World Series of Snooker 2008/2009

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Logo of the World Series of Snooker

The World Series of Snooker was played for the first time in the 2008/2009 season. Although there was a previous incarnation of the event organised by Matchroom Sport, that ran in the 1987/88 season, and from 1990/91 until 1992/93.[1] It was a series of five non-ranking tournaments spread over Europe, where top professional players performed against regional wildcard players. The series consisted of four tournaments plus a Grand Final for which the winner earned 50,000.

The winner of each tournament received five points, the runner-up three and losing semi-finalists one each. These points determined the seeding positions for the Grand Final, with the top four getting a bye to quarter-finals and fifth and sixth getting a bye to the second round. In the final Shaun Murphy defeated John Higgins 6–2.

World Series of Snooker Jersey[edit]

World Series of Snooker Berlin[edit]

World Series of Snooker Warsaw[edit]

World Series of Snooker Moscow[edit]

Points table[edit]

Rank Player Jersey Germany Poland Russia Total
1 Scotland John Higgins 5 1 - 5 11
2 China Ding Junhui - - 5 3 8
3 Scotland Graeme Dott - 5 - - 5
England Mark Selby 3 - 1 1 5
5 England Shaun Murphy 1 3 - - 4
6 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0 - 3 - 3
7 Jersey Gary Britton 1 - - - 1
Scotland Stephen Maguire - 1 - - 1
England Steve Davis - - 1 - 1
Israel Shachar Ruberg - - - 1 1

World Series of Snooker Grand Final[edit]

Round-robin stage[edit]

Round one was played in a round robin format. The matches were best of seven frames. Each player played each other once. The winner and runner-up advanced to round two.

Group one[edit]

Group two[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

Round two
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 11 frames
     
        Scotland John Higgins 5  
England Steve Davis 5     England Steve Davis 2  
England Jimmy White 4       Scotland John Higgins 5  
          Scotland Stephen Maguire 3  
        China Ding Junhui 2  
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5     Scotland Stephen Maguire 5  
Jersey Garry Britton 2       Scotland John Higgins 2
          England Shaun Murphy 6
        Scotland Graeme Dott 5  
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3     Belgium Luca Brecel 4  
Belgium Luca Brecel 5       Scotland Graeme Dott 4  
          England Shaun Murphy 5  
        England Mark Selby 4      
England Shaun Murphy 5     England Shaun Murphy 5      
Wales Ryan Day 1  

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]

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