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The 2017 Dafabet Scottish Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 11 to 17 December 2017 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.[1] It was the twelfth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

Dafabet Scottish Open
Tournament information
Dates11–17 December 2017
VenueEmirates Arena
CityGlasgow
CountryScotland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakChina Cao Yupeng (147)
Final
ChampionAustralia Neil Robertson
Runner-upChina Cao Yupeng
Score9–8
2016
2018

Marco Fu was the defending champion, but he lost 4–3 to Xiao Guodong in the last 16.[2]

Cao Yupeng made his first professional maximum break in the third frame of his first round match against Andrew Higginson. It was the 134th official maximum in professional competition.[3]

Neil Robertson won the tournament, coming from 4–8 down to win 9–8 in the final against Cao Yupeng.[4]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £20,000

Main drawEdit

QualifyingEdit

  Ross Vallance 4–2   Robert Carlisle

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Marco Fu4
 
 
 
  Duane Jones0
 
  Marco Fu4
 
 
 
  Fang Xiongman2
 
  Fang Xiongman4
 
 
 
  David Gilbert3
 
  Marco Fu4
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong3
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
  Ian Preece1
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
  Yu Delu2
 
  Lee Walker2
 
 
 
  Yu Delu4
 
  Marco Fu3
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong4
 
  Martin Gould3
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham4
 
  Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
  Zhang Yong0
 
  Fergal O'Brien1
 
 
 
  Zhang Yong4
 
  Noppon Saengkham1
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong4
 
  Lyu Haotian2
 
 
 
  Gary Wilson4
 
  Gary Wilson3
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong4
 
  Xiao Guodong4
 
 
  Li Yuan1
 

Section 2Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Chris Totten4
 
 
 
  Sam Baird1
 
  Chris Totten4
 
 
 
  Mitchell Mann3
 
  Hossein Vafaei3
 
 
 
  Mitchell Mann4
 
  Chris Totten0
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
  John Astley2
 
 
 
  Liam Highfield4
 
  Liam Highfield2
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler0
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
  David Grace2
 
  David Grace4
 
 
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
  David Grace4
 
 
 
  Alan McManus3
 
  Matthew Selt2
 
 
 
  Alan McManus4
 
  David Grace4
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda3
 
  Mark King1
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda4
 
  Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston2
 
  Mark Allen3
 
 
  Ben Woollaston4
 

Section 3Edit

 
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 Higgins4
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski1
 
  John Higgins4
 
 
 
  Christopher Keogan1
 
  Nigel Bond0
 
 
 
  Christopher Keogan4
 
  John Higgins4
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene0
 
  Mike Dunn4
 
 
 
  Adam Duffy0
 
  Mike Dunn3
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene4
 
  Zhao Xintong2
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene4
 
  John Higgins4
 
 
 
  Ashley Hugill0
 
  Ali Carter4
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton0
 
  Ali Carter3
 
 
 
  Ashley Hugill4
 
  Ashley Hugill4
 
 
 
  Ross Vallance3
 
  Ashley Hugill4
 
 
 
  Peter Lines1
 
  Tian Pengfei2
 
 
 
  Kurt Dunham4
 
  Kurt Dunham2
 
 
 
  Peter Lines4
 
  Yuan Sijun0
 
 
  Peter Lines4
 

Section 4Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  James Wattana0
 
 
 
  Michael White4
 
  Michael White4
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson2
 
  Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
  Josh Boileau2
 
  Michael White4
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson1
 
  Dominic Dale4
 
 
 
  Basem Eltahhan1
 
  Dominic Dale1
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson4
 
  Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
  Chen Zhe2
 
  Michael White1
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh3
 
 
 
  Jamie Curtis-Barrett4
 
  Jamie Curtis-Barrett1
 
 
 
  Li Hang4
 
  Sean O'Sullivan1
 
 
 
  Li Hang4
 
  Li Hang3
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
  Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
  Oliver Lines2
 
  Robert Milkins1
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
  Michael Georgiou1
 

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Ding Junhui4
 
 
 
  Jak Jones2
 
  Ding Junhui4
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin2
 
  Chris Wakelin4
 
 
 
  Thor Chuan Leong2
 
  Ding Junhui3
 
 
 
