2008 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Royal London Watches Grand Prix
Royal London Watches Grand Prix logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 11–19 October 2008
Venue S.E.C.C.
City Glasgow
Country Scotland
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £523,100
Winner's share £75,000
Highest break Hong Kong Marco Fu (139)
Final
Champion Scotland John Higgins
Runner-up Wales Ryan Day
Score 9–7
2007
2009

The 2008 Royal London Watches Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 11–19 October 2008 at the S.E.C.C. in Glasgow, Scotland.

John Higgins won his first ranking event for 18 months by defeating Ryan Day 9–7 in the final.[1]

Prize fund[edit]

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

Main draw[edit]

Matches on Sunday 12 October were played on a roll on/roll off basis. Play started at the allocated time each day with a 15-minute interval between matches. The third and fourth match did not start before 3pm. The evening session did not start before the time indicated on the format.

The draw for round one was made on completion of the qualifiers on 26 September 2008. The draw from round two up to and including the semi-finals was made on a random basis. The order of play and table numbers for all matches up to the semi-finals were determined once the draw for that round was made and published by the tournament director.

All matches up to and including the quarter-finals were best of 9 frames, semi-finals were best of 11 frames and the final was best of 17 frames. (Seedings in parentheses. All times are BST.)[3][4][5]

Round one[edit]

Round two[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland, 19 October 2008.
John Higgins (6)
 Scotland
9–7 Ryan Day (9)
 Wales
Afternoon: 77–39, 86–47 (85), 24–89 (64), 90–0 (57), 73–1 (52), 4–119 (82), 69–21 (65)
Evening: 79–4 (62), 63–52 (Day 52), 8–69 (69), 65–74, 0–89 (89), 46–61, 81–11 (50), 0–83 (83), 74–36 (53)
85 Highest break 89
0 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying rounds[edit]

These matches took place from 22 to 25 September 2008 at the Pontin's Centre, Prestatyn, Wales.[6]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
England Paul Davison 4   England Martin Gould 2   England John Parrott 5   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0
Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 5   Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 5   Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 4   England John Parrott 5
Scotland James McBain 5   England Mark Joyce 5   England Ricky Walden 5   Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3
Wales Andrew Pagett 4   Scotland James McBain 0   England Mark Joyce 1   England Ricky Walden 5
England Jimmy White 5   England David Gray 3   England Michael Holt 5   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 2
England Michael Georgiou 1   England Jimmy White 5   England Jimmy White 3   England Michael Holt 5
England Lewis Roberts 2   England Barry Pinches 4   England Jimmy Michie 5   Wales Dominic Dale 4
England Andy Lee 5   England Andy Lee 5   England Andy Lee 2   England Jimmy Michie 5
England Lee Spick 3   England Robert Milkins 3   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4   England Dave Harold 5
China Jin Long 5   China Jin Long 5   China Jin Long 5   China Jin Long 0
England Peter Lines 5   England David Roe 2   England Tom Ford 5   England Steve Davis 5
Northern Ireland Declan Hughes 1   England Peter Lines 5   England Peter Lines 2   England Tom Ford 4
England Simon Bedford 5   England Andy Hicks 4   England Mike Dunn 2   Wales Mark Williams 4
China Liu Chuang 2   England Simon Bedford 5   England Simon Bedford 5   England Simon Bedford 5
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5   Wales Paul Davies 5   Scotland Alan McManus 5   England Anthony Hamilton 5
Scotland Robert Stephen 1   Scotland Scott MacKenzie 2   Wales Paul Davies 1   Scotland Alan McManus 4
Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 2   England Stuart Pettman 1   England Adrian Gunnell 5   England Stuart Bingham 4
Republic of Ireland Vincent Muldoon 5   Republic of Ireland Vincent Muldoon 5   Republic of Ireland Vincent Muldoon 4   England Adrian Gunnell 5
England Matthew Selt 5   Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 1   England David Gilbert 5   Wales Matthew Stevens 2
England Wayne Cooper 4   England Matthew Selt 5   England Matthew Selt 4   England David Gilbert 5
Wales Daniel Wells 4   England Andrew Norman 5   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5   England Ian McCulloch 3
Netherlands Stefan Mazrocis 5   Netherlands Stefan Mazrocis 3   England Andrew Norman 1   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 3   Republic of Ireland David Morris 4   England Judd Trump 5   England Stephen Lee 2
India Aditya Mehta 5   India Aditya Mehta 5   India Aditya Mehta 1   England Judd Trump 5
Wales Jamie Jones 3   England Rod Lawler 4   China Liang Wenbo 5   England Nigel Bond 0
England David Grace 5   England David Grace 5   England David Grace 3   China Liang Wenbo 5
Thailand Supoj Saenla 5   China Liu Song 4   England Rory McLeod 5   England Barry Hawkins 5
New Zealand Chris McBreen 3   Thailand Supoj Saenla 5   Thailand Supoj Saenla 1   England Rory McLeod 2
England Kuldesh Johal 3   Wales Ian Preece 4   Scotland Marcus Campbell 5   England Jamie Cope 5
China Li Hang 5   China Li Hang 5   China Li Hang 3   Scotland Marcus Campbell 4
England Matthew Couch 2   England Mark Davis 5   England Andrew Higginson 5   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
England Stephen Craigie 5   England Stephen Craigie 4   England Mark Davis 4   England Andrew Higginson 5

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[6]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Higgins resists Day to take title". BBC Sport. 2008-10-19. Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Royal London Watches Grand Prix 2008 – Prize Money". Global Snooker. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Royal London Watches Grand Prix 2008 – Results". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Royal London Watches Grand Prix 2008". Snooker.org. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Royal London Watches Grand Prix 2008 – Qualifying". Global Snooker. Retrieved 20 March 2011.