International Tournaments

CHINA CHAMPIONSHIP SNOOKER 2017

The second ranking event of the season took place in Guangzhou (August 16-22) as John Higgins aimed to defend his Evergrande China Championship title.

Last year's inaugural edition, which saw Higgins defeat Stuart Bingham in the final, was an invitational but this time ranking points were on the line, with the likes of Mark Selby, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump and Shaun Murphy among the star-studded field.


China Championship: Daily Schedule & Results

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16
Morning Session (1000 local, 0300 BST)
First Round (Best of nine frames)
Yan Bingtao 5-3 Stuart Bingham (Match 13)
Neil Robertson 4-5 Li Hang (Match 32)
Daniel Wells 5-2 Ma Bing (Match 4)
Tian Pengfei 5-2 Fan Zhengyi (Match 6)
Andrew Higginson 5-1 Hiu Hao (Match 2)
Anthony McGill 2-5 Mark Joyce (Match 11)
Peter Ebdon 3-5 Anthony Hamilton (Match 14)
Barry Hawkins 5-2 Oliver Lines (Match 16)

Afternoon Session (1430 local, 0730 BST)
First Round (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Mark Selby 5-1 Luo Honghao (Match 1)
Liang Wenbo 3-5 Ian Burns(Match 5)
Ken Doherty 4-5 Shaun Murphy (Match 15)
Rory McLeod 1-5 Stephen Maguire (Match 12)
Ben Woollaston 4-5 Mark Davis (Match 17)
Ali Carter 5-4 Aditya Mehta (Match 18)
Ian Preece 4-5 David Grace (Match 19)

Evening Session (1930 local, 1230 BST)
First Round (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Ding Junhui 5-1 Niu Zhuang (Match 3)
John Higgins 5-0 Lu Haotian (Match 7)
Fergal O'Brien 5-3 Mark King (Match 20)
Kurt Maflin 5-0 Michael Georgiou (Match 21)
Elliot Slessor 3-5 Alan McManus (Match 22)
Graeme Dott 5-3 Robert Milkins (Match 25)
David Gilbert 5-4 Stuart Carrington (Match 27)
Mike Dunn 5-1 Joe Perry (Match 28)

THURSDAY AUGUST 17
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
First Round (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-2 Sam Baird (Match 26)
Mark Selby 5-1 Noppon Saengkham (Match 8)
Allan Taylor 5-2 Ian Burns (Match 29)
Zhou Yuelong 5-4 Chen Zifan (Match 9)
Martin Gould 5-2 Andrew Higginson (Match 10)
Jimmy Robertson 2-5 Luca Brecel (Match 30)
Hossein Vafaei 3-5 Marco Fu (Match 31)
Mark Allen 4-5 Matthew Stevens (Match 34)

Evening Session (1930 local, 1230 BST)
First Round (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Alfie Burden 2-5 Ding Junhui (Match 23)
Judd Trump 5-2 Daniel Wells (Match 24)
Michael White 5-3 Xiao Guoding (Match 33)
Michael Holt 2-5 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (Match 35)
Cao Yupeng 3-5 Ryan Day (Match 36)
Tian Pengfei 2-5 Mark Williams (Match 37)
Matthew Selt 1-5 Tom Ford (Match 38)
Chris Wakelin 2-5 John Higgins (Match 39)


FRIDAY AUGUST 18
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
Second Round (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Mark Selby 4-5 Zhou Yuelong (Match 40)
Martin Gould 5-2 Mark Joyce (Match 41)
Stephen Maguire 5-1 Yan Bingtao (Match 42)
Anthony Hamilton 0-5 Shaun Murphy (Match 43)
Barry Hawkins 3-5 Mark Davis (Match 44)
Ali Carter 5-4 David Grace (Match 45)
Fergal O'Brien 5-2 Kurt Maflin (Match 46)
Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-3 David Gilbert (Match 49)

Evening Session (1930 local, 1230 BST)
Second Round (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Alan McManus 5-0 Ding Junhui (Match 47)
Judd Trump 3-5 Graeme Dott (Match 48)
Mike Dunn 5-4 Allan Taylor (Match 50)
Luca Brecel 5-2 Marco Fu (Match 51)
Li Hang 5-4 Michael White (Match 52)
Matthew Stevens 5-2 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (Match 53)
Ryan Day 0-5 Mark Williams (Match 54)
Tom Ford 5-2 John Higgins (Match 55)

SATURDAY AUGUST 19
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
Third Round (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Zhou Yuelong 5-2 Martin Gould (Match 56)
Stephen Maguire 0-5 Shaun Murphy (Match 57)
Mike Dunn 3-5 Luca Brecel (Match 61)
Mark Williams 5-3 Tom Ford (Match 63)

Evening Session (1930 local, 1230 BST)
Third Round (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Mark Davis 1-5 Ali Carter (Match 58)
Fergal O'Brien 5-4 Alan McManus (Match 59) 
Graeme Dott 0-5 Ronnie O'Sullivan (Match 60)
Li Hang 5-4 Matthew Stevens (Match 62)

SUNDAY AUGUST 20
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
Quarter-Finals (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Zhou Yuelong 2-5 Shaun Murphy (QF 1)
Ali Carter 5-2 Fergal O'Brien (QF 2)

Evening Session (1930 local, 1230 BST)
Quarter-Finals (Best of nine frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-5 Luca Brecel (QF 3)
Li Hang 5-3 Mark Williams (QF 4)

MONDAY AUGUST 21
Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)
Semi-Finals (Best of 11 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Shaun Murphy 6-5 Ali Carter (SF1)

Evening Session (1930 local, 1230 BST)
Semi-Finals (Best of 11 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Luca Brecel 6-5 Li Hang (SF2)

TUESDAY AUGUST 22
Final - Afternoon Session (1400 local, 0700 BST)

(Best of 19 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Shaun Murphy 4-5 Luca Brecel

Final - Evening Session (1930 local, 1230 BST)
(Best of 19 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1
Shaun Murphy 5-10 Luca Brecel


World champion Mark Selby is 3/1 favourite to win the China Championship with Sky Bet while Ronnie O'Sullivan is next in the running at 6/1. However, Sky Bet have enhanced the Rocket's price to 8/1.

Judd Trump is 15/2 as he looks to rediscover form having only managed to score 27 points in total during a 5-0 thumping to Sam Craigie in the World Open qualifiers last week while defending champion John Higgins is 8/1.

Ding Junhui will be fancied by many to triumph on home soil at 9/1 while the other big names include Barry Hawkins (10/1), Neil Robertson (14/1), Shaun Murphy (20/1) and Marco Fu (28/1).


China Championship Prize Fund

Winner: £150,000
Runner-up: £75,000
Semi-finals: £32,000
Quarter-finals: £18,000
Last 16: £12,000
Second round: £7,000
First round: £4,000

 

 

Luca Brecel beats Shaun Murphy 10-5 in final

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