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Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion !!!

Postby Wildey

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Wednesday 20th~Sunday 24th of August at the Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany.

The Paul Hunter Classic in its 5th year as part of the Player Tour Championship and was previously won by Mark Selby twice, Judd Trump and last year by Ronnie O'Sullivan.

This year Ronnie O'Sullivan will be there defending his title with stiff opposition from World Champion and World no 1 Mark Selby, UK Champion Neil Robertson as well as Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy, John Higgins and Stephen Maguire But Ding Junhui will not be there choosing a extended Holiday instead.

Snooker Legends Jimmy White and Steve Davis will also be there trying to re discover former glories.

And there will be 109 amateur players that includes Riga Open Quarter finalist Sean O'Sullivan that will be trying to get 1 of 17 spots in the main last 128 draw.

Who will win this great tournament this year?

DRAW

Selected Last 128 Matches
Gary Wilson v Steve Davis
Kurt Maflin v Li Hang
Joe Swail v Scott Donaldson
Michael Holt v Xiao Guodong
Martin Gould v Ryan Clark
Luca Brecel v Ken Doherty
Judd Trump v Zhou Yuelong
Jimmy White v Ahmed Saif
Chris Melling v Cao Yupeng
Noppon Saengkham v Ronnie O'Sullivan
Mark Selby v Alexander Ursenbacher
Dominic Dale v Oliver Lines
Mark Joyce v Lu Ning
Andrew Higginson v Liang Wenbo
Ricky Walden v Andrew Pagett
Neil Robertson v Elliot Slessor
Mark J Williams v Rod Lawler
Jamie Jones v Lyu Haotian

ORDER OF PLAY

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Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

British Eurosport TV Schedule


Friday August 22nd

Eurosport 2 8.30am-8pm LIVE
Eurosport 10pm-11.30pm

Saturday August 23rd

Eurosport 2 10.15am-10pm LIVE + Highlights

Sunday August 24th

Eurosport 2 9am-11am Last 16 LIVE
Eurosport 2 12pm-2pm Quarter Finals LIVE
Eurosport 5.45pm-7pm Semi Finals
Eurosport 7pm-8.45pm Final LIVE

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

Confirmed Matches for Eurosport

Friday 22nd of August

8.30am

Michael Holt v Xiao Guodong

Approx 10am

Mark Allen v Lee Walker

Approx 12pm

Noppon Saengkham v Ronnie O'Sullivan

Saturday 23rd of August

8.30am

Mark Selby v Alexander Ursenbacher

Approx 10.30am

Neil Robertson v Elliot Slessor

Approx 12pm

Mark J Williams v Rod Lawler

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Dan-cat

Yay! I'm working (shirking) at home on Friday. Can't wait. I've grown to love these best of sevens - I think the top players approach them slightly differently than a long match, more aggressively, so important to get a good start. Does anyone agree with this?

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

Dan-cat wrote:Yay! I'm working (shirking) at home on Friday. Can't wait. I've grown to love these best of sevens - I think the top players approach them slightly differently than a long match, more aggressively, so important to get a good start. Does anyone agree with this?

Yea

in Long Matches or matches with a interval you play to lead so get to 3 frames you know your 3-1 up at the interval but with Best of 7s you want to win 4-0 from the off because there isn't intervals that can change a match.

Personally i prefer Long Matches longer the Better because you have a lot of sub plots and intervals play a massive part in my enjoyment of the Sport.

But Best of 7s is what it is and its by far the best format to the PTC there's just no time for intervals, however i think they should have a Best of 9 or even 11 frame final.

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

The tournament was billed as being a 4 day event starting on Thursday. But it has been extended to 5 days and starting on Wednesday but players had booked flights for Wednesday meaning its touch and go for some amateurs if they will arrive on time.

