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The 2018 Kaspersky Riga Masters was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 27–29 July 2018 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.[1] It was the first ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.

Kaspersky Riga Masters
Tournament information
Dates27–29 July 2018
VenueArena Riga[1]
CityRiga
CountryLatvia[1]
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£259,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest breakChina Liang Wenbo (140)
Final
ChampionAustralia Neil Robertson
Runner-upEngland Jack Lisowski
Score5–2
2017
2019

Ryan Day was the defending champion, however he lost 3-4 to Ali Carter in the last 64.

Liang Wenbo made the highest break of the tournament with 140 in the second round against Neil Robertson. Liang potted all blacks with reds during the break but this was not a maximum break as he potted 13th and 14th reds in the same shot.[2]

Neil Robertson won the event for the second time in three years, winning his 14th ranking title, defeating Jack Lisowski 5–2 in the final. This was Lisowski's first ranking event final.

Prize fundEdit

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £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 9 frames
Final
Best of 9 frames
 
                      
 
 
 
 
  Jamie Jones4
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler2
 
  Jamie Jones0
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin 4
 
  Chris Wakelinw/o
 
 
 
  Sam Craigiew/d
 
  Chris Wakelin4
 
 
 
  Mark King3
 
  Robbie Williams3
 
 
 
  Lukas Kleckers4
 
  Lukas Kleckers2
 
 
 
  Mark King4
 
  Xu Si2
 
 
 
  Mark King4
 
  Chris Wakelin2
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
  Mei Xiwen2
 
 
 
  Joe Swail4
 
  Joe Swail3
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
  Fergal O'Brien3
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong1
 
  David Lilley0
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy4
 
  Shaun Murphy0
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong4
 
  Nigel Bond0
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong4
 
  Stuart Carrington0
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson5
 
  Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
  Robin Hull3
 
  Scott Donaldson3
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
  Zhou Yuelong1
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman4
 
  Craig Steadman2
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
  Kurt Maflin2
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo4
 
  Liang Wenbo3
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
  Li Yuan2
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
  Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden2
 
  Barry Hawkins3
 
 
 
  Li Hang4
 
  Li Hang0
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
  Jimmy White0
 
  Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
  Mark Allen2
 
  Mark Allen4
 
 
 
  Peter Lines3
 
  Mark Allen4
 
 
 
  Ali Carter2
 
  Ali Carter4
 
 
 
  Ryan Day3
 
  Neil Robertson5
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski2
 
  Michael White4
 
 
 
  David Gilbert 3
 
  Michael White1
 
 
 
  Joe Perry4
 
  Joe Perry4
 
 
 
  Robert Milkins3
 
  Joe Perry0
 
 
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene1
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
  Joe O'Connor2
 
  Lee Walker1
 
 
 
  Joe O'Connor4
 
  Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson 2
 
  Luke Simmonds0
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson4
 
  Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
  Simon Bedford2
 
  Niu Zhuang0
 
 
 
  Simon Bedford4
 
  Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton2
 
  Yan Bingtaow/d
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamiltonw/o
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
  Michael Holt1
 
  Liam Highfield1
 
 
 
  Michael Holt4
 
  Stephen Maguire1
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski5
 
  Tian Pengfei3
 
 
 
  Graeme Dott4
 
  Graeme Dott4
 
 
 
  Ashley Carty0
 
  Ashley Carty4
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill2
 
  Graeme Dott4
 
 
 
  Mark Davis0
 
  Xiao Guodong1
 
 
 
  Marco Fu4
 
  Marco Fu3
 
 
 
  Mark Davis4
 
  Mark Davis4
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel2
 
  Graeme Dott0
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
  Rory McLeod0
 
 
 
  Zhang Yong4
 
  Zhang Yong4
 
 
 
  Mark Williams3
 
  Mark Williams4
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston2
 
  Zhang Yong1
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
  Oliver Lines4
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden2
 
  Oliver Lines0
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
  Ian Burns2
 
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 9 frames. Referee:   Paul Collier.
Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, 29 July 2018.
Neil Robertson
  Australia
5–2 Jack Lisowski
  England
60–21, 73–59, 122–0 (117), 45–73, 81–66, 32–72, 72–37
117 Highest break 38
1 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 0

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 2 and 5 July 2018 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were the best of 7 frames.[3][4]

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

Century breaksEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

Total: 31

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Total: 18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kaspersky Riga Masters 2018". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  2. ^ "World Records - snooker.org". www.snooker.org. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  3. ^ "Kapersky Riga Masters 2018 Qualifiers Draw" (pdf). worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  4. ^ Årdalen, Hermund. "Kaspersky Riga Masters (2018) - snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-06-07.