2018 Scottish Open (snooker)

The 2018 Scottish Open (known for sponsorship reasons as the BetVictor Scottish Open) was professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 10 to 16 December 2018 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.[1] It is the tenth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

2018 Scottish Open
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Tournament information
Dates10–16 December 2018
VenueEmirates Arena
CityGlasgow
CountryScotland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (147)
Final
ChampionNorthern Ireland Mark Allen
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score9–7
2017
2019

The tournament was won by Mark Allen who beat Shaun Murphy in the final. Allen led 6–3 but then Murphy won four frames in a row to take a 7–6 lead. Allen, however, won the next three frames to win 9–7.[2]

Neil Robertson was the defending champion, but he lost 2–4 to Ross Muir in the second round.

John Higgins made the ninth maximum break of his career in the third frame of his second round victory over Gerard Greene.[3]

Prize fundEdit

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

  • Winner: £70,000
  • Runner-up: £30,000
  • Semi-final: £20,000
  • Quarter-final: £10,000
  • Last 16: £6,000
  • Last 32: £3,500
  • Last 64: £2,500
  • Highest break: £2,000
  • Total: £366,000

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £20,000

Tournament 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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson (1)4
 
 
 
  Peter Lines1
 
  Neil Robertson (1)2
 
 
 
  Ross Muir4
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
 
 
  Ross Muir4
 
  Ross Muir2
 
 
 
  Sam Baird4
 
  Martin O'Donnell4
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin1
 
  Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
  Sam Baird4
 
  Rod Lawler3
 
 
 
  Sam Baird4
 
  Sam Baird4
 
 
 
  Ali Carter (16)3
 
  Ali Carter (16)4
 
 
 
  Luo Honghao0
 
  Ali Carter (16)4
 
 
 
  Michael Georgiou2
 
  Michael Georgiou4
 
 
 
  Sean O'Sullivan3
 
  Ali Carter (16)4
 
 
 
  David Lilley1
 
  Mark King4
 
 
 
  Mei Xiwen2
 
  Mark King3
 
 
 
  David Lilley4
 
  David Lilley4
 
 
  Tom Ford3
 

Section 2Edit

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
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  Joe Perry4
 
 
 
  James Wattana0
 
  Joe Perry4
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams2
 
  Liam Highfield2
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams4
 
  Joe Perry3
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson (9)4
 
  Li Hang3
 
 
 
  Paul Davison4
 
  Paul Davison0
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson (9)4
 
  Kyren Wilson (9)4
 
 
 
  Oliver Lines2
 
  Kyren Wilson (9)3
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy (8)4
 
  Nigel Bond4
 
 
 
  Andy Lee2
 
  Nigel Bond4
 
 
 
  Michael White1
 
  Allan Taylor2
 
 
 
  Michael White4
 
  Nigel Bond2
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy (8)4
 
  Sam Craigie2
 
 
 
  Michael Holt4
 
  Michael Holt0
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy (8)4
 
  Shaun Murphy (8)4
 
 
  Sunny Akani1
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins (5)3
 
 
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
  Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
  Lyu Haotian2
 
  Lyu Haotian4
 
 
 
  Fan Zhengyi2
 
  Zhou Yuelong0
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
  Gary Wilson3
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
  Eden Sharav2
 
  Hossein Vafaeiw/d
 
 
 
  Eden Sharavw/o
 
  Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
  Tian Pengfei3
 
  Stuart Bingham (12)0
 
 
 
  Tian Pengfei4
 
  Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
  Robin Hull0
 
  Robin Hull4
 
 
 
  Kishan Hirani2
 
  Tian Pengfei4
 
 
 
  Lu Ning3
 
  Lu Ning4
 
 
 
  Duane Jones3
 
  Lu Ning4
 
 
 
  Jak Jones3
 
  Sanderson Lam1
 
 
  Jak Jones4
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Matthew Selt3
 
 
 
  Ian Burns4
 
  Ian Burns4
 
 
 
  Mike Dunn1
 
  Joe O'Connor2
 
 
 
  Mike Dunn4
 
  Ian Burns4
 
 
 
  Billy Joe Castle1
 
  Hamza Akbar2
 
 
 
  Soheil Vahedi4
 
  Soheil Vahedi1
 
 
 
  Billy Joe Castle4
 
  Stephen Maguire (13)1
 
 
 
  Billy Joe Castle4
 
  Ian Burns1
 
 
 
  Judd Trump (4)4
 
  Zhang Jiankang4
 
 
 
  Simon Lichtenberg1
 
  Zhang Jiankang4
 
 
 
  Lee Walker2
 
  Jordan Brown2
 
 
 
  Lee Walker4
 
  Zhang Jiankang1
 
 
 
  Judd Trump (4)4
 
  Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
  Harvey Chandler1
 
  Ben Woollaston0
 
 
 
  Judd Trump (4)4
 
  Judd Trump (4)4
 
 
  Jimmy White0
 

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
 
              
 