Wednesday 20th of August

5pm

Kishan Hirani v Thomas Kiesewetter
Jan Leichs v Kobi Mates
Eden Sharav v Adam Bobat
Norbert Hofheinz v Ryan Causton
Gerry Egger v Luca Kaufmann
Zack Richardson v Filipe Cardoso
Carl Rosenberger v Nils Hartung
Shachar Ruberg v John Sutton
Andreas Ploner v Ralf Guenzel
Ralph Mueller v Martin O'Donnell

Approx 6pm

Luke Garland v Jerom Meeus
Billy Brown v Tan Wang Chooi
Matthew Glasby v Adam Duffy
Hans Blanckaert v Fabian Tost
Jack Bradford v Stefan Gerst
Nicole Breitenstein v Gareth Allen
Umar Ali Shaikh v Ross Higgins
Mark Owens v Jamie Rhys Clarke
Alex Taubman v Robert Drahn
Corina Maracine v Dylan Craig

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Andre147

Wildey wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:Yay! I'm working (shirking) at home on Friday. Can't wait. I've grown to love these best of sevens - I think the top players approach them slightly differently than a long match, more aggressively, so important to get a good start. Does anyone agree with this?

Yea

in Long Matches or matches with a interval you play to lead so get to 3 frames you know your 3-1 up at the interval but with Best of 7s you want to win 4-0 from the off because there isn't intervals that can change a match.

Personally i prefer Long Matches longer the Better because you have a lot of sub plots and intervals play a massive part in my enjoyment of the Sport.

But Best of 7s is what it is and its by far the best format to the PTC there's just no time for intervals, however i think they should have a Best of 9 or even 11 frame final.


Yes a Best of 9/11 frame final would be nice, and I definately think the PTC Grand Finals shouldn't be Best of 7s all the way. The semis could be Best of 9 and the Final itself Best of 11 or 13, the PTC Grand Finals format as it is, is way too short in my opinion.

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Jester82

I got a ticket for Friday. What a shame I can't see Selby...but nevertheless...what confuses me a bit, is that I read the information which says the entrance is at 10 am, but matches start at 7:30 german time.

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

Andre147 wrote:
Wildey wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:Yay! I'm working (shirking) at home on Friday. Can't wait. I've grown to love these best of sevens - I think the top players approach them slightly differently than a long match, more aggressively, so important to get a good start. Does anyone agree with this?

Yea

in Long Matches or matches with a interval you play to lead so get to 3 frames you know your 3-1 up at the interval but with Best of 7s you want to win 4-0 from the off because there isn't intervals that can change a match.

Personally i prefer Long Matches longer the Better because you have a lot of sub plots and intervals play a massive part in my enjoyment of the Sport.

But Best of 7s is what it is and its by far the best format to the PTC there's just no time for intervals, however i think they should have a Best of 9 or even 11 frame final.


Yes a Best of 9/11 frame final would be nice, and I definately think the PTC Grand Finals shouldn't be Best of 7s all the way. The semis could be Best of 9 and the Final itself Best of 11 or 13, the PTC Grand Finals format as it is, is way too short in my opinion.

yea When you consider the Winner of the Grand Finals gets £100,000 thats £15,000 more than the winner of the China Open best of 7s to play for that kind of money and lets not forget ranking points is way too short.

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

Skullman wrote:Wow, that's really bizarre. I didn't notice that they're not playing the draw in halves like they usually do. Quarters 2 and 4 on Friday and 1 and 3 on Saturday?

they have done that before especially when PL Was on the thursday giving players more time to get to the venue.

cant really think why they have done it this time though.

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Dan-cat

Yeah absolutely agree, longer matches are way better. I didn't really follow the PTCs till last year (because of the short matches I wasn't too keen) but now my snooker addiction is at such levels that I will watch any televised match anywhere! It's good to have this support group... er.. I mean forum :)

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Skullman

Technically winning the final of PTC Grand Final is only worth £62,000 because the runner up gets some money as well. But still it's mental for what could be as little as an hours work (considering 3/4 finals have been 4-0).

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

Skullman wrote:Technically winning the final of PTC Grand Final is only worth £62,000 because the runner up gets some money as well. But still it's mental for what could be as little as an hours work (considering 3/4 finals have been 4-0).

