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The 2018 BetVictor English Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 15–21 October 2018 in Crawley, West Sussex, England.[1] It was the sixth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

English Open
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Tournament information
Dates15–21 October 2018
VenueK2 Leisure Centre
CityCrawley
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Stuart Bingham
Runner-upEngland Mark Davis
Score9–7
2017

The defending champion was Ronnie O'Sullivan, who defeated Kyren Wilson in the 2017 event.[2] However, O'Sullivan would lose to Mark Davis 1–6 in the semi-final. O'Sullivan was highly critical of the venue stating "The worst part was not the smell of urine..."This is about as bad as I've ever seen. It's a bit of a hellhole....I don't know what this gaff is, but I've just done an interview and all I can smell is urine.[3]

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh made the second maximum break of his career with a 147 in the opening frame of his 4–1 first round win against Soheil Vahedi.[4] On the following day Ronnie O'Sullivan made the 15th maximum break of his career with a 147 in the final frame of a second round whitewash of Allan Taylor.[5] This was the fourth time that two maximums were made at the main stage of a ranking tournament, and the third time in just over half a year.

Stuart Bingham won his fifth professional ranking title with a 9–7 victory against Mark Davis, who had reached his first ever ranking final at the age of 46, playing in his 28th season on the professional tour. Bingham became the first player to win two Home Nations Series events.[6]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £15,000

Tournament drawEdit

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
  Kurt Maflin1
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
  Allan Taylor0
 
  Scott Donaldson3
 
 
 
  Allan Taylor4
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
  Matthew Stevens1
 
  Jimmy White4
 
 
 
  Lyu Haotian2
 
  Jimmy White0
 
 
 
  Matthew Stevens4
 
  Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
  Chen Zifan1
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav1
 
  Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
  Gary Wilson0
 
  Liang Wenbo2
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav4
 
  Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
  Michael Georgiou3
 
  Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman0
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
  Joe Swail1
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin1
 
  Ken Doherty0
 
 
  Chris Wakelin4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  David Lilley4
 
 
 
  Tom Ford2
 
  David Lilley0
 
 
 
  Alan McManus4
 
  Alan McManus4
 
 
 
  Fan Zhengyi0
 
  Alan McManus1
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
  Oliver Lines4
 
 
 
  Joe O'Connor3
 
  Oliver Lines2
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
  Ross Muir2
 
  Neil Robertson2
 
 
 
  Luo Honghao4
 
  Martin O'Donnell2
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
  Stuart Carrington1
 
 
 
  Luo Honghao4
 
  Adam Duffy3
 
 
 
  Luo Honghao4
 
  Luo Honghao4
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill2
 
  Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
  Simon Lichtenberg0
 
  Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
  Sunny Akani0
 
  Kyren Wilson3
 
 
  Sunny Akani4
 

Section 3Edit

 
Last 128
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Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Judd Trump4
 
 
 
  Robin Hull1
 
  Judd Trump4
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong3
 
  Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
  Michael Judge3
 
  Judd Trump 4
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski2
 
  Li Hang0
 
 
 
  Ian Burns4
 
  Ian Burns3
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski 4
 
  Fergal O'Brien2
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
  Judd Trump2
 
 
 
  Ryan Day4
 
  Ryan Day4
 
 
 
  Ashley Hugill0
 
  Ryan Day4
 
 
 
  Zhang Yong0
 
  Zhang Yong4
 
 
 
  Chen Feilong3
 
  Ryan Day4
 
 
 
  Mark King2
 
  Ashley Carty3
 
 
 
  Mark King4
 
  Mark King4
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdon3
 
  Alfie Burden0
 
 
  Peter Ebdon4
 

Section 4Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
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  Robbie Williams1
 
 
 
  Mark Davis4
 
  Mark Davis4
 
 
 
  Adam Stefanow0
 
  Jamie Clarke1
 
 
 
  Adam Stefanow4
 
  Mark Davis4
 
 
 
  Mei Xiwen2
 
  Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
  James Wattana3
 
  Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
  Marco Fu1
 
  Marco Fu4
 
 
 
  Mark Joyce1
 
  Mark Davis4
 
 
 
  John Higgins2
 
  Luke Simmonds0
 
 
 
  Zhang Jiankang4
 
  Zhang Jiankang2
 
 
 
  Martin Gould4
 
  Martin Gould4
 
 
 
  Billy Joe Castle2
 
  Martin Gould1
 
 
 
  John Higgins4
 
  Tian Pengfei3
 
 
 
  Nigel Bond4
 
  Nigel Bond1
 
 
 
