2015 Australian Goldfields Open

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Australian Goldfields Open
Tournament information
Dates29 June–5 July 2015
VenueBendigo Stadium
CityBendigo
CountryAustralia
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund$539,600
Winner's share$75,000
Highest breakEngland Ricky Walden (142)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland Martin Gould
Score9–8
2014
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The 2015 Australian Goldfields Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 29 June and 5 July 2015 at the Bendigo Stadium in Bendigo, Australia. It was the first ranking event of the 2015/2016 season.[1]

Judd Trump was the defending champion,[2] but he lost 1–5 against Stephen Maguire in the quarter-finals.

John Higgins defeated Martin Gould 9–8 in the final to win the 27th ranking title of his career.[3]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

Wildcard round[edit]

Match Score
WC1 England Matthew Selt 5–0 Australia Ben Judge
WC2 England Ben Woollaston 3–5 Australia Adrian Ridley

Main draw[edit]

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 17 frames
               
1 England Judd Trump 5
England Jack Lisowski 0
1 England Judd Trump 5
England Ian Burns 2
15 China Xiao Guodong 3
England Ian Burns 5
1 England Judd Trump 1
11 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
11 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
England Joel Walker 0
11 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
7 England Ricky Walden 4
7 England Ricky Walden 5
England Andrew Higginson 3
11 Scotland Stephen Maguire 1
England Martin Gould 6
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
England Martin Gould 5
England Martin Gould 5
16 England Michael Holt 3
16 England Michael Holt 5
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 0
England Martin Gould 5
England Matthew Selt 1
9 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2
England Mark Joyce 5
England Mark Joyce 4
England Matthew Selt 5
4 Australia Neil Robertson 4
England Matthew Selt 5
England Martin Gould 8
10 Scotland John Higgins 9
3 England Mark Selby 5
England Mark King 1
3 England Mark Selby 1
Wales Jamie Jones 5
14 England Mark Davis 4
Wales Jamie Jones 5
Wales Jamie Jones 5
13 Wales Michael White 4
13 Wales Michael White 5
Iran Hossein Vafaei 3
13 Wales Michael White 5
England Ali Carter 4
5 England Shaun Murphy 4
England Ali Carter 5
Wales Jamie Jones 4
10 Scotland John Higgins 6
6 England Joe Perry 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
6 England Joe Perry 5
12 England Robert Milkins 3
12 England Robert Milkins 5
Australia Adrian Ridley 1
6 England Joe Perry 3
10 Scotland John Higgins 5
10 Scotland John Higgins 5
England Michael Georgiou 2
10 Scotland John Higgins 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 1
2 England Stuart Bingham 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Belgium Olivier Marteel.
Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia, 5 July 2015.
Martin Gould
 England
8–9 John Higgins (10)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 8–90 (90), 57–58, 101–13 (101), 101–25 (86), 67–32, 89–5 (89), 0–126 (112), 12–66
Evening: 25–74, 13–82, 138–0 (138), 40–68 (68), 70–45 (55), 100–1 (58), 33–92 (60), 68–54, 8–89 (89)
138 Highest Break 112
2 Century Breaks 1
6 50+ Breaks 5

Qualifying stages[edit]

The qualifying stages for this event took place at K2 in Crawley, England between 1–5 June 2015.[5][6]