  Rory McLeod4
 
  Rory McLeod4
 
 
 
  Graeme Dott2
 
  Rory McLeod4
 
 
 
  Niu Zhuang0
 
  Niu Zhuang4
 
 
 
  Wang Yuchen3
 
  Rory McLeod3
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
  Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
  Sanderson Lam2
 
  Liang Wenbo3
 
 
 
  Mark Joyce4
 
  Mark Joyce4
 
 
 
  Martin O'Donnell2
 
  Mark Joyce1
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
  Billy Joe Castle2
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
  Joe Swail2
 
  Lukas Kleckers0
 
 
  Joe Swail4
 

Section 6Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Ian Burns1
 
 
 
  Tom Ford4
 
  Tom Ford4
 
 
 
  Hammad Miah0
 
  Matthew Stevens1
 
 
 
  Hammad Miah4
 
  Tom Ford4
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington0
 
  Joe Perry4
 
 
 
  Chen Zifan2
 
  Joe Perry2
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
  Jackson Page1
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
  Tom Ford0
 
 
 
  Cao Yupeng4
 
  Allan Taylor4
 
 
 
  Soheil Vahedi3
 
  Allan Taylor3
 
 
 
  Cao Yupeng4
 
  Cao Yupeng4
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson0
 
  Cao Yupeng4
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells3
 
  Jimmy White4
 
 
 
  Sunny Akani1
 
  Jimmy White1
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells4
 
  Shaun Murphy3
 
 
  Daniel Wells4
 

Section 7Edit

 
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 Hawkins2
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones4
 
  Jamie Jones0
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
  Matthew Bolton0
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
  Yan Bingtao3
 
 
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
  Leo Fernandez1
 
 
 
  Hamza Akbar4
 
  Hamza Akbar2
 
 
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
  Alex Borg0
 
 
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
  Xu Si1
 
  Mark Williamsw/d
 
 
 
  Xu Siw/o
 
  Xu Si4
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson2
 
  Paul Davison3
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson4
 
  Xu Si4
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman2
 
  Ken Doherty1
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden2
 
  Alfie Burden4
 
 
  Ross Muir2
 

Section 8Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
  Kurt Maflin0
 
  Mei Xiwen1
 
 
 
  Elliot Slessor4
 
  Rhys Clark2
 
 
 
  Elliot Slessor4
 
  Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdon3
 
  Aditya Mehta2
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdon4
 
  Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill1
 
  Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
  Ryan Day0
 
  Elliot Slessor3
 
 
 
  Judd Trump4
 
  Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
  Mark Davis3
 
  Eden Sharav3
 
 
 
  Michael Holt4
 
  Robbie Williams0
 
 
 
  Michael Holt4
 
  Michael Holt0
 
 
 
  Judd Trump4
 
  Sam Craigie4
 
 
 
  Boonyarit Keattikun2
 
  Sam Craigie2
 
 
 
  Judd Trump4
 
  Judd Trump4
 
 
  Robin Hull0
 

FinalsEdit

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong 4
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson 5
 
  Neil Robertson 6
 
 
 
  John Higgins3
 
  John Higgins 5
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan0
 
  Neil Robertson9
 
 
 
  Cao Yupeng8
 
  Ricky Walden 3
 
 
 
  Cao Yupeng 5
 
  Cao Yupeng6
 
 
 
  Judd Trump 4
 
  Stephen Maguire 2
 
 
  Judd Trump 5
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Leo Scullion.
Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, 17 December 2017.
Neil Robertson
  Australia
9–8 Cao Yupeng
  China
Afternoon: 21–118 (82), 72–62 (Robertson 61, Cao 62), 0–96 (72), 29–75 (74), 68–34, 7–119 (53, 66), 37–72 (67), 115–18 (64, 50)
Evening: 31–79 (72), 132–0 (132), 6–81 (81), 0–108 (66), 85–6 (85), 62–14, 73–30, 60–54, 77–16 (59)
132 Highest break 82
1 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 10

Century breaksEdit

Total: 73[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Wizard And Rocket Set For Showdown". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 15 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Cao makes maiden 147 in Glasgow". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Scottish Open: Neil Robertson beats Cao Yupeng 9-8 in dramatic Scottish Open". BBC Sport. 17 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2017-12-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)