2016 English Open (snooker)


The 2016 Coral English Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 10 and 16 October 2016 at the EventCity in Manchester, England.[1] It was the seventh ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[2]

English Open
Tournament information
Dates10–16 October 2016
VenueEventCity
CityManchester
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000[1]
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break Alfie Burden (147)
Final
Champion Liang Wenbo
Runner-up Judd Trump
Score9–6
2017

This was the inaugural English Open event, being held as part of a new Home Nations Series introduced in the 2016/2017 season with the existing Welsh Open and new Northern Ireland Open and Scottish Open tournaments.[3][4] The winner of the English Open is awarded the Davis Trophy which is named in honour of six-time World Champion Steve Davis.[5]

Alfie Burden made the 122nd official maximum break in the sixth frame of his first round match against Daniel Wells. It was Burden's first professional maximum break.[6]

Liang Wenbo captured his first ranking title by beating Judd Trump 9–6 in the final.[7] As a result, he qualified for the Champion of Champions in November.[8]

Prize fund


The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £10,000.

Main draw


[10][11][12][13]

Top half

Section 1
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Mark Selby (1)4
 
 
 
Gary Wilson0
 
Mark Selby (1)3
 
 
 
Liam Highfield4
 
Sam Craigiew/d
 
 
 
Liam Highfieldw/o
 
Liam Highfield1
 
 
 
Ryan Day4
 
Gareth Allen3
 
 
 
Stephen Maguire4
 
Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
Ryan Day4
 
Ryan Day4
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin1
 
Ryan Day1
 
 
 
Barry Hawkins (16)4
 
Barry Hawkins (16)4
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski3
 
Barry Hawkins (16)4
 
 
 
Mark Davis2
 
Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Tian Pengfei1
 
Barry Hawkins (16)4
 
 
 
David Grace1
 
Dominic Dale2
 
 
 
David Grace4
 
David Grace4
 
 
 
Andrew Higginson3
 
Andrew Higginson4
 
 
Nigel Bond1
 
Section 2
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Michael White4
 
 
 
Jason Weston0
 
Michael White1
 
 
 
Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn4
 
Boonyarit Keattikun3
 
 
 
Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn4
 
Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn3
 
 
 
Ricky Walden (9)4
 
Alex Borg0
 
 
 
Li Hang4
 
Li Hang3
 
 
 
Ricky Walden (9)4
 
Ricky Walden (9)4
 
 
 
Robin Hull1
 
Ricky Walden (9)4
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao1
 
Dechawat Poomjaeng2
 
 
 
John Astley4
 
John Astley0
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao4
 
Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
Sanderson Lam2
 
Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
Mark Allen (8)3
 
Sean O'Sullivan2
 
 
 
Scott Donaldson4
 
Scott Donaldson1
 
 
 
Mark Allen (8)4
 
Mark Allen (8)4
 
 
Jamie Curtis-Barrett1
 
Section 3
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
Michael Wild2
 
John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
Mark King1
 
Mark King4
 
 
 
Rory Thor3
 
John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
Fraser Patrick3
 
Fraser Patrick4
 
 
 
Zak Surety1
 
Fraser Patrick4
 
 
 
James Wattana2
 
Eden Sharav1
 
 
 
James Wattana4
 
John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
Tom Ford1
 
Marco Fu (12)4
 
 
 
Martin O'Donnell3
 
Marco Fu (12)2
 
 
 
Tom Ford4
 
Rory McLeod2
 
 
 
Tom Ford4
 
Tom Ford4
 
 
 
Joe Swail2
 
Itaro Santos1
 
 
 
Joe Swail4
 
Joe Swail4
 
 
 
James Cahill1
 
James Cahill4
 
 
Adam Stefanow3
 
Section 4
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Oliver Lines1
 
 
 
Ian Preece4
 
Ian Preece4
 
 
 
Craig Steadman1
 
Mark Joyce3
 
 
 
Craig Steadman4
 
Ian Preece1
 
 
 
Mark Williams (13)4
 
Ian Burns4
 
 
 
Christopher Keogan2
 
Ian Burns1
 
 
 
Mark Williams (13)4
 
Mark Williams (13)4
 
 
 
David John2
 
Mark Williams (13)0
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)4
 
Martin Gould4
 
 
 
Sydney Wilson1
 
Martin Gould4
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong2
 
Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Jimmy White3
 
Martin Gould1
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)4
 
Matthew Stevens1
 
 
 
