2019 Scottish Open (snooker)


The 2019 Scottish Open (known as the 19.com Scottish Open due to sponsorship) was a professional snooker tournament. It took place from 9 to 15 December 2019 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.[1] It was the eighth ranking event of the 2019–20 snooker season and the third event of the Home Nations Series. The event featured a prize fund of £405,000, with the winner receiving £70,000, and was sponsored by sports bookmakers 19.com. The tournament was broadcast across Europe on Eurosport.

2019 19.com Scottish Open
Tournament information
Dates9–15 December 2019
VenueEmirates Arena
CityGlasgow
CountryScotland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£405,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break Jack Lisowski (ENG) (143)
Final
Champion Mark Selby (ENG)
Runner-up Jack Lisowski (ENG)
Score9–6
2018
2020

The defending champion was Mark Allen who completed a 9–7 defeat of Shaun Murphy in the 2018 final, but lost 5–6 to Jack Lisowski in the semi-finals. The final was contested between Mark Selby and Lisowski. Selby became the first player to win two Home Nations events in a single season after a 9–6 win over Lisowski in the final, and was Selby's 17th ranking title.[2] Lisowski made the highest break of the event, a 143, in his quarter-final win over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Format


The Scottish Open was first played in 1981 as the 1981 International Open, and was won by Steve Davis.[3] The event was added to the Home Nations Series in 2016.[4] The 2019 edition was the third of four Home Nations Series events, and the eighth world ranking event of the 2019–20 snooker season.[5] The event took place from 9 to 15 December 2019 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.[6] It followed the UK Championship, and preceded the European Masters.[5]

The defending champion was Mark Allen, who had won the 2018 event by defeating Shaun Murphy 9–7.[7] All matches were played as the best of 7 frames in the first four rounds, at which point the number increased: 9 in the quarter-finals; 11 in the semi-finals; and the best of 19 frames in the final.[8] Chinese sports prediction website 19.com sponsored the event,[9] which was broadcast in Europe by Eurosport; NowTV in Hong Kong; Superstars Online, Youku and Zhibo.tv in China and Sky Sport in New Zealand.[10]

Prize fund

The winner of the event received £70,000 of a total prize fund of £405,000. A breakdown of the prize money for the event is shown below:[11]

  • Winner: £70,000
  • Runner-up: £30,000
  • Semi-final: £20,000
  • Quarter-final: £10,000
  • Last 16: £7,500
  • Last 32: £4,000
  • Last 64: £3,000
  • Highest break: £5,000
  • Total: £405,000

Summary


The first four rounds were played between 9 and 12 December as the best-of-7 frame matches.[8] Defending champion Mark Allen defeated Andy Hicks 4-2 and then Louis Heathcote, Elliot Slessor and Chris Wakelin all 4-1. He would play 25th seed Scott Donaldson, who defeated Lei Peifan, Billy Joe Castle, eighth seed Kyren Wilson, and Zhang Jiankang all by four frames to two.[8] Twelfth seed Jack Lisowski overcame Zhang Anda, David Grace, Mike Dunn, and fifth seed John Higgins to reach the last eight stage. He met Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, who beat Liang Wenbo, Robert Milkins, Marco Fu, before whitewashing fourth seed Neil Robertson 4-0.[8] Third seed Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Dominic Dale on a deciding frame, before completing whitewashes over James Cahill and Martin Gould, and reaching the quarter-finals with a 4-2 win over Joe Perry.[8] Sixth seed Mark Selby won in the first round over Mark Joyce and Alfie Burden before completing 4-0 whitewashes of his own over Liam Highfield and Jimmy Robertson.[8] The final quarter-final was to be played between David Gilbert - who completed victories over Eden Sharav, Chang Bingyu, Xiao Guodong and Shaun Murphy - and second seed Judd Trump, who completed 4-0 victories over Amine Amiri and Yuan Sijun before 4-1 victories over James Wattana and Graeme Dott.[8]

The quarter-finals of the event were played on 13 December as the best of nine frame matches.[8] Allen defeated Donaldson 5–1, making four breaks over 50.[12] O'Sullivan led Selby 4–3, with four century breaks being made between them in the opening five frames.[13] Selby made a break of 56 to force a deciding frame, which he won with a break of 63.[13][14] Gilbert lost the opening frame against Trump, but won the next three with breaks of 71 and 98.[14] Trump won frame five with a break of 101, but Gilbert won the next two frames to progress after a 5–2 victory.[14] The final quarter-final was played between Lisowski and Un-Nooh. Lisowski made breaks of 63, 76, 78, 71 and the tournament high break of 143 to win the match 5–3.[15] The match was described by Lisowski as "probably the best game I’ve ever been involved in as a professional".[15]

