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Snooker's Quiz of 2016

Postby PLtheRef

Season's Greetings One and All

Five years on from my last Quiz of the Year, Here are 50 questions to test you on what happened during the Snooker Year.



1. MASTERS: Which player opened the Masters Tournament of 2016 with a first round elimination of Shaun Murphy?
2. MASTERS: Which former Masters champions did Ronnie O'Sullivan defeat en route to taking the title?
3. MASTERS: Who hit the highest break of the tournament?
4. WORLD SENIORS: Who added to his list of 'World' titles by adding the Seniors to his Six-red crowns?
5. WORLD SENIORS: How many former World Seniors Champions were in the 16 man field in Preston?
6. GERMAN MASTERS: Who reached his maiden ranking Final at the German Masters before defeat to Martin Gould?
7. GERMAN MASTERS: Who knocked out reigning German Masters Champion Mark Selby in the Last 16?
8. SHOOTOUT: Snooker returned to which famous venue for the 2016 Shootout - the first time the event has been played away from Blackpool?
9. SHOOTOUT: In what round did Joe Swail achieve his famous on the buzzer victory over Gary Wilson?
10. WELSH OPEN: On what score did Ronnie O'Sullivan take the 'pink' en route to his 146 break?
11. WELSH OPEN: Who subsequently 'nicked' the £2,000 high-break prize from O'Sullivan by making a 147?
12. WELSH OPEN: Which Welshman advanced the furthest in the competition?
13. GYDINIA: Who won the 2016 Gydinia Open?
14. CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE: Who became the oldest player to make a competitive 147 during the 2016 Championship League campaign?
15. CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE: How many former winners of the Championship League qualified for the 2016 Winners Group?
16. GRAND PRIX: What seed was eventual winner Shaun Murphy for the tournament - based on the top 32 money list?
17. GRAND PRIX: Who was the highest seed to lose a first round match - going out in a decider to Peter Ebdon?
18. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: Who replaced Mark Selby in the first round draw after his withdrawal from the tournament?
19. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: Who won the first ever Players Championship match to reach an eighth frame?
20. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: Which two former winners of the Players Championship Finals were absent from the 2016 lineup
21. CHINA OPEN: Who did Judd Trump defeat in the Semi-Finals in a 6-0 whitewash?
22. CHINA OPEN: Name the only qualified player defeated in a Wild Card match?
23. CHINA OPEN: Who had the highest break of the tournament at the venue stage?
24. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Stuart Bingham's 10-9 first round defeat by Allister Carter was the first defeat by a defending champion in the opening round since whom?
25. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Stuart Bingham's 10-9 defeat was the first by a World Champion in a deciding frame at the Crucible since whom?
26. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: True or False - Paul Collier became the youngest man to referee a second World Final this year at the age of 46. He currently holds the record of the youngest ever referee for a Crucible final.
27. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ding Junhui v Alan McManus was the first semi-final to be contested by two qualifiers since when?
28. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: How many of the world's top 32 competed at the Crucible in 2016?
29. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Name the only debutant in the 2016 Crucible Line-up?
30. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Who was the only first time quarter-finalist in the 2016 Crucible last eight?
31. PINK RIBBON: Who won the 2016 Pink Ribbon tournament at the SWSA in Gloucester?
32. RIGA MASTERS: Which amateur reached the Semi-Finals of the Riga Masters before losing to eventual champion Neil Robertson?
33. INDIAN OPEN: Who's first World Ranking title arrived with the Indian Open in Hyderabad in July?
34. WORLD OPEN: Which two players withdrew from the last 64 of the World Open allowing Joe Perry and Judd Trump respectively byes to the Last 32.
35. WORLD OPEN: Who eliminated defending champion Shaun Murphy from the World Open?
36. PAUL HUNTER CLASSIC: Who hit a 147 maximum in his third round match against Kurt Maflin atoning for some near misses?
37. PAUL HUNTER CLASSIC: The 2016 event marked the first of two full ranking events in 2016/17 to give entry to amateurs, which event yet to be played will be the second with the amateur rounds going towards an amateur order of merit?
38. PAUL HUNTER CLASSIC: Who was runner up to Mark Selby?
39. SIX REDS - Who won the Six Red World Championship, winning the title in a deciding frame?
40. SHANGHAI MASTERS: Who knocked Kyren Wilson out of the 2016 Shanghai Masters in the first round?
41. SHANGHAI MASTERS: How many frames did Ding Junhui concede en route to the title?
42. EUROPEAN MASTERS: How many framed did Ronnie O'Sullivan concede en route to the final?
43. ENGLISH OPEN: Who made his 100th century break during the English Open and what was significant about it other than a ton of tons?
44. INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Who became the first person to appear in a second International Championship final, before losing 10-1 to Mark Selby?
45. OTHER EVENTS: How many different players did John Higgins defeat during his eight match winning streak in winning the China Championship and Champion of Champions events?
46. NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN: Who ended Liang Wenbo's quest for the £1,000,000 at the Northern Ireland Open?
47. UK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Who shocked Neil Robertson with a first round victory in York?
48. UK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Who was Mark Allen's opponent when he made his 147 Maximum during the Second round?
49. UK CHAMPIONSHIPS: How many former UK Champions appeared in the quarter-final line up.
50. MAXIMUMS: How many professional 147's were made during 2016?


