Snooker season 2007/2008

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Snooker season 2007/2008
Details
Duration 16 June 2007–15 May 2008
Tournaments 26
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Masters England Mark Selby
World Championship England Ronnie O'Sullivan

The 2007/2008 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played during 2007 and 2008. This season saw the introduction of a new ranking tournament in Shanghai, while the Malta Cup lost its status as a ranking tournament.

New professional players[edit]

Countries  Belgium
 China  England  Ireland
 New Zealand  Northern Ireland  Norway
 Scotland  Thailand  Wales

Note: new means in these case, that these players were not on the 2006/2007 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 Reference
06–16 06–17  POL Warsaw Snooker Tour Torwar Hall Warsaw England Mark Selby Scotland John Higgins 5–3 [4]
07–16 07–20  WAL OS PIOS I Pontin's Prestatyn England Simon Bedford England Gary Wilkinson 6–3 [5][6]
08–05 08–10  WAL OS PIOS II Pontin's Prestatyn England Kuldesh Johal Wales Andrew Pagett 6–4 [5][7]
08–06 08–12  CHN WR Shanghai Masters Shanghai Grand Stage Shanghai Wales Dominic Dale Wales Ryan Day 10–6 [8]
08–14 08–19  ENG Paul Hunter English Open Northern Snooker Centre Leeds England Matthew Couch Australia Neil Robertson 6–5 [9][10]
08–18 08–19  IRL Irish Classic Raphael's Snooker Club Lucan, Dublin Republic of Ireland David Morris Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5–3 [11][12]
08–23 08–26  GER Paul Hunter Classic Stadthall Fürth England Barry Pinches Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4–0 [13]
09–07 09–12  ENG Masters Qualifying Event English Institute of Sport Sheffield England Barry Hawkins Norway Kurt Maflin 6–4 [14]
09–25 09–30  IRL Irish Professional Championship Red Cow Exhibition Centre Dublin Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 9–2 [15]
09–23 09–28  WAL OS PIOS III Pontin's Prestatyn England Paul Davison England Michael King 6–2 [5][16]
10–06  ENG Pot Black Sheffield City Hall Sheffield Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty England Shaun Murphy 1–0 [17]
10–14 10–19  WAL OS PIOS IV Pontin's Prestatyn England Matthew Couch England Michael Wild 6–3 [5][18]
10–13 10–21  SCO WR Grand Prix A.E.C.C. Aberdeen Hong Kong Marco Fu England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–6 [19]
11–04 11–11  NIR WR Northern Ireland Trophy Waterfront Hall Belfast Scotland Stephen Maguire Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 9–5 [20]
09–06 12–03  SCO MS Premier League Snooker A.E.C.C. Aberdeen England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland John Higgins 7–4 [21]
12–11 12–15  WAL OS PIOS V Pontin's Prestatyn England Peter Lines Wales Daniel Wells 6–5 [5][22]
12–08 12–16  ENG WR UK Championship Telford International Centre Telford England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Stephen Maguire 10–2 [23]
01–13 01–20  ENG Masters Wembley Arena London England Mark Selby England Stephen Lee 10–3 [24][25]
02–04 02–10  MLT Malta Cup Hilton Conference Center Portomaso England Shaun Murphy Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9–3 [26][27]
02–11 02–17  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport England Mark Selby England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 [28][29]
02–15 02–19  WAL OS PIOS VI Pontin's Prestatyn England Kuldesh Johal England Simon Bedford 6–5 [5][30]
03–24 03–28  WAL OS PIOS VII Pontin's Prestatyn Wales Jamie Jones England Peter Lines 6–2 [5][31]
03–24 03–30  CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students' Gymnasium Beijing Scotland Stephen Maguire England Shaun Murphy 10–9 [32]
04–13 04–18  WAL OS PIOS VIII Pontin's Prestatyn England Liam Highfield England Justin Astley 6–2 [5][33]
04–19 05–05  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Ali Carter 18–8 [34]
02–25 05–15  ENG Championship League Crondon Park Golf Club Stock England Joe Perry England Mark Selby 3–1 [35][36]
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.[37][38][39]

