2019 Shanghai Masters

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2019 Shanghai Masters
Tournament information
Dates9–15 September 2019
VenueRegal International East Asia Hotel
CityShanghai
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£751,000
Winner's share£200,000
Highest breakEngland Barry Hawkins (142)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score11–9
2018

The 2019 Shanghai Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place in Shanghai, China from 9 to 15 September 2019. The event was the 12th Shanghai Masters event, first held in 2007. Ronnie O'Sullivan was the defending champion, having defeated Barry Hawkins 11–9 in the 2018 Shanghai Masters final, and also having won the event in the year prior in 2017.[1] O'Sullivan successfully defended his title for a second consecutive year, defeating Shaun Murphy 11−9 in the final.

The prize fund for the event was at a total of £751,000 with the winner receiving £200,000. The event was broadcast by Great Sports Channel, Superstars Online, Youku and Zhibo.tv in China, as well as NowTV in Hong Kong and Eurosport in Europe.[2][3]

Overview[edit]

The Shanghai Masters is an invitational non-ranking snooker tournament open to the top 16 ranked players on the World Snooker Tour as well as selected Chinese players. The players consist of the top-16 in the world rankings after the 2019 International Championship, as well as eight Chinese players. The invited Chinese players include four players not ranked in the top-16 in the world rankings, two players from the Chinese Billiard Snooker Association under-21 rankings and two from China’s Amateur Masters series.[4]

Players were ranked in the tournament by their world ranking, with the exceptions of defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, who was the first seed, whilst reigning world champion Judd Trump was seeded second. The top eight seeded players received byes into the second round.[4] Each invited Chinese player played one of the players seeded 9-16 in the first round.[4]

Prize fund[edit]

A total of £751,000 was awarded at the event, with the winner receiving £200,000. The breakdown of prize money is shown below:[5]

  • Winner: £200,000
  • Runner-up: £100,000
  • Semi-final: £62,500
  • Quarter-final: £32,000
  • Last 16: £16,000
  • Last 24: £8,000
  • Highest break: £6,000
  • Total: £751,000

Main draw[edit]

The tournament results for the event are shown below. Players in bold denote match winners. Numbers in brackets indicate the player's seeding.[4][6][5]

  Round 1
Best of 11 frames
Round 2
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames
Final
Best of 21 frames
                                               
16 England Ali Carter 3     1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
China Zhang Yi 6     China Zhang Yi 0  
  1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
  8 England Kyren Wilson 5  
15 Scotland Stephen Maguire 2 8 England Kyren Wilson 6
China Xiao Guodong 6     China Xiao Guodong 4  
  1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10  
  4 Australia Neil Robertson 6  
10 England Barry Hawkins 6     5 Scotland John Higgins 5  
China Yan Bingtao 5     10 England Barry Hawkins 6  
  10 England Barry Hawkins 2
  4 Australia Neil Robertson 6  
9 China Ding Junhui 6 4 Australia Neil Robertson 6
China Zhao Jianbo 2     9 China Ding Junhui 3  
  1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 11
  14 England Shaun Murphy 9
14 England Shaun Murphy 6     3 Wales Mark Williams 5  
China Lyu Haotian 1     14 England Shaun Murphy 6  
  14 England Shaun Murphy 6
  11 England Jack Lisowski 1  
11 England Jack Lisowski 6 6 England Mark Selby 3
China Wu Yize 1     11 England Jack Lisowski 6  
  14 England Shaun Murphy 10
  7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3  
13 England Stuart Bingham 4     7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6  
China Liang Wenbo 6     China Liang Wenbo 5  
  7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
  2 England Judd Trump 1  
12 England David Gilbert 6 2 England Judd Trump 6
China Cao Jin 0     12 England David Gilbert 4  

Final[edit]

Final: Best-of-21-frames. Referee: China Zheng Weili.
Regal International East Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China, 15 September 2019.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
11−9 Shaun Murphy (14)
 England
Afternoon: 19−65, 52−63 (62), 18−86 (68), 71−43 (61), 83−22, 81−1 (54), 84−21 (78), 48−73 (61), 53−55, 73−43 (53)
Evening: 8−99 (66), 66−61 (O'Sullivan 66, Murphy 61), 0−111 (111), 130−0 (130), 91−31 (51), 74−1, 130−0 (124), 0−89 (82), 35−90 (90), 86−29 (86)
130 Highest break 111
2 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 8

Century breaks[edit]

A total of 37 century breaks were made during the event. Barry Hawkins completed the highest break of the event, a 142. The century breaks made during the event is shown below:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rocket Fires To Shanghai Victory". World Snooker. 16 September 2018. Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Shanghai Masters Snooker 2019: Draw, schedule, betting odds, results and TV coverage". www.sportinglife.com.
  3. ^ "Tournament Broadcasters 2019-20". World Snooker. 28 June 2019. Archived from the original on 28 June 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "2019 Shanghai Masters Draw" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 13 August 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b Årdalen, Hermund. "Results (Shanghai Masters 2019) - snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Shanghai Masters Snooker 2019: Draw, schedule, betting odds, results and TV coverage". sportinglife.com. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Shanghai Masters 2019 – Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 9 September 2019. Archived from the original on 11 September 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.