2017 English Open (snooker)


The 2017 Dafabet English Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 16–22 October 2017 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.[1] It was the seventh ranking event of the 2017/2018 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

English Open
Tournament information
Dates16–22 October 2017
VenueBarnsley Metrodome
CityBarnsley
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break Liang Wenbo (147)
Final
Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up Kyren Wilson
Score9–2
2016
2018

Liang Wenbo was the defending champion, having beaten Judd Trump 9–6 in the 2016 final. Wenbo made a maximum break in his second round match against Tom Ford, but lost in the third round to Yan Bingtao. His maximum won him the "rolling 147 prize" of £40,000.

Ronnie O'Sullivan captured his 29th ranking title by beating Kyren Wilson 9–2 in the final. With his win O'Sullivan tied John Higgins for 2nd place on the all-time list of ranking event wins, only behind Stephen Hendry.[2]

Prize fund


The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £40,000

Main draw


Qualifying Round

Top half

Section 1
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Liang Wenbo (1)4
 
 
 
Duane Jones 1
 
Liang Wenbo (1)4
 
 
 
Tom Ford 3
 
Tom Ford 4
 
 
 
Xu Si 1
 
Liang Wenbo (1)0
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao 4
 
Basem Eltahhan 0
 
 
 
Jamie Jones 4
 
Jamie Jones 1
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao 4
 
Noppon Saengkham 0
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao 4
 
Yan Bingtao 3
 
 
 
Anthony McGill (16)4
 
Anthony McGill (16)4
 
 
 
Michael Holt 3
 
Anthony McGill (16)4
 
 
 
Lyu Haotian 2
 
Lyu Haotian 4
 
 
 
Allan Taylor1
 
Anthony McGill (16)4
 
 
 
Sunny Akani3
 
Sunny Akani 4
 
 
 
Matthew Bolton 2
 
Sunny Akani 4
 
 
 
Joe Swail 2
 
Chris Totten 3
 
 
Joe Swail 4
 
Section 2
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Jimmy Robertson 4
 
 
 
Adam Duffy 2
 
Jimmy Robertson 4
 
 
 
Gary Wilson 2
 
Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
Sean O'Sullivan 1
 
Jimmy Robertson 2
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (9)4
 
Li Hang 4
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin 2
 
Li Hang 3
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (9)4
 
Neil Robertson (9)4
 
 
 
Billy Joe Castle 0
 
Neil Robertson (9)4
 
 
 
Aditya Mehta 1
 
Ian Preece 4
 
 
 
Mei Xiwen 0
 
Ian Preece 2
 
 
 
Aditya Mehta 4
 
Sam Craigie 0
 
 
 
Aditya Mehta 4
 
Aditya Mehta 4
 
 
 
Chen Zifan 1
 
Chen Zifan 4
 
 
 
Sanderson Lam 3
 
Chen Zifan 4
 
 
 
Barry Hawkins (8)3
 
Barry Hawkins (8)4
 
 
Peter Lines 2
 
Section 3
 
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 (5)4
 
 
 
Robbie Williams 3
 
Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Mark Joyce 0
 
Yu Delu 3
 
 
 
Mark Joyce 4
 
Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Matthew Stevens 1
 
Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
Eden Sharav 0
 
Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
David Gilbert 2
 
Josh Boileau 0
 
 
 
David Gilbert 4
 
Judd Trump (5)3
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski 4
 
Luca Brecel (12)4
 
 
 
Ryan Day 1
 
Luca Brecel (12)1
 
 
 
Mark Williams 4
 
David Grace 1
 
 
 
Mark Williams 4
 
Mark Williams 2
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski 4
 
Jamie Curtis-Barrett 2
 
 
 
Li Yuan 4
 
Li Yuan 3
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski 4
 
Rory McLeod 0
 
 
Jack Lisowski 4
 
Section 4
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Rhys Clark4
 
 
 
Alan McManus3
 
Rhys Clark2
 
 
 
Zhang Yong4
 
Zhang Yong4
 
 
 
Kurt Dunham3
 
Zhang Yong1
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (13)4
 
Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Chen Zhe3
 
Mark Davis1
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (13)4
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (13)4
 
 
 
Zhang Anda1
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (13)4
 
 
 
John Higgins (4)3
 
Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
Stephen Maguire0
 
Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
Ashley Hugill2
 
Ashley Hugill4
 
 
 
Nigel Bond2
 
Robert Milkins3
 
 
 
John Higgins4
 
Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
Alfie Burden2
 
Matthew Selt1
 
 
 
John Higgins (4)4
 
John Higgins (4)4
 
 
Elliot Slessor3
 

Bottom half

Section 5
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Ding Junhui (3)4
 
 
 
