2020 Gibraltar Open

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2020 Gibraltar Open
Tournament information
Dates13–15 March 2020
VenueEuropa Point Sports Complex
CityGibraltar
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£251,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest break Judd Trump (ENG) (144)
Final
Champion Judd Trump (ENG)
Runner-up Kyren Wilson (ENG)
Score4–3
2019

The 2020 Gibraltar Open (also known as the 2020 BetVictor Gibraltar Open due to sponsorship) was a professional snooker tournament, that took place from 13–15 March 2020 at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar with qualifying rounds taking place 11–12 March 2020. It was the fifteenth ranking event of the 2019–2020 snooker season, and the final tournament in the European Series, following the German Masters, European Masters and Snooker Shoot Out. The event was the fifth Gibraltar Open tournament, first held in 2015. The event was organized by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association and sponsored by BetVictor. Due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, matches were originally limited to a maximum audience of 100. After the first day, all matches were played without any spectators. A number of professional players withdrew from the event, alongside 54 amateur players and a number of referees.

The defending champion was Stuart Bingham who defeated Ryan Day 4–1 in the 2019 final. Bingham lost 0–4 to Ben Woollaston in the third round of the event. Judd Trump won the championship - his 17th career and sixth ranking title of the season - after a 4–3 defeat of Kyren Wilson in the final. Winning six events became the record for the most ranking titles in a season with the victory. The tournament featured a total of £251,000 with the winner receiving £50,000. In addition to the winners purse, Trump also secured £150,000 for scoring the most ranking points across the European Series. There was a total of 63 century breaks made during the event, the highest of which a 144 made by Trump.

Tournament format[edit]

The event was the fifth iteration of the Gibraltar Open, having been first held in 2015.[1] The event took place from 13–15 March 2020 at the Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar.[2] The event was the 15th ranking tournament of the 2019–20 snooker season after the Players Championship, and preceding the Tour Championship.[3] The defending champion was Stuart Bingham who had defeated Ryan Day 4–1 in the 2019 final.[4] The event was the final event of the 2020 BetVictor European Series, following the 2020 European Masters, 2020 German Masters and 2020 Snooker Shoot Out.[5] The event was organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association and sponsored by BetVictor.[5] Qualifying for the event was held from 11–12 March 2020 also at the Europa Point Sports Complex.[6] Qualifying was played as best-of-5 frame matches, with the main stage of the event played as best-of-7 frames.[6]

Due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, matches were originally limited to a maximum audience of 100.[7] After the first day, this restriction was tightened and matches were played without crowds.[8][9]

Prize fund[edit]

The event featured a total prize fund of £251,000 with the winner receiving £50,000.[10] This was an increase of £74,000 and £25,000 respectively from the 2019 event.[11] As part of the BetVictor European Series the player with the highest amount of prize money received from the four events won an additional £150,000.[12] Prior to the event, only Neil Robertson and Judd Trump were in contention for the prize.[13][14]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[15]

  • Winner: £50,000
  • Runner-up: £20,000
  • Semi-final: £6,000
  • Quarter-final: £5,000
  • Last 16: £4,000
  • Last 32: £3,000
  • Last 64: £2,000
  • Highest break: £5,000
  • Total: £251,000

Summary[edit]

Professional players Neil Robertson, John Higgins, Mark Allen, David Gilbert, Stephen Maguire, Ali Carter, Graeme Dott, Noppon Saengkham, Kurt Maflin, Anthony Hamilton, Mike Dunn, Fraser Patrick and Jimmy White withdrew from the event.[16][17] A number of tour referees were unable to travel to the venue, some matches were played without referees, with players respotting balls for their opponents.[18][19] In winning the event, Trump gained enough prize money to win the BetVictor European Series.[20]

Main draw[edit]

Below is the full draw for the event. Players in bold denote match winners.[21]

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham (1)4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene1
 
England Stuart Bingham (1)4
 
 
 
England Barry Pinches0
 
England Nigel Bond3
 
 
 
England Barry Pinches4
 
England Stuart Bingham (1)0
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
England Anthony Hamiltonw/d
 
 
 
England Ben Woollastonw/o
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler3
 
England Rod Lawler4
 
 
 
Scotland Dylan Craig1
 
England Ben Woollaston0
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
England Gary Wilson (16)2
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen1
 
England Mitchell Mann1
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
England Harvey Chandler0
 
England Harvey Chandler4
 
 
 
England Riley Parsons0
 
England Harvey Chandler4
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill3
 
Scotland Fraser Patrickw/d
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill w/o
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Bai Langning2
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor2
 
England Joe O'Connor2
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 
 
 
China Chen Zifan2
 
China Chen Zifan4
 
 
 
China Zhang Jiankang0
 
China Chen Zifan4
 
 
 
Wales Andrew Pagett3
 
England David Gilbert (9)w/d
 
 
 
Wales Andrew Pagettw/o
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien3
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson (8)4
 
England Chris Wakelinw/o
 
 
 
England Jimmy Whitew/d
 
England Chris Wakelin1
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty3
 
Belgium Luca Brecel0
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson (8)4
 
England David Lilley4
 
 
 
Morocco Ameur Riad1
 
England David Lilley0
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson (8)4
 
England Kyren Wilson (8)4
 
 
China Si Jiahui1
 

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 Mark Selby (5)w/o
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkhamw/d
 
