2016 Players Tour Championship Final
The Ladbrokes 2016 Players Tour Championship Final was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 22–27 March 2016 at the EventCity in Manchester, England. It was the eighth ranking event of the 2015/2016 season. The tournament was broadcast in the UK on ITV4.
|Dates||22–27 March 2016|
|Total prize fund||£350,000|
|Highest break||Ding Junhui (143)|
Defending champion Joe Perry failed to qualify for this year finals having finished 51st on the Order of Merit. The tournament was won by Mark Allen who beat Ricky Walden 10–6 in the 19-frame final, winning the £100,000 first prize. It was Allen's third ranking event win and his first in Europe after two wins in China in 2012 and 2013.
The breakdown of prize money is shown below:
The players competed in 7 minor-ranking tournaments to earn points for the European Tour and Asian Tour Orders of Merit. The top 24 from the European Tour and the top 2 from the Asian Tour qualified for the finals, plus 6 more from a combination of both lists. Mark Selby withdrew for personal reasons and was replaced in the draw by Matthew Selt.
The seeding list of the Finals was based on the combined list from the earnings of both Orders of Merit.
|Rank||Player||European Tour||Asian Tour||Total|
|Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Colin Humphries.|
EventCity, Manchester, England, 27 March 2016.
|Mark Allen (4)
|10–6||Ricky Walden (18)|
|Afternoon: 74–0 (59), 0–89 (85), 8–86, 0–107 (85), 73–6 (51), 96–44 (80), 71–44, 73–33 (68), 78–35 (64)|
Evening: 83–11 (52), 1–68 (62), 0–92 (92), 51–59, 72–38, 87–28 (61), 100–0 (67)
- "Players Championship: centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.