Snooker Shanghai Masters 2016 Preview

The snooker Shanghai Masters 2016 is the fifth ranking event of this jam-packed snooker season and will take place from September 19th to Sunday 25th at the Grand Stage, Shanghai.

With £85,000 up for grabs, it comes at no surprise that all of the top players will be attending this week-long event. Ronnie O’Sullivan will be making his first appearance in tournament play here, along with the other big names of the game.

Ronnie will no doubt be looking for a good run here, because as 11th in the world right now, he needs to focus to remain in the top 16. O’Sullivan will be playing either Wenbo or Hao, who could both stir up an early surprise, but Ronnie would be the overwhelming favorite for the entire tournament, which is reflected in the bookies odds.

But Ronnie is not the only player to be watchful of. The likes of Ding, who just won the world 6 red championships, Mark Selby, winner of the Paul Hunter classic at the start of september, Ali Carter, World open champion and Neil Robertson, Riga Masters open champion.

Judd Trump, whose had a pretty uneventful start to the season along with a few others such as John Higgins, Shaun Murphy and Stuart Bingham will all be looking to kick-start their seasons in this big event.

Snooker fans will also be delighted to know that Eurosport are televising the Shanghai Masters on their main channels (Eurosport 1 and 2), after a disappointing Paul Hunter Classic which was only shown on the Eurosport player.

 

Wildcard Round

Michael Holt v Xu Si

Liang Wenbo v Hu Hao

Anthony McGuill v Chen Zifan

Kurt Maflin v Guan Zhen

Ryan Day v Ma Bing

Stewart Carrington v Niu Zhuang

Martin Gould v Yuan Sijun

Stephen Maguire v TBD

1st Round Matches

Kyren Wilson v Holt/Xu Si

Ronnie O’Sullivan v Liang Wenbo/Hu Hao

Ding Junhui v Scott Donaldson

Mark Allen v McGuill/Chen Zifan

Judd Trump v Ben Woolaston

Ricky Walden v Michael White

Barry Hawkins v Robert Milkins

Shaun Murphy v Maguire/TBD

Stuart Bingham v Jamie Jones

Marco Fu v David Gilbert

Ali Carter v Maflin/Guan Zhen

John Higgins v Matt Selt

Neil Robertson v Day/Ma Bing

Mark Williams v Mei Xiwen

Joe Perry v Carrington/Zhuang

Mark Selby v Gould/Sijun

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Hi im Rob, the owner and editor for snookercentral.com along with some other popular websites. Snooker has been a passion of mine for many years, so being able to create a website that people enjoy is a pleasure.