2020 Northern Ireland Open

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2020 Northern Ireland Open
Tournament information
Dates16–22 November 2020
VenueMarshall Arena
CityMilton Keynes
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£405,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakEngland Judd Trump (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Judd Trump
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–7
2019

The 2020 Northern Ireland Open (also known as the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 16 to 22 November 2020 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England.[1] It was the fourth ranking event of the 2020–21 season and a part of the Home Nations Series. It was the fifth edition of the Northern Ireland Open.

For the third consecutive edition of the tournament, Judd Trump defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–7 in final, winning his 19th ranking title.[2]

Trump made the fifth maximum break of his career in the third frame of his second-round match with Gao Yang.

Prize fund[edit]

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

  • 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene1
 
England Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
China Gao Yang0
 
England Mitchell Mann2
 
 
 
China Gao Yang4
 
England Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel (32)3
 
Belgium Luca Brecel (32)4
 
 
 
Poland Kacper Filipiak0
 
Belgium Luca Brecel (32)4
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler1
 
Germany Simon Lichtenberg1
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler4
 
England Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
England Martin Gould1
 
England Jack Lisowski (16)1
 
 
 
England Ashley Carty4
 
England Ashley Carty1
 
 
 
England Andy Hicks4
 
England Paul Davison3
 
 
 
England Andy Hicks4
 
England Andy Hicks3
 
 
 
England Martin Gould4
 
England Gary Wilson (17)2
 
 
 
Jamaica Rory McLeod4
 
Jamaica Rory McLeod1
 
 
 
England Martin Gould4
 
England Martin Gould4
 
 
Wales Jamie Clarke0
 

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 Tian Pengfeiw/d
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkhamw/o
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong (24)3
 
China Zhou Yuelong (24)4
 
 
 
England Jimmy White0
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire (9)0
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 
 
China Lei Peifan2
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire (9)4
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire (9)4
 
 
 
Malta Alex Borg2
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham2
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson (25)4
 
China Chen Zifan1
 
 
 
China Xu Si4
 
China Xu Si3
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson (25)4
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson (25)4
 
 
 
England Sean Maddocks1
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson (25)4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (8)1
 
China Fan Zhengyi0
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
England Robert Milkins2
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (8)4
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (8)4
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton0
 

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 Kyren Wilson (5)4
 
 
 
England David Lilley0
 
England Kyren Wilson (5)4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty3
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty4
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin1
 
England Kyren Wilson (5)2
 
 
 
England Michael Holt (28)4
 
England Michael Holt (28)4
 
 
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi1
 
England Michael Holt (28)4
 
 
 
England Louis Heathcote3
 
England Brandon Sargeant2
 
 
 
England Louis Heathcote4
 
England Michael Holt (28)3
 
 
 
England David Grace4
 
England David Gilbert (12)1
 
 
 
England David Grace4
 
England David Grace4
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie3
 
England Sam Craigie4
 
 
 
Morocco Amine Amiri0
 
England David Grace4
 
 
 
Wales Michael White3
 
England Barry Hawkins (21)4
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus2
 
England Barry Hawkins (21)3
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Ukraine Iulian Boiko0
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 

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 Barry Pinches4
 
 
 
England Liam Highfield2
 
England Barry Pinches4
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill (20)3
 
Scotland Anthony McGill (20)w/o
 
 
 
England Riley Parsonsw/d
 
England Barry Pinches1
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao (13)4
 
England Jamie Wilson1
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond4
 
England Nigel Bond1
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao (13)4
 
China Yan Bingtao (13)4
 
 
 
England Peter Lines1
 
China Yan Bingtao (13)4
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong (29)3
 
England Mark King2
 
 
 
England Zak Surety4
 
England Zak Surety1
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong (29)4
 
China Zhao Xintong (29)4
 
 
 
China Si Jiahui2
 
China Zhao Xintong (29)4
 
 
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers0
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers4
 
 
 
China Chang Bingyu1
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers4
 
 
 
England Mark Selby (4)0
 
England Mark Selby (4)4
 
 
England Andrew Higginson1
 

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/o
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Declan Laveryw/d
 
