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Coral Northern Ireland Open Pencil

Date: 14-20 Nov 2016; Venue: Titanic Belfast , Belfast, Ireland; Type: Ranking; Twitter: #NorthernIrelandOpen; Notes: See also results (127)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £70,000; Runner-up: £30,000)
England Mark King [31] 9-8 England Barry Hawkins [11] Head to head Details 
Re-rack in frame 13
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Session 1:
1-85 (85), 6-118 (113), 126-11 (110), 49-80
1-60, 14-64, 66-18, 90-1

Session 2:
95-5 (62), 101-13 (100), 83-1, 76-6 (54)
0-73 (73), 40-82 (76), 65-28, 65-72, 84-33

Referee: Terry Camilleri

This was King's first ranking title and first final since the 2004 Irish Masters.

King was 1-5 down before winning 6 frames in a row. Hawkins took the next two, and another one went one a piece.

In frame 16, King forced a black ball respot, needing a snooker. Then he tried to double the black to the middle, but missed and Hawkins took the frame to force the decider.

Semifinals Pencil
(Losers receive £20,000)
England Mark King [31] 6-2 England Kyren Wilson [12] Head to head Details 
Re-rack in frame 8
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64-22, 66-1, 69-0 (55), 84-42 (72), 75-23 (71)
30-94 (90), 0-79 (79), 63-41

England Barry Hawkins [11] 6-5 England Anthony Hamilton [70] Head to head Details 
Hamilton fought back from 5-3 down to force a decider but he feathered the cueball when in the balls and Hawkins replied with a half-century
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63-17, 0-96 (52), 64-53 (BH 55, AH 53)
30-76, 97-5, 92-0 (65), 0-138 (138)
77-18, 1-74 (74), 29-97 (97), 75-6 (59)

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £10,000)
England Mark King [31] 5-3 Iran Hossein Vafaei Ayouri [75] Head to head Details 
Ayouri had never been beyond the last 32 before. Re-rack in frame five.
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England Kyren Wilson [12] 5-4 Wales Mark J Williams [13]   Details  Pencil
England Barry Hawkins [11] 5-2 Wales Michael White [20] Head to head Details  Pencil
England Anthony Hamilton [70] 5-2 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [7] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 4 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £6,000)
1 Iran Hossein Vafaei Ayouri [75] 4-2 Scotland Scott Donaldson [76]   Details  Pencil
2 England Mark King [31] 4-2 Norway Kurt Maflin [38] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 England Kyren Wilson [12] 4-3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [5]   Details 
O'Sullivan replied with 3 consecutive centuries after falling 3-0 behind
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4 Wales Mark J Williams [13] 4-1 Scotland John Higgins [4] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 Wales Michael White [20] 4-2 Wales Dominic Dale [34] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 England Barry Hawkins [11] 4-0 England Jack Lisowski [41] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [7] 4-3 England Gary Wilson [35] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 England Anthony Hamilton [70] 4-3 China Yan Bingtao [71]   Details  Pencil
Round 3 Pencil
(Last 32; Losers receive £3,500)
1 Scotland Scott Donaldson [76] 4-2 England Peter Ebdon [29] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 Iran Hossein Vafaei Ayouri [75] 4-1 England Sanderson Lam [86]   Details  Pencil
3 Norway Kurt Maflin [38] 4-1 Ireland Josh Boileau [109]   Details 
Boileau reached the last 32 for the first time.
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4 England Mark King [31] 4-0 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [47] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [5] 4-0 China Zhang Anda [77]   Details  Pencil
6 England Kyren Wilson [12] 4-2 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [72] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 Wales Mark J Williams [13] 4-2 England David B Gilbert [17] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 Scotland John Higgins [4] 4-0 China Zhou Yuelong [39] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 Wales Michael White [20] 4-1 Belgium Luca Brecel [26] Head to head Details  Pencil
10 Wales Dominic Dale [34] 4-2 England Ricky Walden [14] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 England Barry Hawkins [11] 4-0 Scotland Fraser Patrick [99] Head to head Details  Pencil
12 England Jack Lisowski [41] 4-3 England Joe Perry [6] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [7] 4-1 Finland Robin Hull [55] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 England Gary Wilson [35] 4-3 England Sam Baird [46] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 England Anthony Hamilton [70] 4-2 Scotland Anthony McGill [15] Head to head Details  Pencil
16 China Yan Bingtao [71] 4-3 England Robbie Williams [49]   Details  Pencil
Round 2 Pencil
(Last 64; Losers receive £2,500)
1 England Peter Ebdon [29] 4-3 England Adam Duffy [102] Head to head Details 
Had Ebdon made the max he would have won the frame by 163-0!
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Ebdon missed the yellow on his way to a maximum in the fifth frame. Watch on YouTube.