Christopher Keogan1
 
Ding Junhui (3)2
 
 
 
Michael White4
 
Lukas Kleckers1
 
 
 
Michael White4
 
Michael White4
 
 
 
Ben Woollaston0
 
Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
Robin Hull3
 
Craig Steadman3
 
 
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Peter Ebdon2
 
Michael White4
 
 
 
James Wattana3
 
Ali Carter (14)4
 
 
 
Oliver Lines1
 
Ali Carter (14)3
 
 
 
James Wattana4
 
James Wattana4
 
 
 
Martin O'Donnell2
 
James Wattana4
 
 
 
Yuan Sijun2
 
John Astley4
 
 
 
Paul Davison2
 
John Astley3
 
 
 
Yuan Sijun4
 
Yuan Sijun4
 
 
Joe Perry1
 
Section 6
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Ken Doherty1
 
 
 
Gerard Greene4
 
Gerard Greene 3
 
 
 
Alexander Ursenbacher 4
 
Anthony Hamilton2
 
 
 
Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
Alexander Ursenbacher 4
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington 2
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
Boonyarit Keattikun1
 
Stuart Carrington 4
 
 
 
Mark Allen (11)2
 
Mark Allen (11)4
 
 
 
Jimmy White0
 
Alexander Ursenbacher 4
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (6)1
 
Liam Highfield4
 
 
 
Fergal O'Brien3
 
Liam Highfield 4
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 3
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin2
 
Liam Highfield 3
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (6)4
 
Dominic Dale1
 
 
 
Daniel Wells4
 
Daniel Wells 2
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (6)4
 
Shaun Murphy (6)4
 
 
Soheil Vahedi1
 
Section 7
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Marco Fu (7)1
 
 
 
Tian Pengfei4
 
Tian Pengfei1
 
 
 
Hammad Miah4
 
Michael Georgiou1
 
 
 
Hammad Miah4
 
Hammad Miah1
 
 
 
Andrew Higginson4
 
Mitchell Mann4
 
 
 
Leo Fernandez3
 
Mitchell Mann0
 
 
 
Andrew Higginson4
 
Zhou Yuelongw/d
 
 
 
Andrew Higginsonw/o
 
Andrew Higginson1
 
 
 
Hossein Vafaei4
 
Stuart Bingham (10)4
 
 
 
Lee Walker0
 
Stuart Bingham (10)4
 
 
 
Fang Xiongman2
 
Mark King2
 
 
 
Fang Xiongman4
 
Stuart Bingham (10)3
 
 
 
Hossein Vafaei4
 
Martin Gould1
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong4
 
Zhao Xintong2
 
 
 
Hossein Vafaei4
 
Hossein Vafaei4
 
 
Niu Zhuang2
 
Section 8
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Thor Chuan Leong4
 
 
 
Graeme Dott1
 
Thor Chuan Leong 4
 
 
 
Cao Yupeng 2
 
Cao Yupeng4
 
 
 
Hamza Akbar1
 
Thor Chuan Leong1
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (15)4
 
Mike Dunn4
 
 
 
Alex Borg2
 
Mike Dunn0
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (15)4
 
Kyren Wilson (15)4
 
 
 
Rod Lawler3
 
Kyren Wilson (15)4
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong 0
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
Wang Yuchen2
 
Xiao Guodong 4
 
 
 
Ricky Walden 2
 
Jak Jones2
 
 
 
Ricky Walden4
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
Mark Selby (2)1
 
Sam Baird3
 
 
 
Ross Muir4
 
Ross Muir 1
 
 
 
Mark Selby (2)4
 
Mark Selby (2)4
 
 
Scott Donaldson 3
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Anthony McGill (16)5
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (9)3
 
Anthony McGill (16)4
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (13)6
 
Jack Lisowski 2
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (13)5
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (13)9
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (15)2
 
Michael White 0
 
 
 
Alexander Ursenbacher 5
 
Alexander Ursenbacher 3
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (15)6
 
Hossein Vafaei 3
 
 
Kyren Wilson (15)5
 

Final


Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Colin Humphries.
Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley, England, 22 October 2017.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (13)
 England
9–2 Kyren Wilson (15)
 England
Afternoon: 115–19 (115), 7–85 (74), 67–57 (O'Sullivan 54), 131–0 (131), 0–109 (109), 78–0 (77), 87–0 (87), 96–4 (96)
Evening: 69–32 (50), 127–0 (127), 132–0 (132)
132 Highest break 109
4 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 2

Century breaks


Total: 83

References


  1. "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. "Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Kyren Wilson 9-2 to claim title". BBC Sport. 22 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.