2020 English Open (snooker)

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English Open
Tournament information
Dates12–18 October 2020
VenueMarshall Arena
CityMilton Keynes
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£405,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakAustralia Neil Robertson (140)
ChampionEngland Judd Trump
Runner-upAustralia Neil Robertson

The 2020 Matchroom.Live English Open[1] was a professional snooker tournament taking place from 12 to 18 October 2020 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England. It is the third ranking event of the 2020–21 season. The competition is the fifth edition of the English Open, first held in 2016.

The event featured 123 professionals and 5 amateurs. On the first day of the event, two players withdrew from the event due to COVID-19, Stuart Carrington tested positive, while Sam Craigie came into contact with Carrington. Snooker referee Andrew Barklam also tested positive.[2] On the second day, two more players had to withdraw, Peter Lines tested positive, who also came into contact with his son, Oliver Lines.[3]

The defending champion was Mark Selby, who defeated David Gilbert 9–1 in the 2019 final. Selby lost 5–6 to Neil Robertson in the semi-finals.

Judd Trump beat Neil Robertson 9–8 in the final after being 7–4 down to win his 18th ranking title and become the first player to win three Home Nations titles.

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 this year is shown below:[citation needed]

  • 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

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
 Mark Selby (ENG) (1)4
 Fan Zhengyi (CHN)0
England Mark Selby (1)4
China Chang Bingyu3
 Chang Bingyu (CHN)4
 Aaron Hill (IRL)2
England Mark Selby (1)4
China Liang Wenbo3
 Martin O'Donnell (ENG) (32)4
 Ashley Carty (ENG)1
England Martin O'Donnell (32)1
China Liang Wenbo4
 Jackson Page (WAL)1
 Liang Wenbo (CHN)4
England Mark Selby (1)4
Iran Hossein Vafaei3
 Joe Perry (ENG) (16)4
 Riley Parsons (ENG)1
England Joe Perry (16)3
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 Lukas Kleckers (GER)0
 Hossein Vafaei (IRN)4
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
Wales Jamie Clarke2
 Ali Carter (ENG) (17)1
 Jamie Clarke (WAL)4
Wales Jamie Clarke4
England Liam Highfield1
 Mitchell Mann (ENG)1
 Liam Highfield (ENG)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
 David Grace (ENG)4
 Paul Davison (ENG)0
England David Grace4
England Andy Hicks3
 Scott Donaldson (SCO) (24)1
 Andy Hicks (ENG)4
England David Grace3
England Andrew Higginson4
 Barry Pinches (ENG)0
 Andrew Higginson (ENG)4
England Andrew Higginson4
Thailand Sunny Akani3
 Stephen Maguire (SCO) (9)1
 Sunny Akani (THA)4
England Andrew Higginson0
China Zhou Yuelong (25)4
 Rod Lawler (ENG)0
 Farakh Ajaib (ENG)4
England Farakh Ajaib3
China Zhou Yuelong (25)4
 Zhou Yuelong (CHN) (25)4
 Chris Wakelin (ENG)2
China Zhou Yuelong (25)4
England David Lilley2
 David Lilley (ENG)4
 Eden Sharav (ISR)1
England David Lilley4
England Shaun Murphy (8)3
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (8)4
 Robert Milkins (ENG)3

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
 Mark Allen (NIR) (5)4
 Mark King (ENG)2
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (5)0
England Robbie Williams4
 Gerard Greene (NIR)1
 Robbie Williams (ENG)4
England Robbie Williams4
Norway Kurt Maflin (28)2
 Kurt Maflin (NOR) (28)4
 Peter Devlin (ENG)3
Norway Kurt Maflin (28)4
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown0
 Jordan Brown (NIR)4
 Lee Walker (WAL)2
England Robbie Williams4
Scotland Anthony McGill (21)1
 Yan Bingtao (CHN) (12)4
 Alan McManus (SCO)2
China Yan Bingtao (12)3
England Steven Hallworth4
 Martin Gould (ENG)1
 Steven Hallworth (ENG)4
England Steven Hallworth0
Scotland Anthony McGill (21)4
 Anthony McGill (SCO) (21)w/o
 Sam Craigie (ENG)w/d
Scotland Anthony McGill (21)w/o
England Oliver Linesw/d
 Noppon Saengkham (THA)1
 Oliver Lines (ENG)4

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
 Lei Peifan (CHN)4
 Brandon Sargeant (ENG)3
China Lei Peifan0
England Barry Hawkins (20)4
 Barry Hawkins (ENG) (20)4
 Igor Figueiredo (BRA)0
England Barry Hawkins (20)4
England Joe O'Connor2
 Soheil Vahedi (IRN)3
 Joe O'Connor (ENG)4
England Joe O'Connor4
Jamaica Rory McLeod3
 David Gilbert (ENG) (13)2
 Rory McLeod (JAM)4
England Barry Hawkins (20)2
Australia Neil Robertson (4)4
 Daniel Wells (WAL)1
 Mark Davis (ENG)4
England Mark Davis4
China Zhao Xintong (29)3
 Zhao Xintong (CHN) (29)4
 Pang Junxu (CHN)3
England Mark Davis1
Australia Neil Robertson (4)4
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)3
 Mark Joyce (ENG)4
England Mark Joyce2
Australia Neil Robertson (4)4
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (4)4
 Lyu Haotian (CHN)0