2 Scotland Scott Donaldson [76] 4-3 Australia Kurt Dunham [112]   Details  Pencil
3 England Sanderson Lam [86] 4-0 Scotland Alan McManus [24]   Details  Pencil
4 Iran Hossein Vafaei Ayouri [75] 4-2 England Zak Surety (a) Head to head Details 
Respotted black in frame 1 (61-61)
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5 Norway Kurt Maflin [38] 4-1 Malta Alex Borg   Details  Pencil
6 Ireland Josh Boileau [109] 4-2 Pakistan Hamza Akbar [92]   Details 
Respotted black in frame 2 (58-58)
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7 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [47] 4-0 England Mitchell Mann [108]   Details  Pencil
8 England Mark King [31] 4-2 China Liang Wenbo [8] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [5] 4-1 England Jimmy White [100] Head to head Details  Pencil
10 China Zhang Anda [77] 4-3 England Chris Wakelin [61]   Details  Pencil
11 England Kyren Wilson [12] 4-2 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
12 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [72] 4-3 England Mark Davis [25] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 England David B Gilbert [17] 4-1 England Jamie Barrett [114]   Details  Pencil
14 Wales Mark J Williams [13] 4-0 England Craig Steadman [105] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 China Zhou Yuelong [39] 4-0 England Allan Taylor [82]   Details  Pencil
16 Scotland John Higgins [4] 4-1 England Sam Craigie [89] Head to head Details  Pencil

147 by Higgins in the last frame. Watch on YouTube. In addition to his eighth maximum he also made a 130 and a 137!

17 Belgium Luca Brecel [26] 4-2 England Jamie Cope [66] Head to head Details  Pencil
18 Wales Michael White [20] 4-3 China Chen Zhe [113] Head to head Details  Pencil

White missed a 147 in the decider as he miscued on the 12th black.

19 England Ricky Walden [14] 4-3 Thailand K Lertsattayatthorn [101] Head to head Details  Pencil
20 Wales Dominic Dale [34] 4-0 England Tom Ford [30] Head to head Details  Pencil
21 Scotland Fraser Patrick [99] 4-0 Wales Duane Jones [81]   Details  Pencil
22 England Barry Hawkins [11] 4-1 England Michael Holt [18] Head to head Details  Pencil
23 England Jack Lisowski [41] 4-1 England John Astley [69]   Details  Pencil
24 England Joe Perry [6] 4-3 England Jimmy Robertson [32] Head to head Details  Pencil
25 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [7] 4-2 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [98] Head to head Details  Pencil
26 Finland Robin Hull [55] 4-2 Wales Lee Walker [80]   Details  Pencil
27 England Sam Baird [46] 4-3 Hong Kong Marco Fu [10] Head to head Details  Pencil
28 England Gary Wilson [35] 4-3 England Andrew Higginson [45]   Details  Pencil
29 England Anthony Hamilton [70] 4-3 Ireland Ken Doherty [54] Head to head Details  Pencil
30 Scotland Anthony McGill [15] 4-3 India Aditya Mehta [93] Head to head Details 
McGill was 3-0 down
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31 China Yan Bingtao [71] 4-0 Scotland Eden Sharav [87]   Details  Pencil
32 England Robbie Williams [49] 4-1 China Yu Delu [58] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 1 Pencil
(Last 128; Losers receive £0)
1 England Peter Ebdon [29] w/o England Judd Trump [1] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 England Adam Duffy [102] 4-2 England Michael Wild [95]   Details  Pencil
3 Australia Kurt Dunham [112] 4-2 England Christopher Keogan [111]   Details  Pencil
4 Scotland Scott Donaldson [76] 4-1 England Robert Milkins [27] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 Scotland Alan McManus [24] 4-3 Scotland Stephen Maguire [16] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 England Sanderson Lam [86] 4-1 China Wang Yuchen [91]   Details  Pencil
7 England Zak Surety (a) 4-3 Isle of Man Darryl Hill [84]   Details  Pencil
8 Iran Hossein Vafaei Ayouri [75] 4-3 England Rod Lawler [51]   Details  Pencil
9 Norway Kurt Maflin [38] 4-2 China Zhang Yong [73]   Details  Pencil
10 Malta Alex Borg 4-2 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [44]   Details  Pencil
11 Ireland Josh Boileau [109] 4-3 England Mike Dunn [36]   Details  Pencil
12 Pakistan Hamza Akbar [92] w/o England Allister Carter [9]   Details  Pencil
13 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [47] 4-2 China Tian Pengfei [43] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 England Mitchell Mann [108] 4-1 Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong [88]   Details  Pencil
15 England Mark King [31] 4-1 Brazil Igor Figueiredo   Details  Pencil
16 China Liang Wenbo [8] 4-1 England Nigel Bond [63] Head to head Details 
Was supposed to be on TV, but played on table 3 because of the schedule running late, so they should not delay the evening matches
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17 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [5] 4-1 Wales David John [110]   Details  Pencil
18 England Jimmy White [100] 4-2 Wales Gareth Allen [103]   Details  Pencil
19 China Zhang Anda [77] 4-0 Wales Ian Preece [96]   Details  Pencil
20 England Chris Wakelin [61] 4-1 Thailand James Wattana   Details  Pencil
21 England Kyren Wilson [12] 4-2 England Hammad Miah [90]   Details  Pencil

Wilson missed the 15th black on his way to a maximum in the first frame. Watch on YouTube.

