2008 Paul Hunter Classic snooker tournament

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2008 Paul Hunter Classic
Tournament information
Dates28–31 August 2008
VenueStadthalle
CityFürth
CountryGermany
FormatPro–am event
Final
ChampionEngland Shaun Murphy
Runner-upEngland Mark Selby
Score4–0
2007
2009

The 2008 Paul Hunter Classic was a pro–am snooker tournament held in August 2008. Barry Pinches was the reigning champion, but he was eliminated in the last 32 by Shaun Murphy.[1] Murphy went on to win the tournament, defeating Mark Selby 4–0 in the final.[2]

Tournament structure

The initial stage began with 40 groups of 4 players. The winners of each group advanced to the last 32 stage of the tournament, and the tournament runners-up moved to the last 64. Shaun Murphy was the only professional not to top his group, and thus had to play two matches more than the other professional players.[3]

Main draw

[4][5]

  Last 48
Best of 5 frames
Last 32
Best of 5 frames
Last 16
Best of 5 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 5 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
                                                         
Belgium Tim van Goubergen 1     England Barry Pinches 2  
England Shaun Murphy 3     England Shaun Murphy 3  
  England Shaun Murphy 3  
  Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 0  
Wales Lee Walker 3 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3
Germany Phil Barnes 0     Wales Lee Walker 1  
  England Shaun Murphy 3  
  England Stuart Bingham 1  
Wales Paul Davies 3     England Jamie Cope 2  
England Mark Davis 1     Wales Paul Davies 3  
  Wales Paul Davies 0
  England Stuart Bingham 3  
England David Roe 3 England Stuart Bingham 3
Scotland Marc Davis 1     England David Roe 0  
  England Shaun Murphy 3  
  England Ricky Walden 2  
New Zealand Chris McBreen 3     England Joe Perry 3  
Netherlands Rene van Rijsbergen 1     New Zealand Chris McBreen 1  
  England Joe Perry 0
  England Ricky Walden 3  
England Ricky Walden 3 England Steve Davis 1
Netherlands Alain Vandersteen 0     England Ricky Walden 3  
  England Ricky Walden 3
  Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 1  
England David Gray 3     Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 3  
Germany Mike Henson 0     England David Gray 0  
  Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 3
  Australia Neil Robertson 1  
Malta Alex Borg 3 Australia Neil Robertson 3
Belgium Luca Brecel 1     Malta Alex Borg 0  
England Shaun Murphy 4
England Mark Selby 0
England Michael Wild 0     Wales Ryan Day 3  
Belgium Hans Blanckaert 3     Belgium Hans Blanckaert 0  
  Wales Ryan Day 1  
  England Mark Selby 3  
England Mark Selby 3 England Michael Holt 1
Germany Sascha Lippe 1     England Mark Selby 3  
  England Mark Selby 3'  
  England Nigel Bond 2  
Netherlands Stefan Mazrocis 3     England Mark King 3  
Netherlands Misja van Vonderen 1     Netherlands Stefan Mazrocis 1  
  England Mark King 1
  England Nigel Bond 3  
England Jimmy Michie 3 England Nigel Bond 3
Germany Karl-Heinz Beggel 0     England Jimmy Michie 1  
  England Mark Selby 3
  England Jimmy White 0  
England Rod Lawler 2     Wales Matthew Stevens 0  
Germany Lasse Münstermann 3     Germany Lasse Münstermann 3  
  Germany Lasse Münstermann 3
  Wales Mark Williams 0  
England Tom Ford 3 Wales Mark Williams 3
Netherlands Joris Maas 1     England Tom Ford 1  
  Germany Lasse Münstermann 0
  England Jimmy White 3  
England Rory McLeod 3     England Jimmy White 3  
Belgium Jurgen van Roy 1     England Rory McLeod 0  
  England Jimmy White 3
  England Munraj Pal 1  
Republic of Ireland Richard McHugh 1 Germany Wolfgang Brandmeier 0
England Munraj Pal 3     England Munraj Pal 3  

References

  1. ^ "Barry Pinches wins against Ken Doherty". snookerblog.de. Retrieved 27 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Murphy gewinnt in Fürth". Eurosport. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Ergebnisse Gruppenphase". Online Ergebnisse. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Last 64, Last 48, Last 32". Online Ergebnisse. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Last 16, Quarter-final, Semi-final, Final". Online Ergebnisse. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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