2019 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates11–17 February 2019
VenueMotorpoint Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakAustralia Neil Robertson (147)
Thailand Noppon Saengkham (147)
Final
ChampionAustralia Neil Robertson
Runner-upEngland Stuart Bingham
Score9–7
2018

The 2019 ManBetX Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament which took place from 11 to 17 February 2019 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales.[1] It was the thirteenth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and the final event of the season's Home Nations Series.

Neil Robertson won the event, his fifteenth ranking title and second Home Nations triumph since the re-brand in 2016. He defeated Stuart Bingham 9–7 in the final, who made eleven centuries throughout the tournament. Robertson made the fourth 147 break of his career in the fourth frame of his Round 1 match with Jordan Brown. He then followed up with a 140 break to win the match 4–1.[2]

John Higgins was the defending champion, having beaten Barry Hawkins 9–7 in the 2018 final[3], but he was defeated 3–5 by Joe O'Connor in the quarter-finals.

Noppon Saengkham made his first ever professionally recorded 147 break in the second frame of his third round match against Mark Selby.[4] It was the fifth time two maximums had been made during the main stages of a ranking event and the fourth time inside a year.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5]

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

Main draw[edit]

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins (1)4
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott0
 
Scotland John Higgins (1)4
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale2
 
China Li Yuan2
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
Scotland John Higgins (1)4
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman2
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi4
 
 
 
China Chen Feilong0
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi1
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
England Alfie Burden2
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
Scotland John Higgins (1)4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski (16)3
 
England Jack Lisowski (16)4
 
 
 
China Niu Zhuang3
 
England Jack Lisowski (16)4
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu3
 
China Tian Pengfei1
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu4
 
England Jack Lisowski (16)4
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie3
 
England Sean O'Sullivan1
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty4
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty1
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie4
 
England Sam Craigie4
 
 
England Mark King0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin3
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah4
 
England Hammad Miah3
 
 
 
England Joe Perry4
 
England Mark Davis3
 
 
 
England Joe Perry4
 
England Joe Perry2
 
 
 
China Ding Junhui (9)4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien2
 
 
 
England Oliver Lines4
 
England Oliver Lines3
 
 
 
China Ding Junhui (9)4
 
China Ding Junhui (9)4
 
 
 
Scotland Chris Totten0
 
China Ding Junhui (9)1
 
 
 
England Joe O'Connor4
 
Wales Jak Jones4
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens2
 
Wales Jak Jones4
 
 
 
England Peter Lines3
 
Wales Michael White2
 
 
 
England Peter Lines4
 
Wales Jak Jones1
 
 
 
England Joe O'Connor4
 
England Joe O'Connor4
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clark2
 
England Joe O'Connor4
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson (8)3
 
England Kyren Wilson (8)4
 
 
Hong Kong Andy Lee0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
England Harvey Chandler0
 
England Judd Trump (5)2
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones4
 
China Xiao Guodong3
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones4
 
Wales Duane Jones0
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler0
 
England Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton1
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
England Sam Baird0
 
England Robbie Williams2
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham (12)4
 
England Stuart Bingham (12)4
 
 
 
England Ali Carter0
 
England Stuart Bingham (12)4
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt1
 
Wales Jamie Clarke2
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt4
 
England Stuart Bingham (12)4
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell1
 
England Martin O'Donnell4
 
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar0
 
England Martin O'Donnell4
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden1
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
 
Wales Lee Walker2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England David Gilbert3
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond3
 
England Nigel Bond4
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus3
 
England Jimmy Robertson2
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
Wales Jackson Page1
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong0
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire (13)3
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher2
 
China Zhang Jiankang4
 
 
 
China Fan Zhengyi3
 
China Zhang Jiankang1
 
 
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao2
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)2
 
England Allan Taylor0
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun4
 
China Yuan Sijun2
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)4
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)4
 
 
England Sanderson Lam2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Mark Selby (3)4
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill2
 
England Mark Selby (3)4
 
 
 
England Adam Duffy0
 
England Adam Duffy4
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong2
 
England Mark Selby (3)4
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham1
 
Scotland Eden Sharav2
 
 
 
China Xu Si4
 
China Xu Si1
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
England Stuart Carrington3
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
England Mark Selby (3)3
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
Wales Ryan Day (14)3
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh3
 
 
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers4
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers4
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon0
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers2
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
England Ashley Hugill3
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir3
 
Scotland Ross Muir4
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
England John Astley2
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail3
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail4
 
 
 
China Li Hang2
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
England James Cahill0
 
England James Cahill4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene2
 
England James Cahill4
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy (11)2
 
England Shaun Murphy (11)4
 
 
 
Poland Adam Stefanow1
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
England Ian Burns2
 
China Luo Honghao1
 
 
 
England Ian Burns4
 
England Ian Burns4
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo3
 
England Liam Highfield3
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
England Ian Burns4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (6)2
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
England Michael Holt3
 
China Mei Xiwen1
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (6)4
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (6)4
 
 
England Mark Joyce2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins (7)4
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani0
 
England Barry Hawkins (7)4
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston2
 
China Lu Ning1
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
England Barry Hawkins (7)2
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou4
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou4
 
 
 
England David Lilley0
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou4
 
 
 
England Jimmy White1
 
England Jimmy White4
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson2
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou0
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson (10)4
 
Australia Neil Robertson (10)4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown1
 
Australia Neil Robertson (10)4
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson1
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
 
 
Finland Robin Hull0
 
Australia Neil Robertson (10)4
 
 
 
England Paul Davison3
 
England Rory McLeod0
 
 
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong4
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong3
 
 
 
England Paul Davison4
 
China Lyu Haotian1
 
 
England Paul Davison4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins0
 
 
 
England Mike Dunn4
 
England Mike Dunn4
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana3
 
Thailand James Wattana4
 
 
 
China Chen Zifan3
 
England Mike Dunn0
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
England Billy Joe Castle4
 
 
 
Germany Simon Lichtenberg3
 
England Billy Joe Castle1
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
Belgium Luca Brecel (15)2
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor2
 
Wales Alex Taubman2
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford0
 
England Ashley Carty2
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda2
 
England Martin Gould3
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams (2)2
 
Wales Mark Williams (2)4
 
 
Wales Kishan Hirani3
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins (1)3
 
 
 
England Joe O'Connor5
 
England Joe O'Connor2
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham (12)6
 
England Stuart Bingham (12)5
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong2
 
England Stuart Bingham (12)7
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson (10)9
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei5
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson1
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei0
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson (10)6
 
Australia Neil Robertson (10)5
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin4
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Rob Spencer.
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 17 February 2019.
Stuart Bingham (12)
 England
7–9 Neil Robertson (10)
 Australia
Afternoon: 21–72 (71), 42–75, 69–29, 34–97 (69), 6–72 (72), 79–22 (50), 13–70 (70), 122–1 (102)
Evening: 53–65 (65), 26–92 (56), 96–8, 60–58, 78–1, 87–9, 36–61, 0–83 (83)
102 Highest break 83
1 Century breaks 0
2 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks[edit]

Total: 81 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018/2019 Calendar_February". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Robertson Makes Motorpoint Maximum". World Snooker. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Higgins Wins Record Fifth Welsh Crown". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Saengkham Makes Cardiff 147". World Snooker. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  6. ^ "ManBetX Welsh Open 2019 – Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11–17 February 2019.