2008 Malta Cup snooker tournament

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Malta Cup
Tournament information
Dates4–10 February 2008
VenueHilton Conference Center
CityPortomaso
CountryMalta
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£76,000
Winner's share£20,000
Highest breakEngland Shaun Murphy (137)
Final
ChampionEngland Shaun Murphy
Runner-upRepublic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Score9–3
2007
2016

The 2008 Malta Cup was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 4 and 10 February 2008 at the Hilton Conference Center in Portomaso, Malta.

The Gambling Commission looked at allegations of match-fixing during the round-robin stage of the tournament.[1]

Shaun Murphy won the title by defeating Ken Doherty 9–3 in the final.

Group stage

Group matches were played over 6 frames. A win was worth 2 points and a tie 1 point. The top player from each group qualified to the semi-finals.[2][3]

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Knock-out stage

[2][3]

Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
      
Scotland John Higgins 2
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
England Shaun Murphy 9
England Shaun Murphy 6
China Ding Junhui 5

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames
Hilton Conference Center, Portomaso, Malta, 10 February 2008.[2][3]
Ken Doherty
 Ireland
3–9 Shaun Murphy
 England
Afternoon: 91–1 (91), 24–57, 36–78, 8–100, 22–87, 75–44, 0–67, 39–56
Evening: 0–110 (75), 66–34, 30–74, 0–76 (76)
91 Highest break 76
0 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 2

Century breaks

[3]

References

  1. ^ "Snookerfaces match-fixing probe". BBC Sport. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Malta Cup 2008". Snooker.org. Retrieved 13 March 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c d "2008 Malta Cup". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 5 April 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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