2015 Australian Goldfields Open

The 2015 Australian Goldfields Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 29 June and 5 July 2015 at the Bendigo Stadium in Bendigo, Australia. It was the first ranking event of the 2015/2016 season.[1]

Australian Goldfields Open
Tournament information
Dates29 June – 5 July 2015 (2015-06-29 – 2015-07-05)
VenueBendigo Stadium
CityBendigo
CountryAustralia
OrganisationWorld Snooker
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund$539,600
Winner's share$75,000
Highest break Ricky Walden (ENG) (142)
Final
Champion John Higgins (SCO)
Runner-up Martin Gould (ENG)
Score9–8
2014
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Judd Trump was the defending champion,[2] but he lost 1–5 against Stephen Maguire in the quarter-finals.

John Higgins defeated Martin Gould 9–8 in the final to win the 27th ranking title of his career.[3]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

Wildcard roundEdit

Match Score
WC1   Matthew Selt (ENG) 5–0   Ben Judge (AUS)
WC2   Ben Woollaston (ENG) 3–5   Adrian Ridley (AUS)

Main drawEdit

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 17 frames
               
1   Judd Trump 5
  Jack Lisowski 0
1   Judd Trump 5
  Ian Burns 2
15   Xiao Guodong 3
  Ian Burns 5
1   Judd Trump 1
11   Stephen Maguire 5
11   Stephen Maguire 5
  Joel Walker 0
11   Stephen Maguire 5
7   Ricky Walden 4
7   Ricky Walden 5
  Andrew Higginson 3
11   Stephen Maguire 1
  Martin Gould 6
8   Marco Fu 4
  Martin Gould 5
  Martin Gould 5
16   Michael Holt 3
16   Michael Holt 5
  Gerard Greene 0
  Martin Gould 5
  Matthew Selt 1
9   Mark Allen 2
  Mark Joyce 5
  Mark Joyce 4
  Matthew Selt 5
4   Neil Robertson 4
  Matthew Selt 5
  Martin Gould 8
10   John Higgins 9
3   Mark Selby 5
  Mark King 1
3   Mark Selby 1
  Jamie Jones 5
14   Mark Davis 4
  Jamie Jones 5
  Jamie Jones 5
13   Michael White 4
13   Michael White 5
  Hossein Vafaei 3
13   Michael White 5
  Ali Carter 4
5   Shaun Murphy 4
  Ali Carter 5
  Jamie Jones 4
10   John Higgins 6
6   Joe Perry 5
  Jamie Burnett 3
6   Joe Perry 5
12   Robert Milkins 3
12   Robert Milkins 5
  Adrian Ridley 1
6   Joe Perry 3
10   John Higgins 5
10   John Higgins 5
  Michael Georgiou 2
10   John Higgins 5
  Fergal O'Brien 1
2   Stuart Bingham 4
  Fergal O'Brien 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Olivier Marteel.
Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia, 5 July 2015.
Martin Gould
  England
8–9 John Higgins (10)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 8–90 (90), 57–58, 101–13 (101), 101–25 (86), 67–32, 89–5 (89), 0–126 (112), 12–66
Evening: 25–74, 13–82, 138–0 (138), 40–68 (68), 70–45 (55), 100–1 (58), 33–92 (60), 68–54, 8–89 (89)
138 Highest Break 112
2 Century Breaks 1
6 50+ Breaks 5

Qualifying stagesEdit

The qualifying stages for this event took place at K2 in Crawley, England between 1–5 June 2015.[5][6]

Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Round 2
Best of 9 frames
Round 3
Best of 9 frames
Round 4
Best of 9 frames
  Nigel Bond5  Rory McLeod5
  Sam Craigie4  Nigel Bond2  Rory McLeod4  Jimmy Robertson1
  Sydney Wilson5  Jack Lisowski5  Jack Lisowski5  Jack Lisowski5
  Oliver Brown2  Sydney Wilson2
  Vinnie Calabrese5  Michael Wasley5
  Billy Joe Castle2  Vinnie Calabrese1  Michael Wasley2  Rod Lawler4
  Jimmy White4  Ian Burns5  Ian Burns5  Ian Burns5
  Saqib Nasir5  Saqib Nasir1
  Jamie Cope5  Joel Walker5
  Scott Macfarlane2  Jamie Cope2  Joel Walker5  Gary Wilson3
  Adam Duffy5  Scott Donaldson1  Adam Duffy3  Joel Walker5
  Ashley Carty4  Adam Duffy5
  Jason Weston2  Anthony Hamilton5
  Hammad Miah5  Hammad Miah1  Anthony Hamilton3  Mike Dunn3
  Paul Davison5  Andrew Higginson5  Andrew Higginson5  Andrew Higginson5
  Sam Harvey1  Paul Davison2
  James Cahill5  Michael Leslie5
  Jeff Cundy2  James Cahill3  Michael Leslie5  Martin Gould5
  Duane Jones5  Sam Baird5  Sam Baird0  Michael Leslie1
  Samuel Thistlewhite1  Duane Jones1
  Lu Ning5  David Morris5
  Joe O'Connor4  Lu Ning2  David Morris5  Gerard Greene5
  Fraser Patrick5  Tom Ford1  Fraser Patrick3  David Morris0
  Michael Williams0  Fraser Patrick5
  Lu Chenwei1  Robbie Williams5
  Nick Jennings5  Nick Jennings2  Robbie Williams1  Luca Brecel4
  Eden Sharav5  Mark Joyce5  Mark Joyce5  Mark Joyce5
  Andrew Milliard3  Eden Sharav1
  Zhao Xintong5  Barry Pinches2
  Kuldesh Johal1  Zhao Xintong5  Zhao Xintong3  Matthew Selt5
  Daniel Wells5  Zhang Anda5  Zhang Anda5  Zhang Anda1
  Jamie Curtis-Barrett3  Daniel Wells2
  Rhys Clark5  Li Hang5
  Grant Miles1  Rhys Clark1  Li Hang4  Mark King5
  Allan Taylor5  Stuart Carrington4  Allan Taylor5  Allan Taylor4
  Simon Dent2  Allan Taylor5
  Chris Wakelin5  Craig Steadman0
  Alex Taubman1  Chris Wakelin5  Chris Wakelin5  Jamie Jones5
  Zhang Yong1  Liam Highfield5  Liam Highfield2  Chris Wakelin3
  Ashley Hugill5  Ashley Hugill0
  Yan Bingtaow/d  Lee Walker5
  Chen Zhew/o  Chen Zhe2  Lee Walker4  Dominic Dale3
  Hossein Vafaei5  Zak Surety3  Hossein Vafaei5  Hossein Vafaei5
  Charlie Walters3  Hossein Vafaei5
  Sanderson Lam5  Ken Doherty5
  Matthew Day3  Sanderson Lam1  Ken Doherty4  Ali Carter5
  Ian Glover5  Kyren Wilson5  Kyren Wilson5  Kyren Wilson1
  Ross Higgins0  Ian Glover3
  Steven Hallworth5  Oliver Lines5
  Jake Nicholson0  Steven Hallworth3  Oliver Lines2  Peter Ebdon4
  Gareth Allen5  Jamie Burnett5  Jamie Burnett5  Jamie Burnett5
  Adam Edge3  Gareth Allen1
  Martin O'Donnell5  Zhou Yuelong5
  Leo Fernandez3  Martin O'Donnell3  Zhou Yuelong5  Ben Woollaston5
  Alfie Burden1  Peter Lines5  Peter Lines3  Zhou Yuelong2
  David John5  David John1
  Ross Muir5  Michael Georgiou5
  Callum Downing4  Ross Muir0  Michael Georgiou5  David Gilbert4
  Sean O'Sullivan5  Aditya Mehta5  Aditya Mehta4  Michael Georgiou5
  Brandon Sargeant2  Sean O'Sullivan4
  Darryl Hill3  Joe Swail5
  Dylan Craig5  Dylan Craig0  Joe Swail5  Fergal O'Brien5
  David Grace5  Mitchell Mann5  Mitchell Mann3  Joe Swail2
  Christopher Keogan4  David Grace4

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

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Televised stage centuriesEdit

[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2015/16". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Judd Trump wins 2014 Australian Goldfields Open". worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Australian Open: John Higgins beats Martin Gould to take title". BBC Sport. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2014/2015 Season" (Website). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Australian Open Qualifiers Draw" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Australian Open Qualifiers Live Scores". worldsnooker.com. Archived from the original on 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Centuries | World Snooker Live Scores". Archived from the original on 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  8. ^ "Centuries | World Snooker Live Scores". Archived from the original on 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-08.