2003 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates 22–26 January 2003
Venue Cardiff International Arena
City Cardiff
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £597,200
Winner's share £82,500
Highest break Scotland Stephen Hendry (140)
Final
Champion Scotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-up Wales Mark Williams
Score 9–5
2002
2004

The 2003 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 22 to 26 January at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales.[1]

Paul Hunter was the defending champion, but he lost in the semi-finals 2–6 against Mark Williams.

Stephen Hendry defeated Williams 9–5 in the final to win the 34th ranking title of his career.

Tournament summary[edit]

Defending champion Paul Hunter was the number 1 seed with World Champion Peter Ebdon seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

Main draw[edit]

[3][4]

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 Paul Hunter 5
53 England Mark Selby 1
1 England Paul Hunter 5
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 1
11 England Mark King 2
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5
1 England Paul Hunter 5
6 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
16 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
56 England Barry Pinches 3
16 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
6 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
6 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
25 England Steve Davis 2
1 England Paul Hunter 2
4 Wales Mark Williams 6
5 Scotland John Higgins 5
31 England Ali Carter 4
5 Scotland John Higgins 1
39 Finland Robin Hull 5
12 Scotland Graeme Dott 3
39 Finland Robin Hull 5
39 Finland Robin Hull 4
4 Wales Mark Williams 5
13 England Joe Perry 5
51 England Barry Hawkins 2
13 England Joe Perry 2
4 Wales Mark Williams 5
4 Wales Mark Williams 5
19 England David Gray 2
4 Wales Mark Williams 5
7 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
17 England Anthony Hamilton 4
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
28 Malta Tony Drago 4
9 Wales Matthew Stevens 1
28 Malta Tony Drago 5
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
27 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
14 Australia Quinten Hann 2
27 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
27 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
8 England Stephen Lee 0
8 England Stephen Lee 5
21 England Dave Harold 3
27 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
7 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
7 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
20 Wales Dominic Dale 1
7 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
15 Scotland Alan McManus 4
15 Scotland Alan McManus 5
44 Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
7 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Rod Lawler 2
10 England Jimmy White 2
England Rod Lawler 5
England Rod Lawler 5
35 England Michael Holt 3
2 England Peter Ebdon 2
35 England Michael Holt 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 26 January 2003.[3]
Mark Williams (4)
 Wales
5–9 Stephen Hendry (7)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 64–0 (62), 0–127 (127), 26–90 (89), 0–140 (140), 25–83 (64), 59–49, 0–104 (104), 0–108 (108)
Evening: 87–0 (87), 65–1 (54), 51–61, 62–0 (50), 31–79 (79), 0–91 (91)
87 Highest break 140
0 Century breaks 4
4 50+ breaks 8

Qualifying[edit]

[4]

Round 1[edit]

Best of 9 frames

Round 2–5[edit]

  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
  Round 5
Best of 9 frames
 Wales David John 5    England Mark Selby 5    England Jonathan Birch 0    Scotland Drew Henry 3
 England Justin Astley 4    Wales David John 4    England Mark Selby 5    England Mark Selby 5
 Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5    England Dave Finbow 2    Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 3    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 1
 England Mark Gray 3    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5
 England Munraj Pal 5    England Barry Pinches 5    Scotland Billy Snaddon 4    England Nigel Bond 4
 England Paul Davison 2    England Munraj Pal 2    England Barry Pinches 5    England Barry Pinches 5
 Australia Johl Younger 3    England Nick Walker 3    England Robert Milkins 5    England Steve Davis 5
 England Craig Butler 5    England Craig Butler 5    England Craig Butler 4    England Robert Milkins 3
 England Jamie Cope 5    Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5    Scotland Marcus Campbell 5    England Ali Carter 5
 Wales Peter Roscoe 2    England Jamie Cope 3    Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3    Scotland Marcus Campbell 3
 England Adrian Gunnell 5    England Stuart Pettman 5    Finland Robin Hull 5    Scotland Chris Small 3
 England Peter Lines 4    England Adrian Gunnell 1    England Stuart Pettman 2    Finland Robin Hull 5
 England Jason Ferguson 5    England Barry Hawkins 5    England Alfie Burden 4    England John Parrott 1
 England Stephen Kershaw 2    England Jason Ferguson 3    England Barry Hawkins 5    England Barry Hawkins 5
 England Matthew Couch 5    England Jimmy Michie 5    England David Roe 3    England David Gray 5
 China Pang Weiguo 1    England Matthew Couch 3    England Jimmy Michie 5    England Jimmy Michie 3
 Wales Lee Walker 4    England Bradley Jones 0    England Mark Davis 5    England Anthony Hamilton 5
 England Luke Fisher 5    England Luke Fisher 5    England Luke Fisher 0    England Mark Davis 0
 England Tony Jones 5    Wales Darren Morgan 4    England Brian Morgan 5    Malta Tony Drago 5
 Northern Ireland Jason Prince 2    England Tony Jones 5    England Tony Jones 3    England Brian Morgan 4
 England Jason Weston 4    Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 2    England Gary Wilkinson 5    Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
 Wales Paul Davies 5    Wales Paul Davies 5    Wales Paul Davies 2    England Gary Wilkinson 3
 Wales Ryan Day 4    England Stuart Bingham 3    Pakistan Shokat Ali 5    England Dave Harold 5
 England Sean Storey 5    England Sean Storey 5    England Sean Storey 1    Pakistan Shokat Ali 2
 England Lee Spick 5    England Andy Hicks 5    England Ian McCulloch 5    Wales Dominic Dale 5
 Iceland Kristjan Helgason 4    England Lee Spick 3    England Andy Hicks 1    England Ian McCulloch 4
 Scotland Euan Henderson 4    England Mike Dunn 5    Scotland Jamie Burnett 5    Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 1
 England Simon Bedford 5    England Simon Bedford 2    England Mike Dunn 2    Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
 England Rod Lawler 5    Scotland Stephen Maguire 4    Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 4    Thailand James Wattana 2
 England Andrew Norman 4    England Rod Lawler 5    England Rod Lawler 5    England Rod Lawler 5
 England Rory McLeod 3    England Nick Dyson 5    England Michael Holt 5    Wales Anthony Davies 2
 England Ricky Walden 5    England Ricky Walden 4    England Nick Dyson 2    England Michael Holt 5

Century breaks[edit]

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Welsh Open". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Prize Money (Main Tour 2002/2003)". wpbsa.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 10 September 2002. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Regal Welsh Open 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "2003 Regal Welsh Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 17 October 2006.