  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 Nigel Bond 5   England Rory McLeod 5
England Sam Craigie 4   England Nigel Bond 2     England Rory McLeod 4     England Jimmy Robertson 1
England Sydney Wilson 5   England Jack Lisowski 5   England Jack Lisowski 5     England Jack Lisowski 5
England Oliver Brown 2   England Sydney Wilson 2
Australia Vinnie Calabrese 5   England Michael Wasley 5
England Billy Joe Castle 2   Australia Vinnie Calabrese 1     England Michael Wasley 2     England Rod Lawler 4
England Jimmy White 4   England Ian Burns 5   England Ian Burns 5     England Ian Burns 5
England Saqib Nasir 5   England Saqib Nasir 1
England Jamie Cope 5   England Joel Walker 5
Scotland Scott Macfarlane 2   England Jamie Cope 2     England Joel Walker 5     England Gary Wilson 3
England Adam Duffy 5   Scotland Scott Donaldson 1   England Adam Duffy 3     England Joel Walker 5
England Ashley Carty 4   England Adam Duffy 5
England Jason Weston 2   England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Hammad Miah 5   England Hammad Miah 1     England Anthony Hamilton 3     England Mike Dunn 3
England Paul Davison 5   England Andrew Higginson 5   England Andrew Higginson 5     England Andrew Higginson 5
England Sam Harvey 1   England Paul Davison 2
England James Cahill 5   Scotland Michael Leslie 5
England Jeff Cundy 2   England James Cahill 3     Scotland Michael Leslie 5     England Martin Gould 5
Wales Duane Jones 5   England Sam Baird 5   England Sam Baird 0     Scotland Michael Leslie 1
England Samuel Thistlewhite 1   Wales Duane Jones 1
China Lu Ning 5   Republic of Ireland David Morris 5
England Joe O'Connor 4   China Lu Ning 2     Republic of Ireland David Morris 5     Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
Scotland Fraser Patrick 5   England Tom Ford 1   Scotland Fraser Patrick 3     Republic of Ireland David Morris 0
England Michael Williams 0   Scotland Fraser Patrick 5
China Lu Chenwei 1   England Robbie Williams 5
England Nick Jennings 5   England Nick Jennings 2     England Robbie Williams 1     Belgium Luca Brecel 4
Scotland Eden Sharav 5   England Mark Joyce 5   England Mark Joyce 5     England Mark Joyce 5
England Andrew Milliard 3   Scotland Eden Sharav 1
China Zhao Xintong 5   England Barry Pinches 2
England Kuldesh Johal 1   China Zhao Xintong 5     China Zhao Xintong 3     England Matthew Selt 5
Wales Daniel Wells 5   China Zhang Anda 5   China Zhang Anda 5     China Zhang Anda 1
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett 3   Wales Daniel Wells 2
Scotland Rhys Clark 5   China Li Hang 5
England Grant Miles 1   Scotland Rhys Clark 1     China Li Hang 4     England Mark King 5
England Allan Taylor 5   England Stuart Carrington 4   England Allan Taylor 5     England Allan Taylor 4
England Simon Dent 2   England Allan Taylor 5
England Chris Wakelin 5   England Craig Steadman 0
Wales Alex Taubman 1   England Chris Wakelin 5     England Chris Wakelin 5     Wales Jamie Jones 5
China Zhang Yong 1   England Liam Highfield 5   England Liam Highfield 2     England Chris Wakelin 3
England Ashley Hugill 5   England Ashley Hugill 0
China Yan Bingtao w/d   Wales Lee Walker 5
China Chen Zhe w/o   China Chen Zhe 2     Wales Lee Walker 4     Wales Dominic Dale 3
Iran Hossein Vafaei 5   England Zak Surety 3   Iran Hossein Vafaei 5     Iran Hossein Vafaei 5
England Charlie Walters 3   Iran Hossein Vafaei 5
England Sanderson Lam 5   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Matthew Day 3   England Sanderson Lam 1     Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4     England Allister Carter 5
England Ian Glover 5   England Kyren Wilson 5   England Kyren Wilson 5     England Kyren Wilson 1
Scotland Ross Higgins 0   England Ian Glover 3
England Steven Hallworth 5   England Oliver Lines 5
England Jake Nicholson 0   England Steven Hallworth 3     England Oliver Lines 2     England Peter Ebdon 4
Wales Gareth Allen 5   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5     Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
England Adam Edge 3   Wales Gareth Allen 1
England Martin O'Donnell 5   China Zhou Yuelong 5
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 3   England Martin O'Donnell 3     China Zhou Yuelong 5     England Ben Woollaston 5
England Alfie Burden 1   England Peter Lines 5   England Peter Lines 3     China Zhou Yuelong 2
Wales David John 5   Wales David John 1
Scotland Ross Muir 5   England Michael Georgiou 5
England Callum Downing 4   Scotland Ross Muir 0     England Michael Georgiou 5     England David Gilbert 4
England Sean O'Sullivan 5   India Aditya Mehta 5   India Aditya Mehta 4     England Michael Georgiou 5
England Brandon Sargeant 2   England Sean O'Sullivan 4
Isle of Man Darryl Hill 3   Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
Scotland Dylan Craig 5   Scotland Dylan Craig 0     Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5     Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England David Grace 5   England Mitchell Mann 5   England Mitchell Mann 3     Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
England Christopher Keogan 4   England David Grace 4

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

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Televised stage centuries[edit]

[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2015/16". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Judd Trump wins 2014 Australian Goldfields Open". worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Australian Open: John Higgins beats Martin Gould to take title". BBC Sport. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2014/2015 Season" (Website). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Australian Open Qualifiers Draw" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Australian Open Qualifiers Live Scores". worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-08.