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2018 European Masters

The 2018 D88.com European Masters was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 1 to 7 October 2018 in Lommel, Belgium. It was the fifth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.[1]

European Masters
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Tournament information
Dates1–7 October 2018
VenueDe Soeverein
CityLommel
CountryBelgium
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£398,500
Winner's share£75,000
Highest breakEngland Jimmy Robertson (135)
England Jack Lisowski (135)
Final
ChampionEngland Jimmy Robertson
Runner-upEngland Joe Perry
Score9–6
2017
2020

Qualifying took place on 17 and 18 August 2018 in Preston, England.

Judd Trump was the defending champion after winning the previous two events, but he lost 2–4 to Tian Pengfei in the second round.

Jimmy Robertson reached his first ever ranking event semi-final, which he converted into his first professional ranking event title, beating Joe Perry 9–6 in the final.[2]

Prize fundEdit

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £10,000

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 Trump4
 
 
 
  Liam Highfield0
 
  Judd Trump2
 
 
 
  Tian Pengfei4
 
  Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
  Li Hang3
 
  Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo2
 
  Marco Fu3
 
 
 
  Fergal O'Brien4
 
  Fergal O'Brien2
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo4
 
  Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden3
 
  Tian Pengfei3
 
 
 
  Joe Perry4
 
  Oliver Lines1
 
 
 
  Joe Perry4
 
  Joe Perry4
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson3
 
  Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson2
 
  Joe Perry4
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson1
 
  Michael Georgiou2
 
 
 
  Allan Taylor4
 
  Allan Taylor2
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson4
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh1
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson4
 
  Joe Perry6
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton3
 
  John Higgins[4]w/d
 
 
 
  Thor Chuan Leongw/o
 
  Thor Chuan Leong2
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
  Zhang Jiankang1
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel3
 
  Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
  Luo Honghao2
 
  Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
  Alan McManus3
 
  Yan Bingtao3
 
 
 
  Alan McManus4
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski3
 
  Duane Jones1
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
  Peter Lines2
 
  Peter Lines4
 
 
 
  Paul Davison0
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda2
 
  Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher3
 
  Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav2
 
  Hossein Vafaeiw/d
 
 
 
  Eden Sharavw/o
 
  Joe Perry6
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson9
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Sam Craigie1
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
 
  Mark Davis2
 
  Scott Donaldson2
 
 
 
  Mark Davis4
 
  Mark Selby2
 
 
 
  Ryan Day4
 
  Ryan Day4
 
 
 
  Yuan Sijun1
 
  Ryan Day4
 
 
 
  Elliot Slessor3
 
  David Gilbert3
 
 
 
  Elliot Slessor4
 
  Ryan Day1
 
 
 
  Mark King4
 
  Zhao Xintong1
 
 
 
  Mark King4
 
  Mark King4
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham0
 
  Chris Wakelin1
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham4
 
  Mark King4
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden1
 
  Rory McLeod1
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman2
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins0
 
  Mark King4
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson6
 
  Gary Wilson4
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington2
 
  Gary Wilson2
 
 
 
  Ross Muir4
 
  Ross Muir4
 
 
 
  Lee Walker2
 
  Ross Muir3
 
 
 
  Mark Allen4
 
  Mark Allen4
 
 
 
  Ashley Hugill1
 
  Mark Allen4
 
 
 
  Jak Jones2
 
  Jak Jones4
 
 
 
  Adam Duffy3
 
  Mark Allen2
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson4
 
  Peter Ebdon1
 
 
 
  Ali Carter4
 
  Ali Carter3
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill4
 
  Chris Totten3
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill4
 
  Anthony McGill3
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson4
 
  Ken Doherty0
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
  Zhou Yuelong3
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson4
 
  Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
  Zhang Yong3
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Jan Scheers.
De Soeverein, Lommel, Belgium, 7 October 2018.
Joe Perry
  England
6–9 Jimmy Robertson
  England
Afternoon: 17–69 (65), 21–71, 30–59, 0–79 (75), 37–70 (54), 66–9, 62–33, 64–46
Evening: 52–63, 56–75 (Perry 56, Robertson 75), 119–0 (106), 138–0 (59, 60), 110–0 (110), 19–68 (54), 4–108 (108)
110 Highest break 108
2 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 6

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 17 and 18 August 2018 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 7 frames.