Mark Selby won the event, defeating Jack Lisowski in the final 9–6

The semi-finals were played on 14 December as the best of 11 frames. Selby defeated Gilbert by six frames to one, with breaks of 76, 84, 132 and 69.[16] Allen and Lisowski in the second semi-final were tied at 2–2, before Allen won frame five with a break of 79. Lisowski won the next three frames, including a 74 in frame 8 which was described by Eurosport pundit Neal Foulds as "good a break as we have seen all year". Allen, however won the next two frames to force a deciding frame, which was won by Liswoski, with a 95 break.[17]

The final was played between Selby and Lisowski on 15 December as the best of 17 frames, held over two sessions.[8] The pair had met on the world snooker tour on seven previous occasions, with Liwowski having won four of their encounters.[18] Lisowski made a pot on his first shot of the game, and won the first two frames with breaks of 73 and 58.[19] Selby tied the scores at 2–2 with breaks of 78 and 75. Lisowski took frame five, before Selby won frame six with a break of 127, and led at 5–3 winning the next two frames.[18] On the resumption of the match, Lisowski won two of the next three frames before Selby won frame 12 after a prolonged safety battle.[18] The next frame was won by Selby, who led 8–5, one frame from victory, but lost frame 14 despite being 64 points ahead. Selby, however, won the match in frame 15 after a break of 79.[19] After the victory, Selby commented that after losing to Matthew Stevens in the UK Championship, he had thought about retiring from the event.[20]

Tournament draw


Below is the full results for the events. Players in bold denote match winners, whilst numbers in brackets show seedings.[21][22]

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 Allen (NIR) (1)4
 
 
 
 Andy Hicks (ENG)2
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (1)4
 
 
 
 Louis Heathcote (ENG)1
 
 Anthony Hamilton (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Louis Heathcote (ENG)4
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (1)4
 
 
 
 Elliot Slessor (ENG)1
 
 Anthony McGill (SCO) (32)4
 
 
 
 Hammad Miah (ENG)2
 
 Anthony McGill (SCO) (32)2
 
 
 
 Elliot Slessor (ENG)4
 
 Gerard Greene (NIR)2
 
 
 
 Elliot Slessor (ENG)4
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (1)4
 
 
 
 Chris Wakelin (ENG)1
 
 Ali Carter (ENG) (16)4
 
 
 
 Fan Zhengyi (CHN)3
 
 Ali Carter (ENG) (16)3
 
 
 
 Lu Ning (CHN)4
 
 Riley Parsons (ENG)3
 
 
 
 Lu Ning (CHN)4
 
 Lu Ning (CHN)0
 
 
 
 Chris Wakelin (ENG)4
 
 Gary Wilson (ENG) (17)4
 
 
 
 Rod Lawler (ENG)0
 
 Gary Wilson (ENG) (17)1
 
 
 
 Chris Wakelin (ENG)4
 
 Robbie Williams (ENG)3
 
 
 Chris Wakelin (ENG)4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Jak Jones (WAL)1
 
 
 
 Mark King (ENG)4
 
 Mark King (ENG)2
 
 
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (24)4
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (24)4
 
 
 
 Lee Walker (WAL)1
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (24)3
 
 
 
 Zhang Jiankang (CHN)4
 
 Chen Feilong (CHN)3
 
 
 
 Zhang Jiankang (CHN)4
 
 Zhang Jiankang (CHN)4
 
 
 
 John Astley (ENG)1
 
 Barry Hawkins (ENG) (9)0
 
 
 
 John Astley (ENG)4
 
 Zhang Jiankang (CHN)2
 
 
 
 Scott Donaldson (SCO) (25)4
 
 Billy Joe Castle (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Ashley Carty (ENG)2
 
 Billy Joe Castle (ENG)2
 
 
 
 Scott Donaldson (SCO) (25)4
 
 Scott Donaldson (SCO) (25)4
 
 
 
