Snooker season 2002/2003

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Snooker season 2002/2003
Details
Duration 24 September 2002–22 May 2003
Tournaments 16
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Wales Mark Williams
Masters Wales Mark Williams
World Championship Wales Mark Williams

The snooker season 2002/2003 was a series of snooker tournaments played during the years 2002 and 2003. Due to a legal ban, this was the final season to have events sponsored by tobacco companies (apart from Embassy, who would continue to sponsor the World Championship for another two years). The following table outlines the results for the ranking events and the invitational events.

Calendar[edit]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score[1][2] References
09–24 09–29  SCO Scottish Masters Thistle Hotels Glasgow England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland John Higgins 9–4 [3]
10–04 10–12  ENG WR LG Cup Guild Hall Preston Scotland Chris Small Scotland Alan McManus 9–5 [4]
11–02 11–07  WAL CT Challenge Tour 1 Towers Snooker Club Mansfield England Chris Melling England Tom Ford 6–2 [5]
11–21 11–31  ENG Benson & Hedges Championship Towers Snooker Club Mansfield England Mark Davis Cyprus Mehmet Husnu 9–6 [6]
11–09 11–17  ENG WR British Open Telford International Centre Telford England Paul Hunter England Ian McCulloch 9–4 [7]
12–01 12–15  ENG WR UK Championship Barbican Centre York Wales Mark Williams Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 10–9 [8]
01–22 01–26  WAL WR Welsh Open Cardiff International Arena Cardiff Scotland Stephen Hendry Wales Mark Williams 9–5 [9]
02–02 02–09  ENG Masters Wembley Conference Centre London Wales Mark Williams Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–4 [10][11]
02–15 02–20  ENG CT Challenge Tour 2 Jesters Snooker Club Swindon England Adrian Rosa England Stuart Mann 6–5 [12]
03–11 03–16  ENG WR European Open Palace Hotel Torquay England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–6 [13][14]
03–15 03–20  WAL CT Challenge Tour 3 Jesters Snooker Club Swindon England Michael Rhodes England Luke Simmonds 6–5 [15]
03–25 03–30  IRL WR Irish Masters Citywest Hotel Dublin England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland John Higgins 10–9 [16]
04–05 04–13  SCO WR Scottish Open Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh England David Gray England Mark Selby 9–7 [17][18]
04–19 05–05  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Wales Mark Williams Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 18–16 [19]
01–11 05–11  ENG Premier League Snooker Crowtree Leisure Centre Sunderland Hong Kong Marco Fu Wales Mark Williams 9–5 [20]
05–16 05–22  WAL CT Challenge Tour 4 Pontin's Prestatyn Norway Kurt Maflin England James Leadbetter 6–2 [21]
WR = World ranking event
CT = Challenge Tour event
Other, non-ranking event

Official rankings[edit]

The top 16 of the world rankings, these players automatically played in the final rounds of the world ranking events and were invited for the Masters.[22][23][24][25]

No. Player Points 2000/01 Points 2001/02 Total
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 25399 24625 50024
2 Wales Mark Williams 21735 25050 46785
3 England Peter Ebdon 20777 23875 44652
4 Scotland John Higgins 22034 22300 44334
5 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 22079 21400 43479
6 Scotland Stephen Hendry 17478 24650 42128
7 England Stephen Lee 13944 25725 39669
8 Wales Matthew Stevens 14879 18000 32879
9 England Paul Hunter 15809 15500 31309
10 England Jimmy White 12009 16925 28934
11 England Mark King 11895 15537 27432
12 Scotland Graeme Dott 11397 15762 27159
13 England Joe Perry 9269 17700 26969
14 Australia Quinten Hann 11395 14837 26232
15 Scotland Alan McManus 12190 13550 25740
16 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 12117 12762 24879

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2002/2003 Season". Snooker.org. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "For The Record 2002–3". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 4 December 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Regal Scottish Masters 2002". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "LG Cup 2002". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "WSA Challenge Tour 1". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 16 October 2006. 
  6. ^ Turner, Chris. "Benson & Hedges Championship, Masters Qualifying Tournament". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "British Open 2002". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "PowerHouse UK Championship 2002". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Regal Welsh Open 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Benson & Hedges Masters 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: White becomes Brown". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "WSA Challenge Tour 2". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006. 
  13. ^ "European Open 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  14. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Birth of the Hurricane". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "WSA Challenge Tour 3". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 17 October 2006. 
  16. ^ "Citywest Irish Masters 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Regal Scottish Open 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  18. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: First world title for Reardon". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Embassy World Championship 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "2002 Premier League Snooker Results". premierleaguesnooker.com. Matchroom Sport. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  21. ^ "WSA Challenge Tour 4". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006. 
  22. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Rankings (1990/91 to 2004/05)". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  23. ^ "Embassy World Rankings 2002/2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  24. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 119–123. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X. 
  25. ^ "Embassy World Rankings issued after the Embassy World Championship 2002". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 4 June 2002. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 

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