Players Tour Championship 2014/15 - Grand Finals
Players Championship Grand Finals 2015
|Tournament type:||World ranking tournament|
|Venue:||Montien Riverside Hotel,
Bangkok , Thailand
|Opening:||March 24, 2015|
|Endgame:||March 28, 2015
|Highest Break:||138 ( Neil Robertson )|
The Players Championship Grand Finals 2015 was a snooker tournament of the Main Tour of the 2014/15 season . They formed the conclusion of the Players Tour Championship , which this season consisted of three tournaments in Asia and six tournaments in Europe. The 32 best players in the tour competition competed from March 24th to 28th, 2015 at the Montien Riverside Hotel in the Thai capital Bangkok .
Last year, the Grand Finals were won by Englishman Barry Hawkins , who this time was eliminated in round 1 against Englishman Mark King 2: 4. The winner was Joe Perry from England . In his 23-year professional career, it was the first victory for him in a fully-fledged world ranking tournament, having already won the Xuzhou Open , one of the individual tournaments of the Players Tour Championship this season.
The prize money remained unchanged compared to the previous year.
|Quarter finalist||£ 10,000|
|Round of 16||£ 5000|
|Last 32||2500 pounds|
|Highest break||£ 2000|
|All in all||£ 300,000|
The top 24 of the European Order of Merit and the top 8 of the Asian Order of Merit resulted in the 32 first-round participants. All games, including the final, were played according to the best-of-7 mode .
The first round took place on March 24th and 25th, the second and quarter finals were scheduled for March 26th and 27th respectively. The semi-finals and finals took place on March 28th.
For the two top players Mark Selby and Neil Robertson , who had already been eliminated from the Welsh Open and the World Grand Prix in the round of 16, this round was over again this time. The Australian had won the last PTC tournament in Gdynia just three weeks earlier . His opponent in the final at the time, Mark Williams , on the other hand, confirmed his good form and moved into the final with a victory over the World Grand Prix winner Judd Trump . There he met Joe Perry , who won the last tournament on the Asian Tour in January with the Xuzhou Open . Perry had thrown two other top players out of the tournament prematurely on his way with Ding Junhui and last year's winner Barry Hawkins .
Mark Williams started the final convincingly and took a 3-0 lead with his third century break of the tournament. Joe Perry , who had made a lot of mistakes by then, fought his way back into the game in the fourth frame. In the following three frames he managed to break the 50s and so he was able to turn the final in his favor.
Final: Best of 7 Frames
Referee: Paul Collier Montien Riverside Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, March 28, 2015
|Mark Williams||3: 4||Joe Perry|
|80 : 0 (57), 73 : 22 (64), 103 : 30 (103), 15:64 , 0: 68 (50), 21: 59 (56), 21:59 (54)|
Neil Robertson scored by far the highest break of the tournament with 138 points in the round of 16, but he still lost the game with 1: 4.
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