Snooker season 2009/2010

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Snooker season 2009/2010
Details
Duration 16 May 2009–8 May 2010
Tournaments 34
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship China Ding Junhui
Masters England Mark Selby
World Championship Australia Neil Robertson

The snooker season 2009/10 was a series of snooker tournaments played during 2009 and 2010. There were six ranking events, two less than in the previous season.[1] The Bahrain Championship was not held again, and the Northern Ireland Classic was removed from the calendar too.[2] The Jiangsu Classic was held for the first time.[3]

New professional players[edit]

Countries
 Belgium  China  England
 Ireland  Malta  Northern Ireland
 Scotland  Thailand  Wales

Note: new means in these case, that these players were not on the 2008/2009 professional Main Tour.[4]

Calendar[edit]

The following table outlines the results and dates for all the ranking and major invitational events.[13]

Date[n 8] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
05–16 05–17  IRL WS Champion of Champions Challenge INEC Killarney England Shaun Murphy England Jimmy White 5–1 [14]
06–04 06–07  CHN Jiangsu Classic Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium Wuxi Northern Ireland Mark Allen China Ding Junhui 6–0 [15]
06–22 06–26  WAL OS PIOS I Pontin's Prestatyn England Jack Lisowski England Liam Highfield 6–5 [16][17]
07–07 07–12  THA Six-red World Grand Prix Montien Riverside Hotel Bangkok England Jimmy White England Barry Hawkins 8–6 [18]
07–07 07–12  CHN Beijing International Challenge Beijing University Students Gymnasium Beijing China Liang Wenbo Scotland Stephen Maguire 7–6 [19]
07–13 07–17  HKG General Cup International General Snooker Club Hong Kong England Ricky Walden China Liang Wenbo 6–2 [20]
07–22 07–26  ENG Paul Hunter English Open Northern Snooker Centre Leeds England Stuart Bingham England Simon Bedford 6–0 [21]
07–22 07–26  TWN World Games Chung Cheng Martial Arts Stadium Kaohsiung United Kingdom Nigel Bond United Kingdom David Grace 3–0 [22][23]
07–24 07–26  IRL Irish Classic Celbridge Snooker Club Kildare Northern Ireland Joe Swail Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5–0 [24]
07–27 07–31  WAL OS PIOS II Pontin's Prestatyn England Liam Highfield England Neal Jones 6–2 [16][25]
07–28 07–30  ENG PC Pro Challenge Series – Event 1 Northern Snooker Centre Leeds Scotland Stephen Maguire Scotland Alan McManus 5–2 [26]
08–13 08–16  GER Paul Hunter Classic Stadthall Fürth England Shaun Murphy England Jimmy White 4–0 [27]
08–23 08–28  WAL OS PIOS III Pontin's Prestatyn England Paul Davison England Kyren Wilson 6–4 [16][28]
08–31 09–01  WAL PC Pro Challenge Series – Event 2[n 9] Pontin's Prestatyn Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty England Martin Gould 6–2 [29]
09–07 09–13  CHN WR Shanghai Masters Shanghai Grand Stage Shanghai England Ronnie O'Sullivan China Liang Wenbo 10–5 [30]
10–03 10–11  SCO WR Grand Prix Kelvin Hall Glasgow Australia Neil Robertson China Ding Junhui 9–4 [31]
10–17 10–18  CZE WS Tournament in Prague Aréna Sparta Podvinný Mlýn Prague England Jimmy White Scotland Graeme Dott 5–3 [32]
10–19 10–23  WAL OS PIOS IV Pontin's Prestatyn Wales Jamie Jones Wales Jak Jones 6–0 [16][33]
10–26 10–29  WAL Masters Qualifying Event Pontin's Prestatyn England Rory McLeod England Andrew Higginson 6–1 [34]
11–09 11–11  ENG PC Pro Challenge Series – Event 3 Willie Thorne Snooker Centre Leicester England Robert Milkins England Joe Jogia 5–3 [35]
11–14 11–15  WAL Pontin's Pro Am Series Pontin's Prestatyn England Stuart Bingham Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3–1 [36]
09–03 11–29  ENG Premier League Snooker Potters Leisure Resort Hopton-on-Sea England Shaun Murphy England Ronnie O'Sullivan 7–3 [37]
12–05 12–13  ENG WR UK Championship Telford International Centre Telford China Ding Junhui Scotland John Higgins 10–8 [38]
12–07 12–11  WAL OS PIOS V Pontin's Prestatyn Scotland Anthony McGill England Farakh Ajaib 6–0 [16][39]
12–15 12–18  IRL Six-red World Championship INEC Killarney England Mark Davis Wales Mark Williams 6–3 [40]
01–10 01–17  ENG Masters Wembley Arena London England Mark Selby England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 [41]
01–25 01–31  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport Scotland John Higgins England Ali Carter 9–4 [42]
02–16 02–18  ENG PC Pro Challenge Series – Event 5 George Scott Snooker Club Liverpool England Barry Hawkins England Michael Holt 5–1 [43]
02–28 03–05  WAL OS PIOS VI Pontin's Prestatyn England Kyren Wilson England Liam Highfield 6–4 [16][44]
01–04 03–25  ENG Championship League Crondon Park Golf Club Stock Hong Kong Marco Fu Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3–2 [45]
03–29 04–04  CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students Gymnasium Beijing Wales Mark Williams China Ding Junhui 10–6 [46]
04–11 04–16  WAL OS PIOS VII Pontin's Prestatyn England Paul Davison England Justin Astley 6–2 [16][47]
04–17 05–03  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Australia Neil Robertson Scotland Graeme Dott 18–13 [48]
05–04 05–08  WAL OS PIOS VIII Pontin's Prestatyn England Jack Lisowski England Justin Astley 6–1 [16][49]
WR = World ranking event
PC = Pro Challenge Series
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.[50][51]

