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[a] wis a professional snooker toornament, that teuk place frae 16 Apryle tae 2 May 2016 a the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The event wis the 40th year that the Warld Snooker Championship haed been held at the venue. It wis the tenth an last rankin event o the 2015/2016 saison.

The defendin champion wis Stuart Bingham, haein defeatit Shaun Murphy i the 2015 event feenal. Bingham lost 9–10 against Ali Carter i the first roond fawin tae the Crucible curse, becomin the 17t first-time champion unable t defen his title a the venue. Cheenae's Ding Junhui and Scot Alan McManus set a new record in thair semi-final for the maist century braks achieved i a professional match, scoring ten. Ding an aw setting a new record for the maist centuries bi ane player i a single warld championship match wi seiven. Ding defeatit McManus tae acome the first Asian player ever tae reach a Warld Championship feenal. In the ither semi-final, Englishman Mark Selby and Hong Konganese Marco Fu set a new record for the langest frame o snooker ever played at the Crucible, at 76 minutes 11 seconds.

Efter beatin Robert Milkins 10–6, Sam Baird 13–11, Kyren Wilson 13–8, an Fu 17–15, Selby defeatit Ding 18–14 in the feenal tae claim his seicont Warld title, havin won the 2014 event previously. A tot o 86 century braks wae made a the event, the same nummer as the previous year, wi Kyren Wilson makin the toornament's heichest break o 143. The tot global audiences for the tournament exceetit 300 million, wi 210 million viewers in Cheenae alone. The afternoon sessions o the feenal war watched bi audiences o 45 million in Cheenae, the kintra's lairgest audience for a sporting event that year. During the toornament, sax-time champion Steve Davis played the last professional match o his 38-year career against Fergal O'Brien in the qualifiers; he annoonced his retiremen later during the first roond o the even.

Prize fund[eedit | eedit soorce]

The tot prize money o the even wis raised tae £1,500,100 frae the previous year's £1,364,000.[1][2][3] The brakdoun o prize money faer this year is shawn belaw:[1][4][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 heichest break: £10,000[6]
  • Tot: £1,500,100

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

Main draw[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shawn belaw are the results faer each roond. The nummers in parentheses beside some o the players are thair 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 Warld Snooker Championship

Qualifying[eedit | eedit soorce]

A tot o 128 players competit i the qualifying. Thare wae three qualifying roonds, reducing the qualifiers tae 16, who woul gang on tae play i the feenal stages. Qualifying teuk place atween 6 an 13 Apryle 2016 a Ponds Forge Internaitional Sports Centre. Aw matches wae the best-o-19-frames. The draw for the feenal stages wis made on 14 Apryle.[5][12]

The players competin i the qualifying included remainin tour players ranked ootside the tap-16, players featurt as tap-ups frae the Q School an invited players frae the WPBSA.[13] The 16 invitit qualifiers wae made up o seiven players who won or war runner-up in the followin events thegither wi 9 players invitit based on the EBSA Order o Meerit. Players invitit bi the Order o Meerit wae leemitit tae ane player per kintra.[14]

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

The remainin 9 invitees war:

  • 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]

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

Century breaks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Televised stage centuries[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Qualifying stage centuries[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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