2008 China Open (snooker)

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Honghe Industrial China Open
Tournament information
Dates 24–30 March 2008
Venue Beijing University Students' Gymnasium
City Beijing
Country China
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £250,000
Winner's share £48,000
Highest break 147
Final
Champion Scotland Stephen Maguire
Runner-up England Shaun Murphy
Score 10–9
2007
2009

The 2008 Honghe Industrial China Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24 and 30 March 2008 at the Beijing University Students' Gymnasium in Beijing, China. This was the penultimate ranking event of the 2007/2008 season, preceding the 2008 World Snooker Championship.

The defending champion was Graeme Dott, but he lost in the first round against Barry Pinches.

Shaun Murphy and Dave Harold set two new records in the eight frame of their first round match. Murphy eventually won it after 93 minutes and 12 seconds, beating the record of the longest televised frame between Mark Selby and Marco Fu at the 2007 UK Championship and the longest frame in professional competition between Cliff Thorburn and Stephen O’Connor at the 1994 Welsh Open qualifiers, which took 77 minutes 31 seconds and 92 minutes 52 seconds respectively.[1]

Stephen Maguire made the first maximum break in an Asian ranking tournament in the second frame of his semi-final encounter against Ryan Day.[2]

Maguire won his fourth ranking title by defeating Murphy 10–9 in a high quality final.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3]

Wildcard round[edit]

[4][5]

Match Score
WC1 England Barry Pinches 5–1 China Zhang Anda
WC2 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5–2 China Cao Xinlong
WC3 Scotland Marcus Campbell 5–4 China Ah Bulajiang
WC4 England Mike Dunn 5–1 China Yang Qingtian
WC5 England Dave Harold 5–4 China Jin Long
WC6 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5–2 China Li Hang
WC7 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5–4 China Li Yuan
WC8 England Ricky Walden 5–3 China Yu Delu

Main draw[edit]

[4]

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 19 frames
                             
1 Scotland Graeme Dott 1
England Barry Pinches 5
England Barry Pinches 1
England Nigel Bond 5
13 England Stephen Lee 3
England Nigel Bond 5
England Nigel Bond 0
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
England Barry Hawkins 2
8 Scotland Stephen Hendry 1
England Barry Hawkins 5
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
16 Wales Ryan Day 5
6 England Peter Ebdon 5
England Jamie Cope 1
6 England Peter Ebdon 2
12 Wales Mark Williams 5
12 Wales Mark Williams 5
Scotland Marcus Campbell 1
12 Wales Mark Williams 3
16 Wales Ryan Day 5
16 Wales Ryan Day 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 3
16 Wales Ryan Day 5
4 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
4 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Mike Dunn 2
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire 10
3 England Shaun Murphy 9
3 England Shaun Murphy 5
England Dave Harold 3
3 England Shaun Murphy 5
9 China Ding Junhui 4
9 China Ding Junhui 5
England Joe Perry 3
3 England Shaun Murphy 5
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
14 England Allister Carter 5
England Stuart Bingham 3
14 England Allister Carter 3
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
7 Australia Neil Robertson 2
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
3 England Shaun Murphy 6
11 England Mark Selby 3
5 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
Hong Kong Marco Fu 3
11 England Mark Selby 5
11 England Mark Selby 5
England Ricky Walden 2
11 England Mark Selby 5
2 Scotland John Higgins 2
15 England Steve Davis 2
England Mark King 5
England Mark King 1
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames
Beijing University Student's Gymnasium, Beijing, China, 30 March 2008.[4][5]
Stephen Maguire
 Scotland
10–9 Shaun Murphy
 England
Afternoon: 60–41, 32–63 (54), 0–72 (72), 74–0 (74), 120–0 (106), 68–24, 114–0 (102), 0–136 (136)
Evening: 24–75 (75), 36–61, 8–92 (81), 39–74, 137–0 (137), 80–15, 80–0 (80), 97–17 (89),
0–107 (86), 46–61, 64–40
137 Highest break 136
3 Century breaks 1
3 50+ breaks 5