You have until New Year's Eve. Good Luck
Last edited by PLtheRef on 22 Dec 2016, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Snooker's Quiz of 2016

Postby Dan-cat

Wow. Can I use Cuetracker? :P

Re: Snooker's Quiz of 2016

Postby eraserhead

Have entered by pm also, not expecting a great score can't remember anything about the world open.

Re: Snooker's Quiz of 2016

Postby PLtheRef

Pink Ball wrote:
PLtheRef wrote:Poolboy 46

Holy rubbish. I thought I wouldn't be far off winning with 37!


The nature of providing only the score means you can have a go at changing some of your answers if you so wish.

You can increase your score, but then again you might drop your score.

There was one soul on a Crucible quiz who kept on going until he got the lot

Re: Snooker's Quiz of 2016

Postby PoolBoy

PLtheRef wrote:
Pink Ball wrote:
PLtheRef wrote:Poolboy 46

Holy rubbish. I thought I wouldn't be far off winning with 37!


The nature of providing only the score means you can have a go at changing some of your answers if you so wish.

You can increase your score, but then again you might drop your score.

There was one soul on a Crucible quiz who kept on going until he got the lot

Could you post the answers, please - would love to see which questions eluded me! I think I must have got lucky with some of my guesses... :-)

Re: Snooker's Quiz of 2016

Postby PLtheRef

So then, to the answers

1. MASTERS: Which player opened the Masters Tournament of 2016 with a first round elimination of Shaun Murphy? Mark Allen 6-4

2. MASTERS: Which former Masters champions did Ronnie O'Sullivan defeat en route to taking the title? 2. Mark Williams in the first round, Mark Selby in the quarter-finals

3. MASTERS: Who hit the highest break of the tournament? Judd Trump with 140

4. WORLD SENIORS: Who added to his list of 'World' titles by adding the Seniors to his Six-red crowns? Mark Davis

5. WORLD SENIORS: How many former World Seniors Champions were in the 16 man field in Preston? 4. Jimmy White (2010), Darren Morgan (2011), Nigel Bond (2012), Mark Williams (2015)

6. GERMAN MASTERS: Who reached his maiden ranking Final at the German Masters before defeat to Martin Gould? Luca Brecel

7. GERMAN MASTERS: Who knocked out reigning German Masters Champion Mark Selby in the Last 16? Stephen Maguire 5-3

8. SHOOTOUT: Snooker returned to which famous venue for the 2016 Shootout - the first time the event has been played away from Blackpool? The Hexagon, Reading

9. SHOOTOUT: In what round did Joe Swail achieve his famous on the buzzer victory over Gary Wilson? Third Round

10. WELSH OPEN: On what score did Ronnie O'Sullivan take the 'pink' en route to his 146 break? 105 to go on to 111

11. WELSH OPEN: Who subsequently 'nicked' the £2,000 high-break prize from O'Sullivan by making a 147? Ding Junhui

12. WELSH OPEN: Which Welshman advanced the furthest in the competition? Michael White, beaten in the quarter-finals by Mark Allen

13. GYDINIA: Who won the 2016 Gydinia Open? Mark Selby 4-1 over Martin Gould

14. CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE: Who became the oldest player to make a competitive 147 during the 2016 Championship League campaign? Fergal O'Brien


15. CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE: How many former winners of the Championship League qualified for the 2016 Winners Group? Just one, Judd Trump

16. GRAND PRIX: What seed was eventual winner Shaun Murphy for the tournament - based on the top 32 money list? Seeded number 14

17. GRAND PRIX: Who was the highest seed to lose a first round match - going out in a decider to Peter Ebdon? Neil Robertson, number 2 seed

18. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: Who replaced Mark Selby in the first round draw after his withdrawal from the tournament? Matthew Selt, who would reach the second round

19. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: Who won the first ever Players Championship match to reach an eighth frame? Mark Allen in his 6-4 win over Murphy in the semi-finals

20. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: Which two former winners of the Players Championship Finals were absent from the 2016 lineup Stephen Lee and Joe Perry

