Snooker season 2003/2004

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Snooker season 2003/2004
Details
Duration 13 September 2003 – 20 May 2004
Tournaments 15 (8 ranking events)
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Wales Matthew Stevens
Masters England Paul Hunter
World Championship England Ronnie O'Sullivan

The snooker season 2003/2004 was a series of snooker tournaments played during the years 2003 and 2004. The following table outlines the results for ranking events and the invitational events.

Calendar[edit]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score[1] Reference
09–13 09–19  WAL CT Challenge Tour 1 Pontin's Prestatyn Netherlands Stefan Mazrocis England Paul Davison 6–2 [2]
10–04 10–12  ENG WR LG Cup Guild Hall Preston Wales Mark Williams Scotland John Higgins 9–5 [3]
11–08 11–16  ENG WR British Open The Brighton Centre Brighton Scotland Stephen Hendry England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–6 [4]
11–18 11–30  ENG WR UK Championship Barbican Centre York Wales Matthew Stevens Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–8 [5]
12–02 12–08  WAL CT Challenge Tour 2 Pontin's Prestatyn Scotland Hugh Abernethy England Gary Wilson 6–0 [6]
12–15 12–21  WAL Masters Qualifying Event Pontin's Prestatyn Australia Neil Robertson Wales Dominic Dale 6–5 [7]
01–19 01–25  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Steve Davis 9–8 [8][9]
02–01 02–08  ENG The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London England Paul Hunter England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–9 [10][11]
02–21 02–29  WAL CT Challenge Tour 3 Pontin's Prestatyn England Brian Salmon England Steve James 6–1 [12]
03–01 03–06  MLT WR European Open Hilton Conference Center Portomaso Scotland Stephen Maguire England Jimmy White 9–3 [13][14]
03–23 03–28  IRL WR Irish Masters Citywest Hotel Dublin England Peter Ebdon England Mark King 10–7 [15][16]
04–03 04–11  SCO WR Players Championship S.E.C.C. Glasgow England Jimmy White England Paul Hunter 9–7 [17][18]
04–17 05–03  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Graeme Dott 18–8 [19]
01–10 05–14  WAL Premier League Snooker Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre Colwyn Bay Scotland Stephen Hendry Scotland John Higgins 9–6 [20][21]
05–12 05–20  WAL CT Challenge Tour 4 Pontin's Prestatyn England Gary Wilson China Jin Long 6–4 [22]
WR = World ranking event
CT = Challenge Tour event
Other, non-ranking event

Official rankings[edit]

The top 16 of the world rankings, these players automatically played in the final rounds of the world ranking events and were invited for the Masters.[23][24][25][26]

No. Ch. Player Points 2001/02 Points 2002/03 Total
1 Rise Wales Mark Williams 25050 27550 52600
2 Rise Scotland Stephen Hendry 24650 20150 44800
3 Fall England Ronnie O'Sullivan 24625 20125 44750
4 Steady Scotland John Higgins 22300 20275 42575
5 Rise England Stephen Lee 25725 16675 42400
6 Fall Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 21400 18975 40375
7 Fall England Peter Ebdon 23875 16025 39900
8 Rise England Paul Hunter 15500 21450 36950
9 Fall Wales Matthew Stevens 18000 14875 32875
10 Rise Scotland Alan McManus 13550 16425 29975
11 Rise England Steve Davis 12900 15875 28775
12 Rise England David Gray 13712 14300 28012
13 Fall Scotland Graeme Dott 15762 11500 27262
14 Steady Australia Quinten Hann 14837 12312 27149
15 Fall England Jimmy White 16925 9962 26887
16 Fall England Joe Perry 17700 8937 26637

Points distribution[edit]

2003/2004 Points distribution for world ranking events, all new players received double points:[27]

Tournament Round → L128 L96 L80 L64 L48 L32 L16 QF SF F W
LG Cup[28] Unseeded loser 200 400 650 900 1150 1450 1750 2050 2500 3000 4000
Seeded loser 325 450 575 725
British Open[29] Unseeded loser 200 400 650 900 1150 1450 1750 2050 2500 3000 4000
Seeded loser 325 450 575 725
UK Championship[30] Unseeded loser 300 600 975 1350 1725 2175 2625 3075 3750 4500 6000
Seeded loser 487 675 862 1087
Welsh Open[31] Unseeded loser 200 400 650 900 1150 1450 1750 2050 2500 3000 4000
Seeded loser 325 450 575 725
European Open[32] Unseeded loser 200 400 650 900 1150 1450 1750 2050 2500 3000 4000
Seeded loser 325 450 575 725
Irish Masters[33] Unseeded loser 200 400 650 900 1150 1450 1750 2050 2500 3000 4000
Seeded loser 325 450 575 725
Players Championship[34] Unseeded loser 200 400 650 900 1150 1450 1750 2050 2500 3000 4000
Seeded loser 325 450 575 725
World Championship[35] Unseeded loser 400 800 1300 1800 2300 2900 3500 4100 5000 6000 8000
Seeded loser 650 900 1150 1450

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

References[edit]

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  22. ^ "WSA Challenge Tour 4". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 19 March 2006. 
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  27. ^ "2003/2004 Season Points Schedules". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 16 August 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  28. ^ "2003 LG Cup Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  29. ^ "2003 British Open Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  30. ^ "2003 Travis Perkins UK Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  31. ^ "2004 Welsh Open Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  32. ^ "2004 European Open Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 13 May 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  33. ^ "2004 Irish Masters Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 11 December 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  34. ^ "2005 Players Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 11 December 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  35. ^ "2004 World Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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