2005 Pot Black

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Pot Black Cup
Tournament information
Dates 29 October 2005
Venue Royal Automobile Club
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Highest break 111 – Shaun Murphy[1]
Champion Wales Matthew Stevens
Runner-up England Shaun Murphy
Score 53–27

The 2005 Pot Black Cup was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place on 29 October 2005 at the Royal Automobile Club in London, England. All matches were played over one frame.[2]

Pot Black returned after a 12 year absence (or 8 including Senior Pot Black) and unlike the original TV series of matches being recorded in 2 days and transmitted months later, This new format was shown on BBC1's Grandstand showing highlights of the matches during the programme before showing the final live. Presented by the usual BBC snooker team of Hazel Irvine, Steve Davis and John Parrott and commentary by Clive Everton. Referees include Jan Verhass and Michaela Tabb who refereed the final.

Out of this year's players, only Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan had previously played in Pot Black in its old form while the latter two and Matthew Stevens played in Junior Pot Black and White being the only former champion competing.

Matthew Stevens won in the final 53–27 against Shaun Murphy.[3]

Main draw[edit]


Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Scotland John Higgins 64
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5 Scotland John Higgins 49
England Shaun Murphy 120 England Shaun Murphy 71
England Jimmy White 2 England Shaun Murphy 27
Scotland Stephen Hendry 40 Wales Matthew Stevens 53
Wales Matthew Stevens 73 Wales Matthew Stevens 96
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 44 England Paul Hunter 7
England Paul Hunter 56


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  2. ^ "Pot Black, Junior Pot Black". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stevens wins Pot Black comeback". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "2005 Pot Black Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 15 August 2007. 
  5. ^ "2005 Pot Black Cup results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 31 December 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2012.