2015 Players Tour Championship Grand Final

The 2015 Players Tour Championship Grand Final (also known as the 2015 Players Championship Grand Final[1]) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24–28 March 2015 at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. It was the ninth ranking event of the 2014/2015 season.[2]

2015 Players Tour Championship Grand Final
Tournament information
Dates24–28 March 2015
VenueMontien Riverside Hotel
CityBangkok
CountryThailand
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£350,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakAustralia Neil Robertson (138)
Final
ChampionEngland Joe Perry
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score4–3
ET6
Last →

Barry Hawkins was the defending champion,[3] but he lost 2–4 against Mark King in the last 32.[4]

Joe Perry won his first ranking event by defeating Mark Williams 4–3 in the final.[5][6]

Prize fundEdit

The total prize money of the event was raised to £350,000 from the previous year's £300,000.[7][8] The breakdown of prize money of the event is shown below:[9][10]

Prize fund
Winner £100,000
Runner-up £38,000
Semi-finalist £20,000
Quarter-finalist £12,500
Last 16 £7,000
Last 32 £4,000
Highest break £2,000
Total £350,000

Seeding listEdit

The players competed in 9 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.[11][12]

Rank Player European Tour[13][14] Asian Tour[15][16] Total[17]
01   Shaun Murphy 48,249 0 48,249
02   Mark Allen 31,833 0 31,833
03   Stephen Maguire 29,333 200 29,533
04   Mark Selby 28,499 0 28,499
05   Neil Robertson 27,249 0 27,249
06   Judd Trump 26,916 0 26,916
07   Joe Perry 9,166 12,000 21,166
08   Robert Milkins 17,750 2,500 20,250
09   Mark Williams 16,250 2,900 19,150
10   Matthew Selt 15,500 2,900 18 400
11   Stuart Bingham 6,334 10,600 16,934
12   Jimmy Robertson 10,083 3,500 13,583
13   Peter Ebdon 11,833 1,500 13,333
14   Mark Davis 12,416 600 13,016
15   Martin Gould 12,500 0 12,500
16   Barry Hawkins 12,000 0 12,000
17   Ding Junhui 0 11,500 11,500
18   Oliver Lines 4,500 6,000 10,500
19   Rod Lawler 10,499 0 10,499
20   Luca Brecel 9,832 0 9,832
21   Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 3,332 6,200 9,532
22   Ricky Walden 9,083 200 9,283
23   Alan McManus 9,084 0 9,084
24   Michael Holt 3,583 5,000 8,583
25   Michael White 8,583 0 8,583
26   Mark King 7,000 1,400 8,400
27   Marco Fu 7,416 600 8,016
28   Anthony McGill 8,000 0 8,000
29   Ryan Day 3,749 4,000 7,749
30   Chris Wakelin 7,416 0 7,416
31   John Higgins 6,583 200 6,783
32   Dominic Dale 6,583 0 6,583

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   Shaun Murphy 4
19   Rod Lawler 2
1   Shaun Murphy 2
15   Martin Gould 4
15   Martin Gould 4
25   Michael White 3
15   Martin Gould 2
6   Judd Trump 4
16   Barry Hawkins 2
26   Mark King 4
26   Mark King 2
6   Judd Trump 4
6   Judd Trump 4
20   Luca Brecel 0
6   Judd Trump 2
9   Mark Williams 4
8   Robert Milkins 0
30   Chris Wakelin 4
30   Chris Wakelin 2
10   Matthew Selt 4
10   Matthew Selt 4
18   Oliver Lines 1
10   Matthew Selt 3
9   Mark Williams 4
9   Mark Williams 4
21   Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1
9   Mark Williams 4
4   Mark Selby 3
4   Mark Selby 4
32   Dominic Dale 0
9   Mark Williams 3
7   Joe Perry 4
3   Stephen Maguire 4
31   John Higgins 3
3   Stephen Maguire 3
24   Michael Holt 4
12   Jimmy Robertson 2
24   Michael Holt 4
24   Michael Holt 1
7   Joe Perry 4
13   Peter Ebdon 1
28   Anthony McGill 4
28   Anthony McGill 3
7   Joe Perry 4
7   Joe Perry 4
17   Ding Junhui 1
7   Joe Perry 4
11   Stuart Bingham 1
5   Neil Robertson 4
27   Marco Fu 3
5   Neil Robertson 1
14   Mark Davis 4
14   Mark Davis 4
22   Ricky Walden 2
14   Mark Davis 1
11   Stuart Bingham 4
11   Stuart Bingham 4
23   Alan McManus 1
11   Stuart Bingham 4
2   Mark Allen 2
2   Mark Allen 4
29   Ryan Day 3

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Paul Collier.
Montien Riverside Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 28 March 2015.[20]
Mark Williams (9)
  Wales
3–4 Joe Perry (7)
  England
73–22 (64), 80–0 (57), 103–30 (103), 15–64, 0–68 (50), 21–59 (56), 7–78 (54)
103 Highest break 56
1 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 3

Century breaksEdit

[21]

ReferencesEdit

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