 
 
 
  John Higgins (3)4
 
 
 
  Adam Duffy3
 
  John Higgins (3)4
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene0
 
  Chris Totten1
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene4
 
  John Higgins (3)4
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao0
 
  Ashley Carty4
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman2
 
  Ashley Carty0
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
  Basem Eltahhan0
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao4
 
  John Higgins (3)2
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden4
 
  Marco Fu (14)4
 
 
 
  Chen Zifan3
 
  Marco Fu (14)3
 
 
 
  Alfie Burden4
 
  Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
  Peter Ebdon2
 
  Alfie Burden4
 
 
 
  Zhang Yong3
 
  Thor Chuan Leong2
 
 
 
  James Cahill4
 
  James Cahill2
 
 
 
  Zhang Yong4
 
  Zhang Yong4
 
 
  Anthony McGill2
 

Section 6Edit

 
Last 128
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Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Rory McLeod2
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson4
 
  Scott Donaldson1
 
 
 
  Graeme Dott4
 
  Graeme Dott4
 
 
 
  Xu Si1
 
  Graeme Dott4
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel (11)3
 
  Alan McManus4
 
 
 
  John Astley3
 
  Alan McManus2
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel (11)4
 
  Luca Brecel (11)4
 
 
 
  Hammad Miah0
 
  Graeme Dott2
 
 
 
  Mark Allen (6)4
 
  Dechawat Poomjaeng0
 
 
 
  Luke Simmonds4
 
  Luke Simmonds3
 
 
 
  Yuan Sijun4
 
  Yuan Sijun4
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong0
 
  Yuan Sijun1
 
 
 
  Mark Allen (6)4
 
  Chen Feilong4
 
 
 
  Fraser Patrick3
 
  Chen Feilong1
 
 
 
  Mark Allen (6)4
 
  Mark Allen (6)4
 
 
  Liang Wenbo2
 

Section 7Edit

 
Last 128
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  Ding Junhui (7)4
 
 
 
  Niu Zhuang0
 
  Ding Junhui (7)4
 
 
 
  Robert Milkins1
 
  Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
  Fergal O'Brien0
 
  Ding Junhui (7)4
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong3
 
  Noppon Saengkham3
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale4
 
  Dominic Dale 3
 
 
 
  Zhao Xintong4
 
  Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
  Ashley Hugill1
 
  Ding Junhui (7)2
 
 
 
  Ryan Day (10)4
 
  Ryan Day (10)4
 
 
 
  Rhys Clark3
 
  Ryan Day (10)4
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton1
 
  Kurt Maflin1
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton4
 
  Ryan Day (10)4
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda2
 
  Jamie Clarke3
 
 
 
  Mark Davis4
 
  Mark Davis2
 
 
 
  Zhang Anda4
 
  Zhang Anda4
 
 
  Ken Doherty0
 

Section 8Edit

 
Last 128
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  Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
  Li Yuan2
 
  Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
  Elliot Slessor1
 
  Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh1
 
  Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
  Jimmy Robertson3
 
  Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
  Lukas Kleckers2
 
  Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski (15)1
 
  Jack Lisowski (15)4
 
 
 
  Adam Stefanow3
 
  Matthew Stevens0
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells4
 
  Joe Swail4
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson2
 
  Joe Swail2
 
 
 
  Mark Joyce4
 
  Mark Joyce4
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden2
 
  Mark Joyce1
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells4
 
  Craig MacGillivray2
 
 
 
  David Gilbert4
 
  David Gilbert1
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells4
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)w/d
 
 
  Daniel Wellsw/o
 

FinalsEdit

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Sam Baird0
 
 
 
  Shaun Murphy (8)5
 
  Shaun Murphy (8)6
 
 
 
  Judd Trump (4)3
 
  Stuart Carrington3
 
 
 
  Judd Trump (4)5
 
  Shaun Murphy (8)7
 
 
 
  Mark Allen (6)9
 
  Alfie Burden0
 
 
 
  Mark Allen (6)5
 
  Mark Allen (6)6
 
 
 
  Daniel Wells5
 
  Ryan Day (10)1
 
 
  Daniel Wells5
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Greg Coniglio
Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 December 2018.
Shaun Murphy (8)
  England
7–9 Mark Allen (6)
  Northern Ireland
Afternoon: 0–110 (110), 69–5 (53), 60–64, 72–52 (56), 66–44, 4–82 (82), 52–75 (64), 4–83 (70)
Evening: 7–68, 108–0 (50), 77–0, 128–0 (115), 57–44, 1–73 (66), 0–134 (134), 36–83 (83)
115 Highest break 134
1 Century breaks 2
4 50+ breaks 7

Century breaksEdit

Total: 70

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018/2019 Calendar_December". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Mark Allen beats Shaun Murphy 9-7 in Scottish Open final". BBC Sport. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Higgins Makes Glasgow 147". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.