No. Ch. Player Points 2005/06 Points 2006/07 Total
1 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Scotland John Higgins 19150 23100 42250
2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Scotland Graeme Dott 19100 18675 37775
3 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Shaun Murphy 16350 21350 37700
4 Red Arrow Down.svg Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 20250 15550 35800
5 Red Arrow Down.svg England Ronnie O'Sullivan 12850 20750 33600
6 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Peter Ebdon 15550 18000 33550
7 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Australia Neil Robertson 12575 20550 33125
8 Red Arrow Down.svg Scotland Stephen Hendry 15100 17375 32475
9 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg China Ding Junhui 14475 16325 30800
10 Red Arrow Down.svg Scotland Stephen Maguire 11000 19550 30550
11 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Mark Selby 9125 18275 27400
12 Red Arrow Down.svg Wales Mark Williams 18300 8825 27125
13 Red Arrow Down.svg England Stephen Lee 13500 12650 26150
14 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Ali Carter 9550 15750 25300
15 Red Arrow Down.svg England Steve Davis 13100 11850 24950
16 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Wales Ryan Day 10050 14450 24500

World ranking points[edit]

[40][41]

No.  Ch  Player Points 2006/07 SM GP NI UK WO CO WSC Points 2007/08 Total
1 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 20750 700 5000 2500 7500 4000 0[42] 10000 29700 50450
2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg8 Scotland Stephen Maguire 19550 1900 2375 5000 6000 700 5000 5000 25975 45525
3 Straight Line Steady.svg England Shaun Murphy 21350 700 4000 3200 4800 3200 4000 3800 23700 45050
4 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg7 England Mark Selby 18275 3200 1750 700 4800 5000 3200 1400 20050 38325
5 Red Arrow Down.svg4 Scotland John Higgins 23100 1900 2375 700 1050 2500 2500 3800 14825 37925
6 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2 Scotland Stephen Hendry 17375 1900 1750 1900 1050 3200 700 6400 16900 34275
7 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg7 England Allister Carter 15750 700 2375 1900 1050 2500 1900 8000 18425 34175
8 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg8 Wales Ryan Day 14450 4000 2375 1900 1050 1900 3200 5000 19425 33875
9 Red Arrow Down.svg3 England Peter Ebdon 18000 700 3125 2500 1050 700 1900 5000 14975 32975
10 Red Arrow Down.svg3 Australia Neil Robertson 20550 700 1750 2500 1050 1900 700 3800 12400 32950
11 Red Arrow Down.svg2 China Ding Junhui 16325 1900 719 1900 3750 1900 1900 3800 15869 32194
12 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg6 England Joe Perry 12175 575 3125 1400 2850 2500 1400 6400 18250 30425
13 Red Arrow Down.svg11 Scotland Graeme Dott 18675 3200 719 700 1050 700 700 1400 8469 27144
14 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg13 Hong Kong Marco Fu 8925 1400 6250 575 3750 1400 1900 2800 18075 27000
15 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg6 England Mark King 12325 575 1750 1400 2850 1400 1900 3800 13675 26000
16 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg13 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 10650 575 1750 3200 2850 1400 2500 2800 15075 25725

Points distribution[edit]

2007/2008 Points distribution for world ranking events:[43]

Tournament Round → L96 L80 L64 L48 L32 L16 QF SF F W
Shanghai Masters[44][45] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
Northern Ireland Trophy[46] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
UK Championship[47] Unseeded loser 600 975 1350 1725 2100 2850 3750 4800 6000 7500
Seeded loser 300 488 675 863 1050
Welsh Open[48] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
China Open[49] Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
World Championship[50][51] 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[52][53] 250 813 1125 1438 719[n 8] 1750[n 8] 2375 3125 4000 5000 6250

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmy Robertson qualified by topping the Pro Ticket Tour rankings.
  2. ^ Martin Gould qualified by winning the Pro Ticket Tour Play Offs.
  3. ^ Gareth Coppack qualified by topping the Welsh rankings.
  4. ^ Fraser Patrick qualified by topping the Scottish rankings.
  5. ^ Rodney Goggins qualified by topping the Irish rankings.
  6. ^ Patrick Wallace 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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