2012 Players Tour Championship Grand Final

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2012 Players Tour Championship Grand Final
Players Tour Championship 2011-2012 – Finals poster.png
Tournament information
Dates14–18 March 2012
VenueBailey Allen Hall
CityGalway
CountryIreland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£250,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break131 (x2)
Final
ChampionEngland Stephen Lee
Runner-upAustralia Neil Robertson
Score4–0
PTC12
Last →

The 2012 Players Tour Championship Grand Final (also known as the 2012 Betfair Players Tour Championship Grand Finals for sponsorship purposes[1]) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 14–18 March 2012 at the Bailey Allen Hall in Galway, Ireland.[2]

Shaun Murphy was the defending champion,[3][4] but he finished 37th on the Order of Merit,[5][6] and didn't qualify.[7]

Stephen Lee won his fifth ranking title by defeating Neil Robertson 4–0 in the final. It was Lee's first ranking title for six years, and Robertson's first defeat in a televised final.[8]

Prize fund and ranking points[edit]

The breakdown of prize money and ranking points of the event is shown below:[7][9]

Prize fund Ranking points
Winner £70,000 3,000
Runner-up £35,000 2,400
Semi-finalist £20,000 1,920
Quarter-finalist £10,000 1,500
Last 16 £5,000 1,140
Last 24 £2,750 840
Highest break £3,000
Total £250,000

Main draw[edit]

[10][11][12]

  Last 24
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
                                               
18 China Xiao Guodong 4     1 England Judd Trump 2  
20 Wales Dominic Dale 2     18 China Xiao Guodong 4  
  18 China Xiao Guodong 1  
  7 England Andrew Higginson 4  
13 Scotland John Higgins 3 7 England Andrew Higginson 4
23 Wales Jamie Jones 4     23 Wales Jamie Jones 3  
  7 England Andrew Higginson 2  
  14 England Stephen Lee 4  
9 England Ben Woollaston 2     5 England Mark Selby 4  
22 China Ding Junhui 4     22 China Ding Junhui 1  
  5 England Mark Selby 0
  14 England Stephen Lee 4  
10 England Martin Gould 1 4 England Michael Holt 1
14 England Stephen Lee 4     14 England Stephen Lee 4  
  14 England Stephen Lee 4
  3 Australia Neil Robertson 0
21 England Barry Hawkins 3     3 Australia Neil Robertson 4  
24 England Jack Lisowski 4     24 England Jack Lisowski 1  
  3 Australia Neil Robertson 4
  11 England Joe Perry 1  
19 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 0 6 Scotland Graeme Dott 2
11 England Joe Perry 4     11 England Joe Perry 4  
  3 Australia Neil Robertson 4
  8 Scotland Stephen Maguire 0  
16 England Mark Davis 4     8 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4  
12 England Tom Ford 1     16 England Mark Davis 2  
  8 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
  15 England Ricky Walden 3  
15 England Ricky Walden 4 2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan w/d
17 Wales Matthew Stevens 0     15 England Ricky Walden w/o  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Paul Collier.
Bailey Allen Hall, Galway, Ireland, 18 March 2012.[12]
Stephen Lee (14)
 England
4–0 Neil Robertson (3)
 Australia
65–48, 62–25 (52), 63–25, 73–66 (Lee 66)
66 Highest break 35
0 Century breaks 0
2 50+ breaks 0

Century breaks[edit]

[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Betfair to sponsor PTC Grand Finals". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Snooker's elite are all cued up for Galway". Galway City Tribune. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Shaun Murphy wins PTC Grand Final in Dublin". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Shaun Murphy wins inaugural Players Championship final". BBC Sport. 20 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  5. ^ "PTC Order of Merit after PTC12". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Order of Merit". Snooker.org. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Players Tour Championship 2011/2012 Entry Pack for Event 11 and 12". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Lee downs Robertson to end title drought". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  9. ^ "The Tour Provisional Ranking Points Schedule 2011/2012 Season". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (DOC) on 7 May 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Players Tour Championship 2011/2012 Grand Final Draw". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Betfair Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012.

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