2005 Malta Cup

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Malta Cup
Tournament information
Dates31 January–6 February 2005
VenueHilton Conference Centre
CityPortomaso
CountryMalta
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£197,500
Winner's share£30,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (141)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upScotland Graeme Dott
Score9–7
2004
2006

The 2005 Malta Cup was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 31 January to 6 February, 2005 at the Hilton Conference Centre in Portomaso, Malta.

Stephen Hendry won in the final 9–7 against Graeme Dott.[1] This was the 36th and final ranking event he won in his 27 year professional career.[2]

Wilcard round[edit]

[3][4][5]

Match Score
WC1 England Tom Ford 5–1 Malta Joe Grech
WC2 England Mike Dunn 5–0 Malta Simon Zammit
WC3 Australia Neil Robertson 5–1 Malta Duncan Bezzina
WC4 England Adrian Gunnell 5–3 Malta Alex Borg

Main draw[edit]

[3][4][5][6]

Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 fames
Final
Best of 17 frames
               
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
11 Scotland Alan McManus 5
11 Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Barry Pinches 4
11 Scotland Alan McManus 2
7 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
15 England David Gray 0
England Mike Dunn 5
England Mike Dunn 3
7 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
7 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
England Shaun Murphy 4
7 Wales Matthew Stevens 3
4 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
8 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Wales Ryan Day 2
8 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
England Tom Ford 5
13 Scotland Chris Small 0
England Tom Ford 5
England Tom Ford 1
4 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
10 England Stephen Lee 2
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Anthony Hamilton 1
4 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
4 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Barry Hawkins 1
7 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
16 Scotland Graeme Dott 7
3 Wales Mark Williams 1
Australia Neil Robertson 5
Australia Neil Robertson 5
12 England Jimmy White 2
12 England Jimmy White 5
England Robert Milkins 3
Australia Neil Robertson 2
4 Scotland John Higgins 5
9 England Peter Ebdon 5
England Michael Holt 1
9 England Peter Ebdon 2
6 Scotland John Higgins 5
6 Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland Drew Henry 4
6 Scotland John Higgins 5
16 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
5 England Paul Hunter 3
England Stuart Pettman 5
England Stuart Pettman 3
14 England Steve Davis 5
14 England Steve Davis 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
14 England Steve Davis 1
16 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
16 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England Adrian Gunnell 1
16 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan[n 2] 0
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan w/o
Australia Quinten Hann[n 1] w/d

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
Hilton Conference Centre, Portomaso, Malta, 6 February 2005.[3][4]
Stephen Hendry (7)
 Scotland
9–7 Graeme Dott (16)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 92–0 (92), 114–0 (114), 39–70 (56), 0–73 (73), 102–7 (101), 1–71 (64), 75–40, 0–93 (93)
Evening: 109–0 (101), 80–0 (79), 81–0 (81), 24–81 (53), 0–84 (83), 24–67 (59), 61–9, 72–54
114 Highest break 93
3 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 7

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 30 November and 3 December 2004 at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales.[4][7]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                               
Wales Paul Davies 4   England Jonathan Birch 1   England Mark Davis 5   Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
England David McDonnell 5   England David McDonnell 5   England David McDonnell 4   England Mark Davis 3
England Paul Wykes 5   England David Roe 3   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 4   England Barry Pinches 5
England Steve James 4   England Paul Wykes 5   England Paul Wykes 5   England Paul Wykes 2
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5   England Mike Dunn 5   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 1   Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
England Ben Woollaston 3   Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 1   England Mike Dunn 5   England Mike Dunn 5
England Ricky Walden 2   Wales Anthony Davies 5   England Shaun Murphy 5   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2
Scotland Hugh Abernethy 5   Scotland Hugh Abernethy 4   Wales Anthony Davies 1   England Shaun Murphy 5
England Andrew Norman 3   Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 3   Wales Ryan Day 5   England Ali Carter 3
England Joe Jogia 5   England Joe Jogia 5   England Joe Jogia 2   Wales Ryan Day 5
England Tom Ford 5   England Nick Walker 3   England Dave Harold 3   Malta Tony Drago[n 3] 4
England Gary Wilson 2   England Tom Ford 5   England Tom Ford 5   England Tom Ford 5
England Alfie Burden 5   England Andy Hicks 5   England Stuart Bingham 4   England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Paul Davison 4   England Alfie Burden 0   England Andy Hicks 5   England Andy Hicks 3
England Craig Butler 5   England Jimmy Michie 5   England Barry Hawkins 5   England Ian McCulloch 4
England Brian Salmon 3   England Craig Butler 0   England Jimmy Michie 1   England Barry Hawkins 5
Wales Darren Morgan 5   Australia Neil Robertson 5   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4   England Joe Perry 3
England Mark Gray 3   Wales Darren Morgan 0   Australia Neil Robertson 5   Australia Neil Robertson 5
England Simon Bedford 5   Scotland Marcus Campbell 5   Finland Robin Hull 5   England Robert Milkins 5
China Liu Song 3   England Simon Bedford 1   Scotland Marcus Campbell 4   Finland Robin Hull 2
England Rory McLeod 5   Wales Lee Walker 0   England Brian Morgan 4   England Michael Holt 5
Republic of Ireland Sean O'Neill 0   England Rory McLeod 5   England Rory McLeod 5   England Rory McLeod 2
China Ding Junhui w/o   England Sean Storey 5   England Nigel Bond 5   Scotland Drew Henry 5
Netherlands Stefan Mazrocis w/d   China Ding Junhui 4   England Sean Storey 3   England Nigel Bond 3
Pakistan Shokat Ali 5   England Gary Wilkinson 1   England Stuart Pettman 5   England John Parrott 0
England Mike Hallett 3   Pakistan Shokat Ali 5   Pakistan Shokat Ali 1   England Stuart Pettman 5
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5   England Nick Dyson 4   Wales Dominic Dale 1
England David Hall 0   Scotland Scott MacKenzie 2   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 5   England Adrian Gunnell 5   England Mark Selby 3   England Mark King 1
England Adam Davies 4   Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 3   England Adrian Gunnell 5   England Adrian Gunnell 5
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5   England Rod Lawler 2   Thailand James Wattana 5   Australia Quinten Hann 5
China Jin Long 1   Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5   Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 4   Thailand James Wattana 4

Century breaks[edit]

[4]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Quinten Hann withdrew from the event with a broken finger.
  2. ^ O'Sullivan conceded frame three when leading 26–0.
  3. ^ Match was held over to the venue in Malta
  4. ^ Stephen Hendrys 650th century break

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Hendry takes the Malta Cup". Snookerclub. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Stephen Hendry profile". World Snooker. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Malta Cup 2005". Snooker.org. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e "2004-5 Malta Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 17 February 2006.
  5. ^ a b "2005 Malta Cup results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 12 February 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Malta Cup". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  7. ^ "2005 Malta Cup qualifying results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 5 November 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.