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The Wuxi Classic was a professional snooker tournament held from 2008 to 2014. It was a ranking event from 2012 through 2014. For the 2015/16 season, World Snooker reduced the number of ranking events held in China, which saw the tournament replaced by the snooker World Cup, also held in the city of Wuxi.[2] The last champion was Neil Robertson, who won the event in 2013 and retained his title in 2014.

Wuxi Classic
Tournament information
VenueWuxi City Sports Park Stadium
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£478,000[1]
Final champion(s)Australia Neil Robertson


The event was introduced in 2008 as the Jiangsu Classic and was the third Main Tour event held in China. The tournament was played on a round-robin basis, with semi-finals and a final. The event's name was changed to Wuxi Classic in 2010,[3][4] and the round-robin stage was abandoned.[5][6][7]

In 2012 the tournament became a ranking event,[8] and the Chinese organisers signed a five-year contract with prize money starting at £400,000 and increasing to £450,000 by 2014.[9] In 2013 the tournament became the first to use a new format, where every player started in the first round.[10] It was staged at the Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium, Wuxi, China.

There were three maximum breaks in the history of the tournament. The first was compiled by Mark Selby against Joe Perry in the group stage of the 2009 event.[3] In 2012 Stuart Bingham became the second player to compile a 147 break in a ranking final.[11] In the qualifying stage of the 2013 event Neil Robertson made the third maximum break against Mohamed Khairy.[12]


Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
Jiangsu Classic (non–ranking)[3]
2008   Ding Junhui   Mark Selby 6–5 2008/09
2009   Mark Allen   Ding Junhui 6–0 2009/10
Wuxi Classic (non–ranking)[3][13]
2010   Shaun Murphy   Ding Junhui 9–8 2010/11
2011   Mark Selby   Ali Carter 9–7 2011/12
Wuxi Classic (ranking)[13]
2012[14]   Ricky Walden   Stuart Bingham 10–4 2012/13
2013[15]   Neil Robertson   John Higgins 10–7 2013/14
2014[16]   Neil Robertson   Joe Perry 10–9 2014/15


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  3. ^ a b c d Turner, Chris. "China International, China Open, Shanghai Masters, Jiangsu/Wuxi Classic". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
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  5. ^ "2010 Wuxi Classic". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
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  8. ^ Everton, Clive (2012). Snooker Scene (January 2012): 3. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Wuxi Classic Becomes World Ranking Event". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  10. ^ "New Season Starts In Gloucester". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Wuxi Classic: Ricky Walden defeats Stuart Bingham in final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Robertson Fires 147". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
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