2018 Paul Hunter Classic

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Paul Hunter Classic
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Tournament information
Dates22–26 August 2018
VenueStadthalle
CityFürth
CountryGermany
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£100,000
Winner's share£20,000
Highest breakCyprus Michael Georgiou (147)
Wales Jamie Jones (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Kyren Wilson
Runner-upEngland Peter Ebdon
Score4–2
2017
2019
Fürth is located in Germany
Fürth
Fürth
Location in Germany

The 2018 Paul Hunter Classic was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place in August 2018 at the Stadthalle in Fürth, Germany.[1] It was the third ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.[1] The tournament is named in honour of former snooker professional, Paul Hunter.[2][3]

Michael White was the defending champion, however he lost 1–4 to Zhang Anda in the last 32.

Kyren Wilson won his second ranking tournament, beating Peter Ebdon 4–2 in the final after Ebdon had taken a two-frame lead. Ebdon reached his 18th ranking final at the age of 47 a day before his birthday. It was his first ranking final since 2012. He was the oldest player to reach a ranking event final since 48-year-old Steve Davis reached the final of the 2005 UK Championship.[4]

Michael Georgiou made the 140th official maximum break in the third frame of his last 128 match against Umut Dikme. It was Georgiou's first professional maximum break. Later on the same day Jamie Jones made the 141st official maximum break in the third frame of his last 64 match against Lee Walker. It was also Jones' first professional maximum break.

13 year old amateur Ben Mertens made his debut at a professional ranking tournament with a 4–1 win over Adam Stefanow. He then exited the tournament in the second round.

Prize fund[edit]

Finalists

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

  • Winner: £20,000
  • Runner up: £10,000
  • Semifinals: £4,500
  • Quarterfinals: £3,000
  • Last 16: £1,725
  • Last 32: £1,000
  • Last 64: £600
  • Total: £100,000

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £20,000, and was split by both Michael Georgiou, in the last 128 round against Umut Dikme, and Jamie Jones in his last 64 match against Lee Walker. This was both players' first maximum break.[5]

Main rounds[edit]

Played from 24–26 August 2018. All matches were the best of 7 frames.

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 Michael White4
 
 
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong2
 
Wales Michael White4
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor2
 
England Rory McLeod0
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor4
 
Wales Michael White1
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
England George Pragnall3
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale2
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
 
 
Brazil Itaro Santos0
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
England Harvey Chandler0
 
England Mark Joyce4
 
 
 
England Michael Wild3
 
England Mark Joyce4
 
 
 
Malta Brian Cini2
 
England Sean O'Sullivan0
 
 
 
Malta Brian Cini4
 
England Mark Joyce0
 
 
 
England Harvey Chandler4
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 
 
England Barry Pinches0
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
 
 
England Harvey Chandler4
 
China Fan Zhengyiw/d
 
 
England Harvey Chandlerw/o
 

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 Sam Baird4
 
 
 
Belgium Kevin Van Hove2
 
England Sam Baird4
 
 
 
England Reggie Edwards0
 
Hong Kong Andy Lee3
 
 
 
England Reggie Edwards4
 
England Sam Baird3
 
 
 
Wales Jackson Page4
 
England Ian Burns4
 
 
 
England Oliver Brown0
 
England Ian Burns1
 
 
 
Wales Jackson Page4
 
China Zhou Yuelong0
 
 
 
Wales Jackson Page4
 
Wales Jackson Page2
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
China Niu Zhuang4
 
 
 
England James Cahill1
 
China Niu Zhuang3
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie2
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford3
 
Scotland Ross Muir4
 
 
 
Germany Patrick Einsle1
 
Scotland Ross Muir2
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
England Tom Ford4
 
 
England Luke Pinches0
 

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 Mark King4
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell3
 
England Mark King4
 
 
 
Wales Jack Bradford2
 
England Stuart Carringtonw/d
 
 
 
Wales Jack Bradford w/o
 
England Mark King2
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
Wales Ben Jones0
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
Austria Andreas Ploner0
 
Egypt Basem Eltahhan2
 
 
 
Austria Andreas Ploner4
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh0
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Wales Alex Taubman2
 
England Ben Woollaston1
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Norway Christopher Watts 0
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong2
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou4
 
 
 
Germany Umut Dikme2
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou3
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong4
 
England Elliot Slessor3
 
 
China Zhang Yong4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
England Oliver Lines1
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
Wales Kishan Hirani0
 
Wales Kishan Hirani4
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Clarke3
 
England Craig Steadman3
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 
 
 
France Regis D'Anna0
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones2
 
Wales Jamie Jones4
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond0
 
Wales Lee Walker 4
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin2
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
 
 
England Luke Simmonds1
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
 
 
Malta Aaron Busuttil2
 
Germany Stefan Joachim0
 
 
 
Malta Aaron Busuttil4
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel2
 
China Chen Zifan4
 
 
 
Malta Duncan Bezzina0
 
China Chen Zifan1
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
 
England Curtis Daher0
 

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 Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
China Chen Feilong2
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
England Jake Nicholson0
 