22 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown (a) 4-2 England Ben Woollaston [22]   Details  Pencil
23 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [72] 4-1 China Cao Yupeng [104]   Details  Pencil
24 England Mark Davis [25] 4-0 England Jason Weston [107] Head to head Details  Pencil
25 England Jamie Barrett [114] 4-2 England Matthew Selt [21]   Details  Pencil
26 England David B Gilbert [17] 4-1 China Zhao Xintong [78]   Details  Pencil
27 England Craig Steadman [105] 4-1 England Alfie Burden [60] Head to head Details  Pencil
28 Wales Mark J Williams [13] 4-2 England David Grace [42] Head to head Details 
Re-rack in frame 5 after a long "magnet frame" battle
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29 China Zhou Yuelong [39] 4-3 Wales Matthew Stevens [37]   Details  Pencil
30 England Allan Taylor [82] 4-2 China Li Hang [53] Head to head Details  Pencil
31 England Sam Craigie [89] 4-0 Wales Jamie Jones [33]   Details  Pencil
32 Scotland John Higgins [4] 4-0 England Paul S Davison [85] Head to head Details  Pencil
33 Belgium Luca Brecel [26] 4-0 England Shaun Murphy [3] Head to head Details  Pencil
34 England Jamie Cope [66] 4-2 Poland Adam Stefanow (a)   Details  Pencil
35 Wales Michael White [20] 4-0 Scotland Graeme Dott [23] Head to head Details 
White won the match in less than an hour
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36 China Chen Zhe [113] 4-1 Scotland Ross Muir [65] Head to head Details  Pencil
37 England Ricky Walden [14] 4-2 England Sean O'Sullivan [74]   Details  Pencil
38 Thailand K Lertsattayatthorn [101] 4-2 England Rory McLeod [48]   Details  Pencil
39 England Tom Ford [30] 4-2 England Ian Burns [59] Head to head Details  Pencil
40 Wales Dominic Dale [34] 4-2 Northern Ireland Joe Swail [56] Head to head Details  Pencil
41 Wales Duane Jones [81] 4-1 China Mei Xiwen [79]   Details  Pencil
42 Scotland Fraser Patrick [99] 4-1 Scotland Marc J Davis (a)   Details  Pencil
43 England Michael Holt [18] 4-3 England Stuart Carrington [50] Head to head Details  Pencil
44 England Barry Hawkins [11] 4-0 England Martin O'Donnell [64]   Details  Pencil
45 England Jack Lisowski [41] 4-3 England David Lilley (a)   Details  Pencil
46 England John Astley [69] 4-3 China Xiao Guodong [52] Head to head Details  Pencil
47 England Jimmy Robertson [32] 4-2 England Elliot Slessor [97]   Details  Pencil
48 England Joe Perry [6] 4-0 Brazil Itaro Santos   Details  Pencil
49 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [7] 4-1 England Mark Joyce [40] Head to head Details  Pencil
50 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [98] 4-2 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a)   Details  Pencil
51 Finland Robin Hull [55] 4-2 England James Cahill [83] Head to head Details  Pencil
52 Wales Lee Walker [80] 4-2 Scotland Rhys Clark [68] Head to head Details  Pencil
53 Hong Kong Marco Fu [10] 4-3 Wales Ryan Day [19] Head to head Details 
Re-rack in frame 2.
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54 England Sam Baird [46] 4-3 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [67]   Details 
Baird was docked one frame for arriving late.
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55 England Andrew Higginson [45] 4-1 Wales Daniel Wells [62] Head to head Details  Pencil
56 England Gary Wilson [35] 4-0 England Peter Lines (a)   Details  Pencil
57 Ireland Ken Doherty [54] 4-0 England Ashley Hugill (a)   Details  Pencil
58 England Anthony Hamilton [70] 4-2 Thailand Boonyarit Kaettikun   Details  Pencil
59 India Aditya Mehta [93] 4-2 England Sydney Wilson [94] Head to head Details  Pencil
60 Scotland Anthony McGill [15] 4-2 China Fang Xiongman [106]   Details 
Was supposed to be on TV, but played on table 5 because of the schedule running late, so they should not delay the evening matches
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61 Scotland Eden Sharav [87] 4-1 England Oliver Lines [57] Head to head Details  Pencil
62 China Yan Bingtao [71] 4-1 England Steven Hallworth (a)   Details  Pencil
63 England Robbie Williams [49] 4-2 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [28] Head to head Details  Pencil
64 China Yu Delu [58] 4-2 China Ding Junhui [2] Head to head Details  Pencil

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