2018 International Championship (snooker)

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International Championship
Tournament information
Dates28 October – 4 November 2018
VenueBaihu Media Broadcasting Centre
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£775,000
Winner's share£175,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Mark Allen (146)
ChampionNorthern Ireland Mark Allen
Runner-upAustralia Neil Robertson

The 2018 International Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament, taking place from 28 October to 4 November 2018 in Daqing, China.[1] It was the seventh ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.

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

Defending champion Mark Selby[2] lost to Neil Robertson 4–6 in the quarter-final, bringing an end to his 2 year reign and an 18 match unbeaten record in the tournament.[3]

Mark Allen won the tournament with record 14 century breaks, beating Robertson 10–5 in the final. It was Allen's fourth ranking title.[4]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £5,000

Main draw[edit]

Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Best of 11 frames
Best of 17 frames
Best of 19 frames
England Mark Selby6
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty0
England Mark Selby 6
England Robert Milkins4
England Robert Milkins6
Thailand Noppon Saengkham2
England Mark Selby6
England Stuart Carrington3
China Liang Wenbo4
England Ian Burns6
England Ian Burns5
England Stuart Carrington6
Scotland Anthony McGill4
England Stuart Carrington6
England Mark Selby4
Australia Neil Robertson6
England Mark Davis3
England Joe Perry6
England Joe Perry5
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Matthew Selt1
Australia Neil Robertson6
Australia Neil Robertson6
China Yuan Sijun4
China Fan Zhengyi2
China Xiao Guodong6
China Xiao Guodong1
China Yuan Sijun6
China Yuan Sijun6
England Kyren Wilson2
Australia Neil Robertson9
England Jack Lisowski7
England Barry Hawkins6
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh2
England Barry Hawkins3
England Martin Gould6
England Martin Gould6
China Li Hang1
England Martin Gould5
England Jack Lisowski6
Hong Kong Marco Fu6
England Andrew Higginson5
Hong Kong Marco Fu3
England Jack Lisowski6
England Jack Lisowski6
England Chris Wakelin1
England Jack Lisowski6
England Judd Trump2
England Jimmy White0
China Yan Bingtao6
China Yan Bingtao6
Wales Ryan Day5
China Tian Pengfei3
Wales Ryan Day6
China Yan Bingtao1
England Judd Trump6
England Michael Holt6
China Luo Honghao4
England Michael Holt1
England Judd Trump6
Scotland Alan McManus0
England Judd Trump6
Australia Neil Robertson5
Northern Ireland Mark Allen10
England Peter Lines4
England Martin O'Donnell6
England Martin O'Donnell6
England Tom Ford0
England Tom Ford6
England Jimmy Robertson3
England Martin O'Donnell6
England David Gilbert1
England Stuart Bingham3
Israel Eden Sharav6
Israel Eden Sharav5
England David Gilbert6
England David Gilbert6
England John Astley2
England Martin O'Donnell5
Wales Matthew Stevens6
England Craig Steadman3
England Mark King6
England Mark King5
Wales Matthew Stevens6
Wales Matthew Stevens6
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown4
Wales Matthew Stevens6
China Ding Junhui5
China Zhao Xintong6
Thailand James Wattana5
China Zhao Xintong4
China Ding Junhui6
China Zhang Anda4
China Ding Junhui6
Wales Matthew Stevens6
Northern Ireland Mark Allen9
England Sam Baird2
England Alfie Burden6
England Alfie Burden6
England David Lilley0
England David Lilley6
England Ben Woollaston5
England Alfie Burden1
Northern Ireland Mark Allen6
Northern Ireland Mark Allen6
England Liam Highfield5
Northern Ireland Mark Allen6
Iran Hossein Vafaei3
Scotland Graeme Dott3
Iran Hossein Vafaei6
Northern Ireland Mark Allen6
England Ali Carter0
Norway Kurt Maflin0
England Ali Carter6
England Ali Carter6
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
Cyprus Michael Georgiou1
Scotland Stephen Maguire6
England Ali Carter6
Thailand Sunny Akani4
China He Guoqiang1
China Zhou Yuelong 6
China Zhou Yuelong4
Thailand Sunny Akani6
Thailand Sunny Akani6
Wales Mark Williams3


Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Netherlands Jan Verhaas.
Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China, 4 November 2018.
Neil Robertson
5–10 Mark Allen
 Northern Ireland
Afternoon: 65–72 (Robertson 65, Allen 72), 101–32 (101), 41–61, 0–108 (108), 56–76, 4–103 (103), 0–119 (119), 35–69, 93–0 (93)
Evening: 84–1 (84), 121–1 (121), 9–74, 19–114 (101), 127–8 (113), 44–85
121 Highest break 119
3 Century breaks 4
6 50+ breaks 5


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, were played in China. All matches best of 11 frames.

England Mark Selby 6–5 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 6–4 China Chang Bingyu
China Liang Wenbo 6–3 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 6–4 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 6–3 China Bai Langning
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6–0 England Paul Davison
England Liam Highfield 6–1 China Luo Zetao
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 1−6 China He Guoqiang
China Zhou Yuelong 6–1 England Allan Taylor
Thailand Sunny Akani 6–5 Iran Soheil Vahedi
Wales Mark Williams 6–1 China Zhang Jiankang

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Total: 47

Televised stage centuries[edit]

Total: 107


  1. ^ Jamie Jones was suspended by the WPBSA due to pending investigations into an alleged breach of betting rules[6]


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  4. ^ "Allen Wins Fourth Ranking Title". World Snooker. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
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