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The 2018 BetVictor Northern Ireland Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 12–18 November 2018 in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[1] It was the eighth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

Northern Ireland Open
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Tournament information
Dates12–18 November 2018
VenueWaterfront Hall
CityBelfast
CountryNorthern Ireland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakChina Li Hang (145)
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (145)
Final
ChampionEngland Judd Trump
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–7
2017

Mark Williams was the defending champion, but he was beaten 3–4 by Ali Carter in the second round.[2]

Judd Trump won his ninth professional ranking title with a 9–7 final victory against Ronnie O'Sullivan.[3]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

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

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Mark Williams4
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden2
 
  Mark Williams3
 
 
 
  Ali Carter4
 
  Paul Davison1
 
 
 
  Ali Carter4
 
  Ali Carter4
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong2
 
  Fan Zhengyi0
 
 
 
  Sunny Akani4
 
  Sunny Akani3
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong4
 
  Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
  Harvey Chandler3
 
  Ali Carter3
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav4
 
  Joe Perry2
 
 
 
  Nigel Bond4
 
  Nigel Bond2
 
 
 
  Joe Swail4
 
  Luke Simmonds1
 
 
 
  Joe Swail4
 
  Joe Swail2
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav4
 
  Mark Joyce0
 
 
 
  Michael White4
 
  Michael White2
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav4
 
  Eden Sharav4
 
 
  Li Yuan3
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Adam Duffy0
 
 
 
  Sam Craigie4
 
  Sam Craigie2
 
 
 
  Li Hang4
 
  Zhang Yong3
 
 
 
  Li Hang4
 
  Li Hang4
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson0
 
  Ashley Carty0
 
 
 
  Kurt Maflin4
 
  Kurt Maflin3
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston3
 
  Li Hang1
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdon4
 
  Mark Davis4
 
 
 
  Noppon Saengkham3
 
  Mark Davis4
 
 
 
  Luo Honghao1
 
  Luo Honghao4
 
 
 
  Lyu Haotian2
 
  Mark Davis1
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdon4
 
  Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
  Patrick Wallace0
 
  Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
  Lee Walker3
 
  Kyren Wilson3
 
 
  Lee Walker4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Judd Trump4
 
 
 
  Matthew Selt2
 
  Judd Trump4
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington0
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
  Xu Si1
 
  Judd Trump4
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski0
 
  Liam Highfield4
 
 
 
  James Wattana2
 
  Liam Highfield3
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaei0
 
  Judd Trump4
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel2
 
  Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
  Raymond Fry1
 
  Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
  Ian Burns 0
 
  Ian Burns4
 
 
 
  Farakh Ajaib1
 
  Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
  Gary Wilson2
 
  Zhao Xintong1
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells4
 
  Daniel Wells3
 
 
 
  Gary Wilson4
 
  Gary Wilson4
 
 
  Adam Stefanow3
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Jordan Brown1
 
 
 
  Robin Hull4
 
  Robin Hull4
 
 
 
  Tian Pengfei1
 
  Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
  Mike Dunn3
 
  Robin Hull3
 
 
 
  Ryan Day4
 
  Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao3
 
  Zhang Anda3
 
 
 
  Ryan Day4
 
  Ryan Day4
 
 
 
  Michael Georgiou1
 
  Ryan Day4
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson0
 
  Jamie Clarke1
 
 
 
  Yuan Sijun4
 
  Yuan Sijun3
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson4
 
  Andrew Higginsonw/o
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbow/d
 
  Andrew Higginson4
 
 
 
  Billy Joe Castle2
 
  Graeme Dott3
 
 
 
  Billy Joe Castle4
 
  Billy Joe Castle4
 
 
 
  Rory McLeod1
 
  John Higgins2
 
 
  Rory McLeod4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
  Soheil Vahedi0
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
  Mei Xiwen1
 
  Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
  Zhang Jiankang0
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
  Tom Ford0
 
  Thor Chuan Leong1
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin4
 
  Chris Wakelin3
 
 
 
  Tom Ford4
 
  Tom Ford4
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler3
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong1
 
