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2016 International Championship (snooker)

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The 2016 International Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 23 and 30 October 2016 at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre in Daqing, China.[1] It was the eighth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[2]

International Championship
Tournament information
Dates23–30 October 2016
VenueBaihu Media Broadcasting Centre
CityDaqing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£657,000[1]
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (145)
China Xu Si (145)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upChina Ding Junhui
Score10–1
2015
2017

John Higgins was the defending champion but he lost 2–6 to Ding Junhui in the quarter-finals.[3]

Mark Selby won his 9th ranking title by beating Ding Junhui 10–1 in the final.[4] This match was a repeat of the 2016 World Championship final, in which Selby beat Ding by the 18–14 scoreline, and also the second consecutive ranking event final in China to feature both players, previous one, at the Shanghai Masters, being won 10–6 by Ding.[5]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £5,000.

Wildcard roundEdit

These matches were played in Daqing on 23 October 2016.[7][8][9][10]


Match Score
WC1   Ian Burns 3–6   Yuan Sijun
WC2   Wang Yuchen 5–6   Xu Si
WC3   Ross Muir 3–6   Zhang Jiankang
WC4   Tian Pengfei 3–6   Chen Zifan

Main drawEdit

[7][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
                  
  John Higgins 6
  Eden Sharav 3
  John Higgins 6
  Jak Jones 2
  Jak Jones 6
  Jimmy Robertson 4
  John Higgins 6
  Zhou Yuelong 2
  Martin Gould 3
  Mark Joyce 6
  Mark Joyce 4
  Zhou Yuelong 6
  Anthony McGill 3
  Zhou Yuelong 6
  John Higgins 2
  Ding Junhui 6
  Matthew Stevens 6
  Chris Wakelin 1
  Matthew Stevens 2
  Ding Junhui 6
  David Grace 1
  Ding Junhui 6
  Ding Junhui 6
  Ricky Walden 5
  Fergal O'Brien 1
  Graeme Dott 6
  Graeme Dott 4
  Ricky Walden 6
  Ken Doherty 3
  Ricky Walden 6
  Ding Junhui 9
  Judd Trump 4
  Judd Trump 6
  Yuan Sijun 3
  Judd Trump 6
  Tom Ford 1
  Zhao Xintong 3
  Tom Ford 6
  Judd Trump 6
  James Wattana 3
  Mark Williams 5
  Xu Si 6
  Xu Si 4
  James Wattana 6
  David Gilbert 3
  James Wattana 6
  Judd Trump 6
  Shaun Murphy 5
  Sam Baird 6
  Michael White 2
  Sam Baird 6
  Marco Fu 4
  Sunny Akani 4
  Marco Fu 6
  Sam Baird 1
  Shaun Murphy 6
  Mike Dunn 2
  Yan Bingtao 6
  Yan Bingtao 5
  Shaun Murphy 6
  Robin Hull 4
  Shaun Murphy 6
  Ding Junhui 1
  Mark Selby 10
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Zhang Jiankang 1
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Dominic Dale 2
  Luca Brecel 4
  Dominic Dale 6
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Ali Carter 1
  Ali Carter 6
  Robbie Williams 3
  Ali Carter 6
  Stephen Maguire 5
  Stephen Maguire 6
  Rod Lawler 2
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Michael Holt 5
  Kurt Maflin 6
  Matthew Selt 2
  Kurt Maflin 4
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
  Xiao Guodong 4
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
  Michael Holt 6
  Jamie Jones 2
  Michael Holt 6
  Michael Holt 6
  Daniel Wells 5
  Stuart Carrington 2
  Daniel Wells 6
  Stuart Bingham 3
  Mark Selby 9
  Neil Robertson 6
  Oliver Lines 0
  Neil Robertson 6
  Anthony Hamilton 4
  Anthony Hamilton 6
  Gary Wilson 2
  Neil Robertson 2
  Joe Perry 6
  Joe Perry 6
  Andrew Higginson 5
  Joe Perry 6
  Aditya Mehta 3
  Ryan Day 2
  Aditya Mehta 6
  Joe Perry 3
  Mark Selby 6
  Chen Zifan 5
  Liang Wenbo 6
  Liang Wenbo 6
  Li Hang 1
  Li Hang 6
  Lee Walker 1
  Liang Wenbo 5
  Mark Selby 6
  Mark King 4
  John Astley 6
  John Astley 2
  Mark Selby 6
  Alfie Burden 2
  Mark Selby 6

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Peggy Li.
Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China, 30 October 2016.[7][9][10]
Ding Junhui
  China
1–10 Mark Selby
  England
Afternoon: 5–94 (87), 0–83 (83), 54–62, 70–58, 16–79 (67), 5–68, 29–71 (66), 7–82, 1–69 (50)
Evening: 54–62 (62), 0–78 (78)
47 Highest break 87
0 Century breaks 0
0 50+ breaks 7

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 29 September and 1 October 2016 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. Matches involved John Higgins, Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo and Mark Selby, were played on 23 October 2016 in China. All matches were best of 11 frames.[11][12][9]

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "International Championship 2016". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "John Higgins beats Dave Gilbert to win International Championship". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Selby Crushes Ding in Daqing". World Snooker. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Mark Selby beats Ding Junhui to win International Championship in Daqing". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Indicative prize money rankings schedule 2016/2017 season" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "International Championship Final Stages Format" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "International Championship Final Stages Draw" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d "International Championship Results". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "International Championship Matches". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "International Championship Qualifiers Draw" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  12. ^ "European Masters and International Championship Qualifiers Format" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  13. ^ "International Championship Final Stages Century Breaks". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)