2006 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates 27 February–5 March 2006
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Winner's share £35,000
Highest break 144
Final
Champion England Stephen Lee
Runner-up England Shaun Murphy
Score 9–4
2005
2007

The 2006 Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 27 February and 5 March at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.

Stephen Lee won his fourth ranking title by defeating World Champion Shaun Murphy 9-4.

Prize fund[edit]

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

Main draw[edit]

[2][3]

  Last 48
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                                                         
17  England Ian McCulloch 5     1  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 1  
 England Dave Harold 3     17  England Ian McCulloch 5  
  17  England Ian McCulloch 5  
  25  England Robert Milkins 3  
25  England Robert Milkins 5 13  Scotland Alan McManus 4
 England Judd Trump 3     25  England Robert Milkins 5  
  17  England Ian McCulloch 2  
  18  England Anthony Hamilton 5  
23  England Michael Holt 5     12  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5  
 Wales Dominic Dale 2     23  England Michael Holt 4  
  12  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
  18  England Anthony Hamilton 5  
18  England Anthony Hamilton 5 6  England Paul Hunter 3
 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3     18  England Anthony Hamilton 5  
  18  England Anthony Hamilton 5  
  11  England Stephen Lee 6  
21  England Mark King 4     8  England Peter Ebdon 0  
 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5     39  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5  
  39  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
  14  Scotland Graeme Dott 5  
26  England Nigel Bond 0 14  Scotland Graeme Dott 5
 China Liang Wenbo 5      China Liang Wenbo 3  
  14  Scotland Graeme Dott 2
  11  England Stephen Lee 5  
24  Hong Kong Marco Fu 2     11  England Stephen Lee 5  
 Scotland Drew Henry 5     34  Scotland Drew Henry 2  
  11  England Stephen Lee 5
  38  England Mark Selby 2  
27  Australia Neil Robertson 3 4  Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
 England Mark Selby 5     38  England Mark Selby 5  
11  England Stephen Lee 9
2  England Shaun Murphy 4
29  England Barry Hawkins 5     3  Scotland Stephen Hendry 3  
 England David Roe 4     29  England Barry Hawkins 5  
  29  England Barry Hawkins 5  
  32  Wales Ryan Day 2  
28  England John Parrott 1 9  England Jimmy White 0
32  Wales Ryan Day 5     32  Wales Ryan Day 5  
  29  England Barry Hawkins 5  
  31  Thailand James Wattana 3  
31  Thailand James Wattana 5     15  England Joe Perry 2  
 England Ricky Walden 4     31  Thailand James Wattana 5  
  31  Thailand James Wattana 5
  7  Scotland John Higgins 4  
19  England Barry Pinches 4 7  Scotland John Higgins 5
 Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5     68  Scotland Scott MacKenzie 2  
  29  England Barry Hawkins 1
   England Shaun Murphy 6  
22  England David Gray 4     5  Wales Matthew Stevens 5  
 England Mark Davis 5     41  England Mark Davis 0  
  5  Wales Matthew Stevens 1
  10  Wales Mark Williams 5  
20  England Ali Carter 4 10  Wales Mark Williams 5
 England Alfie Burden 5     69  England Alfie Burden 3  
  10  Wales Mark Williams 2
  2  England Shaun Murphy 5  
21  Australia Quinten Hann w/d     16  England Steve Davis 4  
 England Jamie Cope w/o      England Jamie Cope 5  
   England Jamie Cope 4
  2  England Shaun Murphy 5  
30  England Andy Hicks 5 2  England Shaun Murphy 5
 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 3     30  England Andy Hicks 3  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 5 March 2006.[2]
Stephen Lee (11)
 England
9 - 4 Shaun Murphy (2)
 England
Afternoon: 86-6, 74-0, 90-30, 120-0 (120), 47-75,40-61, 0-90, 64-52 (52 Murphy)
Evening: 88-0 (62), 39-64, 84-13, 64-52 (52 Murphy), 83-0 (71)
120 Highest break 52
1 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 2

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales between 24 January and 26 January 2006.[3]

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

Century breaks[edit]

[3]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preisgeld Welsh Open 2006". brownball.de. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Welsh Open 2006". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "2006 Welsh Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 20 April 2006.