No. Ch. Player Points 2007/08 Points 2008/09 Total
1 Steady England Ronnie O'Sullivan 29700 23875 53575
2 Steady Scotland Stephen Maguire 25975 22075 48050
3 Steady England Shaun Murphy 23700 23475 47175
4 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Scotland John Higgins 14825 31000 45825
5 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg England Ali Carter 18425 24100 42525
6 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Wales Ryan Day 19425 21250 40675
7 Red Arrow Down.svg England Mark Selby 20050 17925 37975
8 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Hong Kong Marco Fu 18075 19275 37350
9 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Australia Neil Robertson 12400 22825 35225
10 Red Arrow Down.svg Scotland Stephen Hendry 16900 16225 33125
11 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Northern Ireland Mark Allen 15075 17800 32875
12 Steady England Joe Perry 18250 14625 32875
13 Red Arrow Down.svg China Ding Junhui 15869 13775 29644
14 Red Arrow Down.svg England Peter Ebdon 14975 14425 29400
15 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg Wales Mark Williams 15100 14219 29319
16 Red Arrow Down.svg England Mark King 13675 14625 28300

World ranking points[edit]

[52][53]

No.  Ch  Player Points 08/09 SM GP UK WO CO WSC Points 09/10 Total
1 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg3 Scotland John Higgins 31000 4480 4480 6400 5000 2660 3800 26820 57820
2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg7 Australia Neil Robertson 22825 980 7000 3040 1900 2660 10000 25580 48405
3 Red Arrow Down.svg2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 23875 7000 2660 5120 3200 980 5000 23960 47835
4 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 England Ali Carter 24100 2660 980 4000 4000 4480 6400 22520 46620
5 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg8 China Ding Junhui 13775 3500 5600 8000 700 5600 3800 27200 40975
6 Red Arrow Down.svg4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 22075 980 2660 5120 3200 2660 3800 18420 40495
7 Red Arrow Down.svg4 England Shaun Murphy 23475 4480 980 3040 700 980 5000 15180 38655
8 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg7 Wales Mark Williams 14219 2660 4480 3040 2500 7000 3800 23480 37699
9 Red Arrow Down.svg2 England Mark Selby 17925 980 980 4000 2500 2660 6400 17520 35445
10 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 17800 980 3500 1120 2500 4480 5000 17580 35380
11 Red Arrow Down.svg1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 16225 2660 2660 3040 1900 3500 3800 17560 33785
12 Red Arrow Down.svg6 Wales Ryan Day 21250 3500 980 1120 2500 2660 1400 12160 33410
13 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg15 Scotland Graeme Dott 14025 1960 805 2240 1900 1960 8000 16865 30890
14 Red Arrow Down.svg6 Hong Kong Marco Fu 19275 2660 980 1120 700 3500 1400 10360 29635
15 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 England Mark King 14625 1960 2660 3040 1900 3500 1400 14460 29085
16 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg10 China Liang Wenbo 12325 5600 1960 4000 575 805 2800 15740 28065

Points distribution[edit]

2009/2010 Points distribution for world ranking events.[54]

Tournament Round → L96 L80 L64 L48 L32 L16 QF SF F W
Shanghai Masters Unseeded loser 560 910 1260 1610 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Seeded loser 280 455 630 805 980
Grand Prix Unseeded loser 560 910 1260 1610 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Seeded loser 280 455 630 805 980
UK Championship Unseeded loser 640 1040 1440 1840 2240 3040 4000 5120 6400 8000
Seeded loser 320 520 720 920 1120
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 560 910 1260 1610 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Seeded loser 280 455 630 805 980
World Championship Unseeded loser 800 1300 1800 2300 2800 3800 5000 6400 8000 10000
Seeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmy Roberson qualified by topping the Pro Ticket Tour rankings.
  2. ^ Sam Baird qualified by winning the Pro Ticket Tour Play Offs.
  3. ^ Michael White qualified by topping the Welsh rankings.
  4. ^ Mark Boyle qualified by topping the Scottish rankings.
  5. ^ Brendan O'Donoghue qualified by topping the Irish rankings.
  6. ^ Jordan Brown qualified by topping the Northern Irish rankings.
  7. ^ Joe Jogia couldn't take his place via the PIOS Tour, as he was not a member of his national governing body.
  8. ^ Dates use the month day format
  9. ^ This tournament used the six-red snooker format

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