Snooker season 2011/2012

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Snooker season 2011/2012
Details
Duration 1 June 2011–7 May 2012
Tournaments 33
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship England Judd Trump
Masters Australia Neil Robertson
World Championship England Ronnie O'Sullivan

The 2011/2012 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played between 1 June 2011 and 7 May 2012. The Brazil Masters became the first professional event held in South America,[1] and the Australian Goldfields Open the first ranking event in Australia.[2] The World Cup was held again after 1996.[3] At the end of the season Ronnie O'Sullivan 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 and Luca Brecel the Rookie of the Year. Stuart Bingham received the "Performance of the Year" for winning his first ranking event, the Australian Goldfields Open. Stephen Hendry's maximum break at the World Championship received "The Magic Moment" award. Walter Donaldson, Mark Williams, John Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan were inducted into the Hall of Fame.[4]

New professional players[edit]

Countries  Belgium  China
 England  Finland  India
 Ireland  Northern Ireland  Poland
 Scotland  Thailand  Wales

Note: new in this case means that these players were not on the 2010/2011 professional Main Tour.[5]

Calendar[edit]

The following table outlines the results and dates for all the ranking and major invitational events.[20][21]

Date[n 6] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score References
06–01 06–05  ENG Pink Ribbon South West Snooker Academy Gloucester England Mark Joyce England Michael Holt 4–0 [22]
06–18 06–22  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 1 World Snooker Academy Sheffield England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Joe Perry 4–0 [23]
07–04 07–07  HKG General Cup International General Snooker Club Hong Kong England Stephen Lee England Ricky Walden 7–6 [24]
07–07 07–10  CHN Wuxi Classic Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium Wuxi England Mark Selby England Ali Carter 9–7 [25]
07–11 07–17  THA World Cup World Trade Center Bangkok  China  Northern Ireland 4–2 [26]
07–18 07–24  AUS WR Australian Goldfields Open Bendigo Stadium Bendigo England Stuart Bingham Wales Mark Williams 9–8 [27]
08–06 08–10  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 2 South West Snooker Academy Gloucester England Judd Trump China Ding Junhui 4–0 [28]
08–17 08–21  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 3 World Snooker Academy Sheffield England Ben Woollaston Scotland Graeme Dott 4–2 [29]
08–25 08–28  GER PT Players Tour Championship – Event 4[n 7] Stadthalle Fürth England Mark Selby England Mark Davis 4–0 [30]
09–05 09–11  CHN WR Shanghai Masters Shanghai Grand Stage Shanghai England Mark Selby Wales Mark Williams 10–9 [31]
09–15 09–18  BRA Brazil Masters Costão do Santinho Resort Florianópolis England Shaun Murphy Scotland Graeme Dott 5–0 [32]
09–21 09–25  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 5 World Snooker Academy Sheffield England Andrew Higginson Scotland John Higgins 4–1 [33]
09–29 10–02  POL PT Players Tour Championship – Event 6[n 8] Arena Ursynów Warsaw Australia Neil Robertson England Ricky Walden 4–1 [34]
10–05 10–09  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 7[n 9] South West Snooker Academy Gloucester England Ronnie O'Sullivan Wales Matthew Stevens 4–2 [35]
10–20 10–23  IRL PT Players Tour Championship – Event 8[n 10] Killarney Convention Centre Killarney Australia Neil Robertson England Judd Trump 4–1 [36]
10–29 10–30  IRL Lucan Racing Classic Celbridge Snooker Club Kildare Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5–2 [37]
11–05 11–06  ENG World Seniors Championship East of England Showground Peterborough Wales Darren Morgan England Steve Davis 2–1 [38]
11–10 11–13  BEL PT Players Tour Championship – Event 9[n 11] Lotto Arena Antwerp England Judd Trump England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4–3 [39]
11–19 11–20  ENG Power Snooker Masters Trophy Trafford Centre Manchester England Martin Gould England Ronnie O'Sullivan [n 12] [40]
08–18 11–27  ENG Premier League Snooker Potters Leisure Resort Hopton-on-Sea England Ronnie O'Sullivan China Ding Junhui 7–1 [41]
11–27 11–30  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 10 World Snooker Academy Sheffield England Michael Holt Wales Dominic Dale 4–2 [42]
12–03 12–11  ENG WR UK Championship Barbican Centre York England Judd Trump Northern Ireland Mark Allen 10–8 [43]
12–17 12–19  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 11 English Institute of Sport Sheffield England Tom Ford England Martin Gould 4–3 [44]
12–15 12–16  ENG PT Players Tour Championship – Event 12[n 13] World Snooker Academy Sheffield Scotland Stephen Maguire England Joe Perry 4–2 [45]
01–06 01–08  GER Event Forum Fürstenfeldbruck
01–15 01–22  ENG Masters Alexandra Palace London Australia Neil Robertson England Shaun Murphy 10–6 [46]
01–27 01–29  ENG Shoot-Out Circus Arena Blackpool England Barry Hawkins Scotland Graeme Dott 1–0 [47]
02–01 02–05  GER WR German Masters Tempodrom Berlin England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Stephen Maguire 9–7 [48]
02–13 02–19  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport China Ding Junhui England Mark Selby 9–6 [49]
02–27 03–04  CHN WR World Open Haikou Stadium Haikou Northern Ireland Mark Allen England Stephen Lee 10–1 [50]
03–14 03–18  IRL PT/WR Players Tour Championship – Finals Bailey Allen Hall Galway England Stephen Lee Australia Neil Robertson 4–0 [51]
01–09 03–22  ENG Championship League Crondon Park Golf Club Stock China Ding Junhui England Judd Trump 3–1 [52]
03–26 04–01  CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students' Gymnasium Beijing England Peter Ebdon Scotland Stephen Maguire 10–9 [53]
04–21 05–07  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Ali Carter 18–11 [54]
WR = World ranking event
PT = Players Tour Championship 2011/12 event
Other, non-ranking event
Variant event

