2019 English Open (snooker)

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2019 19.com English Open
Tournament information
Dates14–20 October 2019
VenueK2 Leisure Centre
CityCrawley
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£405,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break Tom Ford (ENG) (147)
Final
Champion Mark Selby (ENG)
Runner-up David Gilbert (ENG)
Score9–1
2018
2020

The 2019 English Open (also known as the 19.com English Open due to sponsorship) was a professional snooker tournament that took place from 14 to 20 October 2019 at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, England. It was the fourth ranking event of the 2019–20 snooker season and the first event of the 2019 Home Nations Series. The event was the fourth edition of the English Open, first held in 2016. Betting company 19.com sponsored the tournament.

The defending champion was Stuart Bingham who defeated Mark Davis 9–7 in the 2018 final. Bingham lost 1–4 to Si Jiahui in the second round of the tournament. In the event's semi finals, Mark Selby defeated Mark Allen, and David Gilbert defeated Tom Ford to reach the final. Selby defeated Gilbert 9–1 in the final to win his 16th ranking title. 71 century breaks were made during the tournament. Tom Ford made the highest of the event, his fifth career maximum break and second of the season in the deciding frame of his 4–3 win over Shaun Murphy in the last 16.[1]

Format[edit]

The English Open was first played in 2016 as a world ranking tournament and a part of the Home Nations Series.[2][3] The 2019 event was held in the K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, England.[4] The event was the fourth ranking event of the 2019–20 snooker season, and the first of four Home Nations Series events.[4] The event followed the China Championship and preceded the World Open.[4]

Stuart Bingham, who defeated Mark Davis 9–7 in the 2018 final was the defending champion.[5] All matches were played as the best of 7 frames until the quarter-finals, at which point the number increased: 9 in the quarter-finals; 11 in the semi-finals; and the best of 19 frames in the final.[6] Chinese sports prediction website 19.com sponsored the event[7] which was broadcast in Europe by Eurosport; NowTV in Hong Kong; Superstars Online, Youku and Zhibo.tv in China and Sky Sport in New Zealand.[8]

Prize fund[edit]

The event's total prize fund was a total of £405,000, with the winner receiving £70,000. The breakdown of prize money for the tournament is shown below:

  • Winner: £70,000
  • Runner-up: £30,000
  • Semi-final: £20,000
  • Quarter-final: £10,000
  • Last 16: £7,500
  • Last 32: £4,000
  • Last 64: £3,000
  • Highest break: £5,000
  • Total: £405,000

Summary[edit]

Photo of Mark Selby
Mark Selby won the event with a 9–1 win over David Gilbert

Tian Pengfei defeated Gerard Greene, Alan McManus and Dominic Dale to reach the last 16 round. He met Si Jiahui, who had defeated the defending champion Stuart Bingham in the second round 4–1. Tian completed a whitewash over Si Jiahui.[6] Tom Ford, seeded 24, completed 4–0 wins over Peter Lines and Lu Ning before defeating Kyren Wilson 4–2. In the last 16, Ford played Shaun Murphy, and made a maximum break in the final frame to win the match 4–3.[9] Twelfth seed David Gilbert defeated Stuart Carrington, amateur Ryan Davies, Kurt Maflin to meet Zhao Xintong in the last 16, which he won 4–3.[6] Ricky Walden received a bye in his second round match against Sam Craigie, after Craigie failed to arrive before defeating Michael Holt 4–3 to reach the last 16.[6] There he met Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and won 4–2.[6]

Chinese player Mei Xiwen defeated Yan Bingtao, Li Hang and Elliot Slessor. He met five-time World Snooker Championship winner Ronnie O'Sullivan, defeating him 4–3.[10] Mark Selby, ranked sixth defeated Barry Pinches, Martin O'Donnell and Matthew Selt before defeating Xiao Guodong 4–1 to reach the quarter-finals.[6] Mark Allen completed two whitewashes over Andy Lee and tenth seed Barry Hawkins to progress to the quarter-finals.[10] World number 80 Lee Walker defeated Chen Zifan and Robbie Williams to play world number one Judd Trump in the last 32.[10] Trump did not pot a ball in the opening two frames as Walker won the match 4–2, and defeated Gary Wilson to reach the quarter-finals.[11][6]

