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2013 Australian Goldfields Open

The 2013 Australian Goldfields Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 8–14 July 2013 at the Bendigo Stadium in Bendigo, Australia. It was the second ranking event of the 2013/2014 season.[1]

Australian Goldfields Open
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Tournament information
Dates8–14 July 2013
VenueBendigo Stadium
CityBendigo
CountryAustralia
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund$445,000
Winner's share$70,000
Highest breakAustralia Neil Robertson (138)
Final
ChampionHong Kong Marco Fu
Runner-upAustralia Neil Robertson
Score9–6
2012
2014

Michael White attempted a maximum break in his qualifying match against Nigel Bond, but he missed the final black at 140.[2] With this he became the fifth player along with Mark Selby, Ken Doherty, Barry Pinches and Robin Hull to do so in a professional tournament.[3]

Shaun Murphy criticised his fellow professionals after eight of the top 16 players and reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan decided not to register for the event.[4] Another top 16 player, Ding Junhui, withdrew from the tournament at the last minute due to a passport issue.[5]

Barry Hawkins was the defending champion,[6][7] but he lost 4–5 against Tom Ford in the last 16.[8]

Marco Fu won his second ranking title by defeating Neil Robertson 9–6 in the final.[9][10]

Prize fundEdit

The total prize money of the event was raised to $445,000 from the previous year's $435,000. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[11]

Wildcard roundEdit

These matches were played in Bendigo on 8 July.[12][13][14][15][16]

Match Score
WC1   Mike Dunn 5–4   Steve Mifsud
WC2   Michael White 5–0   Shaun Dalitz

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Leo Scullion.
Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia, 14 July 2013.[16][17]
Marco Fu (9)
  Hong Kong
9–6 Neil Robertson (3)
  Australia
Afternoon: 122–11 (98), 0–86 (78), 8–125 (92), 87–54 (80), 83–19, 61–9, 4–65 (57), 84–31
Evening: 0–94 (57), 71–60 (Fu 58, Robertson 60), 98–0 (70), 33–69 (59), 38–70, 76–46, 108–1 (102)
102 Highest break 92
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 6

