China Championship

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China Championship
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Tournament status
Ranking tournament: since 2017
Minor ranking tournament: -
Invitation tournament: 2016
Current tournament dates
Defending champion: EnglandEngland Shaun Murphy
Attendees: 130
Venue: Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou , China
Prize money (total): £ 751,000
Prize money (winner): £ 150,000
Frames in the final: Best of 19
Most wins: ScotlandScotland John Higgins , Luca Brecel , Mark Selby , Shaun Murphy  (1 × each) BelgiumBelgium EnglandEngland EnglandEngland
Highest Break: 145 Mark Allen (2019)
Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
Venue (s) on the map

The China Championship is a professional snooker tournament that was first held in China in 2016 . The venue is Guangzhou in the southeast of the People's Republic.


The tournament was added to the Snooker Main Tour in 2016 . In addition to four already established tournaments in China, another professional tournament was created after China had become the second most important country in snooker after the country of origin, Great Britain, in the 2000s. Guangzhou in the coastal province of Guangdong was the first venue for a professional snooker tournament.

The four-year contracts were only signed during the 2016/17 season and the first edition was added to the calendar of the professional tour. The first edition in 2016 was conceived as an invitation tournament for the best professional players without evaluation for the snooker world ranking list . With a total prize pool of £ 650,000 and a prize of £ 200,000, it was the third-highest-grossing tournament on the Main Tour and the highest-grossing tournament outside of England. The tournament is sponsored by the real estate company Evergrande , based in Guangzhou.

From 2017, the tournament became a world ranking tournament in the usual Main Tour mode with 128 participants. The prize money rose to £ 700,000 and the winner received £ 150,000.


year venue winner Result finalist Main sponsor season
China Championship (invitation tournament)
2016 Guangzhou ScotlandScotland John Higgins 10: 7 EnglandEngland Stuart Bingham Evergrande 2016/17
China Championship (world ranking tournament)
2017 Guangzhou BelgiumBelgium Luca Brecel 10: 5 EnglandEngland Shaun Murphy Evergrande 2017/18
2018 EnglandEngland Mark Selby 10: 9 ScotlandScotland John Higgins 2018/19
2019 EnglandEngland Shaun Murphy : WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Mark Williams 2019/20


  1. ^ New Event In China With Record Prize Money. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association , September 17, 2016, accessed October 11, 2016 .

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