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2018 World Grand Prix

The 2018 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament, taking place from 19 to 25 February 2018 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1] It was the fifteenth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

Ladbrokes World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates19–25 February 2018
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£375,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Mark Joyce (140)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upChina Ding Junhui
Score10–3
2017
2019

Barry Hawkins was the defending champion, but he did not qualify for this edition of the tournament.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his fourth ranking title of the season and 32nd ranking title overall, beating Ding Junhui 10–3 in the final.[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 £15,000

Seeding listEdit

The top 32 players on the one-year ranking list, running from the 2017 Riga Masters until the 2018 Snooker Shoot-Out, have qualified for the tournament.[4]

Rank Player Total Points
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 425,500
2   Mark Williams 259,000
3   Judd Trump 234,500
4   Luca Brecel 232,600
5   Shaun Murphy 209,500
6   Mark Selby 198,225
7   Ding Junhui 177,000
8   John Higgins 171,000
9   Mark Allen 164,000
10   Kyren Wilson 134,725
11   Neil Robertson 132,000
12   Ryan Day 129,500
13   Stephen Maguire 114,000
14   Graeme Dott 106,000
15   Anthony McGill 99,000
16   Martin Gould 98,500
17   Yan Bingtao 96,500
18   Cao Yupeng 91,000
19   Joe Perry 85,500
20   Li Hang 84,000
21   Jack Lisowski 83,600
22   David Gilbert 71,500
23   Mark Joyce 71,000
24   Xiao Guodong 69,500
25   Ali Carter 69,000
26   Mark King 68,725
27   Jimmy Robertson 64,000
28   Ricky Walden 61,600
29   Michael Georgiou 61,500
30   Michael White 61,500
31   Stuart Bingham 58,500
32   Robert Milkins 57,000

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Greg Coniglio
Guild Hall, Preston, England, 25 February 2018.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
  England
10–3 Ding Junhui (7)
  China
Afternoon: 2–61 (53), 79–22 (71), 71–47, 42–81 (68), 124–8 (124), 113–16 (105), 42–64, 81–37 (59), 120–0 (120)
Evening: 113–4, 79–6, 89–16, 83–9 (83)
124 Highest break 68
3 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 2

Century breaksEdit

Total: 26[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "World Grand Prix: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Ding Junhui to win title". BBC Sport. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 14 March 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. ^ "Preston to Host Snooker's World Grand Prix". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Ladbrokes World Grand Prix 2018 Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 19–25 February 2018. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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