England Mark Selby (5)4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker1
 
China Fan Zhengyi1
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 
England Mark Selby (5)1
 
 
 
China Lyu Haotian4
 
China Lyu Haotian4
 
 
 
Iceland Kristján Helgason3
 
China Lyu Haotian4
 
 
 
China Chang Bingyu2
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong2
 
 
 
China Chang Bingyu4
 
China Lyu Haotian1
 
 
 
England David Grace4
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire (12)w/d
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jonesw/o
 
Wales Duane Jones1
 
 
 
England Oliver Lines4
 
England Oliver Lines4
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams2
 
England Oliver Lines1
 
 
 
England David Grace4
 
England Liam Highfield0
 
 
 
England David Grace4
 
England David Grace4
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda1
 
England Sam Baird0
 
 
China Zhang Anda4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones1
 
 
 
England Mark King4
 
England Mark King1
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
England Brandon Sargeant2
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson2
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei4
 
England Ashley Carty0
 
 
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi4
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi0
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei4
 
China Yan Bingtao (13)0
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei4
 
China Tian Pengfei3
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams (4)4
 
Morocco Amine Amiri4
 
 
 
England Adam Ashley3
 
Morocco Amine Amiri0
 
 
 
England Martin Gould4
 
England Martin Gould4
 
 
 
England Mark Davis2
 
England Martin Gould1
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams (4)4
 
Wales Kishan Hirani0
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
China Zhou Yuelong2
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams (4)4
 
Wales Mark Williams (4)4
 
 
Poland Kacper Filipiak3
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson (3)w/d
 
 
 
England Rory McLeodw/o
 
England Rory McLeod4
 
 
 
England Louis Heathcote2
 
England Louis Heathcote4
 
 
 
England John Astley1
 
England Rory McLeod4
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor1
 
England Peter Lines2
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
England Andrew Higginson3
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
Germany Simon Lichtenberg0
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
England Rory McLeod1
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
England Joe Perry (14)4
 
 
 
Gibraltar Gareth Lopez0
 
England Joe Perry (14)4
 
 
 
China Lei Peifan1
 
China Lei Peifan4
 
 
 
England Peter Devlin1
 
England Joe Perry (14)3
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden0
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman2
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
Wales Michael White2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou1
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
England Tom Ford4
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden2
 
England Ian Burns3
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden4
 
England Tom Ford4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski (13)2
 
Norway Kurt Maflin w/d
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei w/o
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei0
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski (13)4
 
England Jack Lisowski (13)4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown2
 
England Tom Ford2
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins0
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun 1
 
England Mike Dunn w/d
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun w/o
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
China Lu Ning1
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao1
 
Wales Ryan Day3
 
 
 
China Lu Ning4
 
Scotland John Higgins (6) w/d
 
 
China Lu Ning w/o
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (7) w/d
 
 
 
England Michael Holt w/o
 
England Michael Holt4
 
 
 
Wales Jackson Page0
 
Wales Dominic Dale1
 
 
 
Wales Jackson Page4
 
England Michael Holt1
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill4
 
England Billy Joe Castle1
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie4
 
England Sam Craigie0
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill4
 
England Andy Hicks2
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill4
 
England Ashley Hugill2
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
England Barry Hawkins (10)4
 
 
 
Belgium Sybren Sokolowski0
 
England Barry Hawkins (10)3
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
England James Cahill3
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong1
 
Hong Kong Andy Lee1
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Clarke0
 
Wales Jamie Clarke4
 
 
China Chen Feilong1
 

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 Mark Joyce4
 
 
 
Poland Adam Stefanow2
 
England Mark Joyce4
 
 
 
China Xu Si3
 
England Hammad Miah3
 
 
 
China Xu Si4
 
England Mark Joyce3
 
 
 
China Li Hang4
 
China Li Hang4
 
 
 
Malta Alex Borg1
 
China Li Hang4
 
 
 
England Jamie O'Neill1
 
England Ali Carter (15)w/d
 
 
 
England Jamie O'Neillw/o
 
China Li Hang1
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
Wales Daniel Wellsw/o
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dottw/d
 
Wales Daniel Wells3
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell4
 
England Martin O'Donnell4
 
 
 
Israel Eden Sharav1
 
England Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo4
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt1
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo2
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
 
Gibraltar Lee Prickman0
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh0
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson (8)4
 
England Kyren Wilson (8)4
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams (4)0
 
England David Grace1
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams (4)4
 
England Kyren Wilson (8)3
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
England Jimmy Robertson3
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
China Xiao Guodong3
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
China Liang Wenbo1
 
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Poland Monika Sułkowska.
Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar, 15 March 2020.
Kyren Wilson (8)
 England
3–4 Judd Trump (2)
 England
1–125 (125), 115–17 (115), 0–144 (144), 76–57 (Wilson 56), 75–61, 0–123 (123), 1–115 (63)
115 Highest break 144
1 Century breaks 3
2 50+ breaks 4

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the event featuring amateur players took place in Gibraltar on 11–12 March 2020. There were a total of four rounds with all matches being played as the best-of-5 frames.[6]

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Round 4[edit]

Century breaks[edit]

Main stage centuries[edit]

A total of 63 century breaks were made during the tournament.[22] Judd Trump made the highest break of the event in frame three of the final against Kyren Wilson.[22]


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