2016 Riga Masters

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Riga Masters
Tournament information
Dates22–24 June 2016
VenueArena Riga
CityRiga
CountryLatvia
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund200,000[1]
Winner's share€50,000
Highest breakEngland Martin O'Donnell (138)
Final
ChampionAustralia Neil Robertson
Runner-upEngland Michael Holt
Score5–2
2015
2017

The 2016 Kaspersky Riga Masters was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 22–24 June 2016 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.[1] It was the first ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[2]

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.

Barry Hawkins was the defending champion,[3] but he decided not to defend his title.

Neil Robertson won the 12th ranking title of his career, defeating Michael Holt 5–2 in the final, by trailing 1–2.[4]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £25,000.

Main draw[edit]

[6][7][8][9]

Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 9 frames
                  
England Sean O'Sullivan 4
Belgium Luca Brecel 0
England Sean O'Sullivan 0
England David Gilbert 4
England David Gilbert 4
England Sam Baird 1
England David Gilbert 2
China Xiao Guodong 4
Wales Jamie Jones 4
England Gary Wilson 3
Wales Jamie Jones 2
China Xiao Guodong 4
Wales Gareth Allen 0
China Xiao Guodong 4
China Xiao Guodong 2
Wales Darren Morgan 4
England Jack Lisowski 4
Wales Ryan Day 2
England Jack Lisowski 3
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 3
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
Wales Darren Morgan 4
China Zhao Xintong 4
England James Cahill 3
China Zhao Xintong 1
Wales Darren Morgan 4
Poland Adam Stefanow 2
Wales Darren Morgan 4
Wales Darren Morgan 0
Australia Neil Robertson 5
Iran Hossein Vafaei w/d
Wales Matthew Stevens w/o
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
China Tian Pengfei 3
China Tian Pengfei 4
England Allan Taylor 0
Wales Matthew Stevens 1
Australia Neil Robertson 4
England Stuart Carrington 4
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3
England Stuart Carrington 1
Australia Neil Robertson 4
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 1
Australia Neil Robertson 4
Australia Neil Robertson 4
England Judd Trump 1
England Christopher Keogan 1
China Zhou Yuelong 4
China Zhou Yuelong 1
England Judd Trump 4
England Judd Trump 4
England Chris Wakelin 1
England Judd Trump 4
Scotland John Higgins 2
Hong Kong Marco Fu 3
Scotland Graeme Dott 4
Scotland Graeme Dott 3
Scotland John Higgins 4
Scotland John Higgins 4
England Mark King 1
Australia Neil Robertson 5
England Michael Holt 2
China Li Hang w/o
China Chen Zhe w/d
China Li Hang 1
England Ali Carter 4
England Ali Carter 4
China Zhang Yong 1
England Ali Carter 2
Wales Mark Williams 4
Wales Jak Jones 4
England Jamie Cope 3
Wales Jak Jones 0
Wales Mark Williams 4
Wales Mark Williams 4
England Mark Davis 1
Wales Mark Williams 4
England John Astley 1
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 0
England Jimmy Robertson 4
England Jimmy Robertson 4
England Martin O'Donnell 3
England Martin O'Donnell 4
England Sam Craigie 3
England Jimmy Robertson 1
England John Astley 4
England Andy Hicks 4
China Fang Xiongman 3
England Andy Hicks 2
England John Astley 4
England John Astley 4
England Joe Perry 1
Wales Mark Williams 4
England Michael Holt 5
China Zhang Anda w/d
England Rory McLeod w/o
England Rory McLeod 1
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
England Andrew Higginson 2
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
China Yan Bingtao 0
England Martin Gould 4
England Tom Ford 0
England Martin Gould 2
China Yan Bingtao 4
Scotland Fraser Patrick 1
China Yan Bingtao 4
Scotland Anthony McGill 0
England Michael Holt 4
England Stuart Bingham 4
Wales Lee Walker 2
England Stuart Bingham 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
England Adam Duffy 3
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
England Stuart Bingham 3
England Michael Holt 4
England Michael Holt 4
England Mark Selby 1
England Michael Holt 4
England Ian Burns 3
England Ian Burns w/o
England Kyren Wilson w/d

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 9 frames. Referee: Bulgaria Desislava Bozhilova.
Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, 24 June 2016.[8][9]
Neil Robertson
 Australia
5–2 Michael Holt
 England
87–56 (56), 40–72, 6–60, 63–19, 89–0 (79), 57–20, 70–31 (69)
79 Highest break 39
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 0

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 3 and 4 June 2016 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 7 frames.[8][10][11]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Match was held over and played in Riga.
  2. ^ a b Wildcard

Century breaks[edit]

[12]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Total: 15

Televised stage centuries[edit]

Total: 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kaspersky Riga Masters 2016". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Hawkins Rules In Riga". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Robertson Rules in Riga". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Indicative prize money rankings schedule 2016/2017 season" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Kaspersky Riga Masters 2016 Draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Kaspersky Riga Masters 2016 Format" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  8. ^ a b c "Kaspersky Riga Masters". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Kaspersky Riga Masters Matches". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Riga Masters Qualifiers Draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Indian Open, World Open and Riga Masters Qualifiers Format" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  12. ^ "2016 Riga Masters – Centuries". CueTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2016.