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The 2012 Wuxi Classic was a professional ranking snooker tournament held between 25 June–1 July 2012 at the Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium in Wuxi, China. It was the first year of the tournament as a ranking event, having been non-ranking in its previous playings.[1] It was also the first ranking event of the 2012/2013 season.[2]

Wuxi Classic
Tournament information
Dates25 June–1 July 2012
VenueWuxi City Sports Park Stadium
CityWuxi
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£405,000
Winner's share£75,000
Highest breakEngland Stuart Bingham (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Ricky Walden
Runner-upEngland Stuart Bingham
Score10–4
2011
2013

Mark Selby was the defending champion,[3] but he lost in the quarter-finals 4–5 against Stuart Bingham.[4][5]

Ricky Walden won his second ranking title by defeating Bingham 10–4 in the final.[6][7] During the final Bingham made the 89th official maximum break. This was Bingham's third 147 break.[8]

Prize fundEdit

It was announced on 2 May 2012, that this year's prize money would be £400,000, which would rise to £425,000 for next year and then to £450,000 for the following three years.[1] The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9]

Wildcard roundEdit

These matches were played in Wuxi on 25 and 26 June 2012.[10][11][12][13]

Match Score
WC1   Ken Doherty 5–4   Lu Ning
WC2   Jamie Burnett 5–3   Jin Long
WC3   Michael White 4–5   Zhou Yuelong
WC4   Rod Lawler 5–2   Li Hang
WC5   Dave Harold 1–5   Rouzi Maimaiti
WC6   Fergal O'Brien 5–2   Lyu Haotian
WC7   Michael Holt 1–5   Zhu Yinghui
WC8   Robert Milkins 5–2   Chen Feilong

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Brendan Moore.
Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium, Wuxi, China, 1 July 2012.[10][14]
Stuart Bingham (14)
  England
4–10 Ricky Walden (13)
  England
Afternoon: 57–59, 43–53, 1–69 (69), 22–62, 24–54, 147–0 (147), 1–57 (56), 33–65
Evening: 34–76, 24–74 (73), 103–0 (103), 100–0 (100), 92–20, 41–84 (74)
147 Highest break 74
3 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 4

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 5 and 8 June 2012 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, England.[15][16][17] In the fourth frame of the match between Dominic Dale and Peter Lines a 20-year-old record from the 1992 Asian Open was broken. They accumulated 192 points, the most in a single frame in the history of snooker. Lines won the frame 108–84.[18] The previous record was 185, made when Sean Storey defeated Graham Cripsey 93–92.[19]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                               
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5     Jimmy Robertson 5     Nigel Bond 3     Barry Hawkins 5
  Robbie Williams 2     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 0     Jimmy Robertson 5     Jimmy Robertson 4
  Aditya Mehta 5     James Wattana 1     Jimmy White 1     Jamie Cope 5
  Sam Baird 3     Aditya Mehta 5     Aditya Mehta 5     Aditya Mehta 4
  Pankaj Advani 4     Simon Bedford 5     Matthew Selt 5     Peter Ebdon 5
  Chen Zhe 5     Chen Zhe 0     Simon Bedford 3     Matthew Selt 4
  Tony Drago 5     Adam Duffy 3     Jack Lisowski 5     Ken Doherty 5
  Sean O'Sullivan 1     Tony Drago 5     Tony Drago 1     Jack Lisowski 3
  Luca Brecel 5     Dechawat Poomjaeng 4     Jamie Burnett 5     Marco Fu 2
  Daniel Wells 1     Luca Brecel 5     Luca Brecel 4     Jamie Burnett 5
  Hossein Vafaei w/d     Mark Joyce 5     Rory McLeod 5     Mark Davis 5
  Fraser Patrick w/o     Fraser Patrick 3     Mark Joyce 3     Rory McLeod 2
  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 5     Michael White 5     Xiao Guodong 1     Anthony Hamilton 4
  Ian Burns 3     Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 3     Michael White 5     Michael White 5
  Zhang Anda 3     Yu Delu 4     Liang Wenbo 3     Jamie Jones 2
  Rod Lawler 5     Rod Lawler 5     Rod Lawler 5     Rod Lawler 5
  Tian Pengfei 5     Barry Pinches 5     Alan McManus 2     Tom Ford 5
  Duane Jones 4     Tian Pengfei 0     Barry Pinches 5     Barry Pinches 0
  David Grace 2     Alfie Burden 5     Dave Harold 5     Mark King 4
  Martin O'Donnell 5     Martin O'Donnell 3     Alfie Burden 4     Dave Harold 5
  Ben Judge 1     Li Yan 5     Gerard Greene 5     Fergal O'Brien 5
  Adrian Gunnell 5     Adrian Gunnell 2     Li Yan 1     Gerard Greene 3
  Michael Leslie 2     David Gilbert 5     Anthony McGill 4     Marcus Campbell 5
  Paul Davison 5     Paul Davison 3     David Gilbert 5     David Gilbert 4
  Liam Highfield 4     Passakorn Suwannawat 5     Ben Woollaston 1     Joe Perry 5
  Michael Wasley 5     Michael Wasley 1     Passakorn Suwannawat 5     Passakorn Suwannawat 1
  Kurt Maflin 5     Andy Hicks 1     Steve Davis 3     Michael Holt 5
  Jamie O'Neill 3     Kurt Maflin 5     Kurt Maflin 5     Kurt Maflin 4
  Craig Steadman 5     Liu Chuang 5     Robert Milkins 5     Ryan Day 0
  Michael Wild 3     Craig Steadman 4     Liu Chuang 4     Robert Milkins 5
  Cao Yupeng 4     Peter Lines 5     Mike Dunn 1     Dominic Dale 5
  Joel Walker 5     Joel Walker 4     Peter Lines 5     Peter Lines 4

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

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Televised stage centuriesEdit

[21]

ReferencesEdit

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  18. ^ Buzás, Gábor. "Baljós árnyak" (in Hungarian). Eurosport HU. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
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  21. ^ "Wuxi Classic centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.

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