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

The 2013 Australian Goldfields Open professional ranking snooker tournament 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  Lu 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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