2008 Jiangsu Classic snooker tournament

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Guolian Securities Jiangsu Classic
Tournament information
Dates4–8 June 2008
VenueNanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
Wuxi Sports Center
CityNanjing
Wuxi
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£64,000
Winner's share£20,000
Highest break110
Final
ChampionChina Ding Junhui
Runner-upEngland Mark Selby
Score6–5
← First
2009

The 2008 Guolian Securities Jiangsu Classic was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 4 and 8 June 2008 in two cities in the Jiangsu Province, China.

The round-robin stage consisted of two groups of six players, eight top 16 players and four Chinese wild cards. The final was staged at the Wuxi Sports Center in Wuxi, while the rest of the tournament had been held at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanjing.[1]

Ding Junhui, the only player to have won all his matches, delighted his home crowd by taking the title with a tense final frame decider defeat of Mark Selby.

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

  • Winner: £20,000
  • Runner-Up: £9,000
  • Semi-final: £4,000
  • 3rd place in group: £2,000
  • 4th place in group: £1,000
  • Appearance Fees for 8 professionals: £2,500
  • Highest break: £1,000
  • Total: £64,000

Round-robin stage

[2][3]

Group A

Group B

Knock-out stages

[2][3]

Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 11 frames
      
England Joe Perry 1
England Mark Selby* 4
England Mark Selby 5
China Ding Junhui 6
China Ding Junhui** 4
Wales Ryan Day 0

* 32–71, (51) 75–43, 1–75 (52), 1–81 (74), 22–97 (81)
** (52) 75–21, (81) 85–0, (75) 120–1, (108) 120–0

Final

Final: Best of 11 frames.
Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium, Wuxi, China, 8 June 2008.[2][3]
Mark Selby
 England
5–6 Ding Junhui
 China
63–50, 52–60, 67–41, 36–76 (50), 24–68 (59), 38–77
49–70 (70), 85–44 (64), 93–14 (85), 75–0 (74), 52–77 (52, 61)
85 Highest break 70
0 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 4

Century breaks

[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "China International, China Open, Shanghai Masters, Jiangsu/Wuxi Classic". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e "2008 Guolian Securities Jiangsu Snooker Classic". Archived from the original on 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2006-08-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c d "Top Snooker: 2008 Jiangsu Classic Information & Draw". Archived from the original on 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2009-05-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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