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Date: 25 Oct - 1 Nov 2015; Venue: Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Ricky Walden; Twitter: #InternationalChampionship; Notes: See also results (131)
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(Winner: £125,000; Runner-up: £65,000)
Scotland John Higgins [12] 10-5 England David B Gilbert [40] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
53-64, 71-33 (56), 0-100 (100), 82-2 (66)
93-9 (69), 66-43, 9-83 (77), 0-75 (59), 108-0 (108)

Session 2:
135-8 (129), 88-0 (88), 4-98 (51), 88-54 (88, 54)
72-18 (52), 93-22 (56)

Referee: Jan Verhaas

This was Higgins' 28th ranking win. That's the same as Steve Davis and one more then Ronnie O'Sullivan. Only Stephen Hendry has more with 35.

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(Losers receive £30,000)
England David B Gilbert [40] 9-5 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [47] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
56-63 (DG 56), 64-31, 7-69, 62-24
78-47, 0-78 (78), 73-51, 83-6 (83)

Session 2:
78-66, 112-1 (112), 76-53 (TU-N 53)
52-70 (57), 51-59, 70-42

Scotland John Higgins [12] 9-4 England Mark Selby [3] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
91-0 (56), 122-0 (101), 80-2, 38-91 (52)
87-0 (87), 65-52 (58), 6-68 (58), 14-63

Session 2:
90-1 (64), 85-34 (54), 57-38
1-79 (79), 70-39

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £17,500)
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [47] 6-5 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] Head to head Details  Pencil
England David B Gilbert [40] 6-5 Hong Kong Marco Fu [12] Head to head Details  Pencil
England Mark Selby [3] 6-4 Australia Neil Robertson [5] Head to head Details  Pencil
Scotland John Higgins [12] 6-3 England Joe Perry [9] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 3 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £12,000)
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] 6-1 China Tian Pengfei [69] Head to head   Pencil
2 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [47] 6-5 China Zhou Yuelong [67] Head to head   Pencil
3 Hong Kong Marco Fu [12] 6-3 England Jimmy Robertson [45] Head to head   Pencil
4 England David B Gilbert [40] 6-4 Wales Ryan Day [19] Head to head  
Gilbert reaches the quarterfinals of a major ranking event for the first time
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5 England Mark Selby [3] 6-3 Wales Michael White [15] Head to head   Pencil
6 Australia Neil Robertson [5] 6-1 Scotland Graeme Dott [16] Head to head   Pencil
7 Scotland John Higgins [12] 6-0 England Shaun Murphy [6] Head to head   Pencil
8 England Joe Perry [9] 6-5 England Ben Woollaston [32] Head to head   Pencil
Round 2 Pencil
(Last 32; Losers receive £7,000)
1 China Tian Pengfei [69] 6-3 China Liang Wenbo [20] Head to head   Pencil
2 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] 6-3 England Kyren Wilson [21] Head to head   Pencil
3 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [47] 6-5 Wales Mark J Williams [13] Head to head   Pencil
4 China Zhou Yuelong [67] 6-0 England Sanderson Lam [101] Head to head  
Zhou reaches the last 16 of a major ranking event for the first time
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5 England Jimmy Robertson [45] 6-4 England Barry Hawkins [8] Head to head  
Robertson reaches the last 16 of a major ranking event for the first time
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6 Hong Kong Marco Fu [12] 6-3 England Jack Lisowski [52] Head to head   Pencil
7 England David B Gilbert [40] 6-4 England Oliver Lines [68]     Pencil
8 Wales Ryan Day [19] 6-5 China Ding Junhui [4] Head to head   Pencil
9 England Mark Selby [3] 6-1 Scotland Anthony McGill [23] Head to head   Pencil
10 Wales Michael White [15] 6-3 Wales Lee Walker [82] Head to head   Pencil
11 Scotland Graeme Dott [16] 6-3 England Peter Ebdon [29] Head to head   Pencil
12 Australia Neil Robertson [5] 6-3 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [28] Head to head   Pencil
13 England Shaun Murphy [6] 6-2 Wales Jamie Jones [30] Head to head   Pencil
14 Scotland John Higgins [12] 6-3 England Michael Holt [26] Head to head   Pencil
15 England Joe Perry [9] 6-3 Wales Dominic Dale [36] Head to head   Pencil
16 England Ben Woollaston [32] 6-5 China Yu Delu [56] Head to head   Pencil
Round 1 Pencil
(Last 64; Losers receive £4,000)
1 China Tian Pengfei [69] 6-2 China Cao Yupeng [63] Head to head   Pencil
2 China Liang Wenbo [20] 6-4 England Andrew Higginson [50] Head to head   Pencil
3 England Kyren Wilson [21] 6-4 England Jamie Cope [81] Head to head   Pencil
4 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] 6-4 Northern Ireland Joe Swail [59] Head to head   Pencil
5 Wales Mark J Williams [13] 6-3 England Ian Burns [70] Head to head   Pencil
6 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [47] 6-5 Scotland Ross Muir [104]     Pencil
7 China Zhou Yuelong [67] 6-2 England Martin Gould [24] Head to head   Pencil
8 England Sanderson Lam [101] 6-0 England Michael Wild     Pencil
9 England Barry Hawkins [8] 6-4 England Chris Wakelin [94] Head to head   Pencil
10 England Jimmy Robertson [45] 6-2 Isle of Man Darryl Hill [109]     Pencil
11 England Jack Lisowski [52] 6-5 England Allister Carter [27]     Pencil
12 Hong Kong Marco Fu [12] 6-2 Wales Matthew Stevens [33] Head to head   Pencil
13 England Oliver Lines [68] 6-4 Thailand Noppon Saengkham Head to head   Pencil
14 England David B Gilbert [40] 6-5 China Xiao Guodong [31] Head to head   Pencil
15 Wales Ryan Day [19] 6-3 England Mark Joyce [44] Head to head   Pencil
16 China Ding Junhui [4] 6-2 England Craig Steadman [66] Head to head   Pencil
17 England Mark Selby [3] 6-3 England Mike Dunn [43] Head to head   Pencil
18 Scotland Anthony McGill [23] 6-0 England Sean O'Sullivan [89] Head to head   Pencil
19 Wales Lee Walker [82] 6-4 Wales Daniel Wells [99] Head to head   Pencil
20 Wales Michael White [15] 6-5 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [48] Head to head   Pencil
21 Scotland Graeme Dott [16] 6-2 Scotland Jamie Burnett [42] Head to head   Pencil
22 England Peter Ebdon [29] 6-0 Ireland Ken Doherty [46] Head to head   Pencil
23 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [28] 6-3 England Tom Ford [53] Head to head   Pencil
24 Australia Neil Robertson [5] 6-2 England Martin O'Donnell [91]     Pencil
25 England Shaun Murphy [6] 6-2 Belgium Luca Brecel [41] Head to head   Pencil
26 Wales Jamie Jones [30] 6-2 Norway Kurt Maflin [38]     Pencil
27 England Michael Holt [26] 6-4 England Rod Lawler [34] Head to head   Pencil
28 Scotland John Higgins [12] 6-2 China Zhao Xintong (a) Head to head   Pencil

