2006 China Open (snooker)

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Star Dragon Woods Villa Cup China Open
2006 China Open (snooker) poster.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 20–26 March 2006
Venue Beijing University Students' Gymnasium
City Beijing
Country China
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund n/a
Winner's share £30,000
Highest break 135
Final
Champion Wales Mark Williams
Runner-up Scotland John Higgins
Score 9–8
2005
2007

The 2006 Star Dragon Woods Villa Cup China Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 20–26 March 2006 at the Beijing University Students' Gymnasium in Beijing, China. This was the penultimate ranking event of the 2005/2006 season, preceding the 2006 World Championship.

Mark Williams won the tournament by defeating John Higgins 9–8 in a high quality final.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

Wildcard round[edit]

[2][3][4]

Match Score
WC1 England Dave Harold 2–5 China Yang Qingtian
WC2 England Andrew Norman 1–5 China Yu Delu
WC3 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5–2 China Liu Chuang
WC4 England David Roe 5–2 China Li Yinxi
WC5 Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5–2 China Li Hang
WC6 England Jamie Cope 5–2 China Tian Pengfei
WC7 England Ricky Walden 5–1 China Cao Kaisheng
WC8 England Adrian Gunnell 5–3 China Zheng Peng

Main draw[edit]

[2][3][4]

Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                             
1 China Ding Junhui 5
China Yang Qing Tian 4
1 China Ding Junhui 5
15 Scotland Graeme Dott 2
15 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
China Yu De Lu 1
1 China Ding Junhui 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 0
10 England Jimmy White 3
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
England David Roe 3
7 England Paul Hunter 4
England David Roe 5
1 China Ding Junhui 2
11 Wales Mark Williams 6
6 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 0
11 Wales Mark Williams 5
11 Wales Mark Williams 5
Scotland Drew Henry 2
11 Wales Mark Williams 5
4 Scotland Stephen Hendry 1
14 Scotland Alan McManus 2
England Jamie Cope 5
England Jamie Cope 4
4 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
4 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Barry Hawkins 1
11 Wales Mark Williams 9
8 Scotland John Higgins 8
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 0
Thailand James Wattana 5
Thailand James Wattana 4
12 England Stephen Lee 5
12 England Stephen Lee 5
England David Gray 2
12 England Stephen Lee 2
13 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
13 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Australia Neil Robertson 4
13 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Ricky Walden 2
5 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
England Ricky Walden 5
13 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
8 Scotland John Higgins 6
8 Scotland John Higgins 5
England Stuart Bingham 4
8 Scotland John Higgins 5
9 England Peter Ebdon 0
9 England Peter Ebdon 5
England Mark Selby 4
8 Scotland John Higgins 5
16 England Joe Perry 2
16 England Joe Perry 5
England Adrian Gunnell 4
16 England Joe Perry 5
England Michael Holt 4
2 England Shaun Murphy 2
England Michael Holt 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames
Beijing University Student's Gymnasium, Beijing, China, March 26, 2006.[2][4]
Mark Williams
 Wales
9–8 John Higgins
 Scotland
Afternoon: 1–85 (54), 63–60, 60-66 (56 Williams, 66 Higgins), 72–52, 69–0 (60), 3-74 (74), 25–168, 73–32 (66)
Evening: 67–0, 57–71, 78–42 (161), 39–58, 0–75 (69), 70–12 (69), 58–47, 28-64 (64), 69–44
69 Highest break 74
0 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 4

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales between November 15 and November 18, 2005.[4]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
 England Rod Lawler 4    England Tom Ford 5    England Dave Harold 5    England Allister Carter 2
 England Stuart Mann 5    England Stuart Mann 1    England Tom Ford 3    England Dave Harold 5
 England Andrew Norman w/o    Scotland Marcus Campbell 4    Malta Tony Drago 3    England Barry Pinches 0
 England Steve James w/d    England Andrew Norman 5    England Andrew Norman 5    England Andrew Norman 5
 England Brian Morgan 2    England Mike Dunn 2    Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5    England Andy Hicks 3
 England David Gilbert 5    England David Gilbert 5    England David Gilbert 4    Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
 England David Roe 5    Finland Robin Hull 2    England Mark Davis 3    Australia Quinten Hann wd
 Malta Alex Borg 1    England David Roe 5    England David Roe 5    England David Roe wo
 Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5    England Chris Norbury 1    Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2    England Ian McCulloch 2
 Malaysia Moh Keen Ho 0    Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5    Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5    Scotland Scott MacKenzie 5
 England Simon Bedford 5    Pakistan Shokat Ali 4    Scotland Drew Henry 5    England Robert Milkins 2
 England Gary Wilkinson 3    England Simon Bedford 5    England Simon Bedford 0    Scotland Drew Henry 5
 England Alfie Burden 5    England Jamie Cope 5    Wales Dominic Dale 3    England John Parrott 1
 England Nick Dyson 3    England Alfie Burden 4    England Jamie Cope 5    England Jamie Cope 5
 Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5    England Jimmy Michie 5    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4    England Barry Hawkins 5
 Scotland James McBain 2    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 4    England Jimmy Michie 5    England Jimmy Michie 4
 England Sean Storey 4    Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 3    Thailand James Wattana 5    England Nigel Bond 2
 Scotland Hugh Abernethy 5    Scotland Hugh Abernethy 5    Scotland Hugh Abernethy 4    Thailand James Wattana 5
 Wales Paul Davies w/o    Scotland Jamie Burnett 5    Wales Ryan Day 5    England David Gray 5
 China Jin Long w/d    Wales Paul Davies 4    Scotland Jamie Burnett 4    Wales Ryan Day 3
 Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5    England James Tatton 4    England Stuart Pettman 5    Australia Neil Robertson 5
 England Gary Wilson 3    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 1    England Stuart Pettman 1
 England Paul Wykes 5    England Lee Spick 5    England Ricky Walden 5    England Steve Davis wd
 Bahrain Habib Subah 1    England Paul Wykes 3    England Lee Spick 4    England Ricky Walden wo
 England Shailesh Jogia 1    England Rory McLeod 5    England Stuart Bingham 5    England Mark King 2
 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5    Northern Ireland Mark Allen 0    England Rory McLeod 2    England Stuart Bingham 5
 England Adam Davies 5    England Justin Astley 5    England Mark Selby 5    England Anthony Hamilton 2
 Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 4    England Adam Davies 3    England Justin Astley 4    England Mark Selby 5
 Republic of Ireland David McDonnell 4    England Matthew Couch 2    England Adrian Gunnell 5    Hong Kong Marco Fu 1
 China Liang Wenbo 5    China Liang Wenbo 5    China Liang Wenbo 3    England Adrian Gunnell 5
 Wales Darren Morgan 0    Wales Lee Walker 4    Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 4    England Michael Holt 5
 England Judd Trump 5    England Judd Trump 5    England Judd Trump 5    England Judd Trump 4

Century breaks[edit]

[4]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preisgeld China Open 2006". brownball.de. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Star Dragon Woods Villa Cup China Open 2006". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "2006 China Open Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "2006 China Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 6 April 2006.