2006 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Royal London Watches Grand Prix
Royal London Watches Grand Prix logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates21–29 October 2006
VenueA.E.C.C.
CityAberdeen
CountryScotland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£455,750
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Jamie Cope (147)
Final
ChampionAustralia Neil Robertson
Runner-upEngland Jamie Cope
Score9–5
2005
2007

The 2006 Royal London Watches Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 21 and 29 October 2006 at the A.E.C.C. in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Neil Robertson won his first ranking title by defeating Jamie Cope 9–5 in the final.

Earlier on Jamie Cope compiled a 147 maximum break in his round robin win over Michael Holt.

Main draw[edit]

[1][2][3]

Round-robin stage[edit]

The first round used a round-robin format. 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.

Group 2A[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Scotland Alan McManus 5 4 13 6 +7
Scotland John Higgins 5 4 13 7 +6
Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 5 4 13 8 +5
England Barry Hawkins 5 2 9 9 0
Wales Dominic Dale 5 1 8 12 -4
Thailand James Wattana 5 0 1 15 -14

Group 2B[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Wales Ryan Day 5 4 12 4 +8
England Mark King 5 3 11 8 +3
England Shaun Murphy 5 3 11 9 +2
England Ali Carter 5 3 10 9 +1
Wales Jamie Jones 5 2 9 13 -4
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5 0 5 15 -10

Group 2C[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5 5 15 4 +11
England Jamie Cope[n 1] 5 3 10 10 0
England Michael Holt[n 1] 5 3 10 8 +2
England Steve Davis 5 2 9 10 -1
Hong Kong Marco Fu[n 1] 5 1 6 13 -7
England David Roe[n 1] 5 1 8 13 -5

Group 2D[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Australia Neil Robertson[n 2] 5 4 14 7 +7
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty[n 2] 5 4 14 6 +8
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5 3 10 10 0
England Nigel Bond 5 2 9 13 -4
England Judd Trump[n 2] 5 1 8 14 -6
England Paul Davison[n 2] 5 1 8 13 -5

Group 2E[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Wales Matthew Stevens 5 4 12 5 +7
England Mark Selby 5 3 11 6 +5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5 3 11 9 +2
China Liang Wenbo 5 3 10 9 +1
England Andy Hicks 5 1 6 15 -9
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5 1 7 14 -7

Group 2F[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Stephen Lee 4 3 9 7 +2
England Ian McCulloch 4 3 10 5 +5
Finland Robin Hull 4 2 9 7 +2
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4 2 7 8 -1
England Stuart Bingham 4 0 4 12 -8
Wales Mark Williams[n 3]

Group 2G[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Robert Milkins 5 5 15 7 +8
England David Gray 5 4 13 6 +7
England Peter Ebdon 5 2 10 11 -1
England Tom Ford 5 2 10 12 -2
England Ben Woollaston 5 2 9 12 -3
England Anthony Hamilton 5 0 6 15 -9

Group 2H[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Joe Perry 5 4 14 4 +10
England Andrew Norman 5 4 12 9 +3
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5 3 12 9 +3
China Ding Junhui 5 2 10 11 -1
Scotland Graeme Dott 5 2 8 11 -3
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5 0 3 15 -12

Knockout stage[edit]

[4]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
26 October
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus5
 
27 October
 
England Mark Selby1
 
Scotland Alan McManus5
 
26 October
 
England Ian McCulloch3
 
Wales Ryan Day3
 
28 October
 
England Ian McCulloch5
 
Scotland Alan McManus2
 
25 October
 
Australia Neil Robertson6
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan5
 
27 October
 
England David Gray2
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan1
 
25 October
 
Australia Neil Robertson5
 
Australia Neil Robertson5
 
29 October
 
England Andrew Norman3
 
Australia Neil Robertson9
 
26 October
 
England Jamie Cope5
 
Wales Matthew Stevens4
 
27 October
 
Scotland John Higgins5
 
Scotland John Higgins2
 
26 October
 
England Mark King5
 
England Stephen Lee3
 
28 October
 
England Mark King5
 
England Mark King3
 
25 October
 
England Jamie Cope6
 
England Robert Milkins0
 
27 October
 
England Jamie Cope5
 
England Jamie Cope5
 
25 October
 
England Joe Perry4
 
England Joe Perry5
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty0
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, 29 October 2006.
Neil Robertson
 Australia
9–5 Jamie Cope
 England
Afternoon: 40–67, 100–8 (100), 78–0 (78), 60–59 (59 Robertson), 61–2, 35–70 (55), 59–3
Evening: 63–38, 64–31, 98–9 (68), 0–105 (105), 42–69, 27–57, 70–1 (55)
100 Highest break 105
1 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 2

