2008 UK Championship (snooker)

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Maplin UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 13–21 December 2008
Venue Telford International Centre
City Telford
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £625,000
Winner's share £100,000
Highest break 147
Final
Champion England Shaun Murphy
Runner-up Hong Kong Marco Fu
Score 10–9
2007
2009

The 2008 Maplin UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 13–21 December 2008 at the Telford International Centre in Telford, England. It was the 32nd edition of the event.

World Snooker, the sports governing body, opened an investigation into allegations of match fixing, after Stephen Maguire beat Jamie Burnett 9–3 in the first round. Several bookmakers had stopped taking bets on the match before it even started, when reports of a number of large sums having been placed on the same correct score began to circulate within the industry.[1] Just prior to the 2009 World Championship, where Maguire and Burnett were drawn together the first round, it was announced that Strathclyde Police had opened an official enquiry into the match.[2] The enquiry was closed in 2011 with no criminal charges against either of them, and a World Snooker disciplinary enquiry was announced,[3] which ended without any regulatory action.[4] In September 2013 it was announced, that Stephen Lee was found guilty of agreeing to lose the first frame of his first and second round matches.[5]

Shaun Murphy won the title with a 10–9 victory over Marco Fu.[6][7]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[8]

Main draw[edit]

[9][10][11]

Last 32
Best of 17 frames
Last 16
Best of 17 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 17 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                             
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
England Rory McLeod 6
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
12 England Joe Perry 9
12 England Joe Perry 9
England Mark Davis[n 1] 0
12 England Joe Perry 7
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 9
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 9
England Barry Hawkins 6
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 9
Wales Matthew Stevens 5
8 Wales Ryan Day 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 9
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 9
7 England Ali Carter 7
7 England Ali Carter 9
England Ian McCulloch[n 2] 2
7 England Ali Carter 9
9 England Peter Ebdon 5
9 England Peter Ebdon 9
England Andrew Higginson 8
7 England Ali Carter 9
Wales Mark Williams 8
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 9
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 7
Wales Mark Williams 9
4 England Mark Selby 7
Wales Mark Williams 9
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 9
3 England Shaun Murphy 10
3 England Shaun Murphy 9
England Martin Gould 7
3 England Shaun Murphy 9
16 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
16 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 9
England Stuart Bingham 2
3 England Shaun Murphy 9
England Stephen Lee 3
15 England Mark King 9
England Judd Trump 8
15 England Mark King 5
England Stephen Lee 9
6 Scotland Stephen Hendry 7
England Stephen Lee 9
3 England Shaun Murphy 9
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
5 Scotland John Higgins 9
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 7
5 Scotland John Higgins 9
11 China Ding Junhui 4
11 China Ding Junhui 9
England Steve Davis 6
5 Scotland John Higgins 7
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
10 Australia Neil Robertson 9
England Michael Holt 7
10 Australia Neil Robertson 8
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Jan Verhaas
Telford International Centre, Telford, England, 21 December 2008.[9][11]
Marco Fu (14)
 Hong Kong
9–10 Shaun Murphy (3)
 England
Afternoon: 34–74, 56–48, 0–99 (99), (102) 103–17, 4–70, 0–73 (73), (69, 74) 143–0, 31–66
Evening: 1–77 (77), 66–51, (59) 75–52, 58–45, 0–109 (54), 6–87 (87), 73–39, 73–40,
93–23, 1–69 (64), 24–69
102 Highest break 99
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying took place from December 1 to 8 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, England.[12][13]