 Lei Peifan (CHN)2
 
 Scott Donaldson (SCO) (25)4
 
 
 
 Kyren Wilson (ENG) (8)2
 
 Simon Lichtenberg (GER)2
 
 
 
 Peter Lines (ENG)4
 
 Peter Lines (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Kyren Wilson (ENG) (8)4
 
 Kyren Wilson (ENG) (8)4
 
 
 Hossein Vafaei (IRN)3
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 John Higgins (SCO) (5)4
 
 
 
 Jamie O'Neill (ENG)1
 
 John Higgins (SCO) (5)4
 
 
 
 Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI)1
 
 Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI)4
 
 
 
 Michael Holt (ENG)0
 
 John Higgins (SCO) (5)4
 
 
 
 Andrew Higginson (ENG)3
 
 Lyu Haotian (CHN) (28)1
 
 
 
 Andrew Higginson (ENG)4
 
 Andrew Higginson (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Si Jiahui (CHN)2
 
 Si Jiahui (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Brandon Sargeant (ENG)1
 
 John Higgins (SCO) (5)2
 
 
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (12)4
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (12)4
 
 
 
 Zhang Anda (CHN)1
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (12)4
 
 
 
 David Grace (ENG)0
 
 Adam Stefanow (POL)3
 
 
 
 David Grace (ENG)4
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (12)4
 
 
 
 Mike Dunn (ENG)1
 
 Ryan Day (WAL) (21)4
 
 
 
 Thor Chuan Leong (MYS)2
 
 Ryan Day (WAL) (21)3
 
 
 
 Mike Dunn (ENG)4
 
 Jamie Clarke (WAL)1
 
 
 Mike Dunn (ENG)4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Robert Milkins (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Nigel Bond (ENG)1
 
 Robert Milkins (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) (20)4
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) (20)4
 
 
 
 Liang Wenbo (CHN)1
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) (20)4
 
 
 
 Marco Fu (HKG)2
 
 Sam Craigie (ENG)0
 
 
 
 Marco Fu (HKG)4
 
 Marco Fu (HKG)4
 
 
 
 Stephen Maguire (SCO) (13)2
 
 Stephen Maguire (SCO) (13)4
 
 
 
 Jimmy White (ENG)0
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) (20)4
 
 
 
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (4)0
 
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Oliver Lines (ENG)2
 
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)3
 
 
 
 Peter Ebdon (ENG)4
 
 Zhou Yuelong (CHN) (29)3
 
 
 
 Peter Ebdon (ENG)4
 
 Peter Ebdon (ENG)0
 
 
 
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (4)4
 
 Ian Burns (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Craig Steadman (ENG)3
 
 Ian Burns (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (4)4
 
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (4)4
 
 
 Ken Doherty (IRL)1
 

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 (ENG) (3)4
 
 
 
 Dominic Dale (WAL)3
 
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3)4
 
 
 
 James Cahill (ENG)0
 
 James Cahill (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Sunny Akani (THA)2
 
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3)4
 
 
 
 Martin Gould (ENG)0
 
 Luca Brecel (BEL) (30)1
 
 
 
 Martin Gould (ENG)4
 
 Martin Gould (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Kacper Filipiak (POL)3
 
 Kacper Filipiak (POL)4
 
 
 
 Michael Georgiou (CYP)3
 
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3)4
 
 
 
 Joe Perry (ENG) (14)2
 
 Joe Perry (ENG) (14)4
 
 
 
 Michael Collumb (SCO)1
 
 Joe Perry (ENG) (14)4
 
 
 
 Kishan Hirani (WAL)3
 
 Kishan Hirani (WAL)4
 
 
 
 David Lilley (ENG)2
 
 Joe Perry (ENG) (14)4
 
 
 
 Joe O'Connor (ENG)2
 
 Yan Bingtao (CHN) (19)4
 
 
 
 Barry Pinches (ENG)1
 
 Yan Bingtao (CHN) (19)2
 
 
 
 Joe O'Connor (ENG)4
 
 Bai Langning (CHN)2
 
 
 Joe O'Connor (ENG)4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Jackson Page (WAL)3
 
 
 
 Martin O'Donnell (ENG)4
 
 Martin O'Donnell (ENG)2
 
 
 
 Jimmy Robertson (ENG) (22)4
 
 Jimmy Robertson (ENG) (22)4
 
 
 