142 by Zhao which won him £1,000 for highest break in the televised stage. Watch it on YouTube.

29 England Joe Perry [9] 6-1 China Wang Yuchen (a) Head to head   Pencil
30 Wales Dominic Dale [36] 6-1 England Matthew Selt [25] Head to head   Pencil
31 England Ben Woollaston [32] 6-5 England Robbie Williams [49] Head to head   Pencil
32 China Yu Delu [56] 6-2 England Stuart Bingham [2] Head to head   Pencil
Wild Card Round Pencil
(Last 68; Losers receive £4,000)
1 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 6-5 China Lin Shuai (a)     Pencil
2 Wales Daniel Wells [99] 6-2 China Fang Xiongman (a) Head to head   Pencil
3 Ireland Ken Doherty [46] 6-2 China Chen Zifan (a)     Pencil
4 China Wang Yuchen (a) 6-4 India Aditya Mehta [51] Head to head   Pencil

International Championship Qualifiers Pencil

Date: 30 Sep - 3 Oct 2015; Venue: Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley, England; View on separate page; Twitter: #InternationalChampionship; Notes: See also results (64)
Qual Round 1 Pencil
(Last 128; Losers receive £0)
1 China Tian Pengfei [69] 6-4 England Ricky Walden [1] Head to head  
Match was held over to Daqing.
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The defending champion Walden is out in his opening match.

2 China Cao Yupeng [63] 6-2 England Liam Highfield [65] Head to head  
Liam Highfield made breaks of 136 and 111
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3 England Andrew Higginson [50] 6-3 China Zhang Yong [110] Head to head   Pencil
4 China Liang Wenbo [20] 6-3 Wales Alex Taubman (a)    
Match was held over to Daqing.
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5 England Kyren Wilson [21] 6-1 Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong [93] Head to head  
No video available because of stream problem
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6 England Jamie Cope [81] 6-2 England Anthony Hamilton [62] Head to head   Pencil
7 Northern Ireland Joe Swail [59] 6-5 England Allan Taylor [96] Head to head   Pencil
8 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] 6-5 Scotland Scott Donaldson [75] Head to head  
No full match video available but you can watch the decider on Youtube YouTube
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142 by Mark Allen in frame 7 which won him £100 for the highest break in the qualifiers.

