2018 China Championship

The 2018 Evergrande China Championship was professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place between 24–30 September 2018 in Guangzhou, China, with qualifying took place from 19 to 22 August 2018 in Preston, England.[1] It was the fourth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.[2]

China Championship
Tournament information
Dates24–30 September 2018
VenueGuangzhou Tianhe Sports Centre
CityGuangzhou
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£725,000
Winner's share£150,000
Highest breakEngland Ali Carter (144)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score10–9
2017
2019

Luca Brecel was the defending champion, but he lost to Martin O'Donnell 3–5 in the first round. Mark Selby won the event, defeating John Higgins in the final 10–9. Selby's win was his 15th professional ranking event win.

Prize fundEdit

The event had a prize pool of £725,000, with the following breakdown for the player's reaching the following positions.[3]

  • Winner: £150,000
  • Runner-up: £75,000
  • Semi-final: £32,000
  • Quarter-final: £20,000
  • Last 16: £13,000
  • Last 32: £7,500
  • Last 64: £4,000
  • Televised highest break: £4,000

The event also had a "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break, which stood as £5,000.[3]

Main drawEdit

 
Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
 
                      
 
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel3
 
 
 
  Martin O'Donnell5
 
  Martin O'Donnell5
 
 
 
  Tom Ford4
 
  Tom Ford5
 
 
 
  Nigel Bond0
 
  Martin O'Donnell5
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo2
 
  Marco Fu3
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda5
 
  Zhang Anda2
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo5
 
  Liang Wenbo5
 
 
 
  John Astley3
 
  Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
  Lyu Haotian5
 
  Mark Joyce 1
 
 
 
  Joe Perry5
 
  Joe Perry3
 
 
 
  Lyu Haotian5
 
  Lyu Haotianw/o
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilsonw/d[4]
 
  Lyu Haotian5
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy3
 
  Mark Davis0
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong5
 
  Xiao Guodong2
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy5
 
  Liam Highfield1
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy5
 
  Lyu Haotian3
 
 
 
  John Higgins6
 
  Judd Trump5
 
 
 
  Rhys Clark0
 
  Judd Trump5
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones2
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones5
 
  Judd Trump5
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao1
 
  Stuart Bingham5
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdon3
 
  Stuart Bingham2
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao5
 
  Yan Bingtao5
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin4
 
  Judd Trump3
 
 
 
  John Higgins5
 
  Kurt Maflin3
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski5
 
  Jack Lisowski3
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson5
 
  Scott Donaldson5
 
 
 
  Stephen Maguire2
 
  Scott Donaldson3
 
 
 
  John Higgins5
 
  Mei Xiwen 5
 
 
 
  Michael White4
 
  Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
  John Higgins5
 
  Allan Taylor3
 
 
 
  John Higgins5
 
  John Higgins9
 
 
 
  Mark Selby10
 
  Mark Selby 5
 
 
 
  Sunny Akani3
 
  Mark Selby5
 
 
 
  Chang Bingyu1
 
  Robert Milkins3
 
 
 
  Chang Bingyu5
 
  Mark Selby5
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaei3
 
  Ryan Day5
 
 
 
  Mike Dunn1
 
  Ryan Day3
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaei5
 
  David Gilbert3
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaei5
 
  Mark Selby5
 
 
 
  Yuan Sijun2
 
  Sam Craigie3
 
 
 
  Mark King5
 
  Mark King5
 
 
 
  Mark Allen1
 
  Matthew Selt1
 
 
 
  Mark Allen5
 
  Mark King3
 
 
 
  Yuan Sijun5
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher 2
 
 
 
  Yuan Sijun5
 
  Yuan Sijun5
 
 
 
  Ding Junhui4
 
  Daniel Wells1
 
 
 
  Ding Junhui5
 
  Mark Selby6
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong4
 
  Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
  Ashley Carty3
 
  Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham4
 
  Xu Si2
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham5
 
  Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
  Graeme Dott2
 
  Neil Robertson5
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene2
 
  Neil Robertson2
 
 
 
  Graeme Dott5
 
  Graeme Dott5
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
  Barry Hawkins4
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong5
 
  Fergal O'Brien5
 
 
 
  Ali Carter1
 
  Fergal O'Brien2
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong5
 
  Zhao Xintong5
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill4
 
  Zhao Xintong5
 
 
 
  Mark Williams3
 
  Gary Wilson5
 
 
 
  Luo Honghao2
 
  Gary Wilson2
 
 
 
  Mark Williams5
 
  Ken Doherty 0
 
 
  Mark Williams5
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Zhu Ying.
Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Centre, Guangzhou, China, 30 September 2018.
John Higgins
  Scotland
9–10 Mark Selby
  England
Afternoon: 65–17, 6–83 (82), 21–60, 0–70 (70), 75–7 (52), 58–1, 67–5 (65), 0–119 (118), 85–14 (85)
Evening: 4–70 (70), 71–39, 25–66, 26–77 (60), 65–38, 86–34 (61), 49–86, 68–60, 52–74, 12–72
85 Highest break 118
0 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 5

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 19 and 22 August 2018 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 9 frames.

