Snooker season 2013/2014

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Snooker season 2013/2014
Details
Duration 6 June 2013–5 May 2014
Tournaments 34
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Australia Neil Robertson
Masters England Ronnie O'Sullivan

The 2013/2014 snooker season is a series of snooker tournaments played between 6 June 2013 and 5 May 2014. From this season every qualifying match was held open to the public at various venues in the United Kingdom, replacing the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield. The number of wild-card players at the Chinese ranking events, except the Shanghai Masters,[1] was reduced from eight to four and former Main Tour players were excluded. A professional player could not be selected for more than one wild-card match during the season.[2]

In all but three tournaments every player participated in round one featuring 64 seeds for the first time in the history of snooker.[3] In nine of the ranking tournaments all players took part in the first round, with the winners travelling to the final venue. At three events, the UK Championship, the Welsh Open and the PTC Finals, all matches were held at the final venue. The only three events using the old system were the Australian Goldfields Open, the Shanghai Masters and the World Championship. If a seeded player loses his first round match in these events, then only half of the prize money counts to his official ranking. This is used in all tournaments following the 2012 World Championship.[2]

The season has a total of at least £8 million of prize money.[2] The World Championship, the UK Championship, the International Championship and the Masters are the four biggest tournaments in terms of prize money with the total pot being at least £600,000 at each event.[4]

Players[edit]

Countries
 Australia  Brazil  China  England  Finland
 Germany  Ireland  Libya  Malta  Northern Ireland
 Qatar  Scotland   Switzerland  Thailand  Wales

The 2013/2014 season was made up of 132 professional players. The top 64 players after the 2013 World Championship and the 32 players earning a two-year card the previous year, who hadn't already earned a place, automatically qualified for the 2013/2014 season,[5] as have eight players from the PTC Order of Merit of the Players Tour Championship and four players from the APTC Order of Merit, who have not already qualified for the Main Tour.[6][7] Another three players came from the EBSA Qualifying Tour Play-Offs,[8] and a further twelve places were available through the Q School.[9] The rest of the places on to the tour came from amateur events and national governing body nominations. All players listed below received a tour card for two seasons.[10]

Calendar[edit]

