2018 English Open (snooker)


The 2018 BetVictor English Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 15 to 21 October 2018 in Crawley, West Sussex, England.[1] It was the sixth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

English Open
Tournament information
Dates15–21 October 2018
VenueK2 Leisure Centre
CityCrawley
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (147)
Final
Champion Stuart Bingham
Runner-up Mark Davis
Score9–7
2017
2019

The defending champion was Ronnie O'Sullivan, who defeated Kyren Wilson in the 2017 event.[2] However, O'Sullivan would lose to Mark Davis 1–6 in the semi-final. O'Sullivan was highly critical of the venue stating "The worst part was not the smell of urine..."This is about as bad as I've ever seen. It's a bit of a hellhole....I don't know what this gaff is, but I've just done an interview and all I can smell is urine.[3]

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh made the second maximum break of his career with a 147 in the opening frame of his 4–1 first round win against Soheil Vahedi.[4] On the following day Ronnie O'Sullivan made the 15th maximum break of his career with a 147 in the final frame of a second round whitewash of Allan Taylor.[5] This was the fourth time that two maximums were made at the main stage of a ranking tournament, and the third time in just over half a year.

Stuart Bingham won his fifth professional ranking title with a 9–7 victory against Mark Davis, who had reached his first ever ranking final at the age of 46, playing in his 28th season on the professional tour. Bingham became the first player to win two Home Nations Series events.[6]

Prize fund


The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £15,000

Tournament draw


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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)4
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin1
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)4
 
 
 
Allan Taylor0
 
Scott Donaldson3
 
 
 
Allan Taylor4
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)4
 
 
 
Matthew Stevens1
 
Jimmy White4
 
 
 
Lyu Haotian2
 
Jimmy White0
 
 
 
Matthew Stevens4
 
Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
Chen Zifan1
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)4
 
 
 
Eden Sharav1
 
Liang Wenbo (16)4
 
 
 
Gary Wilson0
 
Liang Wenbo (16)2
 
 
 
Eden Sharav4
 
Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
Michael Georgiou3
 
Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
Craig Steadman0
 
Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
Joe Swail1
 
Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin1
 
Ken Doherty0
 
 
Chris Wakelin4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
David Lilley4
 
 
 
Tom Ford2
 
David Lilley0
 
 
 
Alan McManus4
 
Alan McManus4
 
 
 
Fan Zhengyi0
 
Alan McManus1
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (9)4
 
Oliver Lines4
 
 
 
Joe O'Connor3
 
Oliver Lines2
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (9)4
 
Neil Robertson (9)4
 
 
 
Ross Muir2
 
Neil Robertson (9)2
 
 
 
Luo Honghao4
 
Martin O'Donnell2
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
Stuart Carrington1
 
 
 
Luo Honghao4
 
Adam Duffy3
 
 
 
Luo Honghao4
 
Luo Honghao4
 
 
 
Anthony McGill2
 
Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
Simon Lichtenberg0
 
Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
Sunny Akani0
 
Kyren Wilson (8)3
 
 
Sunny Akani4
 
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
 
 
 
Robin Hull1
 
Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong3
 
Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
Michael Judge3
 
Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski2
 
Li Hang0
 
 
 
Ian Burns4
 
Ian Burns3
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski 4
 
Fergal O'Brien2
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski4
 
Judd Trump (5)2
 
 
 
Ryan Day (12)4
 
Ryan Day (12)4
 
 
 
Ashley Hugill0
 
Ryan Day (12)4
 
 
 
Zhang Yong0
 
Zhang Yong4
 
 
 
Chen Feilong3
 
Ryan Day (12)4
 
 
 
Mark King2
 
Ashley Carty3
 
 
 
Mark King4
 
Mark King4
 
 
 
Peter Ebdon3
 
Alfie Burden0
 
 
Peter Ebdon4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Robbie Williams1
 
 
 
Mark Davis4
 
Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Adam Stefanow0
 
Jamie Clarke1
 
 
 
Adam Stefanow4
 
Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Mei Xiwen2
 
Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
James Wattana3
 
Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
Marco Fu (13)1
 
Marco Fu (13)4
 
 
 
Mark Joyce1
 
Mark Davis4
 
 
 
John Higgins (4)2
 
Luke Simmonds0
 
 
 
Zhang Jiankang4
 
Zhang Jiankang2
 
 
 
Martin Gould4
 
Martin Gould4
 
 
 
Billy Joe Castle2
 
Martin Gould1
 
 
 
John Higgins (4)4
 
Tian Pengfei3
 
 
 
Nigel Bond4
 
Nigel Bond1
 
 
 
John Higgins (4)4
 
John Higgins (4)4
 
 
Li Yuan1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Mark Selby (3)4
 
 
 
Sanderson Lam0
 
Mark Selby (3)3
 
 
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Graeme Dott2
 
Ben Woollaston3
 
 
 
Ricky Walden4
 
John Astley1
 
 
 
