Snooker season 2006/2007

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Snooker season 2006/2007
Details
Duration 13 August 2006–14 May 2007
Tournaments 22
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship England Peter Ebdon
Masters England Ronnie O'Sullivan
World Championship Scotland John Higgins

The snooker season 2006/2007 was a series of snooker tournaments played between 13 August 2006 and 14 May 2007.

New professional players[edit]

Countries  China
 England  Ireland  Netherlands
 New Zealand  Northern Ireland  Scotland
 Thailand  United Arab Emirates  Wales

Note: New means in these case, that these players were not on the 2005/2006 professional Main Tour.

Calendar[edit]

The following table outlines the results and dates for all the ranking and major invitational events.[3]

Date[n 7] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score References
08–13 08–20  NIR WR Northern Ireland Trophy Waterfront Hall Belfast China Ding Junhui England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–6 [4]
08–25 08–27  GER Fürth German Open Stadthalle Fürth England Michael Holt England Barry Hawkins 4–2 [5]
09–02  ENG Pot Black Royal Automobile Club London Wales Mark Williams Scotland John Higgins 1–0 [6][7]
09–18 09–22  WAL OS PIOS I Pontin's Prestatyn England Munraj Pal Norway Kurt Maflin 6–3 [8][9]
10–09 10–11  IRL Irish Professional Championship Spawell Sport & Leisure Complex Templelogue Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 9–4 [10]
10–12 10–16  WAL OS PIOS II Pontin's Prestatyn England Julian Logue England Alex Davies 6–5 [9][11]
10–21 10–29  SCO WR Grand Prix A.E.C.C. Aberdeen Australia Neil Robertson England Jamie Cope 9–5 [12]
11–04 11–09  ENG Masters Qualifying Event English Institute of Sport Sheffield England Stuart Bingham England Mark Selby 6–2 [13]
09–14 12–03  ENG Premier League Snooker Forum Centre Wythenshawe England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Jimmy White 7–0 [14]
11–30 12–04  WAL OS PIOS III Pontin's Prestatyn Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez Wales Lee Walker 6–5 [9][15]
12–04 12–17  ENG WR UK Championship Barbican Centre York England Peter Ebdon Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–6 [16]
01–14 01–18  WAL OS PIOS IV Pontin's Prestatyn England Kuldesh Johal England Lee Walker 6–4 [9][17]
01–14 01–21  ENG Masters Wembley Arena London England Ronnie O'Sullivan China Ding Junhui 10–3 [18][19]
01–29 02–04  MLT WR Malta Cup Hilton Conference Center Portomaso England Shaun Murphy Wales Ryan Day 9–4 [20]
02–01 02–05  WAL OS PIOS V Pontin's Prestatyn Norway Kurt Maflin England Ashley Wright 6–3 [9][21]
02–12 02–18  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport Australia Neil Robertson England Andrew Higginson 9–8 [22][23]
03–04 03–08  WAL OS PIOS VI Pontin's Prestatyn England Jamie O'Neill England Ashley Wright 6–2 [9][24]
03–09 03–11  IRL Irish Masters Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Barry Hawkins 9–1 [25]
03–25 04–01  CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students' Gymnasium Beijing Scotland Graeme Dott England Jamie Cope 9–5 [26]
04–12 04–16  WAL OS PIOS VII Pontin's Prestatyn Belgium Bjorn Haneveer England Craig Steadman 6–2 [9][27]
04–21 05–07  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Scotland John Higgins England Mark Selby 18–13 [28]
05–10 05–14  WAL OS PIOS VIII Pontin's Prestatyn Scotland James McBain Norway Kurt Maflin 6–4 [9][29]
WR = World ranking event
OS = [Pontin's] International Open Series
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.[30][31][32]

