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2014 Players Tour Championship Grand Final

The 2014 Players Tour Championship Grand Final (also known as the 2014 Wyldecrest Parks Players Championship Grand Final for sponsorship purposes[1]) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 25–29 March 2014 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. It was the tenth ranking event of the 2013/2014 season.[2]

2014 Players Tour Championship Grand Final
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Tournament information
Dates25–29 March 2014
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£300,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest break140
Final
ChampionEngland Barry Hawkins
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Gerard Greene
Score4–0
AT4
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It was originally planned, that the event would take place in Bangkok, Thailand,[3] but due to the political unrest in the country the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association decided to relocate the event.[4] This was the first professional tournament at the Guild Hall since the 2005 Grand Prix.[5]

Ding Junhui was the defending champion,[6] but he lost 3–4 against Ben Woollaston in the last 32.[7]

Barry Hawkins won his second ranking title by defeating Gerard Greene 4–0 in the final.[8] This was Greene's first ranking final.[9]

Prize fund and ranking pointsEdit

The breakdown of prize money and ranking points of the event is shown below:[10][11]

Prize fund Ranking points
Winner £100,000 3,000
Runner-up £38,000 2,400
Semi-finalist £20,000 1,920
Quarter-finalist £10,000 1,500
Last 16 £5,000 1,140
Last 32 £2,500 840
Highest break £2,000
Total £300,000

Seeding listEdit

The players competed in 12 minor-ranking tournaments to earn points for the European Tour and Asian Tour Order of Merits. The seeding list of the Finals was based on the combined list from the earnings of both Order of Merits.[12]

Rank Player European Tour[13][14] Asian Tour[15][16] Total[17]
01   Mark Allen 45,250 0 45,250
02   Mark Selby 37,516 5,200 42,716
03   Ronnie O'Sullivan 38,616 0 38,616
04   Mark Williams 30,683 0 30,683
05   Shaun Murphy 29,499 0 29,499
06   John Higgins 26,350 1,200 27,550
07   Ricky Walden 25,100 0 25,100
08   Stuart Bingham 12,783 10,200 22,983
09   Ding Junhui 18,333 2,600 20,933
10   Liang Wenbo 2,783 17,700 20,483
11   Judd Trump 20,249 0 20,249
12   Fergal O'Brien 17,199 0 17,199
13   Sam Baird 16,351 0 16,351
14   Joe Perry 5,682 10,000 15,682
15   Marco Fu 15,100 200 15,300
16   Stephen Maguire 14,766 0 14,766
17   Neil Robertson 14,083 0 14,083
18   Gerard Greene 12,783 600 13,383
19   Jamie Jones 13,100 200 13,300
20   Gary Wilson 10,032 3,200 13,232
21   Ben Woollaston 10,516 2,400 12,916
22   David Gilbert 12,883 0 12,883
23   Ju Reti 0 12,200 12,200
24   Ryan Day 10,950 600 11,550
25   Scott Donaldson 6,699 4,700 11,399
26   Michael Holt 6,215 5,000 11,215
27   Jimmy Robertson 10,516 200 10,716
28   Mark Davis 10,450 200 10,650
29   Anthony Hamilton 10,234 0 10,234
30   Barry Hawkins 9,683 0 9,683
31   Yu Delu 1,600 4,400 6,000
32   Lyu Haotian 0 5,600 5,600

Main drawEdit

[18][19][20]

Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
               
1   Mark Allen 4
19   Jamie Jones 2
1   Mark Allen 4
12   Fergal O'Brien 1
12   Fergal O'Brien 4
26   Michael Holt 3
1   Mark Allen 2
18   Gerard Greene 4
13   Sam Baird 3
29   Anthony Hamilton 4
29   Anthony Hamilton 3
18   Gerard Greene 4
7   Ricky Walden 1
18   Gerard Greene 4
18   Gerard Greene 4
15   Marco Fu 2
6   John Higgins 4
27   Jimmy Robertson 2
6   John Higgins 4
21   Ben Woollaston 2
9   Ding Junhui 3
21   Ben Woollaston 4
6   John Higgins 1
15   Marco Fu 4
15   Marco Fu 4
20   Gary Wilson 0
15   Marco Fu 4
4   Mark Williams 2
4   Mark Williams 4
32   Lyu Haotian 1
18   Gerard Greene 0
30   Barry Hawkins 4
3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
25   Scott Donaldson 0
3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
31   Yu Delu 4
10   Liang Wenbo 2
31   Yu Delu 4
31   Yu Delu 1
30   Barry Hawkins 4
16   Stephen Maguire 0
30   Barry Hawkins 4
30   Barry Hawkins 4
24   Ryan Day 3
8   Stuart Bingham 3
24   Ryan Day 4
30   Barry Hawkins 4
11   Judd Trump 1
5   Shaun Murphy 4
17   Neil Robertson 2
5   Shaun Murphy 0
11   Judd Trump 4
11   Judd Trump 4
23   Ju Reti 1
11   Judd Trump 4
14   Joe Perry 2
14   Joe Perry 4
28   Mark Davis 3
14   Joe Perry 4
22   David Gilbert 1
2   Mark Selby 0
22   David Gilbert 4

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Olivier Marteel.
Guild Hall, Preston, England, 29 March 2014.[20][21]
Gerard Greene (18)
  Northern Ireland
0–4 Barry Hawkins (30)
  England
0–119 (117), 0–75 (75), 35–61 (50), 15–62
34 Highest break 117
0 Century breaks 1
0 50+ breaks 3

Century breaksEdit

[22]

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "Hawkins breezes past Greene for Preston title". ESPN. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
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  19. ^ "Wyldecrest Parks Players Championship Provisional Format". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  20. ^ a b "Wyldecrest Parks Players Championship Grand Final (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  21. ^ "Players Championship: Final – Match 31 – Gerard Greene v Barry Hawkins". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  22. ^ "Players Championship: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.

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