Winning The Masters £7,143 per frame won

Winning World Championship £4,225 per frame won
Winning PTC Grand Finals £4,166 per frame won
Winning UK Championship £3,261 per frame won
Winning Shanghai Masters £2,742 per frame won
Winning China Open £2,073 per frame won
Winning Welsh Open £1,666 per frame won
Winning Australia Open £1,389 per frame won

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby SnookerFan

Wildey wrote:Winning The Masters £7,143 per frame won
Winning World Championship £4,225 per frame won
Winning PTC Grand Finals £4,166 per frame won
Winning UK Championship £3,261 per frame won
Winning Shanghai Masters £2,742 per frame won
Winning China Open £2,073 per frame won
Winning Welsh Open £1,666 per frame won
Winning Australia Open £1,389 per frame won


That's actually quite interesting, especially that the Masters gets your more per frame win than The Crucible. Though, of course, understandable considering that The Crucible is longer frame and The Masters is top-16 only.

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Skullman

Whole tourney.

Stats for finals only:

PTC Grands £15,500 per frame won
Masters £11,000 per frame won (can't find prize money breakdown for 2015, so using 2014 figures)
Worlds £9,722 per frame won
UK £8,000 per frame won
IC £8,000 per frame won
China/Shanghai £5,000 per frame won
German £4,167 per frame won
Welsh £3,333 per frame won
Australia £2,654 per frame won

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

Wednesday 20th of August

5pm

Kishan Hirani 4-0 Thomas Kiesewetter
Jan Leichs 0-4 Kobi Mates
Eden Sharav 4-0 Adam Bobat
Norbert Hofheinz 0-4 Ryan Causton
Gerry Egger 0-4 Luca Kaufmann
Zack Richardson w/o Filipe Cardoso
Carl Rosenberger w/o Nils Hartung
Shachar Ruberg 0-4 John Sutton
Andreas Ploner 4-0 Ralf Guenzel
Ralph Mueller 0-4 Martin O'Donnell

Approx 6pm

Luke Garland 4-0 Jerom Meeus
Billy Brown v Tan Wang Chooi
Matthew Glasby 0-4 Adam Duffy
Hans Blanckaert 4-1 Fabian Tost
Jack Bradford 4-0 Stefan Gerst
Nicole Breitenstein 0-4 Gareth Allen
Umar Ali Shaikh 0-4 Ross Higgins
Mark Owens v Jamie Rhys Clarke
Alex Taubman v Robert Drahn
Corina Maracine 0-4 Dylan Craig

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

Wednesday 20th of August

Approx 6pm

Luke Garland 4-0 Jerom Meeus
Billy Brown 3-4 Tan Wang Chooi
Matthew Glasby 0-4 Adam Duffy
Hans Blanckaert 4-1 Fabian Tost
Jack Bradford 4-0 Stefan Gerst
Nicole Breitenstein 0-4 Gareth Allen
Umar Ali Shaikh 0-4 Ross Higgins
Mark Owens 1-4 Jamie Rhys Clarke
Alex Taubman 4-0 Robert Drahn
Corina Maracine 0-4 Dylan Craig

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

Thursday 21st of August

8am

Josh Boileau v Brian Cini
Ali Masoudi Alavi v Duane Jones
Anton Woywod v Reanne Evans
Chris Jones v Daniel Wells
Sanjin Kusan v Stephane Ochoiski
Kevin Chan v Mitchell Travis
Ashley Carty v Matthias Pom
Simon Dent v Manon Melief
Jurian Heusdens v Kristof Vermeiren

Approx 9.30am

Thomas J Dowling v Steve Lambrechts
Christopher Keogan v Jeff Jacobs
Joe Steele v Simon Lichtenberg
Michael Williams v Rick Kraaijeveld
Sydney Wilson v Paul Davison
Vyacheslav Nikiforov v Stefan Schenk
Thomas Broeckx v Marc J Davis
Raymon Fabrie v Jordan Brown
Diana Shuler v Michael Collumb

Approx 11.30am

William Lemons v Jayson Wholey
Thomasz Skalski v Manuel Pomwenger
Ben Jones v Matthew Day
Wendy Jans v Josh Boileau/Brian Cini
Luke Garland v Tan Wang Chooi
David Schneider v Ali Masoudi Alavi/Duane Jones
Phil Barnes v Kishan Hirani
Prasit Buttakham v Anton Woywod/Reanne Evans
Sanderson Lam v Kobi Mates

