Evergrande China Championship
Tournament information
Dates1–5 November 2016
VenueGuangzhou Gymnasium
CityGuangzhou
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£650,000[1]
Winner's share£200,000
Highest breakEngland Shaun Murphy (144)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland Stuart Bingham
Score10–7
2017

The 2016 Evergrande China Championship was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 1–5 November 2016 in Guangzhou, China.[1]

It was the first staging of the tournament, and the plans were for it to become a full ranking event for the following three years, with the biggest prize pool for any event ever held outside the UK previously.[2]

John Higgins became the inaugural winner by beating Stuart Bingham 10–7 in the final.[3][4]

Prize fund

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stands at £TBD.

Seeding list

The top 10 snooker players on the ranking list after the Shanghai Masters, along with the top 4 players on the one year prize money ranking list were invited to participate in the event.[2][5] The remaining two players (Marco Fu and Liang Wenbo) were selected by the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association.[6] Mark Williams became eligible to participate after the withdrawal of world number 10 Ronnie O'Sullivan from the competition, as he was next in line to qualify through his official world ranking.[7]

Source:[8]

Seed Player Total Rankings[9] 1 Year Rankings[10]
01 England Mark Selby 690,650 60,775
02 England Stuart Bingham 516,534 34,775
03 England Shaun Murphy 447,308 26,000
04 England Judd Trump 409,166 19,000
05 Scotland John Higgins 408,725 22,750
06 China Ding Junhui 376,925 91,500
07 Australia Neil Robertson 359,582 58,500
08 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 336,592 9,725
09 England Ricky Walden 312,208 9,400
0w/d England Ronnie O'Sullivan 302,333 8,000
010 Wales Mark Williams 243,008 22,250
011 England Ali Carter 226,200 105,150
012 Scotland Anthony McGill 197,375 73,525
013 England Joe Perry 295,133 41,050
014 England Michael Holt 149,683 38,150
Hong Kong Marco Fu Qualified via CBSA Wildcard
China Liang Wenbo Qualified via CBSA Wildcard
  Player qualified via general ranking list.
  Player qualified via one-year ranking list.

Main draw

[11][12][13][14]

Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
            
1 England Mark Selby 6
12 Scotland Anthony McGill 2
1 England Mark Selby 5
8 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
8 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
9 England Ricky Walden 4
8 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
5 Scotland John Higgins 9
5 Scotland John Higgins 6
10 Wales Mark Williams 4
5 Scotland John Higgins 6
11 England Ali Carter 2
4 England Judd Trump 4
11 England Ali Carter 6
5 Scotland John Higgins 10
2 England Stuart Bingham 7
3 England Shaun Murphy 6
13 England Joe Perry 4
3 England Shaun Murphy 6
Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
6 China Ding Junhui 3
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
3 England Shaun Murphy 8
2 England Stuart Bingham 9
7 Australia Neil Robertson 5
14 England Michael Holt 6
14 England Michael Holt 5
2 England Stuart Bingham 6
2 England Stuart Bingham 6
China Liang Wenbo 2

Final

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: China Zhou Ying.
Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China, 5 November 2016.[12][13][14]
John Higgins (5)
 Scotland
10–7 Stuart Bingham (2)
 England
Afternoon: 77–37, 74–17, 72–1, 1–127 (102), 18–112 (112), 49–75 (52), 69–0, 70–58 (Bingham 58, Higgins 65), 14–100 (50)
Evening: 28–55, 4–98 (98), 81–0 (56), 71–10 (65), 0–84 (84), 134–1 (134), 105–21 (100), 129–8 (101)
134 Highest break 112
3 Century breaks 2
6 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks

[15]

References

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  14. ^ a b "China Championship Matches". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  15. ^ "China Championship Centuries". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)