2018 Scottish Open (snooker)


The 2018 Scottish Open (known for sponsorship reasons as the BetVictor Scottish Open) was professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 10 to 16 December 2018 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.[1] It is the tenth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

2018 Scottish Open
Tournament information
Dates10–16 December 2018
VenueEmirates Arena
CityGlasgow
CountryScotland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break John Higgins (147)
Final
Champion Mark Allen
Runner-up Shaun Murphy
Score9–7
2017
2019

The tournament was won by Mark Allen who beat Shaun Murphy in the final. Allen led 6–3 but then Murphy won four frames in a row to take a 7–6 lead. Allen, however, won the next three frames to win 9–7.[2]

Neil Robertson was the defending champion, but he lost 2–4 to Ross Muir in the second round.

John Higgins made the ninth maximum break of his career in the third frame of his second-round victory over Gerard Greene.[3]

Prize fund


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

  • Winner: £70,000
  • Runner-up: £30,000
  • Semi-final: £20,000
  • Quarter-final: £10,000
  • Last 16: £6,000
  • Last 32: £3,500
  • Last 64: £2,500
  • Highest break: £2,000
  • Total: £366,000

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £20,000

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (1)4
 
 
 
Peter Lines1
 
Neil Robertson (1)2
 
 
 
Ross Muir4
 
Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
 
 
Ross Muir4
 
Ross Muir2
 
 
 
Sam Baird4
 
Martin O'Donnell4
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin1
 
Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
Sam Baird4
 
Rod Lawler3
 
 
 
Sam Baird4
 
Sam Baird4
 
 
 
Ali Carter (16)3
 
Ali Carter (16)4
 
 
 
Luo Honghao0
 
Ali Carter (16)4
 
 
 
Michael Georgiou2
 
Michael Georgiou4
 
 
 
Sean O'Sullivan3
 
Ali Carter (16)4
 
 
 
David Lilley1
 
Mark King4
 
 
 
Mei Xiwen2
 
Mark King3
 
 
 
David Lilley4
 
David Lilley4
 
 
Tom Ford3
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Joe Perry4
 
 
 
James Wattana0
 
Joe Perry4
 
 
 
Robbie Williams2
 
Liam Highfield2
 
 
 
Robbie Williams4
 
Joe Perry3
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (9)4
 
Li Hang3
 
 
 
Paul Davison4
 
Paul Davison0
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (9)4
 
Kyren Wilson (9)4
 
 
 
Oliver Lines2
 
Kyren Wilson (9)3
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (8)4
 
Nigel Bond4
 
 
 
Andy Lee2
 
Nigel Bond4
 
 
 
Michael White1
 
Allan Taylor2
 
 
 
Michael White4
 
Nigel Bond2
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (8)4
 
Sam Craigie2
 
 
 
Michael Holt4
 
Michael Holt0
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (8)4
 
Shaun Murphy (8)4
 
 
Sunny Akani1
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Barry Hawkins (5)3
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong4
 
Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Lyu Haotian2
 
Lyu Haotian4
 
 
 
Fan Zhengyi2
 
Zhou Yuelong0
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
Gary Wilson3
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
Eden Sharav2
 
Hossein Vafaeiw/d
 
 
 
Eden Sharavw/o
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
Tian Pengfei3
 
Stuart Bingham (12)0
 
 
 
Tian Pengfei4
 
Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
Robin Hull0
 
Robin Hull4
 
 
 
Kishan Hirani2
 
Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
Lu Ning3
 
Lu Ning4
 
 
 
Duane Jones3
 
Lu Ning4
 
 
 
Jak Jones3
 
Sanderson Lam1
 
 
Jak Jones4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Matthew Selt3
 
 
 
Ian Burns4
 
Ian Burns4
 
 
 
Mike Dunn1
 
Joe O'Connor2
 
 
 
Mike Dunn4
 
Ian Burns4
 
 
 
Billy Joe Castle1
 
Hamza Akbar2
 
 
 
Soheil Vahedi4
 
Soheil Vahedi1
 
 
 
Billy Joe Castle4
 
Stephen Maguire (13)1
 
 
 
Billy Joe Castle4
 
Ian Burns1
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)4
 
Zhang Jiankang4
 
 
 
Simon Lichtenberg1
 
Zhang Jiankang4
 
 
 
Lee Walker2
 
Jordan Brown2
 
 
 
Lee Walker4
 
Zhang Jiankang1
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)4
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Harvey Chandler1
 
Ben Woollaston0
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)4
 
Judd Trump (4)4
 
 
Jimmy White0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
John Higgins (3)4
 
 
 
Adam Duffy3
 
John Higgins (3)4
 
 
 
