2015 Players Tour Championship Grand Final

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2015 Players Tour Championship Grand Final
Tournament information
Dates24–28 March 2015
VenueMontien Riverside Hotel
CityBangkok
CountryThailand
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£350,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakAustralia Neil Robertson (138)
Final
ChampionEngland Joe Perry
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score4–3
ET6
Last →

The 2015 Players Tour Championship Grand Final (also known as the 2015 Players Championship Grand Final[1]) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24–28 March 2015 at the Montien Riverside Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. It was the ninth ranking event of the 2014/2015 season.[2]

Barry Hawkins was the defending champion,[3] but he lost 2–4 against Mark King in the last 32.[4]

Joe Perry won his first ranking event by defeating Mark Williams 4–3 in the final.[5][6]

Prize fund[edit]

The total prize money of the event was raised to £350,000 from the previous year's £300,000.[7][8] The breakdown of prize money of the event is shown below:[9][10]

Prize fund
Winner £100,000
Runner-up £38,000
Semi-finalist £20,000
Quarter-finalist £12,500
Last 16 £7,000
Last 32 £4,000
Highest break £2,000
Total £350,000

Seeding list[edit]

The players competed in 9 minor-ranking tournaments to earn points for the European Tour and Asian Tour Order of Merits. The seeding list of the Finals was based on the combined list from the earnings of both Order of Merits.[11][12]

Rank Player European Tour[13][14] Asian Tour[15][16] Total[17]
01 England Shaun Murphy 48,249 0 48,249
02 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 31,833 0 31,833
03 Scotland Stephen Maguire 29,333 200 29,533
04 England Mark Selby 28,499 0 28,499
05 Australia Neil Robertson 27,249 0 27,249
06 England Judd Trump 26,916 0 26,916
07 England Joe Perry 9,166 12,000 21,166
08 England Robert Milkins 17,750 2,500 20,250
09 Wales Mark Williams 16,250 2,900 19,150
10 England Matthew Selt 15,500 2,900 18 400
11 England Stuart Bingham 6,334 10,600 16,934
12 England Jimmy Robertson 10,083 3,500 13,583
13 England Peter Ebdon 11,833 1,500 13,333
14 England Mark Davis 12,416 600 13,016
15 England Martin Gould 12,500 0 12,500
16 England Barry Hawkins 12,000 0 12,000
17 China Ding Junhui 0 11,500 11,500
18 England Oliver Lines 4,500 6,000 10,500
19 England Rod Lawler 10,499 0 10,499
20 Belgium Luca Brecel 9,832 0 9,832
21 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 3,332 6,200 9,532
22 England Ricky Walden 9,083 200 9,283
23 Scotland Alan McManus 9,084 0 9,084
24 England Michael Holt 3,583 5,000 8,583
25 Wales Michael White 8,583 0 8,583
26 England Mark King 7,000 1,400 8,400
27 Hong Kong Marco Fu 7,416 600 8,016
28 Scotland Anthony McGill 8,000 0 8,000
29 Wales Ryan Day 3,749 4,000 7,749
30 England Chris Wakelin 7,416 0 7,416
31 Scotland John Higgins 6,583 200 6,783
32 Wales Dominic Dale 6,583 0 6,583

Main draw[edit]

[18][19][20]

Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
               
1 England Shaun Murphy 4
19 England Rod Lawler 2
1 England Shaun Murphy 2
15 England Martin Gould 4
15 England Martin Gould 4
25 Wales Michael White 3
15 England Martin Gould 2
6 England Judd Trump 4
16 England Barry Hawkins 2
26 England Mark King 4
26 England Mark King 2
6 England Judd Trump 4
6 England Judd Trump 4
20 Belgium Luca Brecel 0
6 England Judd Trump 2
9 Wales Mark Williams 4
8 England Robert Milkins 0
30 England Chris Wakelin 4
30 England Chris Wakelin 2
10 England Matthew Selt 4
10 England Matthew Selt 4
18 England Oliver Lines 1
10 England Matthew Selt 3
9 Wales Mark Williams 4
9 Wales Mark Williams 4
21 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1
9 Wales Mark Williams 4
4 England Mark Selby 3
4 England Mark Selby 4
32 Wales Dominic Dale 0
9 Wales Mark Williams 3
7 England Joe Perry 4
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
31 Scotland John Higgins 3
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
24 England Michael Holt 4
12 England Jimmy Robertson 2
24 England Michael Holt 4
24 England Michael Holt 1
7 England Joe Perry 4
13 England Peter Ebdon 1
28 Scotland Anthony McGill 4
28 Scotland Anthony McGill 3
7 England Joe Perry 4
7 England Joe Perry 4
17 China Ding Junhui 1
7 England Joe Perry 4
11 England Stuart Bingham 1
5 Australia Neil Robertson 4
27 Hong Kong Marco Fu 3
5 Australia Neil Robertson 1
14 England Mark Davis 4
14 England Mark Davis 4
22 England Ricky Walden 2
14 England Mark Davis 1
11 England Stuart Bingham 4
11 England Stuart Bingham 4
23 Scotland Alan McManus 1
11 England Stuart Bingham 4
2 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2
2 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
29 Wales Ryan Day 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Paul Collier.
Montien Riverside Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 28 March 2015.[20]
Mark Williams (9)
 Wales
3–4 Joe Perry (7)
 England
73–22 (64), 80–0 (57), 103–30 (103), 15–64, 0–68 (50), 21–59 (56), 7–78 (54)
103 Highest break 56
1 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 3

Century breaks[edit]

[21]

References[edit]

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