2020 Northern Ireland Open


The 2020 Northern Ireland Open (also known as the Matchroom.Live Northern Ireland Open) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 16 to 22 November 2020 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England.[1] It was the fourth ranking event of the 2020–21 season and a part of the Home Nations Series. It was the fifth edition of the Northern Ireland Open.

2020 Northern Ireland Open
Tournament information
Dates16–22 November 2020
VenueMarshall Arena
CityMilton Keynes
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£405,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest break Judd Trump (147)
Final
Champion Judd Trump
Runner-up Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–7
2019
2021

For the third consecutive edition of the tournament, Judd Trump defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–7 in final, winning his 19th ranking title.[2] He is the first to win a ranking event three times in a row since Stephen Hendry won the UK Championship from 1994 to 1996.

Trump made the fifth maximum break of his career in the third frame of his second-round match with Gao Yang.

Prize fund


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

  • 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Gerard Greene1
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Gao Yang0
 
Mitchell Mann2
 
 
 
Gao Yang4
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Luca Brecel (32)3
 
Luca Brecel (32)4
 
 
 
Kacper Filipiak0
 
Luca Brecel (32)4
 
 
 
Rod Lawler1
 
Simon Lichtenberg1
 
 
 
Rod Lawler4
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Martin Gould1
 
Jack Lisowski (16)1
 
 
 
Ashley Carty4
 
Ashley Carty1
 
 
 
Andy Hicks4
 
Paul Davison3
 
 
 
Andy Hicks4
 
Andy Hicks3
 
 
 
Martin Gould4
 
Gary Wilson (17)2
 
 
 
Rory McLeod4
 
Rory McLeod1
 
 
 
Martin Gould4
 
Martin Gould4
 
 
Jamie Clarke0
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Tian Pengfeiw/d
 
 
 
Noppon Saengkhamw/o
 
Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
Zhou Yuelong (24)3
 
Zhou Yuelong (24)4
 
 
 
Jimmy White0
 
Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
Stephen Maguire (9)0
 
Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 
 
Lei Peifan2
 
Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
 
 
Stephen Maguire (9)4
 
Stephen Maguire (9)4
 
 
 
Alex Borg2
 
Noppon Saengkham2
 
 
 
Scott Donaldson (25)4
 
Chen Zifan1
 
 
 
Xu Si4
 
Xu Si3
 
 
 
Scott Donaldson (25)4
 
Scott Donaldson (25)4
 
 
 
Sean Maddocks1
 
Scott Donaldson (25)4
 
 
 
Mark Allen (8)1
 
Fan Zhengyi0
 
 
 
Robert Milkins4
 
Robert Milkins2
 
 
 
Mark Allen (8)4
 
Mark Allen (8)4
 
 
Anthony Hamilton0
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Kyren Wilson (5)4
 
 
 
David Lilley0
 
Kyren Wilson (5)4
 
 
 
Ken Doherty3
 
Ken Doherty4
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin1
 
Kyren Wilson (5)2
 
 
 
Michael Holt (28)4
 
Michael Holt (28)4
 
 
 
Soheil Vahedi1
 
Michael Holt (28)4
 
 
 
Louis Heathcote3
 
Brandon Sargeant2
 
 
 
Louis Heathcote4
 
Michael Holt (28)3
 
 
 
David Grace4
 
David Gilbert (12)1
 
 
 
David Grace4
 
David Grace4
 
 
 
Sam Craigie3
 
Sam Craigie4
 
 
 
Amine Amiri0
 
David Grace4
 
 
 
Michael White3
 
Barry Hawkins (21)4
 
 
 
Alan McManus2
 
Barry Hawkins (21)3
 
 
 
Michael White4
 
Iulian Boiko0
 
 
Michael White4
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Barry Pinches4
 
 
 
Liam Highfield2
 
Barry Pinches4
 
 
 
Anthony McGill (20)3
 
Anthony McGill (20)w/o
 
 
 
Riley Parsonsw/d
 
Barry Pinches1
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao (13)4
 
Jamie Wilson1
 
 
 
Nigel Bond4
 
Nigel Bond1
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao (13)4
 
Yan Bingtao (13)4
 
 
 
Peter Lines1
 
Yan Bingtao (13)4
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong (29)3
 
Mark King2
 
 
 
Zak Surety4
 
Zak Surety1
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong (29)4
 
Zhao Xintong (29)4
 
 
 
Si Jiahui2
 
Zhao Xintong (29)4
 
 
 
Lukas Kleckers0
 
Lukas Kleckers4
 
 
 
Chang Bingyu1
 
Lukas Kleckers4
 
 
 
Mark Selby (4)0
 
Mark Selby (4)4
 
 
Andrew Higginson1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Neil Robertson (3)w/o
 
 
 
