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The 2017 Evergrande China Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16–22 August 2017 in China.[1] It was the second ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.[2]

China Championship
Tournament information
Dates16–22 August 2017
VenueGuangzhou Sport University
CityGuangzhou
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£700,000[1]
Winner's share£150,000
Highest breakThailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (144)
Final
ChampionBelgium Luca Brecel
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score10–5
2016
2018

This was the first time the event was a ranking tournament. John Higgins was the defending champion, but was knocked out in the second round by Tom Ford.[3][4]

Luca Brecel won his first ranking tournament, beating Shaun Murphy 10–5 in the final. He became the first player from mainland Europe to win a ranking event.[5][6]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £15,000

Main drawEdit

Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
  Mark Selby 5
  Noppon Saengkham 1
  Mark Selby 4
  Zhou Yuelong 5
  Zhou Yuelong 5
  Chen Zifan 4
  Zhou Yuelong 5
  Martin Gould 2
  Martin Gould 5
  Andrew Higginson 2
  Martin Gould 5
  Mark Joyce 2
  Anthony McGill 2
  Mark Joyce 5
  Zhou Yuelong 2
  Shaun Murphy 5
  Rory McLeod 1
  Stephen Maguire 5
  Stephen Maguire 5
  Yan Bingtao 1
  Yan Bingtao 5
  Stuart Bingham 3
  Stephen Maguire 0
  Shaun Murphy 5
  Peter Ebdon 3
  Anthony Hamilton 5
  Anthony Hamilton[nb 1]0
  Shaun Murphy 5
  Ken Doherty 4
  Shaun Murphy 5
  Shaun Murphy 6
  Ali Carter 4
  Barry Hawkins 5
  Oliver Lines 2
  Barry Hawkins 3
  Mark Davis 5
  Ben Woollaston 4
  Mark Davis 5
  Mark Davis 1
  Ali Carter 5
  Ali Carter 5
  Aditya Mehta 4
  Ali Carter 5
  David Grace 4
  Ian Preece 4
  David Grace 5
  Ali Carter 5
  Fergal O'Brien 2
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Mark King 3
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Kurt Maflin 2
  Kurt Maflin 5
  Michael Georgiou 0
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Alan McManus 4
  Elliot Slessor 3
  Alan McManus 5
  Alan McManus 5
  Ding Junhui 0
  Alfie Burden 2
  Ding Junhui 5
  Shaun Murphy 5
  Luca Brecel 10
  Judd Trump 5
  Daniel Wells 2
  Judd Trump 3
  Graeme Dott 5
  Graeme Dott 5
  Robert Milkins 3
  Graeme Dott 0
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Sam Baird 2
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  David Gilbert 3
  David Gilbert 5
  Stuart Carrington 4
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
  Luca Brecel 5
  Mike Dunn 5
  Joe Perry 1
  Mike Dunn 5
  Allan Taylor 4
  Allan Taylor 5
  Ian Burns 4
  Mike Dunn 3
  Luca Brecel 5
  Jimmy Robertson 2
  Luca Brecel 5
  Luca Brecel 5
  Marco Fu 2
  Hossein Vafaei 3
  Marco Fu 5
  Luca Brecel 6
  Li Hang 5
  Neil Robertson 4
  Li Hang 5
  Li Hang 5
  Michael White 4
  Michael White 5
  Xiao Guodong 3
  Li Hang 5
  Matthew Stevens 4
  Mark Allen 4
  Matthew Stevens 5
  Matthew Stevens 5
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2
  Michael Holt 2
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5
  Li Hang 5
  Mark Williams 3
  Cao Yupeng 3
  Ryan Day 5
  Ryan Day 0
  Mark Williams 5
  Tian Pengfei 2
  Mark Williams 5
  Mark Williams 5
  Tom Ford 3
  Matthew Selt 1
  Tom Ford 5
  Tom Ford 5
  John Higgins 2
  Chris Wakelin 2
  John Higgins 5
Notes
  1. ^ Hamilton retired at 0–1 due to a neck injury

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Deng Shihao.
Guangzhou Sports University, Guangzhou, China, 22 August 2017.
Shaun Murphy
  England
5–10 Luca Brecel
  Belgium
Afternoon: 68–2 (55), 78–31 (68), 15–68 (64), 107–0 (107), 49–63, 19–56, 53 (53)–77, 5–78 (78), 58–54
Evening: 0–66, 30–62, 109–1 (77), 52–53, 30–70, 37–61
107 Highest break 78
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 2

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 3 and 6 June 2017 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were the best of 9 frames.[8]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Match held over and played in Guangzhou
  2. ^ a b c d Wildcard player

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "China Championship 2017". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2017/2018". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ "China Championship: John Higgins beats Stuart Bingham in final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Higgins Is Guangzhou King". World Snooker. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  5. ^ "China Championship: Luca Brecel beats Shaun Murphy for first ranking title". BBC Sport. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Luca Brecel wins first ranking event with victory over Shaun Murphy". Eurosport. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 China Championship Qualifying". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 May 2017.