2016 World Seniors Championship

The 2016 World Seniors Championship (Known for sponsorship reasons as the 888sport World Seniors Championship) was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place on 30–31 January 2016 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. Players had to be at least 40 years old at the end of the 2015/16 season.[1]

World Seniors Championship
Tournament information
Dates30–31 January 2016
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£50,000
Winner's share£18,000
Highest breakWales Dominic Dale (104)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Davis
Runner-upWales Darren Morgan
Score2–1
2015
2017

The championship was won by Mark Davis, who beat Darren Morgan 2–1 in the final. Defending champion Mark Williams lost to Anthony Hamilton in the last-16 round.

Prize fundEdit

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

  • Winner: £18,000
  • Runner-up: £8,000
  • Semi-finalist: £4,000
  • Quarter-finalist: £2,000
  • Last 16: £1,000
  • Total: £50,000

FieldEdit

Previous winners of the World Seniors Championship and the World Snooker Championship were exempted from qualifying and went directly into the last 16.[2]

Main drawEdit

The draw for the last 16 was made on 23 December 2015.[3] The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals were made on a random basis after the previous round had finished. The last-16 round was played on 30 January with the quarter-finals on the afternoon of 31 January and the semi-finals and final on the same evening.

Last 16
Best of 3 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 3 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 3 frames
Final
Best of 3 frames
            
  Mark Davis 2
  Ken Doherty 1
  Mark Davis 2
  Robert Milkins 0
  Robert Milkins 2
  Tony Drago 0
  Mark Davis 2
  Rory McLeod 0
  Rory McLeod 2
  Fergal O'Brien 1
  Rory McLeod 2
  Nigel Bond 1
  Nigel Bond 2
  Peter Ebdon 0
  Mark Davis 2
  Darren Morgan 1
  Jimmy White 2
  Gary Lees 0
  Jimmy White 2
  Dominic Dale 0
  Dominic Dale 2
  John Parrott 0
  Jimmy White 0
  Darren Morgan 2
  Anthony Hamilton 2
  Mark Williams 1
  Anthony Hamilton 1
  Darren Morgan 2
  Darren Morgan 2
  Joe Johnson 0

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 3 frames. Referee: .
Guild Hall, Preston, England, 31 January 2016.[4]
Darren Morgan
  Wales
1–2 Mark Davis
  England
15–62, 70–30 (55), 0–81 (76)
55 Highest break 76
0 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 1

QualifyingEdit

These matches were played on 21 and 22 December 2015 at the Robin Park Arena, Sports and Tennis Centre in Wigan, England.[1]

  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
    Barry Pinches 1  
      Jamie Bodle 2  
     
       
    Jamie Bodle 2  
    Peter Donegan 0  
       
       
    Clive A Bernstone 1
      Peter Donegan 2  
     
       
    Jamie Bodle 0
    Dominic Dale 2
       
       
    Dominic Dale w/o
      Nicky Lazarus w/d  
     
       
    Dominic Dale 2
    Paul McPhillips 0  
       
       
    Shane Haines 0
      Paul McPhillips 2  
     
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
    Tony Knowles 0  
      Mark Davis 2  
  Jason Weston 0
  Mark Davis 2  
    Mark Davis 2  
    John Rea 0  
       
       
    John Rea w/o
      Stuart Parnell w/d  
     
       
    Mark Davis 2
    Gary Wilkinson 0
       
       
    John Welsh 2
      Stephen Rowlings 1  
     
       
    John Welsh 0
    Gary Wilkinson 2  
       
       
    Paul Burrell 1
      Gary Wilkinson 2  
     
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
    Craig MacGillivray 2  
      Barry Stark 0  
     
       
    Craig MacGillivray 0  
    Robert Milkins 2  
       
       
    Robert Milkins 2
      Paul Moss 0  
     
       
    Robert Milkins 2
    Les Dodd 0
       
       
    Les Dodd 2
      Peter Delaney 0  
     
       
    Les Dodd 2
    David McLellan 0  
  Gary Miller 2  
  Dessie Sheehan 0  
    David McLellan 2
      Gary Miller 0  
     
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
    Shaun Wilkes 0  
      Julian Mills 2  
     
       
    Julian Mills 0  
    Mark King 2  
       
       
    Mark King 2
      Leigh Robinson 1  
     
       
    Mark King 1
    Gary Lees 2
       
       
    Adrian Rosa 0
      Gary Lees 2  
     
       
    Gary Lees 2
    Darren Thompson 0  
       
       
    Darren Thompson 2
      Anthony Harris 0  
     
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
    Peter J Bardsley 2  
      John Fox 1  
     
       
    Peter J Bardsley 0  
    Anthony Hamilton 2  
       
       
    Andrew Milliard 0
      Anthony Hamilton 2  
     
       
    Anthony Hamilton 2
    Tony Chappel 0
       
       
    Tony Chappel 2
      Imran Puri 0  
     
       
    Tony Chappel 2
    Jamie Burnett 1  
  Dean Reynolds 0  
  Jamie Burnett 2  
    Patsy Fagan w/d
      Jamie Burnett w/o  
     
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
    Robert Marshall 1  
      Peter Lines 2  
  Gerard Greene 0
  Peter Lines 2  
    Peter Lines 2  
    Joe Swail 1  
       
       
    Mike Dunn 0
      Joe Swail 2  
     
       
    Peter Lines 0
    Tony Drago 2
       
       
    Guilio Rea 0
      Scott MacFarlane 2  
     
       
    Scott MacFarlane 1
    Tony Drago 2  
       
       
    David Craggs 1
      Tony Drago 2  
     
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
    Wayne Brown 2  
      Richard Somauroo 0  
     
       
    Wayne Brown 2  
    Steven Gough 0  
       
       
    Steven Gough 2
      Ian Brumby 0  
  Ian Brumby 2
  Jamie Rous 1  
    Wayne Brown 0
    Fergal O'Brien 2
       
       
    Fergal O'Brien 2
      Johnathan Bagley 1  
     
       
    Fergal O'Brien 2
    Sean Lanigan 0  
       
       
    Sean Lanigan 2
      Steve Meakin 0  
     
  Round 1
Best of 3 frames
Round 2
Best of 3 frames
Round 3
Best of 3 frames
Round 4
Best of 3 frames
                                     
       
    Karl Townsend 1  
      Geoff Williams 2  
     
       
    Geoff Williams 0  
    Rod Lawler 2  
       
       
    Rod Lawler 2
      Lee Walker 1  
     
       
    Rod Lawler 1
    Rory McLeod 2
       
       
    Gary Filtness w/d
      Rory McLeod w/o  
     
       
    Rory McLeod 2
    Darryn Walker 1  
       
       
    Ashley Beal 0
      Darryn Walker 2  
     

CenturiesEdit

Main event centuriesEdit

[5]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "World Seniors qualifiers, draw and format". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Snooker's World Seniors Line-up announced". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/line-up-confirmed-for-world-seniors-snooker/
  4. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Mark-Williams
  5. ^ "World Seniors Championship: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  6. ^ "World Seniors Championship qualifiers: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.