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The World Series of Snooker was played for the first time in the 2008/2009 season. Although there was a previous incarnation of the event organised by Matchroom Sport, that ran in the 1987/88 season, and from 1990/91 until 1992/93.[1] It was a series of five non-ranking tournaments spread over Europe, where top professional players performed against regional wildcard players. The series consisted of four tournaments plus a Grand Final for which the winner earned 50,000.

The winner of each tournament received five points, the runner-up three and losing semi-finalists one each. These points determined the seeding positions for the Grand Final, with the top four getting a bye to quarter-finals and fifth and sixth getting a bye to the second round. In the final Shaun Murphy defeated John Higgins 6–2.

Contents

World Series of Snooker JerseyEdit

World Series of Snooker BerlinEdit

World Series of Snooker WarsawEdit

World Series of Snooker MoscowEdit

Points tableEdit

Rank Player         Total
1   John Higgins 5 1 - 5 11
2   Ding Junhui - - 5 3 8
3   Graeme Dott - 5 - - 5
  Mark Selby 3 - 1 1 5
5   Shaun Murphy 1 3 - - 4
6   Ken Doherty 0 - 3 - 3
7   Gary Britton 1 - - - 1
  Stephen Maguire - 1 - - 1
  Steve Davis - - 1 - 1
  Shachar Ruberg - - - 1 1

World Series of Snooker Grand FinalEdit

Round-robin stageEdit

Round one was played in a round robin format. The matches were best of seven frames. Each player played each other once. The winner and runner-up advanced to round two.

Group oneEdit

Group twoEdit

Knockout stageEdit

Round two
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 11 frames
     
          John Higgins 5  
  Steve Davis 5       Steve Davis 2  
  Jimmy White 4         John Higgins 5  
            Stephen Maguire 3  
          Ding Junhui 2  
  Stephen Maguire 5       Stephen Maguire 5  
  Garry Britton 2         John Higgins 2
            Shaun Murphy 6
          Graeme Dott 5  
  Ken Doherty 3       Luca Brecel 4  
  Luca Brecel 5         Graeme Dott 4  
            Shaun Murphy 5  
          Mark Selby 4      
  Shaun Murphy 5       Shaun Murphy 5      
  Ryan Day 1  

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Suffolk: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 154–164. ISBN 978-0-9548549-0-4.
  2. ^ "John Higgins wins first World Series event in Jersey". Daily Mirror. 23 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Saint Helier (Results)". Snooker Virus. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  4. ^ "2008 World Series of Snooker – Event 1 Jersey". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 13 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Hunger inspired Graeme Dott's World Series win". Daily Record. 15 July 2008.
  6. ^ "Berlin (Results)". Snooker Virus. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  7. ^ "2008 World Series of Snooker – Event 2 Germany". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008.
  8. ^ "Ding wins in Warsaw!". Pro Snooker Blog. 26 October 2008.
  9. ^ "Warsaw (Results)". Snooker Virus. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  10. ^ "2008 World Series of Snooker – Event 3 Warsaw". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008.
  11. ^ "Higgins wins Moscow leg". Pro Snooker Blog. 23 November 2008.
  12. ^ "Moscow (Results)". Snooker Virus. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  13. ^ "2008 World Series of Snooker – Event 4 Moscow". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008.
  14. ^ "World Series Of Snooker: Running Order of the Grand Final". Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  15. ^ "Global Snooker Coverage: Grand Final". Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  16. ^ "Murphy gains Higgins revenge to capture World Series". Pro Snooker Blog. 10 May 2009.
  17. ^ "PIOS 2008/09 Rankings". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.