Official rankings[edit]

World ranking points[edit]

No.  Ch  Player[59] 09/10 10/11 PTC AO SM UK GM WEO WOO CO WC 11/12 1 2 3 Total[60]
Season[n 14] Tournament[n 15] Season Cut-off point[n 16]
1 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2 Selby, Mark England Selby, MarkMark Selby 0 38445 8900 2500 7000 3040 2500 4000 4480 2660 1400 36480 67385 69945 73945 74925
2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg7 Trump, Judd England Trump, JuddJudd Trump 0 33355 10980 700 980 8000 2500 2500 2660 3500 3800 35620 46465 57385 60985 68975
3 Red Arrow Down.svg2 Williams, Mark Wales Williams, MarkMark Williams 0 36880 2200 4000 5600 3040 2500 1900 980 2660 3800 26680 63540 65020 66920 63560
4 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4 Maguire, Stephen Scotland Maguire, StephenStephen Maguire 0 26880 9360 700 980 4000 4000 2500 980 5600 6400 34520 45980 49660 52960 61400
5 Red Arrow Down.svg3 Higgins, John Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins 0 32000 8320 700 3500 3040 1900 1900 3500 2660 3800 29320 57540 58180 56980 61320
6 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Murphy, Shaun England Murphy, ShaunShaun Murphy 0 31785 4920 3200 3500 4000 3200 3200 3500 980 1400 27900 50485 54085 59785 59685
7 Red Arrow Down.svg2 Robertson, Neil Australia Robertson, NeilNeil Robertson 0 22520 11760 1900 4480 5120 1900 700 2660 3500 5000 37020 52100 57940 58640 59540
8 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg10 Lee, Stephen England Lee, StephenStephen Lee 0 24435 11280 575 1960 1120 3200 2500 5600 4480 1400 32115 38750 40550 45675 56550
9 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2 O'Sullivan, Ronnie England O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivan 0 16700 8960 0 2660 3040 5000 3200 0 3500 10000 36360 38660 40540 45540 53060
10 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg4 Stevens, Matthew Wales Stevens, MatthewMatthew Stevens 0 25680 7080 700 3500 3040 2500 1900 980 980 6400 27080 37815 43015 45515 52760
11 Red Arrow Down.svg7 Ding, Junhui China Ding, JunhuiDing Junhui 0 28760 5340 700 980 4000 700 5000 980 4480 1400 23580 51420 48740 53740 52340
12 Steady Allen, Mark Northern Ireland Allen, MarkMark Allen 0 19725 5000 2500 2660 6400 1900 2500 7000 980 1400 30340 39625 48265 50165 50065
13 Red Arrow Down.svg3 Dott, Graeme Scotland Dott, GraemeGraeme Dott 0 24065 10500 700 980 3040 1900 700 3500 2660 1400 25380 44405 50005 50705 49445
14 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg7 Gould, Martin England Gould, MartinMartin Gould 0 25110 9120 1400 2660 3040 700 1900 980 980 1400 22180 37210 45370 47520 47290
15 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg5 Walden, Ricky England Walden, RickyRicky Walden 0 23220 8980 575 805 5120 1900 575 1960 2660 1150 23725 32810 39730 41630 46945
16 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg1 Bingham, Stuart England Bingham, StuartStuart Bingham 0 24260 4720 5000 2660 1120 1900 1900 980 2660 1400 22340 40955 41115 43515 46600

Points distribution[edit]

2011/2012 Points distribution for world ranking and minor-ranking events[62]

Tournament Round → R96 R80 R64 R48 R32 R24 R16 QF SF F W
Australian Goldfields Open Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 450 575 700
Shanghai Masters 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
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
World 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
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. ^ Sam Baird qualified by topping the Pro Ticket Tour rankings.
  2. ^ Daniel Wells qualified by topping the Welsh rankings.
  3. ^ Scott MacKenzie qualified by topping the Scottish rankings.
  4. ^ Joe Meara qualified by topping the Northern Irish rankings.
  5. ^ David Hogan qualified by topping the Irish rankings.
  6. ^ Dates use the month day format
  7. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Paul Hunter Classic.
  8. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Warsaw Classic.
  9. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy.
  10. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Alex Higgins International Trophy.
  11. ^ Event also known as the 2011 Acuerate Antwerp Open.
  12. ^ This format was based on points. Martin Gould won 286–258.
  13. ^ Event also known as the 2012 FFB Snooker Open and the 2012 Arcaden Shopping Open.
  14. ^ The 2009/2010 points only included the points that counted towards the next seedings update. See [55] for the points accumulated during the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 seasons.
  15. ^ See [61] for ranking points accumulated up to the Players Tour Championship Finals and [60] for points accumulated at the China Open and World Snooker Championship.
  16. ^ See [56] for the rankings at the first seedings cut-off point; see [57] for the second, see [58] for the third and see [60] at the end of the season.

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