General Cup

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General Cup
2014 General Cup logo.png
Tournament information
Venue General Snooker Club
Country Hong Kong
Established 2004
Format Non-ranking event
Final year 2015
Final champion(s) Hong Kong Marco Fu

The General Cup was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament which was held from 2004 until 2015 at the General Snooker Club in Hong Kong.

History[edit]

Established in 2004 under the "General Cup International" name, the tournament was contested only intermittently, with the last event held in 2015. The field comprised mostly professional players and several top Far Eastern amateurs, except in 2013 only professionals were invited.

In 2014, there were eight professionals and a wildcard player. In the early rounds, the field of competition is divided into groups with the players in each group playing each other in a round-robin format, followed by knock-out stages. The final champion is Marco Fu.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
General Cup
2004[1] Thailand Issara Kachaiwong Wales Dominic Dale 6–3 2004/05
2009[2] England Ricky Walden China Liang Wenbo 6–2 2009/10
2011[2] England Stephen Lee England Ricky Walden 7–6 2011/12
2012[3] Australia Neil Robertson England Ricky Walden 7–6 2012/13
2013[4] England Mark Davis Australia Neil Robertson 7–2 2013/14
2014[5] England Ali Carter England Shaun Murphy 7–6 2014/15
2015[6] Hong Kong Marco Fu Wales Mark Williams 7–3 2015/16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 General Cup International". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 19 August 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "General Cup International". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "General Cup (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "General Cup (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "General Cup (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "General Cup (2015)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 22 November 2015.