2016 Warld Snooker Championship

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2016 Warld Snooker Championship
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Tournament information
Dates16 April–2 May 2016
VenueCrucible Theatre
CitySheffield
KintraEngland
Organisation(s)Warld Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRankin event
Total prize fund£1,500,100
Winner's share£330,000
Highest break Kyren Wilson (ENG) (143)
Final
Champion Mark Selby (ENG)
Runner-up Ding Junhui (CHN)
Score18–14
2015
2017

The 2016 Warld Snooker Championship[lower-alpha 1] wis a professional snooker toornament, that took place frae 16 April to 2 May 2016 a the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The event wis the 40th year that the World Snooker Championship had been held at the venue. It was the tenth an last rankin event o the 2015/2016 season.

The defendin champion was Stuart Bingham, having defeated Shaun Murphy i the 2015 event feenal. Bingham lost 9–10 against Ali Carter i the first round falling to the Crucible curse, becomin the 17th first-time champion unable t defen his title a the venue. China's Ding Junhui and Scot Alan McManus set a new record in their semi-final for the most century braks achieved i a professional match, scoring ten. Ding also setting a new record for the most centuries bi one player i a single warld championship match with seven. Ding defeatit McManus to become the first Asian player ever to reach a Warld Championship feenal. In the other semi-final, Englishman Mark Selby and Hong Konganese Marco Fu set a new record for the longest frame of snooker ever played at the Crucible, at 76 minutes 11 seconds.

After beatin Robert Milkins 10–6, Sam Baird 13–11, Kyren Wilson 13–8, and Fu 17–15, Selby defeatit Ding 18–14 in the feenal to claim his second world title, havin won the 2014 event previously. A total of 86 century braks wae made a the event, the same number as the previous year, with Kyren Wilson making the toornament's highest break of 143. The total global audiences for the tournament exceetit 300 million, with 210 million viewers in China alone. The afternoon sessions of the feenal were watched by audiences of 45 million in China, the country's largest audience for a sporting event that year. During the toornament, six-time champion Steve Davis played the last professional match of his 38-year career against Fergal O'Brien in the qualifiers; he announced his retiremen later during the first round of the even.

Prize fund[eedit | eedit soorce]

The total prize money o the even was raised tae £1,500,100 from the previous year's £1,364,000.[1][2][3] The brakdoun o prize money faer this year is shawn belaw:[4][1][5]

  • Winner: £330,000
  • Runner-up: £137,500
  • Semi-final: £66,000
  • Quarter-final: £33,000
  • Last 16: £22,000
  • Last 32: £13,250
  • Last 48: £9,900
  • Last 80: £6,600
  • Televised highest break: £10,000[6]
  • Total: £1,500,100

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £20,000.[7]

Main draw[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shown belaw are the results faer each round. The numbers in parentheses beside some o the players are their seeding. Players in bold denotit winners.[5][8][9][10]

