2018 World Open (snooker)

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World Open
Tournament information
Dates 6–12 August 2018
Venue Yushan No.1 Middle School
City Yushan
Country China
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £700,000
Winner's share £150,000
Highest break Thailand Noppon Saengkham (142)
England David Gilbert (142)
Final
Champion Wales Mark Williams
Runner-up England David Gilbert
Score 10–9
2017
2019

The 2018 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.[citation needed]

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"[clarification needed] for a maximum break stood at £[clarification needed]

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
7 50+ breaks 7

Qualifying[edit]

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

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Match was held over and played in China

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.