The quarter-finals were played on 18 October as the best of 9 frames.[6] Ford completed a whitewash over Tian.[12][13] Allen defeated Walker, who won only frame 5.[13] Selby defeated Mei, who had led by three frames.[14] The match between Gilbert and Walden went to a deciding frame as Gilbert won 5–4.[12] The semi-finals were played as the best of 11 frames on 19 October.[6] The first was held as Gilbert defeated Ford 6–3.[15][16] Allen and Selby faced off in the second semi-final, as Selby led 3–1 but later trailed 3–5.[16] Selby won the last three frames to win the match 6–5.[16]

The final was played on 20 October between Selby and Gilbert, as the best of 17 frames held over two sessions.[6][17] Selby won the first five frames with breaks of 88, 68, 79 and 85 before Gilbert won frame six with a century break.[17] Selby made a break of 130 in frame seven, before a 97 in the last frame of the session put him 7–1 up.[17] Selby won both of the two sessions in the second session, with a century break in frame 10 to win 9–1.[18] After the win, Selby commented, "It's been a long time since I won my last tournament .. I've been second guessing myself wondering if I am doing things right."[19] He also commented that Gilbert would win a ranking event soon.[20] This was the 16th career ranking win for Selby.[21][22]

Main draw[edit]

The results from the event are shown below. Seeded players have their seedings in brackets. Players highlighted in bold denote match winners.[6]

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Stuart Bingham (ENG) (1)4
 
 
 
 Kacper Filipiak (POL)3
 
 Stuart Bingham (ENG) (1)1
 
 
 
 Si Jiahui (CHN)4
 
 Si Jiahui (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Soheil Vahedi (IRN)0
 
 Si Jiahui (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Zhou Yuelong (CHN) (32)0
 
 Zhou Yuelong (CHN) (32)4
 
 
 
 Michael White (WAL)2
 
 Zhou Yuelong (CHN) (32)4
 
 
 
 Ben Woollaston (ENG)0
 
 Ben Woollaston (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Andrew Higginson (ENG)3
 
 Si Jiahui (CHN)0
 
 
 
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)4
 
 Ali Carter (ENG) (16)2
 
 
 
 Alan McManus (SCO)4
 
 Alan McManus (SCO)2
 
 
 
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)4
 
 Gerard Greene (NIR)3
 
 
 
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)4
 
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Dominic Dale (WAL)2
 
 Ding Junhui (CHN) (17)3
 
 
 
 Dominic Dale (WAL)4
 
 Dominic Dale (WAL)4
 
 
 
 Xu Si (CHN)1
 
 Matthew Stevens (WAL)2
 
 
 Xu Si (CHN)4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Duane Jones (WAL)3
 
 
 
 Lu Ning (CHN)4
 
 Lu Ning (CHN)0
 
 
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (24)4
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (24)4
 
 
 
 Peter Lines (ENG)0
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (24)4
 
 
 
 Kyren Wilson (ENG) (9)2
 
 Bai Langning (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Jimmy White (ENG)2
 
 Bai Langning (CHN)3
 
 
 
 Kyren Wilson (ENG) (9)4
 
 Kyren Wilson (ENG) (9)4
 
 
 
 Liang Wenbo (CHN)1
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (24)4
 
 
 
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (8)3
 
 Fan Zhengyi (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Riley Parsons (ENG)3
 
 Fan Zhengyi (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Chris Wakelin (ENG)3
 
 Anthony McGill (SCO) (25)2
 
 
 
 Chris Wakelin (ENG)4
 
 Fan Zhengyi (CHN)0
 
 
 
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (8)4
 
 Martin Gould (ENG)3
 
 
 
 Sunny Akani (THA)4
 
 Sunny Akani (THA)1
 
 
 
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (8)4
 
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (8)4
 
 
 Chang Bingyu (CHN)2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (5)4
 
 
 
 Kishan Hirani (WAL)0
 
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (5)4
 
 
 
 Marco Fu (HKG)2
 
 Marco Fu (HKG)4
 
 
 
