2018 International Championship

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International Championship
Tournament information
Dates 28 October – 4 November 2018
Country China
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £775,000
Winner's share £175,000
Highest break
Defending champion England Mark Selby
Final
Champion
Runner-up
Score
2017

The 2018 OPPO International Championship is an upcoming professional ranking snooker tournament, taking place from 28 October to 4 November 2018 in China.[1] It will be the seventh ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.

Qualifying for the tournament took place between 9–12 October 2018 in Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley.

Mark Selby is the defending champion, having beaten Mark Allen 10–7 in the 2017 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: £

Main draw[edit]

 
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
 
                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty
 
 
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England Ian Burns
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington
 
 
 
 
 
England Mark Davis
 
 
 
England Joe Perry
 
England
 
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson
 
 
 
 
 
China Fan Zhengyi
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong
 
China
 
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson
 
 
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
 
 
 
 
 
England Martin Gould
 
 
 
China Li Hang
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson
 
 
 
 
England
 
England Jack Lisowski
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin
 
 
 
 
 
England Jimmy White
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao
 
 
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day
 
 
 
 
 
England Michael Holt
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus
 
 
 
England Judd Trump
 
 
 
 
 
England Peter Lines
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell
 
England
 
 
 
England
 
England Tom Ford
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson
 
England
 
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav
 
 
 
 
England
 
England David Gilbert
 
 
 
England John Astley
 
 
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman
 
 
 
England Mark King
 
England
 
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown
 
 
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana
 
 
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England Sam Baird
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden
 
England
 
 
 
 
England David Lilley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei
 
 
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin
 
 
 
England Ali Carter
 
 
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong
 
 
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani
 
 
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: .
4 November 2018.


Afternoon:
Evening:
Highest break
Century breaks
50+ breaks

Qualifying[edit]

Matches were played between 9 and 12 October 2018 at the Barnsley Metrodome in Barnsley, England. Matches involving Mark Selby, Noppon Saengkham, Liang Wenbo, Ding Junhui, Ben Woollaston, Liam Highfield, Gary Wilson and Mark Williams, will be played in China. All matches best of 11 frames.

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

Century breaks[edit]

Main stage centuries[edit]

Total:

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Total: 47

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jamie Jones was suspended by the WPBSA due to pending investigations into an alleged breach of betting rules[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018/2019 Calendar_October". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ "International Championship: Mark Selby retains title by beating Mark Allen 10-7". BBC Sport. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "WPBSA Statement: Jamie Jones". World Snooker. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.