Gerard Greene0
 
Chris Totten1
 
 
 
Gerard Greene4
 
John Higgins (3)4
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao0
 
Ashley Carty4
 
 
 
Craig Steadman2
 
Ashley Carty0
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao4
 
Basem Eltahhan0
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao4
 
John Higgins (3)2
 
 
 
Alfie Burden4
 
Marco Fu (14)4
 
 
 
Chen Zifan3
 
Marco Fu (14)3
 
 
 
Alfie Burden4
 
Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
Peter Ebdon2
 
Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
Zhang Yong3
 
Thor Chuan Leong2
 
 
 
James Cahill4
 
James Cahill2
 
 
 
Zhang Yong4
 
Zhang Yong4
 
 
Anthony McGill2
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Rory McLeod2
 
 
 
Scott Donaldson4
 
Scott Donaldson1
 
 
 
Graeme Dott4
 
Graeme Dott4
 
 
 
Xu Si1
 
Graeme Dott4
 
 
 
Luca Brecel (11)3
 
Alan McManus4
 
 
 
John Astley3
 
Alan McManus2
 
 
 
Luca Brecel (11)4
 
Luca Brecel (11)4
 
 
 
Hammad Miah0
 
Graeme Dott2
 
 
 
Mark Allen (6)4
 
Dechawat Poomjaeng0
 
 
 
Luke Simmonds4
 
Luke Simmonds3
 
 
 
Yuan Sijun4
 
Yuan Sijun4
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong0
 
Yuan Sijun1
 
 
 
Mark Allen (6)4
 
Chen Feilong4
 
 
 
Fraser Patrick3
 
Chen Feilong1
 
 
 
Mark Allen (6)4
 
Mark Allen (6)4
 
 
Liang Wenbo2
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Ding Junhui (7)4
 
 
 
Niu Zhuang0
 
Ding Junhui (7)4
 
 
 
Robert Milkins1
 
Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
Fergal O'Brien0
 
Ding Junhui (7)4
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong3
 
Noppon Saengkham3
 
 
 
Dominic Dale4
 
Dominic Dale 3
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong4
 
Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
Ashley Hugill1
 
Ding Junhui (7)2
 
 
 
Ryan Day (10)4
 
Ryan Day (10)4
 
 
 
Rhys Clark3
 
Ryan Day (10)4
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton1
 
Kurt Maflin1
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton4
 
Ryan Day (10)4
 
 
 
Zhang Anda2
 
Jamie Clarke3
 
 
 
Mark Davis4
 
Mark Davis2
 
 
 
Zhang Anda4
 
Zhang Anda4
 
 
Ken Doherty0
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
Li Yuan2
 
Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
Elliot Slessor1
 
Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh1
 
Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
Jimmy Robertson3
 
Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
Lukas Kleckers2
 
Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski (15)1
 
Jack Lisowski (15)4
 
 
 
Adam Stefanow3
 
Matthew Stevens0
 
 
 
Daniel Wells4
 
Joe Swail4
 
 
 
Andrew Higginson2
 
Joe Swail2
 
 
 
Mark Joyce4
 
Mark Joyce4
 
 
 
Ricky Walden2
 
Mark Joyce1
 
 
 
Daniel Wells4
 
Craig MacGillivray2
 
 
 
David Gilbert4
 
David Gilbert1
 
 
 
Daniel Wells4
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)w/d
 
 
Daniel Wellsw/o
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Sam Baird0
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (8)5
 
Shaun Murphy (8)6
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)3
 
Stuart Carrington3
 
 
 
Judd Trump (4)5
 
Shaun Murphy (8)7
 
 
 
Mark Allen (6)9
 
Alfie Burden0
 
 
 
Mark Allen (6)5
 
Mark Allen (6)6
 
 
 
Daniel Wells5
 
Ryan Day (10)1
 
 
Daniel Wells5
 

Final


Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Greg Coniglio
Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 December 2018.
Shaun Murphy (8)
 England
7–9 Mark Allen (6)
 Northern Ireland
Afternoon: 0–110 (110), 69–5 (53), 60–64, 72–52 (56), 66–44, 4–82 (82), 52–75 (64), 4–83 (70)
Evening: 7–68, 108–0 (50), 77–0, 128–0 (115), 57–44, 1–73 (66), 0–134 (134), 36–83 (83)
115 Highest break 134
1 Century breaks 2
4 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks


Total: 70

References


  1. "2018/2019 Calendar_December". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. "Mark Allen beats Shaun Murphy 9-7 in Scottish Open final". BBC Sport. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. "Higgins Makes Glasgow 147". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  4. "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.