Lukas Kleckers4
 
Lukas Kleckers0
 
 
 
Ricky Walden4
 
Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
Hammad Miah2
 
Ricky Walden0
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham (13)4
 
Stuart Bingham (14)4
 
 
 
Duane Jones0
 
Stuart Bingham (14)4
 
 
 
Hossein Vafaei0
 
Michael White3
 
 
 
Hossein Vafaei4
 
Stuart Bingham (14)4
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh3
 
Soheil Vahedi1
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Thor Chuan Leong3
 
Thor Chuan Leong4
 
 
Hamza Akbar1
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Zhang Anda3
 
 
 
Matthew Selt4
 
Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
Sam Baird0
 
Sam Baird4
 
 
 
Liam Highfield2
 
Matthew Selt1
 
 
 
Ali Carter4
 
Ali Carter4
 
 
 
Rory McLeod2
 
Ali Carter4
 
 
 
Luca Brecel (11)1
 
Luca Brecel (11)4
 
 
 
Niu Zhuang0
 
Ali Carter4
 
 
 
Daniel Wells3
 
Lee Walker4
 
 
 
Jak Jones3
 
Lee Walker3
 
 
 
Daniel Wells4
 
Joe Perry2
 
 
 
Daniel Wells4
 
Daniel Wells4
 
 
 
Barry Hawkins (6)3
 
Rod Lawler0
 
 
 
Sam Craigie4
 
Sam Craigie3
 
 
 
Barry Hawkins (6)4
 
Barry Hawkins (6)4
 
 
Peter Lines0
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (7)4
 
 
 
Mike Dunn1
 
Shaun Murphy (7)4
 
 
 
David Gilbert2
 
Gerard Greene3
 
 
 
David Gilbert4
 
Shaun Murphy (7)1
 
 
 
Robert Milkins4
 
Lu Ning2
 
 
 
Robert Milkins4
 
Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
Elliot Slessor3
 
Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
Sean O'Sullivan2
 
Robert Milkins3
 
 
 
Noppon Saengkham4
 
Mark Allen (10)4
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton2
 
Mark Allen (10)3
 
 
 
Yuan Sijun4
 
Farakh Ajaib1
 
 
 
Yuan Sijun4
 
Yuan Sijun1
 
 
 
Noppon Saengkham4
 
Harvey Chandler1
 
 
 
Noppon Saengkham4
 
Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
Steven Hallworth2
 
Xiao Guodong2
 
 
Steven Hallworth4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Andrew Higginson2
 
 
 
Jordan Brown4
 
Jordan Brown4
 
 
 
Jimmy Robertson3
 
Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
Michael Holt1
 
Jordan Brown2
 
 
 
Stephen Maguire (15)4
 
Andy Lee2
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao4
 
Yan Bingtao2
 
 
 
Stephen Maguire (15)4
 
Stephen Maguire (15)4
 
 
 
James Cahill3
 
Stephen Maguire (15)4
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong0
 
Paul Davison3
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong4
 
Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Xu Si2
 
Xu Si4
 
 
 
Chris Totten2
 
Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Mark Williams (2)3
 
Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 
 
Kishan Hirani1
 
Alexander Ursenbacher0
 
 
 
Mark Williams (2)4
 
Mark Williams (2)4
 
 
Dominic Dale1
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)5
 
 
 
Luo Honghao3
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)1
 
 
 
Mark Davis6
 
Ryan Day (12)1
 
 
 
Mark Davis5
 
Mark Davis7
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham (13)9
 
Stuart Bingham (13)5
 
 
 
Ali Carter2
 
Stuart Bingham (13)6
 
 
 
Stephen Maguire (15)3
 
Noppon Saengkham3
 
 
Stephen Maguire (15)5
 

Final


Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Ben Williams.
K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, England, 21 October 2018.
Mark Davis
 England
7–9 Stuart Bingham (13)
 England
Afternoon: 76–53 (Bingham 51), 0–75 (75), 41–65, 55–12, 17–64, 72–0 (72), 0–77 (77), 136–0 (136)
Evening: 94–44 (94), 40–82 (78), 0–73 (73), 84–42, 88–48 (65), 0–82 (82), 0–102 (102), 20–59
136 Highest break 102
1 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks


Total: 81[8]

References


  1. "2018/19 Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. "Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Kyren Wilson 9-2 to claim title". BBC Sport. 22 October 2017. Archived from the original on 23 June 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. "'A hellhole that stinks of urine': Ronnie O'Sullivan blasts English Open venue in Crawley". telegraph.co.uk. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. "Un-Nooh Makes 147 In Crawley". worldsnooker.com. 16 October 2018. Archived from the original on 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. "Rocket Fires Magic Maximum". worldsnooker.com. 17 October 2018. Archived from the original on 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. "Bingham Captures English Crown". worldsnooker.com. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  7. "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  8. "BetVictor English Open 2018 – Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 15–21 October 2018. Archived from the original on 15 October 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.