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The 2016 European Masters was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 3–9 October 2016 at the Globus Circus in Bucharest, Romania.[1] It was the sixth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[2]

European Masters
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Tournament information
Dates3–9 October 2016
VenueGlobus Circus
CityBucharest
CountryRomania
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund350,000[1]
Winner's share€75,000
Highest breakEngland Shaun Murphy (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Judd Trump
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–8
2008
2017

Shaun Murphy made the 121st official maximum break in the second frame of his round two qualifying match against Allan Taylor. It was Murphy's fifth professional maximum break.[3]

11 of the world's current top 16 players qualified for the main stages in Bucharest. Stuart Bingham, Mark Williams, Joe Perry and Kyren Wilson lost in the qualifying rounds in Preston, while new Shanghai Masters champion Ding Junhui withdrew.[4] Former professional Zak Surety and Daniel Womersley were the only two amateur players to qualify.

Judd Trump won the event by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 in the final. This was Trump's sixth ranking title.[5][6]

Prize fundEdit

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £5,000 for the televised stage and at £11,000 for the qualifiers.[8]

Main drawEdit

[9][10][11][12]

 
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
                  
 
 
 
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale2
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins0
 
  Barry Hawkins4
 
 
 
  Michael Wild3
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden 0
 
  Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
  Yu Delu1
 
  Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden3
 
  Yan Bingtao2
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
  Mark Selby2
 
 
 
  Judd Trump6
 
  John Higgins4
 
 
 
  Michael Holt0
 
  John Higgins4
 
 
 
  Tom Ford3
 
  Robin Hull1
 
 
 
  Tom Ford4
 
  John Higgins0
 
 
 
  Judd Trump4
 
  Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
  Marco Fu0
 
  Andrew Higginson0
 
 
 
  Judd Trump4
 
  Ben Woollaston3
 
 
 
  Judd Trump4
 
  Judd Trump9
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan8
 
  Shaun Murphy1
 
 
 
  Mark Davis4
 
  Mark Davis4
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo3
 
  Zak Surety1
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo4
 
  Mark Davis1
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
 
  David Gilbert1
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
  Mark Allen2
 
  Daniel Womersley0
 
 
 
  Mark Allen4
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan6
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson0
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
  Graeme Dott2
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
  Rhys Clark1
 
  David Grace1
 
 
 
  Rhys Clark4
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill2
 
  Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
  Ali Carter3
 
  Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson3
 
  Luca Brecel3
 
 
  Scott Donaldson4
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Marcel Eckardt.
Globus Circus, Bucharest, Romania, 9 October 2016.[9][10][11][12]
Judd Trump
  England
9–8 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  England
Afternoon: 51–58, 74–0, 35–62 (53), 45–69 (62), 120–0 (120), 20–100 (59), 82–0 (82), 0–100 (55)
Evening: 83–4, 105–21 (105), 67–1 (67), 34–93 (93), 7–72 (72), 42–75, 113–5 (109), 82–6, 74–5 (74)
120 Highest break 93
3 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 6

GalleryEdit

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 26 and 28 September 2016 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 7 frames.[13][14][11][15]

Round 1Edit

Round 2Edit

  1. ^ a b Match was held over and played in Bucharest.

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[16]

Televised stage centuriesEdit

[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "European Masters 2016". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Murphy Makes 147 In Preston". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2 October 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ "THE OCTOBER TRIPLE CROWN - EURO MASTERS PREVIEW". thecueview.com. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Judd Trump beats Ronnie O'Sullivan in European Masters final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Trump wins thrilling final". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Indicative prize money rankings schedule 2016/2017 season" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Rolling 147 Prizes". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ a b "European Masters Draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  10. ^ a b "European Masters Format" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  11. ^ a b c "European Masters Results". Snooker.org. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  12. ^ a b "European Masters Matches". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  13. ^ "European Masters Qualifiers Draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  14. ^ "European Masters and International Championship Qualifiers Format" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  15. ^ "European Masters Qualifiers Matches". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  16. ^ "European Masters Qualifiers: Century Breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  17. ^ "European Masters Century Breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.