  Luca Brecel 5–1[nb 1]   Joe O'Connor
  Martin O'Donnell 5–3   Elliot Slessor
  Tom Ford 5–0   Paul Davison
  Michael Holt 3–5   Nigel Bond
  Marco Fu 5–2   Sam Baird
  Andrew Higginson 3–5   Zhang Anda
  Liang Wenbo 5–4[nb 1]   Alfie Burden
  Michael Georgiou 4–5   John Astley
  Mark Joyce 5–1   James Wattana
  Joe Perry 5–2   Ashley Hugill
  Lyu Haotian 5–4   Li Yuan
  Kyren Wilson 5–1   Lukas Kleckers
  Mark Davis 5–1   Hamza Akbar
  Xiao Guodong 5–1   Zhang Yong
  Liam Highfield 5–2   Hammad Miah
  Shaun Murphy 5–2   Jordan Brown
  Judd Trump 5–3   Eden Sharav
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4–5   Rhys Clark
  Anthony Hamilton 5–0   Soheil Vahedi
  Jamie Jones 5–2   Adam Stefanow
  Stuart Bingham 5–4   Craig Steadman
  Peter Ebdon 5–3   Harvey Chandler
  Yan Bingtao 5–3   Niu Zhuang
  Chris Wakelin 5–4   Thor Chuan Leong
  Kurt Maflin 5–1   Sanderson Lam
  Jack Lisowski 5–4   Ian Burns
  Scott Donaldson 5–0   Basem Eltahhan
  Stephen Maguire 5–1   Chen Feilong
  Li Hang 2–5   Mei Xiwen
  Michael White 5–3   Oliver Lines
  Alan McManus 1–5   Allan Taylor
  John Higgins 5–1   Duane Jones
  Mark Selby 5–2   Jimmy White
  Sunny Akani 5–2   Robin Hull
  Robert Milkins 5–2   Chris Totten
  Jimmy Robertson 3–5[nb 1]   Chang Bingyu
  Ryan Day 5–2   Jak Jones
  Mike Dunn 5–1[nb 1]   Luo Zetao
  David Gilbert 5–0   Kishan Hirani
  Hossein Vafaei 5–2   Chen Zifan
  Dominic Dale 2–5   Sam Craigie
  Mark King 5–1   Zhang Jiankang
  Matthew Selt 5–2   Jamie Clarke
  Mark Allen 5–2   Sean O'Sullivan
  Ben Woollaston 0–5   Alexander Ursenbacher
  Ricky Walden 2–5   Yuan Sijun
  Daniel Wells 5–4   Billy Joe Castle
  Ding Junhui 5–3[nb 1]   Lee Walker
  Barry Hawkins 5–0   Simon Lichtenberg
  Rory McLeod 3–5   Ashley Carty
  Martin Gould 4–5   Xu Si
  Noppon Saengkham 5–1   Lu Ning
  Neil Robertson 5–3   Ross Muir
  Robbie Williams 0–5   Gerard Greene
  Graeme Dott 5–2[nb 1]   Bai Langning
  Stuart Carrington 5–3[nb 1]   He Guoqiang
  Fergal O'Brien 5–2   Peter Lines
  Ali Carter 5–1   Andy Lee
  Matthew Stevens 3–5   Zhao Xintong
  Anthony McGill 5–3   Joe Swail
  Gary Wilson 5–3   Fan Zhengyi
  Zhou Yuelong 1–5   Luo Honghao
  Ken Doherty 5–3   Tian Pengfei
  Mark Williams 5–0[nb 1]   Rod Lawler
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Match held over and played in Guangzhou.

Century breaksEdit

Main stage centuriesEdit

Total: 29

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Total: 31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Evergrande China Championship". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2018/2019". Snooker.org. Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Evergrande China Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 2016-11-06. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Wilson Withdraws From China Championship - World Snooker". World Snooker. 21 September 2018. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.