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)
Champion Wales Mark Williams
Runner-up England David Gilbert
Score 10–9

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
Best of 9 frames
Best of 11 frames
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: Best of 19 frames; Referee: China Peggy Li.
Yushan No.1 Middle School, Yushan, China, 12 August 2018.
David Gilbert
9–10 Mark Williams
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


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]

  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


  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.