2006 Malta Cup

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Malta Cup
Tournament information
Dates 30 January–5 February 2006
Venue Hilton Conference Center
City Portomaso
Country Malta
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Highest break 142
Final
Champion Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Runner-up Scotland John Higgins
Score 9-8
2005
2007

The 2006 Malta Cup was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 30 January and 5 February 2006 at the Hilton Conference Center in Portomaso, Malta.[1]

Ken Doherty won in the final 9–8 against John Higgins. Higgins had recovered from 2–5 down to lead 8–5 but Doherty won the last four frames to win the title.

Wild-card round[edit]

[1][2][3]

Match Score
WC1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5–1 Malta Joe Grech
WC2 Finland Robin Hull 5–2 Malta Simon Zammit

Main draw[edit]

[1][2][3]

Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 fames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                             
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Australia Neil Robertson 1
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Barry Pinches 2
10 England Stephen Lee 1
England Barry Pinches 5
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 2
6 Scotland John Higgins 5
12 Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Allister Carter 2
12 Scotland Alan McManus 0
6 Scotland John Higgins 5
6 Scotland John Higgins 5
England Robert Milkins 4
6 Scotland John Higgins 6
Wales Dominic Dale 3
5 England Paul Hunter 3
Wales Dominic Dale 5
Wales Dominic Dale 5
14 England Joe Perry 4
14 England Joe Perry 5
Thailand James Wattana 2
Wales Dominic Dale 5
9 Wales Mark Williams 3
9 Wales Mark Williams 5
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3
9 Wales Mark Williams 5
England Nigel Bond 1
4 Wales Matthew Stevens 2
England Nigel Bond 5
6 Scotland John Higgins 8
11 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
England Mark King 3
16 England Ian McCulloch 2
England Mark King 5
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
11 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
11 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3
11 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Stuart Bingham 4
7 England Peter Ebdon 4
England Stuart Bingham 5
11 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 3
8 England Jimmy White 2
England Barry Hawkins 5
England Barry Hawkins 3
Finland Robin Hull 5
15 England Steve Davis 4
Finland Robin Hull 5
Finland Robin Hull 0
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England John Parrott 2
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
2 England Shaun Murphy 4
2 England Shaun Murphy 5
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames
Hilton Conference Centre, Malta, 5 February 2006.[1][2]
John Higgins (6)
 Scotland
8–9 Ken Doherty (11)
 Ireland
Afternoon: 8–86 (67), 69–49, 78–28, 53–71(65), 28–76(55), 27–105 (105), 56–75 (70)
Evening: 67–53 (61), 89–8 (55), 90–22 (90), 75–50, 130–4 (114), 96–4 (96), 43–64
5–67 (61), 12–60, 12–69 (63)
114 Highest break 105
1 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 7

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales between 7 and 10 November 2005.[2][3][4]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
 Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez    England Justin Astley 4    England Dave Harold 5    Australia Neil Robertson 5
 Bye    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 3    England Dave Harold 4
 Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5    Pakistan Shokat Ali 5    Malta Tony Drago 5    England Barry Pinches 5
 Scotland James McBain 4    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 4    Pakistan Shokat Ali 2    Malta Tony Drago 2
 England Andrew Norman 5    Scotland Marcus Campbell 5    England Mark Selby 3    England Ali Carter 5
 China Jin Long 2    England Andrew Norman 3    Scotland Marcus Campbell 5    Scotland Marcus Campbell 3
 England Nick Dyson 5    England Jamie Cope 5    England Stuart Pettman 0    England Robert Milkins 5
 Bahrain Habib Subah 4    England Nick Dyson 2    England Jamie Cope 5    England Jamie Cope 3
 Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 3    China Ding Junhui 1    England Ricky Walden 5    Wales Dominic Dale 5
 England David Gilbert 5    England David Gilbert 5    England David Gilbert 1    England Ricky Walden 1
 England Simon Bedford    England Chris Norbury 5    Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5    Thailand James Wattana 5
 Bye    England Simon Bedford 4    England Chris Norbury 1    Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 2
 England Sean Storey 5    England Mike Dunn 5    Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5    Wales Ryan Day 1
 Malta Alex Borg 3    England Sean Storey 4    England Mike Dunn 3    Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
 Scotland Scott MacKenzie    England Lee Spick 1    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5    England Nigel Bond 5
 Bye    Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5    Scotland Scott MacKenzie 4    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
 Wales Paul Davies 5    England Rod Lawler 5    England Mark Davis 5    Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
 China Liang Wenbo 3    Wales Paul Davies 2    England Rod Lawler 4    England Mark Davis 4
 England Joe Jogia    England Matthew Couch 5    Scotland Drew Henry 5    England Mark King 5
 Bye    England Joe Jogia 0    England Matthew Couch 4    Scotland Drew Henry 3
 England Alfie Burden 2    England Jimmy Michie 5    Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5    England Michael Holt 4
 England Judd Trump 5    England Judd Trump 2    England Jimmy Michie 3    Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
 Scotland Hugh Abernethy 5    Scotland Jamie Burnett 5    England Stuart Bingham 5    England Anthony Hamilton 3
 Malaysia Moh Keen Ho 2    Scotland Hugh Abernethy 0    Scotland Jamie Burnett 3    England Stuart Bingham 5
 Wales Darren Morgan 5    England David Roe 5    England Tom Ford 2    England Barry Hawkins 5
 England Gary Wilson 4    Wales Darren Morgan 2    England David Roe 5    England David Roe 4
 England Adam Davies    Finland Robin Hull 5    England Adrian Gunnell 4    England Andy Hicks 3
 Bye    England Adam Davies 3    Finland Robin Hull 5    Finland Robin Hull 5
 Republic of Ireland David McDonnell 3    England James Tatton 1    Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 2    England John Parrott 5
 England Gary Wilkinson 5    England Gary Wilkinson 5    England Gary Wilkinson 5    England Gary Wilkinson 3
 England Stuart Mann 4    Wales Lee Walker 2    England Rory McLeod 1    England David Gray 2
 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5    Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5    Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5    Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5

Century breaks[edit]

[2]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Malta Cup 2006". Snooker.org. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "2006 Malta Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 12 February 2006. 
  3. ^ a b c "2006 Malta Cup results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 7 February 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "2006 Malta Cup qualifying results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 25 November 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.