2007 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Royal London Watches Grand Prix
Royal London Watches Grand Prix logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 13–21 October 2007
Venue A.E.C.C.
City Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £ £470,500
Winner's share £75,000
Highest break 147
Final
Champion Hong Kong Marco Fu
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 9–6
2006
2008

The 2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 13 and 21 October 2007 at the A.E.C.C. in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Dave Harold made 14 consecutive foul and misses during his round-robin stage match against Liu Song. This is the most consecutive foul and misses made in any professional event.[1]

Marco Fu won the title by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–6 in the final.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

Ranking points[edit]

The breakdown of ranking points for this year is shown below:[2]

Main draw[edit]

Round-robin stage[edit]

The first round used a round-robin format like last season. 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. Matches in the round-robins were the best of seven frames.[2][3]

Tom Ford made a maximum break in his match against Steve Davis.[4] For this feat he won £24,000.

Group 2A[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5 4 18 11 +7
England Joe Perry 5 4 16 12 +4
England Jimmy Michie 5 2 14 14 0
Australia Neil Robertson 5 2 14 14 0
England Stephen Lee 5 2 13 16 −3
England Mark Davis 5 1 9 17 −8

Group 2B[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5 5 20 6 +14
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5 4 18 9 +9
England Tom Ford 5 2 17 15 +2
Wales Dominic Dale 5 2 11 17 −6
England Steve Davis 5 2 9 18 −9
England Mark Joyce 5 0 10 20 −10

Group 2C[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Peter Ebdon 5 5 20 12 +8
China Liu Song 5 3 16 12 +4
Wales Matthew Stevens 5 3 14 14 0
England Mark Selby 5 2 14 14 0
England Dave Harold 5 2 13 15 −2
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5 0 10 20 −10

Group 2D[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Shaun Murphy 5 4 19 11 +8
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5 4 19 14 +5
England Stuart Pettman 5 3 16 13 +3
England Stuart Bingham 5 2 13 13 0
China Ding Junhui 5 2 13 14 −1
England Ben Woollaston 5 0 5 20 −15

Group 2E[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ali Carter 5 5 20 4 +16
Scotland Marcus Campbell 5 4 16 14 +2
England Michael Holt 5 3 15 14 +1
England Anthony Hamilton 5 2 14 13 +1
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5 1 10 18 −8
Scotland Graeme Dott 5 0 8 20 −12

Group 2F[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ricky Walden 5 4 18 10 +8
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5 4 18 14 +4
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5 3 15 15 0
Wales Mark Williams 5 2 14 17 −3
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5 1 13 17 −4
England Ian McCulloch 5 1 14 19 −5

Group 2G[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5 4 17 9 +8
England Barry Hawkins 5 3 16 13 +3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5 3 17 16 +1
England Rory McLeod 5 3 16 15 +1
Wales Paul Davies 5 2 13 18 −5
England Jamie Cope 5 0 12 20 −8

Group 2H[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Scotland John Higgins 5 5 20 6 +14
Wales Ryan Day 5 3 17 10 +7
England Nigel Bond 5 2 12 14 −2
England Mark King 5 2 11 13 −2
China Tian Pengfei 5 2 12 17 −5
England Andrew Norman 5 1 7 19 −12

Knockout stage[edit]

[5][6]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
 Northern Ireland Joe Swail  5
 Scotland Marcus Campbell  2  
 Northern Ireland Joe Swail  3
   England Ronnie O'Sullivan  5  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan  5
 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge  2  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan  6
   England Shaun Murphy  5  
 England Peter Ebdon  5
 England Barry Hawkins  2  
 England Peter Ebdon  3
   England Shaun Murphy  5  
 England Shaun Murphy  5
 Wales Ryan Day  3  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan  6
   Hong Kong Marco Fu  9
 England Ali Carter  3
 England Joe Perry  5  
 England Joe Perry  3
   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene  5  
 England Ricky Walden  0
 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene  5  
 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene  5
   Hong Kong Marco Fu  6  
 Scotland Stephen Maguire  3
 China Liu Song  5  
 China Liu Song  0
   Hong Kong Marco Fu  5  
 Scotland John Higgins  4
 Hong Kong Marco Fu  5  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Jan Verhaas
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, 21 October 2007.[5]
Ronnie O'Sullivan
 England
6–9 Marco Fu
 Hong Kong
Afternoon: 21–100 (78), 104 (85)-35, 0–110 (110), 18–84 (74), 127 (127)-0, 75 (75)-0, 64–33
Evening: 67–5, 0–99, 4–95 (94), 5–121 (117), 0–82 (62), 66 (65)-44, 58 (58)-60 (60), 0–76 (76)
127 Highest break 117
1 Century breaks 2
5 50+ breaks 8

