2001 European Open (snooker)

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European Open
Tournament information
Dates23 November–1 December 2001
VenueMediterranean Conference Centre
CityValletta
CountryMalta
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£250,000
Winner's share£44,000
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upEngland Joe Perry
Score9–2
1997
2003

The 2001 European Open was a professional snooker tournament and the third of nine WPBSA ranking events in the 2001/2002 season, following the LG Cup and preceding the UK Championship. It was held from 23 November to 1 December 2001 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta – the same place as the 1997 edition of the tournament. Stephen Hendry captured his 33rd ranking title by defeating Joe Perry 9–2 in the final. This was Hendry's third European Open title, equaling John Parrott as the most successful player in the history of the tournament. Perry reached his first ranking final, but he would have to wait another 13 years for a second which would come at the 2014 Wuxi Classic.

Tournament summary[edit]

World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was the number 1 seed. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

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
               
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Thailand James Wattana 1
15 England Dave Harold 4
Thailand James Wattana 5
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
5 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
14 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England Robert Milkins 0
14 Scotland Graeme Dott 0
5 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
5 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Ian McCulloch 1
5 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
4 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
8 England Stephen Lee 5
England Alfie Burden 4
8 England Stephen Lee 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 1
13 England Mark King 4
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
8 England Stephen Lee 4
4 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
12 Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Craig Butler 0
12 Scotland Alan McManus 3
4 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
4 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Australia Quinten Hann 1
5 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
England Joe Perry 2
3 Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 1
3 Scotland John Higgins 1
11 England Jimmy White 5
11 England Jimmy White 5
England David Gray 1
11 England Jimmy White 3
England Joe Perry 5
10 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3
England Joe Perry 5
England Joe Perry 5
6 Wales Matthew Stevens 2
6 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
Wales Anthony Davies 3
England Joe Perry 6
2 Wales Mark Williams 2
7 England Peter Ebdon 1
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
England Nigel Bond 4
9 England Paul Hunter 2
England Nigel Bond 5
Scotland Billy Snaddon 2
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
16 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Mark Davis 2
16 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
Wales Dominic Dale 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Malta Michael Montalto.
Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta, 1 December 2001.
Stephen Hendry (5)
 Scotland
9–2 Joe Perry
 England
Afternoon: 124–4 (124), 5–118 (118), 93–1 (88), 117–0 (73), 28–84, 130–8 (130), 81–0 (53), 90–30 (50)
Evening: 69–22, 86–33 (82), 66–27
130 Highest break 118
2 Century breaks 1
7 50+ breaks 1

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]