2011 Australian Goldfields Open

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Australian Goldfields Open
2011 Australian Goldfields Open logo.png
Tournament information
Dates 18–24 July 2011
Venue Bendigo Stadium
City Bendigo
Country Australia
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund $435,000
Highest break 142
Final
Champion England Stuart Bingham
Runner-up Wales Mark Williams
Score 9–8
1995
2012

The 2011 Australian Goldfields Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 18–24 July 2011 at the Bendigo Stadium in Bendigo, Australia.

The event was last held in 1995 under the name Australian Masters, where Anthony Hamilton defeated Chris Small 8–6 in the final.[1]

Stuart Bingham won the first ranking title of his career by defeating Mark Williams 9–8 in the final.[2]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3][a]

Main draw[edit]

[4][5][6]

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 17 frames
                             
1 Scotland John Higgins 4
England Matthew Selt[b1] 5
England Matthew Selt 5
16 Scotland Stephen Hendry 1
16 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Martin Gould 3
England Matthew Selt 3
7 England Shaun Murphy 5
13 England Peter Ebdon 3
England Rory McLeod 5
England Rory McLeod 1
7 England Shaun Murphy 5
7 England Shaun Murphy 5
England Andrew Higginson 3
7 England Shaun Murphy 2
England Stuart Bingham 6
6 England Ali Carter 3
Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
Scotland Marcus Campbell 1
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
Wales Ryan Day 3
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
England Stuart Bingham 5
15 England Jamie Cope 3
England Tom Ford 5
England Tom Ford 0
England Stuart Bingham 5
4 China Ding Junhui 2
England Stuart Bingham 5
England Stuart Bingham 9
2 Wales Mark Williams 8
3 England Mark Selby 5
England Joe Perry 3
3 England Mark Selby 5
England Mark Davis 3
9 England Judd Trump 3
England Mark Davis 5
3 England Mark Selby 3
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
14 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
China Liang Wenbo 5
China Liang Wenbo 4
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
8 Scotland Stephen Maguire 2
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
2 Wales Mark Williams 6
5 Australia Neil Robertson 5
England Nigel Bond 2
5 Australia Neil Robertson 4
Wales Dominic Dale 5
Wales Dominic Dale 5
Australia Steve Mifsud[b2] 2
Wales Dominic Dale 4
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
England David Gilbert[c] 5
Australia James Mifsud 1
England David Gilbert 2
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
2 Wales Mark Williams 5
England Barry Pinches 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Michaela Tabb
Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia[5]
Stuart Bingham
 England
9–8 Mark Williams (2)
 Wales
Afternoon: 139–0 (139), 0–89 (89), 71–39, 55–42, 9–98 (85), 40–66 (57), 19–84 (84), 64–52 (Williams 52)
Evening: 7–69 (52), 13–78, 4–71 (71), 51–10, 10–81 (68), 67–32, 70–8 (69), 76–0 (76), 80–34
139 Highest break 89
1 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 8

Qualifying[edit]

These matches took place between 26 and 30 June 2011 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, England.[3][7][8] David Gilbert was the only player to go through all four rounds of qualifying to make it to the main stage.

Preliminary round

Best of 9 frames

India Lucky Vatnani w/d–w/o Norway Kurt Maflin
Round 1–4
  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                               
England  Sam Baird 5   England  Adrian Gunnell 5   England  Matthew Selt 5   England  Ricky Walden 0
Belgium  Luca Brecel 1   England  Sam Baird 4   England  Adrian Gunnell 1   England  Matthew Selt 5
Wales  Andrew Pagett 5   England  Jimmy Robertson 5   England  Mark Joyce 5   England  Martin Gould 5
England  Adam Wicheard 4   Wales  Andrew Pagett 2   England  Jimmy Robertson 3   England  Mark Joyce 3
England  Paul Davison 5   England  Jimmy White 5   England  Rory McLeod 5   England  Robert Milkins 2
Republic of Ireland  David Hogan 3   England  Paul Davison 2   England  Jimmy White 3   England  Rory McLeod 5
Belgium  Bjorn Haneveer 3   China  Liu Chuang 3   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 5   England  Andrew Higginson 5
England  Andrew Norman 5   England  Andrew Norman 5   England  Andrew Norman 3   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 4
Northern Ireland  Joe Meara 3   England  Rod Lawler 5   England  Mike Dunn 5   Scotland  Marcus Campbell 5
Republic of Ireland  David Morris 5   Republic of Ireland  David Morris 3   England  Rod Lawler 3   England  Mike Dunn 4
Wales  Michael White 4   Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 1   England  Joe Jogia 2   Wales  Ryan Day 5
China  Yu Delu 5   China  Yu Delu 5   China  Yu Delu 5   China  Yu Delu 0
Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 1   England  Jack Lisowski 5   England  Tom Ford 5   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 2
Finland  Robin Hull 5   Finland  Robin Hull 2   England  Jack Lisowski 3   England  Tom Ford 5
China  Cao Yupeng 1   England  Peter Lines 3   England  Michael Holt 5   England  Stuart Bingham 5
Norway  Kurt Maflin 5   Norway  Kurt Maflin 5   Norway  Kurt Maflin 1   England  Michael Holt 2
England  Sam Craigie 5   China  Liu Song 3   Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 5   England  Joe Perry 5
England  David Grace 1   England  Sam Craigie 5   England  Sam Craigie 1   Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 2
India  Aditya Mehta 1   Scotland  Anthony McGill 1   England  Anthony Hamilton w/d   England  Mark Davis 5
China  Tian Pengfei 5   China  Tian Pengfei 5   China  Tian Pengfei w/o   China  Tian Pengfei 4
England  Ben Woollaston 5   England  Ian McCulloch 3   Wales  Jamie Jones 4   China  Liang Wenbo 5
England  Adam Duffy 2   England  Ben Woollaston 5   England  Ben Woollaston 5   England  Ben Woollaston 3
Scotland  Scott MacKenzie 5   England  Andy Hicks 1   Malta  Tony Drago 1   Republic of Ireland  Ken Doherty 5
England  Stuart Carrington 4   Scotland  Scott MacKenzie 5   Scotland  Scott MacKenzie 5   Scotland  Scott MacKenzie 2
Poland  Kacper Filipiak 0   Scotland  Alan McManus 1   England  Nigel Bond 5   England  Barry Hawkins 4
China  Li Yan 5   China  Li Yan 5   China  Li Yan 3   England  Nigel Bond 5
England  Liam Highfield 5   China  Xiao Guodong 4   England  Steve Davis w/d   Wales  Dominic Dale 5
England  Simon Bedford 4   England  Liam Highfield 5   England  Liam Highfield w/o   England  Liam Highfield 3
Thailand  Passakorn Suwannawat 4   England  Alfie Burden 2   England  Dave Harold 4   England  Mark King 0
England  David Gilbert 5   England  David Gilbert 5   England  David Gilbert 5   England  David Gilbert 5
Wales  Daniel Wells 2   England  Matthew Couch 5   England  Barry Pinches 5   England  Stephen Lee 3
Thailand  James Wattana 5   Thailand  James Wattana 4   England  Matthew Couch 3   England  Barry Pinches 5

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[9]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[10][11][12]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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