2017 International Championship

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International Championship
Tournament information
Dates 29 October – 5 November 2017
Venue Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre
City Daqing
Country China
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £750,000
Winner's share £150,000
Highest break England Kyren Wilson (147)
Final
Champion England Mark Selby
Runner-up Northern Ireland Mark Allen
Score 10–7
2016
2018

The 2017 OPPO International Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 29 October to 5 November 2017 in Daqing, China.[1] It was the eighth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 26–30 September 2017 in Preston.

Mark Selby was the defending champion, having beaten Ding Junhui 10–1 in the 2016 final. Selby retained his title by beating Mark Allen 10–7 in the final of this year's edition.[2]

Kyren Wilson made the 133rd official maximum break in the 10th frame of his last 32 match against Martin Gould. It was Wilson's first maximum break.[3]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £5,000

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
                  
England Mark Selby 6
China Cao Yupeng 4
England Mark Selby 6
England Tom Ford 4
England Tom Ford 6
Wales Ian Preece 5
England Mark Selby 6
Wales Mark Williams 4
Wales Ryan Day 6
Norway Kurt Maflin 5
Wales Ryan Day 2
Wales Mark Williams 6
Wales Mark Williams 6
China Yu Delu 4
England Mark Selby 6
England Robbie Williams 2
England Sam Craigie 3
England Joe Perry 6
England Joe Perry 3
England Robbie Williams 6
England Robbie Williams w/o
England Stuart Bingham [nb 1]
England Robbie Williams 6
Australia Neil Robertson 2
England Matthew Selt 6
England Michael Holt 3
England Matthew Selt 5
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Gary Wilson 2
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Mark Selby 9
England Martin Gould 3
England Shaun Murphy 6
China Mei Xiwen 5
England Shaun Murphy 6
China Zhang Yong 1
Scotland Alan McManus 3
China Zhang Yong 6
England Shaun Murphy 2
England Ali Carter 6
England Ali Carter 6
England Andrew Higginson 3
England Ali Carter 6
Scotland Stephen Maguire 1
Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
England John Astley 2
England Ali Carter 5
England Martin Gould 6
England David Grace 3
England Martin Gould 6
England Martin Gould 6
England Kyren Wilson 5
China Tian Pengfei 5
England Kyren Wilson 6
England Martin Gould 6
England Robert Milkins 4
England Robert Milkins 6
Scotland Graeme Dott 2
England Robert Milkins 6
England Oliver Lines 4
England Oliver Lines 6
China Ding Junhui 4
England Mark Selby 10
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 7
England Judd Trump 6
England Ian Burns 0
England Judd Trump 6
England Jimmy Robertson 3
Finland Robin Hull 5
England Jimmy Robertson 6
England Judd Trump 6
China Liang Wenbo 3
China Liang Wenbo 6
Wales Lee Walker 5
China Liang Wenbo 6
China Li Hang 4
England David Gilbert 1
China Li Hang 6
England Judd Trump 5
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
England Rory McLeod 1
England Mark King 6
England Mark King 5
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
China Zhao Xintong 4
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
England Martin O'Donnell 5
England Martin O'Donnell 6
England Sanderson Lam 3
England Martin O'Donnell 6
Thailand Sunny Akani 5
Iran Hossein Vafaei w/d
Thailand Sunny Akani w/o
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 9
China Yan Bingtao 2
England Barry Hawkins 2
England Jack Lisowski 6
England Jack Lisowski 6
China Xiao Guodong 4
Scotland Eden Sharav 2
China Xiao Guodong 6
England Jack Lisowski 4
China Yan Bingtao 6
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 1
China Yan Bingtao 6
China Yan Bingtao 6
England Ricky Walden 4
England Ricky Walden 6
England Peter Ebdon 5
China Yan Bingtao 6
Scotland John Higgins 2
England Mark Joyce 6
Scotland Anthony McGill 2
England Mark Joyce 6
Belgium Luca Brecel 2
China Li Yuan 1
Belgium Luca Brecel 6
England Mark Joyce 1
Scotland John Higgins 6
Wales Dominic Dale 6
England Ben Woollaston 3
Wales Dominic Dale 2
Scotland John Higgins 6
China Niu Zhuang 1
Scotland John Higgins 6
Notes
  1. ^ On 24 October 2017, Bingham was banned for 6 months due to betting breaches.

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Netherlands Jan Verhaas.
Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China, 5 November 2017.
Mark Selby
 England
10–7 Mark Allen
 Northern Ireland
Afternoon: 72–3 (67), 6–110 (110), 80–11 (50), 91–37 (61), 0–98 (98), 115–0 (55, 60), 67–15, 75–8 (61), 0–137 (137)
Evening: 76–0, 83–0 (62), 50–78 (50), 13–82 (78), 90–5 (90), 50–84 (52), 33–77, 74–7
90 Highest break 137
0 Century breaks 2
8 50+ breaks 4

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 26 September and 29 September 2017 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. Matches involving top players Mark Selby, John Higgins, Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo were held-over to the main venue, as well as matches involving Chinese players who participated in 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games: Zhou Yuelong, Zhao Xintong, Yan Bingtao and Lyu Haotian. These were played on 29 October 2017 in China. All matches were best of 11 frames.

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Total: 39

Televised stage centuries[edit]

Total: 75

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "International Championship: Mark Selby retains title by beating Mark Allen 10-7". BBC Sport. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kyren Wilson Makes Halloween 147 – Amid Eerie Silence in Empty Venue". Snookerhq.com. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.