2017 Paul Hunter Classic

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Paul Hunter Classic
Paul Hunter Classic 2017 Logo.png
Tournament information
Dates 22–27 August 2017
Venue Stadthalle
City Fürth
Country Germany
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £100,000
Winner's share £20,000
Highest break England Mark Selby (143)
Final
Champion Wales Michael White
Runner-up England Shaun Murphy
Score 4–2
2016
2018
Fürth is located in Germany
Fürth
Fürth
Location in Germany

The 2017 Paul Hunter Classic was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place in August 2017 at the Stadthalle in Fürth, Germany.[1] It was the third ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.[1] The tournament is named in honour of former snooker professional, Paul Hunter.[2][3]

Mark Selby was the defending champion, but he lost 1–4 to Michael White in the fourth round.[4] White went on to beat Shaun Murphy 4–2 in the final, capturing his second world ranking title.[5]

Prize fund[edit]

Finalists

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6]

  • Winner: £20,000
  • Runner up: £10,000
  • Semifinals: £4,500
  • Quarterfinals: £3,000
  • Last 16: £1,725
  • Last 32: £1,000
  • Last 64: £600
  • Total: £100,000

Amateur pre-qualifying[edit]

These matches were played in Fürth on 22–24 August 2017. All matches were best of 7 frames.

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Main rounds[edit]

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 Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
England Jimmy White 2
 
England Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler 0
 
China Zhang Yong 3
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler 4
 
England Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
England Andy Symons 1
 
England David Grace 4
 
 
 
England Matthew Glasby 0
 
England David Grace 0
 
 
 
England Andy Symons 4
 
England Christopher Keogan 1
 
 
 
England Andy Symons 4
 
England Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin 2
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
 
 
 
England Steven Hallworth 3
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 4
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau 2
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 3
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin 4
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 4
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill 2
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 0
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin 4
 
England Chris Wakelin 4
 
 
Wales Kishan Hirani 0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones 4
 
 
 
England Saqib Nasir 1
 
Wales Jak Jones 2
 
 
 
England Peter Lines 4
 
England Peter Lines 4
 
 
 
Germany Umut Dikme 1
 
England Peter Lines 4
 
 
 
England Paul Davison 1
 
China Fang Xiongman 4
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam 3
 
China Fang Xiongman 0
 
 
 
England Paul Davison 4
 
Scotland Rhys Clark 3
 
 
 
England Paul Davison 4
 
England Peter Lines 0
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones 4
 
Wales Dominic Dale 4
 
 
 
England Daniel Ward 1
 
Wales Dominic Dale 4
 
 
 
England John Astley 0
 
England John Astley 4
 
 
 
Poland Daniel Holoyda 0
 
Wales Dominic Dale 2
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones 4
 
England Martin O'Donnell 4
 
 
 
England Zack Richardson 3
 
England Martin O'Donnell 2
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones 4
 
England Billy Joe Castle 2
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones 4
 

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 Sean O'Sullivan 0
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden 4
 
England Ricky Walden 3
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington 4
 
England Stuart Carrington 4
 
 
 
China Wang Yuchen 1
 
England Stuart Carrington 1
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston 4
 
England Robert Milkins 2
 
 
 
Malta Brian Cini 4
 
Malta Brian Cini 0
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston 4
 
England Ben Woollaston 4
 
 
 
Finland Robin Hull 1
 
England Ben Woollaston 4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford 0
 
England Rory McLeod 2
 
 
 
India Aditya Mehta 4
 
India Aditya Mehta 2
 
 
 
England Jamie Cope 4
 
Wales David John 2
 
 
 
England Jamie Cope 4
 
England Jamie Cope 0
 
 
 
England Tom Ford 4
 
England Tom Ford 4
 
 
 
England Robert Read 0
 
England Tom Ford 4
 
 
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 1
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 4
 
 
Wales Jamie Clarke 2
 

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 Shaun Murphy 4
 
 
 
Poland Adam Stefanów 2
 
England Shaun Murphy 4
 
 
 
England Sam Baird 1
 
England Sam Baird 4
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson 0
 
England Shaun Murphy 4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0
 
Wales Darren Morgan w/d
 
 
 
Wales Ian Preece w/o
 
Wales Ian Preece 1
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir 1
 
England Shaun Murphy 4
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong 2
 
China Zhao Xintong 4
 
 
 
England Reanne Evans 0
 
China Zhao Xintong 4
 
 
 
England Kuldesh Johal 0
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar w/d
 
 
 
England Kuldesh Johal w/o
 
China Zhao Xintong 4
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman 2
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman 4
 
England Craig Steadman 4
 
 
 