No. Ch. Player Points 2004/05 Points 2005/06 Total
1 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Scotland Stephen Hendry 21337 15100 36437
2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 15887 20250 36137
3 Red Arrow Down.svg England Ronnie O'Sullivan 23162 12850 36012
4 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Scotland John Higgins 15812 19150 34962
5 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Shaun Murphy 16375 16350 32725
6 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Scotland Graeme Dott 13500 19100 32600
7 Steady England Peter Ebdon 15650 15550 31200
8 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Wales Mark Williams 12837 18300 31137
9 Red Arrow Down.svg Scotland Stephen Maguire 19725 11000 30725
10 Steady England Stephen Lee 15625 13500 29125
11 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Steve Davis 15775 13100 28875
12 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Barry Hawkins 13225 14600 27825
13 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Australia Neil Robertson 14425 12575 27000
14 Red Arrow Down.svg Wales Matthew Stevens 15262 8600 23862
15 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Ali Carter 14175 9550 23725
16 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Anthony Hamilton 14312 9413 23725

World ranking points[edit]

[33][34]

No. Player Points 2005/06 NIT GP UK WO MC CO WSC Points 2006/07 Total[35]
1 Scotland John Higgins 19150 1900 2500 4800 700 700 2500 10000 23100 42250
2 Scotland Graeme Dott 19100 2500 575 4800 1900 2500 5000 1400 18675 37775
3 England Shaun Murphy 16350 2500 1400 1050 2500 5000 2500 6400 21350 37700
4 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 20250 2500 1900 2850 1900 2500 2500 1400 15550 35800
5 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 12850 4000 2500 2850 2500 700 3200 5000 20750 33600
6 England Peter Ebdon 15550 700 1400 7500 700 3200 700 3800 18000 33550
7 Australia Neil Robertson 12575 1900 5000 1050 5000 1900 1900 3800 20550 33125
8 Scotland Stephen Hendry 15100 1900 575 6000 1900 2500 700 3800 17375 32475
9 China Ding Junhui 14475 5000 1400 3750 575 1400 1400 2800 16325 30800
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire 11000 1900 1400 2850 3200 1900 1900 6400 19550 30550
11 England Mark Selby 9125 1900 1900 2100 1900 575 1900 8000 18275 27400
12 Wales Mark Williams 18300 1900 575 2850 700 700 700 1400 8825 27125
13 England Stephen Lee 13500 3200 1900 2850 700 1900 700 1400 12650 26150
14 England Allister Carter 9550 700 1400 1050 2500 3200 1900 5000 15750 25300
15 England Steve Davis 13100 700 1400 3750 3200 700 700 1400 11850 24950
16 Wales Ryan Day 10050 2500 1900 2100 575 4000 575 2800 14450 24500

Points distribution[edit]

2007/2008 Points distribution for world ranking events:[36]

Tournament Round → L96 L80 L64 L48 L32 L16 QF SF F W
Northern Ireland Trophy[37][38] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
UK Championship[39][40] Unseeded loser 600 975 1350 1725 2100 2850 3750 4800 6000 7500
Seeded loser 300 488 675 863 1050
Malta Cup[41][42] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
Welsh Open[43][44] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
China Open[45][46] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
World Championship[47][48] Unseeded loser 800 1300 1800 2300 2800 3800 5000 6400 8000 10000
Seeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400
Tournament Stage 1 Group Stage 2 Group L16 QF SF F W
7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 5–6 3–4
Grand Prix[49] 200 650 900 1150 575[n 8] 1400[n 8] 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ James Leadbetter qualified by topping the Pro Ticket Tour rankings.
  2. ^ Peter Lines qualified by winning the Pro Ticket Tour Play Offs.
  3. ^ Jamie Jones qualified by topping the Welsh rankings.
  4. ^ Robert Stephen qualified by topping the Scottish rankings.
  5. ^ David Morris qualified by topping the Irish rankings.
  6. ^ Dermot McGlinchey qualified by topping the Northern Irish rankings.
  7. ^ Dates use the month day format
  8. ^ a b Only for seeded players

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