2007 Irish Masters

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Kilkenny Irish Masters
Tournament information
Dates9–11 March 2007
VenueOrmonde Hotel
CityKilkenny
CountryIreland
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share20,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Barry Hawkins
Score9–1
2005
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The 2007 Kilkenny Irish Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 9 and 11 March 2007 at the Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won in the final 9–1 against Barry Hawkins to claim the Paul Hunter Trophy.[1][2][3] In the quarter-finals O'Sullivan also compiled a maximum break against Joe Swail.[4] The initial maximum break prize of a Citroën Coupe, worth €20,000, was later withdrawn by the organisers.[5]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6]

  • Winner: 20,000
  • Runner-up: €8,000
  • Semi-final: €3,500
  • Highest break: €2,000

Round-robin stage[edit]

[6]

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Group C[edit]

Group D[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

[6]

Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
         
Scotland Graeme Dott 4
Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland John Higgins 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
England Barry Hawkins 1
Scotland Stephen Hendry 2
England Barry Hawkins 5
England Barry Hawkins 6
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames
Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland, 11 March 2007.[6]
Ronnie O'Sullivan
 England
9–1 Barry Hawkins
 England
Afternoon: 42–62, 71–70 (70), 70–48 (52), 63–30, 85–24 (57), 86–40 (60)
Evening: 122–0 (122), 66–7
122 Highest break 70
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 1

Century breaks[edit]

[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hendon, David (12 March 2007). "O'Sullivan smashes 147 on way to Irish Masters title". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Ronnie rockets to Irish Masters". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  3. ^ "O'Sullivan races to Irish title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  4. ^ "O'Sullivan notches 147 in Ireland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  5. ^ Whebell, Charles (12 March 2007). "O'Sullivan driven to victory". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e "2007 Kilkenny Irish Masters – The Paul Hunter Trophy". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2009-02-04.