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International Championship
2013 International Championship logo.png
Tournament information
LocationDaqing
CountryChina
Established2012
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£802,000[1]
Current champion(s)England Judd Trump

The International Championship is a professional ranking snooker tournament. The reigning champion is Judd Trump.

History

The event was introduced in the 2012/2013 season. It was named as the "first overseas 'major'", because the tournament had the same level of ranking points as the UK Championship.[2] With the change in the rankings system from points to prize money, the International Championship had the third highest prize fund and winner's cheque of any ranking event on the snooker calendar, behind the World and UK Championships, and the highest outside of the United Kingdom, until 2018 when the China Open had its winner's cheque raised to £225,000.[3][4][5] The 2012 edition ran from 28 October to 4 November in Chengdu, China, and it was won by Judd Trump, who defeated Neil Robertson 10–8 in the final.[6]

Winners

Year Winner Runner-up Final score[7] City Season
2012[6] England Judd Trump Australia Neil Robertson 10–8 China Chengdu 2012/13
2013[8] China Ding Junhui Hong Kong Marco Fu 10–9 2013/14
2014[9] England Ricky Walden Northern Ireland Mark Allen 10–7 2014/15
2015[10] Scotland John Higgins England David Gilbert 10–5 China Daqing 2015/16
2016[11] England Mark Selby China Ding Junhui 10–1 2016/17
2017[12] England Mark Selby Northern Ireland Mark Allen 10–7 2017/18
2018[13] Northern Ireland Mark Allen Australia Neil Robertson 10–5 2018/19
2019[14] England Judd Trump England Shaun Murphy 10–3 2019/20

References

  1. ^ https://wst.tv/tournaments/international-championship-2019/
  2. ^ "China to host first overseas 'major'". Eurosport UK. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/tournaments/international-championship-2015/
  4. ^ "New Ranking Event In China". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  5. ^ https://wst.tv/snookers-china-open-hits-1-million-prize-money/
  6. ^ a b "International Championship (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame (International Championship)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  8. ^ "International Championship (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  9. ^ "International Championship (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  10. ^ "International Championship (2015)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  11. ^ "International Championship (2016)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  12. ^ "International Championship (2017)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  13. ^ "International Championship (2018)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  14. ^ "International Championship (2019)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
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