European Tour 2015/2016 – Event 1

The European Tour 2015/2016 – Event 1 (also known as the 2015 Kaspersky Lab Riga Open[1]) was a professional minor-ranking snooker tournament which took place between 29 July and 2 August 2015 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.[2]

European Tour 2015/2016
Event 1
Tournament information
Dates29 July–2 August 2015
VenueArena Riga
CityRiga
CountryLatvia
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatMinor-ranking event
Total prize fund125,000
Winner's share€25,000
Highest breakEngland Ricky Walden (142)
Final
ChampionEngland Barry Hawkins
Runner-upEngland Tom Ford
Score4–1
← First event
2014 Riga

Mark Selby was the defending champion, but he lost 1–4 to Ken Doherty in the Last 32.

Barry Hawkins won the tournament, defeating Tom Ford 4–1 in the final.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money of the event is shown below:[3]

Prize fund
Winner 25,000
Runner-up €12,000
Semi-finalist €6,000
Quarter-finalist €4,000
Last 16 €2,300
Last 32 €1,200
Last 64 €700
Total €125,000

Main drawEdit

[4]

Preliminary roundsEdit

Round 1Edit

Best of 7 frames

Round 2Edit

Best of 7 frames

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
  Mark Selby 4  
  Sanderson Lam 1       Mark Selby 4  
  Joel Walker 4       Joel Walker 1  
  Paul Davison 2         Mark Selby 1  
  Ken Doherty 4         Ken Doherty 4  
  Sam Harvey 2       Ken Doherty 4  
  Gary Wilson 4       Gary Wilson 0  
  Samuel Thistlewhite 1         Ken Doherty 1
  Jamie Jones w/o         Ryan Day 4
  Hamza Akbar w/d       Jamie Jones 1  
  Luca Brecel 4       Luca Brecel 4  
  Kishan Hirani 3         Luca Brecel 3  
  Michael Georgiou 4         Ryan Day 4  
  Josh Mulholland 2       Michael Georgiou 0      
  Ryan Day 4       Ryan Day 4      
  Allan Taylor 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
  Graeme Dott 4  
  Christopher Keogan 1       Graeme Dott 4  
  Andrew Higginson w/o       Andrew Higginson 1  
  Hossein Vafaei w/d         Graeme Dott 4  
  Mike Dunn 4         Mike Dunn 1  
  Anna Prisjaznuka 0       Mike Dunn 4  
  Matthew Stevens 4       Matthew Stevens 3  
  Steven Hallworth 1         Graeme Dott 4
  Rod Lawler 2         Mark Allen 1
  Andres Petrov 4       Andres Petrov 0  
  Peter Lines 4       Peter Lines 4  
  Jurian Heusdens 1         Peter Lines 2  
  Scott Donaldson 4         Mark Allen 4  
  Michael Leslie 3       Scott Donaldson 0      
  Mark Allen 4       Mark Allen 4      
  Gareth Allen 0  
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
  Barry Hawkins 4  
  Richard Beckham 1       Barry Hawkins 4  
  Robbie Williams 4       Robbie Williams 0  
  Ian Glover 2         Barry Hawkins 4  
  Craig Steadman 4         Anthony McGill 1  
  Phil O'Kane 0       Craig Steadman 1  
  Anthony McGill 4       Anthony McGill 4  
  Julian Mills 0         Barry Hawkins 4
  Mark King 4         Michael White 1
  Rodion Judin 0       Mark King 4  
  Sam Baird 2       Jason Weston 2  
  Jason Weston 4         Mark King 0  
  Mitchell Mann 2         Michael White 4  
  Lee Walker 4       Lee Walker 2      
  Michael White 4       Michael White 4      
  Thomas Rees 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
  Stephen Maguire 4  
  Zack Richardson 1       Stephen Maguire 4  
  Anthony Hamilton 0       Lukas Kleckers 0  
  Lukas Kleckers 4         Stephen Maguire 2  
  Jimmy Robertson 2         Alan McManus 4  
  Eden Sharav 4       Eden Sharav 0  
  Alan McManus 4       Alan McManus 4  
  David Grace 2         Alan McManus 4
  Kurt Maflin 1         Judd Trump 1
  Sean O'Sullivan 4       Sean O'Sullivan 4  
  Robin Hull 3       Tony Drago 3  
  Tony Drago 4         Sean O'Sullivan 2  
  Mark Joyce 3         Judd Trump 4  
  Chris Wakelin 4       Chris Wakelin 1      
  Judd Trump 4       Judd Trump 4      
  Sydney Wilson 2  

