110sport Xingpai Hainan Classic: Tournament Information

While many players will be either attempting to qualify for the World Championship or preparing themselves for the PTC Grand Finals, many of the others will be over on the Hainan Island in China competing for a share of the £200,000 prize fund. Click below for some details as to those involved, the prize money and the format…

The Dates

The event will take place between the 10th-13th March 2011.

The Format and Players

The field for such a tournament is formidable with the likes of John Higgins, Ding Junhui, Neil Robertson, Stephen Hendry, Ali Carter and Shaun Murphy the star attractions.

In total there will be 16 players involved, divided into four groups of four with the winners of each progressing through to the semi-finals. The group matches will be played over the best of three frames, the semis over the best of nine with the final over the best of 13.

Group A

John Higgins, Peter Ebdon, Stephen Hendry, Li Yan

Group B

Ali Carter, Shaun Murphy, Marco Fu, Tian Pengfei

Group C

Graeme Dott, Ricky Walden, Ding Junhui, Yu Delu

Group D

Neil Robertson, Mark Allen, Jamie Cope, Jin Long

The Prize Fund

Champion – £40,000

Finalist – £18,000

Semi-finals – £7,000

2nd place of each group – £3,500

3rd place of each group – £1,500

4th place of each group – £500

Maximum break – £5,000

Highest break – £1,000

Can we watch?

Hopefully, the event will be broadcast on many Chinese stations including CCTV and BTV so I expect that there will be ways of watching it online.

For more information, please click here to visit the 110sport website.