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2014 International Championship

The 2014 International Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 26 October and 2 November 2014 at the Sichuan International Tennis Center in Chengdu, China. It was the fourth ranking event of the 2014/2015 season.[1]

International Championship
Tournament information
Dates26 October–2 November 2014
VenueSichuan International Tennis Center
CityChengdu
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£625,000
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakEngland Mitchell Mann (142)
Final
ChampionEngland Ricky Walden
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Mark Allen
Score10–7
2013
2015

Ding Junhui was the defending champion,[2] but he lost 5–6 against amateur Wang Zepeng in the qualifying round.[3]

Ricky Walden won his third ranking title by defeating Mark Allen 10–7 in the final.[4][5]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6][7]

Wildcard roundEdit

These matches were played in Chengdu on 26 October 2014.[8][9][10]

Match Score
WC1   Mitchell Mann 6–1   Niu Zhuang
WC2   Jamie Jones 5–6   Zhao Xintong
WC3   Joe Swail 6–4   Yan Bingtao
WC4   Oliver Lines 6–3   Huang Jiahao

Main drawEdit

[8][9][10]

Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
  Wang Zepeng 5
  Mitchell Mann 6
  Mitchell Mann 4
  Michael White 6
  Aditya Mehta 0
  Michael White 6
  Michael White 6
  Ian Burns 2
  Dominic Dale 5
  Ian Burns 6
  Ian Burns 6
  Craig Steadman 3
  Craig Steadman 6
  Graeme Dott 1
  Michael White 3
  Mark Allen 6
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Robbie Williams 4
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Ryan Day 3
  Mark Joyce 5
  Ryan Day 6
  Stuart Bingham 4
  Mark Allen 6
  Martin Gould 6
  Joel Walker 4
  Martin Gould 4
  Mark Allen 6
  Nigel Bond 0
  Mark Allen 6
  Mark Allen 9
  Mark Williams 8
  Barry Hawkins 6
  Jimmy White 4
  Barry Hawkins 2
  Mark Williams 6
  Oliver Brown 1
  Mark Williams 6
  Mark Williams 6
  Sam Baird 4
  Sam Baird 6
  Kyren Wilson 2
  Sam Baird 6
  Mark Davis 5
  Dechawat Poomjaeng 2
  Mark Davis 6
  Mark Williams 6
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  John Higgins 1
  Li Hang 6
  Li Hang 6
  Zhao Xintong 1
  Zhao Xintong 6
  Kurt Maflin 3
  Li Hang 1
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
  Alan McManus 4
  Anthony McGill 6
  Anthony McGill 1
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
  Ben Woollaston 4
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
  Mark Allen 7
  Ricky Walden 10
  Neil Robertson 6
  Matthew Selt 3
  Neil Robertson 5
  Joe Swail 6
  Joe Swail 6
  Andrew Higginson 2
  Joe Swail 4
  Ricky Walden 6
  Zhou Yuelong 6
  Chris Melling 1
  Zhou Yuelong 5
  Ricky Walden 6
  David Morris 3
  Ricky Walden 6
  Ricky Walden 6
  Jamie Burnett 1
  Joe Perry 6
  Mike Dunn 3
  Joe Perry 1
  Peter Ebdon 6
  Andrew Pagett 1
  Peter Ebdon 6
  Peter Ebdon 2
  Jamie Burnett 6
  Matthew Stevens 1
  Jamie Burnett 6
  Jamie Burnett 6
  Judd Trump 5
  Jimmy Robertson 5
  Judd Trump 6
  Ricky Walden 9
  Robert Milkins 2
  Shaun Murphy 6
  Yu Delu 1
  Shaun Murphy 1
  Robert Milkins 6
  Barry Pinches 2
  Robert Milkins 6
  Robert Milkins 6
  Xiao Guodong 4
  Xiao Guodong 6
  Eden Sharav 2
  Xiao Guodong 6
  Noppon Saengkham 5
  Noppon Saengkham 6
  Stephen Maguire 5
  Robert Milkins 6
  Marco Fu 5
  Marco Fu 6
  Liam Highfield 4
  Marco Fu 6
  David Gilbert 5
  David Gilbert 6
  Zak Surety 4
  Marco Fu 6
  Rod Lawler 4
  Fergal O'Brien 6
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5
  Fergal O'Brien 1
  Rod Lawler 6
  Rod Lawler 6
  Oliver Lines 3

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Jan Verhaas.
Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu, China, 2 November 2014.[10][11]
Mark Allen
  Northern Ireland
7–10 Ricky Walden
  England
Afternoon: 1–109 (59), 85–1, 25–69 (64), 52–57, 76–48, 113–1 (113), 49–67, 67–18, 71–31 (52)
Evening: 0–100, 44–79, 4–85 (85), 69–1 (68), 88–4 (74), 0–85 (85), 0–103 (103), 6–116 (54, 62)
113 Highest break 103
1 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 7

QualifyingEdit

These matches took place between 22 and 25 September 2014 at the Barnsley Metrodome in Barnsley, England.[12][13] All matches were best of 11 frames.[14]

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[15][16]

Televised stage centuriesEdit

[16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Victory Over Fu Gives Ding Title Treble". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 3 November 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Ding Loses Chengdu Qualifier". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  4. ^ Nunns, Hector (2 November 2014). "Walden delight at China treble". Inside Snooker. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  5. ^ "International Championship: Ricky Walden beats Mark Allen to title". BBC Sport. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2014/2015 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 May 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  7. ^ "International Championship - Alle Infos zum Turnier" (in German). Yahoo Eurosport. 24 October 2014. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  8. ^ a b "International Championship 2014 Draw & Results" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2 November 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  9. ^ a b "International Championship 2014 Provisional Format of Play" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "International Championship (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  11. ^ "International Championship: Final - Match 67: Mark Allen v Ricky Walden". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  12. ^ "2014 International Championship Qualifiers Draw & Results" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 26 September 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  13. ^ "International Championship Qualifiers (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  14. ^ "International Championship 2014 Qualifying Format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  15. ^ "International Championship qualifiers: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 26 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  16. ^ a b "2014 International Championship – Tournament Ranking". CueTracker – Snooker Database. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  17. ^ "International Championship: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014.

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