England Ashley Carty3
 
 
 
England Jake Nicholson4
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
England Liam Highfield0
 
England Liam Highfield4
 
 
 
Ukraine Sergey Isaenko0
 
England Liam Highfield4
 
 
 
England Ryan Davies1
 
Germany Kilian Baur-Pantoulier0
 
 
 
England Ryan Davies4
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah1
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
 
 
England John Astley2
 
England Gary Wilson0
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown4
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown4
 
 
 
Malta Philip Ciantar1
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown2
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah4
 
England Hammad Miah4
 
 
 
Belgium Jurian Heusdens1
 
England Hammad Miah4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene2
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene4
 
 
Turkey Soner Sari0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
Switzerland Vetter Luis3
 
England Matthew Selt3
 
 
 
England Joe O'Connor4
 
England Joe O'Connor4
 
 
 
Thailand Sompol Saetang0
 
England Joe O'Connor3
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
 
 
Germany Juergen Kesseler0
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins3
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam2
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
 
 
England Billy Joe Castle2
 
Poland Adam Stefanow1
 
 
 
Belgium Ben Mertens4
 
Belgium Ben Mertens0
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
France Fabian Monnin1
 
England Andrew Higginson3
 
 
 
England Billy Joe Castle4
 
England Billy Joe Castle4
 
 
 
Ukraine Iulian Boiko1
 
England Billy Joe Castle4
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong3
 
China Xiao Guodongw/o
 
 
China Yuan Sijunw/d
 

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 Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
Wales Dylan Emery0
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
China Zhang Jiankang0
 
China Zhang Jiankang4
 
 
 
Germany Felix Frede3
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
China Lu Ning3
 
China Lu Ning4
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Williams1
 
China Lu Ning4
 
 
 
Israel Eden Sharav0
 
Israel Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
Poland Daniel Holoyda1
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson0
 
England Jimmy Robertsonw/o
 
 
 
Scotland Chris Tottenw/d
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail1
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail4
 
 
 
England Paul Davison1
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler3
 
England Rod Lawler4
 
 
 
Austria Florian Nuessle0
 
England Rod Lawler4
 
 
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers3
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers4
 
 
Hong Kong Ng On-yee1
 

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 Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
Poland Marcin Nitschke3
 
England Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
Germany Simon Lichtenberg1
 
Germany Simon Lichtenberg4
 
 
 
England Wayne Brown3
 
England Alfie Burden2
 
 
 
England Mark Davis4
 
England Ashley Hugill1
 
 
 
Wales Andrew Pagett4
 
Wales Andrew Pagett2
 
 
 
England Mark Davis4
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Germany Markus Hertle0
 
England Mark Davis2
 
 
 
England Peter Lines4
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
England David Grace2
 
Norway Kurt Maflin1
 
 
 
England Peter Lines4
 
England Peter Lines4
 
 
 
Hong Kong Yun Fung Tam1
 
England Peter Lines4
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham2
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams2
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien1
 
England Shaun Murphy2
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda3
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson1
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker1
 
England Peter Ebdon2
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells3
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
England Peter Lines3
 
England Jack Lisowski3
 
 
England Peter Lines4
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Germany Luise Kraatz.
Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany, 26 August 2018.
Peter Ebdon
 England
2–4 Kyren Wilson
 England
54–20, 66–18 (66), 49–60, 4–127 (120), 23–67, 5–125 (68, 57)
66 Highest break 120
0 Century breaks 1
1 50+ breaks 3

Amateur pre-qualifying[edit]

These matches were played in Fürth on 22–23 August 2018. All matches were the best of 7 frames.

Round 1[edit]

