2020 English Open (snooker)


The 2020 Matchroom.Live English Open[1] was a professional snooker tournament that took place from 12 to 18 October 2020 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England. It was the second completed ranking event of the 2020–21 season and the fifth edition of the English Open, first held in 2016.

English Open
Tournament information
Dates12–18 October 2020
VenueMarshall Arena
CityMilton Keynes
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£405,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break Neil Robertson (140)
Final
Champion Judd Trump
Runner-up Neil Robertson
Score9–8
2019
2021

The event featured 123 professionals and 5 amateurs. On the first day of the event, two players withdrew from the event due to COVID-19, Stuart Carrington tested positive, while Sam Craigie came into contact with Carrington. Snooker referee Andrew Barklam also tested positive.[2] On the second day, two more players had to withdraw, Peter Lines tested positive, who also came into contact with his son, Oliver Lines.[3]

The defending champion was Mark Selby, who defeated David Gilbert 9–1 in the 2019 final. Selby lost 5–6 to Neil Robertson in the semi-finals.

Judd Trump beat Neil Robertson 9–8 in the final after being 4–7 down to win his 18th ranking title (equaling Neil Robertson and Mark Selby) and become the first player to win three Home Nations titles.

Prize fund


The event's total prize fund was a total of £405,000, with the winner receiving £70,000. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[citation needed]

  • 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

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 Selby (ENG) (1)4
 
 
 
 Fan Zhengyi (CHN)0
 
Mark Selby (1)4
 
 
 
Chang Bingyu3
 
 Chang Bingyu (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Aaron Hill (IRL)2
 
Mark Selby (1)4
 
 
 
Liang Wenbo3
 
 Martin O'Donnell (ENG) (32)4
 
 
 
 Ashley Carty (ENG)1
 
Martin O'Donnell (32)1
 
 
 
Liang Wenbo4
 
 Jackson Page (WAL)1
 
 
 
 Liang Wenbo (CHN)4
 
Mark Selby (1)4
 
 
 
Hossein Vafaei3
 
 Joe Perry (ENG) (16)4
 
 
 
 Riley Parsons (ENG)1
 
Joe Perry (16)3
 
 
 
Hossein Vafaei4
 
 Lukas Kleckers (GER)0
 
 
 
 Hossein Vafaei (IRN)4
 
Hossein Vafaei4
 
 
 
Jamie Clarke2
 
 Ali Carter (ENG) (17)1
 
 
 
 Jamie Clarke (WAL)4
 
Jamie Clarke4
 
 
 
Liam Highfield1
 
 Mitchell Mann (ENG)1
 
 
 Liam Highfield (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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 David Grace (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Paul Davison (ENG)0
 
David Grace4
 
 
 
Andy Hicks3
 
 Scott Donaldson (SCO) (24)1
 
 
 
 Andy Hicks (ENG)4
 
David Grace3
 
 
 
Andrew Higginson4
 
 Barry Pinches (ENG)0
 
 
 
 Andrew Higginson (ENG)4
 
Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
Sunny Akani3
 
 Stephen Maguire (SCO) (9)1
 
 
 
 Sunny Akani (THA)4
 
Andrew Higginson0
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong (25)4
 
 Rod Lawler (ENG)0
 
 
 
 Farakh Ajaib (ENG)4
 
Farakh Ajaib3
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong (25)4
 
 Zhou Yuelong (CHN) (25)4
 
 
 
 Chris Wakelin (ENG)2
 
Zhou Yuelong (25)4
 
 
 
David Lilley2
 
 David Lilley (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Eden Sharav (ISR)1
 
David Lilley4
 
 
 
Shaun Murphy (8)3
 
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (8)4
 
 
 Robert Milkins (ENG)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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (5)4
 
 
 
 Mark King (ENG)2
 
Mark Allen (5)0
 
 
 
Robbie Williams4
 
 Gerard Greene (NIR)1
 
 
 
 Robbie Williams (ENG)4
 
Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin (28)2
 
 Kurt Maflin (NOR) (28)4
 
 
 
 Peter Devlin (ENG)3
 
Kurt Maflin (28)4
 
 
 
Jordan Brown0
 
 Jordan Brown (NIR)4
 
 
 
 Lee Walker (WAL)2
 
Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
Anthony McGill (21)1
 
 Yan Bingtao (CHN) (12)4
 
 
 
 Alan McManus (SCO)2
 
Yan Bingtao (12)3
 
 
 
Steven Hallworth4
 
 Elias Martin-Beris (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Steven Hallworth (ENG)4
 
Steven Hallworth0
 
 
 
Anthony McGill (21)4
 
 Anthony McGill (SCO) (21)w/o
 
 
 
 Sam Craigie (ENG)w/d
 
Anthony McGill (21)w/o
 
 
 
Oliver Linesw/d
 
 Noppon Saengkham (THA)1
 
 
 Oliver Lines (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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Lei Peifan (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Brandon Sargeant (ENG)3
 
Lei Peifan0
 
 
 
Barry Hawkins (20)4
 
 Barry Hawkins (ENG) (20)4
 
 
 
 Igor Figueiredo (BRA)0
 
Barry Hawkins (20)4
 
 
 
Joe O'Connor2
 
 Soheil Vahedi (IRN)3
 
 
 
 Joe O'Connor (ENG)4
 
Joe O'Connor4
 
 
 
Rory McLeod3
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (13)2
 
 
 
 Rory McLeod (JAM)4
 
Barry Hawkins (20)2
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (4)4
 
 Daniel Wells (WAL)1
 
 
 
 Mark Davis (ENG)4
 
Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong (29)3
 
 Zhao Xintong (CHN) (29)4
 
 
 
 Pang Junxu (CHN)3
 
Mark Davis1
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (4)4
 
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)3
 
 
 
