Snooker season 2010/2011

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Snooker season 2010/2011
Details
Duration 20 May 2010–2 May 2011
Tournaments 35
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Scotland John Higgins
Masters China Ding Junhui
World Championship Scotland John Higgins

The 2010/2011 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played during 2010 and 2011. The German Masters was the first ranking tournament in Germany since the 1997/1998 season.[1] The Grand Prix was renamed to World Open,[2] and the format of the tournament was change with 32 amateurs joining the Main Tour professionals.[3] The Players Tour Championship minor-ranking series was introduced to the calendar. These events were open to amateurs and professional with a separate Order of Merit. The top 24 in the Order of Merit qualified to the Finals, which was a ranking event.[4] The Premier League was for the firs time part of the Main Tour. The Jiangsu Classic was renamed to the Wuxi Classic,[5] and three other invitation events were introduced to the calendar: the Power Snooker,[6] the World Seniors Championship,[7] and Snooker Shoot-Out.[8] The Scottish Professional Championship was held for the first time since 1989.[9]

At the end of the season John Higgins was named the World Snooker Player of the Year and the Snooker Writers Player of the Year, Judd Trump the Fans Player of the Year, Mark Williams the Players Player of the Year and Jack Lisowski the Rookie of the Year. Judd Trump received the "Performance of the Year" for winning his first ranking event, the China Open and reaching the final of the World Championship. "The Magic Moment" award has gone to Rory McLeod for his "thrilling" win against Tony Drago at the Snooker Shoot-Out. Joe Davis, Fred Davis, John Pulman, Ray Reardon, John Spencer, Alex Higgins, Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry were inducted into the Hall of Fame.[10]

New professional players[edit]

Countries
 Brazil  China  England
 Germany  Northern Ireland  Norway
 Scotland  Thailand  Wales

Note: new means in these case, that these players were not on the 2009/2010 professional Main Tour.[11]

Calendar[edit]

The following table outlines the results and dates for all the ranking and major invitational events.[25][26]

