2006 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates 27 February–5 March 2006
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £223,275
Winner's share £35,000
Highest break England Robert Milkins (144)
Final
Champion England Stephen Lee
Runner-up England Shaun Murphy
Score 9–4
2005
2007

The 2006 Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 27 February and 5 March at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.

Ronnie O'Sullivan was the defending champion, but he lost his last 32 match against Ian McCulloch.

Stephen Lee won his fourth ranking title by defeating World Champion Shaun Murphy 9–4.

Tournament summary[edit]

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was the number 1 seed with World Champion Shaun Murphy 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:[1]

Main draw[edit]

[2][3]

  Last 48
Best of 9 frames
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
                                                         
17 England Ian McCulloch 5     1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 1  
44 England Dave Harold 3     17 England Ian McCulloch 5  
  17 England Ian McCulloch 5  
  25 England Robert Milkins 3  
25 England Robert Milkins 5 13 Scotland Alan McManus 4
England Judd Trump 3     25 England Robert Milkins 5  
  17 England Ian McCulloch 2  
  18 England Anthony Hamilton 5  
23 England Michael Holt 5     12 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5  
33 Wales Dominic Dale 2     23 England Michael Holt 4  
  12 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
  18 England Anthony Hamilton 5  
18 England Anthony Hamilton 5 6 England Paul Hunter 3
43 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3     18 England Anthony Hamilton 5  
  18 England Anthony Hamilton 5  
  11 England Stephen Lee 6  
21 England Mark King 4     8 England Peter Ebdon 0  
39 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5     39 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5  
  39 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
  14 Scotland Graeme Dott 5  
26 England Nigel Bond 0 14 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
China Liang Wenbo 5     China Liang Wenbo 3  
  14 Scotland Graeme Dott 2
  11 England Stephen Lee 5  
24 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2     11 England Stephen Lee 5  
34 Scotland Drew Henry 5     34 Scotland Drew Henry 2  
  11 England Stephen Lee 5
  38 England Mark Selby 2  
27 Australia Neil Robertson 3 4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
38 England Mark Selby 5     38 England Mark Selby 5  
11 England Stephen Lee 9
2 England Shaun Murphy 4
29 England Barry Hawkins 5     3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3  
60 England David Roe 4     29 England Barry Hawkins 5  
  29 England Barry Hawkins 5  
  32 Wales Ryan Day 2  
28 England John Parrott 1 9 England Jimmy White 0
32 Wales Ryan Day 5     32 Wales Ryan Day 5  
  29 England Barry Hawkins 5  
  31 Thailand James Wattana 3  
31 Thailand James Wattana 5     15 England Joe Perry 2  
47 England Ricky Walden 4     31 Thailand James Wattana 5  
  31 Thailand James Wattana 5
  7 Scotland John Higgins 4  
19 England Barry Pinches 4 7 Scotland John Higgins 5
68 Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5     68 Scotland Scott MacKenzie 2  
  29 England Barry Hawkins 1
  2 England Shaun Murphy 6  
22 England David Gray 4     5 Wales Matthew Stevens 5  
41 England Mark Davis 5     41 England Mark Davis 0  
  5 Wales Matthew Stevens 1
  10 Wales Mark Williams 5  
20 England Ali Carter 4 10 Wales Mark Williams 5
69 England Alfie Burden 5     69 England Alfie Burden 3  
  10 Wales Mark Williams 2
  2 England Shaun Murphy 5  
21 Australia Quinten Hann w/d     16 England Steve Davis 4  
England Jamie Cope w/o     England Jamie Cope 5  
  England Jamie Cope 4
  2 England Shaun Murphy 5  
30 England Andy Hicks 5 2 England Shaun Murphy 5
49 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 3     30 England Andy Hicks 3  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 5 March 2006.[2]
Stephen Lee (11)
 England
9–4 Shaun Murphy (2)
 England
Afternoon: 86–6, 74–0, 90–30, 120–0 (120), 47–75,40–61, 0–90, 64–52 (52 Murphy)
Evening: 88–0 (62), 39–64, 84–13, 64–52 (52 Murphy), 83–0 (71)
120 Highest break 52
1 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 2

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales between 24 January and 26 January 2006.[3]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
England Andrew Norman w/o   England James Tatton 2   England Dave Harold 5
Malaysia Moh Keen Ho w/d   England Andrew Norman 5   England Andrew Norman 1
England Rod Lawler 3   Wales Lee Walker 1   England Adrian Gunnell 1
England Judd Trump 5   England Judd Trump 5   England Judd Trump 5
Wales Darren Morgan 5   England Chris Norbury 5   Wales Dominic Dale 5
Scotland Hugh Abernethy 3   Wales Darren Morgan 4   England Chris Norbury 1
England Paul Wykes 0   Pakistan Shokat Ali 3   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Gary Wilson 5   England Gary Wilson 5   England Gary Wilson 3
England Adam Davies 2   England Matthew Couch 5   Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
England Gary Wilkinson 5   England Gary Wilkinson 1   England Matthew Couch 1
England Sean Storey 0   Scotland Jamie Burnett 0   England Rory McLeod 3
China Liang Wenbo 5   China Liang Wenbo 5   China Liang Wenbo 5
Wales Paul Davies 5   England Justin Astley 5   Scotland Drew Henry 5
England Nick Dyson 2   Wales Paul Davies 3   England Justin Astley 2
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5   England Tom Ford 5   England Mark Selby 5
Malta Alex Borg 2   Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 4   England Tom Ford 2
England David Roe 5   England Lee Spick 4   England Stuart Pettman 3
Scotland James McBain 4   England David Roe 5   England David Roe 5
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 2   England Jimmy Michie 1   Wales Ryan Day 5
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5   Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5   Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
China Ding Junhui w/o   Finland Robin Hull 0   England Ricky Walden 5
England Steve James w/d   China Ding Junhui 5   China Ding Junhui 3
Scotland Scott MacKenzie w/o   Scotland Marcus Campbell 3   Malta Tony Drago 3
China Jin Long w/d   Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5   Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5
Republic of Ireland David McDonnell 3   England Mike Dunn 4   England Mark Davis 5
Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 5   Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 5   Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 4
England Alfie Burden 5   Wales Darren Morgan 3   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 4
England Stuart Mann 3   England Alfie Burden 5   England Alfie Burden 5
England Simon Bedford 2   England Jamie Cope 5   England Stuart Bingham 3
England David Gilbert 5   England David Gilbert 3   England Jamie Cope 5
England Joe Jogia 5   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2
Bahrain Habib Subah 1   England Joe Jogia 1   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5

Century breaks[edit]

[3]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preisgeld Welsh Open 2006". brownball.de. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Welsh Open 2006". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "2006 Welsh Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 20 April 2006.