2012 International Championship

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International Championship
2012 International Championship logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 28 October–4 November 2012
Venue Sichuan International Tennis Center
City Chengdu
Country China
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £600,000[1]
Winner's share £125,000[2]
Highest break Australia Neil Robertson (142)
Final
Champion England Judd Trump
Runner-up Australia Neil Robertson
Score 10–8
← First
2013

The 2012 International Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 28 October and 4 November 2012 at the Sichuan International Tennis Center in Chengdu, China. It was the fourth ranking event of the 2012/2013 season,[3] and the fifth ranking tournament in China.[4] It was named as the "first overseas 'major'", as the tournament had the same level of ranking points as the UK Championship.[2]

Judd Trump won the third ranking title of his career by defeating Neil Robertson 10–8 in the final.[5][6][7] Trump also became the world number one as a result of reaching the final.[8]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9]

Wildcard round[edit]

These matches were played in Chengdu on 28 and 29 October 2012.[2][10][11][12][13][14]

Match Score
WC1 Wales Michael White 5–6 China Lyu Haotian
WC2 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5–6 China Zhao Xintong
WC3 India Pankaj Advani w/d–w/o China Zhou Yuelong
WC4 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 6–3 China Chen Feilong
WC5 India Aditya Mehta 6–5 China Zhu Yinghui
WC6 China Cao Yupeng 6–5 China Wang Yuchen
WC7 Scotland Jamie Burnett 6–0 China Niu Zhuang
WC8 England Barry Pinches 5–6 China Lu Ning

Main draw[edit]

[10][11][12][13][14]

Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                             
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan w/d
China Lyu Haotian w/o
China Lyu Haotian 6
Wales Dominic Dale 5
15 Scotland Graeme Dott 3
Wales Dominic Dale 6
China Lyu Haotian 2
7 Australia Neil Robertson 6
12 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
China Zhao Xintong 5
12 Wales Matthew Stevens 2
7 Australia Neil Robertson 6
7 Australia Neil Robertson 6
Wales Ryan Day 3
7 Australia Neil Robertson 9
6 England Shaun Murphy 5
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
England Andrew Higginson 0
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
10 China Ding Junhui 4
10 China Ding Junhui 6
China Zhou Yuelong 1
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
16 England Martin Gould 5
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
England Mark Davis 4
4 Wales Mark Williams 4
England Mark Davis 6
7 Australia Neil Robertson 8
3 England Judd Trump 10
3 England Judd Trump 6
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
3 England Judd Trump 6
India Aditya Mehta 0
13 England Stuart Bingham 4
India Aditya Mehta 6
3 England Judd Trump 6
14 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
14 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
England Robert Milkins 2
14 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
China Cao Yupeng 2
8 Scotland John Higgins 3
China Cao Yupeng 6
3 England Judd Trump 9
England Peter Ebdon 1
5 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
5 Scotland Stephen Maguire 1
England Peter Ebdon 6
9 England Stephen Lee w/d
England Peter Ebdon w/o
England Peter Ebdon 6
11 England Ricky Walden 0
11 England Ricky Walden 6
China Lu Ning 4
11 England Ricky Walden 6
2 England Mark Selby 3
2 England Mark Selby 6
England Ali Carter 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Leo Scullion.
Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu, China, 4 November 2012.[10][15]
Neil Robertson (7)
 Australia
8–10 Judd Trump (3)
 England
Afternoon: 21–72 (61), 41–84, 99–25 (77), 83–14 (68), 82–20 (59), 92–0 (51), 0–102 (67), 59–67, 73–23 (50)
Evening: 12–70 (65), 17–68, 71–37 (68), 88–42 (88), 88–1 (73), 13–66, 0–96 (96), 3–119 (119), 12–95
88 Highest break 119
0 Century breaks 1
8 50+ breaks 5

Qualifying[edit]

These matches took place between 19 and 22 August 2012 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, England.[16][17][18]

  Round 1
Best of 11 frames
  Round 2
Best of 11 frames
  Round 3
Best of 11 frames
  Round 4
Best of 11 frames
                               
