2014 General Cup

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General Cup
2014 General Cup logo.png
Tournament information
Dates 12–18 October 2014
Venue General Snooker Club
Country Hong Kong
Format Non-ranking event
Winner's share $120,000
Highest break England Shaun Murphy (144)
Final
Champion England Ali Carter
Runner-up England Shaun Murphy
Score 7–6
2013
2015

The 2014 General Cup was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 12 and 18 October 2014 at the General Snooker Club in Hong Kong.[1]

Barry Hawkins was to take part in the tournament, but he was replaced by Liang Wenbo due to a neck injury.[2]

The General Cup marked the return of Ali Carter, who was playing in his first event since his chemotherapy treatment, having been diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs in May. Carter intended to take part in the Bulgarian Open, but he was forced to withdraw.[3][4]

Mark Davis was the defending champion,[5] but he lost 2–6 against Ali Carter in the semi-final.[6]

Carter won his sixth professional title by defeating Shaun Murphy 7–6 in the final.[7][8]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2][9]

  • Winner: $120,000
  • Runner-up: $60,000
  • Semi-final: $40,000
  • Third in group: $25,000
  • Fourth in group: $20,000
  • Wildcard round: $20,000
  • Per century break: $2,000
  • Highest break: $20,000
  • Maximum break: $367,000[n 1]

Wildcard round[edit]

The wildcard match was played on 12 October, was the best of 11 frames and decided the fourth player in group B.[2][10][11]

Player 1 Score Player 2
China Liang Wenbo 6–4 China Lin Yongzhi

Round robin stage[edit]

The top two players from both groups qualified for the knock-out stage. All group matches were held between 13 and 16 October and were the best of 7 frames.[2][9][10]

Group A[edit]

[12]

Group B[edit]

[13]

Knock-out stage[edit]

[2][9][10]

Semi-finals (Best of 11 frames)
17 October
Final (Best of 13 frames)
18 October
           
England Mark Davis 2
England Ali Carter 6
England Ali Carter 7
England Shaun Murphy 6
England Shaun Murphy 6
England Joe Perry 5
Final: Best of 13 frames. Referee: Anthony Lau.
General Snooker Club, Hong Kong, 18 October 2014.
Ali Carter
 England
7–6 Shaun Murphy
 England
70–15, 81–61 (68, 61), 42–65, 28–62 (59), 115–0 (112), 0–90 (90), 6–66, 46–68, 75–14 (69), 99–0 (99), 29–59 (54), 101–25 (101), 77–26
112 Highest break 90
2 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 4

Century breaks[edit]

[9][10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The maximum break prize money contained $147,000 and a diamond encrusted cue worth approximately $220,000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calendar 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Yang Hui, Wang (10 October 2014). 香港名将杯:巴里霍金斯因颈伤退赛 梁文博受邀出战 (in Chinese). my147.com. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ali Carter makes winning return to snooker from cancer". BBC Sport. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Hendon, Dave (13 October 2014). "Carter makes winning return in Hong Kong". Inside Snooker. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Another Trophy For Davis". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 16 September 2013. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ali Carter reaches General Cup final on return from cancer". BBC Sport. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Hendon, Dave (18 October 2014). "Carter completes comeback triumph". Inside Snooker. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ali Carter wins General Cup on return from cancer". BBC Sport. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d "General Cup (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Captain Flies Again". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 17 October 2014. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "General Cup Wildcard Round (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "General Cup, Group A (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "General Cup, Group B (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 29 September 2014.