Paul Hunter Classic

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Paul Hunter Classic
2013 Paul Hunter Classic logo.png
Tournament information
Venue Stadthalle
Location Fürth
Country Germany
Established 2004
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Format Minor-ranking event
Total prize fund €125,000[1]
Current champion(s) England Ronnie O'Sullivan

The Paul Hunter Classic is a pro-am minor-ranking snooker tournament. From 2010 it is part of the Players Tour Championship. Ronnie O'Sullivan is the reigning champion.

History[edit]

The tournament started in 2004 as the Grand Prix Fürth and was staged in Fürth, Germany. After two years as the Fürth German Open, it was renamed the Paul Hunter Classic in 2007 in memory of the late player Paul Hunter.[2]

Barry Pinches was the first player to win the newly named title in August 2007, beating Ken Doherty 4–0 in the final.

Winners[edit]

[2][3][4]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
Grand Prix Fürth (pro-am)
2004 England Paul Hunter Wales Matthew Stevens 4–2 2004/05
Fürth German Open (pro-am)
2005 England Mark King England Michael Holt 4–2 2005/06
2006 England Michael Holt England Barry Hawkins 4–2 2006/07
Paul Hunter Classic (pro-am)
2007 England Barry Pinches Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4–0 2007/08
2008 England Shaun Murphy England Mark Selby 4–0 2008/09
2009 England Shaun Murphy England Jimmy White 4–0 2009/10
Paul Hunter Classic (minor-ranking)
2010 England Judd Trump England Anthony Hamilton 4–3 2010/11
2011 England Mark Selby England Mark Davis 4–0 2011/12
2012[5] England Mark Selby Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4–1 2012/13
2013[6] England Ronnie O'Sullivan Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4–0 2013/14
2014[7] 2014/15

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prize Money Breakdowns 2013/14". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Geschichte der PHC". SnookerStars. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Paul Hunter Classic History". Global Snooker. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Turner, Chris. "Other pro-am and Invitation Events: Paul Hunter Classic". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "European Tour Event One (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "European Tour Event Four (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "European Tour Event Two (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.