 Ken Doherty (IRL)0
 
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (5)0
 
 
 
 Zhao Xintong (CHN)4
 
 Scott Donaldson (SCO) (28)3
 
 
 
 Zhao Xintong (CHN)4
 
 Zhao Xintong (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Anthony Hamilton (ENG)0
 
 Anthony Hamilton (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Zhang Jiankang (CHN)2
 
 Zhao Xintong (CHN)3
 
 
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (12)4
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (12)4
 
 
 
 Stuart Carrington (ENG)1
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (12)4
 
 
 
 Ryan Davies (ENG)0
 
 Ryan Davies (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Lei Peifan (CHN)2
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (12)4
 
 
 
 Kurt Maflin (NOR)2
 
 Jimmy Robertson (ENG) (21)4
 
 
 
 Robert Milkins (ENG)2
 
 Jimmy Robertson (ENG) (21)3
 
 
 
 Kurt Maflin (NOR)4
 
 Kurt Maflin (NOR)4
 
 
 Noppon Saengkham (THA)3
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Harvey Chandler (ENG)2
 
 
 
 Mike Dunn (ENG)4
 
 Mike Dunn (ENG)0
 
 
 
 Graeme Dott (SCO) (20)4
 
 Graeme Dott (SCO) (20)4
 
 
 
 Mark Davis (ENG)2
 
 Graeme Dott (SCO) (20)2
 
 
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA)4
 
 Joe O'Connor (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Ian Burns (ENG)2
 
 Joe O'Connor (ENG)3
 
 
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA)4
 
 Stephen Maguire (SCO) (13)0
 
 
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA)4
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA)2
 
 
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG) (29)4
 
 Luo Honghao (CHN)2
 
 
 
 Sam Craigie (ENG)4
 
 Sam Craigie (ENG)w/d
 
 
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG) (29)w/o
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG) (29)4
 
 
 
 Alex Borg (MLT)0
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG) (29)4
 
 
 
 Michael Holt (ENG)3
 
 Michael Holt (ENG)4
 
 
 
 James Cahill (ENG)1
 
 Michael Holt (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Mark Williams (WAL) (4)1
 
 Mark Williams (WAL) (4)4
 
 
 Jamie Clarke (WAL)2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3)4
 
 
 
 Jamie O'Neill (ENG)3
 
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3)4
 
 
 
 Yuan Sijun (CHN)3
 
 Yuan Sijun (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Igor Figueiredo (BRA)0
 
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3)4
 
 
 
 Hossein Vafaei (IRN) (30)1
 
 Hossein Vafaei (IRN) (30)4
 
 
 
 Simon Lichtenberg (GER)3
 
 Hossein Vafaei (IRN) (30)4
 
 
 
 Chen Feilong (CHN)2
 
 Thor Chuan Leong (MYS)3
 
 
 
 Chen Feilong (CHN)4
 
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3)3
 
 
 
 Mei Xiwen (CHN)4
 
 Yan Bingtao (CHN) (14)3
 
 
 
 Mei Xiwen (CHN)4
 
 Mei Xiwen (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Li Hang (CHN)0
 
 Li Hang (CHN)w/o
 
 
 
 Fraser Patrick (SCO)w/d
 
 Mei Xiwen (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Elliot Slessor (ENG)1
 
 Ryan Day (WAL) (19)4
 
 
 
 Eden Sharav (ISR)0
 
 Ryan Day (WAL) (19)2
 
 
 
 Elliot Slessor (ENG)4
 
 Ashley Carty (ENG)0
 
 
 Elliot Slessor (ENG)4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Jak Jones (WAL)3
 
 
 
 Brandon Sargeant (ENG)4
 
 Brandon Sargeant (ENG)0
 
 
 
 Xiao Guodong (CHN) (22)4
 
 Xiao Guodong (CHN) (22)4
 
 
 
 Rod Lawler (ENG)2
 
 Xiao Guodong (CHN) (22)4
 
 
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (11)3
 
 Alfie Burden (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Andy Hicks (ENG)3
 
 Alfie Burden (ENG)3
 
 
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (11)4
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (11)4
 
 
 