9 Wales Mark J Williams [13] 6-3 England Nigel Bond [103] Head to head   Pencil
10 England Ian Burns [70] 6-2 England Mark King [35] Head to head   Pencil
11 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [47] 6-5 England Hammad Miah (a)     Pencil
12 Scotland Ross Muir [104] 6-5 Scotland Alan McManus [22] Head to head  
Muir won on the final black after six hours, 13 minutes and 41 seconds. That's about one hour less than the record for a best-of-11 match. Source: Dave Hendon
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13 England Martin Gould [24] 6-4 Wales Gareth Allen [92] Head to head   Pencil
14 China Zhou Yuelong [67] 6-4 England Sam Baird [64]     Pencil
15 England Sanderson Lam [101] 6-3 Ireland David Morris [55]     Pencil
16 England Michael Wild 6-0 England Judd Trump [7] Head to head   Pencil
17 England Barry Hawkins [8] 6-0 Scotland Rhys Clark [112] Head to head   Pencil
18 England Chris Wakelin [94] 6-4 England Peter Lines [61] Head to head   Pencil
19 England Jimmy Robertson [45] 6-1 China Lu Ning [86] Head to head   Pencil
20 Isle of Man Darryl Hill [109] 6-4 England Robert Milkins [18] Head to head   Pencil
21 England Allister Carter [27] 6-0 England Luke Simmonds (a)     Pencil
22 England Jack Lisowski [52] 6-3 Iran Hossein Vafaei [85] Head to head   Pencil
23 Wales Matthew Stevens [33] 6-0 Scotland Fraser Patrick [95] Head to head   Pencil
24 Hong Kong Marco Fu [12] 6-2 England Paul S Davison [107] Head to head   Pencil
25 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 6-2 Scotland Stephen Maguire [14] Head to head   Pencil
26 England Oliver Lines [68] 6-3 England Gary Wilson [37]     Pencil
27 England David B Gilbert [40] 6-2 England Barry Pinches [78] Head to head   Pencil
28 China Xiao Guodong [31] 6-0 England Jason Weston [108]     Pencil
29 Wales Ryan Day [19] 6-1 China Zhang Anda [71]     Pencil
30 England Mark Joyce [44] 6-2 Pakistan Hamza Akbar     Pencil
31 England Craig Steadman [66] 6-2 China Li Hang [54] Head to head   Pencil
32 China Ding Junhui [4] 6-4 England Sam Craigie (a)    
Match was held over to Daqing.
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33 England Mark Selby [3] 6-1 Scotland Eden Sharav [98] Head to head   Pencil
34 England Mike Dunn [43] 6-3 England Mitchell Mann [74] Head to head   Pencil
35 England Sean O'Sullivan [89] 6-3 Finland Robin Hull [57]     Pencil
36 Scotland Anthony McGill [23] 6-3 Thailand James Wattana [100]     Pencil
37 Wales Lee Walker [82] 6-5 England Mark Davis [17] Head to head   Pencil
38 Wales Daniel Wells [99] 6-1 England Rory McLeod [60] Head to head   Pencil
39 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [48] 6-4 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [73] Head to head   Pencil
40 Wales Michael White [15] 6-5 England Alfie Burden [97] Head to head   Pencil
41 Scotland Graeme Dott [16] 6-3 England Andy Hicks (a) Head to head   Pencil
42 Scotland Jamie Burnett [42] 6-2 England James Cahill [102]     Pencil
43 Ireland Ken Doherty [46] 6-3 Australia Vinnie Calabrese [106] Head to head   Pencil
44 England Peter Ebdon [29] 6-1 England Zak Surety [79]     Pencil
45 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [28] 6-2 Egypt Hatem Yassin     Pencil
46 England Tom Ford [53] 6-1 Scotland Michael Leslie [83]     Pencil
47 England Martin O'Donnell [91] 6-4 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [39] Head to head   Pencil
48 Australia Neil Robertson [5] 6-3 England Kuldesh Johal (a)     Pencil
49 England Shaun Murphy [6] 6-2 China Lü Chenwei [87] Head to head   Pencil
50 Belgium Luca Brecel [41] 6-1 England David Grace [77]     Pencil
51 Norway Kurt Maflin [38] 6-2 England Joe O'Connor (a)     Pencil
52 Wales Jamie Jones [30] 6-4 Thailand T Tirapongpaiboon [84]     Pencil
53 England Michael Holt [26] 6-1 England Jake Nicholson (a)     Pencil
54 England Rod Lawler [34] 6-3 England Jimmy White [111] Head to head   Pencil
55 China Zhao Xintong (a) 6-0 England Stuart Carrington [58] Head to head   Pencil
56 Scotland John Higgins [12] 6-1 England Ashley Hugill (a) Head to head   Pencil
57 England Joe Perry [9] 6-1 England Michael Wasley [76] Head to head   Pencil
58 India Aditya Mehta [51] 6-1 England Ian Glover [88] Head to head   Pencil
59 Wales Dominic Dale [36] 6-2 England Sydney Wilson [105]     Pencil
60 England Matthew Selt [25] 6-2 England Adam Duffy (a) Head to head   Pencil
61 England Ben Woollaston [32] 6-3 Ireland Leo Fernandez (a) Head to head   Pencil
62 England Robbie Williams [49] 6-2 England Joel Walker [72]     Pencil
63 China Yu Delu [56] 6-1 England Chris Melling [80]     Pencil
64 England Stuart Bingham [2] 6-1 England Steven Hallworth [90] Head to head  
Match was held over to Daqing.
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