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2017 Welsh Open (snooker)

The 2017 Coral Welsh Open professional ranking snooker tournament took place at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff from 13 to 19 February 2017. It was the fourteenth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.

Welsh Open
Logo of Coral Welsh Open 2017.jpg
Tournament information
Dates13–19 February 2017
VenueMotorpoint Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakEngland Mark Davis (144)
Final
ChampionEngland Stuart Bingham
Runner-upEngland Judd Trump
Score9–8
2016
2018

The 2017 Welsh Open was being held as part of a new Home Nations Series, introduced in the 2016/2017 season with the new English Open, Irish Open and Scottish Open tournaments.[1][2] The tournament's trophy was renamed to the Ray Reardon Trophy in honour of six-time world champion Ray Reardon.[3]

The defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan[4] lost 3–4 against Mark Davis in the last 64.[5]

Stuart Bingham won his first Welsh Open title and fourth ranking title overall, beating Judd Trump 9–8 in the final.[6][7]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money is shown below.[8]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £10,000.

Main drawEdit

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
 
 
 
  Tom Ford 1
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
 
 
 
  Mark Davis 4
 
  Li Hang 2
 
 
 
  Mark Davis 4
 
  Mark Davis 4
 
 
 
  Fergal O'Brien 2
 
  Fergal O'Brien 4
 
 
 
  Cao Yupeng 1
 
  Fergal O'Brien 4
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin 2
 
  Sunny Akani 2
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin 4
 
  Mark Davis 3
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson 4
 
  Mark Williams 3
 
 
 
  Elliot Slessor 4
 
  Elliot Slessor 2
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson 4
 
  Jimmy Robertson 4
 
 
 
  Aditya Mehta 3
 
  Jimmy Robertson 0
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson 4
 
  David John 2
 
 
 
  Mark King 4
 
  Mark King 2
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson 4
 
  Scott Donaldson 4
 
 
  Jack Lisowski 1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong 4
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham 0
 
  Zhou Yuelong 4
 
 
 
  Paul Davison 1
 
  Paul Davison 4
 
 
 
  Joe Swail 0
 
  Zhou Yuelong 4
 
 
 
  Ross Muir 1
 
  Mark Joyce 3
 
 
 
  Ross Muir 4
 
  Ross Muir 4
 
 
 
  Marco Fu 0
 
  Marco Fu 4
 
 
 
  Martin Gould 2
 
  Zhou Yuelong 4
 
 
 
  Lee Walker 0
 
  Ricky Walden 3
 
 
 
  Graeme Dott 4
 
  Graeme Dott 4
 
 
 
  Adam Stefanow 1
 
  Michael Wild 3
 
 
 
  Adam Stefanow 4
 
  Graeme Dott 2
 
 
 
  Lee Walker 4
 
  Rhys Clark 2
 
 
 
  Lee Walker 4
 
  Lee Walker 4
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson 3
 
  Neil Robertson 4
 
 
  Jimmy White 1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Judd Trump 4
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson 1
 
  Judd Trump 4
 
 
 
  Alex Borg 2
 
  Hatem Yassen 1
 
 
 
  Alex Borg 4
 
  Judd Trump 4
 
 
 
  Jackson Page 0
 
  Jackson Page 4
 
 
 
  Jason Weston 3
 
  Jackson Page 4
 
 
 
  John Astley 3
 
  John Astley 4
 
 
 
  Ian Preece 1
 
  Judd Trump 4
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaei 1
 
  Ali Carter 4
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong 2
 
  Ali Carter 4
 
 
 
  Darryl Hill 1
 
  Dechawat Poomjaeng 1
 
 
 
  Darryl Hill 4
 
  Ali Carter 1
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaei 4
 
  Hossein Vafaei 4
 
 
 
  Sanderson Lam 3
 
  Hossein Vafaei 4
 
 
 
  Christopher Keogan 2
 
  Alan McManus 2
 
 
  Christopher Keogan 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston0
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
  Ryan Day1
 
  David Gilbert3
 
 
 
  Ryan Day4
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh1
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins4
 
  Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
  Chen Zhe2
 
  Tian Pengfei0
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins4
 
  Barry Hawkins4
 
 
 
  Fraser Patrick1
 
  Barry Hawkins4
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman0
 
  Jamie Cope4
 
 
 
  Nigel Bond0
 
  Jamie Cope1
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
  Luca Brecel 2
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
  Anthony Hamilton2
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
  Jak Jones 2
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
  Sam Baird1
 
  John Higgins2
 
 
  Sam Baird4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
  Matthew Stevens2
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
  Rory McLeod2
 
