2009 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates 16–22 February 2009
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £225,500
Winner's share £35,000
Highest break Hong Kong Marco Fu (142)
Final
Champion England Ali Carter
Runner-up Northern Ireland Joe Swail
Score 9–5
2008
2010

The 2009 Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16 and 22 February 2009 at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.

The defending champion was Mark Selby, but he lost in the quarter-finals against Anthony Hamilton.

Ali Carter won his first ranking tournament by defeating Joe Swail 9–5 in the final, having come back from 2–5 down.[1][2] This was the first ranking final refereed by Colin Humphries.[3]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

Main draw[edit]

[5][6]

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
                             
1 England Mark Selby 5
Wales Paul Davies 0
1 England Mark Selby 5
England David Gilbert 1
12 England Joe Perry 4
England David Gilbert 5
1 England Mark Selby 3
England Anthony Hamilton 5
9 England Peter Ebdon 2
England Anthony Hamilton 5
  England Anthony Hamilton 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 2
8 Wales Ryan Day 3
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
England Anthony Hamilton 5
7 England Ali Carter 6
7 England Ali Carter 5
England Jimmy White 1
7 England Ali Carter 5
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 4
13 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England Mike Dunn 3
7 England Ali Carter 5
4 England Shaun Murphy 2
15 England Mark King 5
England Dave Harold 3
15 England Mark King 2
4 England Shaun Murphy 5
4 England Shaun Murphy 5
England Barry Pinches 3
7 England Ali Carter 9
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Wales Ian Preece 0
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
11 China Ding Junhui 4
11 China Ding Junhui 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 3
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
16 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
England Martin Gould 1
6 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
England Martin Gould 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 6
10 Australia Neil Robertson 4
5 Scotland John Higgins 5
Wales Dominic Dale 2
5 Scotland John Higgins 4
10 Australia Neil Robertson 5
10 Australia Neil Robertson 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
10 Australia Neil Robertson 5
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Steve Davis 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Colin Humphries.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 22 February 2009.
Ali Carter (7)
 England
9–5 Joe Swail
 Northern Ireland
Afternoon: 9–81, 90–0 (89), 55–44, 10–103 (60), 16–83, 49–63, 16–66, 70–0 (54)
Evening: 120–0 (116), 141–0 (109), 72–1 (61), 91–16 (91), 73–0 (67), 65–54
116 Highest break 60
2 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 1

Qualifying[edit]

These matches took place between 3 and 6 February 2009 at the Pontins Centre in Prestatyn, Wales.[7][8]

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

Century breaks[edit]

[9]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carter storms to Welsh Open title". BBC Sport. 22 February 2009. Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Captain Captures First Title". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Humphries To Referee First Final". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Prize Money". Global Snooker. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Main Event (Draw)". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Main Event (Results)". Global Snooker. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Qualifying (Draw)". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Qualifying (Results)". Global Snooker. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Century breaks". Global Snooker. Retrieved 17 April 2010.