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2016 Paul Hunter Classic

The 2016 Paul Hunter Classic was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24–28 August 2016 at the Stadthalle in Fürth, Germany.[2] It was the fourth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[3]

Paul Hunter Classic
Tournament information
Dates24–28 August 2016
VenueStadthalle
CityFürth
CountryGermany
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund125,000[1]
Winner's share€25,000
Highest breakThailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upEngland Tom Ford
Score4–2
2015
2017

Named in honour of former professional snooker player Paul Hunter, this was the first time for which the event was a ranking tournament, having previously been a minor-ranking event of the Players Tour Championship.[1] It was also the first of the two ranking events of the season, along with the Gibraltar Open (also a former European Tour event), which would be open to amateurs and would form the new Amateur Order of Merit.[4]

Ali Carter was the defending champion,[5] but he was defeated 3–4 by Yan Bingtao in the last 32.[6]

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh made the 119th official maximum break in the second frame of his last 32 match against Kurt Maflin. It was Un-Nooh's first professional maximum break, having missed the final black on two occasions the previous season.[7]

Mark Selby won his 8th ranking title, defeating Tom Ford 4–2 in the final.[8]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £40,000.[10]

Main roundsEdit

[11][12][13][14]

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong1
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
  Anthony Hamilton0
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
  Josh Boileau0
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
  Ricky Walden 3
 
 
 
  Liam Highfield4
 
  Luca Brecel2
 
 
 
  Liam Highfield4
 
  Liam Highfield4
 
 
 
  Sean Harvey3
 
  Ross Muir3
 
 
 
  Sean Harvey4
 
  Liam Highfield3
 
 
 
  Mark Davis4
 
  Gareth Allen2
 
 
 
  Mark Davis4
 
  Mark Davis4
 
 
 
  Sanderson Lam2
 
  Sanderson Lam4
 
 
 
  Jason Weston2
 
  Mark Davis4
 
 
 
  Lee Walker2
 
  Lee Walkerw/o
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaeiw/d
 
  Lee Walker4
 
 
 
  Adam Duffy1
 
  Adam Duffy4
 
 
  Michael Williams0
 

Section 2Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  James Cahill4
 
 
 
  Kevin Vandevoort0
 
  James Cahill4
 
 
 
  Ryan Day2
 
  Ryan Dayw/o
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdonw/d
 
  James Cahill 3
 
 
 
  Mark Selby4
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Oliver Brown0
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Elliot Slessor0
 
  Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
  Elliot Slessor4
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Sam Baird2
 
  Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
  Ashley Hugill1
 
  Zhao Xintong2
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo4
 
  Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
  David Lilley3
 
  Liang Wenbo2
 
 
 
  Sam Baird4
 
  Gary Wilson4
 
 
 
  Jak Jones1
 
  Gary Wilson1
 
 
 
  Sam Baird4
 
  Sam Baird4
 
 
  Daniel Ward2
 

Section 3Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler 4
 
 
 
  Mitchell Mann 2
 
  Rod Lawler4
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington1
 
  Stuart Carrington 4
 
 
 
  Ben Jones0
 
  Rod Lawler1
 
 
 
  Jimmy White4
 
  Xiao Guodong 4
 
 
 
  Robert Read0
 
  Xiao Guodong 2
 
 
 
  Jimmy White4
 
  Jimmy White 4
 
 
 
  Jamie Curtis-Barrett2
 
  Jimmy White4
 
 
 
  Michael White2
 
  Mei Xiwen 4
 
 
 
  Steven Hallworth3
 
  Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
  Kurt Dunham2
 
  Alex Borg 2
 
 
 
  Kurt Dunham 4
 
  Mei Xiwen2
 
 
 
  Michael White4
 
  Darryl Hill w/d
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda w/o
 
  Zhang Andaw/d
 
 
 
  Michael Whitew/o
 
  Michael White 4
 
 
  Yu Delu 1
 

Section 4Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Mark Joyce w/o
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham w/d
 
  Mark Joyce3
 
 
 
  Ali Carter4
 
  Ali Carter 4
 
 
 
  Stephen Bateman1
 
  Ali Carter3
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
  Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
  Hammad Miah 3
 
  Scott Donaldson3
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden 3
 
  Yan Bingtao1
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale4
 
  Ben Woollaston2
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale 4
 
  Dominic Dale4
 
 
 
  Ian Glover1
 
  Kritsanut Lertsattayathornw/d
 
 
 
  Ian Gloverw/o
 
  Dominic Dale4
 
 
 
  Michael Holt2
 
  Michael Holt4
 
 
 
  Felix Frede1
 
  Michael Holtw/o
 
 
 
  Boonyarit Keattikunw/d
 
  Boonyarit Keattikun w/o
 
 
  Robert Milkins w/d
 

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Oliver Lines 1
 
 
 
  Kurt Maflin 4
 
  Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill3
 
  Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
  George Pragnall 0
 
  Kurt Maflin1
 
 
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
  Dechawat Poomjaeng 4
 
 
 