Declan Laveryw/d
 
Neil Robertson (3)2
 
 
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Ricky Walden3
 
Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Liang Wenbo (30)2
 
Liang Wenbo (30)4
 
 
 
Steven Hallworth3
 
Liang Wenbo (30)4
 
 
 
Jak Jones1
 
Pang Junxu0
 
 
 
Jak Jones4
 
Ben Woollaston2
 
 
 
Ali Carter (19)4
 
Mark Williams (14)4
 
 
 
Jamie Jones2
 
Mark Williams (14)2
 
 
 
Dominic Dale4
 
Mark Joyce2
 
 
 
Dominic Dale4
 
Dominic Dale2
 
 
 
Ali Carter (19)4
 
Ali Carter (19)4
 
 
 
Ben Hancorn1
 
Ali Carter (19)4
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong1
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
 
Duane Jones1
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Sunny Akani4
 
 
 
Jordan Brown3
 
Sunny Akani2
 
 
 
Igor Figueiredo4
 
Graeme Dott (22)2
 
 
 
Igor Figueiredo4
 
Igor Figueiredo4
 
 
 
Zhao Jianbo3
 
Zhao Jianbo4
 
 
 
Brian Ochoiski1
 
Zhao Jianbo4
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham (11)2
 
Stuart Bingham (11)4
 
 
 
Oliver Lines1
 
Igor Figueiredo1
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin (27)4
 
Aaron Hill3
 
 
 
Jackson Page4
 
Jackson Page0
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin (27)4
 
Kurt Maflin (27)4
 
 
 
Fraser Patrick1
 
Kurt Maflin (27)4
 
 
 
Ryan Day1
 
James Cahill4
 
 
 
Lyu Haotian1
 
James Cahill3
 
 
 
Ryan Day4
 
Shaun Murphy (6)0
 
 
Ryan Day4
 
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 (7)4
 
 
 
Daniel Wells0
 
John Higgins (7)4
 
 
 
Patrick Wallace2
 
Patrick Wallace4
 
 
 
Farakh Ajaib1
 
John Higgins (7)4
 
 
 
Matthew Selt (26)0
 
Matthew Selt (26)4
 
 
 
Joe O'Connor3
 
Matthew Selt (26)4
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington0
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
Billy Joe Castle1
 
John Higgins (7)1
 
 
 
Ding Junhui (10)4
 
Ding Junhui (10)4
 
 
 
Eden Sharav0
 
Ding Junhui (10)4
 
 
 
Lu Ning1
 
Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
Lu Ning4
 
Ding Junhui (10)4
 
 
 
Yuan Sijun0
 
Tom Ford (23)4
 
 
 
Lee Walker2
 
Tom Ford (23)2
 
 
 
Yuan Sijun4
 
Yuan Sijun4
 
 
Luo Honghao3
 
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
 
              
 
 
 
 
Allan Taylor4
 
 
 
Hossein Vafaei2
 
Allan Taylor4
 
 
 
Joe Perry (18)1
 
Joe Perry (18)4
 
 
 
Robbie Williams0
 
Allan Taylor0
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (15)4
 
Fergal O'Brien4
 
 
 
Ashley Hugill2
 
Fergal O'Brien1
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (15)4
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (15)4
 
 
 
Peter Devlin2
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (15)2
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 
Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Ian Burns3
 
Mark Davis2
 
 
 
Matthew Stevens (31)4
 
Matthew Stevens (31)4
 
 
 
Jimmy Robertson2
 
Matthew Stevens (31)2
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 
Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
Li Hang1
 
Elliot Slessor1
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)4
 
 
Jamie O'Neill1
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Judd Trump (1)5
 
 
 
Scott Donaldson (25)1
 
Judd Trump (1)6
 
 
 
David Grace2
 
David Grace5
 
 
 
Yan Bingtao (13)2
 
Judd Trump (1)9
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)7
 
Ali Carter (19)5
 
 
 
Kurt Maflin (27)3
 
Ali Carter (19)3
 
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)6
 
Ding Junhui (10)2
 
 
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)5
 

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Marcel Eckardt.
Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, England, 22 November 2020.
Judd Trump (1)
 England
9–7 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
 England
Afternoon: 69–55, 77–47 (55), 41–64, 86–35 (69), 70–43, 13–70, 128–0 (128), 7–130 (130)
Evening: 89–55 (89, 51), 81–51 (55), 41–81, 37–72 (63), 115–0 (115), 7–93 (93), 0–74 (74), 89–32 (89)
128 Highest break 130
2 Century breaks 1
7 50+ breaks 5

Century breaks


A total of 68 century breaks were made during the competition.[3]

References


  1. "2020 Northern Ireland Open". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  2. "Judd Trump edges out Ronnie O'Sullivan to win Northern Ireland Open". SKY Sports. 22 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  3. "Northern Ireland Open 2020 – Centuries". World Snooker Tour. Retrieved 16 November 2020.