21. CHINA OPEN: Who did Judd Trump defeat in the Semi-Finals in a 6-0 whitewash? Stephen Maguire

22. CHINA OPEN: Name the only qualified player defeated in a Wild Card match? Andrew Higginson, beaten 5-3 by Yuan Sijun

23. CHINA OPEN: Who had the highest break of the tournament at the venue stage? Stuart Bingham 143

24. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Stuart Bingham's 10-9 first round defeat by Allister Carter was the first defeat by a defending champion in the opening round since whom? Neil Robertson's 10-8 first round exit to Judd Trump in 2011

25. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Stuart Bingham's 10-9 defeat was the first by a World Champion in a deciding frame at the Crucible since whom? Peter Ebdon's 13-12 defeat to Paul Hunter in the quarter-finals in 2003

26. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: True or False - Paul Collier became the youngest man to referee a second World Final this year at the age of 46. He currently holds the record of the youngest ever referee for a Crucible final. False - Jan Verhaas and John Williams both aged 40.

27. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ding Junhui v Alan McManus was the first semi-final to be contested by two qualifiers since when? 1978 with Perry Mans defeating Fred Davis 18-16

28. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: How many of the world's top 32 competed at the Crucible in 2016? 28

29. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Name the only debutant in the 2016 Crucible Line-up? Mitchell Mann, defeated 10-3 by Mark Allen in the first round

30. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Who was the only first time quarter-finalist in the 2016 Crucible last eight? Kyren Wilson, beaten 13-8 by Mark Selby

31. PINK RIBBON: Who won the 2016 Pink Ribbon tournament at the SWSA in Gloucester? Jamie Jones, defeating David Grace 4-3 in the final

32. RIGA MASTERS: Which amateur reached the Semi-Finals of the Riga Masters before losing to eventual champion Neil Robertson? Darren Morgan

33. INDIAN OPEN: Who's first World Ranking title arrived with the Indian Open in Hyderabad in July? Anthony McGill with a 5-2 win over Kyren Wilson

34. WORLD OPEN: Which two players withdrew from the last 64 of the World Open allowing Joe Perry and Judd Trump respectively byes to the Last 32. Jamie Burnett and Yu Delu

35. WORLD OPEN: Who eliminated defending champion Shaun Murphy from the World Open? Joe Perry 5-2 in the quarter-finals

36. PAUL HUNTER CLASSIC: Who hit a 147 maximum in his third round match against Kurt Maflin atoning for some near misses? Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

37. PAUL HUNTER CLASSIC: The 2016 event marked the first of two full ranking events in 2016/17 to give entry to amateurs, which event yet to be played will be the second with the amateur rounds going towards an amateur order of merit? Gibraltar Open

38. PAUL HUNTER CLASSIC: Who was runner up to Mark Selby? Tom Ford 4-2

39. SIX REDS - Who won the Six Red World Championship, winning the title in a deciding frame? Ding Junhui

40. SHANGHAI MASTERS: Who knocked Kyren Wilson out of the 2016 Shanghai Masters in the first round? Michael Holt 5-2

41. SHANGHAI MASTERS: How many frames did Ding Junhui concede en route to the title? 18 after wins 5-4 v Scott Donaldson, 5-2 v Mark Allen, 5-3 v Michael Holt, 6-3 against Stephen Maguire and 10-6 against Mark Selby

42. EUROPEAN MASTERS: How many frames did Ronnie O'Sullivan concede en route to the final? 4. After wins 4-1 against David Gilbert, 4-2 against Mark Allen, 4-1 against Mark Davis and 6-0 against Neil Robertson

43. ENGLISH OPEN: Who made his 100th century break during the English Open and what was significant about it other than a ton of tons? Alfie Burden, who went on to complete a 147

44. INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Who became the first person to appear in a second International Championship final, before losing 10-1 to Mark Selby? Ding Junhui

45. OTHER EVENTS: How many different players did John Higgins defeat during his eight match winning streak in winning the China Championship and Champion of Champions events? Eight

46. NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN: Who ended Liang Wenbo's quest for the £1,000,000 at the Northern Ireland Open? Mark King

47. UK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Who shocked Neil Robertson with a first round victory in York? Peter Lines 6-3

48. UK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Who was Mark Allen's opponent when he made his 147 Maximum during the Second round? Rod Lawler

49. UK CHAMPIONSHIPS: How many former UK Champions appeared in the quarter-final line up. Five. Selby, O'Sullivan, Murphy, Williams and Higgins

50. MAXIMUMS: How many professional 147's were made during 2016? Ten

Re: Snooker's Quiz of 2016

Postby PoolBoy

Pink Ball wrote:Congrats Poolboy. I thought I'd be well in with a shout but I was nowhere near!

Cheers, Pink Ball!