 Mark Joyce (ENG)4
 
Mark Joyce2
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (4)4
 
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (4)4
 
 
 Lyu Haotian (CHN)0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (3)4
 
 
 
 Louis Heathcote (ENG)3
 
Judd Trump (3)4
 
 
 
Yuan Sijun3
 
 Amine Amiri (MAR)1
 
 
 
 Yuan Sijun (CHN)4
 
Judd Trump (3)4
 
 
 
Michael Holt (30)3
 
 Michael Holt (ENG) (30)4
 
 
 
 Jimmy White (ENG)1
 
Michael Holt (30)4
 
 
 
Lu Ning0
 
 Zak Surety (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Lu Ning (CHN)4
 
Judd Trump (3)4
 
 
 
Gary Wilson (19)1
 
 Mark Williams (WAL) (14)w/d
 
 
 
 Allan Taylor (ENG)w/o
 
Allan Taylor4
 
 
 
Simon Lichtenberg3
 
 Simon Lichtenberg (GER)4
 
 
 
 Anthony Hamilton (ENG)3
 
Allan Taylor2
 
 
 
Gary Wilson (19)4
 
 Gary Wilson (ENG) (19)4
 
 
 
 Iulian Boiko (UKR)1
 
Gary Wilson (19)4
 
 
 
Ricky Walden2
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG)4
 
 
 Billy Joe Castle (ENG)0
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Nigel Bond (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Ashley Hugill (ENG)3
 
Nigel Bond0
 
 
 
Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 Graeme Dott (SCO) (22)2
 
 
 
 Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI)4
 
Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
 
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
 Ben Woollaston (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Alex Borg (MLT)2
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham (11)2
 
 Stuart Bingham (ENG) (11)4
 
 
 
 Fergal O'Brien (IRL)2
 
Ben Woollaston0
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (6)4
 
 Xu Si (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Ken Doherty (IRL)1
 
Xu Si4
 
 
 
Matthew Selt (27)3
 
 Matthew Selt (ENG) (27)4
 
 
 
 Jamie Wilson (ENG)0
 
Xu Si1
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (6)4
 
 Gao Yang (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Kacper Filipiak (POL)2
 
Gao Yang1
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (6)4
 
 Kyren Wilson (ENG) (6)4
 
 
 Dominic Dale (WAL)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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 John Higgins (SCO) (7)4
 
 
 
 James Cahill (ENG)2
 
John Higgins (7)4
 
 
 
Connor Benzey0
 
 Fraser Patrick (SCO)3
 
 
 
Connor Benzey4
 
John Higgins (7)4
 
 
 
Jimmy Robertson (26)1
 
 Jimmy Robertson (ENG) (26)4
 
 
 
 Chen Zifan (CHN)1
 
Jimmy Robertson (26)4
 
 
 
Luo Honghao1
 
 Peter Lines (ENG)w/d
 
 
 
 Luo Honghao (CHN)w/o
 
John Higgins (7)4
 
 
 
Ding Junhui (10)1
 
 Ding Junhui (CHN) (10)4
 
 
 
 Si Jiahui (CHN)3
 
Ding Junhui (10)4
 
 
 
Luca Brecel1
 
 Ian Burns (ENG)0
 
 
 
 Luca Brecel (BEL)4
 
Ding Junhui (10)4
 
 
 
Tom Ford (23)2
 
 Tom Ford (ENG) (23)4
 
 
 
 Xiao Guodong (CHN)3
 
Tom Ford (23)4
 
 
 
Jamie Jones2
 
 Jamie Jones (WAL)4
 
 
 Duane Jones (WAL)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
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Sean Maddocks (ENG)2
 
 
 
 Ben Hancorn (ENG)4
 
Ben Hancorn4
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (18)2
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) (18)w/o
 
 
 
 Stuart Carrington (ENG)w/d
 
Ben Hancorn2
 
 
 
Jak Jones4
 
 Jak Jones (WAL)4
 
 
 
 Elliot Slessor (ENG)1
 
Jak Jones4
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski (15)3
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (15)4
 
 
 
 Li Hang (CHN)2
 
Jak Jones4
 
 
 
Matthew Stevens (31)3
 
 Michael White (WAL)3
 
 
 
 Zhao Jianbo (CHN)4
 
Zhao Jianbo2
 
 
 
Matthew Stevens (31)4
 
 Matthew Stevens (WAL) (31)4
 
 
 
 Jamie O'Neill (ENG)2
 
Matthew Stevens (31)4
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)1
 
 Ryan Day (WAL)4
 
 
 
Mark Lloyd0
 
Ryan Day1
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 
 Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (2)4
 
 
Brian Ochoiski2
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Mark Selby (1)5
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong (25)2
 
Mark Selby (1)5
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (4)6
 
Robbie Williams2
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (4)5
 
Neil Robertson (4)8
 
 
 
Judd Trump (3)9
 
Judd Trump (3)5
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (6)1
 
Judd Trump (3)6
 
 
 
John Higgins (7)4
 
John Higgins (7)5
 
 
Jak Jones1
 

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Desislava Bozhilova.
Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, England, 18 October 2020.
Neil Robertson (4)
 Australia
8–9 Judd Trump (3)
 England
Afternoon: 10–68, 80–0, 0–76 (59), 26–72, 75–1 (75), 128–5 (128), 75–11 (61), 15–61 (51)
Evening: 66–4 (56), 75–52 (75, 52), 115–9 (114), 0–76 (76), 5–64, 65–70 (Robertson 65), 13–74 (55), 125–0 (125), 0–114 (114)
128 Highest break 114
3 Century breaks 1
8 50+ breaks 6

Century breaks


A total of 66 century breaks were made by 35 players during the event.[4]

References


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