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
  Shaun Murphy 4  
  Andreas Ploner 2       Shaun Murphy 4  
  Aditya Mehta 4       Aditya Mehta 1  
  Duane Jones 3         Shaun Murphy 4  
  Jack Lisowski 4         Peter Ebdon 2  
  Rhys Clark 1       Jack Lisowski 1  
  Peter Ebdon 4       Peter Ebdon 4  
  Nigel Bond 3         Shaun Murphy 1
  Matthew Selt 4         Matthew Selt 4
  Joe O'Connor 1       Matthew Selt 4  
  Joe Swail 2       Alfie Burden 1  
  Alfie Burden 4         Matthew Selt 4  
  Liam Highfield 2         Robert Milkins 3  
  Tomasz Skalski 4       Tomasz Skalski 2      
  Robert Milkins 4       Robert Milkins 4      
  Fraser Patrick 1  
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
  Mark Davis 3  
  Hammad Miah 4       Hammad Miah 4  
  Stuart Carrington 1       Thor Chuan Leong 3  
  Thor Chuan Leong 4         Hammad Miah 2  
  Rory McLeod 4         Rory McLeod 4  
  Roman Dietzel 1       Rory McLeod 4  
  Fergal O'Brien 4       Fergal O'Brien 0  
  Callum Lloyd 1         Rory McLeod 2
  Michael Holt 4         Tom Ford 4
  Jimmy White 2       Michael Holt 4  
  Kyren Wilson 4       Kyren Wilson 3  
  Ross Muir 1         Michael Holt 3  
  Tom Ford 4         Tom Ford 4  
  Jamie Rhys Clarke 3       Tom Ford 4      
  Joe Perry 4       Joe Perry 3      
  Alex Borg 0  
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
  Ricky Walden 4  
  Zak Surety 3       Ricky Walden 4  
  Jamie Burnett w/d       Darryl Hill 1  
  Darryl Hill w/o         Ricky Walden 1  
  Ian Burns 3         Ben Woollaston 4  
  Jamie Cope 4       Jamie Cope 1  
  Ben Woollaston 4       Ben Woollaston 4  
  Vinnie Calabrese 0         Ben Woollaston 4
  Martin Gould w/d         Mark Williams 2
  Martin O'Donnell w/o       Martin O'Donnell 4  
  Michael Wasley 1       Jeff Cundy 2  
  Jeff Cundy 4         Martin O'Donnell 0  
  Gerard Greene 4         Mark Williams 4  
  James Cahill 2       Gerard Greene 2      
  Mark Williams 4       Mark Williams 4      
  Barry Pinches 1  
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
  John Higgins 2  
  Joe Roberts 4       Joe Roberts 0  
  Oliver Lines 4       Oliver Lines 4  
  Daniel Wells 2         Oliver Lines 4  
  Dominic Dale 4         Ali Carter 2  
  Chris Melling 0       Dominic Dale 1  
  Ali Carter 4       Ali Carter 4  
  Joe Steele 0         Oliver Lines 0
  Liang Wenbo 4         Liang Wenbo 4
  Damian Wilks 0       Liang Wenbo 4  
  David Morris 4       David Morris 1  
  Robin Otto 0         Liang Wenbo 4  
  David Gilbert 4         Stuart Bingham 1  
  Lewis John Calcutt 0       David Gilbert 3      
  Stuart Bingham 4       Stuart Bingham 4      
  Ashley Hugill 1  

FinalsEdit

Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
  Ryan Day 0  
  Graeme Dott 4       Graeme Dott 1  
  Barry Hawkins 4       Barry Hawkins 4  
  Alan McManus 2         Barry Hawkins 4
  Matthew Selt 3         Tom Ford 1
  Tom Ford 4       Tom Ford 4
  Ben Woollaston 4       Ben Woollaston 1    
  Liang Wenbo 2  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee:   Milosz Olborski.
Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, 2 August 2015.[5]
Tom Ford
  England
1–4 Barry Hawkins
  England
72–30 (67), 0–73 (65), 41–61, 39–79 (57), 1–78 (62)
67 Highest break 65
0 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 3

Century breaksEdit

[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kaspersky lab Sponsor Riga Open". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  3. ^ "European Tour 2015/2016 Entry pack for Riga Open 2015 – Latvia (ET1)" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 24 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Riga Open 2015 (ET1) draw and results" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Tom-Ford
  6. ^ "Riga Open (ET1): century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.