2017 China Open (snooker)


The 2017 China Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place between 27 March and 2 April 2017 at the Beijing University Students' Gymnasium in Beijing, China. It was the 18th and penultimate ranking event of the 2016–17 season. The tournament was broadcast in Europe on Eurosport and Eurosport Player.

China Open
Tournament information
Dates27 March – 2 April 2017
VenueBeijing University Students' Gymnasium
CityBeijing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£510,000
Winner's share£85,000
Highest break Judd Trump (147)
Final
Champion Mark Selby
Runner-up Mark Williams
Score10–8
2016
2018

Judd Trump was the defending champion, but he lost in the quarter-finals to Hossein Vafaei.

Mark Selby defeated Mark Williams 10–8 in the final to win his second China Open title and 11th career ranking title overall.[1][2]

Trump made the 130th official maximum break and the third of his career in the fifth frame of his 5–3 win over Tian Pengfei in the third round.[3]

Prize fund


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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £30,000.

Wildcard round


These matches were played in Beijing on 27 March 2017.

Match Score
WC1 Robbie Williams w/d–w/o Fan Zhengyi
WC2 Jimmy White 5–1 Li Yuan
WC3 Li Hang 5–1 Luo Honghao
WC4 Alex Borg 4–5 Niu Zhuang

Main draw


[4]

Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
Judd Trump 5
Ashley Hugill 1
Judd Trump 5
Eden Sharav 0
Eden Sharav 5
Ross Muir 0
Judd Trump 5
Tian Pengfei 3
Anthony McGill 3
Tian Pengfei 5
Tian Pengfei 5
Martin Gould 3
Martin Gould 5
Fan Zhengyi 1
Judd Trump 3
Hossein Vafaei 5
Mike Dunn 5
Andy Hicks 3
Mike Dunn 3
Rory McLeod 5
Rory McLeod 5
Liang Wenbo 2
Rory McLeod 3
Hossein Vafaei 5
Kurt Maflin 3
Ben Woollaston 5
Ben Woollaston 4
Hossein Vafaei 5
Hossein Vafaei 5
Joe Perry 2
Hossein Vafaei 1
Mark Williams 6
Shaun Murphy 5
Allan Taylor 2
Shaun Murphy 5
Gary Wilson 1
Graeme Dott 3
Gary Wilson 5
Shaun Murphy 5
Michael White 1
Ali Carter 5
Stuart Carrington 0
Ali Carter 3
Michael White 5
Michael White 5
Yu Delu 3
Shaun Murphy 1
Mark Williams 5
Jimmy White 3
Michael Holt 5
Michael Holt 2
Mark Williams 5
Zhang Anda 1
Mark Williams 5
Mark Williams 5
John Higgins 4
Rhys Clark 4
Mark Davis 5
Mark Davis 2
John Higgins 5
Ian Burns 1
John Higgins 5
Mark Williams 8
Mark Selby 10
Stuart Bingham 5
Scott Donaldson 3
Stuart Bingham 5
Noppon Saengkham 2
Robert Milkins 3
Noppon Saengkham 5
Stuart Bingham 2
Kyren Wilson 5
Kyren Wilson 5
Xiao Guodong 3
Kyren Wilson 5
Sanderson Lam 2
Mark King 4
Sanderson Lam 5
Kyren Wilson 5
Ding Junhui 1
Mark Joyce 5
Fraser Patrick 4
Mark Joyce 5
Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
Gareth Allen 0
Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Mark Joyce 3
Ding Junhui 5
Zhou Yuelong 5
Matthew Selt 1
Zhou Yuelong 0
Ding Junhui 5
Paul Davison 0
Ding Junhui 5
Kyren Wilson 4
Mark Selby 6
Daniel Wells 5
Jamie Cope 3
Daniel Wells 5
Matthew Stevens 2
Alan McManus 1
Matthew Stevens 5
Daniel Wells 1
Stephen Maguire 5
Aditya Mehta 4
Li Hang 5
Li Hang 3
Stephen Maguire 5
Stephen Maguire 5
Fergal O'Brien 3
Stephen Maguire 1
Mark Selby 5
Andrew Higginson 5
David Gilbert 3
Andrew Higginson 5
Ricky Walden 4
Niu Zhuang 1
Ricky Walden 5
Andrew Higginson 4
Mark Selby 5
Jimmy Robertson 0
Martin O'Donnell 5
Martin O'Donnell 1
Mark Selby 5
Alfie Burden 0
Mark Selby 5

Final


Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Jan Verhaas.
Beijing University Students' Gymnasium, Beijing, China, 2 April 2017.
Mark Williams
 Wales
8–10 Mark Selby
 England
Afternoon: 9–122 (54), 3–100 (100), 124–0 (124), 6–113 (109), 82–1 (82), 46–73 (50), 71–47, 23–80, 106–32 (106)
Evеning: 75–1 (68), 22–76 (55), 91–29 (65), 81–0 (81), 0–99 (95), 70–55, 0–70 (70), 4–129 (124), 16–86
124 Highest break 124
2 Century breaks 3
6 50+ breaks 8

Qualifying


These matches were played from 24–27 January 2017 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England, except for 4 matches which were held over and played in Beijing on 27 March 2017. All matches were best of 9 frames.[5]

Century breaks


Televised stage centuries

Total: 54[6]

Qualifying stage centuries

Notes


  1. Match held over and played in Beijing.

References


  1. "China Open: Mark Selby beats Mark Williams 10-8 ahead of World Championship". BBC Sport. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. "Selby King In Beijing". World Snooker. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  3. "Judd Trump makes maximum 147 break in China Open last-16 victory". BBC. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  4. "China Open / Matches". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. "China Open Qualifying Round Draw and Format". World Snooker. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  6. "China Open / Centuries". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 2017-05-07. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  7. "China Open Qualifiers / Centuries". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 23 May 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.