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2015 International Championship

The 2015 International Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 25 October and 1 November 2015 at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre in Daqing, China. It was the third ranking event of the 2015/2016 season.

International Championship
Tournament information
Dates25 October–1 November 2015
VenueBaihu Media Broadcasting Centre
CityDaqing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£657,000
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakChina Zhao Xintong (142)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland David Gilbert
Score10–5
2014
2016

Ricky Walden was the defending champion, but he lost 4–6 against Tian Pengfei in the qualifying round.

John Higgins won his 28th ranking title, defeating David Gilbert 10–5 in the final.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1][2]

Wildcard roundEdit

These matches were played on 25 October 2015.

Match Score
WC1   Noppon Saengkham 6–5   Lin Shuai
WC2   Daniel Wells 6–2   Fang Xiongman
WC3   Ken Doherty 6–2   Chen Zifan
WC4   Aditya Mehta 4–6   Wang Yuchen

Main drawEdit

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
                  
  Tian Pengfei 6
  Cao Yupeng 2
  Tian Pengfei 6
  Liang Wenbo 3
  Andrew Higginson 4
  Liang Wenbo 6
  Tian Pengfei 1
  Mark Allen 6
  Kyren Wilson 6
  Jamie Cope 4
  Kyren Wilson 3
  Mark Allen 6
  Joe Swail 4
  Mark Allen 6
  Mark Allen 5
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6
  Mark Williams 6
  Ian Burns 3
  Mark Williams 5
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6
  Ross Muir 5
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6
  Zhou Yuelong 5
  Martin Gould 2
  Zhou Yuelong 6
  Zhou Yuelong 6
  Sanderson Lam 0
  Sanderson Lam 6
  Michael Wild 0
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5
  David Gilbert 9
  Barry Hawkins 6
  Chris Wakelin 4
  Barry Hawkins 4
  Jimmy Robertson 6
  Jimmy Robertson 6
  Darryl Hill 2
  Jimmy Robertson 3
  Marco Fu 6
  Ali Carter 5
  Jack Lisowski 6
  Jack Lisowski 3
  Marco Fu 6
  Matthew Stevens 2
  Marco Fu 6
  Marco Fu 5
  David Gilbert 6
  Noppon Saengkham 4
  Oliver Lines 6
  Oliver Lines 4
  David Gilbert 6
  David Gilbert 6
  Xiao Guodong 5
  David Gilbert 6
  Ryan Day 4
  Ryan Day 6
  Mark Joyce 3
  Ryan Day 6
  Ding Junhui 5
  Craig Steadman 2
  Ding Junhui 6
  David Gilbert 5
  John Higgins 10
  Mark Selby 6
  Mike Dunn 3
  Mark Selby 6
  Anthony McGill 1
  Sean O'Sullivan 0
  Anthony McGill 6
  Mark Selby 6
  Michael White 3
  Lee Walker 6
  Daniel Wells 4
  Lee Walker 3
  Michael White 6
  Dechawat Poomjaeng 5
  Michael White 6
  Mark Selby 6
  Neil Robertson 4
  Graeme Dott 6
  Jamie Burnett 2
  Graeme Dott 6
  Peter Ebdon 3
  Ken Doherty 0
  Peter Ebdon 6
  Graeme Dott 1
  Neil Robertson 6
  Fergal O'Brien 6
  Tom Ford 3
  Fergal O'Brien 3
  Neil Robertson 6
  Martin O'Donnell 2
  Neil Robertson 6
  Mark Selby 4
  John Higgins 9
  Shaun Murphy 6
  Luca Brecel 2
  Shaun Murphy 6
  Jamie Jones 2
  Kurt Maflin 2
  Jamie Jones 6
  Shaun Murphy 0
  John Higgins 6
  Michael Holt 6
  Rod Lawler 4
  Michael Holt 3
  John Higgins 6
  Zhao Xintong 2
  John Higgins 6
  John Higgins 6
  Joe Perry 3
  Joe Perry 6
  Wang Yuchen 1
  Joe Perry 6
  Dominic Dale 3
  Dominic Dale 6
  Matthew Selt 1
  Joe Perry 6
  Ben Woollaston 5
  Ben Woollaston 6
  Robbie Williams 5
  Ben Woollaston 6
  Yu Delu 5
  Yu Delu 6
  Stuart Bingham 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Jan Verhaas.
Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China, 1 November 2015.
David Gilbert
  England
5–10 John Higgins
  Scotland
Afternoon: 64–53, 33–71 (56), 100–0 (100), 2–82 (66), 9–93 (69), 43–66, 83–9 (77), 75–0 (59), 0–108 (108)
Evening: 8–135 (129), 0–88 (88), 98–4 (51), 54–88 (54, 88), 18–72 (52), 22–93 (56)
100 Highest break 129
1 Century breaks 2
5 50+ breaks 9

QualifyingEdit

These matches took place between 30 September and 3 October 2015 in England. Matches involved Ricky Walden, Liang Wenbo, Ding Junhui and Stuart Bingham, were played on 25 October 2015 in China. All matches were best of 11 frames.

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "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.