2013 Australian Goldfields Open

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Australian Goldfields Open
2013 Australian Goldfields Open logo.png
Tournament information
Dates 8–14 July 2013
Venue Bendigo Stadium
City Bendigo
Country Australia
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund $445,000
Winner's share $70,000
Highest break 138
Final
Champion Hong Kong Marco Fu
Runner-up Australia Neil Robertson
Score 9–6
2012
2014

The 2013 Australian Goldfields Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 8–14 July 2013 at the Bendigo Stadium in Bendigo, Australia. It was the second ranking event of the 2013/2014 season.[1]

Michael White attempted a maximum break in his qualifying match against Nigel Bond, but he missed the final black at 140.[2] With this he became the fifth player along with Mark Selby, Ken Doherty, Barry Pinches and Robin Hull to do so in a professional tournament.[3]

Shaun Murphy criticised his fellow professionals after eight of the top 16 players and reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan decided not to register for the event.[4] Another top 16 player, Ding Junhui, withdrew from the tournament at the last minute due to a passport issue.[5]

Barry Hawkins was the defending champion,[6][7] but he lost 4–5 against Tom Ford in the last 16.[8]

Marco Fu won his second ranking title by defeating Neil Robertson 9–6 in the final.[9][10]

Prize fund[edit]

The total prize money of the event was raised to $445,000 from the previous year's $435,000. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[11]

Wildcard round[edit]

These matches were played in Bendigo on 8 July.[12][13][14][15][16]

Match Score
WC1 England Mike Dunn 5–4 Australia Steve Mifsud
WC2 Wales Michael White 5–0 Australia Shaun Dalitz

Main draw[edit]

[13][14][15][16]

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 England Barry Hawkins 5
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 1
1 England Barry Hawkins 4
14 England Tom Ford 5
14 England Tom Ford 5
Wales Ryan Day 3
14 England Tom Ford 3
10 England Robert Milkins 5
10 England Robert Milkins 5
England Ben Woollaston 3
10 England Robert Milkins 5
England Rory McLeod 2
7 China Ding Junhui w/d
England Rory McLeod w/o
10 England Robert Milkins 4
9 Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
6 England Ricky Walden 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
13 Wales Dominic Dale 5
13 Wales Dominic Dale 5
England Mike Dunn 4
13 Wales Dominic Dale 1
9 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
9 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
9 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
4 England Shaun Murphy 2
4 England Shaun Murphy 5
Wales Michael White 1
9 Hong Kong Marco Fu 9
3 Australia Neil Robertson 6
3 Australia Neil Robertson 5
Scotland Marcus Campbell 1
3 Australia Neil Robertson 5
England Jamie Cope 3
15 England Martin Gould 4
England Jamie Cope 5
3 Australia Neil Robertson 5
11 England Joe Perry 2
11 England Joe Perry 5
China Xiao Guodong 0
11 England Joe Perry 5
5 England Stuart Bingham 3
5 England Stuart Bingham 5
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 1
3 Australia Neil Robertson 6
2 England Mark Selby 3
8 England Mark Davis 5
England Paul Davison 4
8 England Mark Davis 5
England Alfie Burden 3
16 England Michael Holt 2
England Alfie Burden 5
8 England Mark Davis 3
2 England Mark Selby 5
12 England Andrew Higginson 1
China Zhang Anda 5
China Zhang Anda 1
2 England Mark Selby 5
2 England Mark Selby 5
England Ian Burns 4

