2019 World Open (snooker)

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2019 Yushan World Open
Tournament information
Dates28 October – 3 November 2019
VenueYushan No.1 Middle School
CityYushan
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£772,000
Winner's share£150,000
Final
Champion
Runner-up
Score
2018

The 2019 World Open (also known as the 2019 Yushan World Open) is an upcoming professional snooker tournament that will take place between 28 October and 3 November 2019 at the No.1 Middle School in Yushan, China.[1] The event is the 2019 edition of the World Open, that was first held in 1982. It will be the fifth ranking event of the 2019/20 season, and the third event held in China.

Mark Williams was set to be the defending champion, having won the previous year's event, defeating David Gilbert 10–9 in the final. However, Williams declined to enter the 2019 event.

Prize fund[edit]

A total of £772,000 is to be given as prize money for the event,with the winner receiving £150,000.[2] This is similar to the prior year's event, with £37,000 more than the 2018 event for players reaching the last-64, and last-32 stages. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

  • Winner: £150,000
  • Runner-up: £75,000
  • Semi-final: £32,500
  • Quarter-final: £20,000
  • Last 16: £13,500
  • Last 32: £8,000
  • Last 64: £5,000
  • Highest break: £6,000
  • Total: £772,000

Tournament summary[edit]

The 2019 World Open is set to be held from 28 October until 3 November 2019 at Yushan No.1 Middle School, in Yushan, China.[3] The champiobship is the fifth ranking event of the 2019/20 season, and the third event held in China.[4] The defending champion, Mark Williams declined to appear at the event.[5] Qualifying for the event was held at the Barnsley Metrodome in Barnsley, England from 3–5 October 2019.[6] Neil Robertson failed to play at the event, as he drove to Barnsley, Gloucestershire, rather than Barnsley, South Yorkshire to compete in the qualifiers.[7][8]

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
 
                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie
 
 
 
 
 
England Barry Pinches
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo
 
 
 
 
 
England Joe Perry
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou
 
 
 
 
 
China
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington
 
 
 
 
 
England Michael Holt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins
 
 
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell
 
 
 
China Chang Bingyu
 
 
 
 
 
England Liam Highfield
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England Mark Selby
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton
 
England
 
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham
 
 
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond
 
England
 
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson
 
 
 
Wales Jackson Page
 
 
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy
 
 
 
 
 
England Mark Davis
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt
 
England
 
 
 
 
China
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins
 
 
 
 
 
England Ian Burns
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
 
 
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani
 
 
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor
 
 
 
China Xu Si
 
 
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill
 
 
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong
 
 
 
England David Gilbert
 
 
 
 
 
China Li Hang
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda
 
China
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen
 
 
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams
 
England
 
 
 
 
China Lyu Haotian
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei
 
 
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao
 
 
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong
 
 
 
England Harvey Chandler
 
 
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo
 
 
 
England Ali Carter
 
 
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston
 
 
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien
 
 
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames; Referee:
Yushan No.1 Middle School, Yushan, China, 3 November 2019.


Highest break
Century breaks
50+ breaks

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying matches for the event are being held between 2 and 5 October 2019 at the Barnsley Metrodome in Barnsley, England. Some matches, those involving Judd Trump, Yan Bingtao, Luca Brecel, Ding Junhui, Lu Ning, Scott Donaldson, Ken Doherty and Ronnie O'Sullivan, are held over and set to be played in Yushan. All matches are best-of-9-frames.[9]

Century breaks[edit]

Main stage centuries[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

A total of 32 century breaks have been made during the qualifying stage for the event.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shanghai Masters 2015". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 2019-03-25. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  2. ^ a b "Ranking Points Schedule" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Shanghai Masters 2015". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 25 March 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Full Calendar - World Snooker". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  5. ^ Årdalen, Hermund. "Yushan World Open (2019) - snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norwegian). Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  6. ^ "World Open: Neil Robertson drives to wrong Barnsley and forfeits qualifier". BBC Sport. 2019-10-05. Archived from the original on 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  7. ^ "World Open: Neil Robertson drives to wrong Barnsley and forfeits qualifier". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Robertson Goes To Wrong Barnsley For Yushan Qualifiers - World Snooker". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Matches | World Snooker Live Scores". livescores.worldsnookerdata.com. Archived from the original on 2019-08-23. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  10. ^ "Centuries | World Snooker Live Scores". livescores.worldsnookerdata.com. Archived from the original on 2019-10-02. Retrieved 2019-10-02.