  Gary Wilson3
 
 
 
  Rory McLeod4
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
  Ian Burns0
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
  Zhang Yong2
 
  Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
  Ian Burns4
 
  Ian Burns4
 
 
 
  James Cahill3
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams0
 
  Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler2
 
  Liang Wenbo3
 
 
 
  Michael White4
 
  Duane Jones1
 
 
 
  Michael White4
 
  Michael White2
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams4
 
  Andy Hicks4
 
 
 
  Martin O'Donnell2
 
  Andy Hicks3
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams4
 
  David Grace2
 
 
  Robbie Williams4
 

Section 6Edit

 
Last 128
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Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Tyler Rees1
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones4
 
  Jamie Jones2
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale4
 
  Dominic Dale4
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda0
 
  Dominic Dale1
 
 
 
  Igor Figueiredo4
 
  Alfie Burden0
 
 
 
  Igor Figueiredo4
 
  Igor Figueiredo4
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill2
 
  Joe Perry3
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill4
 
  Igor Figueiredo1
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
  Sam Craigie2
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
  Wang Yuchen2
 
  Gareth Allen3
 
 
 
  Wang Yuchen4
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
  Robin Hull0
 
  Michael Georgiou 1
 
 
 
  Allan Taylor4
 
  Allan Taylor1
 
 
 
  Robin Hull4
 
  Ding Junhui2
 
 
  Robin Hull4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy4
 
 
 
  Jamie Curtis-Barrett0
 
  Shaun Murphy2
 
 
 
  Josh Boileau4
 
  Hammad Miah1
 
 
 
  Josh Boileau4
 
  Josh Boileau0
 
 
 
  Robert Milkins4
 
  Yu Delu0
 
 
 
  Robert Milkins4
 
  Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav1
 
  Oliver Lines1
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav4
 
  Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
  Mei Xiwen2
 
  Mark Allen4
 
 
 
  Sydney Wilson0
 
  Mark Allen4
 
 
 
  Boonyarit Keattikun1
 
  Boonyarit Keattikun4
 
 
 
  Ken Doherty1
 
  Mark Allen2
 
 
 
  Mei Xiwen4
 
  Hamza Akbar2
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdon4
 
  Peter Ebdon0
 
 
 
  Mei Xiwen4
 
  Matthew Selt3
 
 
  Mei Xiwen4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Fang Xiongman1
 
 
 
  Kurt Maflin4
 
  Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
  James Wattana3
 
  James Wattana4
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong3
 
  Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
  Mitchell Mann2
 
  Michael Holt1
 
 
 
  Mitchell Mann4
 
  Mitchell Mann4
 
 
 
  Sean O'Sullivan2
 
  Kyren Wilson2
 
 
 
  Sean O'Sullivan4
 
  Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao1
 
  Adam Duffy3
 
 
 
  Thor Chuan Leong4
 
  Thor Chuan Leong3
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells1
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
  Mark Selby1
 
  Mike Dunn4
 
 
 
  Kurt Dunham1
 
  Mike Dunn2
 
 
 
  Mark Selby4
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
  Liam Highfield0
 

FinalsEdit

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson 5
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong 0
 
  Scott Donaldson 3
 
 
 
  Judd Trump 6
 
  Judd Trump 5
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins 4
 
  Judd Trump 8
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham 9
 
  Stuart Bingham 5
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington 3
 
  Stuart Bingham 6
 
 
 
  Robert Milkins 0
 
  Robert Milkins 5
 
 
  Kurt Maflin 2
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Colin Humphries.
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 19 February 2017.
Judd Trump
  England
8–9 Stuart Bingham
  England
Afternoon: 45–69 (69), 64–65 (64, 65), 1–74 (74), 21–61, 63–35, 130–0 (68, 58), 0–87 (87), 61–50
Evening: 91–1, 48–63 (63), 69–0, 74–36, 52–62, 66–31, 64–46, 57–71, 25–79 (55)
68 Highest break 87
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 6

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Championship: Snooker tour to be revamped in 2016". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Hearn Announces New Five Year Plan". World Snooker. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Welsh Open Snooker trophy named after legend Ray Reardon". BBC Sport. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Neil Robertson to win Welsh Open". BBC News. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Welsh Open 2017: Ronnie O'Sullivan knocked out by Mark Davis in second round". BBC News. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/bingham-is-prince-of-wales/
  7. ^ "Welsh Open 2017: Stuart Bingham beats Judd Trump 9-8 in final". BBC Sport. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2016-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Coral Welsh Open: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2017-02-14. Retrieved 13 February 2017.