Snooker season 2008/2009

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Snooker season 2008/2009
Details
Duration 4 June 2008–10 May 2009
Tournaments 31
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship England Shaun Murphy
Masters England Ronnie O'Sullivan
World Championship Scotland John Higgins

The snooker season 2008/2009 was a series of snooker tournaments played between 4 June 2008 and 10 May 2009. Because the Bahrain Championship clashed with Premier League matches, whose date had already been approved by the game's governing body, four players missed the ranking event and lost points.[1]

New professional players[edit]

Countries  China
 England  India  Ireland
 Netherlands  New Zealand  Northern Ireland
 Scotland  Thailand  Wales

Note: new means in these case, that these players were not on the 2007/2008 professional Main Tour.

Calendar[edit]

The following table outlines the results and dates for all the ranking and major invitational events.[10]

Date[n 7] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
06–04 06–08  CHN Jiangsu Classic Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium
Nanjing
Wuxi
China Ding Junhui England Mark Selby 6–5 [11]
06–21 06–22  JEY WS Tournament in Saint Helier Fort Regent Saint Helier Scotland John Higgins England Mark Selby 6–3 [12]
06–23 06–27  WAL OS PIOS I Pontin's Prestatyn Belgium Bjorn Haneveer England Andrew Atkinson 6–2 [13][14]
07–08 07–13  THA Six-red Snooker International Montien Riverside Hotel Bangkok England Ricky Walden England Stuart Bingham 8–3 [15]
07–12 07–13  GER WS Tournament in Berlin Tempodrom Berlin Scotland Graeme Dott England Shaun Murphy 6–1 [16]
07–27 08–03  ENG Paul Hunter English Open Northern Snooker Centre Leeds China Xiao Guodong England Ben Woollaston 6–2 [17][18]
08–02 08–03  IRL Irish Classic Celbridge Snooker Club Kildare Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5–2 [19]
08–03 08–08  WAL OS PIOS II Pontin's Prestatyn China Xiao Guodong Thailand Noppadol Sangnil 6–5 [13][20]
08–24 08–31  NIR WR Northern Ireland Trophy Waterfront Hall Belfast England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Dave Harold 9–3 [21][22]
08–28 08–31  GER Paul Hunter Classic Stadthall Fürth England Shaun Murphy England Mark Selby 4–0 [23]
08–25 08–29  WAL OS PIOS III Pontin's Prestatyn Pakistan Shokat Ali Wales Michael White 6–3 [13][24]
09–29 10–05  CHN WR Shanghai Masters Shanghai Grand Stage Shanghai England Ricky Walden England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 [25]
10–11 10–18  SCO WR Grand Prix S.E.C.C. Glasgow Scotland John Higgins Wales Ryan Day 9–7 [26]
10–19 10–24  WAL OS PIOS IV Pontin's Prestatyn England Craig Steadman England Mike Hallett 6–1 [13][27]
10–25 10–26  POL WS Tournament in Warsaw EXPO XXI Warsaw China Ding Junhui Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6–4 [28]
11–08 11–15  BHR WR Bahrain Championship Bahrain International Exhibition Centre Manama Australia Neil Robertson Wales Matthew Stevens 9–7 [29]
11–09 11–14  WAL OS PIOS V Pontin's Prestatyn England Chris Norbury England Alfie Burden 6–2 [13][30]
11–21 11–26  ENG Masters Qualifying Event English Institute of Sport Sheffield England Judd Trump England Mark Joyce 6–1 [31]
11–22 11–23  RUS WS Tournament in Moscow Krilya Sovetov Sports Arena Moscow Scotland John Higgins China Ding Junhui 5–0 [32]
09–11 12–07  ENG Premier League Snooker Potters Leisure Resort Hopton-on-Sea England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Mark Selby 7–2 [33]
12–13 12–21  ENG WR UK Championship Telford International Centre Telford England Shaun Murphy Hong Kong Marco Fu 10–9 [34]
01–09 01–10  WAL Pontin's Pro Am Series Pontin's Prestatyn England Jamie Cope England Craig Steadman 4–1 [35]
01–11 01–18  ENG Masters Wembley Arena London England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Mark Selby 10–8 [36][37]
02–16 02–22  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport England Ali Carter Northern Ireland Joe Swail 9–5 [38][39]
02–27 03–04  WAL OS PIOS VI Pontin's Prestatyn China Xiao Guodong England Jack Lisowski 6–0 [13][40]
01–05 03–26  ENG Championship League Crondon Park Golf Club Stock England Judd Trump England Mark Selby 3–2 [41][42]
03–25 03–29  WAL OS PIOS VII Pontin's Prestatyn Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh England Lee Page 6–3 [13][43]
03–30 04–05  CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students' Gymnasium Beijing England Peter Ebdon Scotland John Higgins 10–8 [44]
04–18 05–04  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Scotland John Higgins England Shaun Murphy 18–9 [45]
05–05 05–09  WAL OS PIOS VIII Pontin's Prestatyn England Joe Jogia England Ben Woollaston 6–5 [13][46]
05–08 05–10  POR WS Grand Final Pavilhão Arena Portimão England Shaun Murphy Scotland John Higgins 6–2 [47]
WR = World ranking event
OS = [Pontin's] International Open Series
WS = World Series of Snooker event
Other, non-ranking event
Variant 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.[48][49]

