Northern Ireland Open

The 2016 Northern Ireland Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 14 and 20 November 2016 at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was the ninth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.

This was the inaugural Northern Ireland Open event, being held as part of a new "Home Series" introduced in the 2016/2017 season with the existing Welsh Open and new English Open and Scottish Open tournaments. The winner of the Northern Ireland Open is awarded the Alex Higgins Trophy which is named in honour of Northern Irish two-time World Champion Alex Higgins.

John Higgins made the 123rd official maximum break in the fifth frame of his last 64 match against Sam Craigie. It was Higgins's eight professional maximum break.

Mark King won the first ranking title of his career by defeating Barry Hawkins 9–8 in the final.

Northern Ireland Open Tournament information.

Dates    14–20 November 2016
Venue    Titanic Exhibition Centre
City    Belfast
Country    Northern Ireland
Organisation(s)    WPBSA
Format    Ranking event
Total prize fund    £366,000[1]
Winner's share    £70,000
Highest break    Scotland John Higgins (147)


Champion    England Mark King
Runner-up    England Barry Hawkins
Score    9–8