2000 Malta Grand Prix

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Malta Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates20–27 February 2000
VenueMediterranean Conference Centre
CityValletta
CountryMalta
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£290,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (142)
Final
ChampionRepublic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score9–3
1998
2001

The 2000 Malta Grand Prix was the sixth edition of the professional ranking snooker tournament which took place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta. Qualifying for the event started on 3 January 2000 and the final stages took place between 20 and 27 February 2000.

Ken Doherty won the tournament, defeating Mark Williams 9–3 in the final.[1] The highest break, a 142, was compiled by quarter-finalist Ronnie O'Sullivan in his last-16 match against Jimmy White.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:

  • Winner £50,000
  • Runner-up £26,000
  • Highest break £3,000
  • Total £290,000

Wildcard round[edit]

Match Score
WC1 England Adrian Gunnell 5–1 Malta Alex Borg
WC2 England Nick Dyson 4–5 Malta Joe Grech

Main draw[edit]

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
               
England Alfie Burden 5
England Mark King 4
England Alfie Burden 2
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Gary Wilkinson 1
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Connor 4
England Jimmy White 5
England Jimmy White 1
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Rod Lawler 4
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
England Stephen Lee 4
England Adrian Gunnell 0
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 3
Wales Matthew Stevens 5
England Michael Holt 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 2
England Stephen Lee 5
England Paul Hunter 3
England Nigel Bond 5
England Nigel Bond 4
England Stephen Lee 5
England Stephen Lee 5
England David Gray 4
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
Wales Mark Williams 3
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
England Peter Ebdon 3
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
Scotland Alan McManus 4
Scotland Alan McManus 5
Wales Dominic Dale 2
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
Scotland John Higgins 3
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Scotland Drew Henry 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland John Higgins 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
Hong Kong Marco Fu 3
Wales Mark Williams 6
Scotland Billy Snaddon 3
England John Parrott 5
England John Parrott 5
England Robert Milkins 4
England Robert Milkins 5
England Anthony Hamilton 4
England John Parrott 1
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Steve Davis 5
England Stuart Pettman 0
England Steve Davis 2
Wales Mark Williams 5
Wales Mark Williams 5
Malta Joe Grech 2

Qualifying[edit]

The three qualifying rounds took place between 3 and 14 January 2000, and were all played under a best-of-nine frames format.

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Round 4[edit]

Century breaks[edit]


142, 123 Ronnie O'Sullivan[3]
138, 113 David Gray
135, 123 Peter Ebdon
135, 117, 104 Michael Holt
131, 122 Darren Morgan
129, 120 Matthew Stevens
129 Stephen O'Connor
129 Kristján Helgason
128, 107, 100 Stephen Hendry
127, 108, 101 Marco Fu
126 Joe Swail
126 Rod Lawler
123, 119, 104 Mark Williams
123, 112, 105, 105, 101 Ken Doherty
122 Karl Broughton
122 Nigel Bond
121 Robert Milkins
119, 119 Alfie Burden
117 James Reynolds
114 Steve Davis
112 John Parrott
112, 108, 107 Nick Dyson
111 Shokat Ali
105 Darren Clarke
104 Stephen Lee
103 Troy Shaw
103 Eddie Manning
102 John Higgins
100 Joe Johnson
100 Robin Hull

References[edit]