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2009 World Snooker China Open Is around the Corner

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Snooker

2009 World Snooker China OpenGood news for snooker fans here, tickets for the 2009 Honghe Industrial World Snooker China Open went on sale today at Emma Ticketmaster (h/t The Beijinger Blog). The tournament will be playing from Mar. 30 to Apr. 5 at the Beijing University Gymnasium (北京大学生体育馆). Full fixture below.

Chinese player Ding Junhui (丁俊晖), ranked 11th, will play Michael Holt/Xiao Guodong(肖国栋) in the first round. And to reach the Quarter Finals,  he will have to take down Ronnie “the Rocket” O’Sullivan/Fergal O’Brien. Tough draw for Ding but good for us fans.

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Monday 30 March

WC1 – Tang Jun v Judd Trump
WC2 – Cao Kaisheng v Ricky Walden
WC3 – Cao Yupeng v Stuart Pettman
WC4 – Yu Delu v Rod Lawler

Q1 – Liang Wenbo v Robert Milkins
WC5 – Cao Xinlong v John Parrott
WC6 – Tian Pengfei v David Gray
WC7 – Xiao Guodong v Michael Holt

Tuesday 31 March

Q2 – Joe Swail v winner Q1

Match 1 – Stephen Maguire – Dave Harold
Match 13 – John Higgins v Anthony Hamilton
Match 2 – Peter Ebdon v winner WC1
Match 3 – Joe Perry v Winner WC2

Match 15 – Ding Junhui v winner WC7
Match 4 – Stephen Hendry v Winner Q2
Match 5 – Allister Carter v Nigel Bond
Match 10 – Neil Robertson v Gerard Greene

Wednesday 1 April

Match 14 – Marco Fu v winner WC6
Match 9 – Shaun Murphy v Winner WC5
Match 7 – Graeme Dott v Winner WC4
Match 6 – Mark Allen v Winner WC3

Match 16 – Ronnie O’Sullivan v Fergal O’Brien
Match 8 – Mark Selby v Stephen Lee
Match 11 –Mark King v Mark Williams
Match 12 – Ryan Day v Jamie Cope

Thursday 2 April

Match 23 – Winner match 13 v winner match 14
Match 17 – Winner match 1 v winner match 2
Match 18 – Winner match 3 v winner match 4
Match 19 – Winner match 5 v winner match 6

Match 24 – Winner match 15 v winner match 16
Match 20 – Winner match 7 v winner match 8
Match 21 – Winner match 9 v winner match 10
Match 22 – Winner match 11 v winner match 12

Friday 3 April

QF1 – Winner match 17 v winner match 18
QF2 – Winner match 19 v winner match 20

QF3 – Winner match 21 v winner match 22
QF4 – Winner match 23 v winner match 24

Saturday 4 April

SF1 – Winner QF1 v winner QF2
SF2 – Winner QF3 v winner QF4

Sunday 5 April

Final – Winner SF1 v winner SF2
Final - Winner SF1 v winner SF2


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