No. Ch. Player Points 2006/07 Points 2007/08 Total
1 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Ronnie O'Sullivan 20750 29700 50450
2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Scotland Stephen Maguire 19550 25975 45525
3 Steady England Shaun Murphy 21350 23700 45050
4 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Mark Selby 18275 20050 38325
5 Red Arrow Down.svg Scotland John Higgins 23100 14825 37925
6 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Scotland Stephen Hendry 17375 16900 34275
7 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Ali Carter 15750 18425 34175
8 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Wales Ryan Day 14450 19425 33875
9 Red Arrow Down.svg England Peter Ebdon 18000 14975 32975
10 Red Arrow Down.svg Australia Neil Robertson 20550 12400 32950
11 Red Arrow Down.svg China Ding Junhui 16325 15869 32194
12 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Joe Perry 12175 18250 30425
13 Red Arrow Down.svg Scotland Graeme Dott 18675 8469 27144
14 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Hong Kong Marco Fu 8925 18075 27000
15 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Mark King 12325 13675 26000
16 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Northern Ireland Mark Allen 10650 15075 25725

World ranking points[edit]

[50][51][52]

No.  Ch  Player Points 07/08 NIT SM GP BC UK WO CO WSC Points 08/09 Total
1 Straight Line Steady.svg England Ronnie O'Sullivan 29700 5000 4000 3125 700 2850 1900 2500 3800 23875 53575
2 Straight Line Steady.svg Scotland Stephen Maguire 25975 2500 3200 875 2500 4800 2500 700 5000 22075 48050
3 Straight Line Steady.svg England Shaun Murphy 23700 700 700 875 700 7500 2500 2500 8000 23475 47175
4 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Scotland John Higgins 14825 3200 1900 6250 0 3750 1900 4000 10000 31000 45825
5 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2 England Ali Carter 18425 3200 700 4000 700 4800 5000 1900 3800 24100 42525
6 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2 Wales Ryan Day 19425 1900 2500 5000 1900 1050 700 3200 5000 21250 40675
7 Red Arrow Down.svg3 England Mark Selby 20050 1900 3200 2375 0 1050 2500 1900 5000 17925 37975
8 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg6 Hong Kong Marco Fu 18075 700 2500 2375 700 6000 2500 700 3800 19275 37350
9 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Australia Neil Robertson 12400 700 1900 875 5000 2850 3200 1900 6400 22825 35225
10 Red Arrow Down.svg4 Scotland Stephen Hendry 16900 700 700 2375 3200 1050 700 2500 5000 16225 33125
11 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg5 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 15075 2500 575 875 3200 2850 700 700 6400 17800 32875
12 Straight Line Steady.svg England Joe Perry 18250 1900 1900 2375 1900 3750 700 700 1400 14625 32875
13 Red Arrow Down.svg2 China Ding Junhui 15869 700 700 3125 0 2850 1900 700 3800 13775 29644
14 Red Arrow Down.svg5 England Peter Ebdon 14975 700 700 2375 700 2850 700 5000 1400 14425 29400
15 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg7 Wales Mark Williams 15100 1900 2500 719 575 3750 575 1400 2800 14219 29319
16 Red Arrow Down.svg1 England Mark King 13675 700 1900 875 700 2850 1900 1900 3800 14625 28300

Points distribution[edit]

2008/2009 Points distribution for world ranking events:[53]

Tournament Round → L96 L80 L64 L48 L32 L16 QF SF F W
Northern Ireland Trophy Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
Shanghai Masters Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
Grand Prix Unseeded loser 500 813 1125 1438 1750 2375 3125 4000 5000 6250
Seeded loser 250 407 563 719 875
Bahrain Championship Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
UK Championship Unseeded loser 600 975 1350 1725 2100 2850 3750 4800 6000 7500
Seeded loser 300 488 675 863 1050
Welsh Open Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
China Open Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
World Championship Unseeded loser 800 1300 1800 2300 2800 3800 5000 6400 8000 10000
Seeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wayne Cooper qualified by topping the Pro Ticket Tour rankings.
  2. ^ Andy Lee qualified by winning the Pro Ticket Tour Play Offs.
  3. ^ Andrew Pagett qualified by topping the Welsh rankings.
  4. ^ Robert Stephen qualified by topping the Scottish rankings.
  5. ^ Vincent Muldoon qualified by topping the Irish rankings.
  6. ^ Declan Hughes qualified by topping the Northern Irish rankings.
  7. ^ Dates use the month day format

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