2007 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates 12–18 February 2007
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Highest break 147
Final
Champion Australia Neil Robertson
Runner-up England Andrew Higginson
Score 9–8
2006
2008

The 2007 Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 12 and 18 February at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.

Shaun Murphy became the first player to compile four consecutive century breaks in a best of 9 match against Jamie Cope.[1]

Neil Robertson won his second ranking title by beating Andrew Higginson 9–8. Higginson made his first official maximum break during his quarter-final match against Ali Carter.[2]

Main draw[edit]

[3][4]

  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
                                                         
20  England Nigel Bond 5     1  England Stephen Lee 2  
 China Liang Wenbo 3     20  England Nigel Bond 5  
  20  England Nigel Bond 4  
  15  England Ali Carter 5  
24  England Stuart Bingham 5 15  England Ali Carter 5
 Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 0     24  England Stuart Bingham 3  
  15  England Ali Carter 1  
   England Andrew Higginson 5  
17  Wales Ryan Day 0     12  England Barry Hawkins 2  
 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5      Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5  
   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 1
   England Andrew Higginson 5  
22  Hong Kong Marco Fu 2 6  Scotland John Higgins 3
 England Andrew Higginson 5      England Andrew Higginson 5  
   England Andrew Higginson 6  
  10  Scotland Stephen Maguire 3  
27  China Ding Junhui 1     7  England Shaun Murphy 5  
 England Jamie Cope 5      England Jamie Cope 0  
  7  England Shaun Murphy 5
   Scotland Jamie Burnett 4  
32  England Robert Milkins 3 9  Wales Mark Williams 4
 Scotland Jamie Burnett 5      Scotland Jamie Burnett 5  
  7  England Shaun Murphy 3
  10  Scotland Stephen Maguire 5  
19  Scotland Alan McManus 5     10  Scotland Stephen Maguire 5  
 England Rod Lawler 2     19  Scotland Alan McManus 0  
  10  Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
  4  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3  
30  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5 4  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
 England Adrian Gunnell 1     30  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3  
 England Andrew Higginson 8
13  Australia Neil Robertson 9
23  England David Gray 3     3  Scotland Stephen Hendry 5  
 England Ben Woollaston 5      England Ben Woollaston 2  
  3  Scotland Stephen Hendry 3  
  13  Australia Neil Robertson 5  
21  England Michael Holt 5 13  Australia Neil Robertson 5
 England Ricky Walden 4     21  England Michael Holt 2  
  13  Australia Neil Robertson 5  
  5  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4  
28  England Mark Selby 5     14  Wales Matthew Stevens 1  
 Wales Ian Preece 0     28  England Mark Selby 5  
  28  England Mark Selby 1
  5  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
26  England Ian McCulloch 5 5  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4     26  England Ian McCulloch 1  
  13  Australia Neil Robertson 6
  11  England Steve Davis 3  
31  England Andy Hicks 4     8  England Peter Ebdon 4  
 England Dave Harold 5      England Dave Harold 5  
   England Dave Harold 3
  16  England Anthony Hamilton 5  
18  England Joe Perry 5 16  England Anthony Hamilton 5
 England John Parrott 2     18  England Joe Perry 4  
  16  England Anthony Hamilton 4
  11  England Steve Davis 5  
25  Thailand James Wattana 1     11  England Steve Davis 5  
 England David Gilbert 5      England David Gilbert 0  
  11  England Steve Davis 5
  2  Scotland Graeme Dott 3  
29  England Mark King 0 2  Scotland Graeme Dott 5
 England Gerard Greene 5      England Gerard Greene 3  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 5 March 2006.[3][4]
Andrew Higginson
 England
8 – 9 Neil Robertson (13)
 Australia
Afternoon: 0–77 (76), 114–1 (114), 19–117 (71), 47–67, 46–78, 25–98 (98), 67–8, 0–74 (74)
Evening: 98–0 (54), 100–1 (100), 97–0 (97), 65–9, 80–0 (64), 85–39 (81), 2–124 (92)
5–98 (59), 0–70
114 Highest break 98
2 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 6 and 8 January 2007 at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales.[4]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
 China Liang Wenbo 5    England Joe Jogia 2    England Mark Davis 4
 New Zealand Dene O'Kane 0    China Liang Wenbo 5    China Liang Wenbo 5
 England Lee Spick 5    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5    Scotland Marcus Campbell 4
 Germany Patrick Einsle 1    England Lee Spick 3    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5
 England Chris Melling 1    Malta Tony Drago 5    Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
 Wales Jamie Jones 5    Wales Jamie Jones 2    Malta Tony Drago 2
 England Andrew Higginson 5    Scotland Scott MacKenzie 1    Scotland Drew Henry 0
 Thailand Passakorn Suwannawat 3    England Andrew Higginson 5    England Andrew Higginson 5
 England Mark Joyce 5    England Mike Dunn 5    England Jamie Cope 5
 United Arab Emirates Mohammed Shehab 3    England Mark Joyce 1    England Mike Dunn 0
 China Liu Song 5    Scotland Jamie Burnett 5    Wales Dominic Dale 4
 England Jeff Cundy 2    China Liu Song 3    Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
 England Chris Norbury 4    England Andrew Norman 5    England Rod Lawler 5
 England Sean Storey 5    England Sean Storey 1    England Andrew Norman 3
 England Matthew Couch 2    Wales Paul Davies 4    England Adrian Gunnell 5
 Malta Alex Borg 5    Malta Alex Borg 5    Malta Alex Borg 0
 England Paul Davison 4    Pakistan Shokat Ali 3    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
 England Ben Woollaston 5    England Ben Woollaston 5    England Ben Woollaston 5
 China Tian Pengfei 4    England Stuart Pettman 5    England Ricky Walden 5
 Scotland Robert Stephen 5    Scotland Robert Stephen 2    England Stuart Pettman 1
 Wales Ian Preece 5    Finland Robin Hull 2    England Tom Ford 1
 England Peter Lines 0    Wales Ian Preece 5    Wales Ian Preece 5
 England Paul Wykes 2    Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5    England Jimmy White 4
 Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 5    Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 1    Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
 England Lee Page 4    England David Roe 1    England Dave Harold 5
 Republic of Ireland David Morris 5    Republic of Ireland David Morris 5    Republic of Ireland David Morris 3
 England Judd Trump 5    England Jimmy Michie 5    England John Parrott 5
 Scotland Mark Boyle 2    England Judd Trump 2    England Jimmy Michie 4
 England Alfie Burden 3    England David Gilbert 5    England Barry Pinches 4
 England James Leadbetter 5    England James Leadbetter 2    England David Gilbert 5
 Netherlands Roy Stolk 1    England Rory McLeod 5    Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
 Northern Ireland Dermot McGlinchey 5    Northern Ireland Dermot McGlinchey 4    England Rory McLeod 3

Century breaks[edit]

[4]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Hallett wins English Pro title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Turner, Maximum Breaks. "Maximum Breaks". Chris Tuerner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Welsh Open 2007". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d "2007 Welsh Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008.