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2017 International Championship (snooker)

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The 2017 OPPO International Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 29 October to 5 November 2017 in Daqing, China.[1] It was the eighth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

International Championship
Tournament information
Dates29 October – 5 November 2017
VenueBaihu Media Broadcasting Centre
CityDaqing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£750,000
Winner's share£150,000
Highest breakEngland Kyren Wilson (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Mark Allen
Score10–7
2016
2018

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 26–30 September 2017 in Preston.

Mark Selby was the defending champion, having beaten Ding Junhui 10–1 in the 2016 final. Selby retained his title by beating Mark Allen 10–7 in the final of this year's edition.[2]

Kyren Wilson made the 133rd official maximum break in the 10th frame of his last 32 match against Martin Gould. It was Wilson's first professional maximum break.[3]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

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

Main drawEdit

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
                  
  Mark Selby 6
  Cao Yupeng 4
  Mark Selby 6
  Tom Ford 4
  Tom Ford 6
  Ian Preece 5
  Mark Selby 6
  Mark Williams 4
  Ryan Day 6
  Kurt Maflin 5
  Ryan Day 2
  Mark Williams 6
  Mark Williams 6
  Yu Delu 4
  Mark Selby 6
  Robbie Williams 2
  Sam Craigie 3
  Joe Perry 6
  Joe Perry 3
  Robbie Williams 6
  Robbie Williams w/o
  Stuart Bingham [nb 1]
  Robbie Williams 6
  Neil Robertson 2
  Matthew Selt 6
  Michael Holt 3
  Matthew Selt 5
  Neil Robertson 6
  Gary Wilson 2
  Neil Robertson 6
  Mark Selby 9
  Martin Gould 3
  Shaun Murphy 6
  Mei Xiwen 5
  Shaun Murphy 6
  Zhang Yong 1
  Alan McManus 3
  Zhang Yong 6
  Shaun Murphy 2
  Ali Carter 6
  Ali Carter 6
  Andrew Higginson 3
  Ali Carter 6
  Stephen Maguire 1
  Stephen Maguire 6
  John Astley 2
  Ali Carter 5
  Martin Gould 6
  David Grace 3
  Martin Gould 6
  Martin Gould 6
  Kyren Wilson 5
  Tian Pengfei 5
  Kyren Wilson 6
  Martin Gould 6
  Robert Milkins 4
  Robert Milkins 6
  Graeme Dott 2
  Robert Milkins 6
  Oliver Lines 4
  Oliver Lines 6
  Ding Junhui 4
  Mark Selby 10
  Mark Allen 7
  Judd Trump 6
  Ian Burns 0
  Judd Trump 6
  Jimmy Robertson 3
  Robin Hull 5
  Jimmy Robertson 6
  Judd Trump 6
  Liang Wenbo 3
  Liang Wenbo 6
  Lee Walker 5
  Liang Wenbo 6
  Li Hang 4
  David Gilbert 1
  Li Hang 6
  Judd Trump 5
  Mark Allen 6
  Rory McLeod 1
  Mark King 6
  Mark King 5
  Mark Allen 6
  Zhao Xintong 4
  Mark Allen 6
  Mark Allen 6
  Martin O'Donnell 5
  Martin O'Donnell 6
  Sanderson Lam 3
  Martin O'Donnell 6
  Sunny Akani 5
  Hossein Vafaei w/d
  Sunny Akani w/o
  Mark Allen 9
  Yan Bingtao 2
  Barry Hawkins 2
  Jack Lisowski 6
  Jack Lisowski 6
  Xiao Guodong 4
  Eden Sharav 2
  Xiao Guodong 6
  Jack Lisowski 4
  Yan Bingtao 6
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 1
  Yan Bingtao 6
  Yan Bingtao 6
  Ricky Walden 4
  Ricky Walden 6
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Yan Bingtao 6
  John Higgins 2
  Mark Joyce 6
  Anthony McGill 2
  Mark Joyce 6
  Luca Brecel 2
  Li Yuan 1
  Luca Brecel 6
  Mark Joyce 1
  John Higgins 6
  Dominic Dale 6
  Ben Woollaston 3
  Dominic Dale 2
  John Higgins 6
  Niu Zhuang 1
  John Higgins 6
Notes
  1. ^ On 24 October 2017, Bingham was banned for 6 months due to betting breaches.

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Jan Verhaas.
Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China, 5 November 2017.
Mark Selby
  England
10–7 Mark Allen
  Northern Ireland
Afternoon: 72–3 (67), 6–110 (110), 80–11 (50), 91–37 (61), 0–98 (98), 115–0 (55, 60), 67–15, 75–8 (61), 0–137 (137)
Evening: 76–0, 83–0 (62), 50–78 (50), 13–82 (78), 90–5 (90), 50–84 (52), 33–77, 74–7
90 Highest break 137
0 Century breaks 2
8 50+ breaks 4

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 26 September and 29 September 2017 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. Matches involving top players Mark Selby, John Higgins, Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo were held-over to the main venue, as well as matches involving Chinese players who participated in 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games: Zhou Yuelong, Zhao Xintong, Yan Bingtao and Lyu Haotian. These were played on 29 October 2017 in China. All matches were best of 11 frames.

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Total: 39

Televised stage centuriesEdit

Total: 75

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "International Championship: Mark Selby retains title by beating Mark Allen 10-7". BBC Sport. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Kyren Wilson Makes Halloween 147 – Amid Eerie Silence in Empty Venue". Snookerhq.com. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.