Thailand  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 4   Thailand  James Wattana 5   Wales  Michael White 6   England  Barry Hawkins 5
Thailand  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6   Thailand  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6   Thailand  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2   Wales  Michael White 6
England  Paul Davison 6   England  Peter Lines 5   England  Ben Woollaston 3   Wales  Dominic Dale 6
Scotland  Fraser Patrick 4   England  Paul Davison 6   England  Paul Davison 6   England  Paul Davison 3
England  Michael Wasley 6   China  Liu Chuang 6   Wales  Jamie Jones 2   Republic of Ireland  Ken Doherty 6
England  Jamie O'Neill 4   England  Michael Wasley 4   China  Liu Chuang 6   China  Liu Chuang 3
Belgium  Luca Brecel w/o   England  Jimmy Robertson 2   England  Anthony Hamilton 6   Wales  Ryan Day 6
Egypt  Mohamed Khairy w/d   Belgium  Luca Brecel 6   Belgium  Luca Brecel 3   England  Anthony Hamilton 3
England  Sam Baird 6   England  David Gilbert 6   England  Rory McLeod 3   England  Andrew Higginson 6
Australia  Ben Judge 1   England  Sam Baird 2   England  David Gilbert 6   England  David Gilbert 3
India  Pankaj Advani 6   England  Steve Davis 5   Scotland  Alan McManus 3   England  Michael Holt 4
England  Craig Steadman 1   India  Pankaj Advani 6   India  Pankaj Advani 6   India  Pankaj Advani 6
China  Li Yan 5   England  Alfie Burden 6   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 5   Hong Kong  Marco Fu 6
China  Zhang Anda 6   China  Zhang Anda 3   England  Alfie Burden 6   England  Alfie Burden 3
Norway  Kurt Maflin 6   England  Rod Lawler 5   England  Jack Lisowski 2   England  Mark Davis 6
Wales  Gareth Allen 5   Norway  Kurt Maflin 6   Norway  Kurt Maflin 6   Norway  Kurt Maflin 2
England  Robbie Williams 6   England  Andy Hicks 4   England  Mark King 6   Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 6
Scotland  Scott Donaldson 3   England  Robbie Williams 6   England  Robbie Williams 3   England  Mark King 3
India  Aditya Mehta 6   England  Mike Dunn 3   England  Jimmy White 5   England  Jamie Cope 4
Scotland  Michael Leslie 3   India  Aditya Mehta 6   India  Aditya Mehta 6   India  Aditya Mehta 6
Malta  Tony Drago 3   England  Adam Duffy 6   China  Liang Wenbo 6   England  Robert Milkins 6
England  Liam Highfield 6   England  Liam Highfield 5   England  Adam Duffy 4   China  Liang Wenbo 1
China  Tian Pengfei 6   China  Cao Yupeng 6   England  Matthew Selt 3   England  Tom Ford 3
England  Joel Walker 3   China  Tian Pengfei 5   China  Cao Yupeng 6   China  Cao Yupeng 6
England  Ian Burns 6   China  Yu Delu 6   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 6   Scotland  Marcus Campbell 3
England  Sean O'Sullivan 4   England  Ian Burns 3   China  Yu Delu 3   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 6
China  Chen Zhe 1   Scotland  Anthony McGill 6   England  Nigel Bond 6   England  Peter Ebdon 6
England  Martin O'Donnell 6   England  Martin O'Donnell 4   Scotland  Anthony McGill 0   England  Nigel Bond 5
Thailand  Passakorn Suwannawat 2   England  Barry Pinches 6   China  Xiao Guodong 5   England  Joe Perry 5
Wales  Daniel Wells 6   Wales  Daniel Wells 2   England  Barry Pinches 6   England  Barry Pinches 6
Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 6   England  Mark Joyce 6   England  Dave Harold 6   England  Ali Carter 6
England  David Grace 3   Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 4   England  Mark Joyce 4   England  Dave Harold 3

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[19]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[20]

References[edit]

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