 Jackson Page (WAL)1
 
 Xiao Guodong (CHN) (22)1
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)4
 
 Hammad Miah (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Mitchell Mann (ENG)2
 
 Hammad Miah (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Matthew Selt (ENG) (27)4
 
 Matthew Selt (ENG) (27)4
 
 
 
 Craig Steadman (ENG)0
 
 Matthew Selt (ENG) (27)2
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)4
 
 Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI)2
 
 
 
 Martin O'Donnell (ENG)4
 
 Martin O'Donnell (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)4
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)4
 
 
 Barry Pinches (ENG)2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (7)4
 
 
 
 James Wattana (THA)2
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (7)4
 
 
 
 Andy Lee (HKG)0
 
 Andy Lee (HKG)4
 
 
 
 David Lilley (ENG)3
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (7)4
 
 
 
 Louis Heathcote (ENG)1
 
 Luca Brecel (BEL) (26)1
 
 
 
 Adam Stefanow (POL)4
 
 Adam Stefanow (POL)3
 
 
 
 Louis Heathcote (ENG)4
 
 Jordan Brown (NIR)1
 
 
 
 Louis Heathcote (ENG)4
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (7)4
 
 
 
 Barry Hawkins (ENG) (10)0
 
 Barry Hawkins (ENG) (10)4
 
 
 
 Amine Amiri (MAR)0
 
 Barry Hawkins (ENG) (10)4
 
 
 
 Michael Georgiou (CYP)0
 
 Michael Georgiou (CYP)4
 
 
 
 David Grace (ENG)3
 
 Barry Hawkins (ENG) (10)4
 
 
 
 Fergal O'Brien (IRL)2
 
 Lyu Haotian (CHN) (23)1
 
 
 
 Zhang Anda (CHN)4
 
 Zhang Anda (CHN)2
 
 
 
 Fergal O'Brien (IRL)4
 
 Fergal O'Brien (IRL)4
 
 
 Nigel Bond (ENG)0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Billy Joe Castle (ENG)2
 
 
 
 John Astley (ENG)4
 
 John Astley (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Gary Wilson (ENG) (18)4
 
 Gary Wilson (ENG) (18)4
 
 
 
 Mark Joyce (ENG)1
 
 Gary Wilson (ENG) (18)4
 
 
 
 Joe Perry (ENG) (15)3
 
 Liam Highfield (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Oliver Lines (ENG)1
 
 Liam Highfield (ENG)2
 
 
 
 Joe Perry (ENG) (15)4
 
 Joe Perry (ENG) (15)4
 
 
 
 Mark Lloyd (ENG)1
 
 Gary Wilson (ENG) (18)3
 
 
 
 Lee Walker (WAL)4
 
 Lee Walker (WAL)4
 
 
 
 Chen Zifan (CHN)1
 
 Lee Walker (WAL)4
 
 
 
 Robbie Williams (ENG)3
 
 Mark King (ENG) (31)0
 
 
 
 Robbie Williams (ENG)4
 
 Lee Walker (WAL)4
 
 
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (2)2
 
 Sam Baird (ENG)3
 
 
 
 Daniel Wells (WAL)4
 
 Daniel Wells (WAL)0
 
 
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (2)4
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (2)4
 
 
 Peter Ebdon (ENG)0
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)0
 
 
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (24)5
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (24)3
 
 
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (12)6
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (12)5
 
 
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG) (29)4
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (12)1
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)9
 
 Mei Xiwen (CHN)3
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)5
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)6
 
 
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (7)5
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (7)5
 
 
 Lee Walker (WAL)1
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Malta Terry Camilleri.
K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, England, 20 October 2019.
David Gilbert (12)
 England
1–9 Mark Selby (6)
 England
Afternoon: 0–88 (88), 5–95 (68), 9–92 (79), 0–85 (85), 44–77, 101–0 (101), 0–130 (130), 0–113 (97)
Evening: 65–68 (Gilbert 51), 4–101 (101)
101 Highest break 130
1 Century breaks 2
2 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks[edit]

A total of 71 century breaks were made during the event. The highest was a maximum break made by Ford in the final frame of his 4–3 win over Murphy.[23]

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