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The 2017 888sport European Masters was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 2–8 October 2017 in Lommel, Belgium.[1] It was the sixth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season. It was the first full ranking event to be held in Belgium since the European Open was played in Antwerp in 1994.[1]

European Masters
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Tournament information
Dates2–8 October 2017
VenueDe Soeverein
CityLommel
CountryBelgium
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,500
Winner's share£75,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Mark Allen (145)
Final
ChampionEngland Judd Trump
Runner-upEngland Stuart Bingham
Score9–7
2016
2018

Qualifying took place from 3–4 August in Preston.[1]

Judd Trump was the defending champion, having beaten Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 in the 2016 final in Bucharest, Romania. He successfully defended the title, defeating Stuart Bingham 9–7 in this year's final.[2]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £35,000

Main drawEdit

Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                  
  Judd Trump 4
  Adam Duffy 1
  Judd Trump 4
  Martin O'Donnell 3
  Jamie Jones 3
  Martin O'Donnell 4
  Judd Trump 4
  David Gilbert 2
  David Gilbert 4
  Sam Baird 1
  David Gilbert 4
  Chen Zifan 1
  Mark King 2
  Chen Zifan 4
  Judd Trump 4
  Mark Allen 3
  Zhang Yong 0
  Ben Woollaston 4
  Ben Woollaston 4
  Gerard Greene 3
  Gerard Greene 4
  Kyren Wilson 3
  Ben Woollaston 2
  Mark Allen 4
  Yuan Sijun 1
  Alan McManus 4
  Alan McManus 1
  Mark Allen 4
  Hossein Vafaei 3
  Mark Allen 4
  Judd Trump 6
  Cao Yupeng 1
  Neil Robertson 4
  Fang Xiongman 0
  Neil Robertson 4
  Peter Ebdon 0
  Dominic Dale 0
  Peter Ebdon 4
  Neil Robertson 2
  Mark Williams 4
  Mark Williams 4
  Yan Bingtao 1
  Mark Williams 4
  Ross Muir 3
  Anthony Hamilton w/d
  Ross Muir w/o
  Mark Williams 2
  Cao Yupeng 4
  Aditya Mehta 4
  Michael Holt 1
  Aditya Mehta 3
  Billy Joe Castle 4
  Billy Joe Castle 4
  Martin Gould 3
  Billy Joe Castle 3
  Cao Yupeng 4
  Noppon Saengkham 3
  Cao Yupeng 4
  Cao Yupeng 4
  Ken Doherty 2
  Jak Jones 2
  Ken Doherty 4
  Judd Trump 9
  Stuart Bingham 7
  John Higgins 4
  Alexander Ursenbacher 0
  John Higgins 1
  Mark Davis 4
  Mark Davis 4
  Matthew Selt 1
  Mark Davis 3
  Anthony McGill 4
  Anthony McGill 4
  Joe Swail 3
  Anthony McGill 4
  Alfie Burden 0
  Alfie Burden 4
  Eden Sharav 1
  Anthony McGill 0
  Zhou Yuelong 4
  Chen Zhe 1
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 3
  Peter Lines 4
  Peter Lines 4
  Ryan Day 2
  Peter Lines 1
  Zhou Yuelong 4
  Oliver Lines 1
  Zhou Yuelong 4
  Zhou Yuelong 4
  Michael Georgiou 0
  Michael Georgiou 4
  John Astley 1
  Zhou Yuelong 4
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Stuart Bingham 4
  Mitchell Mann 2
  Stuart Bingham 4
  Graeme Dott 0
  Graeme Dott 4
  Jamie Clarke 2
  Stuart Bingham 4
  Luca Brecel 2
  Mei Xiwen 3
  Chris Wakelin 4
  Chris Wakelin 1
  Luca Brecel 4
  Luca Brecel 4
  Thor Chuan Leong 3
  Stuart Bingham 4
  Mark Selby 2
  Soheil Vahedi w/d
  Joe Perry w/o
  Joe Perry 2
  Jack Lisowski 4
  Jack Lisowski 4
  Li Yuan 1
  Jack Lisowski 3
  Mark Selby 4
  Ian Preece 2
  Lyu Haotian 4
  Lyu Haotian 3
  Mark Selby 4
  Zhao Xintong 1
  Mark Selby 4

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Olivier Marteel.
De Soeverein, Lommel, Belgium, 8 October 2017.
Judd Trump
  England
9–7 Stuart Bingham
  England
Afternoon: 13–63, 72–23, 0–81 (73), 94–1 (90), 20–107 (107), 2–107 (101), 78–0 (59), 71–47
Evening: 1–130 (130), 107–0 (107), 73–17 (66), 75–42, 0–69, 0–79 (78), 79–39 (66), 107–0 (107)
107 Highest break 130
2 Century breaks 3
6 50+ breaks 5

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 3 and 4 August 2017 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 7 frames.

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Match was held over and played in Belgium.

Century breaksEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Total: 19

Televised stage centuriesEdit

Total: 52

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Belgium to host snooker's European Masters". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Judd Trump beats Stuart Bingham 9-7 to retain European Masters title". BBC Sport. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.

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