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The 2017 Paul Hunter Classic was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place in August 2017 at the Stadthalle in Fürth, Germany.[1] It was the third ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.[1] The tournament is named in honour of former snooker professional, Paul Hunter.[2][3]

Paul Hunter Classic
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Tournament information
Dates22–27 August 2017
VenueStadthalle
CityFürth
CountryGermany
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£100,000
Winner's share£20,000
Highest breakEngland Mark Selby (143)
Final
ChampionWales Michael White
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score4–2
2016
2018
Fürth is located in Germany
Fürth
Fürth
Location in Germany

Mark Selby was the defending champion, but he lost 1–4 to Michael White in the fourth round.[4] White went on to beat Shaun Murphy 4–2 in the final, capturing his second world ranking title.[5]

Prize fundEdit

 
Finalists

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6]

  • Winner: £20,000
  • Runner up: £10,000
  • Semifinals: £4,500
  • Quarterfinals: £3,000
  • Last 16: £1,725
  • Last 32: £1,000
  • Last 64: £600
  • Total: £100,000

Main roundsEdit

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
  Jimmy White 2
 
  Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler 0
 
  Zhang Yong 3
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler 4
 
  Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
  Andy Symons 1
 
  David Grace 4
 
 
 
  Matthew Glasby 0
 
  David Grace 0
 
 
 
  Andy Symons 4
 
  Christopher Keogan 1
 
 
 
  Andy Symons 4
 
  Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin 2
 
  Fergal O'Brien 4
 
 
 
  Steven Hallworth 3
 
  Fergal O'Brien 3
 
 
 
  Michael Georgiou 4
 
  Michael Georgiou 4
 
 
 
  Josh Boileau 2
 
  Michael Georgiou 3
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin 4
 
  Noppon Saengkham 4
 
 
 
  Ashley Hugill 2
 
  Noppon Saengkham 0
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin 4
 
  Chris Wakelin 4
 
 
  Kishan Hirani 0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Jak Jones 4
 
 
 
  Saqib Nasir 1
 
  Jak Jones 2
 
 
 
  Peter Lines 4
 
  Peter Lines 4
 
 
 
  Umut Dikme 1
 
  Peter Lines 4
 
 
 
  Paul Davison 1
 
  Fang Xiongman 4
 
 
 
  Sanderson Lam 3
 
  Fang Xiongman 0
 
 
 
  Paul Davison 4
 
  Rhys Clark 3
 
 
 
  Paul Davison 4
 
  Peter Lines 0
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones 4
 
  Dominic Dale 4
 
 
 
  Daniel Ward 1
 
  Dominic Dale 4
 
 
 
  John Astley 0
 
  John Astley 4
 
 
 
  Daniel Holoyda 0
 
  Dominic Dale 2
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones 4
 
  Martin O'Donnell 4
 
 
 
  Zack Richardson 3
 
  Martin O'Donnell 2
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones 4
 
  Billy Joe Castle 2
 
 
  Jamie Jones 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Sean O'Sullivan 0
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden 4
 
  Ricky Walden 3
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington 4
 
  Stuart Carrington 4
 
 
 
  Wang Yuchen 1
 
  Stuart Carrington 1
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston 4
 
  Robert Milkins 2
 
 
 
  Brian Cini4
 
  Brian Cini 0
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston 4
 
  Ben Woollaston 4
 
 
 
  Robin Hull1
 
  Ben Woollaston 4
 
 
 
  Tom Ford 0
 
  Rory McLeod 2
 
 
 
  Aditya Mehta 4
 
  Aditya Mehta 2
 
 
 
  Jamie Cope 4
 
  David John 2
 
 
 
  Jamie Cope 4
 
  Jamie Cope 0
 
 
 
  Tom Ford 4
 
  Tom Ford 4
 
 
 
  Robert Read 0
 
  Tom Ford 4
 
 
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher 1
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher 4
 
 
  Jamie Clarke 2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy 4
 
 
 
  Adam Stefanow 2
 
  Shaun Murphy 4
 
 
 
  Sam Baird 1
 
  Sam Baird 4
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson 0
 
  Shaun Murphy 4
 
 
 
  Ken Doherty 0
 
  Darren Morgan w/d
 
 
 
  Ian Preece w/o
 
  Ian Preece 1
 
 
 
  Ken Doherty 4
 
  Ken Doherty 4
 
 
 
  Ross Muir 1
 
  Shaun Murphy 4
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong 2
 
  Zhao Xintong 4
 
 
 
  Reanne Evans 0
 
  Zhao Xintong 4
 
 
 
  Kuldesh Johal 0
 
  Hamza Akbar w/d
 
 
 
  Kuldesh Johal w/o
 
  Zhao Xintong 4
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman 2
 
  Gerard Greene 2
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman 4
 
  Craig Steadman 4
 
 
 
  Yu Delu 3
 
  Stuart Bingham 0
 
 
  Yu Delu 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Allan Taylor 1
 
 
 
  Alan McManus 4
 
  Alan McManus 4
 
 
 
  Kurt Maflin 3
 
  Kurt Maflin 4
 
 
 
