2016 European Masters

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European Masters
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Tournament information
Dates 3–9 October 2016
Venue Globus Circus
City Bucharest
Country Romania
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund 350,000[1]
Winner's share €75,000
Highest break England Shaun Murphy (147)
Final
Champion England Judd Trump
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 9–8
2008
2017

The 2016 European Masters was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 3–9 October 2016 at the Globus Circus in Bucharest, Romania.[1] It was the sixth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[2]

Shaun Murphy made the 121st official maximum break in the second frame of his round two qualifying match against Allan Taylor. It was Murphy's fifth professional maximum break.[3]

11 of the world's current top 16 players qualified for the main stages in Bucharest. Stuart Bingham, Mark Williams, Joe Perry and Kyren Wilson lost in the qualifying rounds in Preston, while new Shanghai Masters champion Ding Junhui withdrew.[4] Former professional Zak Surety and Daniel Womersley were the only two amateur players to qualify.

Judd Trump won the event by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 in the final. This was Trump's sixth ranking title.[5][6]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money from this year is shown below:[7]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £5,000 for the televised stage and at £11,000 for the qualifiers.[8]

Main draw[edit]

[9][10][11][12]

 
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 17 frames
 
                  
 
 
 
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale2
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins0
 
England Barry Hawkins4
 
 
 
England Michael Wild3
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden 0
 
England Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
China Yu Delu1
 
England Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden3
 
China Yan Bingtao2
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
England Mark Selby2
 
 
 
England Judd Trump6
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
 
 
England Michael Holt0
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford3
 
Finland Robin Hull1
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
Scotland John Higgins0
 
 
 
England Judd Trump4
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu0
 
England Andrew Higginson0
 
 
 
England Judd Trump4
 
England Ben Woollaston3
 
 
 
England Judd Trump4
 
England Judd Trump9
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan8
 
England Shaun Murphy1
 
 
 
England Mark Davis4
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo3
 
England Zak Surety1
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
England Mark Davis1
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
 
England David Gilbert1
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen2
 
England Daniel Womersley0
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan6
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson0
 
Australia Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott2
 
Australia Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clark1
 
England David Grace1
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clark4
 
Australia Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill2
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
England Ali Carter3
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson3
 
Belgium Luca Brecel3
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Germany Marcel Eckardt.
Globus Circus, Bucharest, Romania, 9 October 2016.[9][10][11][12]
Judd Trump
 England
9–8 Ronnie O'Sullivan
 England
Afternoon: 51–58, 74–0, 35–62 (53), 45–69 (62), 120–0 (120), 20–100 (59), 82–0 (82), 0–100 (55)
Evening: 83–4, 105–21 (105), 67–1 (67), 34–93 (93), 7–72 (72), 42–75, 113–5 (109), 82–6, 74–5 (74)
120 Highest break 93
3 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 6

Gallery[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 26 and 28 September 2016 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 7 frames.[13][14][11][15]

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

  1. ^ a b Match was held over and played in Bucharest.

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[16]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "European Masters 2016". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Murphy Makes 147 In Preston". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2 October 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ "THE OCTOBER TRIPLE CROWN - EURO MASTERS PREVIEW". thecueview.com. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Judd Trump beats Ronnie O'Sullivan in European Masters final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Trump wins thrilling final". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Indicative prize money rankings schedule 2016/2017 season" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Rolling 147 Prizes". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  9. ^ a b "European Masters Draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  10. ^ a b "European Masters Format" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  11. ^ a b c "European Masters Results". Snooker.org. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  12. ^ a b "European Masters Matches". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  13. ^ "European Masters Qualifiers Draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  14. ^ "European Masters and International Championship Qualifiers Format" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  15. ^ "European Masters Qualifiers Matches". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  16. ^ "European Masters Qualifiers: Century Breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  17. ^ "European Masters Century Breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.