2017 China Championship (snooker) snooker tournament

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China Championship
Tournament information
Dates16–22 August 2017
VenueGuangzhou Sport University
CityGuangzhou
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£700,000[1]
Winner's share£150,000
Highest breakThailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (144)
Final
ChampionBelgium Luca Brecel
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score10–5
2016
2018

The 2017 Evergrande China Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16–22 August 2017 in China.[1] It was the second ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.[2]

This was the first time the event was a ranking tournament. John Higgins was the defending champion, but was knocked out in the second round by Tom Ford.[3][4]

Luca Brecel won his first ranking tournament, beating Shaun Murphy 10–5 in the final. He became the first player from mainland Europe to win a ranking event.[5][6]

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £15,000

Main draw

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
                  
England Mark Selby 5
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 1
England Mark Selby 4
China Zhou Yuelong 5
China Zhou Yuelong 5
China Chen Zifan 4
China Zhou Yuelong 5
England Martin Gould 2
England Martin Gould 5
England Andrew Higginson 2
England Martin Gould 5
England Mark Joyce 2
Scotland Anthony McGill 2
England Mark Joyce 5
China Zhou Yuelong 2
England Shaun Murphy 5
England Rory McLeod 1
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
China Yan Bingtao 1
China Yan Bingtao 5
England Stuart Bingham 3
Scotland Stephen Maguire 0
England Shaun Murphy 5
England Peter Ebdon 3
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Anthony Hamilton[nb 1] 0
England Shaun Murphy 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
England Shaun Murphy 5
England Shaun Murphy 6
England Ali Carter 4
England Barry Hawkins 5
England Oliver Lines 2
England Barry Hawkins 3
England Mark Davis 5
England Ben Woollaston 4
England Mark Davis 5
England Mark Davis 1
England Ali Carter 5
England Ali Carter 5
India Aditya Mehta 4
England Ali Carter 5
England David Grace 4
Wales Ian Preece 4
England David Grace 5
England Ali Carter 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Mark King 3
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Norway Kurt Maflin 2
Norway Kurt Maflin 5
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 0
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Scotland Alan McManus 4
England Elliot Slessor 3
Scotland Alan McManus 5
Scotland Alan McManus 5
China Ding Junhui 0
England Alfie Burden 2
China Ding Junhui 5
England Shaun Murphy 5
Belgium Luca Brecel 10
England Judd Trump 5
Wales Daniel Wells 2
England Judd Trump 3
Scotland Graeme Dott 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England Robert Milkins 3
Scotland Graeme Dott 0
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Sam Baird 2
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England David Gilbert 3
England David Gilbert 5
England Stuart Carrington 4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
Belgium Luca Brecel 5
England Mike Dunn 5
England Joe Perry 1
England Mike Dunn 5
England Allan Taylor 4
England Allan Taylor 5
England Ian Burns 4
England Mike Dunn 3
Belgium Luca Brecel 5
England Jimmy Robertson 2
Belgium Luca Brecel 5
Belgium Luca Brecel 5
Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
Iran Hossein Vafaei 3
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
Belgium Luca Brecel 6
China Li Hang 5
Australia Neil Robertson 4
China Li Hang 5
China Li Hang 5
Wales Michael White 4
Wales Michael White 5
China Xiao Guodong 3
China Li Hang 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
Wales Matthew Stevens 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 5
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2
England Michael Holt 2
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5
China Li Hang 5
Wales Mark Williams 3
China Cao Yupeng 3
Wales Ryan Day 5
Wales Ryan Day 0
Wales Mark Williams 5
China Tian Pengfei 2
Wales Mark Williams 5
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Tom Ford 3
England Matthew Selt 1
England Tom Ford 5
England Tom Ford 5
Scotland John Higgins 2
England Chris Wakelin 2
Scotland John Higgins 5
Notes
  1. ^ Hamilton retired at 0–1 due to a neck injury

Final

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: China Deng Shihao.
Guangzhou Sports University, Guangzhou, China, 22 August 2017.
Shaun Murphy
 England
5–10 Luca Brecel
 Belgium
Afternoon: 68–2 (55), 78–31 (68), 15–68 (64), 107–0 (107), 49–63, 19–56, 53–77 (Murphy 53), 5–78 (78), 58–54
Evening: 0–66, 30–62, 109–1 (77), 52–53, 30–70, 37–61
107 Highest break 78
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 2

Qualifying

These matches were held between 3 and 6 June 2017 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were the best of 9 frames.[8]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Match held over and played in Guangzhou
  2. ^ a b c d Wildcard player

Century breaks

Qualifying stage centuries

Total: 29

Televised stage centuries

Total: 40

References

  1. ^ a b "China Championship 2017". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2017/2018". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ "China Championship: John Higgins beats Stuart Bingham in final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Higgins Is Guangzhou King". World Snooker. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  5. ^ "China Championship: Luca Brecel beats Shaun Murphy for first ranking title". BBC Sport. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Luca Brecel wins first ranking event with victory over Shaun Murphy". Eurosport. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 China Championship Qualifying". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
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