  Round 1
Best of 17 frames
  Round 2
Best of 17 frames
  Round 3
Best of 17 frames
  Round 4
Best of 17 frames
 England Jimmy White 9    Wales Ian Preece 8    England Rory McLeod 9    England Dave Harold 6
 England David Grace 8    England Jimmy White 9    England Jimmy White 8    England Rory McLeod 9
 Scotland Scott MacKenzie 9    England Mark Davis 9    England Ricky Walden 7    England Nigel Bond 2
 Republic of Ireland Vincent Muldoon 4    Scotland Scott MacKenzie 2    England Mark Davis 9    England Mark Davis 9
 Wales Jamie Jones 9    England David Gray 4    Scotland Alan McManus 9    England Barry Hawkins 9
 Scotland Robert Stephen 8    Wales Jamie Jones 9    Wales Jamie Jones 4    Scotland Alan McManus 4
 England Paul Davison 9    England Robert Milkins 9    Scotland Marcus Campbell 9    Wales Matthew Stevens 9
 England Wayne Cooper 5    England Paul Davison 5    England Robert Milkins 4    Scotland Marcus Campbell 3
 Wales Daniel Wells 3    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 9    England Mike Dunn 6    England Ian McCulloch 9
 China Li Hang 9    China Li Hang 7    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 9    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 1
 England Matthew Couch 9    England Barry Pinches 6    England Andrew Higginson 9    England Anthony Hamilton 4
 Netherlands Stefan Mazrocis 7    England Matthew Couch 9    England Matthew Couch 5    England Andrew Higginson 9
 Scotland James McBain 6    England Mark Joyce 4    England David Gilbert 1    Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
 China Liu Chuang 9    China Liu Chuang 9    China Liu Chuang 9    China Liu Chuang 4
 Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 9    England David Roe 0    Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 9    Wales Mark Williams 9
 Northern Ireland Declan Hughes[n 3] 1    Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 9    Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 3    Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 7
 Thailand Supoj Saenla 9    England Martin Gould 9    England Tom Ford 6    Wales Dominic Dale 6
 Wales Andrew Pagett 7    Thailand Supoj Saenla 1    England Martin Gould 9    England Martin Gould 9
 England Peter Lines 9    England Stuart Pettman 9    England Jimmy Michie 9    England Stuart Bingham 9
 England Michael Georgiou 3    England Peter Lines 6    England Stuart Pettman 7    England Jimmy Michie 3
 England Simon Bedford 8    England Rod Lawler 6    England Judd Trump 9    Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 6
 China Jin Long 9    China Jin Long 9    China Jin Long 8    England Judd Trump 9
 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 9    England Andy Hicks 9    England John Parrott[n 4] 1    England Stephen Lee 9
 England Stephen Craigie 5    Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 7    England Andy Hicks 9    England Andy Hicks 6
 England Lee Spick 9    England Andrew Norman 7    China Liang Wenbo 9    Northern Ireland Joe Swail 9
 New Zealand Chris McBreen 6    England Lee Spick 9    England Lee Spick 1    China Liang Wenbo 8
 England Matthew Selt 9    China Liu Song 8    England Adrian Gunnell 9    England Steve Davis 9
 England Andy Lee 3    England Matthew Selt 9    England Matthew Selt 4    England Adrian Gunnell 7
 England Kuldesh Johal 9    Wales Paul Davies 5    England Michael Holt 9    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
 India Aditya Mehta 5    England Kuldesh Johal 9    England Kuldesh Johal 5    England Michael Holt 9
 England Lewis Roberts 8    Republic of Ireland David Morris 9    Scotland Jamie Burnett 9    England Jamie Cope 7
 Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 9    Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 2    Republic of Ireland David Morris 4    Scotland Jamie Burnett 9

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[12]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Davis retired at 0–2 due to illness
  2. ^ Ian McCulloch retired at 2–6 due to illness.
  3. ^ Declan Hughes conceded the match due to illness.
  4. ^ John Parrott withdrew due to illness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scots snooker stars Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett in betting probe". Daily Record. 16 December 2008. Archived from the original on 24 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Police investigate snooker match". BBC Sport. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  3. ^ Everton, Clive (18 May 2011). "No charges against Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett over fixing claims". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "WPBSA Statement on Maguire/Burnett Case". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and Stephen Lee decisison" (PDF). Sport Resolutions (UK). 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Murphy defeats Fu to clinch title". BBC Sport. 2008-12-22. Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  7. ^ "World Snooker News: Murphy Takes Glory In UK Thriller". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  8. ^ "Prize Money". Global Snooker. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "UK Championship 2008 Results". Global Snooker. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Maplin UK Championship results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Maplin UK Championship 2008". Snooker.org. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Maplin UK Championship 2008 Qualifying". Global Snooker. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Qualifying (Draw)". worldsnooker.org. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 23 September 2011. [dead link]