Junhui   Ken Doherty 6–4 [29]
11–08 11–15   BHR WR Bahrain Championship Bahrain International Exhibition Centre Manama   Neil Robertson   Matthew Stevens 9–7 [30]
11–09 11–14   WAL OS PIOS V Pontin's Prestatyn   Chris Norbury   Alfie Burden 6–2 [13][31]
11–21 11–26   ENG NR Masters Qualifying Event English Institute of Sport Sheffield   Judd Trump   Mark Joyce 6–1 [32]
11–22 11–23   RUS WS World Series of Snooker Moscow Krilya Sovetov Sports Arena Moscow   John Higgins   Ding Junhui 5–0 [33]
09–11 12–07   ENG NR Premier League Snooker Potters Leisure Resort Hopton-on-Sea   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Mark Selby 7–2 [34]
12–13 12–21   ENG WR UK Championship Telford International Centre Telford   Shaun Murphy   Marco Fu 10–9 [35]
01–09 01–10   WAL P/A Pontin's Pro Am Series Pontin's Prestatyn   Jamie Cope   Craig Steadman 4–1 [36]
01–11 01–18   ENG NR The Masters Wembley Arena London   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Mark Selby 10–8 [37][38]
02–16 02–22   WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport   Ali Carter   Joe Swail 9–5 [39][40]
02–27 03–04   WAL OS PIOS VI Pontin's Prestatyn   Xiao Guodong   Jack Lisowski 6–0 [13][41]
01–05 03–26   ENG NR Championship League Crondon Park Golf Club Stock   Judd Trump   Mark Selby 3–2 [42][43]
03–25 03–29   WAL OS PIOS VII Pontin's Prestatyn   Thepchaiya Un-Nooh   Lee Page 6–3 [13][44]
03–30 04–05   CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students' Gymnasium Beijing   Peter Ebdon   John Higgins 10–8 [45]
04–18 05–04   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield   John Higgins   Shaun Murphy 18–9 [46]
05–05 05–09   WAL OS PIOS VIII Pontin's Prestatyn   Joe Jogia   Ben Woollaston 6–5 [13][47]
05–08 05–10   POR WS World Series of Snooker Grand Final Pavilhão Arena Portimão   Shaun Murphy   John Higgins 6–2 [48]
WR = World ranking event
OS = [Pontin's] International Open Series
WS = World Series of Snooker event
NR = Non-ranking event
VE = Variant 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.[49][50]

No. Ch. Player Points 2006/07 Points 2007/08 Total
1     Ronnie O'Sullivan 20750 29700 50450
2     Stephen Maguire 19550 25975 45525
3     Shaun Murphy 21350 23700 45050
4     Mark Selby 18275 20050 38325
5     John Higgins 23100 14825 37925
6     Stephen Hendry 17375 16900 34275
7     Ali Carter 15750 18425 34175
8     Ryan Day 14450 19425 33875
9     Peter Ebdon 18000 14975 32975
10     Neil Robertson 20550 12400 32950
11     Ding Junhui 16325 15869 32194
12     Joe Perry 12175 18250 30425
13     Graeme Dott 18675 8469 27144
14     Marco Fu 8925 18075 27000
15     Mark King 12325 13675 26000
16     Mark Allen 10650 15075 25725

World ranking pointsEdit

[51][52][53]

No.  Ch  Player Points 07/08 NIT SM GP BC UK WO CO WSC Points 08/09 Total
1     Ronnie O'Sullivan 29700 5000 4000 3125 700 2850 1900 2500 3800 23875 53575
2     Stephen Maguire 25975 2500 3200 875 2500 4800 2500 700 5000 22075 48050
3     Shaun Murphy 23700 700 700 875 700 7500 2500 2500 8000 23475 47175
4  1   John Higgins 14825 3200 1900 6250 0 3750 1900 4000 10000 31000 45825
5  2   Ali Carter 18425 3200 700 4000 700 4800 5000 1900 3800 24100 42525
6  2   Ryan Day 19425 1900 2500 5000 1900 1050 700 3200 5000 21250 40675
7  3   Mark Selby 20050 1900 3200 2375 0 1050 2500 1900 5000 17925 37975
8  6   Marco Fu 18075 700 2500 2375 700 6000 2500 700 3800 19275 37350
9  1   Neil Robertson 12400 700 1900 875 5000 2850 3200 1900 6400 22825 35225
10  4   Stephen Hendry 16900 700 700 2375 3200 1050 700 2500 5000 16225 33125
11  5   Mark Allen 15075 2500 575 875 3200 2850 700 700 6400 17800 32875
12     Joe Perry 18250 1900 1900 2375 1900 3750 700 700 1400 14625 32875
13  2   Ding Junhui 15869 700 700 3125 0 2850 1900 700 3800 13775 29644
14  5   Peter Ebdon 14975 700 700 2375 700 2850 700 5000 1400 14425 29400
15  7   Mark Williams 15100 1900 2500 719 575 3750 575 1400 2800 14219 29319
16  1   Mark King 13675 700 1900 875 700 2850 1900 1900 3800 14625 28300

Points distributionEdit

2008/2009 Points distribution for world ranking events:[54]

Tournament Round → L96 L80 L64 L48 L32 L16 QF SF F W
Northern Ireland Trophy Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
Shanghai Masters Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
Grand Prix Unseeded loser 500 813 1125 1438 1750 2375 3125 4000 5000 6250
Seeded loser 250 407 563 719 875
Bahrain Championship Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
UK Championship Unseeded loser 600 975 1350 1725 2100 2850 3750 4800 6000 7500
Seeded loser 300 488 675 863 1050
Welsh Open Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
China Open Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
World Championship Unseeded loser 800 1300 1800 2300 2800 3800 5000 6400 8000 10000
Seeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Wayne Cooper qualified by topping the Pro Ticket Tour rankings.
  2. ^ Andy Lee qualified by winning the Pro Ticket Tour Play Offs.
  3. ^ Andrew Pagett qualified by topping the Welsh rankings.
  4. ^ Robert Stephen qualified by topping the Scottish rankings.
  5. ^ Vincent Muldoon qualified by topping the Irish rankings.
  6. ^ Declan Hughes qualified by topping the Northern Irish rankings.
  7. ^ Dates use the month day format

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