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2011 Australian Goldfields Open

The 2011 Australian Goldfields Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 18–24 July 2011 at the Bendigo Stadium in Bendigo, Australia.

Australian Goldfields Open
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Tournament information
Dates18–24 July 2011
VenueBendigo Stadium
CityBendigo
CountryAustralia
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund$435,000
Highest breakWales Mark Williams (142)
Final
ChampionEngland Stuart Bingham
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score9–8
1995
2012

The event was last held in 1995 under the name Australian Masters, where Anthony Hamilton defeated Chris Small 8–6 in the final. However, Hamilton withdrew from the tournament in the qualifying rounds sighting personal reasons and therefore did not compete to defend his title.[1]

Stuart Bingham won the first ranking title of his career by defeating Mark Williams 9–8 in the final.[2]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3][a]

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Michaela Tabb
Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia[5]
Stuart Bingham
  England
9–8 Mark Williams (2)
  Wales
Afternoon: 139–0 (139), 0–89 (89), 71–39, 55–42, 9–98 (85), 40–66 (57), 19–84 (84), 64–52 (Williams 52)
Evening: 7–69 (52), 13–78, 4–71 (71), 51–10, 10–81 (68), 67–32, 70–8 (69), 76–0 (76), 80–34
139 Highest break 89
1 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 8

QualifyingEdit

These matches took place between 26 and 30 June 2011 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, England.[3][7][8] David Gilbert was the only player to go through all four rounds of qualifying to make it to the main stage.

Preliminary round

Best of 9 frames

  Lucky Vatnani w/d–w/o   Kurt Maflin
Round 1–4
  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                               
  Sam Baird 5     Adrian Gunnell 5     Matthew Selt 5     Ricky Walden 0
  Luca Brecel 1     Sam Baird 4     Adrian Gunnell 1     Matthew Selt 5
  Andrew Pagett 5     Jimmy Robertson 5     Mark Joyce 5     Martin Gould 5
  Adam Wicheard 4     Andrew Pagett 2     Jimmy Robertson 3     Mark Joyce 3
  Paul Davison 5     Jimmy White 5     Rory McLeod 5     Robert Milkins 2
  David Hogan 3     Paul Davison 2     Jimmy White 3     Rory McLeod 5
  Bjorn Haneveer 3     Liu Chuang 3     Jamie Burnett 5     Andrew Higginson 5
  Andrew Norman 5     Andrew Norman 5     Andrew Norman 3     Jamie Burnett 4
  Joe Meara 3     Rod Lawler 5     Mike Dunn 5     Marcus Campbell 5
  David Morris 5     David Morris 3     Rod Lawler 3     Mike Dunn 4
  Michael White 4     Joe Swail 1     Joe Jogia 2     Ryan Day 5
  Yu Delu 5     Yu Delu 5     Yu Delu 5     Yu Delu 0
  Dechawat Poomjaeng 1     Jack Lisowski 5     Tom Ford 5     Gerard Greene 2
  Robin Hull 5     Robin Hull 2     Jack Lisowski 3     Tom Ford 5
  Cao Yupeng 1     Peter Lines 3     Michael Holt 5     Stuart Bingham 5
  Kurt Maflin 5     Kurt Maflin 5     Kurt Maflin 1     Michael Holt 2
  Sam Craigie 5     Liu Song 3     Fergal O'Brien 5     Joe Perry 5
  David Grace 1     Sam Craigie 5     Sam Craigie 1     Fergal O'Brien 2
  Aditya Mehta 1     Anthony McGill 1     Anthony Hamilton w/d     Mark Davis 5
  Tian Pengfei 5     Tian Pengfei 5     Tian Pengfei w/o     Tian Pengfei 4
  Ben Woollaston 5     Ian McCulloch 3     Jamie Jones 4     Liang Wenbo 5
  Adam Duffy 2     Ben Woollaston 5     Ben Woollaston 5     Ben Woollaston 3
  Scott MacKenzie 5     Andy Hicks 1     Tony Drago 1     Ken Doherty 5
  Stuart Carrington 4     Scott MacKenzie 5     Scott MacKenzie 5     Scott MacKenzie 2
  Kacper Filipiak 0     Alan McManus 1     Nigel Bond 5     Barry Hawkins 4
  Li Yan 5     Li Yan 5     Li Yan 3     Nigel Bond 5
  Liam Highfield 5     Xiao Guodong 4     Steve Davis w/d     Dominic Dale 5
  Simon Bedford 4     Liam Highfield 5     Liam Highfield w/o     Liam Highfield 3
  Passakorn Suwannawat 4     Alfie Burden 2     Dave Harold 4     Mark King 0
  David Gilbert 5     David Gilbert 5     David Gilbert 5     David Gilbert 5
  Daniel Wells 2     Matthew Couch 5     Barry Pinches 5     Stephen Lee 3
  James Wattana 5     James Wattana 4     Matthew Couch 3     Barry Pinches 5

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[9]

Televised stage centuriesEdit

[10][11][12]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Australian Events". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Bingham claims maiden ranking title". Eurosport UK. 24 July 2011.
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  5. ^ a b "Australian Goldfields Open (2011)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  6. ^ "2011 Australian Goldfields Open results". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Australian Goldfields Open Qualifiers (2011)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Results and reports from Australian qualifying". worldsnookercom. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Century breaks (Qualifying)". livescores.worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Century breaks". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  12. ^ "Australian Goldfields Open Century Breaks" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  13. ^ Hendon, David. "Trouble In Paradise". Snooker Scene Blog. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  14. ^ "O'Sullivan Pulls Out Of Australia Event". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  15. ^ "O'Sullivan pulls out of Australian event". Eurosport UK. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  16. ^ "Dott Withdraws From Australia Event". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011.