2015 International Championship (snooker)

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International Championship
Tournament information
Dates25 October–1 November 2015
VenueBaihu Media Broadcasting Centre
CityDaqing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£657,000
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakChina Zhao Xintong (142)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland Dave Gilbert
Score10–5
2014
2016

The 2015 International Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 25 October and 1 November 2015 at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre in Daqing, China. It was the third ranking event of the 2015/2016 season.

Ricky Walden was the defending champion, but he lost 4–6 against Tian Pengfei in the qualifying round.

John Higgins won his 28th ranking title, defeating Dave Gilbert 10–5 in the final.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1][2]

Wildcard round[edit]

These matches were played on 25 October 2015.

Match Score
WC1 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 6–5 China Lin Shuai
WC2 Wales Daniel Wells 6–2 China Fang Xiongman
WC3 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6–2 China Chen Zifan
WC4 India Aditya Mehta 4–6 China Wang Yuchen

Main draw[edit]

Last 64
Best of 11 frames
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
                  
China Tian Pengfei 6
China Cao Yupeng 2
China Tian Pengfei 6
China Liang Wenbo 3
England Andrew Higginson 4
China Liang Wenbo 6
China Tian Pengfei 1
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
England Kyren Wilson 6
England Jamie Cope 4
England Kyren Wilson 3
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6
Wales Mark Williams 6
England Ian Burns 3
Wales Mark Williams 5
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6
Scotland Ross Muir 5
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6
China Zhou Yuelong 5
England Martin Gould 2
China Zhou Yuelong 6
China Zhou Yuelong 6
England Sanderson Lam 0
England Sanderson Lam 6
England Michael Wild 0
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5
England Dave Gilbert 9
England Barry Hawkins 6
England Chris Wakelin 4
England Barry Hawkins 4
England Jimmy Robertson 6
England Jimmy Robertson 6
Isle of Man Darryl Hill 2
England Jimmy Robertson 3
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
England Ali Carter 5
England Jack Lisowski 6
England Jack Lisowski 3
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
Wales Matthew Stevens 2
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
England Dave Gilbert 6
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 4
England Oliver Lines 6
England Oliver Lines 4
England Dave Gilbert 6
England Dave Gilbert 6
China Xiao Guodong 5
England Dave Gilbert 6
Wales Ryan Day 4
Wales Ryan Day 6
England Mark Joyce 3
Wales Ryan Day 6
China Ding Junhui 5
England Craig Steadman 2
China Ding Junhui 6
England Dave Gilbert 5
Scotland John Higgins 10
England Mark Selby 6
England Mike Dunn 3
England Mark Selby 6
Scotland Anthony McGill 1
England Sean O'Sullivan 0
Scotland Anthony McGill 6
England Mark Selby 6
Wales Michael White 3
Wales Lee Walker 6
Wales Daniel Wells 4
Wales Lee Walker 3
Wales Michael White 6
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 5
Wales Michael White 6
England Mark Selby 6
Australia Neil Robertson 4
Scotland Graeme Dott 6
Scotland Jamie Burnett 2
Scotland Graeme Dott 6
England Peter Ebdon 3
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0
England Peter Ebdon 6
Scotland Graeme Dott 1
Australia Neil Robertson 6
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 6
England Tom Ford 3
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Martin O'Donnell 2
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Mark Selby 4
Scotland John Higgins 9
England Shaun Murphy 6
Belgium Luca Brecel 2
England Shaun Murphy 6
Wales Jamie Jones 2
Norway Kurt Maflin 2
Wales Jamie Jones 6
England Shaun Murphy 0
Scotland John Higgins 6
England Michael Holt 6
England Rod Lawler 4
England Michael Holt 3
Scotland John Higgins 6
China Zhao Xintong 2
Scotland John Higgins 6
Scotland John Higgins 6
England Joe Perry 3
England Joe Perry 6
China Wang Yuchen 1
England Joe Perry 6
Wales Dominic Dale 3
Wales Dominic Dale 6
England Matthew Selt 1
England Joe Perry 6
England Ben Woollaston 5
England Ben Woollaston 6
England Robbie Williams 5
England Ben Woollaston 6
China Yu Delu 5
China Yu Delu 6
England Stuart Bingham 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Netherlands Jan Verhaas.
Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China, 1 November 2015.
Dave Gilbert
 England
5–10 John Higgins
 Scotland
Afternoon: 64–53, 33–71 (56), 100–0 (100), 2–82 (66), 9–93 (69), 43–66, 83–9 (77), 75–0 (59), 0–108 (108)
Evening: 8–135 (129), 0–88 (88), 98–4 (51), (54) 54–88 (88), 18–72 (52), 22–93 (56)
100 Highest break 129
1 Century breaks 2
5 50+ breaks 9

Qualifying[edit]

These matches took place between 30 September and 3 October 2015 in England. Matches involved Ricky Walden, Liang Wenbo, Ding Junhui and Stuart Bingham, were played on 25 October 2015 in China. All matches were best of 11 frames.

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2014/2015 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 May 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  2. ^ "International Championship - Alle Infos zum Turnier" (in German). Yahoo Eurosport. 24 October 2014. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.