2016 English Open (snooker) snooker tournament

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English Open
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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 breakEngland Alfie Burden (147)
Final
ChampionChina Liang Wenbo
Runner-upEngland Judd Trump
Score9–6
2017

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]

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Mark Selby (1)4
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson0
 
England Mark Selby (1)3
 
 
 
England Liam Highfield4
 
England Sam Craigiew/d
 
 
 
England Liam Highfieldw/o
 
England Liam Highfield1
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
Wales Gareth Allen3
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin1
 
Wales Ryan Day1
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins (16)4
 
England Barry Hawkins (16)4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski3
 
England Barry Hawkins (16)4
 
 
 
England Mark Davis2
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei1
 
England Barry Hawkins (16)4
 
 
 
England David Grace1
 
Wales Dominic Dale2
 
 
 
England David Grace4
 
England David Grace4
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson3
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
 
England 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
 
 
England Jason Weston0
 
Wales Michael White1
 
 
 
Thailand Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn4
 
Thailand Boonyarit Keattikun3
 
 
 
Thailand Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn4
 
Thailand Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn3
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden (9)4
 
Malta Alex Borg0
 
 
 
China Li Hang4
 
China Li Hang3
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden (9)4
 
England Ricky Walden (9)4
 
 
 
Finland Robin Hull1
 
England Ricky Walden (9)4
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao1
 
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng2
 
 
 
England John Astley4
 
England John Astley0
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam2
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (8)3
 
England Sean O'Sullivan2
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson1
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (8)4
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (8)4
 
 
England 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
England Michael Wild2
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
England Mark King1
 
England Mark King4
 
 
 
Malaysia Rory Thor3
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
Scotland Fraser Patrick3
 
Scotland Fraser Patrick4
 
 
 
England Zak Surety1
 
Scotland Fraser Patrick4
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana2
 
Scotland Eden Sharav1
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana4
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford1
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu (12)4
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell3
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu (12)2
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
England Rory McLeod2
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
England Tom Ford4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail2
 
Brazil Itaro Santos1
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail4
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail4
 
 
 
England James Cahill1
 
England James Cahill4
 
 
Poland 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Oliver Lines1
 
 
 
Wales Ian Preece4
 
Wales Ian Preece4
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman1
 
England Mark Joyce3
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
Wales Ian Preece1
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams (13)4
 
England Ian Burns4
 
 
 
England Christopher Keogan2
 
England Ian Burns1
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams (13)4
 
Wales Mark Williams (13)4
 
 
 
Wales David John2
 
Wales Mark Williams (13)0
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (4)4
 
England Martin Gould4
 
 
 
England Sydney Wilson1
 
England Martin Gould4
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong2
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
England Jimmy White3
 
England Martin Gould1
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (4)4
 
Wales Matthew Stevens1
 
 
 
England Jamie Bodle4
 
England Jamie Bodle3
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (4)4
 
England Judd Trump (4)4
 
 
Republic of Ireland 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy (3)4
 
 
 
China Chen Zhe0
 
England Shaun Murphy (3)3
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott0
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien2
 
England Robbie Williams0
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir2
 
Scotland Ross Muir4
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong3
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston3
 
England Ali Carter (14)4
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel3
 
England Ali Carter (14)4
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani3
 
Thailand Sunny Akani4
 
 
 
Australia Kurt Dunham0
 
England Ali Carter (14)2
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
China Cao Yupeng1
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda3
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau2
 
 
China 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Yu Delu1
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler4
 
England Rod Lawler3
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
England Peter Ebdon1
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
England Stuart Carrington1
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
England Adam Duffy1
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt2
 
England Joe Perry (11)2
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt4
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones3
 
England Sam Baird3
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
England Elliot Slessor3
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones4
 
Wales Jak Jones4
 
 
 
England Brandon Sargeant0
 
Wales Jak Jones4
 
 
 
China Ding Junhui (6)2
 
Isle of Man Darryl Hill1
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
China Mei Xiwen0
 
 
 
China Ding Junhui (6)4
 
China Ding Junhui (6)4
 
 
England 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson (7)4
 
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar1
 
Australia Neil Robertson (7)4
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones1
 
England Mike Dunn0
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones4
 
Australia Neil Robertson (7)3
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou1
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham0
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
England Michael Holt1
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
China Xiao Guodong3
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (10)4
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson0
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (10)4
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong3
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
China Wang Yuchen0
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (10)3
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
England Jamie Cope2
 
Scotland Anthony McGill1
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
 
England 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
India Aditya Mehta3
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 
Wales Lee Walker2
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clark4
 
Wales Jamie Jones w/d
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clarkw/o
 
Scotland Rhys Clark4
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson (15)3
 
England Alfie Burden3
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
Wales Daniel Wells1
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson (15)4
 
England Kyren Wilson (15)4
 
 
 
England Wayne Townsend0
 
Scotland Rhys Clark1
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham (2)4
 
England Hammad Miah1
 
 
 
England David Gilbert4
 
England David Gilbert4
 
 
 
England Peter Lines0
 
England Peter Lines4
 
 
 
England Paul Davison1
 
England David Gilbert0
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham (2)4
 
Scotland Alan McManus4
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh1
 
Scotland Alan McManus2
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham (2)4
 
England Stuart Bingham (2)4
 
 
England Robert Milkins3
 

Finals

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

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: England 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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