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
 Judd Trump (ENG) (3)4
 Louis Heathcote (ENG)3
England Judd Trump (3)4
China Yuan Sijun3
 Amine Amiri (MAR)1
 Yuan Sijun (CHN)4
England Judd Trump (3)4
England Michael Holt (30)3
 Michael Holt (ENG) (30)4
 Jimmy White (ENG)1
England Michael Holt (30)4
China Lu Ning0
 Zak Surety (ENG)1
 Lu Ning (CHN)4
England Judd Trump (3)4
England Gary Wilson (19)1
 Mark Williams (WAL) (14)w/d
 Allan Taylor (ENG)w/o
England Allan Taylor4
Germany Simon Lichtenberg3
 Simon Lichtenberg (GER)4
 Anthony Hamilton (ENG)3
England Allan Taylor2
England Gary Wilson (19)4
 Gary Wilson (ENG) (19)4
 Iulian Boiko (UKR)1
England Gary Wilson (19)4
England Ricky Walden2
 Ricky Walden (ENG)4
 Billy Joe Castle (ENG)0

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
 Nigel Bond (ENG)4
 Ashley Hugill (ENG)3
England Nigel Bond0
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher4
 Graeme Dott (SCO) (22)2
 Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI)4
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher1
England Ben Woollaston4
 Ben Woollaston (ENG)4
 Alex Borg (MLT)2
England Ben Woollaston4
England Stuart Bingham (11)2
 Stuart Bingham (ENG) (11)4
 Fergal O'Brien (IRL)2
England Ben Woollaston0
England Kyren Wilson (6)4
 Xu Si (CHN)4
 Ken Doherty (IRL)1
China Xu Si4
England Matthew Selt (27)3
 Matthew Selt (ENG) (27)4
 Jamie Wilson (ENG)0
China Xu Si1
England Kyren Wilson (6)4
 Gao Yang (CHN)4
 Kacper Filipiak (POL)2
China Gao Yang1
England Kyren Wilson (6)4
 Kyren Wilson (ENG) (6)4
 Dominic Dale (WAL)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
 John Higgins (SCO) (7)4
 James Cahill (ENG)2
Scotland John Higgins (7)4
England Connor Benzey0
 Fraser Patrick (SCO)3
England Connor Benzey4
Scotland John Higgins (7)4
England Jimmy Robertson (26)1
 Jimmy Robertson (ENG) (26)4
 Chen Zifan (CHN)1
England Jimmy Robertson (26)4
China Luo Honghao1
 Peter Lines (ENG)w/d
 Luo Honghao (CHN)w/o
Scotland John Higgins (7)4
China Ding Junhui (10)1
 Ding Junhui (CHN) (10)4
 Si Jiahui (CHN)3
China Ding Junhui (10)4
Belgium Luca Brecel1
 Ian Burns (ENG)0
 Luca Brecel (BEL)4
China Ding Junhui (10)4
England Tom Ford (23)2
 Tom Ford (ENG) (23)4
 Xiao Guodong (CHN)3
England Tom Ford (23)4
Wales Jamie Jones2
 Jamie Jones (WAL)4
 Duane Jones (WAL)2

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
 Sean Maddocks (ENG)2
 Ben Hancorn (ENG)4
England Ben Hancorn4
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (18)2
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) (18)w/o
 Stuart Carrington (ENG)w/d
England Ben Hancorn2
Wales Jak Jones4
 Jak Jones (WAL)4
 Elliot Slessor (ENG)1
Wales Jak Jones4
England Jack Lisowski (15)3
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (15)4
 Li Hang (CHN)2
Wales Jak Jones4
Wales Matthew Stevens (31)3
 Michael White (WAL)3
 Zhao Jianbo (CHN)4
China Zhao Jianbo2
Wales Matthew Stevens (31)4
 Matthew Stevens (WAL) (31)4
 Jamie O'Neill (ENG)2
Wales Matthew Stevens (31)4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)1
 Ryan Day (WAL)4
England Mark Lloyd0
Wales Ryan Day1
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (2)4
France Brian Ochoiski2


Best of 9 frames
Best of 11 frames
Best of 17 frames
England Mark Selby (1)5
China Zhou Yuelong (25)2
England Mark Selby (1)5
Australia Neil Robertson (4)6
England Robbie Williams2
Australia Neil Robertson (4)5
Australia Neil Robertson (4)8
England Judd Trump (3)9
England Judd Trump (3)5
England Kyren Wilson (6)1
England Judd Trump (3)6
Scotland John Higgins (7)4
Scotland John Higgins (7)5
Wales Jak Jones1


Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Bulgaria Desislava Bozhilova.
Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, England, 18 October 2020.
Neil Robertson (4)
8–9 Judd Trump (3)
Afternoon: 10–68, 80–0, 0–76 (59), 26–72, 75–1 (75), 128–5 (128), 75–11 (61), 15–61 (51)
Evening: 66–4 (56), 75–52 (75, 52), 115–9 (114), 0–76 (76), 5–64, 65–70 (65), 13–74 (55), 125–0 (125), 0–114 (114)
128 Highest break 114
3 Century breaks 1
8 50+ breaks 6

Century breaks[edit]

A total of 66 century breaks have been made during the event.[4]


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