Approx 1pm

Ali Kirim v Eden Sharav
Lukas Kleckers v Ryan Causton
Joe O'Connor v Chris Jones/Daniel Wells
Jamie Bodle v Adam Duffy
Luca Kaufmann v Sanjin Kusan/Stephane Ochoiski
Andreas Hartung v Hans Blanckaert
Oliver Brown v Kevin Chan/Mitchell Travis
Declan Brennan v Zack Richardson
Sean O'Sullivan v Ashley Carty/Matthias Pom

Approx 2.30pm

Jeff Cundy v Simon Dent/Manon Melief
Jurian Heusdens/Kristof Vermeiren v Thomas J Dowling/Steve Lambrechts
Saqib Nasir v Carl Rosenberger
Sam Harvey v Jack Bradford
Gerhard Engelschalk v Christopher Keogan/Jeff Jacobs
Bernd Stmad v Gareth Allen
Sascha Lippe v Joe Steele/Simon Lichtenberg
Benjamin Buser v Michael Williams/Rick Kraaijeveld
Sydney Wilson/Paul Davison v Vyacheslav Nikiforov/Stefan Schenk

Approx 4.30pm

John Sutton v Andreas Ploner
Sabastian Thon v Martin O'Donnell
Patrick Einsle v Thomas Broeckx/Marc J Davis
Raymon Fabrie/Jordan Brown v Diana Shuler/Michael Collumb
Jamie O'Neill v William Lemons/Jayson Wholey
Markus Pfistermueller v Ross Higgins
Thomasz Skalski/Manuel Pomwenger v Jamie Rhys Clarke
Ashley Hugill v Ben Jones/Matthew Day
Rhys Clark v Alex Taubman

Approx 6pm

Matthew Hulatt v Dylan Craig
Wendy Jans/Josh Boileau/Brian Cini v Luke Garland/Tan Wang Chooi
David Schneider/Ali Masoudi Alavi/Duane Jones v Phil Barnes/Kishan Hirani
Prasit Buttakham/Anton Woywod/Reanne Evans v Sanderson Lam/Kobi Mates
Ali Kirim/Eden Sharav v Lukas Kleckers/Ryan Causton
Joe O'Connor/Chris Jones/Daniel Wells v Jamie Bodle/Adam Duffy
Luca Kaufmann/Sanjin Kusan/Stephane Ochoiski v Andreas Hartung/Hans Blanckaert
Oliver Brown/Kevin Chan/Mitchell Travis v Declan Brennan/Zack Richardson
Sean O'Sullivan/Ashley Carty/Matthias Pom v Jeff Cundy/Simon Dent/Manon Melief


Approx 8pm

Jurian Heusdens/Kristof Vermeiren/Thomas J Dowling/Steve Lambrechts v Saqib Nasir/Carl Rosenberger
Sam Harvey/Jack Bradford v Gerhard Engelschalk/Christopher Keogan/Jeff Jacobs
Bernd Stmad/Gareth Allen v Sascha Lippe/Joe Steele/Simon Lichtenberg
Benjamin Buser/Michael Williams/Rick Kraaijeveld v Sydney Wilson/Paul Davison/Vyacheslav Nikiforov/Stefan Schenk
John Sutton/Andreas Ploner v Sabastian Thon/Martin O'Donnell
Patrick Einsle/Thomas Broeckx/Marc J Davis v Raymon Fabrie/Jordan Brown/Diana Shuler/Michael Collumb
Jamie O'Neill/William Lemons/Jayson Wholey v Markus Pfistermueller/Ross Higgins
Thomasz Skalski/Manuel Pomwenger/Jamie Rhys Clarke v Ashley Hugill/Ben Jones/Matthew Day
Rhys Clark/Alex Taubman v Matthew Hulatt/Dylan Craig

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby TheSaviour

A lots of german efforts I see..
So Ronnie really playing..? That´s great if so since it seems like I have the Eurosport2 access during this weekend. Let´s hope that it seems that nothing is off limits again..

Re: Arcaden Paul Hunter Classic (European Tour 2) Discussion

Postby Wildey

89 Players in action today with only 17 going through to the main draw starting tomorrow.

Can Sean O'Sullivan replicate last weeks feat and book his place in the Grand Finals?