2003 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates22–26 January 2003
VenueCardiff International Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£597,200
Winner's share£82,500
Highest breakScotland Stephen Hendry (140)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score9–5
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.