Players Tour Championship 2011/2012 – Finals

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Players Tour Championship 2011/2012
Finals
Players Tour Championship 2011-2012 – Finals poster.png
Tournament information
Dates 14–18 March 2012
Venue Bailey Allen Hall
City Galway
Country Ireland
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £250,000
Winner's share £70,000
Highest break 131 (x2)
Final
Champion England Stephen Lee
Runner-up Australia Neil Robertson
Score 4–0
PTC12
Last →

The Players Tour Championship 2011/2012 – Finals (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. 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. 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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