Shanghai Masters (snooker)


The Shanghai Masters is a professional snooker tournament. Originally a ranking event, it became a non-ranking invitation event in 2018. Ronnie O'Sullivan is the reigning champion. Ronnie O'Sullivan won the 2018 title, the first time it has been defended.

Shanghai Masters
Tournament information
VenueShanghai Grand Stage
LocationShanghai
CountryChina
Established2007
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£700,000
Current champion(s) Ronnie O'Sullivan

History


The event was introduced in the 2007/2008 season and was the second ranking event to be held in China as a result of the growth of the sport in the country.[1] Until 2016, an extra wildcard round was included before the first round proper, featuring eight players.[2] In 2018 the tournament became a 24-man invitation event.[3]

Winners


[1][4]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
Shanghai Masters (ranking)
2007 Dominic Dale Ryan Day 10–6 2007–08
2008 Ricky Walden Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 2008–09
2009 Ronnie O'Sullivan Liang Wenbo 10–5 2009–10
2010 Ali Carter Jamie Burnett 10–7 2010–11
2011 Mark Selby Mark Williams 10–9 2011–12
2012[5] John Higgins Judd Trump 10–9 2012–13
2013[6] Ding Junhui Xiao Guodong 10–6 2013–14
2014[7] Stuart Bingham Mark Allen 10–3 2014–15
2015[8] Kyren Wilson Judd Trump 10–9 2015–16
2016[9] Ding Junhui Mark Selby 10–6 2016–17
2017[10] Ronnie O'Sullivan Judd Trump 10–3 2017–18
Shanghai Masters (non-ranking)
2018 Ronnie O'Sullivan Barry Hawkins 11–9 2018–19
2019 Ronnie O'Sullivan Shaun Murphy 11–9 2019–20

Records


Statistics

Finalists

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up Finals
1 Ronnie O'Sullivan  England 4 1 5
2 Ding Junhui  China 2 0 2
3 Mark Selby  England 1 1 2
4 Dominic Dale  Wales 1 0 1
Ricky Walden  England 1 0 1
Ali Carter  England 1 0 1
John Higgins  Scotland 1 0 1
Stuart Bingham  England 1 0 1
Kyren Wilson  England 1 0 1
10 Judd Trump  England 0 3 3
11 Ryan Day  Wales 0 1 1
Liang Wenbo  China 0 1 1
Jamie Burnett  Scotland 0 1 1
Mark Williams  Wales 0 1 1
Xiao Guodong  China 0 1 1
Mark Allen  Northern Ireland 0 1 1
Barry Hawkins  England 0 1 1
Shaun Murphy  England 0 1 1

Champions by country

Country Players Total First title Last title
 England 6 9 2008 2019
 China 1 2 2013 2016
 Wales 1 1 2007 2007
 Scotland 1 1 2012 2012

References


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