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Players Tour Championship 2015/2016 – Finals

The Ladbrokes Players Tour Championship 2015/2016 - Finals (also known as the 2016 Players Tour Championship Finals) 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.

Players Tour Championship 2015/2016
Finals
Logo-2017 Ladbrokes Players Championship.jpg
Tournament information
Dates22–27 March 2016
VenueEventCity
CityManchester
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£350,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakChina Ding Junhui (143)
Final
ChampionNorthern Ireland Mark Allen
Runner-upEngland Ricky Walden
Score10–6
ET6
2017

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.

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money is shown below:

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £10,000. The sponsor pledged to double the prize for a 147 break and so the prize would have been £20,000.[1]

Seeding listEdit

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.[2]

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
01   Mark Selby 26,625 0 26,625
02   Barry Hawkins 25,275 0 25,275
03   Marco Fu 23,175 1,300 24,475
04   Mark Allen 22,200 0 22,200
05   Rory McLeod 22,200 0 22,200
06   Ali Carter 20,550 0 20,550
07   Shaun Murphy 15,975 0 15,975
08   Ding Junhui 1,425 13,500 14,925
09   Mark King 13,200 1,300 14,500
10   Ryan Day 14,475 0 14,475
11   Tom Ford 13,050 800 13,850
12   Michael White 13,200 0 13,200
13   Tian Pengfei 11,700 1,300 13,000
14   Mark Williams 12,225 0 12,225
15   Ben Woollaston 9,750 1,750 11,500
16   Martin Gould 10,425 0 10,425
17   Andrew Higginson 10,275 0 10,275
18   Ricky Walden 3,525 6,500 10,025
19   Mike Dunn 9,975 0 9,975
20   Kyren Wilson 9,900 0 9,900
21   Liang Wenbo 8,550 1,300 9,850
22   Dominic Dale 8,025 1,300 9,325
23   Michael Holt 8,700 0 8,700
24   Judd Trump 8,250 0 8,250
25   Jimmy Robertson 4,500 3,500 8,000
26   Alan McManus 7,950 0 7,950
27   David Gilbert 7,350 0 7,350
28   Sam Baird 7,275 0 7,275
29   Luca Brecel 6,675 0 6,675
30   Graeme Dott 6,450 0 6,450
31   Robert Milkins 2,700 3,500 6,200
32   Mark Davis 6,150 0 6,150
33   Matthew Selt 6,000 0 6,000

Main drawEdit

Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
               
33   Matthew Selt 4
17   Andrew Higginson 1
33   Matthew Selt 2
15   Ben Woollaston 4
15   Ben Woollaston 4
25   Jimmy Robertson 3
15   Ben Woollaston 3
7   Shaun Murphy 4
14   Mark Williams 3
22   Dominic Dale 4
22   Dominic Dale 1
7   Shaun Murphy 4
7   Shaun Murphy 4
21   Liang Wenbo 1
7   Shaun Murphy 4
4   Mark Allen 6
4   Mark Allen 4
32   Mark Davis 3
4   Mark Allen 4
9   Mark King 2
9   Mark King 4
28   Sam Baird 2
4   Mark Allen 4
19   Mike Dunn 1
10   Ryan Day 4
20   Kyren Wilson 1
10   Ryan Day 2
19   Mike Dunn 4
5   Rory McLeod 1
19   Mike Dunn 4
4   Mark Allen 10
18   Ricky Walden 6
3   Marco Fu 4
26   Alan McManus 3
3   Marco Fu 2
18   Ricky Walden 4
11   Tom Ford 1
18   Ricky Walden 4
18   Ricky Walden 4
6   Ali Carter 1
16   Martin Gould 1
24   Judd Trump 4
24   Judd Trump 1
6   Ali Carter 4
6   Ali Carter 4
30   Graeme Dott 1
18   Ricky Walden 6
2   Barry Hawkins 3
8   Ding Junhui 4
27   David Gilbert 1
8   Ding Junhui 4
12   Michael White 0
12   Michael White 4
29   Luca Brecel 2
8   Ding Junhui 2
2   Barry Hawkins 4
13   Tian Pengfei 1
31   Robert Milkins 4
31   Robert Milkins 3
2   Barry Hawkins 4
2   Barry Hawkins 4
23   Michael Holt 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Colin Humphries.
EventCity, Manchester, England, 27 March 2016.
Mark Allen (4)
  Northern Ireland
10–6 Ricky Walden (18)
  England
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)
80 Highest break 92
0 Century breaks 0
8 50+ breaks 4

Century breaksEdit

[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/rolling-147-prizes-for-ladbrokes-world-grand-prix-and-ladbrokes-players-championship/
  2. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/selby-withdraws-from-two-ranking-events/
  3. ^ "Players Championship: centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.