Jamie Bodle4
 
Jamie Bodle3
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)4
 
Judd Trump (4)4
 
 
Ken Doherty1
 

Bottom half

Section 5
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (3)4
 
 
 
Chen Zhe0
 
Shaun Murphy (3)3
 
 
 
Liang Wenbo4
 
Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
Graeme Dott0
 
Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
Fergal O'Brien2
 
Robbie Williams0
 
 
 
Fergal O'Brien4
 
Fergal O'Brien4
 
 
 
Ross Muir2
 
Ross Muir4
 
 
 
Zhang Yong3
 
Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
Ben Woollaston3
 
Ali Carter (14)4
 
 
 
Luca Brecel3
 
Ali Carter (14)4
 
 
 
Sunny Akani3
 
Sunny Akani4
 
 
 
Kurt Dunham0
 
Ali Carter (14)2
 
 
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Cao Yupeng1
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Zhang Anda3
 
Josh Boileau2
 
 
Zhang Anda4
 
Section 6
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Yu Delu1
 
 
 
Rod Lawler4
 
Rod Lawler3
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
Peter Ebdon1
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
Stuart Carrington1
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton4
 
Adam Duffy1
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton4
 
Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
Matthew Selt2
 
Joe Perry (11)2
 
 
 
Matthew Selt4
 
Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
Jak Jones3
 
Sam Baird3
 
 
 
Elliot Slessor4
 
Elliot Slessor3
 
 
 
Jak Jones4
 
Jak Jones4
 
 
 
Brandon Sargeant0
 
Jak Jones4
 
 
 
Ding Junhui (6)2
 
Darryl Hill1
 
 
 
Mei Xiwen4
 
Mei Xiwen0
 
 
 
Ding Junhui (6)4
 
Ding Junhui (6)4
 
 
Mitchell Mann0
 
Section 7
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (7)4
 
 
 
Hamza Akbar1
 
Neil Robertson (7)4
 
 
 
Duane Jones1
 
Mike Dunn0
 
 
 
Duane Jones4
 
Neil Robertson (7)3
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
Michael Georgiou1
 
Noppon Saengkham0
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
Michael Holt1
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
Xiao Guodong3
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin4
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (10)4
 
 
 
Jimmy Robertson0
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (10)4
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong3
 
Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
Wang Yuchen0
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (10)3
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin4
 
Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
Jamie Cope2
 
Anthony McGill1
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin4
 
Chris Wakelin4
 
 
Allan Taylor3
 
Section 8
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Aditya Mehta3
 
 
 
Lee Walker4
 
Lee Walker2
 
 
 
Rhys Clark4
 
Jamie Jones w/d
 
 
 
Rhys Clarkw/o
 
Rhys Clark4
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (15)3
 
Alfie Burden3
 
 
 
Daniel Wells4
 
Daniel Wells1
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (15)4
 
Kyren Wilson (15)4
 
 
 
Wayne Townsend0
 
Rhys Clark1
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham (2)4
 
Hammad Miah1
 
 
 
David Gilbert4
 
David Gilbert4
 
 
 
Peter Lines0
 
Peter Lines4
 
 
 
Paul Davison1
 
David Gilbert0
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham (2)4
 
Alan McManus4
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh1
 
Alan McManus2
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham (2)4
 
Stuart Bingham (2)4
 
 
Robert Milkins3
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Barry Hawkins (16)5
 
 
 
Ricky Walden (9)2
 
Barry Hawkins (16)2
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)6
 
John Higgins (5)1
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)5
 
Judd Trump (4)6
 
 
 
Liang Wenbo9
 
Liang Wenbo5
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton2
 
Liang Wenbo6
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham (2)5
 
Chris Wakelin0
 
 
Stuart Bingham (2)5
 

Final


Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Greg Coniglio.[14]
EventCity, Manchester, England, 16 October 2016.[11][12][13]
Judd Trump (4)
 England
6–9 Liang Wenbo
 China
Afternoon: 9–126 (95), 0–95 (95), 63–2, 76–45 (54), 0–88 (76), 0–96 (92), 62–69 (Trump 51), 67–13 (52)
Evening: 132–0 (132), 0–84 (84), 0–115 (98), 69–31 (51), 69–0 (50), 41–69 (62), 51–75
132 Highest break 98
1 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks


[15]

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