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The 2011/2012 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played between 1 June 2011 and 7 May 2012. The Brazil Masters became the first professional event held in South America,[1] and the Australian Goldfields Open the first ranking event in Australia.[2] The World Cup was held again after 1996.[3] At the end of the season Ronnie O'Sullivan was named the World Snooker Player of the Year and the Snooker Writers Player of the Year, Judd Trump the Fans Player of the Year and Luca Brecel the Rookie of the Year. Stuart Bingham received the "Performance of the Year" for winning his first ranking event, the Australian Goldfields Open. Stephen Hendry's maximum break at the World Championship received "The Magic Moment" award. Walter Donaldson, Mark Williams, John Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan were inducted into the Hall of Fame.[4]

Snooker season 2011/2012
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Nations that hosted a World Snooker Tour event during the 2011/2012 season
Details
Duration1 June 2011 – 7 May 2012
Tournaments33 (9 ranking events)
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipEngland Judd Trump
MastersAustralia Neil Robertson
World ChampionshipEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan

Contents

New professional playersEdit

CalendarEdit

The following table outlines the results and dates for all the ranking and major invitational events.[20][21]

Date[n 6] Country Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score References
06–01 06–05   ENG P/A Pink Ribbon South West Snooker Academy Gloucester   Mark Joyce   Michael Holt 4–0 [22]
06–18 06–22   ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 1 World Snooker Academy Sheffield   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Joe Perry 4–0 [23]
07–04 07–07   HKG NR General Cup International General Snooker Club Hong Kong   Stephen Lee   Ricky Walden 7–6 [24]
07–07 07–10   CHN NR Wuxi Classic Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium Wuxi   Mark Selby   Ali Carter 9–7 [25]
07–11 07–17   THA TE World Cup (Team event) World Trade Center Bangkok   China   Northern Ireland 4–2 [26]
07–18 07–24   AUS WR Australian Goldfields Open Bendigo Stadium Bendigo   Stuart Bingham   Mark Williams 9–8 [27]
08–06 08–10   ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 2 South West Snooker Academy Gloucester   Judd Trump   Ding Junhui 4–0 [28]
08–17 08–21   ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 3 World Snooker Academy Sheffield   Ben Woollaston   Graeme Dott 4–2 [29]
08–25 08–28   GER PT Players Tour Championship – Event 4[n 7] Stadthalle Fürth   Mark Selby   Mark Davis 4–0 [30]
09–05 09–11   CHN WR Shanghai Masters Shanghai Grand Stage Shanghai   Mark Selby   Mark Williams 10–9 [31]
09–15 09–18   BRA NR Brazil Masters Costão do Santinho Resort Florianópolis   Shaun Murphy   Graeme Dott 5–0 [32]
09–21 09–25   ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 5 World Snooker Academy Sheffield   Andrew Higginson   John Higgins 4–1 [33]
09–29 10–02   POL PT Players Tour Championship – Event 6[n 8] Arena Ursynów Warsaw   Neil Robertson   Ricky Walden 4–1 [34]
10–05 10–09   ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 7[n 9] South West Snooker Academy Gloucester   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Matthew Stevens 4–2 [35]
10–20 10–23   IRL PT Players Tour Championship – Event 8[n 10] Killarney Convention Centre Killarney   Neil Robertson   Judd Trump 4–1 [36]
10–29 10–30   IRL NR Irish Classic Celbridge Snooker Club Kildare   Fergal O'Brien   Ken Doherty 5–2 [37]
11–05 11–06   ENG NR World Seniors Championship East of England Showground Peterborough   Darren Morgan   Steve Davis 2–1 [38]
11–10 11–13   BEL PT Players Tour Championship – Event 9[n 11] Lotto Arena Antwerp   Judd Trump   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4–3 [39]
11–19 11–20   ENG VE Power Snooker Masters Trophy Trafford Centre Manchester   Martin Gould   Ronnie O'Sullivan [n 12] [40]
08–18 11–27   ENG NR Premier League Snooker Potters Leisure Resort Hopton-on-Sea   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Ding Junhui 7–1 [41]
11–27 11–30   ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 10 World Snooker Academy Sheffield   Michael Holt   Dominic Dale 4–2 [42]
12–03 12–11   ENG WR UK Championship Barbican Centre York   Judd Trump   Mark Allen 10–8 [43]
12–17 12–19   ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 11 English Institute of Sport Sheffield   Tom Ford   Martin Gould 4–3 [44]
12–15 12–16   ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 12[n 13] World Snooker Academy Sheffield   Stephen Maguire   Joe Perry 4–2 [45]
01–06 01–08   GER Event Forum Fürstenfeldbruck
01–15 01–22   ENG NR The Masters Alexandra Palace London   Neil Robertson   Shaun Murphy 10–6 [46]
01–27 01–29   ENG NR Snooker Shoot-Out Circus Arena Blackpool   Barry Hawkins   Graeme Dott 1–0 [47]
02–01 02–05   GER WR German Masters Tempodrom Berlin   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Stephen Maguire 9–7 [48]
02–13 02–19   WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport   Ding Junhui   Mark Selby 9–6 [49]
02–27 03–04   CHN WR World Open Haikou Stadium Haikou   Mark Allen   Stephen Lee 10–1 [50]
03–14 03–18   IRL WR Players Tour Championship Finals Bailey Allen Hall Galway   Stephen Lee   Neil Robertson 4–0 [51]
01–09 03–22   ENG NR Championship League Crondon Park Golf Club Stock   Ding Junhui   Judd Trump 3–1 [52]
03–26 04–01   CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students' Gymnasium Beijing   Peter Ebdon   Stephen Maguire 10–9 [53]
04–21 05–07   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Ali Carter 18–11 [54]
WR = World ranking event
PT = Players Tour Championship 2011/12 event
P/A = Pro–am event
NR = Other, non-ranking event
VE = Variant event

