2018 Northern Ireland Open

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Northern Ireland Open
Tournament information
Dates12–18 November 2018
VenueWaterfront Hall
CityBelfast
CountryNorthern Ireland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakChina Li Hang (145)
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (145)
Final
ChampionEngland Judd Trump
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–7
2017

The 2018 BetVictor Northern Ireland Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 12–18 November 2018 in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[1] It was the eighth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

Mark Williams was the defending champion, but he was beaten 3–4 by Ali Carter in the second round.[2]

Judd Trump won his ninth professional ranking title with a 9–7 final victory against Ronnie O'Sullivan.[3]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

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

Main draw[edit]

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams4
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden2
 
Wales Mark Williams3
 
 
 
England Ali Carter4
 
England Paul Davison1
 
 
 
England Ali Carter4
 
England Ali Carter4
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong2
 
China Fan Zhengyi0
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani4
 
Thailand Sunny Akani3
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
England Harvey Chandler3
 
England Ali Carter3
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
England Joe Perry2
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond4
 
England Nigel Bond2
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail4
 
England Luke Simmonds1
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail4
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail2
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
England Mark Joyce0
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Wales Michael White2
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
 
China Li Yuan3
 

Section 2[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Adam Duffy0
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie4
 
England Sam Craigie2
 
 
 
China Li Hang4
 
China Zhang Yong3
 
 
 
China Li Hang4
 
China Li Hang4
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson0
 
England Ashley Carty0
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
Norway Kurt Maflin3
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson4
 
Australia Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston3
 
China Li Hang1
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham3
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao1
 
China Luo Honghao4
 
 
 
China Lyu Haotian2
 
England Mark Davis1
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace0
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker3
 
England Kyren Wilson3
 
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 

Section 3[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Judd Trump4
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt2
 
England Judd Trump4
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington0
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
China Xu Si1
 
England Judd Trump4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski0
 
England Liam Highfield4
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana2
 
England Liam Highfield3
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei0
 
England Judd Trump4
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel2
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Raymond Fry1
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
England Ian Burns 0
 
England Ian Burns4
 
 
 
England Farakh Ajaib1
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson2
 
China Zhao Xintong1
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
Wales Daniel Wells3
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
 
Poland Adam Stefanow3
 

Section 4[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown1
 
 
 
Finland Robin Hull4
 
Finland Robin Hull4
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei1
 
China Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
England Mike Dunn3
 
Finland Robin Hull3
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao3
 
China Zhang Anda3
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou1
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson0
 
Wales Jamie Clarke1
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun4
 
China Yuan Sijun3
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
England Andrew Higginsonw/o
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbow/d
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
England Billy Joe Castle2
 
Scotland Graeme Dott3
 
 
 
England Billy Joe Castle4
 
England Billy Joe Castle4
 
 
 
England Rory McLeod1
 
Scotland John Higgins2
 
 
England Rory McLeod4
 

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi0
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen1
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
China Zhang Jiankang0
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford0
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong1
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
England Chris Wakelin3
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
England Tom Ford4
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler3
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong1
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire2
 
 
 
England Michael Holt4
 
England Michael Holt4
 
 
 
England Mark King3
 
England Mark King4
 
 
 
England John Astley0
 
England Michael Holt3
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers1
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Wales Kishan Hirani0
 
Wales Kishan Hirani4
 
 
Wales Jak Jones3
 

Section 6[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus4
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor0
 
Scotland Alan McManus1
 
 
 
China Lu Ning4
 
England Craig Steadman3
 
 
 
China Lu Ning4
 
China Lu Ning4
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah2
 
England Hammad Miah4
 
 
 
Egypt Basem Eltahhan2
 
England Hammad Miah4
 
 
 
China Niu Zhuang0
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen1
 
 
 
China Niu Zhuang4
 
China Lu Ning0
 
 
 
England David Gilbert4
 
England Ricky Walden3
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens4
 
Wales Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene1
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene4
 
 
 
England Oliver Lines0
 
Wales Matthew Stevens2
 
 
 
England David Gilbert4
 
England David Gilbert4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien1
 
England David Gilbert4
 
 
 
China Chen Zifan2
 
England Barry Hawkins3
 
 
China Chen Zifan4
 

Section 7[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy2
 
 
 
England Sam Baird4
 
England Sam Baird3
 
 
 
Scotland Chris Totten4
 
Wales Dominic Dale3
 
 
 
Scotland Chris Totten4
 
Scotland Chris Totten1
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
England Robert Milkins0
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir0
 
England Elliot Slessor1
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams0
 
England Stuart Bingham2
 
 
 
England Peter Lines4
 
England Peter Lines2
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
Germany Simon Lichtenberg0
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam1
 
Hong Kong Andy Lee1
 
 
 
England Sean O'Sullivan4
 
England Sean O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam4
 
England Sanderson Lam4
 
 
England Joe O'Connor3
 

Section 8[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England David Lilley4
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones2
 
England David Lilley2
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty1
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson1
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell4
 
England Jimmy White3
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell4
 
England Martin O'Donnell4
 
 
 
China Chen Feilong1
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu2
 
 
 
China Chen Feilong4
 
England Martin O'Donnell2
 
 
 
England Mark Selby4
 
Scotland Anthony McGill0
 
 
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher3
 
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar4
 
England Ashley Hugill2
 
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar4
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar0
 
 
 
England Mark Selby4
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
England James Cahill1
 
England Jimmy Robertson 0
 
 
 
England Mark Selby4
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton1
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav5
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
Scotland Eden Sharav3
 
 
 
England Judd Trump6
 
England Judd Trump5
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day3
 
England Judd Trump9
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan7
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan5
 
 
 
England David Gilbert2
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan6
 
 
 
England Mark Selby5
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh3
 
 
England Mark Selby5
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Germany Maike Kesseler.
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 18 November 2018.
Judd Trump
 England
9–7 Ronnie O'Sullivan
 England
Afternoon: 76–64 (O'Sullivan 64), 0–73 (69), 1–65 (65), 112–12 (105), 117–6 (117), 41–78 (58), 108–0 (108), 48–60 (58)
Evening: 24–68 (61), 64–52, 73–33 (51), 0–78 (78), 0–134 (134), 92–0 (54), 65–5, 79–0 (79)
117 Highest break 134
3 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 8

Century breaks[edit]

Total: 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calendar 2018/2019_November". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Ali Carter ends Mark Williams' title defence in Belfast". Eurosport. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Trump Downs The Rocket In Thriller". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.