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the 2007 Grand Prix was held between 17 September and 23 September 2007 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. All matches at this stage were played over the best of seven frames.[2][7]

Group 1A[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Mark Davis 7 5 25 15 +10
England Mark Joyce 7 4 25 17 +8
England Jimmy White 7 4 21 21 0
England Robert Milkins 7 4 20 22 −2
England Jimmy Robertson 7 3 23 22 +1
Thailand Supoj Saenla 7 3 18 20 −2
England Alex Davies 7 3 15 24 −9
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 7 2 20 26 −6

Group 1B[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Tom Ford 7 6 25 10 +15
England Jimmy Michie 7 4 22 14 +8
Malta Tony Drago 7 4 20 19 +1
Scotland James McBain 7 4 18 18 0
England Andrew Higginson 7 3 20 17 +3
Thailand James Wattana 7 3 17 19 −2
Wales Gareth Coppack 7 2 9 22 −13
Wales Michael White 7 1 14 26 −12

Group 1C[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 7 5 25 16 +9
England Ben Woollaston 7 5 23 19 +4
England Barry Pinches 7 4 19 15 +4
England David Gilbert 7 4 20 17 +3
Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 7 3 19 22 −3
England David Gray 7 3 19 23 -4
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 7 2 17 23 −6
England Lee Spick 7 2 17 24 −7

Group 1D[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Stuart Pettman 7 7 28 12 +16
China Liu Song 7 5 23 16 +7
England Andy Hicks 7 4 22 17 +5
China Xiao Guodong 7 3 19 20 −1
Scotland Jamie Burnett 7 3 20 23 −3
England Mike Dunn 7 3 17 23 −6
Norway Kurt Maflin 7 2 20 21 −1
England Ashley Wright 7 1 9 26 −17

Group 1E[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 7 6 26 12 +14
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 7 6 25 13 +12
England Joe Jogia 7 4 21 18 +3
England David Roe 7 4 21 18 +3
England Matthew Selt 7 3 20 20 0
Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 7 2 17 22 −5
Scotland Drew Henry 7 2 13 25 −12
Belgium Kevin van Hove 7 1 11 26 −15

Group 1F[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ricky Walden 7 6 25 16 +9
Scotland Marcus Campbell 7 5 23 12 +11
Finland Robin Hull 7 4 23 19 +4
England Munraj Pal 7 4 23 20 +3
England Martin Gould 7 4 21 19 +2
Republic of Ireland David Morris 7 3 24 21 +3
Australia Steve Mifsud 7 1 13 27 −14
England John Parrott 7 1 8 26 −18

Group 1G[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Wales Paul Davies 7 5 25 11 +14
China Tian Pengfei 7 5 24 20 +4
Scotland Fraser Patrick 7 4 21 20 +1
Wales Ian Preece 7 3 17 17 0
Wales Lee Walker 7 3 17 19 −2
Scotland Alan McManus 7 3 19 23 -4
England Adrian Gunnell 7 3 14 22 −8
China Liu Chuang 7 2 18 23 −5

Group 1H[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Andrew Norman 7 6 25 12 +13
England Rory McLeod 7 5 23 14 +9
China Liang Wenbo 7 5 22 19 +3
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 7 4 22 19 +3
England Alfred Burden 7 3 15 17 −2
England Judd Trump 7 3 19 22 −3
England Rod Lawler 7 1 19 25 −6
England Jamie O'Neill 7 1 17 27 −10

Century Breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[7]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Ford leaves hospital and hits 147". BBC News. 14 October 2007. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
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  6. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix Stage 1". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009.