2016 Paul Hunter Classic

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Paul Hunter Classic
Tournament information
Dates 24–28 August 2016
Venue Stadthalle
City Fürth
Country Germany
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund 125,000[1]
Winner's share €25,000
Highest break Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (147)
Final
Champion England Mark Selby
Runner-up England Tom Ford
Score 4–2
2015
2017

The 2016 Paul Hunter Classic was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24–28 August 2016 at the Stadthalle in Fürth, Germany.[2] It was the fourth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[3]

Named in honour of former professional snooker player Paul Hunter, this was the first time for which the event was a ranking tournament, having previously been a minor-ranking event of the Players Tour Championship.[1] It was also the first of the two ranking events of the season, along with the Gibraltar Open (also a former European Tour event), which would be open to amateurs and would form the new Amateur Order of Merit.[4]

Ali Carter was the defending champion,[5] but he was defeated 3–4 by Yan Bingtao in the last 32.[6]

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh made the 119th official maximum break in the second frame of his last 32 match against Kurt Maflin. It was Un-Nooh's first professional maximum break, having missed the final black on two occasions the previous season.[7]

Mark Selby won his 8th ranking title, defeating Tom Ford 4–2 in the final.[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 £40,000.[10]

Main rounds[edit]

[11][12][13][14]

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong1
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
England Anthony Hamilton0
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau0
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
England Ricky Walden 3
 
 
 
England Liam Highfield4
 
Belgium Luca Brecel2
 
 
 
England Liam Highfield4
 
England Liam Highfield4
 
 
 
England Sean Harvey3
 
Scotland Ross Muir3
 
 
 
England Sean Harvey4
 
England Liam Highfield3
 
 
 
England Mark Davis4
 
Wales Gareth Allen2
 
 
 
England Mark Davis4
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam2
 
England Sanderson Lam4
 
 
 
England Jason Weston2
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker2
 
Wales Lee Walkerw/o
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaeiw/d
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 
 
 
England Adam Duffy1
 
England Adam Duffy4
 
 
England Michael Williams0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England James Cahill4
 
 
 
Belgium Kevin Vandevoort0
 
England James Cahill4
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day2
 
Wales Ryan Dayw/o
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdonw/d
 
England James Cahill 3
 
 
 
England Mark Selby4
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
England Oliver Brown0
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor0
 
England Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
England Sam Baird2
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill1
 
China Zhao Xintong2
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
England David Lilley3
 
China Liang Wenbo2
 
 
 
England Sam Baird4
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones1
 
England Gary Wilson1
 
 
 
England Sam Baird4
 
England Sam Baird4
 
 
England Daniel Ward2
 

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 Rod Lawler 4
 
 
 
England Mitchell Mann 2
 
England Rod Lawler4
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington1
 
England Stuart Carrington 4
 
 
 
Wales Ben Jones0
 
England Rod Lawler1
 
 
 
England Jimmy White4
 
China Xiao Guodong 4
 
 
 
England Robert Read0
 
China Xiao Guodong 2
 
 
 
England Jimmy White4
 
England Jimmy White 4
 
 
 
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett2
 
England Jimmy White4
 
 
 
Wales Michael White2
 
China Mei Xiwen 4
 
 
 
England Steven Hallworth3
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
Australia Kurt Dunham2
 
Malta Alex Borg 2
 
 
 
Australia Kurt Dunham 4
 
China Mei Xiwen2
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Isle of Man Darryl Hill w/d
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda w/o
 
China Zhang Andaw/d
 
 
 
Wales Michael Whitew/o
 
Wales Michael White 4
 
 
China Yu Delu 1
 

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 Mark Joyce w/o
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham w/d
 
England Mark Joyce3
 
 
 
England Ali Carter4
 
England Ali Carter 4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Stephen Bateman1
 
England Ali Carter3
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah 3
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson3
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden 3
 
China Yan Bingtao1
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
England Ben Woollaston2
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale 4
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
 
 
England Ian Glover1
 
Thailand Kritsanut Lertsattayathornw/d
 
 
 
England Ian Gloverw/o
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
 
 
England Michael Holt2
 
England Michael Holt4
 
 
 
Germany Felix Frede1
 
England Michael Holtw/o
 
 
 
