2019 Welsh Open (snooker)

The 2019 ManBetX Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament which took place from 11 to 17 February 2019 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales.[1] It was the thirteenth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and the final event of the season's Home Nations Series.

Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates11–17 February 2019
VenueMotorpoint Arena
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break Neil Robertson (147)
Noppon Saengkham (147)
Champion Neil Robertson
Runner-up Stuart Bingham

Neil Robertson won the event, his fifteenth ranking title and second Home Nations triumph since the re-brand in 2016.[2] He defeated Stuart Bingham 9–7 in the final, who made eleven centuries throughout the tournament. Robertson made the fourth 147 break of his career in the fourth frame of his Round 1 match with Jordan Brown. He then followed up with a 140 break to win the match 4–1.[3]

John Higgins was the defending champion, having beaten Barry Hawkins 9–7 in the 2018 final,[4] but he was defeated 3–5 by Joe O'Connor in the quarter-finals.

Noppon Saengkham made his first ever professionally recorded 147 break in the second frame of his third round match against Mark Selby.[5] It was the fifth time two maximums had been made during the main stages of a ranking event and the fourth time inside a year.