2016 Northern Ireland Open

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Northern Ireland Open
Tournament information
Dates14–20 November 2016
VenueTitanic Exhibition Centre
CityBelfast
CountryNorthern Ireland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000[1]
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark King
Runner-upEngland Barry Hawkins
Score9–8
← First
2017

The 2016 Coral Northern Ireland Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 14 and 20 November 2016 at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[1] It was the ninth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[2]

This was the inaugural Northern Ireland Open event, being held as part of a new Home Nations Series introduced in the 2016/2017 season with the existing Welsh Open and new English Open and Scottish Open tournaments.[3][4] The winner of the Northern Ireland Open is awarded the Alex Higgins Trophy which is named in honour of Northern Irish two-time World Champion Alex Higgins.[5]

John Higgins made the 123rd official maximum break in the fifth frame of his last 64 match against Sam Craigie. It was Higgins' eight professional maximum break.[6]

Mark King won the first ranking title of his career by defeating Barry Hawkins 9–8 in the final.[7][8]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £10,000.

Main draw[edit]

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

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Judd Trumpw/d
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdonw/o
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
England Adam Duffy3
 
England Michael Wild2
 
 
 
England Adam Duffy4
 
England Peter Ebdon2
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
Australia Kurt Dunham4
 
 
 
England Christopher Keogan2
 
Australia Kurt Dunham3
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
England Robert Milkins1
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson2
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus4
 
Scotland Alan McManus0
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam4
 
China Wang Yuchen1
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam4
 
England Sanderson Lam1
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
England Zak Surety4
 
 
 
Isle of Man Darryl Hill3
 
England Zak Surety2
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
 
England Rod Lawler3
 

Section 2[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong2
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
Malta Alex Borg1
 
Malta Alex Borg4
 
 
 
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng2
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau1
 
England Mike Dunn3
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau4
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau4
 
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar2
 
England Ali Carterw/d
 
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbarw/o
 
Norway Kurt Maflin2
 
 
 
England Mark King4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei2
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 
 
 
England Mitchell Mann0
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong1
 
 
 
England Mitchell Mann4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien0
 
 
 
England Mark King4
 
England Mark King4
 
 
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo1
 
England Mark King4
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo2
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
 
England Nigel Bond1
 

Section 3[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
Wales David John1
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
England Jimmy White1
 
Wales Gareth Allen2
 
 
 
England Jimmy White4
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda0
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
Wales Ian Preece0
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin3
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana1
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah2
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown2
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown4
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston2
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani2
 
China Cao Yupeng1
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani4
 
Thailand Sunny Akani4
 
 
 
England Mark Davis3
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
England Jason Weston0
 

Section 4[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt2
 
 
 
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett4
 
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett1
 
 
 
England David Gilbert4
 
China Zhao Xintong1
 
 
 
England David Gilbert4
 
England David Gilbert2
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams4
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden1
 
England Craig Steadman0
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams4
 
Wales Mark Williams4
 
 
 
England David Grace2
 
Wales Mark Williams4
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins1
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens3
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor0
 
England Allan Taylor4
 
 
 
China Li Hang2
 
China Zhou Yuelong0
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
England Sam Craigie4
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones0
 
England Sam Craigie1
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
 
England Paul Davison0
 

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy0
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
England Jamie Cope2
 
Poland Adam Stefanow2
 
 
 
England Jamie Cope4
 
Belgium Luca Brecel1
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Scotland Graeme Dott0
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Wales Michael White4
 
 
 
China Chen Zhe3
 
China Chen Zhe4
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir1
 
Wales Michael White4
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale2
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
England Sean O'Sullivan2
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
Thailand Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn3
 
Thailand Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn4
 
 
 
England Rory McLeod2
 
England Ricky Walden2
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
England Tom Ford4
 
 
 
England Ian Burns2
 
England Tom Ford0
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail2
 

Section 6[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen1
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones4
 
Wales Duane Jones0
 
 
 
Scotland Fraser Patrick4
 
Scotland Fraser Patrick4
 
 
 
Scotland Marc Davis1
 
Scotland Fraser Patrick0
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins4
 
England Stuart Carrington3
 
 
 
England Michael Holt4
 
England Michael Holt1
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins4
 
England Barry Hawkins4
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell0
 
England Barry Hawkins4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski0
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
England David Lilley3
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
England John Astley1
 
England John Astley4
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong3
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
England Joe Perry3
 
England Elliot Slessor2
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
England Jimmy Robertson3
 
 
 
England Joe Perry4
 
England Joe Perry4
 
 
Brazil Itaro Santos0
 

Section 7[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
 
 
England Mark Joyce1
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou2
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace2
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
 
 
Finland Robin Hull1
 
Finland Robin Hull4
 
 
 
England James Cahill2
 
Finland Robin Hull4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker2
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clark2
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson3
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu4
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day3
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu3
 
 
 
England Sam Baird4
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham3
 
 
 
England Sam Baird4
 
England Sam Baird3
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells1
 
England Andrew Higginson3
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
 
England Peter Lines0
 

Section 8[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill0
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty4
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty3
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
Thailand Boonyarit Keattikun2
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill2
 
India Aditya Mehta4
 
 
 
England Sydney Wilson2
 
India Aditya Mehta3
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
China Fang Xiongman2
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao3
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
England Oliver Lines1
 
Scotland Eden Sharav0
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
England Steven Hallworth1
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams3
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh2
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
China Yu Delu1
 
China Ding Junhui2
 
 
China Yu Delu4
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei3
 
 
 
England Mark King5
 
England Mark King6
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson2
 
England Kyren Wilson5
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams4
 
England Mark King9
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins8
 
Wales Michael White2
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins5
 
England Barry Hawkins6
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton5
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen2
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton5
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Malta Terry Camilleri.
Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 20 November 2016.[11][12][13]
Mark King
 England
9–8 Barry Hawkins
 England
Afternoon: 1–85 (85), 6–118 (113), 126–11 (110), 49–80, 1–60, 14–64, 66–18, 90–1
Evening: 95–5 (62), 101–13 (100), 83–1, 76–6 (54), 0–73 (73), 40–82 (76), 65–28, 65–72, 84–33
110 Highest break 113
2 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 4

Century breaks[edit]

[14]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ a b "Northern Ireland Open Matches". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 21 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  14. ^ "Northern Ireland Open Centuries". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 21 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)