Thailand Boonyarit Keattikunw/d
 
Thailand Boonyarit Keattikun w/o
 
 
England Robert Milkins w/d
 

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 Oliver Lines 1
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin 4
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill3
 
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
England George Pragnall 0
 
Norway Kurt Maflin1
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 4
 
 
 
England Martin Gould 2
 
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng2
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4
 
 
 
China Lü Chenwei 0
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen3
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
 
 
 
England Ashley Beal0
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien3
 
 
 
China Li Hang4
 
China Li Hang 4
 
 
 
England Jamie Cope 2
 
China Li Hang2
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
China Zhang Yong 2
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail1
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
 
 
England Matthew Glasby0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski 4
 
 
 
England Matthew Day1
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson0
 
England Jimmy Robertson0
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson 4
 
England Jack Lisowski0
 
 
 
England David Grace4
 
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
Germany Patrick Einsle2
 
Wales Matthew Stevens3
 
 
 
England David Grace4
 
England Sean O'Sullivan 0
 
 
 
England David Grace 4
 
England David Grace4
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams0
 
England Andrew Higginson 4
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor 1
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clark1
 
Finland Robin Hull w/d
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clarkw/o
 
England Andrew Higginson3
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
England Joe Perry 4
 
 
 
Scotland Michael Collumb2
 
England Joe Perry2
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
England Robbie Williams 4
 
 
Germany Simon Lichtenberg1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England David Gilbert 4
 
 
 
England Daniel Devlin0
 
England David Gilbert2
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou4
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 4
 
 
 
Scotland Fraser Patrick1
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou1
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene4
 
England Sydney Wilson 1
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham4
 
England Stuart Bingham3
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene4
 
Egypt Hatem Yassen 0
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene4
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene0
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones4
 
China Cao Yupeng 4
 
 
 
England Barry Pinches3
 
China Cao Yupeng1
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones4
 
Wales Jamie Jones 4
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei0
 
Wales Jamie Jones4
 
 
 
England Peter Lines1
 
England Nigel Bond 3
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
England Craig Steadman3
 
 
 
England Peter Lines4
 
England Michael Wild 1
 
 
England Peter Lines4
 

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 Paul Davison 1
 
 
 
England Zack Richardson4
 
England Zack Richardson4
 
 
 
England Rory McLeod2
 
England Rory McLeod 4
 
 
 
England Brandon Sargeant2
 
England Zack Richardson4
 
 
 
England John Astley1
 
England John Astley w/o
 
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar w/d
 
England John Astley4
 
 
 
England Mark King2
 
Wales David John 1
 
 
 
England Mark King 4
 
England Zack Richardson1
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
Malaysia Rory Thor 0
 
 
 
England Christopher Keogan 4
 
England Christopher Keogan1
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus4
 
Scotland Alan McManus 4
 
 
 
England Andy Hicks1
 
Scotland Alan McManus2
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
England Ian Burns 2
 
 
 
England Tom Ford 4
 
England Tom Ford4
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin3
 
China Chen Zhe 2
 
 
England Chris Wakelin 4
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
England Mark Davis1
 
 
 
England Mark Selby4
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale2
 
England Jimmy White2
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford2
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
England David Grace3
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh2
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
Wales Jamie Jones1
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Belgium Jan Scheers.
Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany, 28 August 2016.[12][13][14]
Mark Selby
 England
4–2 Tom Ford
 England
85–32 (85), 13–63, 62–59, 0–76 (67), 73–31 (72), 99–5 (58)
85 Highest break 67
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 1


Amateur pre-qualifying[edit]

These matches were played in Fürth on 24–25 August 2016. All matches were best of 7 frames.[11][12][13][14]

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Century breaks[edit]

Amateur pre-qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[15]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "World Snooker Tour". World Snooker. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
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  6. ^ "Whirlwind Flies Into Furth Last 16". World Snooker. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Un-Nooh Makes 147 In Furth". World Snooker. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mark Selby wins snooker's Paul Hunter Classic in Germany". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Indicative prize money rankings schedule 2016/2017 season" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Robertson Tops Centuries Chart". World Snooker. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Paul Hunter Classic Draw" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c "Paul Hunter Classic Format" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c "Paul Hunter Classic Results". Snooker.org. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c "Paul Hunter Classic Matches". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Paul Hunter Classic Centuries". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.