2012 Wuxi Classic

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Wuxi Classic
Tournament information
Dates 25 June–1 July 2012
Venue Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium
City Wuxi
Country China
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £405,000
Winner's share £75,000
Highest break England Stuart Bingham (147)
Final
Champion England Ricky Walden
Runner-up England Stuart Bingham
Score 10–4
2011
2013

The 2012 Wuxi Classic was a professional ranking snooker tournament held between 25 June–1 July 2012 at the Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium in Wuxi, China. It was the first year of the tournament as a ranking event, having been non-ranking in its previous playings.[1] It was also the first ranking event of the 2012/2013 season.[2]

Mark Selby was the defending champion,[3] but he lost in the quarter-finals 4–5 against Stuart Bingham.[4][5]

Ricky Walden won his second ranking title by defeating Bingham 10–4 in the final.[6][7] During the final Bingham made the 89th official maximum break. This was Bingham's third 147 break.[8]

Prize fund[edit]

It was announced on 2 May 2012, that this year's prize money would be £400,000, which would rise to £425,000 for next year and then to £450,000 for the following three years.[1] The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9]

Wildcard round[edit]

These matches were played in Wuxi on 25 and 26 June 2012.[10][11][12][13]

Match Score
WC1 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5–4 China Lu Ning
WC2 Scotland Jamie Burnett 5–3 China Jin Long
WC3 Wales Michael White 4–5 China Zhou Yuelong
WC4 England Rod Lawler 5–2 China Li Hang
WC5 England Dave Harold 1–5 China Rouzi Maimaiti
WC6 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5–2 China Lyu Haotian
WC7 England Michael Holt 1–5 China Zhu Yinghui
WC8 England Robert Milkins 5–2 China Chen Feilong

Main draw[edit]

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

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 England Mark Selby 5
England Barry Hawkins 2
1 England Mark Selby 5
England Jamie Cope 0
12 England Martin Gould 3
England Jamie Cope 5
1 England Mark Selby 4
14 England Stuart Bingham 5
14 England Stuart Bingham 5
England Peter Ebdon 4
14 England Stuart Bingham 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
5 England Shaun Murphy 1
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
14 England Stuart Bingham 6
England Mark Davis 5
6 Australia Neil Robertson 1
Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
England Mark Davis 5
9 China Ding Junhui 2
England Mark Davis 5
England Mark Davis 5
11 Scotland Graeme Dott 0
11 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
China Zhou Yuelong 1
11 Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England Rod Lawler 4
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
England Rod Lawler 5
14 England Stuart Bingham 4
13 England Ricky Walden 10
3 Wales Mark Williams 5
England Tom Ford 0
3 Wales Mark Williams 5
10 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
10 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
China Rouzi Maimaiti 1
3 Wales Mark Williams 3
Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
15 England Ali Carter 3
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
7 England Stephen Lee 1
Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
Scotland Marcus Campbell 1
13 England Ricky Walden 6
8 Wales Matthew Stevens w/d
England Joe Perry w/o
England Joe Perry 4
13 England Ricky Walden 5
13 England Ricky Walden 5
China Zhu Yinghui 0
13 England Ricky Walden 5
England Robert Milkins 3
16 England Andrew Higginson 3
England Robert Milkins 5
England Robert Milkins 5
2 England Judd Trump 3
2 England Judd Trump 5
Wales Dominic Dale 1

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Brendan Moore.
Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium, Wuxi, China, 1 July 2012.[10][14]
Stuart Bingham (14)
 England
4–10 Ricky Walden (13)
 England
Afternoon: 57–59, 43–53, 1–69 (69), 22–62, 24–54, 147–0 (147), 1–57 (56), 33–65
Evening: 34–76, 24–74 (73), 103–0 (103), 100–0 (100), 92–20, 41–84 (74)
147 Highest break 74
3 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 4

