2017 Players Championship (snooker) snooker tournament

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Players Championship
Logo-2017 Ladbrokes Players Championship.jpg
Tournament information
Dates6–12 March 2017
VenueVenue Cymru
CityLlandudno
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£380,000
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakEngland Judd Trump (136)
Final
ChampionEngland Judd Trump
Runner-upHong Kong Marco Fu
Score10–8
2016
2018

The 2017 Ladbrokes Players Championship professional ranking snooker tournament was played between 6–12 March 2017 at the Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales. It was the 17th ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[1][2]

In the 2016/17 season the Players Tour Championship was cancelled, and the main event was renamed to Players Championship and moved to Llandudno.[3] It is now being played between the top 16 players on a one-year ranking list.[4][5]

Mark Allen was the defending champion, but he did not qualify for this year's tournament.[6]

Judd Trump won the tournament, beating Marco Fu 10–8 in the final.[7]

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money is shown below.[8]

Prize fund
Winner £125,000
Runner-up £50,000
Semi-finalist £30,000
Quarter-finalist £15,000
Last 16 £10,000
Highest break £5,000
Total £380,000

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £25,000.

Seeding list

The seedings were conducted on the basis of the 1-year ranking list up to and including the 2017 Gibraltar Open:[9]

Seeding Player Total Points
1 England Mark Selby 384,550
2 England Judd Trump 208,250
3 England Barry Hawkins 205,725
4 England Stuart Bingham 181,087
5 China Ding Junhui 178,025
6 England Ali Carter 173,025
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 153,750
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 152,650
9 Scotland Anthony McGill 141,800
10 China Liang Wenbo 140,400
11 England Shaun Murphy 129,375
12 Scotland John Higgins 124,025
13 England Anthony Hamilton 119,925
14 Australia Neil Robertson 114,125
15 England Mark King 109,325
16 Wales Ryan Day 101,362

Main draw

Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
            
1 England Mark Selby 5
16 Wales Ryan Day 4
1 England Mark Selby 2
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
9 Scotland Anthony McGill 1
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
5 China Ding Junhui 5
5 China Ding Junhui 5
12 Scotland John Higgins 4
5 China Ding Junhui 5
13 England Anthony Hamilton 2
4 England Stuart Bingham 1
13 England Anthony Hamilton 5
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 8
2 England Judd Trump 10
3 England Barry Hawkins 0
14 Australia Neil Robertson 5
14 Australia Neil Robertson 3
6 England Ali Carter 5
6 England Ali Carter 5
11 England Shaun Murphy 4
6 England Ali Carter 4
2 England Judd Trump 6
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
10 China Liang Wenbo 1
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
2 England Judd Trump 5
2 England Judd Trump 5
15 England Mark King 2

Final

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: England Brendan Moore.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales, 12 March 2017.
Marco Fu (8)
 Hong Kong
8–10 Judd Trump (2)
 England
Afternoon: 0–89 (83), 69–26 (53), 73–9 (73), 8–78, 82–0 (67), 87–8, 83–0 (83), 0–136 (136), 0–115 (115)
Evening: 34–90, 24–110 (110), 0–92 (63), 9–77 (76), 66–33, 63–52 (Fu 52), 0–102 (102), 69–22 (58), 0–102 (53)
83 Highest break 136
0 Century breaks 4
6 50+ breaks 8

Century breaks

Total: 18[10]

References

  1. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/tournaments/players-championship-2016/
  2. ^ http://livescores.worldsnookerdata.com/?year=2017&month=3
  3. ^ 2016/17 calendar
  4. ^ "Every Pound Counts... Snooker Race Set to Start". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 25 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/rankings/1-year-ranking-list/
  6. ^ http://www.skysports.com/more-sports/snooker/news/12243/10220504/mark-allen-beats-ricky-walden-in-players-championship-final
  7. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/judd-top-trump-llandudno/
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/rankings/1-year-ranking-list/
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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