2006 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Royal London Watches Grand Prix
Royal London Watches Grand Prix logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 21–29 October 2006
Venue A.E.C.C.
City Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Highest break 147
Final
Champion Australia Neil Robertson
Runner-up England Jamie Cope
Score 9-5
2005
2007

The 2006 Royal London Watches Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 21 and 29 October 2006 at the A.E.C.C. in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Neil Robertson won his first ranking title by defeating Jamie Cope 9–5 in the final.

Main draw[edit]

[1][2][3]

Round-robin stage[edit]

The first round used a round-robin format. The top 32 and the 16 qualifiers were placed in eight groups of six with the top two from each group qualifying for the knockout stage.

Group 2A[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Scotland Alan McManus 5 4 13 6 +7
Scotland John Higgins 5 4 13 7 +6
Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 5 4 13 8 +5
England Barry Hawkins 5 2 9 9 0
Wales Dominic Dale 5 1 8 12 -4
Thailand James Wattana 5 0 1 15 -14

Group 2B[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Wales Ryan Day 5 4 12 4 +8
England Mark King 5 3 11 8 +3
England Shaun Murphy 5 3 11 9 +2
England Ali Carter 5 3 10 9 +1
Wales Jamie Jones 5 2 9 13 -4
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5 0 5 15 -10

Group 2C[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5 5 15 4 +11
England Jamie Cope[n 1] 5 3 10 10 0
England Michael Holt[n 1] 5 3 10 8 +2
England Steve Davis 5 2 9 10 -1
Hong Kong Marco Fu[n 1] 5 1 6 13 -7
England David Roe[n 1] 5 1 8 13 -5

Group 2D[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Australia Neil Robertson[n 2] 5 4 14 7 +7
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty[n 2] 5 4 14 6 +8
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5 3 10 10 0
England Nigel Bond 5 2 9 13 -4
England Judd Trump[n 2] 5 1 8 14 -6
England Paul Davison[n 2] 5 1 8 13 -5

Group 2E[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Wales Matthew Stevens 5 4 12 5 +7
England Mark Selby 5 3 11 6 +5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5 3 11 9 +2
China Liang Wenbo 5 3 10 9 +1
England Andy Hicks 5 1 6 15 -9
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5 1 7 14 -7

Group 2F[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Stephen Lee 4 3 9 7 +2
England Ian McCulloch 4 3 10 5 +5
Finland Robin Hull 4 2 9 7 +2
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4 2 7 8 -1
England Stuart Bingham 4 0 4 12 -8
Wales Mark Williams[n 3]

Group 2G[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Robert Milkins 5 5 15 7 +8
England David Gray 5 4 13 6 +7
England Peter Ebdon 5 2 10 11 -1
England Tom Ford 5 2 10 12 -2
England Ben Woollaston 5 2 9 12 -3
England Anthony Hamilton 5 0 6 15 -9

Group 2H[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Joe Perry 5 4 14 4 +10
England Andrew Norman 5 4 12 9 +3
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5 3 12 9 +3
China Ding Junhui 5 2 10 11 -1
Scotland Graeme Dott 5 2 8 11 -3
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5 0 3 15 -12

Knockout stage[edit]

[4]

Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                           
26 October            
 Scotland Alan McManus  5
27 October
 England Mark Selby  1  
 Scotland Alan McManus  5
26 October
   England Ian McCulloch  3  
 Wales Ryan Day  3
28 October
 England Ian McCulloch  5  
 Scotland Alan McManus  2
25 October
   Australia Neil Robertson  6  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan  5
27 October
 England David Gray  2  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan  1
25 October
   Australia Neil Robertson  5  
 Australia Neil Robertson  5
29 October
 England Andrew Norman  3  
 Australia Neil Robertson  9
26 October
   England Jamie Cope  5
 Wales Matthew Stevens  4
27 October
 Scotland John Higgins  5  
 Scotland John Higgins  2
26 October
   England Mark King  5  
 England Stephen Lee  3
28 October
 England Mark King  5  
 England Mark King  3
25 October
   England Jamie Cope  6  
 England Robert Milkins  0
27 October
 England Jamie Cope  5  
 England Jamie Cope  5
25 October
   England Joe Perry  4  
 England Joe Perry  5
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  0  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames.
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, 29 October 2006.
Neil Robertson
 Australia
9–5 Jamie Cope
 England
Afternoon: 40–67, 100–8 (100), 78–0 (78), 60–59 (59 Robertson), 61–2, 35–70 (55), 59–3
Evening: 63–38, 64–31, 98–9 (68), 0–105 (105), 42–69, 27–57, 70–1 (55)
100 Highest break 105
1 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 2

