2003 Premier League Snooker

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Hasseröder Premier League Snooker
Tournament information
Dates 11 January-
11 May 2003
Country United Kingdom
Organisation(s) Matchroom Sport
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £180,000
Winner's share £45,000
Highest break 139
Final
Champion Hong Kong Marco Fu
Runner-up Wales Mark Williams
Score 9–5
2002
2004

The 2003 Hasseröder Premier League Snooker was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 11 January to 11 May 2003.

Marco Fu won in the final 9–5 against Mark Williams.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

  • Winner: £45,000
  • Runner-up: £20,000
  • Semi-final: £12,500
  • Frame-win: £500 (only in league phase)
  • Highest break: £6,000
  • Total: £180,000

League phase[edit]

Ranking England
OSU
Wales
WIL
England
EBD
Hong Kong
FU
England
WHI
Scotland
HIG
England
DAV
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 Ronnie O'Sullivan x 5 5 5 6 5 5 31–17 6–0–0 6–12
2 Mark Williams 3 x 6 1 6 5 6 27–21 4–0–2 6–8
3 Peter Ebdon 3 2 x 4 4 6 5 24–24 2–2–2 6–6
4 Marco Fu 3 7 4 x 2 4 4 24–24 1–3–2 6–5
5 Jimmy White 2 2 4 6 x 5 2 21–27 2–1–3 6–5
6 John Higgins 3 3 2 4 3 x 6 21–27 1–1–4 6–3
7 Steve Davis 3 2 3 4 6 2 x 20–28 1–1–4 6–3

Top four 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 that ended 4–4 then the player who got to four first was higher. (Breaks above 50 shown between (parentheses); century breaks are indicated with bold.)[1][2]

  • 11 January – Borough Hall, Hartlepool, England[3]
    • John Higgins 6–2 Steve Davis → (50) 83–30, 35–85, (97)-31, 62–68, (59) 63–39, (66) 94–36, 67–47, (122)-18
    • Mark Williams 1–7 Marco Fu → 0–74, 73–34, 4–94 (68), 46–59, 0-(139), 0–134 (84), 51–53, 0–85 (79)
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan 6–2 Jimmy White → 44–63, (54) 68–42, (51) 86–11, 64–16, (67) 112–14, (78)-21, (100)-1, 41–67
  • 12 January – Borough Hall, Hartlepool, England[3]
    • John Higgins 3–5 Jimmy White → 24–63, 42–55(49), 15-(72), (55) 69–57, 4-(81), 69–14, 0-(131), 77–9
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan 5–3 Steve Davis → (105) 110–11, (62) 72–48, 59–64, 54–53, (92)-6, 5–92 (88), 0-(95), (70) 71–5
    • Mark Williams 6–2 Peter Ebdon → (102) 106–7, (125) 137–0, 1–86 (52), 60–31, (71) 75–33, (78) 82–0, 73–31, 21–114 (108)
  • 18 January – Floral Hall, Southport, England[4]
    • Peter Ebdon 6–2 John Higgins → 70–26, 75-(67), 0-(90), 0–136 (104), 57–49, 65–45, (67)-12, 69–5
    • Steve Davis 6–2 Jimmy White → 68–27, 0–72, 65–41, (53) 65–12, 53–42, 64–25, (54)-66, (91) 92–8
  • 19 January – Floral Hall, Southport, England[4]
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan 5–3 Marco Fu → 0-(100), (101) 105–0, 0–97 (89), 50–65, 65–40, (55) 72–9, (80)-4, (51) 82–31
    • Peter Ebdon 4–4 Jimmy White → 8-(58), 56–27, 51–67, 24–57, (53) 54–63 (57), 69–46, (85) 90–7, 61–33
    • Mark Williams 5–3 John Higgins → (123) 124–0, (50) 71–31, (56) 83–32, 0–72, 0-(132), 0-(73), (69) 70–0, 81–31
  • 15 February – Flint Pavilion, Flint, Wales[5]
    • Steve Davis 4–4 Marco Fu → (61) 73–25, 18–59, 26-(88), 56–21, 1–107 (102), 14-(111), (50) 68–66, 60–29
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan 5–3 Mark Williams → 0–67 (53), 28–65, 9–66, (114) 118–0, (77)-0, (58) 73–55, 67–34, (93) 101–0
  • 16 February – Flint Pavilion, Flint, Wales[5]
    • Peter Ebdon 5–3 Steve Davis → (62) 97–24, (134) 138–1, 0-(104), 22–114 (110), (53) 82–0, 39–72 (55), (53) 65–53, (52) 75–6
    • John Higgins 4–4 Marco Fu → 38–84, (83) 97–18, 76–0, 1–79 (52), (88)-4, 63–29, 44- 62, 43–58
    • Mark Williams 6–2 Jimmy White → 67–16, 64–63, 8–76 (53), 78–11, 70–14, (52) 58–50, (56) 60–37, 29–60 (51)
  • 22 March – Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre, Colwyn Bay, Wales[6]
    • Peter Ebdon 4–4 Marco Fu → 0–84, 42–73, (69)-16, 17–67, 60–12, 1–81 (57), 70–54, 57–56
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan 5–3 John Higgins → 65–64 (56), (91)-0, 50–63, (61) 69–1, 73–14, 42–83 (73), 62–25, 5–88 (79)
  • 23 March – Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre, Colwyn Bay, Wales[6]
    • Mark Williams 6–2 Steve Davis → 1–62 (61), 70–45, 53–20, 17–63, (62) 89–26, 65–58 (50), 78–41, 75–24
    • Jimmy White 6–2 Marco Fu → 65–52, (71) 72–16, 73–29, 57–43, (75) 81–24, 11–72 (59), 14–75 (68), (50) 74–1
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan 5–3 Peter Ebdon → 0–134 (125), 75–41, (52) 89–6, (93) 101–27, (72) 85–39, 56–83, (90) 121–1, 0-(106)

Play-offs[edit]

10–11 May – Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland, England[1][2][7]

Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
           
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
4 Hong Kong Marco Fu* 6
4 Hong Kong Marco Fu*** 9
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
2 Wales Mark Williams** 6
3 England Peter Ebdon 2

*58–69, 83–25, 24–66, (63) 75–8, 9-(67), 0–98 (57), 72–60 (53), 39–80 (55), (67)-(60), 42–61
**(58) 73–26, (80)-(52), (100) 104–32, 23–82 (57), (54) 74–57, 49–57, (56) 71–48, 59–32
***(59) 83–22, 44–82, 68-(57), 50–65, 0-(138'), 69–52, 0–113 (99), 0–66 (65), (103)-0, (57) 58–33, (71) 85–49, 80–30, (51) 52–11, (66) 78–0

Century breaks[edit]

[1]

References[edit]

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