2012 Welsh Open (snooker)

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888真人 Welsh Open
2012 Welsh Open (snooker) logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 13–19 February 2012
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £201,500
Winner's share £30,000
Highest break England Mark Selby (145)
Final
Champion China Ding Junhui
Runner-up England Mark Selby
Score 9–6
2011
2013

The 2012 888真人 Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 13–19 February 2012 at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.[1][2] This was the first time, that 888真人 sponsored the event.[3]

John Higgins was the defending champion,[1] but he lost 3–4 against Ding Junhui in the last 16.[4]

Ding Junhui won his fifth ranking title by defeating Mark Selby 9–6 in the final.[5][6]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7]

Main draw[edit]

[2][8][9]

Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
               
1 Scotland John Higgins 4
China Liang Wenbo 1
1 Scotland John Higgins 3
9 China Ding Junhui 4
9 China Ding Junhui 4
England Mark Davis 0
9 China Ding Junhui 5
15 England Stephen Lee 4
15 England Stephen Lee 4
England Michael Holt 1
15 England Stephen Lee 4
England Tom Ford 1
7 Scotland Graeme Dott 2
England Tom Ford 4
9 China Ding Junhui 6
6 England Shaun Murphy 2
6 England Shaun Murphy 4
England Mark Joyce 2
6 England Shaun Murphy 4
England Steve Davis 0
11 England Ali Carter 3
England Steve Davis 4
6 England Shaun Murphy 5
10 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
10 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0
10 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 0
4 Australia Neil Robertson 1
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
9 China Ding Junhui 9
2 England Mark Selby 6
3 Wales Mark Williams 4
England Andy Hicks 3
3 Wales Mark Williams 1
16 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
16 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
Hong Kong Marco Fu 1
16 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
5 England Judd Trump 3
14 England Stuart Bingham 4
England Mark King 2
14 England Stuart Bingham 1
5 England Judd Trump 4
5 England Judd Trump 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 0
16 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
2 England Mark Selby 6
8 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
England Adam Wicheard 2
8 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
13 Wales Matthew Stevens 2
13 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
England Barry Hawkins 3
8 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
2 England Mark Selby 5
12 England Martin Gould 4
England Peter Ebdon 2
12 England Martin Gould 1
2 England Mark Selby 4
2 England Mark Selby 4
England Sam Baird 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Terry Camilleri.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 19 February 2012.[2][8]
Ding Junhui (9)
 China
9–6 Mark Selby (2)
 England
Afternoon: 1–136 (103), 71–8 (64), 0–124 (124), 64-61, 66–40, 90–0 (90), 0–91 (66), 64–29 (51)
Evening: 14–80 (73), 84–2 (83), 34–91 (91), 124–3 (124), 130–0 (130), 0–145 (145), 74–11
130 Highest break 145
2 Century breaks 3
6 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 8 and 11 February 2012 at the World Snooker Academy, Sheffield, England.[10][11][12]

  Round 1
Best of 7 frames
  Round 2
Best of 7 frames
  Round 3
Best of 7 frames
  Round 4
Best of 7 frames
                               
        England Ben Woollaston 1   China Liang Wenbo 4   England Rory McLeod 1
      England David Gilbert 4   England David Gilbert 1   China Liang Wenbo 4
China Tian Pengfei 0   England Adrian Gunnell 2   Scotland Jamie Burnett 4   England Mark Davis 4
China Cao Yupeng 4   China Cao Yupeng 4   China Cao Yupeng 2   Scotland Jamie Burnett 2
        England Jimmy Robertson 2   England Michael Holt 4   Wales Ryan Day[nb 1] 0
      England Alfie Burden 4   England Alfie Burden 3   England Michael Holt 4
        Wales Michael White 1   England Jimmy White 2   England Tom Ford 4
      England Ian McCulloch 4   England Ian McCulloch 4   England Ian McCulloch 3
England David Grace 3   England Mark Joyce 4   England Joe Jogia 0   England Andrew Higginson 3
Wales Daniel Wells 4   Wales Daniel Wells 3   England Mark Joyce 4   England Mark Joyce 4
England Sam Craigie 2   England Barry Pinches 1   England Steve Davis 4   England Ricky Walden 3
India Lucky Vatnani 4   India Lucky Vatnani 4   India Lucky Vatnani 3   England Steve Davis 4
        England Peter Lines 2   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4   England Jamie Cope 2
      England Rod Lawler 4   England Rod Lawler 0   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
Norway Kurt Maflin 4   Malta Tony Drago 2   England Robert Milkins 0   Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
England Stuart Carrington 3   Norway Kurt Maflin 4   Norway Kurt Maflin 4   Norway Kurt Maflin 0
England Andrew Norman 4   England Andy Hicks 4   England Anthony Hamilton 1   England Joe Perry 2
India Aditya Mehta 0   England Andrew Norman 2   England Andy Hicks 4   England Andy Hicks 4
        China Liu Chuang 4   England Matthew Selt 4   Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
      England Liam Highfield 3   China Liu Chuang 1   England Matthew Selt 2
        England Dave Harold 4   Scotland Alan McManus 3   England Mark King 4
      Northern Ireland Joe Swail 0   England Dave Harold 4   England Dave Harold 1
Republic of Ireland David Morris 4   China Xiao Guodong 4   England Mike Dunn 4   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
England Paul Davison 3   Republic of Ireland David Morris 2   China Xiao Guodong 3   England Mike Dunn 3
Wales Andrew Pagett 1   China Liu Song 3   Wales Jamie Jones 1   Scotland Marcus Campbell 2
England Adam Wicheard 4   England Adam Wicheard 4   England Adam Wicheard 4   England Adam Wicheard 4
China Yu Delu 4   Scotland Anthony McGill 4   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4   England Barry Hawkins 4
Belgium Luca Brecel 0   China Yu Delu 2   Scotland Anthony McGill 2   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2
England Adam Duffy w/o   Thailand James Wattana 0   England Jack Lisowski 2   England Peter Ebdon 4
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng w/d   England Adam Duffy 4   England Adam Duffy 4   England Adam Duffy 0
Thailand Passakorn Suwannawat 1   China Li Yan 1   England Nigel Bond 3   Wales Dominic Dale[nb 1] 2
England Sam Baird 4   England Sam Baird 4   England Sam Baird 4   England Sam Baird 4
  1. ^ a b Matches were held over and played in Newport.

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[13]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welsh Open Snooker Returns To Newport". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "888真人 Welsh Open (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "888真人Sponsor Welsh Open". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ding edges out Higgins; Murphy hits form in Newport; O'Sullivan win ensures Crucible spot". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Welsh Open: China's Ding Junhui beats Mark Selby 9–6 to lift title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ding claims Welsh Open title". Eurosport UK. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Prize Money". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "2012 Welsh Open draw and format". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "2012 Welsh Open scores and match schedule". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "2012 Welsh Open qualifiers draw and format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "2012 Welsh Open qualifiers results". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "888真人 Welsh Open Qualifiers (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Qualifying century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Televised century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.