2018 Gibraltar Open


The 2018 ManBetX Gibraltar Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 7–11 March 2018 in Gibraltar.[1] It was the seventeenth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

Gibraltar Open
Tournament information
Dates7–11 March 2018
VenueTercentenary Sports Hall
CityGibraltar
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£153,000
Winner's share£25,000
Highest break Stuart Bingham
Scott Donaldson
Anthony McGill
(140)
Final
Champion Ryan Day
Runner-up Cao Yupeng
Score4–0
2017
2019

Shaun Murphy was the defending champion, but due to back and neck problems he withdrew prior to the tournament.[2][3]

Ryan Day captured his second career ranking title, both won in the 2017/2018 season. He did so with a 4–0 win in the final against Cao Yupeng.[4]

Prize fund


The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £25,000

Main 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Andrew Higginson 0
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham 4
 
Stuart Bingham 4
 
 
 
Mark King 2
 
Mark King 4
 
 
 
Nigel Bond 1
 
Stuart Bingham 4
 
 
 
Noppon Saengkham 2
 
Noppon Saengkham 4
 
 
 
Barry Pinches 1
 
Noppon Saengkham 4
 
 
 
James Cahill 1
 
Eden Sharav 1
 
 
 
James Cahill 4
 
Stuart Bingham 4
 
 
 
Ken Doherty 1
 
Ken Doherty 4
 
 
 
Andreas Ploner2
 
Ken Doherty 4
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin 0
 
Stephen Maguire w/d
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin w/o
 
Ken Doherty 4
 
 
 
Dominic Dale 3
 
Li Yuan 1
 
 
 
Tom Ford 4
 
Tom Ford 2
 
 
 
Dominic Dale 4
 
Dominic Dale 4
 
 
Chris Totten 1
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Yu Delu 4
 
 
 
Louis Heathcote 1
 
Yu Delu 4
 
 
 
Thor Chuan Leong 1
 
Ding Junhui w/d
 
 
 
Thor Chuan Leong w/o
 
Yu Delu 4
 
 
 
Jamie Cope 2
 
Shaun Murphy w/d
 
 
 
Jamie Cope w/o
 
Jamie Cope 4
 
 
 
Rory McLeod 2
 
Ian Preece 3
 
 
 
Rory McLeod 4
 
Yu Delu 1
 
 
 
Cao Yupeng 4
 
Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
Mike Dunn 3
 
Matthew Stevens 2
 
 
 
Cao Yupeng 4
 
Yuan Sijun 3
 
 
 
Cao Yupeng 4
 
Cao Yupeng 4
 
 
 
Sam Craigie2
 
Sam Craigie 4
 
 
 
Joe O'Connor 2
 
Sam Craigie 4
 
 
 
Barry Hawkins 1
 
Chris Wakelin 0
 
 
Barry Hawkins 4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Allan Taylor 4
 
 
 
Andy Symons 2
 
Allan Taylor 4
 
 
 
Niu Zhuang 3
 
Niu Zhuang 4
 
 
 
Mike Finn 2
 
Allan Taylor 1
 
 
 
Lee Walker 4
 
Hamza Akbar 2
 
 
 
Jak Jones 4
 
Jak Jones 0
 
 
 
Lee Walker 4
 
Gerard Greene 3
 
 
 
Lee Walker 4
 
Lee Walker 4
 
 
 
Anthony McGill 2
 
Paul Davison 3
 
 
 
Anthony McGill 4
 
Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
David Grace2
 
David Grace 4
 
 
 
Ben Woollaston 1
 
Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
Oliver Lines 0
 
Li Hang 4
 
 
 
Matthew Glasby 1
 
Li Hang 0
 
 
 
Oliver Lines 4
 
Oliver Lines 4
 
 
Elliot Slessor 2
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Jamie Jones 3
 
 
 
Robbie Williams 4
 
Robbie Williams 0
 
 
 
Liang Wenbo 4
 
Liang Wenbo 4
 
 
 
Alex Borg 1
 
Liang Wenbo 1
 
 
 
Matthew Selt 4
 
Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
 
Patrick Whelan 3
 
Mitchell Mann 2
 
 
 
Matthew Selt 4
 
Matthew Selt w/o
 
 
 
Darren Morgan w/d
 
Matthew Selt 0
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson 4
 
John Astley 4
 
 
 
Jimmy Robertson 0
 
John Astley 2
 
 
 
Andy Hicks 4
 
Robert Milkins 2
 
 
 
Andy Hicks 4
 
Andy Hicks 2
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson 4
 
Kyren Wilson 4
 
 
 
Mark Joyce 1
 
Kyren Wilson 4
 
 
 
Daniel Wells 1
 
Daniel Wells 4
 
 
Ian Burns 2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Rod Lawler 3
 
 
 
Matthew Day 4
 
Matthew Day 0
 
 
 
Alfie Burden 4
 
Alfie Burden 4
 
 
 
Ricky Walden 2
 
Alfie Burden 4
 
 
 
Michael Georgiou 1
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh w/d
 
 
 
