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2018 Gibraltar Open

The 2018 ManBetX Gibraltar Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 7–11 March 2018 in Gibraltar.[1] It was the seventeenth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

Gibraltar Open
Tournament information
Dates7–11 March 2018
VenueTercentenary Sports Hall
CityGibraltar
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£153,000
Winner's share£25,000
Highest breakEngland Stuart Bingham
Scotland Scott Donaldson
Scotland Anthony McGill
(140)
Final
ChampionWales Ryan Day
Runner-upChina Cao Yupeng
Score4–0
2017
2019

Shaun Murphy was the defending champion, but due to back and neck problems he withdrew prior to the tournament.[2][3]

Ryan Day captured his second career ranking title, both won in the 2017/2018 season. He did so with a 4–0 win 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 £25,000

Main 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson 0
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham 4
 
  Stuart Bingham 4
 
 
 
  Mark King 2
 
  Mark King 4
 
 
 
  Nigel Bond 1
 
  Stuart Bingham 4
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham 2
 
  Noppon Saengkham 4
 
 
 
  Barry Pinches 1
 
  Noppon Saengkham 4
 
 
 
  James Cahill 1
 
  Eden Sharav 1
 
 
 
  James Cahill 4
 
  Stuart Bingham 4
 
 
 
  Ken Doherty 1
 
  Ken Doherty 4
 
 
 
  Andreas Ploner2
 
  Ken Doherty 4
 
 
 
  Kurt Maflin 0
 
  Stephen Maguire w/d
 
 
 
  Kurt Maflin w/o
 
  Ken Doherty 4
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale 3
 
  Li Yuan 1
 
 
 
  Tom Ford 4
 
  Tom Ford 2
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale 4
 
  Dominic Dale 4
 
 
  Chris Totten 1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Yu Delu 4
 
 
 
  Louis Heathcote 1
 
  Yu Delu 4
 
 
 
  Thor Chuan Leong 1
 
  Ding Junhui w/d
 
 
 
  Thor Chuan Leong w/o
 
  Yu Delu 4
 
 
 
  Jamie Cope 2
 
  Shaun Murphy w/d
 
 
 
  Jamie Cope w/o
 
  Jamie Cope 4
 
 
 
  Rory McLeod 2
 
  Ian Preece 3
 
 
 
  Rory McLeod 4
 
  Yu Delu 1
 
 
 
  Cao Yupeng 4
 
  Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
  Mike Dunn 3
 
  Matthew Stevens 2
 
 
 
  Cao Yupeng 4
 
  Yuan Sijun 3
 
 
 
  Cao Yupeng 4
 
  Cao Yupeng 4
 
 
 
  Sam Craigie2
 
  Sam Craigie 4
 
 
 
  Joe O'Connor 2
 
  Sam Craigie 4
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins 1
 
  Chris Wakelin 0
 
 
  Barry Hawkins 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Allan Taylor 4
 
 
 
  Andy Symons 2
 
  Allan Taylor 4
 
 
 
  Niu Zhuang 3
 
  Niu Zhuang 4
 
 
 
  Mike Finn 2
 
  Allan Taylor 1
 
 
 
  Lee Walker 4
 
  Hamza Akbar 2
 
 
 
  Jak Jones 4
 
  Jak Jones 0
 
 
 
  Lee Walker 4
 
  Gerard Greene 3
 
 
 
  Lee Walker 4
 
  Lee Walker 4
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill 2
 
  Paul Davison 3
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill 4
 
  Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
  David Grace2
 
  David Grace 4
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston 1
 
  Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
  Oliver Lines 0
 
  Li Hang 4
 
 
 
  Matthew Glasby 1
 
  Li Hang 0
 
 
 
  Oliver Lines 4
 
  Oliver Lines 4
 
 
  Elliot Slessor 2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones 3
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams 4
 
  Robbie Williams 0
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo 4
 
  Liang Wenbo 4
 
 
 
  Alex Borg 1
 
  Liang Wenbo 1
 
 
 
  Matthew Selt 4
 
  Mitchell Mann 4
 
 
 
  Patrick Whelan 3
 
  Mitchell Mann 2
 
 
 
  Matthew Selt 4
 
  Matthew Selt w/o
 
 
 
  Darren Morgan w/d
 
  Matthew Selt 0
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson 4
 
  John Astley 4
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson 0
 
  John Astley 2
 
 
 
  Andy Hicks 4
 
  Robert Milkins 2
 
 
 
  Andy Hicks 4
 
  Andy Hicks 2
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson 4
 
  Kyren Wilson 4
 
 
 
  Mark Joyce 1
 
  Kyren Wilson 4
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells 1
 
  Daniel Wells 4
 
 
  Ian Burns 2
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler 3
 
 
 
  Matthew Day 4
 
  Matthew Day 0
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden 4
 
  Alfie Burden 4
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden 2
 
  Alfie Burden 4
 
 
 
  Michael Georgiou 1
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh w/d
 
 
 
  Mei Xiwen w/o
 
  Mei Xiwen 2
 
 
 
  Michael Georgiou 4
 
  Michael Georgiou 4
 
 
 
