2018 Shanghai Masters


The 2018 Shanghai Masters was a professional snooker tournament that took place in Shanghai, China from 10 to 16 September. It was a 24-man non-ranking invitation event, unlike previous editions of the Shanghai Masters which were ranking events.[1]

Shanghai Masters
Tournament information
Dates10–16 September 2018
VenueRegal International East Asia Hotel
CityShanghai
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£725,000
Winner's share£200,000
Highest break Ronnie O'Sullivan (140)
Stuart Bingham (140)
Final
Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up Barry Hawkins
Score11–9
2017
2019

Ronnie O'Sullivan successfully defended the title by beating Barry Hawkins 11–9 in the final.[2] With this win O'Sullivan became the first player to pass £10 million in career prize money.

Field


The 24 players were the top-16 in the world rankings after the 2018 World Open, the next four players, outside the top-16 in the world rankings, of Chinese origin, two players from the CBSA under-21 rankings and two from China's Amateur Masters series. The Amateur Masters was won by Pu Qingsong with Guo Hua the runner-up. The two players from the CBSA under-21 rankings were Chang Bingyu and Fan Zhengyi.[3]

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was the number 1 seed with World Champion Mark Williams seeded 2. The top 8 seeds received byes into the second round.

Prize fund


The breakdown of prize money is shown below:

  • Winner: £200,000
  • Runner-up: £100,000
  • Semi-finals: £60,000
  • Quarter-finals: £30,000
  • Last 16: £15,000
  • Last 24: £7,500
  • Highest break: £5,000
  • Total: £725,000

Main draw


  Round 1
Best of 11 frames
Round 2
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames
Final
Best of 21 frames
                                               
10 Neil Robertson 6     1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
Guo Hua 1     10 Neil Robertson 3  
  1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
  12 Stuart Bingham 2  
12 Stuart Bingham 6 8 Shaun Murphy[4] w/d
Fan Zhengyi 0     12 Stuart Bingham w/o  
  1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 10  
  9 Kyren Wilson 6  
9 Kyren Wilson 6     5 Judd Trump 2  
Liang Wenbo 3     9 Kyren Wilson 6  
  9 Kyren Wilson 6
  15 Ryan Day 5  
15 Ryan Day 6 4 John Higgins 5
Chang Bingyu 2     15 Ryan Day 6  
  1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 11
  7 Barry Hawkins 9
13 Luca Brecel 4     3 Mark Selby 6  
Zhou Yuelong 6     Zhou Yuelong 5  
  3 Mark Selby 5
  6 Ding Junhui 6  
11 Mark Allen 6 6 Ding Junhui 6
Xiao Guodong 4     11 Mark Allen 3  
  6 Ding Junhui 9
  7 Barry Hawkins 10  
14 Stephen Maguire 6     7 Barry Hawkins 6  
Pu QingSong 4     14 Stephen Maguire 3  
  7 Barry Hawkins 6
  2 Mark Williams 4  
16 Anthony McGill 6 2 Mark Williams 6
Yan Bingtao 2     16 Anthony McGill 3  

Final


Final: Best of 21 frames. Referee: Zheng Weili.
Regal International East Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China, 16 September 2018.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
11–9 Barry Hawkins (7)
 England
Afternoon: 1–125 (125), 23–66, 85–5 (85), 0–97 (55), 101–0 (93), 89–35 (66), 0–132 (132), 33–61, 93–29 (68), 5–63 (63)
Evening: 73–0, 134–1 (64, 61), 56–3 (56), 113–0 (113), 26–97 (83), 83–24 (83), 63–14, 14–57, 0–90 (74), 122–0 (122)
122 Highest break 132
2 Century breaks 2
10 50+ breaks 6

Century breaks


Total: 37[5]

References


  1. "Shanghai Masters to Become Snooker's Richest Invitational - World Snooker". World Snooker. 18 November 2017.
  2. "Rocket Fires To Shanghai Victory". World Snooker. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. "Shanghai Masters wild cards". World Snooker. 7 September 2018.
  4. "Murphy Withdraws From Shanghai Masters - World Snooker". World Snooker. 10 September 2018.
  5. "Shanghai Masters 2018 – Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 10–16 September 2018. Archived from the original on 27 August 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.