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The 2016 Kaspersky Riga Masters was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 22–24 June 2016 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.[1] It was the first ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[2]

Riga Masters
Tournament information
Dates22–24 June 2016
VenueArena Riga
CityRiga
CountryLatvia
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund200,000[1]
Winner's share€50,000
Highest breakEngland Martin O'Donnell (138)
Final
ChampionAustralia Neil Robertson
Runner-upEngland Michael Holt
Score5–2
2015
2017

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.

Barry Hawkins was the defending champion,[3] but he decided not to defend his title.

Neil Robertson won the 12th ranking title of his career, defeating Michael Holt 5–2 in the final, by trailing 1–2.[4]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £25,000.

Main drawEdit

[6][7][8][9]

Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 9 frames
                  
  Sean O'Sullivan 4
  Luca Brecel 0
  Sean O'Sullivan 0
  David Gilbert 4
  David Gilbert 4
  Sam Baird 1
  David Gilbert 2
  Xiao Guodong 4
  Jamie Jones 4
  Gary Wilson 3
  Jamie Jones 2
  Xiao Guodong 4
  Gareth Allen 0
  Xiao Guodong 4
  Xiao Guodong 2
  Darren Morgan 4
  Jack Lisowski 4
  Ryan Day 2
  Jack Lisowski 3
  Ken Doherty 4
  Ken Doherty 4
  Noppon Saengkham 3
  Ken Doherty 3
  Darren Morgan 4
  Zhao Xintong 4
  James Cahill 3
  Zhao Xintong 1
  Darren Morgan 4
  Adam Stefanow 2
  Darren Morgan 4
  Darren Morgan 0
  Neil Robertson 5
  Hossein Vafaei w/d
  Matthew Stevens w/o
  Matthew Stevens 4
  Tian Pengfei 3
  Tian Pengfei 4
  Allan Taylor 0
  Matthew Stevens 1
  Neil Robertson 4
  Stuart Carrington 4
  Joe Swail 3
  Stuart Carrington 1
  Neil Robertson 4
  Michael Georgiou 1
  Neil Robertson 4
  Neil Robertson 4
  Judd Trump 1
  Christopher Keogan 1
  Zhou Yuelong 4
  Zhou Yuelong 1
  Judd Trump 4
  Judd Trump 4
  Chris Wakelin 1
  Judd Trump 4
  John Higgins 2
  Marco Fu 3
  Graeme Dott 4
  Graeme Dott 3
  John Higgins 4
  John Higgins 4
  Mark King 1
  Neil Robertson 5
  Michael Holt 2
  Li Hang w/o
  Chen Zhe w/d
  Li Hang 1
  Ali Carter 4
  Ali Carter 4
  Zhang Yong 1
  Ali Carter 2
  Mark Williams 4
  Jak Jones 4
  Jamie Cope 3
  Jak Jones 0
  Mark Williams 4
  Mark Williams 4
  Mark Davis 1
  Mark Williams 4
  John Astley 1
  Dechawat Poomjaeng 0
  Jimmy Robertson 4
  Jimmy Robertson 4
  Martin O'Donnell 3
  Martin O'Donnell 4
  Sam Craigie 3
  Jimmy Robertson 1
  John Astley 4
  Andy Hicks 4
  Fang Xiongman 3
  Andy Hicks 2
  John Astley 4
  John Astley 4
  Joe Perry 1
  Mark Williams 4
  Michael Holt 5
  Zhang Anda w/d
  Rory McLeod w/o
  Rory McLeod 1
  Anthony McGill 4
  Andrew Higginson 2
  Anthony McGill 4
  Anthony McGill 4
  Yan Bingtao 0
  Martin Gould 4
  Tom Ford 0
  Martin Gould 2
  Yan Bingtao 4
  Fraser Patrick 1
  Yan Bingtao 4
  Anthony McGill 0
  Michael Holt 4
  Stuart Bingham 4
  Lee Walker 2
  Stuart Bingham 4
  Fergal O'Brien 2
  Adam Duffy 3
  Fergal O'Brien 4
  Stuart Bingham 3
  Michael Holt 4
  Michael Holt 4
  Mark Selby 1
  Michael Holt 4
  Ian Burns 3
  Ian Burns w/o
  Kyren Wilson w/d

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 9 frames. Referee:   Desislava Bozhilova.
Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, 24 June 2016.[8][9]
Neil Robertson
  Australia
5–2 Michael Holt
  England
87–56 (56), 40–72, 6–60, 63–19, 89–0 (79), 57–20, 70–31 (69)
79 Highest break 39
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 0

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 3 and 4 June 2016 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 7 frames.[8][10][11]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Match was held over and played in Riga.
  2. ^ a b Wildcard

Century breaksEdit

[12]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Total: 15

Televised stage centuriesEdit

Total: 31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kaspersky Riga Masters 2016". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Hawkins Rules In Riga". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Robertson Rules in Riga". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  5. ^ "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 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Kaspersky Riga Masters 2016 Draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Kaspersky Riga Masters 2016 Format" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  8. ^ a b c "Kaspersky Riga Masters". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Kaspersky Riga Masters Matches". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Riga Masters Qualifiers Draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Indian Open, World Open and Riga Masters Qualifiers Format" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  12. ^ "2016 Riga Masters – Centuries". CueTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2016.