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The 2018 Fuhua Group China Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, taking place from 2–8 April 2018 in Beijing, China.[1] It was the nineteenth and penultimate ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

China Open
Tournament information
Dates2–8 April 2018
VenueOlympic Sports Center Gymnasium
CityBeijing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£1,000,000
Winner's share£225,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
England Stuart Bingham (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upEngland Barry Hawkins
Score11–3
2017
2019

Defending champion Mark Selby retained his title with an 11–3 final win against Barry Hawkins.[2] By winning this tournament, Selby ensured that he will end a seventh consecutive season as world number one, regardless of his result in the 2018 World Championship.

Ronnie O'Sullivan made his 14th maximum break in professional competition in the 5th frame of his last 64 match against Elliot Slessor.[3] The following day Stuart Bingham made his fourth maximum break in professional competition in the 7th frame of his last 32 match against Ricky Walden.[4] These were the 137th and 138th official maximum breaks in professional competition. It was only the second time that two 147s were made at the main stage of a professional ranking event, the first time being at the 2008 World Championship.

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money is shown below.[5]

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

Main drawEdit

Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames
Final
Best of 21 frames
                  
  Mark Selby 6
  Scott Donaldson 4
  Mark Selby 6
  Ben Woollaston 3
  Ben Woollaston 6
  Lee Walker 5
  Mark Selby 6
  Lyu Haotian 1
  Lyu Haotian 6
  Liam Highfield 4
  Lyu Haotian 6
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Stephen Maguire 5
  Fergal O'Brien 6
  Mark Selby 6
  Mark Williams 2
  Mark Davis 4
  Michael Holt 6
  Michael Holt 1
  Mark Williams 6
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1
  Mark Williams 6
  Mark Williams 6
  Mark Allen 5
  Kurt Maflin 5
  Yan Bingtao 6
  Yan Bingtao 4
  Mark Allen 6
  Noppon Saengkham 1
  Mark Allen 6
  Mark Selby 10
  Kyren Wilson 8
  John Higgins 6
  Martin O'Donnell 2
  John Higgins 2
  Jack Lisowski 6
  Anthony Hamilton 1
  Jack Lisowski 6
  Jack Lisowski 6
  Gary Wilson 2
  Ali Carter 4
  Gary Wilson 6
  Gary Wilson 6
  Joe Perry 4
  Joe Perry 6
  Chris Totten 0
  Jack Lisowski 5
  Kyren Wilson 6
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Mark King 6
  Mark King 4
  Kyren Wilson 6
  Andrew Higginson 3
  Kyren Wilson 6
  Kyren Wilson 6
  Ding Junhui 5
  Jimmy Robertson 5
  Xiao Guodong 6
  Xiao Guodong 2
  Ding Junhui 6
  Craig Steadman 4
  Ding Junhui 6
  Mark Selby 11
  Barry Hawkins 3
  Jak Jones 6
  Nigel Bond 5
  Jak Jones 2
  Zhou Yuelong 6
  Zhou Yuelong 6
  Chen Zhe 2
  Zhou Yuelong 1
  Neil Robertson 6
  Neil Robertson 6
  Robbie Williams 3
  Neil Robertson 6
  Sam Craigie 5
  Martin Gould 4
  Sam Craigie 6
  Neil Robertson 6
  Stuart Bingham 0
  Hamza Akbar 0
  Ricky Walden 6
  Ricky Walden 5
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Matthew Stevens 5
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Stuart Bingham 6
  Graeme Dott 2
  Mark Joyce 2
  Graeme Dott 6
  Graeme Dott 6
  Chris Wakelin 3
  Chris Wakelin 6
  Shaun Murphy 0
  Neil Robertson 6
  Barry Hawkins 10
  Barry Hawkins 6
  Sam Baird 3
  Barry Hawkins 6
  Michael White 1
  Michael White 6
  Paul Davison 5
  Barry Hawkins 6
  Cao Yupeng 5
  Luca Brecel 4
  Cao Yupeng 6
  Cao Yupeng 6
  David Gilbert 2
  David Gilbert 6
  Mike Dunn 3
  Barry Hawkins 6
  Tom Ford 5
  Duane Jones 6
  Liang Wenbo 5
  Duane Jones 5
  Luo Honghao 6
  Luo Honghao 6
  Anthony McGill 4
  Luo Honghao 2
  Tom Ford 6
  Tom Ford 6
  Yuan Sijun 2
  Tom Ford 6
  Elliot Slessor 4
  Elliot Slessor 6
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 21 frames. Referee:   Peggy Li.
Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing, China, 8 April 2018.
Mark Selby
  England
11–3 Barry Hawkins
  England
Afternoon: 0–80 (53), 78–31 (65), 66–1, 63–17 (53), 69–58, 65–48, 0–83 (75), 114–4 (90), 86–13 (75), 72–6
Evеning: 112–17 (112), 83–43 (83), 47–59, 132–0 (132)
132 Highest break 75
2 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 2

QualifyingEdit

The Round 2 qualifying matches – except for the held over ones – were played between 27 and 30 January 2018 at the Barnsley Metrodome in Barnsley, England. Qualifying Round 1 and the held over matches of Round 2 were played in Beijing on 2 April 2018.

All qualifying matches were best of 11 frames.

Round 1Edit

Round 2Edit

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Match held over and played in China.

Century breaksEdit

Main stage centuriesEdit

Total: 72[6]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Total: 45[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Selby Back On Form With China Open Victory". World Snooker. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ "O'Sullivan Loses Despite 147". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Bingham Secures Crucible Spot And Makes 147". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Fuhua Group China Open 2018 Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2–8 April 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  7. ^ "China Open 2018 Qualifiers Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 27–30 January 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-27.