2018 European Masters

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European Masters
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Tournament information
Dates 1–7 October 2018
Venue De Soeverein
City Lommel
Country Belgium
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £398,500
Winner's share £75,000
Highest break England Jimmy Robertson (135)
England Jack Lisowski (135)
Final
Champion England Jimmy Robertson
Runner-up England Joe Perry
Score 9–6
2017

The 2018 D88.com European Masters was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 1 to 7 October 2018 in Lommel, Belgium. It was the fifth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.[1]

Qualifying took place on 17 and 18 August 2018 in Preston, England.

Judd Trump was the defending champion after winning the previous two events, but he lost 2–4 to Tian Pengfei in the second round.

Jimmy Robertson reached his first ever ranking event semi-final, which he converted into his first professional ranking event title, beating Joe Perry 9–6 in the final.[2]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £10,000

Main draw[edit]

 
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
                      
 
 
 
 
England Judd Trump4
 
 
 
England Liam Highfield0
 
England Judd Trump2
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei4
 
China Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
China Li Hang3
 
China Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo2
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu3
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien2
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden3
 
China Tian Pengfei3
 
 
 
England Joe Perry4
 
England Oliver Lines1
 
 
 
England Joe Perry4
 
England Joe Perry4
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson3
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson2
 
England Joe Perry4
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson1
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou2
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor4
 
England Allan Taylor2
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh1
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
England Joe Perry6
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton3
 
Scotland John Higgins[4]w/d
 
 
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leongw/o
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong2
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
China Zhang Jiankang1
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel3
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao2
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus3
 
China Yan Bingtao3
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus4
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski3
 
Wales Duane Jones1
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
England Peter Lines2
 
England Peter Lines4
 
 
 
England Paul Davison0
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda2
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher3
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav2
 
Iran Hossein Vafaeiw/d
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharavw/o
 
England Joe Perry6
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson9
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie1
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
England Mark Davis2
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson2
 
 
 
England Mark Davis4
 
England Mark Selby2
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun1
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor3
 
England David Gilbert3
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
Wales Ryan Day1
 
 
 
England Mark King4
 
China Zhao Xintong1
 
 
 
England Mark King4
 
England Mark King4
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham0
 
England Chris Wakelin1
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham4
 
England Mark King4
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden1
 
England Rory McLeod1
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman2
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins0
 
England Mark King4
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson6
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington2
 
England Gary Wilson2
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir4
 
Scotland Ross Muir4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker2
 
Scotland Ross Muir3
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill1
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones2
 
Wales Jak Jones4
 
 
 
England Adam Duffy3
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen2
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
England Peter Ebdon1
 
 
 
England Ali Carter4
 
England Ali Carter3
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
Scotland Chris Totten3
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
Scotland Anthony McGill3
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty0
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
China Zhou Yuelong3
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
China Zhang Yong3
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Belgium Jan Scheers.
De Soeverein, Lommel, Belgium, 7 October 2018.
Joe Perry
 England
6–9 Jimmy Robertson
 England
Afternoon: 17–69 (65), 21–71, 30–59, 0–79 (75), 37–70 (54), 66–9, 62–33, 64–46
Evening: 52–63, 56–75 (Perry 56, Robertson 75), 119–0 (106), 138–0 (59, 60), 110–0 (110), 19–68 (54), 4–108 (108)
110 Highest break 108
2 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 17 and 18 August 2018 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 7 frames.

England Judd Trump 4–0[nb 1] England Martin O'Donnell
England Liam Highfield 4–1 England John Astley
England Tom Ford 2–4 China Tian Pengfei
China Li Hang 4–0 Thailand Sunny Akani
Hong Kong Marco Fu 4–1 England Nigel Bond
England Andy Hicks 1–4 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien
China Liang Wenbo 4–2 China Li Yuan
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 0–4 England Alfie Burden
England Oliver Lines 4–2 England Matthew Selt
England Joe Perry 4–0 England Sean O'Sullivan
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 2–4 England Andrew Higginson
Australia Neil Robertson 4–3 Wales Dominic Dale
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 4–1 England Jimmy White
England Simon Bedford 2–4 England Allan Taylor
England Harvey Chandler 2–4 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
England Kyren Wilson 4–2 Egypt Basem Eltahhan
Scotland John Higgins 4–0 China Chen Feilong
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong 4–1 Thailand Noppon Saengkham
England Anthony Hamilton 4–0 Finland Robin Hull
China Zhang Jiankang 4–2 England Michael Holt
Belgium Luca Brecel 4–2[nb 1] Wales Daniel Wells
China Niu Zhuang 3–4 China Luo Honghao
China Yan Bingtao 4–1 China Chen Zifan
Scotland Alan McManus 4–1 Iran Soheil Vahedi
Wales Duane Jones 4–2 England Mark Joyce
England Jack Lisowski 4–1 Thailand James Wattana
England Billy Joe Castle 2–4 England Peter Lines
Scotland Stephen Maguire 1–4 England Paul Davison
China Lyu Haotian 0–4 China Zhang Anda
Wales Michael White 1–4 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher
Iran Hossein Vafaei 4–2 England Rod Lawler
England Ronnie O'Sullivan[5] w/d−w/o Scotland Eden Sharav
England Mark Selby 4–3 China Mei Xiwen
England Ashley Carty 1–4 England Sam Craigie
England Robert Milkins 2–4 Scotland Scott Donaldson
England Mark Davis 4–2 England Sam Baird
Wales Ryan Day 4–2 Pakistan Hamza Akbar
China Yuan Sijun 4–2 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene
England David Gilbert 4–3 England Robbie Williams
England Ben Woollaston 0–4 England Elliot Slessor
Wales Matthew Stevens 1–4 China Zhao Xintong
England Mark King 4–2 England Ian Burns
England Joe O'Connor 0–4 England Chris Wakelin
England Stuart Bingham 4–3 Wales Jamie Jones
England Rory McLeod 4–3 Germany Lukas Kleckers
England Ricky Walden 4–3 England Hammad Miah
England Craig Steadman 4–2 Poland Adam Stefanów
England Barry Hawkins 4–2 England Sanderson Lam
England Shaun Murphy 3–4 England Gary Wilson
Wales Jamie Clarke 1–4 England Stuart Carrington
England Martin Gould 2–4 Scotland Ross Muir
Wales Lee Walker 4–0 China Fan Zhengyi
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4–3 England David Lilley
England Ashley Hugill 4–2 Wales Kishan Hirani
Scotland Graeme Dott 2–4 Wales Jak Jones
Germany Simon Lichtenberg 0–4 England Adam Duffy
England Peter Ebdon 4–2 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown
England Ali Carter 4–2 China Xu Si
England James Cahill 3–4 Scotland Chris Totten
Scotland Anthony McGill 4–1 China Lu Ning
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4–2 Norway Kurt Maflin
China Zhou Yuelong 4–2 England Mike Dunn
Hong Kong Andy Lee 3–4 England Jimmy Robertson
Wales Mark Williams[6] w/d−w/o China Zhang Yong
Notes
  1. ^ a b Match was held over and played in Lommel.

Century breaks[edit]

Main stage centuries[edit]

Total: 24

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Total: 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018/19 Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Robertson Captures First Title". World Snooker. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Higgins Pulls Out Of D88.com European Masters Belgium - World Snooker". World Snooker. 30 September 2018.
  5. ^ "O'Sullivan Pulls Out Of European Masters - World Snooker". World Snooker. 16 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Williams Withdraws From Belgium - World Snooker". World Snooker. 28 September 2018.

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