  Brandon Sargeant 1
 
  Alan McManus 0
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson 4
 
  Kyren Wilson 4
 
 
 
  Kurt Dunham 0
 
  Kyren Wilson 4
 
 
 
  Jamie Curtis-Barrett 0
 
  Jamie Curtis-Barrett 4
 
 
 
  Chris Totten 2
 
  Kyren Wilson 3
 
 
 
  Ian Burns 4
 
  Ian Burns 4
 
 
 
  Andy Hicks 3
 
  Ian Burns 4
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden 2
 
  Scott Donaldson 3
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden 4
 
  Ian Burns 4
 
 
 
  Joe O'Connor 0
 
  Lukas Kleckers 2
 
 
 
  Joe O'Connor 4
 
  Joe O'Connor 4
 
 
 
  Harvey Chandler 1
 
  Li Yuan 2
 
 
  Harvey Chandler 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav 1
 
 
 
  Alex Borg 4
 
  Alex Borg 2
 
 
 
  Mike Dunn 4
 
  Mike Dunn 4
 
 
 
  Lee Mein 1
 
  Mike Dunn 0
 
 
 
  Michael White 4
 
  Robbie Williams 4
 
 
 
  Matthew Selt 2
 
  Robbie Williams 1
 
 
 
  Michael White 4
 
  Adam Duffy 3
 
 
 
  Michael White 4
 
  Michael White 4
 
 
 
  Mark Selby 1
 
  Joe Swail 4
 
 
 
  Louis Heathcote 3
 
  Joe Swail 4
 
 
 
  Adam Edge 2
 
  Chen Zhe w/d
 
 
 
  Adam Edge w/o
 
  Joe Swail 3
 
 
 
  Mark Selby 4
 
  Niel Vincent [nb 1] 1
 
 
 
  Michael Williams 4
 
  Michael Williams 1
 
 
 
  Mark Selby 4
 
  Michael Holt 2
 
 
  Mark Selby 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Soheil Vahedi w/d
 
 
 
  David Gilbert w/o
 
  David Gilbert 4
 
 
 
  Nigel Bond 3
 
  Nigel Bond 4
 
 
 
  Joshua Thomond 3
 
  David Gilbert 3
 
 
 
  George Pragnall4
 
  Mark Williams w/d
 
 
 
  George Pragnall w/o
 
  George Pragnall 4
 
 
 
  Barry Pinches 3
 
  Matthew Bolton 3
 
 
 
  Barry Pinches 4
 
  George Pragnall 1
 
 
 
  Mitchell Mann 4
 
  Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells 2
 
  Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
 
  Robert James 1
 
  Xu Si 3
 
 
 
  Robert James 4
 
  Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
 
  Oliver Brown 1
 
  Liam Highfield 4
 
 
 
  Lee Walker 1
 
  Liam Highfield 3
 
 
 
  Oliver Brown 4
 
  Oliver Lines 0
 
 
  Oliver Brown 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
  Kacper Filipiak 1
 
  Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
  Sam Craigie 0
 
  Yuan Sijun w/d
 
 
 
  Sam Craigie w/o
 
  Matthew Stevens 1
 
 
 
  Mark Joyce 4
 
  Mark Joyce 4
 
 
 
  Marc J Davis 0
 
  Mark Joyce 4
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson 1
 
  Hammad Miah 2
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson 4
 
  Mark Joyce 4
 
 
 
  Mark King 3
 
  Peter Ebdon 4
 
 
 
  Martin Gould 1
 
  Peter Ebdon 4
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski 1
 
  Jack Lisowski 4
 
 
 
  Roman Dietzel 3
 
  Peter Ebdon 1
 
 
 
  Mark King 4
 
  Luca Brecel 4
 
 
 
  Ashley Carty 1
 
  Luca Brecel 1
 
 
 
  Mark King 4
 
  Mark King 4
 
 
  Elliot Slessor 2
 

FinalsEdit

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Gary Wilson 2
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones 4
 
  Jamie Jones 3
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy 4
 
  Ben Woollaston 2
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy 4
 
  Shaun Murphy 2
 
 
 
  Michael White 4
 
  Ian Burns 1
 
 
 
  Michael White 4
 
  Michael White 4
 
 
 
  Mitchell Mann 1
 
  Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
  Mark Joyce 3
 
Notes
  1. ^ Wildcard

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee:   Martyn Royce.
Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany, 27 August 2017.
Shaun Murphy
  England
2–4 Michael White
  Wales
0–79, 27–72, 84–0 (84), 9–90 (83), 59–53, 0–97 (97)
84 Highest break 97
0 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 2

Amateur pre-qualifyingEdit

These matches were played in Fürth on 22–24 August 2017. All matches were best of 7 frames.

Round 1Edit

Round 2Edit

Round 3Edit

Century breaksEdit

Main rounds centuriesEdit

Total: 24

Amateur pre-qualifying stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://www.worldsnooker.com/full-calendar/
  2. ^ "Geschichte der PHC". SnookerStars. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/34152547
  4. ^ "Mark Selby wins snooker's Paul Hunter Classic in Germany". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Lightning Strikes In Germany". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.