Date[n 5] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score References
05–20 05–24  AUT Austrian Open BRP-Rotax-Halle Wels England Judd Trump Australia Neil Robertson 6–4 [27]
06–03 06–06  CHN Wuxi Classic Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium Wuxi England Shaun Murphy China Ding Junhui 9–8 [28]
06–17 06–20  ENG Pink Ribbon South West Snooker Academy Gloucester England Michael Holt England Jimmy White 6–5 [29]
06–24 06–27  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 1 World Snooker Academy Sheffield Wales Mark Williams Scotland Stephen Maguire 4–0 [30]
07–08 07–11  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 2 World Snooker Academy Sheffield England Mark Selby England Barry Pinches 4–3 [31]
07–18 07–25  THA Six-red World Championship Montien Riverside Hotel Bangkok England Mark Selby England Ricky Walden 8–6 [32]
07–19 07–25  CHN Beijing International Challenge Beijing University Students Gymnasium Beijing China Tian Pengfei Wales Ryan Day 9–3 [33]
07–24 07–25  IRL Irish Classic Celbridge Snooker Club Kildare Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5–1 [34]
08–06 08–08  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 3 World Snooker Academy Sheffield England Tom Ford England Jack Lisowski 4–0 [35]
08–14 08–16  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 4 World Snooker Academy Sheffield England Barry Pinches England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4–3 [36]
08–26 08–29  GER PT Euro Players Tour Championship – Event 1[n 6] Stadthalle Fürth England Judd Trump England Anthony Hamilton 4–3 [37]
09–06 09–12  CHN WR Shanghai Masters Shanghai Grand Stage Shanghai England Ali Carter Scotland Jamie Burnett 10–7 [38]
09–18 09–26  SCO WR World Open S.E.C.C. Glasgow Australia Neil Robertson England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5–1 [39]
09–30 10–03  BEL PT Euro Players Tour Championship – Event 2[n 7] Boudewijn Seapark Bruges England Shaun Murphy England Matthew Couch 4–2 [40]
10–07 10–10  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 5 World Snooker Academy Sheffield China Ding Junhui Wales Jamie Jones 4–1 [41]
10–11 10–20  ENG Paul Hunter English Open Northern Snooker Centre Leeds England Robbie Williams England Stephen Craigie 6–4 [42]
10–14 10–17  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 6 World Snooker Academy Sheffield Wales Dominic Dale England Martin Gould 4–3 [43]
10–22 10–24  GER PT Euro Players Tour Championship – Event 3[n 8] Walter Kobel Sporthalle Rüsselsheim Scotland Marcus Campbell China Liang Wenbo 4–0 [44]
10–30  ENG Power Snooker indigO2 London England Ronnie O'Sullivan China Ding Junhui [n 9] [45]
10–28 10–31  ENG PT Euro Players Tour Championship – Event 4[n 10] South West Snooker Academy Gloucester England Stephen Lee Scotland Stephen Maguire 4–2 [46]
11–05 11–07  ENG World Seniors Championship Cedar Court Hotel Bradford England Jimmy White England Steve Davis 4–1 [47]
11–12 11–14  GER PT Euro Players Tour Championship – Event 5[n 11] Sparkassen Arena Hamm Scotland John Higgins England Shaun Murphy 4–2 [48]
11–19 11–21  CZE PT Euro Players Tour Championship – Event 6[n 12] Aréna Sparta Podvinný Mlýn Prague England Michael Holt Scotland John Higgins 4–3 [49]
09–08 11–28  ENG Premier League Snooker Potters Leisure Resort Hopton-on-Sea England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Shaun Murphy 7–1 [50]
12–04 12–12  ENG WR UK Championship Telford International Centre Telford Scotland John Higgins Wales Mark Williams 10–9 [51]
01–09 01–16  ENG Masters Wembley Arena London China Ding Junhui Hong Kong Marco Fu 10–4 [52]
01–28 01–30  ENG Shoot-Out Circus Arena Blackpool England Nigel Bond England Robert Milkins 1–0 [53]
02–02 02–06  GER WR German Masters Tempodrom Berlin Wales Mark Williams England Mark Selby 9–7 [54]
02–14 02–20  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport Scotland John Higgins Scotland Stephen Maguire 9–6 [55]
03–10 03–13  CHN Hainan Classic Boao Conference Center Boao Scotland John Higgins England Jamie Cope 7–2 [56]
03–17 03–20  IRL PT/WR Players Tour Championship – Finals The Helix Dublin England Shaun Murphy England Martin Gould 4–0 [57]
01–03 03–24  ENG Championship League Crondon Park Golf Club Stock Wales Matthew Stevens England Shaun Murphy 3–1 [58]
03–28 04–03  CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students' Gymnasium Beijing England Judd Trump England Mark Selby 10–8 [59]
04–11 04–14  SCO Scottish Professional Championship Lucky Break Snooker Club Clydebank Scotland John Higgins Scotland Anthony McGill 6–1 [60]
04–16 05–02  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Scotland John Higgins England Judd Trump 18–15 [61]
WR = World ranking event
PT = Players Tour Championship 2010/11 event
Other, non-ranking event
Variant event

Official rankings[edit]

World ranking points[edit]

Points distribution[edit]

2010/2011 Points distribution for world ranking and minor-ranking events[66]

Tournament Round → R128 R96 R80 R64 R48 R32 R24 R16 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
World Open Unseeded loser 910 1260 1610 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Seeded loser 455 630 805
UK Championship Unseeded loser 640 1040 1440 1840 2240 3040 4000 5120 6400 8000
Seeded loser 320 520 720 920 1120
German Masters Unseeded loser 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 325 450 575 700
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
Players Tour Championship Regular events 360 560 760 1000 1280 1600 2000
Finals 840 1140 1500 1920 2400 3000
World Championship Unseeded loser 800 1300 1800 2300 2800 3800 5000 6400 8000 10000
Seeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Wicheard qualified by topping the Pro Ticket Tour rankings.
  2. ^ Kuldesh Johal qualified by winning the Pro Ticket Tour Play Offs.
  3. ^ Andrew Pagett qualified by topping the Welsh rankings.
  4. ^ Dermot McGlinchey qualified by topping the Northern Irish rankings.
  5. ^ Dates use the month day format
  6. ^ Event also known as the 2010 Paul Hunter Classic.
  7. ^ Event also known as the 2010 Brugge Open.
  8. ^ Event also known as the 2010 Rhein-Main Masters and the 2010 Rüsselsheim Cup.
  9. ^ This format was based on points. O'Sullivan won 572–258.
  10. ^ Event also known as the 2010 MIUS Cup.
  11. ^ Event also known as the 2010 Ruhr Championship.
  12. ^ Event also known as the 2010 Prague Classic.

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