Players Tour Championship 2015/2016

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The Players Tour Championship 2015/2016 is a series of snooker tournaments which starts on 29 July 2015 and ends on 26 March 2016, with events held across Europe and Asia. In this season the European events form the European Tour and events held in Asia the Asian Tour. This season there were seven regular minor-ranking events down from nine the previous season concluding with the finals which held full Ranking event status.

Schedule[edit]

Date[n 1] Tournament Name Venue City Winner Runner–up Score[1][2][3] References
07–29 08–02  LAT European Tour – Event 1[n 2] Arena Riga Riga England Barry Hawkins England Tom Ford 4–1 [4]
08–26 08–30  GER European Tour – Event 2[n 3] Stadthalle Fürth England Ali Carter England Shaun Murphy 4–3 [5]
10–07 10–11  GER European Tour – Event 3[n 4] RWE-Sporthalle Mülheim England Rory McLeod China Tian Pengfei 4–2 [6]
10–19 10–23  CHN Asian Tour – Event 1[n 5] Haining Sports Center Haining China Ding Junhui England Ricky Walden 4–3 [7]
11–04 11–08  BUL European Tour – Event 4[n 6] Universiada Hall Sofia Northern Ireland Mark Allen Wales Ryan Day 4–0 [8]
12–09 12–13  GIB European Tour – Event 5[n 7] Tercentenary Sports Hall Gibraltar Hong Kong Marco Fu Wales Michael White 4–1 [9]
02–23 02–28  POL European Tour – Event 6[n 8] Gdynia Sports Arena Gdynia England Mark Selby England Martin Gould 4–1 [10]
03–22 03–27  ENG Players Championship Finals EventCity Manchester Northern Ireland Mark Allen England Ricky Walden 10–6 [11]

Order of Merit[edit]

The prize money collected at each PTC tournament is summed up to obtain the European and Asian Tour Order of Merit. The top 24 from the European Tour Order of Merit, the top 2 from the Asian Tour Order of Merit plus six more from a combination of both lists will qualify for the PTC finals in Manchester.[12]

European Tour[edit]

After 6 out of 6 events:

Rank Player Total Points Events Played
01 England Mark Selby 26,625 6
02 England Barry Hawkins 25,275 4
03 Hong Kong Marco Fu 23,175 4
04 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 22,200 4
05 England Rory McLeod 22,200 6
06 England Ali Carter 20,550 3
07 England Shaun Murphy 15,975 6
08 Wales Ryan Day 14,475 6
09 England Mark King 13,200 6
10 Wales Michael White 13,200 6
11 England Tom Ford 13,050 6
12 Wales Mark Williams 12,225 6
13 China Tian Pengfei 11,700 5
14 England Martin Gould 10,425 4
15 England Andrew Higginson 10,275 6
16 England Mike Dunn 9,975 6
17 England Kyren Wilson 9,900 6
18 England Ben Woollaston 9,750 6
19 England Michael Holt 8,700 6
20 China Liang Wenbo 8,550 6
21 England Judd Trump 8,250 6
22 Wales Dominic Dale 8,025 6
23 Scotland Alan McManus 7,950 6
24 England David Gilbert 7,350 6

Asian Tour[edit]

After 1 out of 1 events:

Rank Player Total Points Events Played
1 China Ding Junhui 13,500 1
2 England Ricky Walden 6,500 1

Both[edit]

After 7 out of 7 events:

Rank Player Total Points Events Played
1 England Jimmy Robertson 8,000 7
2 England Sam Baird 7,275 6
3 Belgium Luca Brecel 6,675 6
4 Scotland Graeme Dott 6,450 5
5 England Robert Milkins 6,200 7
6 England Mark Davis 6,150 5

(Top 6 players of all 7 PTC events who haven't already qualified)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ Event also known as the 2015 Riga Open.
  3. ^ Event also known as the 2015 Paul Hunter Classic.
  4. ^ Event also known as the 2015 Ruhr Open.
  5. ^ Event also known as the 2015 Haining Open.
  6. ^ Event also known as the 2015 Bulgarian Open.
  7. ^ Event also known as the 2015 Gibraltar Open.
  8. ^ Event also known as the 2015 Gdynia Open.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015/16 Calendar". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2015/2016". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Finals 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ "European Tour Event One". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  5. ^ "European Tour Event Two". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  6. ^ "European Tour Event Three". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Asian Tour". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  8. ^ "European Tour Event Four". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  9. ^ "European Tour Event Five". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  10. ^ "European Tour Event Six". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Players Championship Grand Final". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Bingham Targets Gdynia Success". World Snooker. Retrieved 2016-02-27.