2000 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates 13–22 October 2000
Venue Telford International Centre
City Telford
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £440,000
Winner's share £62,000
Highest break England Brian Morgan (143)
Final
Champion Wales Mark Williams
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 9–5
1999
2001

The 2000 Grand Prix was a professional snooker tournament and the second of eight WPBSA ranking events in the 2000/2001 season, following the British Open and preceding the UK Championship. It was held from 13 to 22 October 2000 at the Telford International Centre in Telford, England.

John Higgins was the defending champion, but he withdrew from his quarter-final match against Graeme Dott. Mark Williams won his 10th ranking title by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–5 in the final.

Tournament summary[edit]

Defending champion John Higgins was the number 1 seed with World Champion Mark Williams seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Main draw[edit]

  Last 48
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                                                         
25 Wales Darren Morgan 0     1 Scotland John Higgins 5  
England Paul Sweeny 5     England Paul Sweeny 0  
  1 Scotland John Higgins 5  
  30 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 3  
30 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 5 11 England Anthony Hamilton w/d
England Nick Dyson 4     30 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy w/o  
  1 Scotland John Higgins w/d  
  19 Scotland Graeme Dott w/o  
19 Scotland Graeme Dott 5     13 England Dave Harold 4  
England Andy Hicks 4     19 Scotland Graeme Dott 5  
  19 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
  6 Wales Matthew Stevens 4  
26 Malta Tony Drago 5 6 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
Scotland Marcus Campbell 2     26 Malta Tony Drago 4  
  19 Scotland Graeme Dott 3  
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
20 Wales Dominic Dale 4     7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5  
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5     Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 0  
  7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
  9 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3  
23 England Nigel Bond 2 9 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Bradley Jones 5     England Bradley Jones 4  
  7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
21 Scotland Chris Small 2     10 England John Parrott 2  
England Robert Milkins 5     England Robert Milkins 5  
  England Robert Milkins 1
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
32 Australia Quinten Hann 5 4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Northern Ireland Jason Prince 2     32 Australia Quinten Hann 0  
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
2 Wales Mark Williams 9
28 England Brian Morgan 5     3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 2  
England Matt Wilson 2     28 England Brian Morgan 5  
  28 England Brian Morgan 5  
  12 England Peter Ebdon 2  
31 England Joe Perry 5 12 England Peter Ebdon 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 1     31 England Joe Perry 3  
  28 England Brian Morgan 3  
  18 England Jimmy White 5  
18 England Jimmy White 5     15 Hong Kong Marco Fu 3  
England Matthew Couch 1     18 England Jimmy White 5  
  18 England Jimmy White 5
  8 Scotland Alan McManus 4  
29 Scotland Drew Henry 5 8 Scotland Alan McManus 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 0     29 Scotland Drew Henry 3  
  18 England Jimmy White 2
  2 Wales Mark Williams 6  
27 Thailand James Wattana 2     5 England Stephen Lee 5  
England Alfie Burden 5     England Alfie Burden 1  
  5 England Stephen Lee 4
  14 England Paul Hunter 5  
17 England Steve Davis 5 14 England Paul Hunter 5
England Jimmy Michie 4     17 England Steve Davis 2  
  14 England Paul Hunter 3
  2 Wales Mark Williams 5  
22 England Mark King 5     16 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4  
England Eddie Manning 2     22 England Mark King 5  
  22 England Mark King 1
  2 Wales Mark Williams 5  
24 Scotland Billy Snaddon 5 2 Wales Mark Williams 5
Scotland Paul McPhillips 4     24 Scotland Billy Snaddon 3  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: England Colin Brinded.
Telford International Centre, Telford, England, 22 October 2000.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)
 England
5–9 Mark Williams (2)
 Wales
Afternoon: 68–56, 32–102 (101), 111–8 (71), 17–73 (73), 6–108 (108), 17–66, 12–69 (69), 26–60
Evening: 31–94 (50), 95–0 (95), 102–4 (56), 74–50 (50, 74), 1–74, 17–79 (56)
95 Highest break 108
0 Century breaks 2
4 50+ breaks 7

References[edit]

http://www.snooker.org/trn/0001/gp2000_res.shtml