2018 World Open (snooker)

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World Open
Tournament information
Dates6–12 August 2018
VenueYushan No.1 Middle School
CityYushan
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£735,000
Winner's share£150,000
Highest breakEngland David Gilbert (142)
Thailand Noppon Saengkham (142)
Final
ChampionWales Mark Williams
Runner-upEngland David Gilbert
Score10–9
2017

The 2018 HongRuiMa Yushan World Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 6 and 12 August 2018 in Yushan, China.[1] It was the second ranking event of the 2018/19 season.

Qualifying took place between 6–9 July in Preston.[2] Ding Junhui was the defending champion, who defeated Kyren Wilson 10–3 in the 2017 World Open final,[3] but lost 5–4 to Robert Milkins in the last 32 of the 2018 event.

Mark Williams won his 22nd ranking title, defeating David Gilbert 10–9 in the final. Williams trailed 5–9 but won the last 5 frames.

Prize fund[edit]

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £15,000

Main draw[edit]

 
Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
 
                      
 
 
 
 
China Ding Junhui5
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun3
 
China Ding Junhui4
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins5
 
England Robert Milkins5
 
 
 
England David Lilley4
 
England Robert Milkins2
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu5
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu5
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu5
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
England James Cahill4
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson5
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu3
 
 
 
England David Gilbert5
 
Wales Matthew Stevensw/d
 
 
 
England David Gilbertw/o
 
England David Gilbert5
 
 
 
England Ali Carter3
 
England Rory McLeod0
 
 
 
England Ali Carter5
 
England David Gilbert5
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden3
 
Wales Dominic Dale3
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden5
 
England Ricky Walden5
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson3
 
Hong Kong Andy Lee1
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson5
 
England David Gilbert6
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins4
 
England Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani2
 
England Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
England Michael Holt2
 
England Michael Holt5
 
 
 
England Mark Davis3
 
England Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt4
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt5
 
England Matthew Selt5
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao3
 
China Yan Bingtao5
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington0
 
England Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson3
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien5
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien5
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel5
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien2
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson5
 
England Gary Wilson5
 
 
 
England Tom Ford3
 
England Gary Wilson5
 
 
 
England Judd Trump3
 
England Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
England Judd Trump5
 
England David Gilbert9
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams10
 
England Mark Selby5
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor3
 
England Mark Selby5
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones2
 
China Zhou Yuelong2
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones5
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham5
 
Wales Ryan Day5
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams2
 
Wales Ryan Day2
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 5
 
England Rod Lawler3
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham5
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham5
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong1
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou1
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong5
 
China Xiao Guodong5
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones0
 
Wales Jak Jones5
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda3
 
China Xiao Guodong5
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton3
 
England Mark Joyce2
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton5
 
England Anthony Hamilton5
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
Germany Simon Lichtenberg2
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen5
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham5
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams6
 
England Kyren Wilson5
 
 
 
England Paul Davison1
 
England Kyren Wilson5
 
 
 
England Harvey Chandler3
 
England Harvey Chandler5
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski5
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen5
 
 
 
China Lyu Haotian1
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen1
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski 5
 
England Jack Lisowski5
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin0
 
England Jack Lisowski3
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams5
 
England Mike Dunn4
 
 
 
England Joe Perry5
 
England Joe Perry5
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire5
 
England Joe Perry1
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams5
 
England Ben Woollaston5
 
 
 
China Chang Bingyu1
 
England Ben Woollaston2
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams5
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
 
Wales Mark Williams5
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames; Referee: China Peggy Li.
Yushan No.1 Middle School, Yushan, China, 12 August 2018.
David Gilbert
 England
9–10 Mark Williams
 Wales
Afternoon: 72–45, 76–22 (55), 0–96 (91), 90–0, 0–121 (121), 142–0 (142), 12–76, 24–68, 69–0 (52)
Evening: 68–58 (68 Gilbert, 58 Williams), 95–0 (95), 95–38 (95), 15–77 (54), 103–27 (84), 39–80 (76), 16–64, 45–71, 0–81 (72), 18–72 (64)
142 Highest break 121
1 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 6 and 9 July 2018 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 9 frames.[2]

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

Century breaks[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

Total: 49

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Total: 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yushan World Open". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "World Open Qualifiers (2018)". snooker.org. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 6-9 Jul 2018
  3. ^ "World Open: Ding Junhui beats Kyren Wilson 10-3 in China". BBC Sport. 25 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.