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The 2019 XingPai China Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place between 1–7 April 2019 in Beijing, China.[1] It was the nineteenth and penultimate ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.

XingPai China Open
Tournament information
Dates1–7 April 2019
VenueOlympic Sports Center Gymnasium
CityBeijing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£1,000,000
Winner's share£225,000
Highest breakEngland Stuart Bingham (147)
Final
ChampionAustralia Neil Robertson
Runner-upEngland Jack Lisowski
Score11–4
2018

Neil Robertson won his second China Open title, and the 16th ranking title of his career, defeating Jack Lisowski 11–4 in the final.[2]

Mark Selby was the two-time reigning champion, having defended his 2017 title with an 11–3 win against Barry Hawkins in the 2018 final.[3] However, he lost 3–6 to Craig Steadman in qualifying.

Stuart Bingham made the highest break of the event, with his fifth 147 break of his career in his second round match with Peter Ebdon. It was the 151st 147 in snooker history.

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money is shown below.[4]

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

Main drawEdit

 
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames
Final
Best of 21 frames
 
                      
 
 
 
 
  Craig Steadman6
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale5
 
  Craig Steadman5
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo6
 
  Liang Wenbo6
 
 
 
  Gary Wilson3
 
  Liang Wenbo2
 
 
 
  Sam Craigie6
 
  Ryan Day1
 
 
 
  Sam Craigie6
 
  Sam Craigie6
 
 
 
  Ali Carter4
 
  Ali Carter6
 
 
 
  Kurt Maflin5
 
  Sam Craigie 0
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson6
 
  Mei Xiwen6
 
 
 
  Marco Fu3
 
  Mei Xiwen3
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson6
 
  Kishan Hirani2
 
 
 
  Neil Robertson6
 
  Neil Robertson6
 
 
 
  Lu Ning0
 
  Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
 
 
  Mark King6
 
  Mark King2
 
 
 
  Lu Ning6
 
  Lu Ning6
 
 
 
  Barry Hawkins5
 
  Neil Robertson10
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel7
 
  Pang Junxu2
 
 
 
  Alan McManus6
 
  Alan McManus6
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington0
 
  Jamie Clarke4
 
 
 
  Stuart Carrington6
 
  Alan McManus6
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill3
 
  Stephen Maguire6
 
 
 
  Xu Si1
 
  Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
  Anthony McGill6
 
  Anthony McGill6
 
 
 
  Nigel Bond4
 
  Alan McManus1
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel6
 
  Michael Holt6
 
 
 
  Xiao Guodong4
 
  Michael Holt4
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel6
 
  Sam Baird1
 
 
 
  Luca Brecel6
 
  Luca Brecel6
 
 
 
  Hossein Vafaei0
 
  Hossein Vafaei6
 
 
 
  Robert Milkins2
 
  Hossein Vafaei6
 
 
 
  Joe O'Connor3
 
  Joe O'Connor6
 
 
 
  John Higgins2
 
  Neil Robertson11
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski4
 
  Judd Trump5
 
 
 
  Robbie Williams6
 
  Robbie Williams4
 
 
 
  Li Hang6
 
  Zhou Yuelong3
 
 
 
  Li Hang6
 
  Li Hang4
 
 
 
  Jack Lisowski6
 
  Jack Lisowski6
 
 
 
  John Astley2
 
  Jack Lisowski6
 
 
 
  Gerard Greene3
 
  Gerard Greene6
 
 
 
  Chris Wakelin2
 
  Jack Lisowski6
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham5
 
  Peter Ebdon6
 
 
 
  Yan Bingtao2
 
  Peter Ebdon3
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham6
 
  Elliot Slessor0
 
 
 
  Stuart Bingham6
 
  Stuart Bingham6
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler1
 
  Thor Chuan Leong2
 
 
 
  Rod Lawler6
 
  Rod Lawler6
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson4
 
  Yuan Sijun1
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson6
 
  Jack Lisowski10
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson1
 
  Ding Junhui3
 
 
 
  James Wattana6
 
  James Wattana2
 
 
 
  Lyu Haotian6
 
  Oliver Lines4
 
 
 
  Lyu Haotian6
 
  Lyu Haotian4
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston6
 
  Adam Stefanow1
 
 
 
  Andrew Higginson6
 
  Andrew Higginson3
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston6
 
  Ashley Carty4
 
 
 
  Ben Woollaston6
 
  Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
  Scott Donaldson6
 
  Scott Donaldson6
 
 
 
  Joe Perry4
 
  Scott Donaldson6
 
 
 
  David Gilbert3
 
  Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
  David Gilbert6
 
  Scott Donaldson6
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden5
 
  Ricky Walden6
 
 
 
  Chang Bingyu4
 
  Ricky Walden6
 
 
 
  Ken Doherty1
 
  Ken Doherty6
 
 
  Mark Williams4
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 21 frames. Referee:   Wang Wei.
Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing, China, 7 April 2019.
Neil Robertson
  Australia
11–4 Jack Lisowski
  England
Afternoon: 86–32 (86), 141–0 (141), 66–13, 109–23, 13–62, 78–30 (74), 100–0 (100), 75–16 (65), 66–47, 60–77 (Robertson 52)
Evеning: 133–0 (91), 76–14 (50), 60–74 (Robertson 60, Lisowski 55), 6–73, 79–1 (79)
141 Highest break 55
2 Century breaks 0
10 50+ breaks 1

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying – excluding held over matches – took place between 18 and 20 February 2019 at the Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock, England. All qualifying matches were best of 11 frames.

Note
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Match held over and played in Beijing on 1 April 2019.

Century breaksEdit

Main stage centuriesEdit

Total: 66[5]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

Total: 46[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018/19 Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Robertson Storms to Beijing Victory". World Snooker. 7 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Selby Back On Form With China Open Victory". World Snooker. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ "China Open 2019 Centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 7 April 2019.
  6. ^ "China Open 2019 Qualifiers Centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18–20 February 2019.
  7. ^ "China Open 2019 Centuries (Heldover qualifying matches)". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 1 April 2019.