First round Second round Quarter-feenals Semi-feenals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
16 April            
  Stuart Bingham (ENG) (1)  9
21, 22 & 23 April
  Ali Carter (ENG)  10  
 Ingland Ali Carter  11
16 & 17 April
   Scotland Alan McManus  13  
  Stephen Maguire (SCO) (16)  7
26 & 27 April
  Alan McManus (SCO)  10  
 Scotland Alan McManus  13
17 & 18 April
   Scotland John Higgins (8)  11  
  Ricky Walden (ENG) (9)  10
23, 24 & 25 April
  Robbie Williams (ENG)  8  
 Ingland Ricky Walden (9)  8
18 & 19 April
   Scotland John Higgins (8)  13  
  John Higgins (SCO) (8)  10
28, 29 & 30 April
  Ryan Day (WAL)  3  
 Scotland Alan McManus  11
20 & 21 April
   Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Ding Junhui  17
  Judd Trump (ENG) (5)  10
24 & 25 April
  Liang Wenbo (CHN)  8  
 Ingland Judd Trump (5)  10
20 April
   Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Ding Junhui  13  
  Martin Gould (ENG) (12)  8
26 & 27 April
  Ding Junhui (CHN)  10  
 Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Ding Junhui  13
17 & 18 April
   Wales Mark Williams (13)  3  
  Mark Williams (WAL) (13)  10
22 & 23 April
  Graeme Dott (SCO)  4  
 Wales Mark Williams (13)  13
19 April
   Ingland Michael Holt  8  
  Neil Robertson (AUS) (4)  6
  Michael Holt (ENG)  10  
16 & 17 April            
  Shaun Murphy (ENG) (3)  8
21 & 22 April
  Anthony McGill (SCO)  10  
 Scotland Anthony McGill  9
16 April
   Hong Kong Marco Fu (14)  13  
  Marco Fu (HKG) (14)  10
26 & 27 April
  Peter Ebdon (ENG)  2  
 Hong Kong Marco Fu (14)  13
19 & 20 April
   Ingland Barry Hawkins (11)  11  
  Barry Hawkins (ENG) (11)  10
23, 24 & 25 April
  Zhang Anda (CHN)  5  
 Ingland Barry Hawkins (11)  13
17 & 18 April
   Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan (6)  12  
  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (6)  10
28, 29 & 30 April
  David Gilbert (ENG)  7  
 Hong Kong Marco Fu (14)  15
19 & 20 April
   Ingland Mark Selby (2)  17
  Mark Allen (NIR) (7)  10
24 & 25 April
  Mitchell Mann (ENG)  3  
 Northren Ireland Mark Allen (7)  9
20 & 21 April
   Ingland Kyren Wilson  13  
  Joe Perry (ENG) (10)  9
26 & 27 April
  Kyren Wilson (ENG)  10  
 Ingland Kyren Wilson  8
17 & 18 April
   Ingland Mark Selby (2)  13  
  Michael White (WAL) (15)  7
22 & 23 April
  Sam Baird (ENG)  10  
 Ingland Sam Baird  11
18 & 19 April
   Ingland Mark Selby (2)  13  
  Mark Selby (ENG) (2)  10
  Robert Milkins (ENG)  6  
Feenal (Best o 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 1 & 2 May. Referee: Paul Collier[11]
Ding Junhui
 Cheenae
14–18 Mark Selby (2)
 Ingland
8–125 (91), 68–70 (Ding 52), 43–101 (76), 0–124 (120), 0–100 (70), 38–77, 68–47, 107–14 First session (8 frames)
2–6
8–125 (91), 68–70 (Ding 52), 43–101 (76), 0–124 (120), 0–100 (70), 38–77, 68–47, 107–14
22–73, 92–30 (76), 103–1 (103), 93–49 (89), 1–71, 86–0 (86), 82–52 (55), 25–86, 27–67 Second session (9 frames)
7–10
22–73, 92–30 (76), 103–1 (103), 93–49 (89), 1–71, 86–0 (86), 82–52 (55), 25–86, 27–67
121–7 (89), 61–56, 11–126 (126), 103–0 (103), 43–75 (52), 9–118 (68), 69–1 (52), 11–75 (55) Third session (8 frames)
11–14
121–7 (89), 61–56, 11–126 (126), 103–0 (103), 43–75 (52), 9–118 (68), 69–1 (52), 11–75 (55)
0–103 (57), 60–67 (Ding 60), 87–0 (73), 108–0 (70), 103–0 (103), 11–59, 0–74 (74) Fourth session (7 out of 10 frames)
14–18
0–103 (57), 60–67 (Ding 60), 87–0 (73), 108–0 (70), 103–0 (103), 11–59, 0–74 (74)
103 Highest brak 126
3 Century braks 2
13 50+ braks 10
Ingland Mark Selby wins the 2016 Betfred World Snooker Championship

Qualifying[eedit | eedit soorce]

A total o 128 players competed i the qualifying. There wae three qualifying rounds, reducing the qualifiers to 16, who woul go on tae play i the feenal stages. Qualifying took place between 6 an 13 April 2016 a Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. All matches wae the best-of-19-frames. The draw for the feenal stages was made on 14 April.[5][12]

The players competing i the qualifying included remainin tour players ranked outside the top-16, players featured as top-ups from the Q School an invited players from the WPBSA.[13] The 16 invitit qualifiers wae made up o seven players who won or were runner-up in the followin events together with 9 players invitit based on the EBSA Order of Merit. Players invitit by the Order of Merit wae limited to one player per country.[14]

The 7 winners/runners-up were:[14]

The remainin 9 invitees were:

  • Northren Ireland Conor McCormack
  • Latvie Rodion Judin
  • Bulgarie Bratislav Krustev

Round 1[eedit | eedit soorce]

Players i bold denote match winners.[15]

Round 2[eedit | eedit soorce]

Players i bold denote match winners.[15]

Round 3[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winning players qualified for the main toornament. Players i bold denote match winners.[15]


Century breaks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Televised stage centuries[eedit | eedit soorce]

There wae 86 century braks made bi 24 players in the televised stage o the Warld Championship, equalling the record set the year before.[16][17] For every century brak made during the 17-day championship i Sheffield, the title sponsor, Betfred, donated £200 to the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. The donation was rounded up to £25,000 as the goal of 70 centuries was achieved.[18] Ding Junhui made 15 centuries, one short o the record of 16 set by Stephen Hendry in 2002.[19][20]

Qualifying stage centuries[eedit | eedit soorce]

There wae 132 century braks made bi 63 players i the qualifying stage o the Warld Championship.[21]

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