2003 British Open

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British Open
Tournament information
Dates8–16 November 2003
VenueBrighton Centre
CityBrighton
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£470,000
Winner's share£52,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (147)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–6
2002
2004

The 2003 British Open was the 2003 edition of the British Open professional ranking snooker tournament, that was held from 8–16 November 2003 at the Brighton Centre, Brighton, England. Stephen Hendry won the tournament by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan nine frames to six in the final. The final saw a record 5 centuries in a row from the two players (three from O'Sullivan and two from Hendry, including a 135), which remains a joint record for consecutive centuries made between two players in a professional tournament match and is a standalone record for ranking events and finals.

Main draw[edit]

[1][2]

  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
                                                         
23 England Dave Harold 1     1 England Paul Hunter 5  
64 England Shaun Murphy 5     64 England Shaun Murphy 2  
  1 England Paul Hunter 5  
  12 England David Gray 3  
18 Scotland Chris Small 3 12 England David Gray 5
55 England Nick Dyson 5     55 England Nick Dyson 2  
  1 England Paul Hunter 3  
  6 England Stephen Lee 5  
24 Malta Tony Drago 5     15 England Jimmy White 2  
40 England Nigel Bond 2     24 Malta Tony Drago 5  
  24 Malta Tony Drago 0
  6 England Stephen Lee 5  
19 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5 6 England Stephen Lee 5
42 England Barry Hawkins 4     19 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2  
  6 England Stephen Lee 2  
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
17 England Ali Carter 1     7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2  
50 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5     50 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5  
  50 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
  27 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 1  
27 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5 11 England Steve Davis 3
43 England Stuart Bingham 1     27 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5  
  50 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
30 England John Parrott 4     14 Australia Quinten Hann 5  
62 England Andy Hicks 5     62 England Andy Hicks 3  
  14 Australia Quinten Hann 1
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
29 England Mark Selby 3 4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
41 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5     41 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3  
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
28 Wales Dominic Dale 5     3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5  
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 2     28 Wales Dominic Dale 2  
  3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5  
  16 England Joe Perry 0  
26 England Ian McCulloch 3 16 England Joe Perry 5
England Tom Ford 5     England Tom Ford 1  
  3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5  
  5 Scotland John Higgins 4  
21 England Robert Milkins 3     10 Scotland Alan McManus 4  
35 England Mark Davis 5     35 England Mark Davis 5  
  35 England Mark Davis 2
  5 Scotland John Higgins 5  
32 Finland Robin Hull 1 5 Scotland John Higgins 5
37 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5     37 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 1  
  3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
  9 Wales Matthew Stevens 3  
25 Scotland Drew Henry 3     8 England Peter Ebdon 5  
England Ricky Walden 5     England Ricky Walden 2  
  8 England Peter Ebdon 3
  9 Wales Matthew Stevens 5  
22 England Mark King 5 9 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
36 England Barry Pinches 0     22 England Mark King 1  
  9 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
  2 Wales Mark Williams 1  
31 Wales Anthony Davies 2     13 Scotland Graeme Dott 4  
33 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5     33 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5  
  33 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
  2 Wales Mark Williams 5  
20 England Anthony Hamilton 2 2 Wales Mark Williams 5
39 England Michael Holt 5     39 England Michael Holt 2  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
Brighton Centre, Brighton, England. 16 November 2003.[2]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)
 England
6–9 Stephen Hendry (3)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 103–29 (62), 78–37 (61), 2–59, 0–135 (135), 106–0 (106), 104–0 (100), 0–135 (121), 109–0 (109)
Evening: 28–84 (61), 4–89 (50), 0–135 (135), 56–78 (56, 78), 0–95 (95), 70–5 (64), 12–72
109 Highest break 135
3 Century breaks 3
7 50+ breaks 7

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales between 21 and 25 September 2003.[1]

Round 1[edit]

Best of 9 frames

Round 2–4[edit]

  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
Thailand Kwan Poomjang 3   England Shaun Murphy 5   England Gary Wilkinson 4
England Andrew Norman 5   England Andrew Norman 2   England Shaun Murphy 5
England Wayne Brown 3   England Nick Dyson 5   Scotland Jamie Burnett 2
Wales Ryan Day 5   Wales Ryan Day 1   England Nick Dyson 5
England Paul Wykes 5   England David Roe 5   England Nigel Bond 5
Australia Steve Mifsud 4   England Paul Wykes 3   England David Roe 0
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5   England Dave Finbow 1   England Barry Hawkins 5
England Luke Fisher 4   Scotland Billy Snaddon 5   Scotland Billy Snaddon 0
England Andrew Higginson 5   Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 3   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
Australia Neil Robertson 1   England Andrew Higginson 5   England Andrew Higginson 1
England Craig Butler 5   England Sean Storey 3   England Stuart Bingham 5
Wales Philip Williams 1   England Craig Butler 5   England Craig Butler 1
Scotland Gary Thomson 5   England Andy Hicks 5   England Stuart Pettman 3
Wales Paul Davies 2   Scotland Gary Thomson 4   England Andy Hicks 5
England Michael Wild 5   England Mike Dunn 5   Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
England Munraj Pal 3   England Michael Wild 4   England Mike Dunn 2
Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski 5   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5   England Jonathan Birch 0[n 1]
England Bradley Jones 0   Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski 0   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5
England Michael Rhodes 1   England Alfie Burden 1   England Brian Morgan 2
England Tom Ford 5   England Tom Ford 5   England Tom Ford 5
England Rory McLeod 3   Pakistan Shokat Ali 4   England Mark Davis 5
Australia Johl Younger 5   Australia Johl Younger 5   Australia Johl Younger 0
England Jamie Cope 4   England Nick Walker 5   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
England Matthew Couch 5   England Matthew Couch 3   England Nick Walker 1
England Ricky Walden 5   Wales Darren Morgan 1   Thailand James Wattana 3
England Darryn Walker 1   England Ricky Walden 5   England Ricky Walden 5
England Adrian Gunnell 5   Scotland Marcus Campbell 5   England Barry Pinches 5
Canada Alain Robidoux 1   England Adrian Gunnell 0   Scotland Marcus Campbell 2
England Peter Lines 3   England Rod Lawler 4   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 5   Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 5   Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 4
England Adrian Rosa 5   England Jimmy Michie 1   England Michael Holt 5
Republic of Ireland Colm Gilcreest 3   England Adrian Rosa 5   England Adrian Rosa 4
  1. ^ Birch conceded the match at 0–3 down.

Century breaks[edit]

[1]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2003 British Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006.
  2. ^ a b "British Open 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 18 March 2014.