2018 Northern Ireland Open


The 2018 BetVictor Northern Ireland Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 12 and 18 November 2018 in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[1] It was the eighth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

Northern Ireland Open
Tournament information
Dates12–18 November 2018
VenueWaterfront Hall
CityBelfast
CountryNorthern Ireland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break Li Hang (145)
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (145)
Final
Champion Judd Trump
Runner-up Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–7
2017
2019

Mark Williams was the defending champion, but he was beaten 3–4 by Ali Carter in the second round.[2]

Judd Trump won his ninth professional ranking title with a 9–7 final victory against Ronnie O'Sullivan.[3]

Prize fund


The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £10,000

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Mark Williams (1)4
 
 
 
Alfie Burden2
 
Mark Williams (1)3
 
 
 
Ali Carter4
 
Paul Davison1
 
 
 
Ali Carter4
 
Ali Carter4
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong2
 
Fan Zhengyi0
 
 
 
Sunny Akani4
 
Sunny Akani3
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
Harvey Chandler3
 
Ali Carter3
 
 
 
Eden Sharav4
 
Joe Perry (16)2
 
 
 
Nigel Bond4
 
Nigel Bond2
 
 
 
Joe Swail4
 
Luke Simmonds1
 
 
 
Joe Swail4
 
Joe Swail2
 
 
 
Eden Sharav4
 
Mark Joyce0
 
 
 
Michael White4
 
Michael White2
 
 
 
Eden Sharav4
 
Eden Sharav4
 
 
Li Yuan3
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Adam Duffy0
 
 
 
Sam Craigie4
 
Sam Craigie2
 
 
 
Li Hang4
 
Zhang Yong3
 
 
 
Li Hang4
 
Li Hang4
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (9)0
 
Ashley Carty0
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin4
 
Kurt Maflin3
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (9)4
 
Neil Robertson (9)4
 
 
 
Ben Woollaston3
 
Li Hang1
 
 
 
Peter Ebdon4
 
Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Noppon Saengkham3
 
Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Luo Honghao1
 
Luo Honghao4
 
 
 
Lyu Haotian2
 
Mark Davis1
 
 
 
Peter Ebdon4
 
Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
Patrick Wallace0
 
Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
Lee Walker3
 
Kyren Wilson (8)3
 
 
Lee Walker4
 
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
 
 
 
Matthew Selt2
 
Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington0
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
Xu Si1
 
Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski0
 
Liam Highfield4
 
 
 
James Wattana2
 
Liam Highfield3
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski4
 
Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
Hossein Vafaei0
 
Judd Trump (5)4
 
 
 
Luca Brecel (12)2
 
Luca Brecel (12)4
 
 
 
Raymond Fry1
 
Luca Brecel (12)4
 
 
 
Ian Burns 0
 
Ian Burns4
 
 
 
Farakh Ajaib1
 
Luca Brecel (12)4
 
 
 
Gary Wilson2
 
Zhao Xintong1
 
 
 
Daniel Wells4
 
Daniel Wells3
 
 
 
Gary Wilson4
 
Gary Wilson4
 
 
Adam Stefanow3
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Jordan Brown1
 
 
 
Robin Hull4
 
Robin Hull4
 
 
 
Tian Pengfei1
 
Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
Mike Dunn3
 
Robin Hull3
 
 
 
Ryan Day (13)4
 
Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao3
 
Zhang Anda3
 
 
 
Ryan Day (13)4
 
Ryan Day (13)4
 
 
 
Michael Georgiou1
 
Ryan Day (13)4
 
 
 
Andrew Higginson0
 
Jamie Clarke1
 
 
 
Yuan Sijun4
 
Yuan Sijun3
 
 
 
Andrew Higginson4
 
Andrew Higginsonw/o
 
 
 
Liang Wenbow/d
 
Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
Billy Joe Castle2
 
Graeme Dott3
 
 
 
Billy Joe Castle4
 
Billy Joe Castle4
 
 
 
Rory McLeod1
 
John Higgins (4)2
 
 
Rory McLeod4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (3)4
 
 
 
Soheil Vahedi0
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (3)4
 
 
 
Mei Xiwen1
 
Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
Zhang Jiankang0
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (3)4
 
 
 
