Paul Hunter Classic

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Paul Hunter Classic
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Tournament information
Venue Stadthalle
Location Fürth
Country Germany
Established 2004
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund 126,877[1][2]
Current champion(s) England Mark Selby

The Paul Hunter Classic (occasionally known as the Hunter Cup) is a ranking snooker tournament. From 2010-15 it was part of the Players Tour Championship. Mark Selby is the reigning champion.

History[edit]

The tournament started in 2004 as the Grand Prix Fürth and was staged in Fürth, Germany. After two years as the Fürth German Open, it was renamed the Paul Hunter Classic in 2007 in memory of the late player Paul Hunter.[3] In 2010 it became part of the Players Tour Championship.[4]

There have been three official maximum breaks in the history of the tournament. The first was made by Ronnie O'Sullivan in 2011 against Adam Duffy.[5] The second was compiled by Ken Doherty in 2012 against Julian Treiber. This was Doherty's first 147.[6] The last was made in 2014 by Aditya Mehta against Stephen Maguire. Mehta became the first Indian player to compile an official 147.[2]

Winners[edit]

[3][4][7]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
Grand Prix Fürth (pro-am)
2004 England Paul Hunter Wales Matthew Stevens 4–2 2004/05
Fürth German Open (pro-am)
2005 England Mark King England Michael Holt 4–2 2005/06
2006 England Michael Holt England Barry Hawkins 4–2 2006/07
Paul Hunter Classic (pro-am)
2007 England Barry Pinches Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4–0 2007/08
2008 England Shaun Murphy England Mark Selby 4–0 2008/09
2009 England Shaun Murphy England Jimmy White 4–0 2009/10
Paul Hunter Classic (minor-ranking)
2010 England Judd Trump England Anthony Hamilton 4–3 2010/11
2011 England Mark Selby England Mark Davis 4–0 2011/12
2012[8] England Mark Selby Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4–1 2012/13
2013[9] England Ronnie O'Sullivan Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4–0 2013/14
2014[10] Northern Ireland Mark Allen England Judd Trump 4–2 2014/15
2015[11] England Ali Carter England Shaun Murphy 4–3 2015/16
Paul Hunter Classic (ranking)
2016[12] England Mark Selby England Tom Ford 4–2 2016/17

Stats[edit]

Finalists[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up Finals
1 Selby, MarkMark Selby  England 3 1 4
2 Murphy, ShaunShaun Murphy  England 2 1 3
3 Holt, MichaelMichael Holt  England 1 1 2
3 Trump, JuddJudd Trump  England 1 1 2
5 Allen, MarkMark Allen  Northern Ireland 1 0 1
5 O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivan  England 1 0 1
5 Hunter, PaulPaul Hunter  England 1 0 1
5 King, MarkMark King  England 1 0 1
5 Pinches, BarryBarry Pinches  England 1 0 1
5 Carter, AliAli Carter  England 1 0 1
11 Stevens, MatthewMatthew Stevens  Wales 0 1 1
11 Hawkins, BarryBarry Hawkins  England 0 1 1
11 Doherty, KenKen Doherty  Ireland 0 1 1
11 White, JimmyJimmy White  England 0 1 1
11 Hamilton, AnthonyAnthony Hamilton  England 0 1 1
11 Greene, GerardGerard Greene  Northern Ireland 0 1 1
11 Davis, MarkMark Davis  England 0 1 1
11 Swail, JoeJoe Swail  Northern Ireland 0 1 1
11 Ford, TomTom Ford  England 0 1 1
  • Active players are shown in bold.

Champions by country[edit]

Country Players Total First title Last title
 England 9 12 2004 2016
 Northern Ireland 1 1 2014 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Tour 2014/2015 Entry pack for Paul Hunter Classic 2014 – Furth, Germany (ET4)". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 4 July 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Mehta 147/O'Sullivan In Form". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Geschichte der PHC". SnookerStars. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Other pro-am and Invitation Events: Paul Hunter Classic". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Turner, Chris. "Maximum Breaks". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Doherty Joins 147 Club". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Paul Hunter Classic History". Global Snooker. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "European Tour Event One (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "European Tour Event Four (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "European Tour Event Two (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ali Carter wins first title since cancer all-clear". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Mark Selby wins snooker's Paul Hunter Classic in Germany". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2016.