2006 China Open (snooker)

The 2006 Star Dragon Woods Villa Cup China Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 20 and 26 March 2006 at the Beijing University Students' Gymnasium in Beijing, China. It was the penultimate ranking event of the 2005–06 season, preceding the 2006 World Championship.

Star Dragon Woods Villa Cup China Open
2006 China Open (snooker) poster.jpg
Tournament information
Dates20–26 March 2006 (2006-03-20 – 2006-03-26)
VenueBeijing University Students' Gymnasium
CityBeijing
CountryChina
OrganisationWPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£197,250
Winner's share£30,000
Highest break Ding Junhui (CHN) (135)
Final
Champion Mark Williams (WAL)
Runner-up John Higgins (SCO)
Score9–8
2005
2007

Mark Williams won the tournament by defeating John Higgins 9–8 in a high-quality final.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

Wildcard roundEdit

[2][3][4]

Match Score
WC1   Dave Harold (ENG) 2–5   Yang Qingtian (CHN)
WC2   Andrew Norman (ENG) 1–5   Yu Delu (CHN)
WC3   Joe Swail (NIR) 5–2   Liu Chuang (CHN)
WC4   David Roe (ENG) 5–2   Li Yinxi (CHN)
WC5   Scott MacKenzie (SCO) 5–2   Li Hang (CHN)
WC6   Jamie Cope (ENG) 5–2   Tian Pengfei (CHN)
WC7   Ricky Walden (ENG) 5–1   Cao Kaisheng (CHN)
WC8   Adrian Gunnell (ENG) 5–3   Zheng Peng (CHN)

Main drawEdit

[2][3][4]

Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
               
1   Ding Junhui 5
  Yang Qing Tian 4
1   Ding Junhui 5
15   Graeme Dott 2
15   Graeme Dott 5
  Yu De Lu 1
1   Ding Junhui 5
  Joe Swail 0
10   Jimmy White 3
  Joe Swail 5
    Joe Swail 5
  David Roe 3
7   Paul Hunter 4
  David Roe 5
1   Ding Junhui 2
11   Mark Williams 6
6   Matthew Stevens 4
  Scott MacKenzie 5
  Scott MacKenzie 0
11   Mark Williams 5
11   Mark Williams 5
  Drew Henry 2
11   Mark Williams 5
4   Stephen Hendry 1
14   Alan McManus 2
  Jamie Cope 5
  Jamie Cope 4
4   Stephen Hendry 5
4   Stephen Hendry 5
  Barry Hawkins 1
11   Mark Williams 9
8   John Higgins 8
3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 0
  James Wattana 5
  James Wattana 4
12   Stephen Lee 5
12   Stephen Lee 5
  David Gray 2
12   Stephen Lee 2
13   Ken Doherty 5
13   Ken Doherty 5
  Neil Robertson 4
13   Ken Doherty 5
  Ricky Walden 2
5   Stephen Maguire 3
  Ricky Walden 5
13   Ken Doherty 2
8   John Higgins 6
8   John Higgins 5
  Stuart Bingham 4
8   John Higgins 5
9   Peter Ebdon 0
9   Peter Ebdon 5
  Mark Selby 4
8   John Higgins 5
16   Joe Perry 2
16   Joe Perry 5
  Adrian Gunnell 4
16   Joe Perry 5
  Michael Holt 4
2   Shaun Murphy 2
  Michael Holt 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Eirian Williams.
Beijing University Students' Gymnasium, Beijing, China, March 26, 2006.[2][4]
Mark Williams (11)
  Wales
9–8 John Higgins (8)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 1–85 (54), 63–60, 60–66 (56, 66), 72–52, 69–0 (60), 3–74 (74), 25–68, 73–32 (66)
Evening: 67–0, 57–71, 78–42 (61), 39–58, 0–75 (69), 70–12 (69), 58–47, 28–64 (64), 69–44
69 Highest break 74
0 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 5

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales between November 15 and November 18, 2005.[4]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
  Rod Lawler 4     Tom Ford 5     Dave Harold 5     Ali Carter 2
  Stuart Mann 5     Stuart Mann 1     Tom Ford 3     Dave Harold 5
  Andrew Norman w/o     Marcus Campbell 4     Tony Drago 3     Barry Pinches 0
  Steve James w/d     Andrew Norman 5     Andrew Norman 5     Andrew Norman 5
  Brian Morgan 2     Mike Dunn 2     Joe Swail 5     Andy Hicks 3
  David Gilbert 5     David Gilbert 5     David Gilbert 4     Joe Swail 5
  David Roe 5     Robin Hull 2     Mark Davis 3     Quinten Hann wd
  Alex Borg 1     David Roe 5     David Roe 5     David Roe wo
  Scott MacKenzie 5     Chris Norbury 1     Gerard Greene 2     Ian McCulloch 2
  Moh Keen Ho 0     Scott MacKenzie 5     Scott MacKenzie 5     Scott MacKenzie 5
  Simon Bedford 5     Shokat Ali 4     Drew Henry 5     Robert Milkins 2
  Gary Wilkinson 3     Simon Bedford 5     Simon Bedford 0     Drew Henry 5
  Alfie Burden 5     Jamie Cope 5     Dominic Dale 3     John Parrott 1
  Nick Dyson 3     Alfie Burden 4     Jamie Cope 5     Jamie Cope 5
  Joe Delaney 5     Jimmy Michie 5     Fergal O'Brien 4     Barry Hawkins 5
  James McBain 2     Joe Delaney 4     Jimmy Michie 5     Jimmy Michie 4
  Sean Storey 4     Patrick Wallace 3     James Wattana 5     Nigel Bond 2
  Hugh Abernethy 5     Hugh Abernethy 5     Hugh Abernethy 4     James Wattana 5
  Paul Davies w/o     Jamie Burnett 5     Ryan Day 5     David Gray 5
  Jin Long w/d     Paul Davies 4     Jamie Burnett 4     Ryan Day 3
  Leo Fernandez 5     James Tatton 4     Stuart Pettman 5     Neil Robertson 5
  Gary Wilson 3     Leo Fernandez 5     Leo Fernandez 1     Stuart Pettman 1
  Paul Wykes 5     Lee Spick 5     Ricky Walden 5     Steve Davis wd
  Habib Subah 1     Paul Wykes 3     Lee Spick 4     Ricky Walden wo
  Shailesh Jogia 1     Rory McLeod 5     Stuart Bingham 5     Mark King 2
  Mark Allen 5     Mark Allen 0     Rory McLeod 2     Stuart Bingham 5
  Adam Davies 5     Justin Astley 5     Mark Selby 5     Anthony Hamilton 2
  Bjorn Haneveer 4     Adam Davies 3     Justin Astley 4     Mark Selby 5
  David McDonnell 4     Matthew Couch 2     Adrian Gunnell 5     Marco Fu 1
  Liang Wenbo 5     Liang Wenbo 5     Liang Wenbo 3     Adrian Gunnell 5
  Darren Morgan 0     Lee Walker 4     Michael Judge 4     Michael Holt 5
  Judd Trump 5     Judd Trump 5     Judd Trump 5     Judd Trump 4

Century breaksEdit

[4]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Preisgeld China Open 2006". brownball.de. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Star Dragon Woods Villa Cup China Open 2006". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b "2006 China Open Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e "2006 China Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 6 April 2006.