2007 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Royal London Watches Grand Prix
Royal London Watches Grand Prix logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 13–21 October 2007
Venue A.E.C.C.
City Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £470,500
Winner's share £75,000
Highest break England Tom Ford (147)
Final
Champion Hong Kong Marco Fu
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 9–6
2006
2008

The 2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 13 and 21 October 2007 at the A.E.C.C. in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Dave Harold made 14 consecutive foul and misses during his round-robin stage match against Liu Song. This is the most consecutive foul and misses made in any professional event.[1]

Marco Fu won the title by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–6 in the final.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

Ranking points[edit]

The breakdown of ranking points for this year is shown below:[2]

Main draw[edit]

Round-robin stage[edit]

The first round used a round-robin format like last season. The top 32 and the 16 qualifiers were placed in eight groups of six with the top two from each group qualifying for the knockout stage. Matches in the round-robins were the best of seven frames.[2][3]

Tom Ford made a maximum break in his match against Steve Davis.[4] For this feat he won £24,000.

Group 2A[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5 4 18 11 +7
England Joe Perry 5 4 16 12 +4
England Jimmy Michie 5 2 14 14 0
Australia Neil Robertson 5 2 14 14 0
England Stephen Lee 5 2 13 16 −3
England Mark Davis 5 1 9 17 −8

Group 2B[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5 5 20 6 +14
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5 4 18 9 +9
England Tom Ford 5 2 17 15 +2
Wales Dominic Dale 5 2 11 17 −6
England Steve Davis 5 2 9 18 −9
England Mark Joyce 5 0 10 20 −10

Group 2C[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Peter Ebdon 5 5 20 12 +8
China Liu Song 5 3 16 12 +4
Wales Matthew Stevens 5 3 14 14 0
England Mark Selby 5 2 14 14 0
England Dave Harold 5 2 13 15 −2
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5 0 10 20 −10

Group 2D[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Shaun Murphy 5 4 19 11 +8
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5 4 19 14 +5
England Stuart Pettman 5 3 16 13 +3
England Stuart Bingham 5 2 13 13 0
China Ding Junhui 5 2 13 14 −1
England Ben Woollaston 5 0 5 20 −15

Group 2E[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ali Carter 5 5 20 4 +16
Scotland Marcus Campbell 5 4 16 14 +2
England Michael Holt 5 3 15 14 +1
England Anthony Hamilton 5 2 14 13 +1
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5 1 10 18 −8
Scotland Graeme Dott 5 0 8 20 −12

Group 2F[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ricky Walden 5 4 18 10 +8
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5 4 18 14 +4
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5 3 15 15 0
Wales Mark Williams 5 2 14 17 −3
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5 1 13 17 −4
England Ian McCulloch 5 1 14 19 −5

Group 2G[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5 4 17 9 +8
England Barry Hawkins 5 3 16 13 +3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5 3 17 16 +1
England Rory McLeod 5 3 16 15 +1
Wales Paul Davies 5 2 13 18 −5
England Jamie Cope 5 0 12 20 −8

Group 2H[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Scotland John Higgins 5 5 20 6 +14
Wales Ryan Day 5 3 17 10 +7
England Nigel Bond 5 2 12 14 −2
England Mark King 5 2 11 13 −2
China Tian Pengfei 5 2 12 17 −5
England Andrew Norman 5 1 7 19 −12

Knockout stage[edit]

[5][6]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail5
 
 
 
Scotland Marcus Campbell2
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail3
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan5
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan5
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge2
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan6
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy5
 
England Peter Ebdon5
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins2
 
England Peter Ebdon3
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy5
 
England Shaun Murphy5
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day3
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan6
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu9
 
England Ali Carter3
 
 
 
England Joe Perry5
 
England Joe Perry3
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene5
 
England Ricky Walden0
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene5
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene5
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu6
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
China Liu Song5
 
