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2018 Players Championship (snooker)

The 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 19–25 March 2018 in Llandudno, Wales.[1] It was the eighteenth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

Players Championship
Logo-2017 Ladbrokes Players Championship.jpg
Tournament information
Dates19–25 March 2018
CityLlandudno
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£380,000
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (143)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score10–4
2017
2019

Judd Trump was the defending champion, but he was beaten by Ronnie O'Sullivan 6–5 in the semi-finals.

Ronnie O'Sullivan captured his 33rd ranking title and fifth ranking title of the season by defeating Shaun Murphy 10–4 in the final, equalling the record of most ranking titles in a season shared by Stephen Hendry, Ding Junhui and Mark Selby.[2]

Prize fundEdit

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £30,000

Seeding listEdit

The seedings were conducted on the basis of the one-year ranking list up to and including the 2018 Gibraltar Open.[4]

Seeding Player Total Points
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 535,500
2   Mark Williams 267,500
3   John Higgins 248,500
4   Judd Trump 242,000
5   Luca Brecel 240,100
6   Shaun Murphy 222,000
7   Mark Selby 220,725
8   Ding Junhui 219,500
9   Mark Allen 172,500
10   Ryan Day 159,500
11   Kyren Wilson 149,725
12   Neil Robertson 142,000
13   Stephen Maguire 136,500
14   Anthony McGill 117,000
15   Yan Bingtao 114,000
16   Graeme Dott 113,500

Main drawEdit

Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
            
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
16   Graeme Dott 1
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
8   Ding Junhui 3
8   Ding Junhui 6
9   Mark Allen 2
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
4   Judd Trump 5
5   Luca Brecel 2
12   Neil Robertson 6
12   Neil Robertson 1
4   Judd Trump 6
4   Judd Trump 6
13   Stephen Maguire 4
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
6   Shaun Murphy 4
3   John Higgins 0
14   Anthony McGill 6
14   Anthony McGill 5
6   Shaun Murphy 6
6   Shaun Murphy 6
11   Kyren Wilson 3
6   Shaun Murphy 6
2   Mark Williams 3
7   Mark Selby 3
10   Ryan Day 6
10   Ryan Day 3
2   Mark Williams 6
2   Mark Williams 6
15   Yan Bingtao 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Jan Scheers.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales, 25 March 2018.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
  England
10–4 Shaun Murphy (6)
  England
Afternoon: 39–93 (93), 67–55 (54), 80–67 (O'Sullivan 50, Murphy 55), 76–9, 30–86 (61), 65–50 (65), 92–14, 70–0 (69), 0–77 (77)
Evening: 92–43 (92), 0–137 (137), 98–7 (54), 121–9 (76), 90–23 (85)
92 Highest break 137
0 Century breaks 1
8 50+ breaks 5

Century breaksEdit

Total: 28[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "O'Sullivan Beats Murphy To Equal Titles Record". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 25 March 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  4. ^ "1 Year List 2017/2018". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. June 2017 – May 2018.
  5. ^ "Ladbrokes Players Championship 2018 Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 19–25 March 2018. Archived from the original on 14 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.