2019 International Championship (snooker)

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International Championship
Tournament information
Dates4–11 August 2019
VenueBaihu Media Broadcasting Centre
CityDaqing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£802,000
Winner's share£175,000
2018

The 2019 International Championship is an upcoming professional ranking snooker tournament that takes place between 4–11 August 2019 at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre in Daqing, China. It will be the second ranking event of the 2019/2020 season. Mark Allen is the defending champion, having beaten Neil Robertson 10–5 in the 2018 event.

Tom Ford made the fourth 147 break of his career in his 6–1 win in qualifying over Fraser Patrick.

Tournament background[edit]

The event is the eight iteration of the International Championship first held in 2013. The event will take place 4–11 August 2019 at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre in Daqing, China.[1][2][3]

Prize fund[edit]

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

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
 
England Mark Davis
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt
 
 
 
 
 
England Ali Carter
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus
 
 
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin
 
 
 
 
 
England Ashley Carty
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong
 
 
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones
 
 
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England David Grace
 
 
 
 
England
 
England Elliot Slessor
 
 
 
England Louis Heathcote
 
 
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham
 
 
 
England Mark Joyce
 
England
 
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott
 
 
 
Wales Michael White
 
 
 
 
 
China Chang Bingyu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy
 
 
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden
 
 
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson
 
 
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones
 
Wales
 
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins
 
 
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
England Gary Wilson
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon
 
 
 
 
 
England Michael Holt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty
 
 
 
England David Gilbert
 
 
 
 
England
 
England Ben Woollaston
 
 
 
England Mark King
 
England
 
 
 
England
 
England Liam Highfield
 
 
 
England Mark Selby
 
 
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams
 
England
 
 
 
 
England Tom Ford
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei
 
 
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson
 
England
 
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens
 
 
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin
 
 
 
England Joe Perry
 
England
 
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson
 
 
 
England Martin Gould
 
 
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda
 
 
 

Qualifying[edit]

Matches will be played between 14 and 17 June 2019 at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, England. Matches involving Mark Allen, Sam Craigie, Ding Junhui, John Higgins, Yan Bingtao, Sunny Akani, Anthony McGill and Judd Trump, will be played in Daqing. All matches will be the best of 11 frames.[5]

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Total: 42

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snooker Calendar 2019–20" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ "International Championship – World Snooker". World Snooker. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ Ãrdalen, Hermund. "International Championship (2019) – snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2019 International Championship Qualifying". Snooker.org. Retrieved 5 June 2019.