China Liu Song0
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu5
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu5
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Netherlands Jan Verhaas.
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, 21 October 2007.[5]
Ronnie O'Sullivan
 England
6–9 Marco Fu
 Hong Kong
Afternoon: 21–100 (78), 104 (85)–35, 0–110 (110), 18–84 (74), 127 (127)–0, 75 (75)–0, 64–33
Evening: 67–5, 0–99, 4–95 (94), 5–121 (117), 0–82 (62), 66 (65)–44, 58 (58)–60 (60), 0–76 (76)
127 Highest break 117
1 Century breaks 2
5 50+ breaks 8

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the 2007 Grand Prix was held between 17 September and 23 September 2007 at Pontin's Prestatyn using a round-robin format. The entries were placed into eight groups with the top 2 from each group qualifying for the finals in Aberdeen. All matches at this stage were played over the best of seven frames.[2][7]

Group 1A[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Mark Davis 7 5 25 15 +10
England Mark Joyce 7 4 25 17 +8
England Jimmy White 7 4 21 21 0
England Robert Milkins 7 4 20 22 −2
England Jimmy Robertson 7 3 23 22 +1
Thailand Supoj Saenla 7 3 18 20 −2
England Alex Davies 7 3 15 24 −9
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 7 2 20 26 −6

Group 1B[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Tom Ford 7 6 25 10 +15
England Jimmy Michie 7 4 22 14 +8
Malta Tony Drago 7 4 20 19 +1
Scotland James McBain 7 4 18 18 0
England Andrew Higginson 7 3 20 17 +3
Thailand James Wattana 7 3 17 19 −2
Wales Gareth Coppack 7 2 9 22 −13
Wales Michael White 7 1 14 26 −12

Group 1C[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 7 5 25 16 +9
England Ben Woollaston 7 5 23 19 +4
England Barry Pinches 7 4 19 15 +4
England David Gilbert 7 4 20 17 +3
Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 7 3 19 22 −3
England David Gray 7 3 19 23 −4
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 7 2 17 23 −6
England Lee Spick 7 2 17 24 −7

Group 1D[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Stuart Pettman 7 7 28 12 +16
China Liu Song 7 5 23 16 +7
England Andy Hicks 7 4 22 17 +5
China Xiao Guodong 7 3 19 20 −1
Scotland Jamie Burnett 7 3 20 23 −3
England Mike Dunn 7 3 17 23 −6
Norway Kurt Maflin 7 2 20 21 −1
England Ashley Wright 7 1 9 26 −17

Group 1E[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 7 6 26 12 +14
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 7 6 25 13 +12
England Joe Jogia 7 4 21 18 +3
England David Roe 7 4 21 18 +3
England Matthew Selt 7 3 20 20 0
Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 7 2 17 22 −5
Scotland Drew Henry 7 2 13 25 −12
Belgium Kevin van Hove 7 1 11 26 −15

Group 1F[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ricky Walden 7 6 25 16 +9
Scotland Marcus Campbell 7 5 23 12 +11
Finland Robin Hull 7 4 23 19 +4
England Munraj Pal 7 4 23 20 +3
England Martin Gould 7 4 21 19 +2
Republic of Ireland David Morris 7 3 24 21 +3
Australia Steve Mifsud 7 1 13 27 −14
England John Parrott 7 1 8 26 −18

Group 1G[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Wales Paul Davies 7 5 25 11 +14
China Tian Pengfei 7 5 24 20 +4
Scotland Fraser Patrick 7 4 21 20 +1
Wales Ian Preece 7 3 17 17 0
Wales Lee Walker 7 3 17 19 −2
Scotland Alan McManus 7 3 19 23 -4
England Adrian Gunnell 7 3 14 22 −8
China Liu Chuang 7 2 18 23 −5

Group 1H[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Andrew Norman 7 6 25 12 +13
England Rory McLeod 7 5 23 14 +9
China Liang Wenbo 7 5 22 19 +3
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 7 4 22 19 +3
England Alfred Burden 7 3 15 17 −2
England Judd Trump 7 3 19 22 −3
England Rod Lawler 7 1 19 25 −6
England Jamie O'Neill 7 1 17 27 −10

Century Breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[7]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b "2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix Stage 2". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ford leaves hospital and hits 147". BBC News. 14 October 2007. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  5. ^ a b c "2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix Knock Out". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix Stage 1". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009.