  Judd Trump 4–0[nb 1]   Martin O'Donnell
  Liam Highfield 4–1   John Astley
  Tom Ford 2–4   Tian Pengfei
  Li Hang 4–0   Sunny Akani
  Marco Fu 4–1   Nigel Bond
  Andy Hicks 1–4   Fergal O'Brien
  Liang Wenbo 4–2   Li Yuan
  Joe Swail 0–4   Alfie Burden
  Oliver Lines 4–2   Matthew Selt
  Joe Perry 4–0   Sean O'Sullivan
  Dechawat Poomjaeng 2–4   Andrew Higginson
  Neil Robertson 4–3   Dominic Dale
  Michael Georgiou 4–1   Jimmy White
  Simon Bedford 2–4   Allan Taylor
  Harvey Chandler 2–4   Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  Kyren Wilson 4–2   Basem Eltahhan
  John Higgins 4–0   Chen Feilong
  Thor Chuan Leong 4–1   Noppon Saengkham
  Anthony Hamilton 4–0   Robin Hull
  Zhang Jiankang 4–2   Michael Holt
  Luca Brecel 4–2[nb 1]   Daniel Wells
  Niu Zhuang 3–4   Luo Honghao
  Yan Bingtao 4–1   Chen Zifan
  Alan McManus 4–1   Soheil Vahedi
  Duane Jones 4–2   Mark Joyce
  Jack Lisowski 4–1   James Wattana
  Billy Joe Castle 2–4   Peter Lines
  Stephen Maguire 1–4   Paul Davison
  Lyu Haotian 0–4   Zhang Anda
  Michael White 1–4   Alexander Ursenbacher
  Hossein Vafaei 4–2   Rod Lawler
  Ronnie O'Sullivan[5] w/d–w/o   Eden Sharav
  Mark Selby 4–3   Mei Xiwen
  Ashley Carty 1–4   Sam Craigie
  Robert Milkins 2–4   Scott Donaldson
  Mark Davis 4–2   Sam Baird
  Ryan Day 4–2   Hamza Akbar
  Yuan Sijun 4–2   Gerard Greene
  David Gilbert 4–3   Robbie Williams
  Ben Woollaston 0–4   Elliot Slessor
  Matthew Stevens 1–4   Zhao Xintong
  Mark King 4–2   Ian Burns
  Joe O'Connor 0–4   Chris Wakelin
  Stuart Bingham 4–3   Jamie Jones
  Rory McLeod 4–3   Lukas Kleckers
  Ricky Walden 4–3   Hammad Miah
  Craig Steadman 4–2   Adam Stefanów
  Barry Hawkins 4–2   Sanderson Lam
  Shaun Murphy 3–4   Gary Wilson
  Jamie Clarke 1–4   Stuart Carrington
  Martin Gould 2–4   Ross Muir
  Lee Walker 4–0   Fan Zhengyi
  Mark Allen 4–3   David Lilley
  Ashley Hugill 4–2   Kishan Hirani
  Graeme Dott 2–4   Jak Jones
  Simon Lichtenberg 0–4   Adam Duffy
  Peter Ebdon 4–2   Jordan Brown
  Ali Carter 4–2   Xu Si
  James Cahill 3–4   Chris Totten
  Anthony McGill 4–1   Lu Ning
  Ken Doherty 4–2   Kurt Maflin
  Zhou Yuelong 4–2   Mike Dunn
  Andy Lee 3–4   Jimmy Robertson
  Mark Williams[6] w/d–w/o   Zhang Yong
Notes
  1. ^ a b Match was held over and played in Lommel.

Century breaksEdit

Main stage centuriesEdit

Total: 24

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Total: 18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018/19 Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Robertson Captures First Title". World Snooker. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Higgins Pulls Out Of D88.com European Masters Belgium - World Snooker". World Snooker. 30 September 2018.
  5. ^ "O'Sullivan Pulls Out Of European Masters - World Snooker". World Snooker. 16 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Williams Withdraws From Belgium - World Snooker". World Snooker. 28 September 2018.

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