The following table outlines the results and dates for all the ranking and major invitational events.[32][33][34]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score References
06–06 06–09  BUL PT European Tour – Event 1[n 2] Universiada Hall Sofia Scotland John Higgins Australia Neil Robertson 4–1 [35]
06–11 06–15  CHN PT Asian Tour – Event 1[n 3] Yixing Sports Centre Yixing England Joe Perry England Mark Selby 4–1 [36]
06–17 06–23  CHN WR Wuxi Classic Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium Wuxi Australia Neil Robertson Scotland John Higgins 10–7 [37]
06–26 06–30  ENG Pink Ribbon The Capital Venue Gloucester England Joe Perry England Barry Hawkins 4–3 [38][39]
06–29 07–01  KOR Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games – Six-red Songdo Convensia Incheon China Xiao Guodong Iran Amir Sarkhosh 5–4 [40][41][42]
07–01 07–02  KOR Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games – Team Songdo Convensia Incheon China Independent Olympic Athletes 3–2 [40][43][44]
07–03 07–06 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games – Singles China Cao Yupeng China Ding Junhui 4–2 [40][45][46]
07–08 07–14  AUS WR Australian Goldfields Open Bendigo Stadium Bendigo Hong Kong Marco Fu Australia Neil Robertson 9–6 [47]
07–18 07–21  NLD PT European Tour – Event 2[n 4] Topsport Centrum Rotterdam Wales Mark Williams England Mark Selby 4–3 [48]
07–26 07–30  COL World Games Unidad Deportiva Alberto Galindo Cali India Aditya Mehta China Liang Wenbo 3–0 [49][50]
08–14 08–17  ENG PT European Tour – Event 3[n 5] Doncaster Dome Doncaster England Ricky Walden Hong Kong Marco Fu 4–3 [51]
08–22 08–25  GER PT European Tour – Event 4[n 6] Stadthalle Fürth England Ronnie O'Sullivan Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4–0 [52]
09–02 09–07  THA Six-red World Championship Montien Riverside Hotel Bangkok England Mark Davis Australia Neil Robertson 8–4 [53]
09–09 09–13  HKG General Cup General Snooker Club Hong Kong England Mark Davis Australia Neil Robertson 7–2 [54]
09–16 09–22  CHN WR Shanghai Masters Shanghai Grand Stage Shanghai China Ding Junhui China Xiao Guodong 10–6 [55]
09–23 09–27  CHN PT Asian Tour – Event 2[n 7] Zhangjiagang Sports Center Zhangjiagang China Ju Reti England Michael Holt 4–1 [56]
10–03 10–06  GER PT European Tour – Event 5[n 8] RWE-Sporthalle Mülheim Northern Ireland Mark Allen China Ding Junhui 4–1 [57]
10–14 10–18  IND WR Indian Open Le Meridien Hotel New Delhi China Ding Junhui India Aditya Mehta 5–0 [58]
10–19 10–20  ENG World Seniors Championship Mountbatten Centre Portsmouth England Steve Davis England Nigel Bond 2–1 [59]
10–20 10–24  CHN PT Asian Tour – Event 3[n 9] Guanhua Grand Hotel Zhengzhou China Liang Wenbo China Lu Haotian 4–0 [60]
10–27 11–03  CHN WR International Championship Chengdu Eastern Music Park Chengdu China Ding Junhui Hong Kong Marco Fu 10–9 [61]
11–07 11–10  ENG PT European Tour – Event 6[n 10] The Capital Venue Gloucester Northern Ireland Mark Allen England Judd Trump 4–1 [62]
11–14 11–17  BEL PT European Tour – Event 7[n 11] Lotto Arena Antwerp England Mark Selby England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4–3 [63]
11–19 11–24  ENG Champion of Champions Ricoh Arena Coventry England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Stuart Bingham 10–8 [64]
11–26 12–08  ENG WR UK Championship Barbican Centre York Australia Neil Robertson England Mark Selby 10–7 [65]
01–12 01–19  ENG Masters Alexandra Palace London England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Mark Selby 10–4 [66]
01–24 01–26  ENG Snooker Shoot-Out Circus Arena Blackpool Wales Dominic Dale England Stuart Bingham 1–0 [67]
01–29 02–02  GER WR German Masters Tempodrom Berlin China Ding Junhui England Judd Trump 9–5 [68]
02–06 02–09  POL PT European Tour – Event 8[n 12] Gdynia Sports Arena Gdynia England Shaun Murphy Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4–1 [69]
02–19 03–02  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Centre Newport England Ronnie O'Sullivan China Ding Junhui 9–3 [70]
01–06 03–06  ENG Championship League Crondon Park Golf Club Stock England Judd Trump England Martin Gould 3–1 [71]
03–04 03–08  CHN PT Asian Tour – Event 4[n 13] Dongguan Dongcheng Sports Garden Dongguan England Stuart Bingham China Liang Wenbo 4–1 [72]
03–10 03–16  CHN WR World Open Hainan International Exhibition Center Haikou England Shaun Murphy England Mark Selby 10–6 [73]
03–25 03–29  ENG PT/WR Players Tour Championship – Finals Guild Hall Preston England Barry Hawkins Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4–0 [74]
03–31 04–06  CHN WR China Open Beijing University Students' Gymnasium Beijing China Ding Junhui Australia Neil Robertson 10–5 [75]
04–19 05–05  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield [76]
WR = World ranking event
PT = Players Tour Championship 2013/14 event
Other, non-ranking event
Variant event

Official rankings[edit]

World ranking points[edit]

Points distribution[edit]

2013/2014 points distribution for world ranking and minor-ranking events:[85]

Tournament Round → R128 R96 R64 R48 R32 R16 QF SF F W
Wuxi Classic 560 1260 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Australian Goldfields Open Unseeded loser 400 650 900 1150 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Seeded loser 200 325 575 700
Shanghai Masters Unseeded loser 560 910 1260 1610 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Seeded loser 280 455 805 980
Indian Open 400 900 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
International Championship 640 1440 2240 3040 4000 5120 6400 8000
UK Championship 640 1440 2240 3040 4000 5120 6400 8000
German Masters 400 900 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
Welsh Open 400 900 1400 1900 2500 3200 4000 5000
World Open 560 1260 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
Players Tour Championship Regular events[n 14] 360 560 760 1000 1280 1600 2000
Finals 840 1140 1500 1920 2400 3000
China Open 560 1260 1960 2660 3500 4480 5600 7000
World Championship Unseeded loser 800 1300 1800 2300 2800 3800 5000 6400 8000 10000
Seeded loser 400 650 1150 1400

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ Event also known as the 2013 Victoria 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 Arcaden 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. ^ Composed by the European Tour and the Asian Tour.

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