Official rankingsEdit

World ranking pointsEdit

No.  Ch  Player[59] Season[n 14] Tournament[n 15] Season Cut-off point[n 16] Total[61]
09/10 10/11 PTC AO SM UK GM WEO WOO CO WC 11/12 1 2 3
1  2   Mark Selby 0 38445 8900 2500 7000 3040 2500 4000 4480 2660 1400 36480 67385 69945 73945 74925
2  7   Judd Trump 0 33355 10980 700 980 8000 2500 2500 2660 3500 3800 35620 46465 57385 60985 68975
3  2   Mark Williams 0 36880 2200 4000 5600 3040 2500 1900 980 2660 3800 26680 63540 65020 66920 63560
4  4   Stephen Maguire 0 26880 9360 700 980 4000 4000 2500 980 5600 6400 34520 45980 49660 52960 61400
5  3   John Higgins 0 32000 8320 700 3500 3040 1900 1900 3500 2660 3800 29320 57540 58180 56980 61320
6  1   Shaun Murphy 0 31785 4920 3200 3500 4000 3200 3200 3500 980 1400 27900 50485 54085 59785 59685
7  2   Neil Robertson 0 22520 11760 1900 4480 5120 1900 700 2660 3500 5000 37020 52100 57940 58640 59540
8  10   Stephen Lee 0 24435 11280 575 1960 1120 3200 2500 5600 4480 1400 32115 38750 40550 45675 56550
9  2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 0 16700 8960 0 2660 3040 5000 3200 0 3500 10000 36360 38660 40540 45540 53060
10  4   Matthew Stevens 0 25680 7080 700 3500 3040 2500 1900 980 980 6400 27080 37815 43015 45515 52760
11  7   Ding Junhui 0 28760 5340 700 980 4000 700 5000 980 4480 1400 23580 51420 48740 53740 52340
12     Mark Allen 0 19725 5000 2500 2660 6400 1900 2500 7000 980 1400 30340 39625 48265 50165 50065
13  3   Graeme Dott 0 24065 10500 700 980 3040 1900 700 3500 2660 1400 25380 44405 50005 50705 49445
14  7   Martin Gould 0 25110 9120 1400 2660 3040 700 1900 980 980 1400 22180 37210 45370 47520 47290
15  5   Ricky Walden 0 23220 8980 575 805 5120 1900 575 1960 2660 1150 23725 32810 39730 41630 46945
16  1   Stuart Bingham 0 24260 4720 5000 2660 1120 1900 1900 980 2660 1400 22340 40955 41115 43515 46600

Points distributionEdit

2011/2012 Points distribution for world ranking and minor-ranking events[62]

Tournament Round → R96 R80 R64 R48 R32 R24 R16 QF SF F W
Australian Goldfields Open Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
Shanghai Masters Unseeded loser 560 910 1260 1610 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Seeded loser 280 455 630 805 980
UK Championship Unseeded loser 640 1040 1440 1840 2240 3040 4000 5120 6400 8000
Seeded loser 320 520 720 920 1120
German Masters Unseeded loser 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 325 450 575 700
Welsh Open Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
World Open Unseeded loser 560 910 1260 1610 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Seeded loser 280 455 630 805 980
Players Tour Championship Regular events 360 560 760 1000 1280 1600 2000
Finals 840 1140 1500 1920 2400 3000
China Open Unseeded loser 560 910 1260 1610 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Seeded loser 280 455 630 805 980
World Championship Unseeded loser 800 1300 1800 2300 2800 3800 5000 6400 8000 10000
Seeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Sam Baird qualified by topping the Pro Ticket Tour rankings.
  2. ^ Daniel Wells qualified by topping the Welsh rankings.
  3. ^ Scott MacKenzie qualified by topping the Scottish rankings.
  4. ^ Joe Meara qualified by topping the Northern Irish rankings.
  5. ^ David Hogan qualified by topping the Irish rankings.
  6. ^ Dates use the month day format
  7. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Paul Hunter Classic.
  8. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Warsaw Classic.
  9. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy.
  10. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Alex Higgins International Trophy.
  11. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Antwerp Open.
  12. ^ This format was based on points. Martin Gould won 286–258.
  13. ^ Event also known as the 2012 FFB Snooker Open and the 2012 Arcaden Shopping Open.
  14. ^ The 2009/2010 points only included the points that counted towards the next seedings update. See [55] for the points accumulated during the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 seasons.
  15. ^ See [60] for ranking points accumulated up to the Players Tour Championship Finals and [61] for points accumulated at the China Open and World Snooker Championship.
  16. ^ See [56] for the rankings at the first seedings cut-off point; see [57] for the second, see [58] for the third and see [61] at the end of the season.

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