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International Championship 2016

  • Location

    China
  • Venue

    Baihu Filming Base
  • Start Date

    23 Oct 2016
  • Finish Date

    30 Oct 2016
  • Total Prize Money

    £657,000
  • Format

    Ranking event
  • Winner Prize Money

    £125,000
  • Current Champion(s)

    Mark Selby
  • Qualifier Location

    Preston
  • Qualifier Venue

    Guild Hall
  • Qualifier Start Date

    29 Sep 2016
  • Qualifier Finish Date

    01 Oct 2016

The International Championship in China is one of the season’s most prestigious world ranking events. When it was introduced to the calendar in 2012 it immediately became the richest snooker tournament ever staged outside the UK, with a top prize of £125,000. Judd Trump won the inaugural title in the city of Chengdu, then home favourite Ding Junhui won it in 2013, followed by Ricky Walden in 2014. In 2015, the event moved to Daqing in the north east of China for the first time and was won by John Higgins, beating David Gilbert in the final. In 2016 Mark Selby won the title for the first time by thrashing Ding Junhui 10-1 in the final.

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Selby and Trump greet Chinese fans at the opening ceremony

 

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