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Leo Scullion.
Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia, 14 July 2013.[16][17]
Marco Fu (9)
 Hong Kong
9–6 Neil Robertson (3)
 Australia
Afternoon: 122–11 (98), 0–86 (78), 8–125 (92), 87–54 (80), 83–19, 61–9, 4–65 (57), 84–31
Evening: 0–94 (57), 71–60 (Fu 58, Robertson 60), 98–0 (70), 33–69 (59), 38–70, 76–46, 108–1 (102)
102 Highest break 92
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 30 May and 3 June 2013 at The Capital Venue in Gloucester, England.[18][19][20] In the match between Barry Pinches and Simon Bedford a 19-year-old record from the qualifying stage of the 1994 British Open was broken. The match lasted 449 minutes and 46 seconds, the longest ever best-of-nine-frame match in the history of professional snooker.[21] The previous record was 434 minutes and 12 seconds in the match between Ian Williamson and Robby Foldvari.[22]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Round 2
Best of 9 frames
Round 3
Best of 9 frames
Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                                     
Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 5   India  Pankaj Advani 5
England  Darren Cook 2   Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 4     India  Pankaj Advani 3     Scotland  Jamie Burnett 2
England  Stuart Carrington 5   Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 5   Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 5     Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 5
England  Mitchell Mann 1   England  Stuart Carrington 3
Malta  Tony Drago 5   Thailand  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4
England  Christopher Keogan 2   Malta  Tony Drago 5     Malta  Tony Drago 5     Wales  Ryan Day 5
England  Gary Wilson 5   China  Tian Pengfei 5   China  Tian Pengfei 3     Malta  Tony Drago 3
Scotland  Dylan Craig 0   England  Gary Wilson 4
Scotland  Michael Leslie 5   China  Yu Delu 5
Germany  Phil Barnes 3   Scotland  Michael Leslie 1     China  Yu Delu 3     England  Ben Woollaston 5
England  Joel Walker 5   England  Jimmy White 5   England  Jimmy White 5     England  Jimmy White 1
England  Oliver Brown 3   England  Joel Walker 1
Wales  Jak Jones 4   England  Adam Duffy 5
England  Gareth Green 5   England  Gareth Green 3     England  Adam Duffy 3     England  Rory McLeod 5
Scotland  Scott Donaldson 5   England  Jimmy Robertson 4   Scotland  Scott Donaldson 5     Scotland  Scott Donaldson 3
England  Shane Castle 3   Scotland  Scott Donaldson 5
England  Kyren Wilson 5   Scotland  Alan McManus 3
Wales  Andrew Rogers 2   England  Kyren Wilson 5     England  Kyren Wilson 4     Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 5
Germany  Patrick Einsle 4   Thailand  James Wattana 5   Thailand  James Wattana 5     Thailand  James Wattana 2
England  Zak Surety 5   England  Zak Surety 1
England  Craig Steadman 5   Norway  Kurt Maflin 4
England  Antony Parsons 3   England  Craig Steadman 5     England  Craig Steadman 1     England  Peter Ebdon 2
England  Allan Taylor 4   England  Mike Dunn 5   England  Mike Dunn 5     England  Mike Dunn 5
England  Saqib Nasir 5   England  Saqib Nasir 4
England  Simon Bedford 5   England  Barry Pinches 4
Isle of Man  Darryl Hill 1   England  Simon Bedford 5     England  Simon Bedford 5     Republic of Ireland  Ken Doherty 5
England  Elliot Slessor 5   China  Cao Yupeng 2   England  Elliot Slessor 2     England  Simon Bedford 0
Wales  Jamie Rhys Clarke 4   England  Elliot Slessor 5
China  Li Hang 5   China  Liu Chuang 5
Republic of Ireland  Josh Boileau 1   China  Li Hang 4     China  Liu Chuang 1     Wales  Michael White 5
England  Jamie O'Neill 5   England  Nigel Bond 5   England  Nigel Bond 5     England  Nigel Bond 1
England  Phil O'Kane 1   England  Jamie O'Neill 3
Scotland  Ross Muir 5   England  Rod Lawler 1
England  James Cahill 1   Scotland  Ross Muir 5     Scotland  Ross Muir 2     Scotland  Marcus Campbell 5
Wales  Daniel Wells 5   England  Liam Highfield 5   England  Liam Highfield 5     England  Liam Highfield 4
England  Mitchell Travis 1   Wales  Daniel Wells 1
England  Chris Norbury 2   England  Sam Baird 4
England  Matthew Day 5   England  Matthew Day 5     England  Matthew Day 3     England  Jamie Cope 5
England  Ryan Clark 5   Belgium  Luca Brecel 5   Belgium  Luca Brecel 5     Belgium  Luca Brecel 1
Australia  Vinnie Calabrese 3   England  Ryan Clark 1
Egypt  Mohamed Khairy 3   England  Robbie Williams 5
England  Darrell Whitworth 5   England  Darrell Whitworth 1     England  Robbie Williams 5     China  Xiao Guodong 5
England  Lee Page 5   India  Aditya Mehta 5   India  Aditya Mehta 4     England  Robbie Williams 1
England  Chris Wakelin 3   England  Lee Page 0
Wales  Andrew Pagett 3   Thailand  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 1
Thailand  Noppon Saengkham 5   Thailand  Noppon Saengkham 5     Thailand  Noppon Saengkham 5     Wales  Jamie Jones 1
China  Li Yan 5   Scotland  Anthony McGill 5   Scotland  Anthony McGill 1     Thailand  Noppon Saengkham 5
England  Dylan Mitchell 1   China  Li Yan 2
England  Alex Davies 5   England  Peter Lines 5
England  Ben Harrison 3   England  Alex Davies 4     England  Peter Lines 1     England  Mark King 3
England  Andrew Norman 5   England  Paul Davison 5   England  Paul Davison 5     England  Paul Davison 5
Republic of Ireland  David Morris 0   England  Andrew Norman 4
England  John Astley 5   England  Alfie Burden 5
England  Darren Bond 3   England  John Astley 2     England  Alfie Burden 5     England  Mark Joyce 3
China  Lyu Haotian 4   England  Michael Wasley 5   England  Michael Wasley 4     England  Alfie Burden 5
England  Ashley Carty 5   England  Ashley Carty 3
England  David Grace 4   China  Zhang Anda 5
England  Oliver Lines 5   England  Oliver Lines 4     China  Zhang Anda 5     England  David Gilbert 4
England  Hammad Miah 5   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 5   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 4     China  Zhang Anda 5
England  Sydney Wilson 4   England  Hammad Miah 2
England  Sean O'Sullivan 5   China  Chen Zhe 5
England  Sanderson Lam 2   England  Sean O'Sullivan 1     China  Chen Zhe 2     England  Matthew Selt 2
England  Martin O'Donnell 2   England  Ian Burns 5   England  Ian Burns 5     England  Ian Burns 5
England  Ryan Causton 5   England  Ryan Causton 3

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[23]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[24]

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