Tom Ford0
 
Thor Chuan Leong1
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin4
 
Chris Wakelin3
 
 
 
Tom Ford4
 
Tom Ford4
 
 
 
Rod Lawler3
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (3)4
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong1
 
Stephen Maguire (14)2
 
 
 
Michael Holt4
 
Michael Holt4
 
 
 
Mark King3
 
Mark King4
 
 
 
John Astley0
 
Michael Holt3
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong4
 
Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Lukas Kleckers1
 
Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Kishan Hirani0
 
Kishan Hirani4
 
 
Jak Jones3
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Alan McManus4
 
 
 
Allan Taylor0
 
Alan McManus1
 
 
 
Lu Ning4
 
Craig Steadman3
 
 
 
Lu Ning4
 
Lu Ning4
 
 
 
Hammad Miah2
 
Hammad Miah4
 
 
 
Basem Eltahhan2
 
Hammad Miah4
 
 
 
Niu Zhuang0
 
Mark Allen (11)1
 
 
 
Niu Zhuang4
 
Lu Ning0
 
 
 
David Gilbert4
 
Ricky Walden3
 
 
 
Matthew Stevens4
 
Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
Gerard Greene1
 
Gerard Greene4
 
 
 
Oliver Lines0
 
Matthew Stevens2
 
 
 
David Gilbert4
 
David Gilbert4
 
 
 
Fergal O'Brien1
 
David Gilbert4
 
 
 
Chen Zifan2
 
Barry Hawkins (6)3
 
 
Chen Zifan4
 
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)2
 
 
 
Sam Baird4
 
Sam Baird3
 
 
 
Chris Totten4
 
Dominic Dale3
 
 
 
Chris Totten4
 
Chris Totten1
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Robert Milkins0
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Ross Muir0
 
Elliot Slessor1
 
 
 
Ross Muir4
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Robbie Williams0
 
Stuart Bingham (10)2
 
 
 
Peter Lines4
 
Peter Lines2
 
 
 
Robbie Williams4
 
Simon Lichtenberg0
 
 
 
Robbie Williams4
 
Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
Sanderson Lam1
 
Andy Lee1
 
 
 
Sean O'Sullivan4
 
Sean O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
Sanderson Lam4
 
Sanderson Lam4
 
 
Joe O'Connor3
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
David Lilley4
 
 
 
Duane Jones2
 
David Lilley2
 
 
 
Scott Donaldson4
 
Ken Doherty1
 
 
 
Scott Donaldson4
 
Scott Donaldson1
 
 
 
Martin O'Donnell4
 
Jimmy White3
 
 
 
Martin O'Donnell4
 
Martin O'Donnell4
 
 
 
Chen Feilong1
 
Marco Fu (15)2
 
 
 
Chen Feilong4
 
Martin O'Donnell2
 
 
 
Mark Selby (2)4
 
Anthony McGill0
 
 
 
Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
Alexander Ursenbacher3
 
 
 
Hamza Akbar4
 
Ashley Hugill2
 
 
 
Hamza Akbar4
 
Hamza Akbar0
 
 
 
Mark Selby (2)4
 
Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
James Cahill1
 
Jimmy Robertson 0
 
 
 
Mark Selby (2)4
 
Mark Selby (2)4
 
 
Anthony Hamilton1
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Eden Sharav5
 
 
 
Peter Ebdon4
 
Eden Sharav3
 
 
 
Judd Trump (5)6
 
Judd Trump (5)5
 
 
 
Ryan Day (13)3
 
Judd Trump (5)9
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (3)7
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (3)5
 
 
 
David Gilbert2
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (3)6
 
 
 
Mark Selby (2)5
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh3
 
 
Mark Selby (2)5
 

Final


Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Maike Kesseler.
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 18 November 2018.
Judd Trump (5)
 England
9–7 Ronnie O'Sullivan (3)
 England
Afternoon: 76–64 (O'Sullivan 64), 0–73 (69), 1–65 (65), 112–12 (105), 117–6 (117), 41–78 (58), 108–0 (108), 48–60 (58)
Evening: 24–68 (61), 64–52, 73–33 (51), 0–78 (78), 0–134 (134), 92–0 (54), 65–5, 79–0 (79)
117 Highest break 134
3 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 8

Century breaks


Total: 71

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