  Liam Highfield 1
 
  Alfie Burden 3
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson 4
 
  Sam Baird 3
 
 
 
  Jamie Clarke 4
 
  Jamie Clarke 4
 
 
 
  Jamie Curtis-Barrett 0
 
  Jamie Curtis-Barrett 4
 
 
 
  Leo Fernandez 3
 
  Jamie Clarke 0
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson 4
 
  Scott Donaldson 4
 
 
 
  Duane Jones 1
 
  Scott Donaldson 4
 
 
 
  Simon Lichtenberg 1
 
  Joe Swail w/d
 
 
  Simon Lichtenberg w/o
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Brian Ochoiski 2
 
 
 
  Aditya Mehta 4
 
  Aditya Mehta 4
 
 
 
  Kurt Dunham 1
 
  Ali Carter w/d
 
 
 
  Kurt Dunham w/o
 
  Aditya Mehta 2
 
 
 
  Tian Pengfei 4
 
  Chen Zhe 1
 
 
 
  Tian Pengfei 4
 
  Tian Pengfei 4
 
 
 
  Gary Wilson 1
 
  Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
  Umut Dikme 0
 
  Tian Pengfei 1
 
 
 
  Zhang Yong 4
 
  Zhang Yong 4
 
 
 
  Billy Joe Castle 1
 
  Zhang Yong 4
 
 
 
  Sean O'Sullivan 2
 
  Sean O'Sullivan w/o
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao w/d
 
  Zhang Yong 4
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong 1
 
  Peter Ebdon 3
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman 4
 
  Craig Steadman 1
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong 4
 
  Sanderson Lam 2
 
 
  Zhao Xintong 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Soheil Vahedi 4
 
 
 
  Jackson Page 2
 
  Soheil Vahedi 4
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda 2
 
  Zhou Yuelong 2
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda 4
 
  Soheil Vahedi 3
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski 4
 
  Peter Lines 3
 
 
 
  Jamie O'Neill 4
 
  Jamie O'Neill 3
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski 4
 
  Ross Muir 0
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski 4
 
  Jack Lisowski 1
 
 
 
  Joe Perry 4
 
  Mark Davis 2
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington 4
 
  Stuart Carrington 2
 
 
 
  Michael Wild 4
 
  Fergal O'Brien 1
 
 
 
  Michael Wild 4
 
  Michael Wild 1
 
 
 
  Joe Perry 4
 
  Ashley Hugill 2
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton 4
 
  Anthony Hamilton 1
 
 
 
  Joe Perry 4
 
  Adam Duffy 1
 
 
  Joe Perry 4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Xu Si 2
 
 
 
  Ryan Day 4
 
  Ryan Day 4
 
 
 
  Oliver Brown 1
 
  Michael White 1
 
 
 
  Oliver Brown 4
 
  Ryan Day 4
 
 
 
  Martin O'Donnell 1
 
  Luca Brecel 1
 
 
 
  Martin O'Donnell 4
 
  Martin O'Donnell 4
 
 
 
  Jimmy White 2
 
  Jimmy White 4
 
 
 
  Christopher Keogan 3
 
  Ryan Day 4
 
 
 
  Fang Xiongman 1
 
  Michael Holt w/d
 
 
 
  Brandon Sargeant w/o
 
  Brandon Sargeant 4
 
 
 
  Thomas Kevern 3
 
  Josh Boileau w/d
 
 
 
  Thomas Kevern w/o
 
  Brandon Sargeant 3
 
 
 
  Fang Xiongman 4
 
  Hammad Miah 4
 
 
 
  Chen Zifan 0
 
  Hammad Miah 2
 
 
 
  Fang Xiongman 4
 
  Lukas Kleckers 2
 
 
  Fang Xiongman 4
 

FinalsEdit

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham 0
 
 
 
  Cao Yupeng 4
 
  Cao Yupeng 4
 
 
 
  Lee Walker 2
 
  Lee Walker 4
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson 0
 
  Cao Yupeng 0
 
 
 
  Ryan Day 4
 
  Scott Donaldson 4
 
 
 
  Zhang Yong 2
 
  Scott Donaldson 3
 
 
 
  Ryan Day 4
 
  Joe Perry 1
 
 
  Ryan Day 4
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee:   Desislava Bozhilova.
Tercentenary Sports Hall, Gibraltar, 11 March 2018.
Cao Yupeng
  China
0–4 Ryan Day
  Wales
0–88 (58), 7–86 (72), 0–100 (100), 17–80
8 Highest break 100
0 Century breaks 1
0 50+ breaks 3

Amateur pre-qualifyingEdit

These matches were played in Gibraltar on 7–8 March 2018. All matches were best of 7 frames.

Round 1Edit

Round 2Edit

Round 3Edit

Century breaksEdit

Main rounds centuriesEdit

Total: 35[6]

Qualifying rounds centuriesEdit

Total: 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Murphy Rules The Rock". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Murphy An Injury Doubt For Llandudno". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Rock Blast For Dynamite Day". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  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. ^ "Gibraltar Open 2018 Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 7–11 March 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-02-16.