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 5 and 8 June 2012 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, England.[15][16][17] In the fourth frame of the match between Dominic Dale and Peter Lines a 20-year-old record from the 1992 Asian Open was broken. They accumulated 192 points, the most in a single frame in the history of snooker. Lines won the frame 108–84.[18] The previous record was 185, made when Sean Storey defeated Graham Cripsey 93–92.[19]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
  Round 4
Best of 9 frames
                               
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5   England Jimmy Robertson 5   England Nigel Bond 3   England Barry Hawkins 5
England Robbie Williams 2   Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 0   England Jimmy Robertson 5   England Jimmy Robertson 4
India Aditya Mehta 5   Thailand James Wattana 1   England Jimmy White 1   England Jamie Cope 5
England Sam Baird 3   India Aditya Mehta 5   India Aditya Mehta 5   India Aditya Mehta 4
India Pankaj Advani 4   England Simon Bedford 5   England Matthew Selt 5   England Peter Ebdon 5
China Chen Zhe 5   China Chen Zhe 0   England Simon Bedford 3   England Matthew Selt 4
Malta Tony Drago 5   England Adam Duffy 3   England Jack Lisowski 5   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Sean O'Sullivan 1   Malta Tony Drago 5   Malta Tony Drago 1   England Jack Lisowski 3
Belgium Luca Brecel 5   Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 4   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5   Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
Wales Daniel Wells 1   Belgium Luca Brecel 5   Belgium Luca Brecel 4   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
Iran Hossein Vafaei w/d   England Mark Joyce 5   England Rory McLeod 5   England Mark Davis 5
Scotland Fraser Patrick w/o   Scotland Fraser Patrick 3   England Mark Joyce 3   England Rory McLeod 2
Thailand Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 5   Wales Michael White 5   China Xiao Guodong 1   England Anthony Hamilton 4
England Ian Burns 3   Thailand Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 3   Wales Michael White 5   Wales Michael White 5
China Zhang Anda 3   China Yu Delu 4   China Liang Wenbo 3   Wales Jamie Jones 2
England Rod Lawler 5   England Rod Lawler 5   England Rod Lawler 5   England Rod Lawler 5
China Tian Pengfei 5   England Barry Pinches 5   Scotland Alan McManus 2   England Tom Ford 5
Wales Duane Jones 4   China Tian Pengfei 0   England Barry Pinches 5   England Barry Pinches 0
England David Grace 2   England Alfie Burden 5   England Dave Harold 5   England Mark King 4
England Martin O'Donnell 5   England Martin O'Donnell 3   England Alfie Burden 4   England Dave Harold 5
Australia Ben Judge 1   China Li Yan 5   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Adrian Gunnell 5   England Adrian Gunnell 2   China Li Yan 1   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3
Scotland Michael Leslie 2   England David Gilbert 5   Scotland Anthony McGill 4   Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
England Paul Davison 5   England Paul Davison 3   England David Gilbert 5   England David Gilbert 4
England Liam Highfield 4   Thailand Passakorn Suwannawat 5   England Ben Woollaston 1   England Joe Perry 5
England Michael Wasley 5   England Michael Wasley 1   Thailand Passakorn Suwannawat 5   Thailand Passakorn Suwannawat 1
Norway Kurt Maflin 5   England Andy Hicks 1   England Steve Davis 3   England Michael Holt 5
England Jamie O'Neill 3   Norway Kurt Maflin 5   Norway Kurt Maflin 5   Norway Kurt Maflin 4
England Craig Steadman 5   China Liu Chuang 5   England Robert Milkins 5   Wales Ryan Day 0
England Michael Wild 3   England Craig Steadman 4   China Liu Chuang 4   England Robert Milkins 5
China Cao Yupeng 4   England Peter Lines 5   England Mike Dunn 1   Wales Dominic Dale 5
England Joel Walker 5   England Joel Walker 4   England Peter Lines 5   England Peter Lines 4

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[20]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[21]

References[edit]

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