2017 Welsh Open (snooker) snooker tournament

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Welsh Open
Logo of Coral Welsh Open 2017.jpg
Tournament information
Dates13–19 February 2017
VenueMotorpoint Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakEngland Mark Davis (144)
Final
ChampionEngland Stuart Bingham
Runner-upEngland Judd Trump
Score9–8
2016
2018

The 2017 Coral Welsh Open was a professional snooker tournament that took place from 13 to 19 February 2017 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. It was the fourteenth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.

The 2017 Welsh Open was being held as part of a new Home Nations Series, introduced in the 2016/2017 season with the new English Open, Northern Ireland Open and Scottish Open tournaments.[1][2] The tournament's trophy was renamed to the Ray Reardon Trophy in honour of six-time world champion Ray Reardon.[3]

The defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan[4] lost 3–4 against Mark Davis in the last 64.[5]

Stuart Bingham won his first Welsh Open title and fourth ranking title overall, beating Judd Trump 9–8 in the final.[6][7]

Prize fund

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £10,000.

Main draw

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 Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford 1
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)3
 
 
 
England Mark Davis 4
 
China Li Hang 2
 
 
 
England Mark Davis 4
 
England Mark Davis 4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
 
 
 
China Cao Yupeng 1
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin 2
 
Thailand Sunny Akani 2
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin 4
 
England Mark Davis 3
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson 4
 
Wales Mark Williams (16)3
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor 4
 
England Elliot Slessor 2
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson 4
 
England Jimmy Robertson 4
 
 
 
India Aditya Mehta 3
 
England Jimmy Robertson 0
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson 4
 
Wales David John 2
 
 
 
England Mark King 4
 
England Mark King 2
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson 4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson 4
 
 
England Jack Lisowski 1
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong 4
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 0
 
China Zhou Yuelong 4
 
 
 
England Paul Davison 1
 
England Paul Davison 4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 0
 
China Zhou Yuelong 4
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir 1
 
England Mark Joyce 3
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir 4
 
Scotland Ross Muir 4
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu (9)0
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu (9)4
 
 
 
England Martin Gould 2
 
China Zhou Yuelong 4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker 0
 
England Ricky Walden 3
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott 4
 
Scotland Graeme Dott 4
 
 
 
Poland Adam Stefanow 1
 
England Michael Wild 3
 
 
 
Poland Adam Stefanow 4
 
Scotland Graeme Dott 2
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker 4
 
Scotland Rhys Clark 2
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker 4
 
Wales Lee Walker 4
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson (8)3
 
Australia Neil Robertson (8)4
 
 
England Jimmy White 1
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson 1
 
England Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Malta Alex Borg 2
 
Egypt Hatem Yassen 1
 
 
 
Malta Alex Borg 4
 
England Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Wales Jackson Page 0
 
Wales Jackson Page 4
 
 
 
England Jason Weston 3
 
Wales Jackson Page 4
 
 
 
England John Astley 3
 
England John Astley 4
 
 
 
Wales Ian Preece 1
 
England Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei 1
 
England Ali Carter (12)4
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong 2
 
England Ali Carter (12)4
 
 
 
Isle of Man Darryl Hill 1
 
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 1
 
 
 
Isle of Man Darryl Hill 4
 
England Ali Carter (12)1
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei 4
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei 4
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam 3
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei 4
 
 
 
England Christopher Keogan 2
 
Scotland Alan McManus 2
 
 
England Christopher Keogan 4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston0
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day1
 
England David Gilbert3
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh1
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins (13)4
 
China Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
China Chen Zhe2
 
China Tian Pengfei0
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins (13)4
 
England Barry Hawkins (13)4
 
 
 
Scotland Fraser Patrick1
 
England Barry Hawkins (13)4
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman0
 
England Jamie Cope4
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond0
 
England Jamie Cope1
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
Belgium Luca Brecel 2
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
England Anthony Hamilton2
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
Wales Jak Jones 2
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
England Sam Baird1
 