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying was held between 30 September and 4 October 2006 at Pontin's Prestatyn using a round-robin format. The entries were placed into eight groups with the top 2 from each group qualifying for the finals in Aberdeen.[1]

Group 1A[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 7 6 18 9 +9
Wales Jamie Jones 7 5 18 11 +7
England Ricky Walden 7 5 18 9 +9
England Jimmy Michie 7 4 15 11 +4
England Matthew Couch 7 3 13 16 -3
Scotland Marcus Campbell 7 2 14 19 -5
China Tian Pengfei 7 2 9 19 -10
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 7 1 8 19 -11

Group 1B[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 7 5 18 13 +5
Wales Dominic Dale 7 4 17 12 +5
Pakistan Shokat Ali 7 4 17 12 +5
England Sean Storey 7 4 16 15 +1
England Andrew Higginson 7 4 15 16 -1
England James Leadbetter 7 3 14 16 -2
Scotland Jamie Burnett 7 3 14 16 -2
Netherlands Roy Stolk 7 1 7 18 -11

Group 1C[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Jamie Cope 7 6 19 6 +13
England Paul Davison 7 4 16 11 +5
England Chris Melling 7 4 16 13 +3
England Rory McLeod 7 4 14 13 +1
Malta Tony Drago 7 4 16 16 0
England Rod Lawler 7 3 14 16 -2
Scotland Mark Boyle 7 2 9 19 -10
Thailand Passakorn Suwannawat 7 1 10 20 -10

Group 1D[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Judd Trump 7 6 19 6 +13
England David Roe 7 5 18 10 +8
Wales Ian Preece 7 4 15 11 +4
England John Parrott 7 4 15 13 +2
Northern Ireland Dermot McGlinchey 7 3 11 18 -7
England David Gilbert 7 3 13 13 0
Scotland Drew Henry 7 2 11 18 -7
England Jeff Cundy 7 1 7 20 -13

Group 1E[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
China Liang Wenbo 7 5 18 9 +9
England Gerard Greene 7 4 16 12 +4
Republic of Ireland David Morris 7 4 14 11 +3
England Peter Lines 7 4 14 13 +1
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 7 4 14 15 -1
England Barry Pinches 7 3 12 16 -4
England Mike Dunn 7 2 12 16 -4
England Paul Wykes 7 2 9 17 -8

Group 1F[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Finland Robin Hull 7 6 20 10 +10
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 7 6 20 8 +12
England Adrian Gunnell 7 5 17 14 +3
England Chris Norbury 7 3 15 14 +1
United Arab Emirates Mohammed Shehab 7 3 15 16 -1
England Stuart Pettman 7 2 9 17 -8
Malta Alex Borg 7 2 9 17 -8
China Liu Song 7 1 10 19 -9

Group 1G[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ben Woollaston 7 7 21 7 +14
England Andrew Norman 7 5 17 12 +5
England Mark Davis 7 5 16 10 +6
England Dave Harold 7 4 14 11 +3
Wales Paul Davies 7 3 14 14 0
Scotland Robert Stephen 7 2 9 15 -6
England Mark Joyce 7 2 10 17 -7
England Lee Page 7 0 6 21 -15

Group 1H[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6 4 15 12 +3
England Tom Ford 6 4 14 12 +2
England Lee Spick 6 3 10 9 +1
England Jimmy White 6 3 12 12 0
England Alfie Burden 6 3 11 11 0
Germany Patrick Einsle 6 2 11 15 -4
England Joe Jogia 6 2 11 13 -2

Century breaks[edit]

[1]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jamie Cope 2nd due to win against Michael Holt, David Roe is 6th due to loss against Marco Fu.
  2. ^ a b c d Neil Robertson 1st due to win against Ken Doherty, Paul Davison 6th due to loss against Judd Trump.
  3. ^ Mark Williams withdrew due to wrist injury thus all his results are expunged.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2006 Grand Prix". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "2006 Grand Prix Order of Play". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "2006 Grand Prix results". Sporting Life. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.