Australia Neil Robertson (3)2
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden3
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo (30)2
 
China Liang Wenbo (30)4
 
 
 
England Steven Hallworth3
 
China Liang Wenbo (30)4
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones1
 
China Pang Junxu0
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones4
 
England Ben Woollaston2
 
 
 
England Ali Carter (19)4
 
Wales Mark Williams (14)4
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones2
 
Wales Mark Williams (14)2
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
England Mark Joyce2
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
Wales Dominic Dale2
 
 
 
England Ali Carter (19)4
 
England Ali Carter (19)4
 
 
 
England Ben Hancorn1
 
England Ali Carter (19)4
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong1
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
 
Wales Duane Jones1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown3
 
Thailand Sunny Akani2
 
 
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo4
 
Scotland Graeme Dott (22)2
 
 
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo4
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo4
 
 
 
China Zhao Jianbo3
 
China Zhao Jianbo4
 
 
 
France Brian Ochoiski1
 
China Zhao Jianbo4
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham (11)2
 
England Stuart Bingham (11)4
 
 
 
England Oliver Lines1
 
Brazil Igor Figueiredo1
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin (27)4
 
Republic of Ireland Aaron Hill3
 
 
 
Wales Jackson Page4
 
Wales Jackson Page0
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin (27)4
 
Norway Kurt Maflin (27)4
 
 
 
Scotland Fraser Patrick1
 
Norway Kurt Maflin (27)4
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day1
 
England James Cahill4
 
 
 
China Lyu Haotian1
 
England James Cahill3
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
England Shaun Murphy (6)0
 
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins (7)4
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells0
 
Scotland John Higgins (7)4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace2
 
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace4
 
 
 
England Farakh Ajaib1
 
Scotland John Higgins (7)4
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt (26)0
 
England Matthew Selt (26)4
 
 
 
England Joe O'Connor3
 
England Matthew Selt (26)4
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington0
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
England Billy Joe Castle1
 
Scotland John Higgins (7)1
 
 
 
China Ding Junhui (10)4
 
China Ding Junhui (10)4
 
 
 
Israel Eden Sharav0
 
China Ding Junhui (10)4
 
 
 
China Lu Ning1
 
England Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
China Lu Ning4
 
China Ding Junhui (10)4
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun0
 
England Tom Ford (23)4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker2
 
England Tom Ford (23)2
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun4
 
China Yuan Sijun4
 
 
China Luo Honghao3
 

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 Allan Taylor4
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei2
 
England Allan Taylor4
 
 
 
England Joe Perry (18)1
 
England Joe Perry (18)4
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams0
 
England Allan Taylor0
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (15)4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien4
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill2
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien1
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (15)4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (15)4
 
 
 
England Peter Devlin2
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (15)2
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
England Ian Burns3
 
England Mark Davis2
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens (31)4
 
Wales Matthew Stevens (31)4
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson2
 
Wales Matthew Stevens (31)2
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
China Li Hang1
 
England Elliot Slessor1
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 
 
England Jamie O'Neill1
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (1)5
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson (25)1
 
England Judd Trump (1)6
 
 
 
England David Grace2
 
England David Grace5
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao (13)2
 
England Judd Trump (1)9
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)7
 
England Ali Carter (19)5
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin (27)3
 
England Ali Carter (19)3
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)6
 
China Ding Junhui (10)2
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)5
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Marcel Eckardt.
Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, England, 22 November 2020.
Judd Trump (1)
 England
9–7 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
 England
Afternoon: 69–55, 77–47 (55), 41–64, 86–35 (69), 70–43, 13–70, 128–0 (128), 7–130 (130)
Evening: 89–55 (89, 51), 81–51 (55), 41–81, 37–72 (63), 115–0 (115), 7–93 (93), 0–74 (74), 89–32 (89)
128 Highest break 130
2 Century breaks 1
7 50+ breaks 5

Century breaks[edit]

A total of 67 century breaks were made during the competition.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 Northern Ireland Open". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Judd Trump edges out Ronnie O'Sullivan to win Northern Ireland Open". SKY Sports. 22 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Northern Ireland Open 2020 – Centuries". World Snooker Tour. Retrieved 16 November 2020.