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 30 May and 3 June 2013 at The Capital Venue in Gloucester, England.[18][19][20] In the match between Barry Pinches and Simon Bedford a 19-year-old record from the qualifying stage of the 1994 British Open was broken. The match lasted 449 minutes and 46 seconds, the longest ever best-of-nine-frame match in the history of professional snooker.[21] The previous record was 434 minutes and 12 seconds in the match between Ian Williamson and Robby Foldvari.[22]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Round 2
Best of 9 frames
Round 3
Best of 9 frames
Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                                     
  Joe Swail 5     Pankaj Advani 5
  Darren Cook 2     Joe Swail 4       Pankaj Advani 3       Jamie Burnett 2
  Stuart Carrington 5     Dechawat Poomjaeng 5     Dechawat Poomjaeng 5       Dechawat Poomjaeng 5
  Mitchell Mann 1     Stuart Carrington 3
  Tony Drago 5     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4
  Christopher Keogan 2     Tony Drago 5       Tony Drago 5       Ryan Day 5
  Gary Wilson 5     Tian Pengfei 5     Tian Pengfei 3       Tony Drago 3
  Dylan Craig 0     Gary Wilson 4
  Michael Leslie 5     Yu Delu 5
  Phil Barnes 3     Michael Leslie 1       Yu Delu 3       Ben Woollaston 5
  Joel Walker 5     Jimmy White 5     Jimmy White 5       Jimmy White 1
  Oliver Brown 3     Joel Walker 1
  Jak Jones 4     Adam Duffy 5
  Gareth Green 5     Gareth Green 3       Adam Duffy 3       Rory McLeod 5
  Scott Donaldson 5     Jimmy Robertson 4     Scott Donaldson 5       Scott Donaldson 3
  Shane Castle 3     Scott Donaldson 5
  Kyren Wilson 5     Alan McManus 3
  Andrew Rogers 2     Kyren Wilson 5       Kyren Wilson 4       Fergal O'Brien 5
  Patrick Einsle 4     James Wattana 5     James Wattana 5       James Wattana 2
  Zak Surety 5     Zak Surety 1
  Craig Steadman 5     Kurt Maflin 4
  Antony Parsons 3     Craig Steadman 5       Craig Steadman 1       Peter Ebdon 2
  Allan Taylor 4     Mike Dunn 5     Mike Dunn 5       Mike Dunn 5
  Saqib Nasir 5     Saqib Nasir 4
  Simon Bedford 5     Barry Pinches 4
  Darryl Hill 1     Simon Bedford 5       Simon Bedford 5       Ken Doherty 5
  Elliot Slessor 5     Cao Yupeng 2     Elliot Slessor 2       Simon Bedford 0
  Jamie Rhys Clarke 4     Elliot Slessor 5
  Li Hang 5     Liu Chuang 5
  Josh Boileau 1     Li Hang 4       Liu Chuang 1       Michael White 5
  Jamie O'Neill 5     Nigel Bond 5     Nigel Bond 5       Nigel Bond 1
  Phil O'Kane 1     Jamie O'Neill 3
  Ross Muir 5     Rod Lawler 1
  James Cahill 1     Ross Muir 5       Ross Muir 2       Marcus Campbell 5
  Daniel Wells 5     Liam Highfield 5     Liam Highfield 5       Liam Highfield 4
  Mitchell Travis 1     Daniel Wells 1
  Chris Norbury 2     Sam Baird 4
  Matthew Day 5     Matthew Day 5       Matthew Day 3       Jamie Cope 5
  Ryan Clark 5     Luca Brecel 5     Luca Brecel 5       Luca Brecel 1
  Vinnie Calabrese 3     Ryan Clark 1
  Mohamed Khairy 3     Robbie Williams 5
  Darrell Whitworth 5     Darrell Whitworth 1       Robbie Williams 5       Xiao Guodong 5
  Lee Page 5     Aditya Mehta 5     Aditya Mehta 4       Robbie Williams 1
  Chris Wakelin 3     Lee Page 0
  Andrew Pagett 3     Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 1
  Noppon Saengkham 5     Noppon Saengkham 5       Noppon Saengkham 5       Jamie Jones 1
  Li Yan 5     Anthony McGill 5     Anthony McGill 1       Noppon Saengkham 5
  Dylan Mitchell 1     Li Yan 2
  Alex Davies 5     Peter Lines 5
  Ben Harrison 3     Alex Davies 4       Peter Lines 1       Mark King 3
  Andrew Norman 5     Paul Davison 5     Paul Davison 5       Paul Davison 5
  David Morris 0     Andrew Norman 4
  John Astley 5     Alfie Burden 5
  Darren Bond 3     John Astley 2       Alfie Burden 5       Mark Joyce 3
  Lyu Haotian 4     Michael Wasley 5     Michael Wasley 4       Alfie Burden 5
  Ashley Carty 5     Ashley Carty 3
  David Grace 4     Zhang Anda 5
  Oliver Lines 5     Oliver Lines 4       Zhang Anda 5       David Gilbert 4
  Hammad Miah 5     Gerard Greene 5     Gerard Greene 4       Zhang Anda 5
  Sydney Wilson 4     Hammad Miah 2
  Sean O'Sullivan 5     Chen Zhe 5
  Sanderson Lam 2     Sean O'Sullivan 1       Chen Zhe 2       Matthew Selt 2
  Martin O'Donnell 2     Ian Burns 5     Ian Burns 5       Ian Burns 5
  Ryan Causton 5     Ryan Causton 3

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[23]

Televised stage centuriesEdit

[24]

ReferencesEdit

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  17. ^ "Final – Match 33 – Marco Fu v Neil Robertson". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Australian Goldfields Open 2013 Qualifiers Draw and Format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  19. ^ "Australian Goldfields Open 2013 qualifiers results" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
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  21. ^ Hendon, David. "Record Shattered Slowly". Snooker Scene Blog. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
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