International Championship

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International Championship
2013 International Championship logo.png
Tournament information
Venue Chengdu Eastern Music Park
Location Chengdu
Country China
Established 2012
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £625,000[1]
Current champion(s) China Ding Junhui

The International Championship is a professional ranking snooker tournament. The reigning champion is Ding Junhui.

History[edit]

The event was introduced in the 2012/2013 season and was the fifth ranking event held in China.[2] It was named as the "first overseas 'major'", because the tournament had the same level of ranking points as the UK Championship.[3] The event had the biggest prize money ever for an Asian snooker tournament. The event will be held in the next five seasons.[4] 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.[5]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score[6] Season
2012[5] England Judd Trump Australia Neil Robertson 10–8 2012/13
2013[7] China Ding Junhui Hong Kong Marco Fu 10–9 2013/14
2014[8] 2014/15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prize Money Breakdowns 2013/14". worldsnooker.com. World Snooker. 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top prize of £125,000 on offer as China agrees to hold new snooker tournament". London: Mail Online. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "China to host first overseas 'major'". Eurosport UK. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "New Ranking Event In China". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "International Championship (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame (International Championship)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "International Championship (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "International Championship (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.