Scotland John Higgins (4)2
 
 
England Sam Baird4
 

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 Stuart Bingham (3)4
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens2
 
England Stuart Bingham (3)4
 
 
 
England Rory McLeod2
 
England Gary Wilson3
 
 
 
England Rory McLeod4
 
England Stuart Bingham (3)4
 
 
 
England Ian Burns0
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong2
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
England Ian Burns4
 
England Ian Burns4
 
 
 
England James Cahill3
 
England Stuart Bingham (3)4
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams0
 
China Liang Wenbo (14)4
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler2
 
China Liang Wenbo (14)3
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Wales Duane Jones1
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Wales Michael White2
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
England Andy Hicks4
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell2
 
England Andy Hicks3
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
England David Grace2
 
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Wales Tyler Rees1
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones4
 
Wales Jamie Jones2
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda0
 
Wales Dominic Dale1
 
 
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo4
 
England Alfie Burden0
 
 
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo4
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo4
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill2
 
England Joe Perry (11)3
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo1
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie2
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
China Wang Yuchen2
 
Wales Gareth Allen3
 
 
 
China Wang Yuchen4
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
Finland Robin Hull0
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 1
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor4
 
England Allan Taylor1
 
 
 
Finland Robin Hull4
 
China Ding Junhui (6)2
 
 
Finland Robin Hull4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy (7)4
 
 
 
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett0
 
England Shaun Murphy (7)2
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau4
 
England Hammad Miah1
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau4
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau0
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
China Yu Delu0
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav1
 
England Oliver Lines1
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen2
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (10)4
 
 
 
England Sydney Wilson0
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (10)4
 
 
 
Thailand Boonyarit Keattikun1
 
Thailand Boonyarit Keattikun4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty1
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (10)2
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar2
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
England Peter Ebdon0
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
England Matthew Selt3
 
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Fang Xiongman1
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana3
 
Thailand James Wattana4
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong3
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
England Mitchell Mann2
 
England Michael Holt1
 
 
 
England Mitchell Mann4
 
England Mitchell Mann4
 
 
 
England Sean O'Sullivan2
 
England Kyren Wilson (15)2
 
 
 
England Sean O'Sullivan4
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao1
 
England Adam Duffy3
 
 
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong4
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong3
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells1
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
England Mark Selby (2)1
 
England Mike Dunn4
 
 
 
Australia Kurt Dunham1
 
England Mike Dunn2
 
 
 
England Mark Selby (2)4
 
England Mark Selby (2)4
 
 
England Liam Highfield0
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson 5
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong 0
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson 3
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (5)6
 
England Judd Trump (5)5
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins (13)4
 
England Judd Trump (5)8
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham (3)9
 
England Stuart Bingham (3)5
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington 3
 
England Stuart Bingham (3)6
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins 0
 
England Robert Milkins 5
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin 2
 

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: England Colin Humphries.
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 19 February 2017.
Judd Trump (5)
 England
8–9 Stuart Bingham (3)
 England
Afternoon: 45–69 (69), 64–65 (64, 65), 1–74 (74), 21–61, 63–35, 130–0 (68, 58), 0–87 (87), 61–50
Evening: 91–1, 48–63 (63), 69–0, 74–36, 52–62, 66–31, 64–46, 57–71, 25–79 (55)
68 Highest break 87
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 6

Century breaks

Total: 55[9]

References

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  3. ^ "Welsh Open Snooker trophy named after legend Ray Reardon". BBC Sport. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Neil Robertson to win Welsh Open". BBC News. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Welsh Open 2017: Ronnie O'Sullivan knocked out by Mark Davis in second round". BBC News. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/bingham-is-prince-of-wales/
  7. ^ "Welsh Open 2017: Stuart Bingham beats Judd Trump 9-8 in final". BBC Sport. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
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