Monday, October 30, 2006

Neil Robertson wins Grand Prix

Australia's Neil Robertson won the Royal London Watches Grand Prix and a cheque of £60,000.

In the final he beat England's up and coming player Jamie Cope 9-5. This was the first major final for both players.

Jamie Cope made a maximum break of 147 earlier in the tournament, earning him £24,000 in addition to the £30,000 runner-up prize.

This was the first time an Australian has won a ranking title. Eddie Charlton made it to three World finals but never managed to win a ranking title.

The win puts Robertson at No.7 in the provisional rankings. Cope moves to 14th position. He started the season at No.48 in the world rankings. The list is still headed by Ireland's Ken Doherty, followed by John Higgins and Graeme Dott from Scotland.

The event took place in Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Scotland, Oct 21-29. It was the second of seven ranking tournaments on the WSA Main Tour.

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