China Yu Delu 3
 
England Stuart Bingham 0
 
 
China Yu Delu 4
 

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 Allan Taylor 1
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus 4
 
Scotland Alan McManus 4
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin 3
 
Norway Kurt Maflin 4
 
 
 
England Brandon Sargeant 1
 
Scotland Alan McManus 0
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson 4
 
England Kyren Wilson 4
 
 
 
Australia Kurt Dunham 0
 
England Kyren Wilson 4
 
 
 
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett 0
 
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett 4
 
 
 
Scotland Chris Totten 2
 
England Kyren Wilson 3
 
 
 
England Ian Burns 4
 
England Ian Burns 4
 
 
 
England Andy Hicks 3
 
England Ian Burns 4
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden 2
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson 3
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden 4
 
England Ian Burns 4
 
 
 
England Joe O'Connor 0
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers 2
 
 
 
England Joe O'Connor 4
 
England Joe O'Connor 4
 
 
 
England Harvey Chandler 1
 
China Li Yuan 2
 
 
England Harvey Chandler 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav 1
 
 
 
Malta Alex Borg 4
 
Malta Alex Borg 2
 
 
 
England Mike Dunn 4
 
England Mike Dunn 4
 
 
 
Scotland Lee Mein 1
 
England Mike Dunn 0
 
 
 
Wales Michael White 4
 
England Robbie Williams 4
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt 2
 
England Robbie Williams 1
 
 
 
Wales Michael White 4
 
England Adam Duffy 3
 
 
 
Wales Michael White 4
 
Wales Michael White 4
 
 
 
England Mark Selby 1
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
 
 
 
England Louis Heathcote 3
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
 
 
 
England Adam Edge 2
 
China Chen Zhe w/d
 
 
 
England Adam Edge w/o
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3
 
 
 
England Mark Selby 4
 
France Niel Vincent [nb 1] 1
 
 
 
England Michael Williams 4
 
England Michael Williams 1
 
 
 
England Mark Selby 4
 
England Michael Holt 2
 
 
England Mark Selby 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi w/d
 
 
 
England David Gilbert w/o
 
England David Gilbert 4
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond 3
 
England Nigel Bond 4
 
 
 
England Joshua Thomond 3
 
England David Gilbert 3
 
 
 
England George Pragnall4
 
Wales Mark Williams w/d
 
 
 
England George Pragnall w/o
 
England George Pragnall 4
 
 
 
England Barry Pinches 3
 
Australia Matthew Bolton 3
 
 
 
England Barry Pinches 4
 
England George Pragnall 1
 
 
 
England Mitchell Mann 4
 
England Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells 2
 
England Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
 
England Robert James 1
 
China Xu Si 3
 
 
 
England Robert James 4
 
England Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
 
England Oliver Brown 1
 
England Liam Highfield 4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker 1
 
England Liam Highfield 3
 
 
 
England Oliver Brown 4
 
England Oliver Lines 0
 
 
England Oliver Brown 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
Poland Kacper Filipiak 1
 
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie 0
 
China Yuan Sijun w/d
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie w/o
 
Wales Matthew Stevens 1
 
 
 
England Mark Joyce 4
 
England Mark Joyce 4
 
 
 
Scotland Marc J Davis 0
 
England Mark Joyce 4
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson 1
 
England Hammad Miah 2
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson 4
 
England Mark Joyce 4
 
 
 
England Mark King 3
 
England Peter Ebdon 4
 
 
 
England Martin Gould 1
 
England Peter Ebdon 4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski 1
 
England Jack Lisowski 4
 
 
 
Germany Roman Dietzel 3
 
England Peter Ebdon 1
 
 
 
England Mark King 4
 
Belgium Luca Brecel 4
 
 
 
England Ashley Carty 1
 
Belgium Luca Brecel 1
 
 
 
England Mark King 4
 
England Mark King 4
 
 
England Elliot Slessor 2
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson 2
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones 4
 
Wales Jamie Jones 3
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy 4
 
England Ben Woollaston 2
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy 4
 
England Shaun Murphy 2
 
 
 
Wales Michael White 4
 
England Ian Burns 1
 
 
 
Wales Michael White 4
 
Wales Michael White 4
 
 
 
England Mitchell Mann 1
 
England Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
England Mark Joyce 3
 
Notes
  1. ^ Wildcard

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: England Martyn Royce
Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany Germany, 27 August 2017.
Shaun Murphy
 England
2–4 Michael White
 Wales
0–79, 27–72, 84–0 (84), 9–90 (83), 59–53, 0–97 (97)
84 Highest break 97
0 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 2

Century breaks[edit]

Main rounds centuries[edit]

Total: 24

Amateur pre-qualifying stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]