Mei Xiwen w/o
 
Mei Xiwen 2
 
 
 
Michael Georgiou 4
 
Michael Georgiou 4
 
 
 
Liam Highfield 1
 
Alfie Burden 3
 
 
 
Scott Donaldson 4
 
Sam Baird 3
 
 
 
Jamie Clarke 4
 
Jamie Clarke 4
 
 
 
Jamie Curtis-Barrett 0
 
Jamie Curtis-Barrett 4
 
 
 
Leo Fernandez 3
 
Jamie Clarke 0
 
 
 
Scott Donaldson 4
 
Scott Donaldson 4
 
 
 
Duane Jones 1
 
Scott Donaldson 4
 
 
 
Simon Lichtenberg 1
 
Joe Swail w/d
 
 
Simon Lichtenberg w/o
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Brian Ochoiski 2
 
 
 
Aditya Mehta 4
 
Aditya Mehta 4
 
 
 
Kurt Dunham 1
 
Ali Carter w/d
 
 
 
Kurt Dunham w/o
 
Aditya Mehta 2
 
 
 
Tian Pengfei 4
 
Chen Zhe 1
 
 
 
Tian Pengfei 4
 
Tian Pengfei 4
 
 
 
Gary Wilson 1
 
Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
Umut Dikme 0
 
Tian Pengfei 1
 
 
 
Zhang Yong 4
 
Zhang Yong 4
 
 
 
Billy Joe Castle 1
 
Zhang Yong 4
 
 
 
Sean O'Sullivan 2
 
Sean O'Sullivan w/o
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao w/d
 
Zhang Yong 4
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong 1
 
Peter Ebdon 3
 
 
 
Craig Steadman 4
 
Craig Steadman 1
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong 4
 
Sanderson Lam 2
 
 
Zhao Xintong 4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Soheil Vahedi 4
 
 
 
Jackson Page 2
 
Soheil Vahedi 4
 
 
 
Zhang Anda 2
 
Zhou Yuelong 2
 
 
 
Zhang Anda 4
 
Soheil Vahedi 3
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski 4
 
Peter Lines 3
 
 
 
Jamie O'Neill 4
 
Jamie O'Neill 3
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski 4
 
Ross Muir 0
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski 4
 
Jack Lisowski 1
 
 
 
Joe Perry 4
 
Mark Davis 2
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington 4
 
Stuart Carrington 2
 
 
 
Michael Wild 4
 
Fergal O'Brien 1
 
 
 
Michael Wild 4
 
Michael Wild 1
 
 
 
Joe Perry 4
 
Ashley Hugill 2
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton 4
 
Anthony Hamilton 1
 
 
 
Joe Perry 4
 
Adam Duffy 1
 
 
Joe Perry 4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Xu Si 2
 
 
 
Ryan Day 4
 
Ryan Day 4
 
 
 
Oliver Brown 1
 
Michael White 1
 
 
 
Oliver Brown 4
 
Ryan Day 4
 
 
 
Martin O'Donnell 1
 
Luca Brecel 1
 
 
 
Martin O'Donnell 4
 
Martin O'Donnell 4
 
 
 
Jimmy White 2
 
Jimmy White 4
 
 
 
Christopher Keogan 3
 
Ryan Day 4
 
 
 
Fang Xiongman 1
 
Michael Holt w/d
 
 
 
Brandon Sargeant w/o
 
Brandon Sargeant 4
 
 
 
Thomas Kevern 3
 
Josh Boileau w/d
 
 
 
Thomas Kevern w/o
 
Brandon Sargeant 3
 
 
 
Fang Xiongman 4
 
Hammad Miah 4
 
 
 
Chen Zifan 0
 
Hammad Miah 2
 
 
 
Fang Xiongman 4
 
Lukas Kleckers 2
 
 
Fang Xiongman 4
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham 0
 
 
 
Cao Yupeng 4
 
Cao Yupeng 4
 
 
 
Lee Walker 2
 
Lee Walker 4
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson 0
 
Cao Yupeng 0
 
 
 
Ryan Day 4
 
Scott Donaldson 4
 
 
 
Zhang Yong 2
 
Scott Donaldson 3
 
 
 
Ryan Day 4
 
Joe Perry 1
 
 
Ryan Day 4
 

Final


Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Desislava Bozhilova.
Tercentenary Sports Hall, Gibraltar, 11 March 2018.
Cao Yupeng
 China
0–4 Ryan Day
 Wales
0–88 (58), 7–86 (72), 0–100 (100), 17–80
8 Highest break 100
0 Century breaks 1
0 50+ breaks 3

Amateur pre-qualifying


These matches were played in Gibraltar on 7–8 March 2018. All matches were best of 7 frames.

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Century breaks


Main rounds centuries

Total: 35[6]

Qualifying rounds centuries

Total: 5

References


  1. "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. "Murphy Rules The Rock". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  3. "Murphy An Injury Doubt For Llandudno". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  4. "Rock Blast For Dynamite Day". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  5. "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  6. "Gibraltar Open 2018 Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 7–11 March 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-02-16.