Shanghai Masters (snooker)

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Shanghai Masters
2013 Shanghai Masters logo.png
Tournament information
Venue Shanghai Grand Stage
Location Shanghai
Country China
Established 2007
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £425,000[1]
Current champion(s) China Ding Junhui

The Shanghai Masters, also known as the Bank of Communications Shanghai Masters for sponsorship purposes, is a professional ranking snooker tournament. Ding Junhui is the reigning champion.

History[edit]

The event was introduced in the 2007/2008 season and is the second ranking event to be held in China as a result of the growth of the sport in the country.[2] Like the China Open, an extra wildcard round is included before the first round proper, featuring eight players.[3]

The tournament currently takes place at the Shanghai Grand Stage, Shanghai in September and is the third full ranking event of the season.[4]

Winners[edit]

[2][5]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
2007 Wales Dominic Dale Wales Ryan Day 10–6 2007/08
2008 England Ricky Walden England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 2008/09
2009 England Ronnie O'Sullivan China Liang Wenbo 10–5 2009/10
2010 England Ali Carter Scotland Jamie Burnett 10–7 2010/11
2011 England Mark Selby Wales Mark Williams 10–9 2011/12
2012[6] Scotland John Higgins England Judd Trump 10–9 2012/13
2013[7] China Ding Junhui China Xiao Guodong 10–6 2013/14
2014[8] 2014/15

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 Turner, Chris. "China International, China Open, Shanghai Masters, Jiangsu / Wuxi Classic". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Snooker stars set for Grand Stage in Shanghai". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 16 July 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "2013/14 Calendar". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame". Snooker.org. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bank of Communication Shanghai Masters (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bank of Communications Shanghai Masters (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Shanghai Masters (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.