2005 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Royal London Watches Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates 8–16 October 2005
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £400,000
Winner's share £60,000
Highest break England Barry Hawkins (145)
Final
Champion Scotland John Higgins
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 9–2
2004
2006

The 2005 Royal London Watches Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 8 and 16 October 2005 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.

John Higgins won in the final 9–2 against Ronnie O'Sullivan. In the final, Higgins set two records: His century breaks in the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth frames marked the first time a player had ever recorded centuries in four consecutive frames in a match during a ranking tournament.[1] He scored 494 points without reply,[2] the greatest number in any professional snooker tournament, until Ding Junhui made 495 points without reply against Stephen Hendry in the league stage of the 2007 Premier League.[3]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

Main draw[edit]

[5][6][7][8]

Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Round 2
Best of 9 frames
Round 3
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                  
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 3
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
18 England Anthony Hamilton 2
18 England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Joe Jogia 1
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
20 England Ali Carter 3
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
12 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
12 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England David Roe 2
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
19 England Barry Pinches 2
9 England Jimmy White 5
England Mike Dunn 2
9 England Jimmy White 5
England Ricky Walden 2
22 Australia Quinten Hann w/d
England Ricky Walden w/o
9 England Jimmy White 4
19 England Barry Pinches 5
19 England Barry Pinches 5
England Tom Ford 2
19 England Barry Pinches 5
England Rory McLeod 4
6 England Paul Hunter 4
England Rory McLeod 5
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
30 England Barry Hawkins 5
8 England Peter Ebdon 5
England Jimmy Michie 3
8 England Peter Ebdon 3
30 England Barry Hawkins 5
30 England Barry Hawkins 5
Malta Tony Drago 1
30 England Barry Hawkins 5
England Jamie Cope 4
32 Thailand James Wattana 2
England Chris Norbury 5
  England Chris Norbury 2
England Jamie Cope 5
15 England Joe Perry 3
England Jamie Cope 5
30 England Barry Hawkins 5
24 England Michael Holt 1
13 Scotland Alan McManus 4
Wales Darren Morgan 5
Wales Darren Morgan 1
24 England Michael Holt 5
24 England Michael Holt 5
England Rod Lawler 2
24 England Michael Holt 5
England Andrew Norman 4
28 Australia Neil Robertson 1
England Andrew Norman 5
  England Andrew Norman 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 1
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
7 Scotland John Higgins 9
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Wales Dominic Dale 1
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
21 England Mark King 3
21 England Mark King 5
England Stuart Mann 1
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4
29 England John Parrott 3
England Adrian Gunnell 5
  England Adrian Gunnell 2
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
11 England Stephen Lee 0
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
23 England David Gray 1
14 Scotland Graeme Dott 2
England Stuart Pettman 5
  England Stuart Pettman 5
Wales Lee Walker 3
25 Hong Kong Marco Fu 1
Wales Lee Walker 5
England Stuart Pettman 4
23 England David Gray 5
23 England David Gray 5
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2
23 England David Gray 5
England Dave Harold 2
5 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
England Dave Harold 5
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
7 Scotland John Higgins 6
7 Scotland John Higgins 5
Wales Paul Davies 3
7 Scotland John Higgins 5
17 England Ian McCulloch 2
17 England Ian McCulloch 5
Finland Robin Hull 1
7 Scotland John Higgins 5
16 England Steve Davis 1
27 England Nigel Bond 5
Wales Ryan Day 1
27 England Nigel Bond 2
16 England Steve Davis 5
16 England Steve Davis 5
England Gary Wilson 2
7 Scotland John Higgins 5
England Stuart Bingham 1
10 Wales Mark Williams 3
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
  Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
England Stuart Bingham 5
26 England Robert Milkins 3
England Stuart Bingham 5
England Stuart Bingham 5
2 England Shaun Murphy 4
31 England Andy Hicks 5
England Sean Storey 3
31 England Andy Hicks 2
2 England Shaun Murphy 5
2 England Shaun Murphy 5
England Mark Selby 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Netherlands Johan Oomen.
Guild Hall, Preston, England, 16 October 2005.[5]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
2–9 John Higgins (7)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 0–76 (68), 16–76 (67), 69–31 (69), 90–28 (62), 4–88, 60–70 (64), 5–103 (103), 0–104 (104)
Evening: 0–138 (138), 0–128 (128), 49–67
69 Highest break 138
0 Century breaks 4
2 50+ breaks 7

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 27 and 28 September 2005 at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales. All matches were best of 9 frames.[6]

Century breaks[edit]

[6]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Higgins: 'The Wizard of Wishaw'". stv.tv. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  2. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (8 May 2007). "Reborn Higgins joins the greats". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  3. ^ Everton, Clive (3 May 2008). "I've never been so outplayed, admits humiliated Hendry as O'Sullivan makes final with 'perfection'". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Preisgeld Grand Prix 2005". Brownball.de. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Grand Prix 2005". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "2005 Grand Prix". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 15 April 2006.
  7. ^ "2005 Grand Prix results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 31 December 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.