2017 World Snooker Championship

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2017 Betfred World Snooker Championship
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Tournament information
Dates15 April – 1 May 2017
VenueCrucible Theatre
CitySheffield
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA / World Snooker
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£1,750,000
Winner's share£375,000
Highest break Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (146)
Final
Champion Mark Selby (ENG)
Runner-up John Higgins (SCO)
Score18–15
2016
2018

The 2017 World Snooker Championship was a professional snooker tournament. It took place from 15 April to 1 May 2017 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. It was the 19th and final ranking event of the 2016–17 season, after the China Open. It was the 41st year that the World Snooker Championship had been held at the Crucible.

The winner of the title was defending champion Mark Selby. He defeated John Higgins 18–15 in the final despite having fallen 4–10 behind in the second session of the match. Selby defeated Ding Junhui 17–15 in the semi-finals, whilst Higgins defeated Barry Hawkins 17–8. This was Selby's third World Championship win. He had also won the title in the 2014 and 2016 tournaments.

The total prize fund for the event was £1,750,000. The winner got the top prize of £375,000. There were 74 century breaks in the main stage of the championship, with a further 84 in qualifying. Englishman Ronnie O'Sullivan made a break of 146 in the quarter-finals, the highest of the tournament. Gary Wilson scored a maximum break of 147 in qualifying during his first round win over Josh Boileau. The tournament was broadcast in Europe by the BBC and Eurosport, and internationally by World Snooker on Facebook.

Prize fund[change | change source]

The total prize money for the event was raised to £1,750,000 from the previous year's prize fund of £1,500,100.[1][2] The winner of the event won £375,000. The prize money for the 2017 World Snooker Championship is shown below.

  • Winner: £375,000
  • Runner-up: £160,000
  • Semi-final: £75,000
  • Quarter-final: £37,500
  • Last 16: £25,000
  • Last 32: £16,000
  • Last 48: £12,000
  • Last 80: £8,000
  • Total: £1,750,000

Main draw[change | change source]

The numbers in parentheses beside some of the players are their seeding ranks. Match winners are shown in bold.

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
15 April            
  Mark Selby (ENG) (1)  10
22, 23 & 24 April
  Fergal O'Brien (IRL)  2  
 England Mark Selby (1)  13
19 April
   China Xiao Guodong  6  
  Ryan Day (WAL) (16)  4
25 & 26 April
  Xiao Guodong (CHN)  10  
 England Mark Selby (1)  13
19 & 20 April
   Hong Kong Marco Fu (8)  3  
  Neil Robertson (AUS) (9)  10
23 & 24 April
  Noppon Saengkham (THA)  4  
 Australia Neil Robertson (9)  11
16 & 17 April
   Hong Kong Marco Fu (8)  13  
  Marco Fu (HKG) (8)  10
27, 28 & 29 April
  Luca Brecel (BEL)  9  
 England Mark Selby (1)  17
16 & 17 April
   China Ding Junhui (4)  15
  Shaun Murphy (ENG) (5)  10
20, 21 & 22 April
  Yan Bingtao (CHN)  8  
 England Shaun Murphy (5)  7
15 & 16 April
   England Ronnie O'Sullivan (12)  13  
  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (12)  10
25 & 26 April
  Gary Wilson (ENG)  7  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (12)  10
18 April
   China Ding Junhui (4)  13  
  Liang Wenbo (CHN) (13)  10
21 & 22 April
  Stuart Carrington (ENG)  7  
 China Liang Wenbo (13)  12
17 & 18 April
   China Ding Junhui (4)  13  
  Ding Junhui (CHN) (4)  10
  Zhou Yuelong (CHN)  5  
16 & 17 April            
  Stuart Bingham (ENG) (3)  10
20 & 21 April
  Peter Ebdon (ENG)  5  
 England Stuart Bingham (3)  10
15 & 16 April
   England Kyren Wilson (14)  13  
  Kyren Wilson (ENG) (14)  10
25 & 26 April
  David Grace (ENG)  6  
 England Kyren Wilson (14)  6
16 & 17 April
   Scotland John Higgins (6)  13  
  Mark Allen (NIR) (11)  10
21 & 22 April
  Jimmy Robertson (ENG)  8  
 Northern Ireland Mark Allen (11)  9
17 & 18 April
   Scotland John Higgins (6)  13  
  John Higgins (SCO) (6)  10
27, 28 & 29 April
  Martin Gould (ENG)  6  
 Scotland John Higgins (6)  17
19 & 20 April
   England Barry Hawkins (7)  8
  Barry Hawkins (ENG) (7)  10
23 & 24 April
  Tom Ford (ENG)  3  
 England Barry Hawkins (7)  13
18 & 19 April
   Scotland Graeme Dott  6  
  Ali Carter (ENG) (10)  7
25 & 26 April
  Graeme Dott (SCO)  10  
 England Barry Hawkins (7)  13
15 April
   Scotland Stephen Maguire  9  
  Anthony McGill (SCO) (15)  2
22 & 23 April
  Stephen Maguire (SCO)  10  
 Scotland Stephen Maguire  13
18 & 19 April
   England Rory McLeod  3  
  Judd Trump (ENG) (2)  8
  Rory McLeod (ENG)  10  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 30 April & 1 May. Referee: Netherlands Jan Verhaas
Mark Selby (1)
 England
18–15 John Higgins (6)
 Scotland
76–34 (76), 7–50, 121–8 (62, 58), 0–141 (141), 40–99 (63), 1–126 (95), 54–59 (58), 33–68 Session 1
Session score: (2–6), Match score: 2–6
76–34 (76), 7–50, 121–8 (62, 58), 0–141 (141), 40–99 (63), 1–126 (95), 54–59 (58), 33–68
86–0 (86), 8–60, 44–74, 69–22, 1–68, 0–76 (76), 81–9 (81), 121–12 (121), 96–17 Session 2
Session score: (5–4), Match score: 7–10
86–0 (86), 8–60, 44–74, 69–22, 1–68, 0–76 (76), 81–9 (81), 121–12 (121), 96–17
76–1, 53–2, 29–107 (78), 63–40, 68–19 (67), 82–0 (58), 72–0 (72) Session 3
Session score: (6–1), Match score 13–11
76–1, 53–2, 29–107 (78), 63–40, 68–19 (67), 82–0 (58), 72–0 (72)
72–22, 36–74, 76–1 (71), 134–4 (54, 70), 34–88 (88), 0–119 (111), 47–74, 132–0 (131), 80–19 (75) Session 4
Session score: (5–4), Match score 18–15
72–22, 36–74, 76–1 (71), 134–4 (54, 70), 34–88 (88), 0–119 (111), 47–74, 132–0 (131), 80–19 (75)
131 Highest break 141
2 Century breaks 2
14 50+ breaks 8
England Mark Selby wins the 2017 Betfred World Snooker Championship.

Century breaks[change | change source]

There were 74 century breaks made by 23 players in the main stage of the 2017 World Snooker Championship. The highest break of the tournament, a 146, was compiled by Ronnie O'Sullivan in his quarter-final loss to Ding Junhui.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2016/2017 Season" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  2. "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2015/2016 Season" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 September 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  3. "Betfred World Championship – Centuries". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 14 May 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]