  Stephen Maguire2
 
 
 
  Michael Holt4
 
  Michael Holt4
 
 
 
  Mark King3
 
  Mark King4
 
 
 
  John Astley0
 
  Michael Holt3
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
  Lukas Kleckers1
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
  Kishan Hirani0
 
  Kishan Hirani4
 
 
  Jak Jones3
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Alan McManus4
 
 
 
  Allan Taylor0
 
  Alan McManus1
 
 
 
  Lu Ning4
 
  Craig Steadman3
 
 
 
  Lu Ning4
 
  Lu Ning4
 
 
 
  Hammad Miah2
 
  Hammad Miah4
 
 
 
  Basem Eltahhan2
 
  Hammad Miah4
 
 
 
  Niu Zhuang0
 
  Mark Allen1
 
 
 
  Niu Zhuang4
 
  Lu Ning0
 
 
 
  David Gilbert4
 
  Ricky Walden3
 
 
 
  Matthew Stevens4
 
  Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene1
 
  Gerard Greene4
 
 
 
  Oliver Lines0
 
  Matthew Stevens2
 
 
 
  David Gilbert4
 
  David Gilbert4
 
 
 
  Fergal O'Brien1
 
  David Gilbert4
 
 
 
  Chen Zifan2
 
  Barry Hawkins3
 
 
  Chen Zifan4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy2
 
 
 
  Sam Baird4
 
  Sam Baird3
 
 
 
  Chris Totten4
 
  Dominic Dale3
 
 
 
  Chris Totten4
 
  Chris Totten1
 
 
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
  Robert Milkins0
 
 
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
  Ross Muir0
 
  Elliot Slessor1
 
 
 
  Ross Muir4
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams0
 
  Stuart Bingham2
 
 
 
  Peter Lines4
 
  Peter Lines2
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams4
 
  Simon Lichtenberg0
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams4
 
  Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
  Sanderson Lam1
 
  Andy Lee1
 
 
 
  Sean O'Sullivan4
 
  Sean O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
  Sanderson Lam4
 
  Sanderson Lam4
 
 
  Joe O'Connor3
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  David Lilley4
 
 
 
  Duane Jones2
 
  David Lilley2
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson4
 
  Ken Doherty1
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson4
 
  Scott Donaldson1
 
 
 
  Martin O'Donnell4
 
  Jimmy White3
 
 
 
  Martin O'Donnell4
 
  Martin O'Donnell4
 
 
 
  Chen Feilong1
 
  Marco Fu2
 
 
 
  Chen Feilong4
 
  Martin O'Donnell2
 
 
 
  Mark Selby4
 
  Anthony McGill0
 
 
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher3
 
 
 
  Hamza Akbar4
 
  Ashley Hugill2
 
 
 
  Hamza Akbar4
 
  Hamza Akbar0
 
 
 
  Mark Selby4
 
  Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
  James Cahill1
 
  Jimmy Robertson 0
 
 
 
  Mark Selby4
 
  Mark Selby4
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton1
 

FinalsEdit

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav5
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdon4
 
  Eden Sharav3
 
 
 
  Judd Trump6
 
  Judd Trump5
 
 
 
  Ryan Day3
 
  Judd Trump9
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan7
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan5
 
 
 
  David Gilbert2
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan6
 
 
 
  Mark Selby5
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh3
 
 
  Mark Selby5
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Maike Kesseler.
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 18 November 2018.
Judd Trump
  England
9–7 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  England
Afternoon: 76–64 (O'Sullivan 64), 0–73 (69), 1–65 (65), 112–12 (105), 117–6 (117), 41–78 (58), 108–0 (108), 48–60 (58)
Evening: 24–68 (61), 64–52, 73–33 (51), 0–78 (78), 0–134 (134), 92–0 (54), 65–5, 79–0 (79)
117 Highest break 134
3 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 8

Century breaksEdit

Total: 71

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calendar 2018/2019_November". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Ali Carter ends Mark Williams' title defence in Belfast". Eurosport. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Trump Downs The Rocket In Thriller". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.