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying was held between 30 September and 4 October 2006 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.[1]

Group 1A[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 7 6 18 9 +9
Wales Jamie Jones 7 5 18 11 +7
England Ricky Walden 7 5 18 9 +9
England Jimmy Michie 7 4 15 11 +4
England Matthew Couch 7 3 13 16 -3
Scotland Marcus Campbell 7 2 14 19 -5
China Tian Pengfei 7 2 9 19 -10
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 7 1 8 19 -11

Group 1B[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 7 5 18 13 +5
Wales Dominic Dale 7 4 17 12 +5
Pakistan Shokat Ali 7 4 17 12 +5
England Sean Storey 7 4 16 15 +1
England Andrew Higginson 7 4 15 16 -1
England James Leadbetter 7 3 14 16 -2
Scotland Jamie Burnett 7 3 14 16 -2
Netherlands Roy Stolk 7 1 7 18 -11

Group 1C[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Jamie Cope 7 6 19 6 +13
England Paul Davison 7 4 16 11 +5
England Chris Melling 7 4 16 13 +3
England Rory McLeod 7 4 14 13 +1
Malta Tony Drago 7 4 16 16 0
England Rod Lawler 7 3 14 16 -2
Scotland Mark Boyle 7 2 9 19 -10
Thailand Passakorn Suwannawat 7 1 10 20 -10

Group 1D[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Judd Trump 7 6 19 6 +13
England David Roe 7 5 18 10 +8
Wales Ian Preece 7 4 15 11 +4
England John Parrott 7 4 15 13 +2
Northern Ireland Dermot McGlinchey 7 3 11 18 -7
England David Gilbert 7 3 13 13 0
Scotland Drew Henry 7 2 11 18 -7
England Jeff Cundy 7 1 7 20 -13

Group 1E[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
China Liang Wenbo 7 5 18 9 +9
England Gerard Greene 7 4 16 12 +4
Republic of Ireland David Morris 7 4 14 11 +3
England Peter Lines 7 4 14 13 +1
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 7 4 14 15 -1
England Barry Pinches 7 3 12 16 -4
England Mike Dunn 7 2 12 16 -4
England Paul Wykes 7 2 9 17 -8

Group 1F[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Finland Robin Hull 7 6 20 10 +10
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 7 6 20 8 +12
England Adrian Gunnell 7 5 17 14 +3
England Chris Norbury 7 3 15 14 +1
United Arab Emirates Mohammed Shehab 7 3 15 16 -1
England Stuart Pettman 7 2 9 17 -8
Malta Alex Borg 7 2 9 17 -8
China Liu Song 7 1 10 19 -9

Group 1G[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
England Ben Woollaston 7 7 21 7 +14
England Andrew Norman 7 5 17 12 +5
England Mark Davis 7 5 16 10 +6
England Dave Harold 7 4 14 11 +3
Wales Paul Davies 7 3 14 14 0
Scotland Robert Stephen 7 2 9 15 -6
England Mark Joyce 7 2 10 17 -7
England Lee Page 7 0 6 21 -15

Group 1H[edit]

Player MP MW FW FL FD
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6 4 15 12 +3
England Tom Ford 6 4 14 12 +2
England Lee Spick 6 3 10 9 +1
England Jimmy White 6 3 12 12 0
England Alfie Burden 6 3 11 11 0
Germany Patrick Einsle 6 2 11 15 -4
England Joe Jogia 6 2 11 13 -2

Century breaks[edit]

[1]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jamie Cope 2nd due to win against Michael Holt, David Roe is 6th due to loss against Marco Fu.
  2. ^ a b c d Neil Robertson 1st due to win against Ken Doherty, Paul Davison 6th due to loss against Judd Trump.
  3. ^ Mark Williams withdrew due to wrist injury thus all his results are expunged.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2006 Grand Prix". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007.
  2. ^ "2006 Grand Prix Order of Play". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007.
  3. ^ "2006 Grand Prix results". Sporting Life. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.