International Championship 2017 Odds
The 2017 International Championship is a professional ranking snooker tournament that will take place between 24 and 29 October 2017 at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre in Daqing, China. It will be the eighth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.
The International Championship in China is one of the season’s most prestigious world ranking events. When it was introduced to the calendar in 2012 it immediately became the richest snooker tournament ever staged outside the UK, with a top prize of £125,000. Judd Trump won the inaugural title in the city of Chengdu, then home favourite Ding Junhui won it in 2013, followed by Ricky Walden in 2014. In 2015, the event moved to Daqing in the north east of China for the first time and was won by John Higgins, beating David Gilbert in the final.
Mark Selby will head into the 2016/17 snooker season as world champion and he'll be out to land more major prizes along with the likes of Ronnie O'Sullivan, Neil Robertson, John Higgins and Judd Trump.
In 2016, Mark Selby won his 9th ranking title by beating Ding Junhui 10–1 in the final. This match was a repeat of the 2016 World Championship final, in which Selby beat Ding by the 18–14 scoreline, and also the second consecutive ranking event final in China to feature both players, previous one, at the Shanghai Masters, being won 10–6 by Ding. And the 33-year-old from Leicester sealed the surprisingly one-sided win in style with a break of 78 to consolidate his position at the top of the world rankings with the first prize of £125,000. In his route to the final, Selby defeated Alfie Burden, John Astley, Liang Wenbo, Joe Perry and Stuart Bingham.
In the big event of 2017, all matches up to and including quarter finals will be best of 11 (interval after frame 4) frames, semi finals are best of 17 (8/9) frames and the final is best of 19 (9/10) frames.
The qualifying matches were played in 2016 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England and, even it was not confirmed yet, it is expectable that these to repeat for the 2017’s season too.