2003 LG Cup (snooker)

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LG Cup
Tournament information
Dates 4–12 October 2003
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £617,200
Winner's share £82,500
Highest break Scotland John Higgins (147)
Final
Champion Wales Mark Williams
Runner-up Scotland John Higgins
Score 9–5
2002
2004

The 2003 LG Cup was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 4 and 12 October 2003 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.

Mark Williams won the 15th ranking title of his career by defeating John Higgins 9–5 in the final. In the 11th frame of the final, John Higgins made his 3rd maximum in professional competition.

Chris Small came into the tournament as defending champion, however he lost 5-3 to John Parrott in the quarter-finals.

Tournament summary[edit]

Defending champion Chris Small 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]

[1][2][3]

  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
                                                         
21 England Robert Milkins 2     1 Scotland Chris Small 5  
47 England Stuart Pettman 5     England Stuart Pettman 4  
  1 Scotland Chris Small 5  
  9 England Paul Hunter 3  
29 England Mark Selby 2 9 England Paul Hunter 5
43 England Stuart Bingham 5     43 England Stuart Bingham 1  
  1 Scotland Chris Small 3  
  30 England John Parrott 5  
24 Malta Tony Drago 4     15 Australia Quinten Hann 1  
Wales Lee Walker 5     Wales Lee Walker 5  
  Wales Lee Walker 3
  30 England John Parrott 5  
30 England John Parrott 5 6 England Stephen Lee 4
35 England Mark Davis 3     30 England John Parrott 5  
  30 England John Parrott 2  
  5 Scotland John Higgins 6  
20 England Anthony Hamilton 2     5 Scotland John Higgins 5  
59 England Alfie Burden 5     59 England Alfie Burden 0  
  5 Scotland John Higgins 5
  64 England Shaun Murphy 2  
26 England Ian McCulloch 2 12 England Steve Davis 4
64 England Shaun Murphy 5     64 England Shaun Murphy 5  
  5 Scotland John Higgins 5
  10 Wales Matthew Stevens 2  
17 England Joe Perry 5     10 Wales Matthew Stevens 5  
37 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 3     17 England Joe Perry 1  
  10 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 0  
23 England Dave Harold 5 4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
57 England David Roe 3     23 England Dave Harold 0  
5 Scotland John Higgins 5
2 Wales Mark Williams 9
27 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3     3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3  
39 England Michael Holt 5     39 England Michael Holt 5  
  39 England Michael Holt 5  
  19 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4  
19 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5 13 England David Gray 4
England Simon Bedford 0     19 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5  
  39 England Michael Holt 3  
  7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5  
31 Wales Anthony Davies 0     16 England Jimmy White 5  
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5     Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 3  
  16 England Jimmy White 4
  7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5  
28 Wales Dominic Dale 0 7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
38 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5     38 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2  
  7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
  2 Wales Mark Williams 6  
22 England Mark King 3     8 England Peter Ebdon 4  
42 England Barry Hawkins '5     42 England Barry Hawkins 5  
  42 England Barry Hawkins 3
  18 England Ali Carter 5  
18 England Ali Carter 5 14 Scotland Graeme Dott 3
58 England Mike Dunn 4     18 England Ali Carter 5  
  18 England Ali Carter 3
  2 Wales Mark Williams 5  
25 Scotland Drew Henry 3     11 Scotland Alan McManus 1  
34 Thailand James Wattana 5     34 Thailand James Wattana 5  
  34 Thailand James Wattana 3
  2 Wales Mark Williams 5  
32 Finland Robin Hull 5 2 Wales Mark Williams 5
36 England Barry Pinches 2     32 Finland Robin Hull 2  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Scotland Lawrie Annandale.
Guild Hall, Preston, England, 12 October 2003.[1]
John Higgins (5)
 Scotland
5–9 Mark Williams (2)
 Wales
Afternoon: 23–74 (74), 0–83 (83), 32–96 (65), 142–0 (142), 46–41, 0–127 (127), 84–33 (84), 33–70
Evening: 39–53, 91–8 (91), 147–0 (147), 0–78 (78), 42–68, 64–69 (51 Williams)
147 Highest break 127
2 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 4 and 18 September 2003 at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales.[2]

Round 1

Best of 9 frames

Round 2–4
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
England Paul Wykes 5   England Dave Finbow 1   England Stuart Pettman 5
England Luke Simmonds 4   England Paul Wykes 5   England Paul Wykes 4
England Darryn Walker 5   Scotland Marcus Campbell 5   England Stuart Bingham 5
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 4   England Darryn Walker 3   Scotland Marcus Campbell 3
Thailand Supoj Saenla 0   England Sean Storey 1   England Jonathan Birch 1
Wales Lee Walker 5   Wales Lee Walker 5   Wales Lee Walker 5
China Ding Junhui 5   Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 5   England Mark Davis 5
Wales Paul Davies 2   China Ding Junhui 2   Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 1
England Craig Butler 5   England Alfie Burden 5   England Nigel Bond 2
England Stephen Croft 4   England Craig Butler 3   England Alfie Burden 5
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 4   England Shaun Murphy 5   England Brian Morgan 4
Thailand Kwan Poomjang 5   Thailand Kwan Poomjang 4   England Shaun Murphy 5
England Peter Lines 3   Pakistan Shokat Ali 2   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
England Rory McLeod 5   England Rory McLeod 5   England Rory McLeod 4
Australia Johl Younger 1   England David Roe 5   Scotland Jamie Burnett 0
England Ricky Walden 5   England Ricky Walden 2   England David Roe 5
England Michael Rhodes 1   England Nick Dyson 1   England Michael Holt 5
England Andrew Norman 5   England Andrew Norman 5   England Andrew Norman 4
England Simon Bedford 5   England Andy Hicks 2   England Gary Wilkinson 1
Northern Ireland Jason Prince 4   England Simon Bedford 5   England Simon Bedford 5
England Bradley Jones 2   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5   Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
England Ian Brumby 5   England Ian Brumby 3   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5
Norway Kurt Maflin 5   England Jimmy Michie 5   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
England Martin Gould 3   Norway Kurt Maflin 1   England Jimmy Michie 4
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5   Wales Darren Morgan 2   England Barry Hawkins 5
England Luke Fisher 2   Scotland Billy Snaddon 5   Scotland Billy Snaddon 2
Wales Ryan Day 3   England Mike Dunn 5   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
England Adrian Rosa 5   England Adrian Rosa 4   England Mike Dunn 5
England Adrian Gunnell 5   England Nick Walker 2   Thailand James Wattana 5
Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 4   England Adrian Gunnell 5   England Adrian Gunnell 2
Wales Ian Sargeant 5   England Rod Lawler 2   England Barry Pinches 5
England Tom Ford 3   Wales Ian Sargeant 5   Wales Ian Sargeant 3

Century breaks[edit]

[2]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LG Cup 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "2003 LG Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006. 
  3. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.