2001 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates24–28 January 2001
VenueCardiff International Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£440,200
Winner's share£62,000
Highest breakScotland Alan McManus (140)
Final
ChampionRepublic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Runner-upEngland Paul Hunter
Score9–2
2000
2002

The 2001 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24–28 January 2001 at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

John Higgins was the defending champion, but he lost his quarter-final match against Stephen Lee.

Ken Doherty defeated Paul Hunter 9–2 in the final to win his fourth ranking title.

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]

Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter Final
Best of 9 frames
Semi Final
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
               
1 Scotland John Higgins 5
21 Scotland Chris Small 1
1 Scotland John Higgins 5
12 England Peter Ebdon 3
12 England Peter Ebdon 5
Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn 1
1 Scotland John Higgins 1
5 England Stephen Lee 5
9 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
53 England Gary Ponting 4
9 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
5 England Stephen Lee 5
5 England Stephen Lee 5
40 Wales Anthony Davies 3
5 England Stephen Lee 3
14 England Paul Hunter 6
6 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
31 England Joe Perry 5
31 England Joe Perry 4
14 England Paul Hunter 5
14 England Paul Hunter 5
England Nick Walker 0
14 England Paul Hunter 5
16 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
16 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
33 Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
16 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
19 Scotland Graeme Dott 3
14 England Paul Hunter 2
7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
52 England David Gray 3
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
15 Hong Kong Marco Fu 3
15 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
England Wayne Brown 1
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
11 England Anthony Hamilton 3
32 Australia Quinten Hann 5
32 Australia Quinten Hann 3
7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
20 Wales Dominic Dale 3
7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
2 Wales Mark Williams 3
8 Scotland Alan McManus 5
62 England Michael Holt 0
8 Scotland Alan McManus 5
29 Scotland Drew Henry 3
10 England John Parrott 3
29 Scotland Drew Henry 5
8 Scotland Alan McManus 4
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
13 England Dave Harold 3
22 England Mark King 5
22 England Mark King 1
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
23 England Nigel Bond 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Graham Harding.
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 28 January 2001.[1]
Paul Hunter (14)
 England
2–9 Ken Doherty (7)
 Ireland
Afternoon: 1–63, 76–1 (68), 23–77 (71), 59–0, 56–62 (52), 5–57, 51–73, 13–129 (125)
Evening: 44–72, 8–99 (56), 36–85 (69)
68 Highest break 125
0 Century breaks 1
1 50+ breaks 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regal Welsh Open 2001". snooker.org. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.