Players Tour Championship 2013/2014

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The Players Tour Championship 2013/2014 was a series of snooker tournaments which started on 6 June 2013 and ended on 29 March 2014, with events held across Europe and Asia. In this season the European events formed the European Tour and events held in Asia the Asian Tour. The twelve regular minor-ranking events concluded with the Finals.

Schedule[edit]

Date[n 1] Tournament Name Venue City Winner Runner–up Score[1][2][3] References
06–06 06–09  BUL European Tour – Event 1[n 2] Universiada Hall Sofia Scotland John Higgins Australia Neil Robertson 4–1 [4]
06–11 06–15  CHN Asian Tour – Event 1[n 3] Yixing Sports Centre Yixing England Joe Perry England Mark Selby 4–1 [5]
07–18 07–21  NLD European Tour – Event 2[n 4] Topsport Centrum Rotterdam Wales Mark Williams England Mark Selby 4–3 [6]
08–14 08–17  ENG European Tour – Event 3[n 5] Doncaster Dome Doncaster England Ricky Walden Hong Kong Marco Fu 4–3 [7]
08–22 08–25  GER European Tour – Event 4[n 6] Stadthalle Fürth England Ronnie O'Sullivan Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4–0 [8]
09–23 09–27  CHN Asian Tour – Event 2[n 7] Zhangjiagang Sports Center Zhangjiagang China Ju Reti England Michael Holt 4–1 [9]
10–03 10–06  GER European Tour – Event 5[n 8] RWE-Sporthalle Mülheim Northern Ireland Mark Allen China Ding Junhui 4–1 [10]
10–20 10–24  CHN Asian Tour – Event 3[n 9] Guanhua Grand Hotel Zhengzhou China Liang Wenbo China Lyu Haotian 4–0 [11]
11–07 11–10  ENG European Tour – Event 6[n 10] The Capital Venue Gloucester Northern Ireland Mark Allen England Judd Trump 4–1 [12]
11–14 11–17  BEL European Tour – Event 7[n 11] Lotto Arena Antwerp England Mark Selby England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4–3 [13]
02–06 02–09  POL European Tour – Event 8[n 12] Gdynia Sports Arena Gdynia England Shaun Murphy Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4–1 [14]
03–04 03–08  CHN Asian Tour – Event 4[n 13] Dongguan Dongcheng Sports Garden Dongguan England Stuart Bingham China Liang Wenbo 4–1 [15]
03–25 03–29  ENG Players Tour Championship – Finals[n 14] Guild Hall Preston England Barry Hawkins Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4–0 [16]

Order of Merit[edit]

European Tour[edit]

The calculation method of the European Tour Order of Merit was changed this season. The previously used £1=€1 system was changed to accommodate the increasing prize money of the continental European events. World Snooker decided to use the £1=€1.2 conversation rate.[17]

Player qualified for the Finals through the Asian Tour Order of Merit

After 8 out of 8 events:[18][19]

Rank Player Total Points Events Played
01 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 45,250 5
02 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 38,616 6
03 England Mark Selby 37,516 5
04 Wales Mark Willams 30,683 7
05 England Shaun Murphy 29,499 7
06 Scotland John Higgins 26,350 7
07 England Ricky Walden 25,100 6
08 England Judd Trump 20,249 8
09 China Ding Junhui 18,333 4
10 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 17,199 8
11 England Sam Baird 16,351 8
12 Hong Kong Marco Fu 15,100 6
13 Scotland Stephen Maguire 14,766 6
14 Australia Neil Robertson 14,083 6
15 Wales Jamie Jones 13,100 8
16 England David Gilbert 12,883 8
17 England Stuart Bingham 12,783 7
18 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 12,783 8
19 Wales Ryan Day 10,950 8
20 England Jimmy Robertson 10,516 7
21 England Ben Woollaston 10,516 8
22 England Mark Davis 10,450 8
23 England Anthony Hamilton 10,234 8
24 England Gary Wilson 10,032 8
25 England Barry Hawkins 9,683 7

(Top 25 players out of 515)

Asian Tour[edit]

Player qualified for the Finals through the European Tour Order of Merit

After 4 out of 4 events:[20][21]

Rank Player Total Points Events Played
1 China Liang Wenbo 17,700 4
2 China Ju Reti 12,200 4
3 England Stuart Bingham 10,200 2
4 England Joe Perry 10,000 1
5 China Lyu Haotian 5,600 3
6 England Mark Selby 5,200 2
7 England Michael Holt 5,000 2
8 Scotland Scott Donaldson 4,700 4
9 China Yu Delu 4,400 4

(Top 9 players out of 202)

Finals[edit]

The Finals of the Players Tour Championship 2013/2014 took place between 25–29 March 2014 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. It was contested by the top 24 players on the European Tour Order of Merit, and the top eight from the Asian Tour Order of Merit.[22] If a player qualified from both Order of Merits, then the highest position counted and the next player on the other list qualified. If a player finished on both lists on the same place, then the European Tour Order of Merit took precedent and the next player from the Asian Tour Order of Merit qualified. The seeding list of the Finals was based on the combined list from the earnings of both Order of Merits.[23]

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Olivier Marteel.
Guild Hall, Preston, England, 29 March 2014.[16][24]
Gerard Greene (18)
 Northern Ireland
0–4 Barry Hawkins (30)
 England
0–119 (117), 0–75 (75), 35–61 (50), 15–62
34 Highest break 117
0 Century breaks 1
0 50+ breaks 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Bulgarian Open.
  3. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Yixing Open.
  4. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Rotterdam Open.
  5. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Bluebell Wood Open.
  6. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Paul Hunter Classic.
  7. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Zhangjiagang Open.
  8. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Ruhr Open.
  9. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Zhengzhou Open.
  10. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup.
  11. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Antwerp Open.
  12. ^ Event also known as the 2014 Gdynia Open.
  13. ^ Event also known as the 2014 Dongguan Open.
  14. ^ Event also known as the 2014 Players Championship Grand Final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013/14 Calendar". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 16 May 2012. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Finals 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "European Tour Event One (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Asian Tour Event One (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "European Tour Event Two (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "European Tour Event Three (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "European Tour Event Four (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Asian Tour Event Two (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "European Tour Event Five (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Asian Tour Event Three (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "European Tour Event Six (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "European Tour Event Seven (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "European Tour Event Eight (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Asian Tour Event Four (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Wyldecrest Parks Players Championship Grand Final (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Corrected Order Of Merit". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 13 June 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Order of Merit after the Gdynia Open (ET8) 2014" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 10 February 2014. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "European Order of Merit 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Asian Order of Merit 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "Asian Tour Order Of Merit (after APTC-4)" (in Chinese). my147.com. 8 March 2014. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Letter to Tour Players from Barry Hearn". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 8 April 2013. Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  23. ^ "Asian Tour Championship 2013/2014 – Entry pack for Dongguan Open (AT4)" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 29 January 2014. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Players Championship: Final – Match 31 – Gerard Greene v Barry Hawkins". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.