 Harvey Chandler (ENG)1
 
 Jimmy Robertson (ENG) (22)4
 
 
 
 Kurt Maflin (NOR)3
 
 Kurt Maflin (NOR)4
 
 
 
 Alex Borg (MLT)1
 
 Kurt Maflin (NOR)4
 
 
 
 Matthew Stevens (WAL)3
 
 Stuart Bingham (ENG) (11)2
 
 
 
 Matthew Stevens (WAL)4
 
 Jimmy Robertson (ENG) (22)0
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)4
 
 Liam Highfield (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Jordan Brown (NIR)3
 
 Liam Highfield (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Li Hang (CHN)3
 
 Matthew Selt (ENG) (27)1
 
 
 
 Li Hang (CHN)4
 
 Liam Highfield (ENG)0
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)4
 
 Alfie Burden (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Soheil Vahedi (IRN)2
 
 Alfie Burden (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)4
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)4
 
 
 Mark Joyce (ENG)2
 
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 (ENG) (7)4
 
 
 
 Daniel Wells (WAL)1
 
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (7)4
 
 
 
 Mark Davis (ENG)0
 
 Mark Davis (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Sam Baird (ENG)3
 
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (7)4
 
 
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG) (26)2
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG) (26)4
 
 
 
 Luo Honghao (CHN)3
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG) (26)4
 
 
 
 Stuart Carrington (ENG)3
 
 Stuart Carrington (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Xu Si (CHN)3
 
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (7)2
 
 
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (10)4
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (10)4
 
 
 
 Eden Sharav (ISR)0
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (10)4
 
 
 
 Chang Bingyu (CHN)2
 
 Fraser Patrick (SCO)2
 
 
 
 Chang Bingyu (CHN)4
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (10)4
 
 
 
 Xiao Guodong (CHN) (23)3
 
 Xiao Guodong (CHN) (23)4
 
 
 
 Duane Jones (WAL)0
 
 Xiao Guodong (CHN) (23)4
 
 
 
 Andy Lee (HKG)0
 
 Andy Lee (HKG)4
 
 
 Fergal O'Brien (IRL)2
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Chen Zifan (CHN)3
 
 
 
 Ben Woollaston (ENG)4
 
 Ben Woollaston (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Graeme Dott (SCO) (18)4
 
 Graeme Dott (SCO) (18)4
 
 
 
 Igor Figueiredo (BRA)0
 
 Graeme Dott (SCO) (18)4
 
 
 
 Ding Junhui (CHN) (15)0
 
 Mei Xiwen (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Gary Thomson (SCO)3
 
 Mei Xiwen (CHN)0
 
 
 
 Ding Junhui (CHN) (15)4
 
 Ding Junhui (CHN) (15)4
 
 
 
 Michael White (WAL)1
 
 Graeme Dott (SCO) (18)2
 
 
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (2)4
 
 Alan McManus (SCO)4
 
 
 
 Zhao Xintong (CHN)1
 
 Alan McManus (SCO)0
 
 
 
 James Wattana (THA)4
 
 Noppon Saengkham (THA) (31)2
 
 
 
 James Wattana (THA)4
 
 James Wattana (THA)1
 
 
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (2)4
 
 Yuan Sijun (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Mitchell Mann (ENG)2
 
 Yuan Sijun (CHN)0
 
 
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (2)4
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (2)4
 
 
 Amine Amiri (MAR)0
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (1)5
 
 
 
 Scott Donaldson (SCO) (25)1
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (1)5
 
 
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (12)6
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (12)5
 
 
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) (20)3
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (12)6
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)9
 
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3)4
 
 
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)5
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (6)6
 
 
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (10)1
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (10)5
 
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (2)2
 

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:  Marcel Eckardt (GER).
Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, 15 December 2019.
Jack Lisowski (12)
 England
6–9 Mark Selby (6)
 England
Afternoon: 131–7 (73, 58), 69–25 (55), 7–83 (78), 0–80 (75), 66–0, 1–117 (117), 0–65, 34–68 (57)
Evening: 134–0 (119), 22–84, 80–43 (80), 38–75, 23–82, 123–5 (65, 58), 0–79
119 Highest break 117
1 Century breaks 1
7 50+ breaks 4

Century breaks


There were a total of 80 century breaks made during the tournament. The highest was a 143 made by Lisowski in his quarter-final win.[23]

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