2016 International Championship (snooker)

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International Championship
Tournament information
Dates23–30 October 2016
VenueBaihu Media Broadcasting Centre
CityDaqing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£657,000[1]
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (145)
China Xu Si (145)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upChina Ding Junhui
Score10–1
2015
2017

The 2016 International Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 23 and 30 October 2016 at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre in Daqing, China.[1] It was the eighth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[2]

John Higgins was the defending champion but he lost 2–6 to Ding Junhui in the quarter-finals.[3]

Mark Selby won his 9th ranking title by beating Ding Junhui 10–1 in the final.[4] This match was a repeat of the 2016 World Championship final, in which Selby beat Ding by the 18–14 scoreline, and also the second consecutive ranking event final in China to feature both players, previous one, at the Shanghai Masters, being won 10–6 by Ding.[5]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £5,000.

Wildcard round[edit]

These matches were played in Daqing on 23 October 2016.[7][8][9][10]


Match Score
WC1 England Ian Burns 3–6 China Yuan Sijun
WC2 China Wang Yuchen 5–6 China Xu Si
WC3 Scotland Ross Muir 3–6 China Zhang Jiankang
WC4 China Tian Pengfei 3–6 China Chen Zifan

Main draw[edit]

[7][8][9][10]

Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
Scotland John Higgins 6
Scotland Eden Sharav 3
Scotland John Higgins 6
Wales Jak Jones 2
Wales Jak Jones 6
England Jimmy Robertson 4
Scotland John Higgins 6
China Zhou Yuelong 2
England Martin Gould 3
England Mark Joyce 6
England Mark Joyce 4
China Zhou Yuelong 6
Scotland Anthony McGill 3
China Zhou Yuelong 6
Scotland John Higgins 2
China Ding Junhui 6
Wales Matthew Stevens 6
England Chris Wakelin 1
Wales Matthew Stevens 2
China Ding Junhui 6
England David Grace 1
China Ding Junhui 6
China Ding Junhui 6
England Ricky Walden 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 1
Scotland Graeme Dott 6
Scotland Graeme Dott 4
England Ricky Walden 6
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
England Ricky Walden 6
China Ding Junhui 9
England Judd Trump 4
England Judd Trump 6
China Yuan Sijun 3
England Judd Trump 6
England Tom Ford 1
China Zhao Xintong 3
England Tom Ford 6
England Judd Trump 6
Thailand James Wattana 3
Wales Mark Williams 5
China Xu Si 6
China Xu Si 4
Thailand James Wattana 6
England David Gilbert 3
Thailand James Wattana 6
England Judd Trump 6
England Shaun Murphy 5
England Sam Baird 6
Wales Michael White 2
England Sam Baird 6
Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
Thailand Sunny Akani 4
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
England Sam Baird 1
England Shaun Murphy 6
England Mike Dunn 2
China Yan Bingtao 6
China Yan Bingtao 5
England Shaun Murphy 6
Finland Robin Hull 4
England Shaun Murphy 6
China Ding Junhui 1
England Mark Selby 10
England Stuart Bingham 6
China Zhang Jiankang 1
England Stuart Bingham 6
Wales Dominic Dale 2
Belgium Luca Brecel 4
Wales Dominic Dale 6
England Stuart Bingham 6
England Ali Carter 1
England Ali Carter 6
England Robbie Williams 3
England Ali Carter 6
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
England Rod Lawler 2
England Stuart Bingham 6
England Michael Holt 5
Norway Kurt Maflin 6
England Matthew Selt 2
Norway Kurt Maflin 4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
China Xiao Guodong 4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
England Michael Holt 6
Wales Jamie Jones 2
England Michael Holt 6
England Michael Holt 6
Wales Daniel Wells 5
England Stuart Carrington 2
Wales Daniel Wells 6
England Stuart Bingham 3
England Mark Selby 9
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Oliver Lines 0
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Anthony Hamilton 4
England Anthony Hamilton 6
England Gary Wilson 2
Australia Neil Robertson 2
England Joe Perry 6
England Joe Perry 6
England Andrew Higginson 5
England Joe Perry 6
India Aditya Mehta 3
Wales Ryan Day 2
India Aditya Mehta 6
England Joe Perry 3
England Mark Selby 6
China Chen Zifan 5
China Liang Wenbo 6
China Liang Wenbo 6
China Li Hang 1
China Li Hang 6
Wales Lee Walker 1
China Liang Wenbo 5
England Mark Selby 6
England Mark King 4
England John Astley 6
England John Astley 2
England Mark Selby 6
England Alfie Burden 2
England Mark Selby 6

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: China Peggy Li.
Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China, 30 October 2016.[7][9][10]
Ding Junhui
 China
1–10 Mark Selby
 England
Afternoon: 5–94 (87), 0–83 (83), 54–62, 70–58, 16–79 (67), 5–68, 29–71 (66), 7–82, 1–69 (50)
Evening: 54–62 (62), 0–78 (78)
47 Highest break 87
0 Century breaks 0
0 50+ breaks 7

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 29 September and 1 October 2016 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. Matches involved John Higgins, Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo and Mark Selby, were played on 23 October 2016 in China. All matches were best of 11 frames.[11][12][9]

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "International Championship 2016". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "John Higgins beats Dave Gilbert to win International Championship". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Selby Crushes Ding in Daqing". World Snooker. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Mark Selby beats Ding Junhui to win International Championship in Daqing". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Indicative prize money rankings schedule 2016/2017 season" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "International Championship Final Stages Format" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "International Championship Final Stages Draw" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d "International Championship Results". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "International Championship Matches". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  11. ^ "International Championship Qualifiers Draw" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  12. ^ "European Masters and International Championship Qualifiers Format" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  13. ^ "International Championship Final Stages Century Breaks". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.