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales between 22 and 25 January 2008.[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
 England Shailesh Jogia 5    England Barry Pinches 5    England David Gray 3    England Michael Holt 2
 Wales Gareth Coppack 1    England Shailesh Jogia 2    England Barry Pinches 5    England Barry Pinches 5
 Scotland James McBain 5    England David Roe 5    England Andy Hicks 4    England Nigel Bond 5
 Belgium Kevin Van Hove 2    Scotland James McBain 4    England David Roe 5    England David Roe 3
 England Mark Joyce 5    England Judd Trump 5    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5    England Ian McCulloch 2
 Thailand Supoj Saenla 1    England Mark Joyce 4    England Judd Trump 1    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
 China Liu Song 5    Wales Ian Preece 2    England John Parrott 5    England Barry Hawkins 5
 England Alfred Burden 0    China Liu Song 5    China Liu Song 0    England John Parrott 1
 Norway Kurt Maflin 5    Finland Robin Hull w/d    Scotland Alan McManus 0    England Jamie Cope 5
 China Xiao Guodong 3    Norway Kurt Maflin w/o    Norway Kurt Maflin 5    Norway Kurt Maflin 1
 England Matthew Selt 5    Scotland Marcus Campbell 5    England Andrew Norman 1    England Anthony Hamilton 1
 Scotland Fraser Patrick 1    England Matthew Selt 0    Scotland Marcus Campbell 5    Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
 China Tian Pengfei 2    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 4    England A Higginson 5    Wales Matthew Stevens 5
 China Liu Chuang 5    China Liu Chuang 5    China Liu Chuang 3    England A Higginson 4
 England Munraj Pal 4    England Mike Dunn 5    England David Gilbert 2    Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3
 Wales Michael White 5    Wales Michael White 3    England Mike Dunn 5    England Mike Dunn 5
 England Lee Spick 5    England Rod Lawler 1    England Mark Davis 3    England Dave Harold 5
 England Ashley Wright 1    England Lee Spick 5    England Lee Spick 5    England Lee Spick 0
 Republic of Ireland David Morris 5    Scotland Scott MacKenzie 3    England Robert Milkins 5    England Joe Perry 5
 England Ben Woollaston 3    Republic of Ireland David Morris 5    Republic of Ireland David Morris 0    England Robert Milkins 2
 Malta Tony Drago 5    Wales Paul Davies 5    Thailand James Wattana 2    England Stuart Bingham 5
 England Jimmy Robertson 3    Malta Tony Drago 3    Wales Paul Davies 5    Wales Paul Davies 3
 England Alex Davies 5    Scotland Drew Henry 5    England Adrian Gunnell 4    Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
 Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 2    England Alex Davies 2    Scotland Drew Henry 5    Scotland Drew Henry 4
 England Jamie O'Neill 5    England Tom Ford 5    England Rory McLeod 5    Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
 England Martin Gould 4    England Jamie O'Neill 2    England Tom Ford 3    England Rory McLeod 4
 Wales Lee Walker w/d    England Jimmy Michie 5    England Ricky Walden 5    Wales Dominic Dale 4
 Thailand Issara Kachaiwong w/o    Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 4    England Jimmy Michie 3    England Ricky Walden 5
 China Liang Wenbo 3    England Stuart Pettman 5    Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 3    England Mark King 5
 Australia Steve Mifsud 5    Australia Steve Mifsud 2    England Stuart Pettman 5    England Stuart Pettman 2
 Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5    England Jimmy White 0    Scotland Jamie Burnett 5    Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 2    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 1    Scotland Jamie Burnett 2

Century breaks[edit]

[4]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murphy to play China's Ding after longest frame at snooker China Open". China Internet Information Center. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Maximum effort puts Maguire in China Open final". London: Mail Online. 29 March 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Preisgeld China Open 2008". brownball.de. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "2008 China Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 10 April 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Honghe Industrial China Open 2008". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 March 2011.