  John Higgins4
 
  John Higgins4
 
 
  Li Yuan1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Sanderson Lam0
 
  Mark Selby3
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston4
 
  Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
  Graeme Dott2
 
  Ben Woollaston3
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
  John Astley1
 
 
 
  Lukas Kleckers4
 
  Lukas Kleckers0
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
  Hammad Miah2
 
  Ricky Walden0
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
  Duane Jones0
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaei0
 
  Michael White3
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaei4
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh3
 
  Soheil Vahedi1
 
 
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
  Thor Chuan Leong3
 
  Thor Chuan Leong4
 
 
  Hamza Akbar1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda3
 
 
 
  Matthew Selt4
 
  Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
  Sam Baird0
 
  Sam Baird4
 
 
 
  Liam Highfield2
 
  Matthew Selt1
 
 
 
  Ali Carter4
 
  Ali Carter4
 
 
 
  Rory McLeod2
 
  Ali Carter4
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel1
 
  Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
  Niu Zhuang0
 
  Ali Carter4
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells3
 
  Lee Walker4
 
 
 
  Jak Jones3
 
  Lee Walker3
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells4
 
  Joe Perry2
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells4
 
  Daniel Wells4
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins3
 
  Rod Lawler0
 
 
 
  Sam Craigie4
 
  Sam Craigie3
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins4
 
  Barry Hawkins4
 
 
  Peter Lines0
 

Section 7Edit

 
Last 128
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Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
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  Shaun Murphy4
 
 
 
  Mike Dunn1
 
  Shaun Murphy4
 
 
 
  David Gilbert2
 
  Gerard Greene3
 
 
 
  David Gilbert4
 
  Shaun Murphy1
 
 
 
  Robert Milkins4
 
  Lu Ning2
 
 
 
  Robert Milkins4
 
  Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
  Elliot Slessor3
 
  Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
  Sean O'Sullivan2
 
  Robert Milkins3
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham4
 
  Mark Allen4
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton2
 
  Mark Allen3
 
 
 
  Yuan Sijun4
 
  Farakh Ajaib1
 
 
 
  Yuan Sijun4
 
  Yuan Sijun1
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham4
 
  Harvey Chandler1
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham4
 
  Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
  Steven Hallworth2
 
  Xiao Guodong2
 
 
  Steven Hallworth4
 

Section 8Edit

 
Last 128
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  Andrew Higginson2
 
 
 
  Jordan Brown4
 
  Jordan Brown4
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson3
 
  Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
  Michael Holt1
 
  Jordan Brown2
 
 
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
  Andy Lee2
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
  Yan Bingtao2
 
 
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
  James Cahill3
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong0
 
  Paul Davison3
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
  Xu Si2
 
  Xu Si4
 
 
 
  Chris Totten2
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
  Mark Williams3
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 
 
  Kishan Hirani1
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher0
 
 
 
  Mark Williams4
 
  Mark Williams4
 
 
  Dominic Dale1
 

FinalsEdit

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan5
 
 
 
  Luo Honghao3
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan1
 
 
 
  Mark Davis6
 
  Ryan Day1
 
 
 
  Mark Davis5
 
  Mark Davis7
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham9
 
  Stuart Bingham5
 
 
 
  Ali Carter2
 
  Stuart Bingham6
 
 
 
  Stephen Maguire3
 
  Noppon Saengkham3
 
 
  Stephen Maguire5
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Ben Williams.
K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, England, 21 October 2018.
Mark Davis
  England
7–9 Stuart Bingham
  England
Afternoon: 76–53 (Bingham 51), 0–75 (75), 41–65, 55–12, 17–64, 72–0 (72), 0–77 (77), 136–0 (136)
Evening: 94–44 (94), 40–82 (78), 0–73 (73), 84–42, 88–48 (65), 0–82 (82), 0–102 (102), 20–59
136 Highest break 102
1 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 7

Century breaksEdit

Total: 81[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018/19 Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Kyren Wilson 9-2 to claim title". BBC Sport. 22 October 2017. Archived from the original on 23 June 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "'A hellhole that stinks of urine': Ronnie O'Sullivan blasts English Open venue in Crawley". telegraph.co.uk. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Un-Nooh Makes 147 In Crawley". worldsnooker.com. 16 October 2018. Archived from the original on 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Rocket Fires Magic Maximum". worldsnooker.com. 17 October 2018. Archived from the original on 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Bingham Captures English Crown". worldsnooker.com. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  8. ^ "BetVictor English Open 2018 – Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 15–21 October 2018. Archived from the original on 15 October 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.