Germany Julian Maschmeier 0–4 England Jamie O'Neill
Germany Nirek Kaltenborn w/d–w/o Denmark Hussam Al-Saffar
England Michael Wild 4–1 Germany Davut Dikme
Belgium Johny Moermans 2–4 Poland Antoni Kowalski
England Louis Wakelin 2–4 England Matthew Glasby
Belgium Kevin Van Hove 4–0 Germany Daniel Schneider
Afghanistan Abdullah Atmar Ghulam Jilani 0–4 Poland Mateusz Baranowski
England Callum Beresford 4–1 Germany Robin Otto
England James Cahill 4–1 Wales Conor Caniff
Germany Michael Heeger 0–4 Germany Patrick Einsle
Germany Luis Chacon 0–4 England Luke Pinches
England Michael Spooner 0–4 Wales Jack Bradford
Wales Ben Jones 4–0 Czech Republic Ján Chren
Belgium Tomasz Skalski 3–4 England Daniel Womersley
Thailand Nutcharut Wongharuthai 4–0 Germany Enes Bakirci
Belgium Gert Kempenaers 4–1 Germany Norbert Hofheinz
Israel Ron Kantor w/o–w/d Wales Tyler Rees
England Luke Simmonds 4–0 Germany Luca Kaufmann
England Dale Prime 1–4 Malta Aaron Busuttil
England Sean Maddocks 4–1 Germany Joerg Petersen
Germany Nicolai Gebhardt 1–4 England Curtis Daher
Pakistan Umar Ali Shaikh 0–4 Hong Kong Cheung Ka Wai
Ukraine Sergey Isaenko 4–1 France Stephane Ochoiski
England Ryan Davies 4–0 England Shahidul Islam
Syria Karam Fatima 2–4 Malta Philip Ciantar
Hungary Zsolt Fenyvesi 1–4 Belgium Jurian Heusdens
Turkey Soner Sari 4–0 Germany Georg Schoder
Germany Ronny Buchholz w/d–w/o Switzerland Vetter Luis
Bulgaria Boris Lazarkov 1–4 Germany Horst Bendig
Belgium Tan Wang Chooi 3–4 Germany Juergen Kesseler
Belgium Ben Mertens 4–1 Switzerland Marvin Losi
Germany Pedro Chacon 0–4 France Fabian Monnin
Switzerland Tom Zimmermann 0–4 Wales Dylan Emery
England Patrick Whelan 4–0 Germany Andreas Hartung
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng w/d–w/o Wales Daniel Williams
Poland Daniel Holoyda 4–2 Germany Fabian Haken
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett 0–4 Austria Florian Nuessle
Hong Kong Ng On-yee 4–0 England Paul Thompson
Poland Marcin Nitschke 4–0 Germany Christian Oehmicke
Wales Matthew Roberts 4–1 Germany Bernd Strnad
Wales Andrew Pagett 4–0 Poland Paweł Rogoza
Germany Ralf Guenzel 1–4 Germany Markus Hertle
England David Grace 4–0 England John Nicholson
Hong Kong Yun Fung Tam 4–0 Scotland Abid Manzoor

Round 2[edit]

England George Pragnall 4–3 England Jamie O'Neill
Brazil Itaro Santos 4–1 Denmark Hussam Al-Saffar
Germany Loris Lehmann 0–4 England Michael Wild
Malta Brian Cini 4–2 Poland Antoni Kowalski
England Barry Pinches 4–3 England Matthew Glasby
Finland Heikki Niva 3–4 Belgium Kevin Van Hove
England Reggie Edwards 4–3 Poland Mateusz Baranowski
England Oliver Brown 4–2 England Callum Beresford
Germany Thomas Cesal 0–4 Wales Jackson Page
England Charlie Walters 2–4 England James Cahill
England Jenson Kendrick 1–4 Germany Patrick Einsle
Belgium Kevin Vandevoort 3–4 England Luke Pinches
Poland Bartosz Utkowski 0–4 Wales Jack Bradford
Germany Markus Fischer 0–4 Wales Ben Jones
Germany Achim Belzl 0–4 Austria Andreas Ploner
Wales Alex Taubman 4–0 England Daniel Womersley
Norway Christopher Watts 4–1 Thailand Nutcharut Wongharuthai
Germany Umut Dikme 4–0 Belgium Gert Kempenaers
France Regis D'Anna 4–0 Israel Ron Kantor
Germany Stefan Gerst 0–4 England Luke Simmonds
France Brian Ochoiski 3–4 Malta Aaron Busuttil
Malta Duncan Bezzina 4–2 England Sean Maddocks
Austria Ebrahim Baghi 2–4 England Curtis Daher
England Jake Nicholson 4–0 Hong Kong Cheung Ka Wai
Germany Carl Rosenberger 0–4 Ukraine Sergey Isaenko
England Peter Devlin 3–4 England Ryan Davies
England Phil O'Kane w/d–w/o Malta Philip Ciantar
Northern Ireland Billy Ginn 2–4 Belgium Jurian Heusdens
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mario-Željo Miloševic 1–4 Turkey Soner Sari
Republic of Ireland Paul Ludden 0–4 Switzerland Vetter Luis
Thailand Sompol Saetang 4–0 Germany Horst Bendig
Germany Smolka Dietmar 0–4 Germany Juergen Kesseler
Czech Republic Jan Matejícek 0–4 Belgium Ben Mertens
England Bhavesh Sodha 0–4 France Fabian Monnin
Ukraine Iulian Boiko 4–2 England Brandon Sargeant
Republic of Ireland Tony Corrigan 1–4 Wales Dylan Emery
Germany Felix Frede 4–3 England Patrick Whelan
Germany David Elahi 0–4 Wales Daniel Williams
Germany Tanja Ender 0–4 Poland Daniel Holoyda
Germany Richard Wienold 0–4 Austria Florian Nuessle
Austria Paul Schopf 2–4 Hong Kong Ng On-yee
Turkey Ismail Türker 0–4 Poland Marcin Nitschke
England Wayne Brown 4–1 Wales Matthew Roberts
England James Budd 0–4 Wales Andrew Pagett
Germany Thomas Blang 0–4 Germany Markus Hertle
Germany Rolf Mahr 0–4 England David Grace
Germany Tom Egger 0–4 Hong Kong Yun Fung Tam

Century breaks[edit]

Main rounds centuries[edit]

Total: 43

Amateur pre-qualifying centuries[edit]

Total: 6[6]

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