  Martin Gould 2
 
  Dechawat Poomjaeng2
 
 
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4
 
 
 
  Lü Chenwei 0
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
  Mark Allen3
 
  Fergal O'Brien 4
 
 
 
  Ashley Beal0
 
  Fergal O'Brien3
 
 
 
  Li Hang4
 
  Li Hang 4
 
 
 
  Jamie Cope 2
 
  Li Hang2
 
 
 
  Mark Allen4
 
  Zhang Yong 2
 
 
 
  Mark Allen 4
 
  Mark Allen4
 
 
 
  Joe Swail1
 
  Joe Swail 4
 
 
  Matthew Glasby0
 

Section 6Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski 4
 
 
 
  Matthew Day1
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson0
 
  Jimmy Robertson0
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson 4
 
  Jack Lisowski0
 
 
 
  David Grace4
 
  Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
  Patrick Einsle2
 
  Matthew Stevens3
 
 
 
  David Grace4
 
  Sean O'Sullivan 0
 
 
 
  David Grace 4
 
  David Grace4
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams0
 
  Andrew Higginson 4
 
 
 
  Allan Taylor 1
 
  Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
  Rhys Clark1
 
  Robin Hull w/d
 
 
 
  Rhys Clarkw/o
 
  Andrew Higginson3
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams4
 
  Joe Perry 4
 
 
 
  Michael Collumb2
 
  Joe Perry2
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams4
 
  Robbie Williams 4
 
 
  Simon Lichtenberg1
 

Section 7Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  David Gilbert 4
 
 
 
  Daniel Devlin0
 
  David Gilbert2
 
 
 
  Michael Georgiou4
 
  Michael Georgiou 4
 
 
 
  Fraser Patrick1
 
  Michael Georgiou1
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene4
 
  Sydney Wilson 1
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
  Stuart Bingham3
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene4
 
  Hatem Yassen 0
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene4
 
  Gerard Greene0
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones4
 
  Cao Yupeng 4
 
 
 
  Barry Pinches3
 
  Cao Yupeng1
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones4
 
  Jamie Jones 4
 
 
 
  Tian Pengfei0
 
  Jamie Jones4
 
 
 
  Peter Lines1
 
  Nigel Bond 3
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
  Craig Steadman3
 
 
 
  Peter Lines4
 
  Michael Wild 1
 
 
  Peter Lines4
 

Section 8Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Paul Davison 1
 
 
 
  Zack Richardson4
 
  Zack Richardson4
 
 
 
  Rory McLeod2
 
  Rory McLeod 4
 
 
 
  Brandon Sargeant2
 
  Zack Richardson4
 
 
 
  John Astley1
 
  John Astley w/o
 
 
 
  Hamza Akbar w/d
 
  John Astley4
 
 
 
  Mark King2
 
  David John 1
 
 
 
  Mark King 4
 
  Zack Richardson1
 
 
 
  Tom Ford4
 
  Rory Thor 0
 
 
 
  Christopher Keogan 4
 
  Christopher Keogan1
 
 
 
  Alan McManus4
 
  Alan McManus 4
 
 
 
  Andy Hicks1
 
  Alan McManus2
 
 
 
  Tom Ford4
 
  Ian Burns 2
 
 
 
  Tom Ford 4
 
  Tom Ford4
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin3
 
  Chen Zhe 2
 
 
  Chris Wakelin 4
 

FinalsEdit

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Mark Davis1
 
 
 
  Mark Selby4
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale2
 
  Jimmy White2
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale4
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Tom Ford2
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
  David Grace3
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh2
 
 
 
  Tom Ford4
 
  Jamie Jones1
 
 
  Tom Ford4
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee:   Jan Scheers.
Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany, 28 August 2016.[12][13][14]
Mark Selby
  England
4–2 Tom Ford
  England
85–32 (85), 13–63, 62–59, 0–76 (67), 73–31 (72), 99–5 (58)
85 Highest break 67
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 1


Amateur pre-qualifyingEdit

These matches were played in Fürth on 24–25 August 2016. All matches were best of 7 frames.[11][12][13][14]

Round 1Edit

Round 2Edit

Round 3Edit

Century breaksEdit

Amateur pre-qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Paul Hunter Classic 2016". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Paul Hunter Classic Entry Pack" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. ^ "World Snooker Tour". World Snooker. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Ali Carter beats Shaun Murphy to win Paul Hunter Classic in Fürth". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Whirlwind Flies Into Furth Last 16". World Snooker. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Un-Nooh Makes 147 In Furth". World Snooker. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Mark Selby wins snooker's Paul Hunter Classic in Germany". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Indicative prize money rankings schedule 2016/2017 season" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Robertson Tops Centuries Chart". World Snooker. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Paul Hunter Classic Draw" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  12. ^ a b c "Paul Hunter Classic Format" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  13. ^ a b c "Paul Hunter Classic Results". Snooker.org. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  14. ^ a b c "Paul Hunter Classic Matches". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  15. ^ "Paul Hunter Classic Centuries". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)