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2019 Players Championship (snooker)

The 2019 Coral Players Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 4–10 March 2019 in Preston, Lancashire, England.[1] It was the sixteenth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and a part of the newly created Coral Cup.[2]

Coral Players Championship
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Tournament information
Dates4–10 March 2019
VenuePreston Guild Hall
CityPreston, Lancashire
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£380,000
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakAustralia Neil Robertson (140)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upAustralia Neil Robertson
Score10–4
2018

Ronnie O'Sullivan successfully defended his 2018 title by defeating Neil Robertson 10–4 in the final.[3] This was O'Sullivan's 35th ranking title, one away from Stephen Hendry's record of 36 ranking titles.[4] O'Sullivan made 3 centuries during the final, including one in the final match-winning frame; this was his 1,000th century break in competitive play, becoming the first player ever to reach that mark.[5]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £5,000

Seeding listEdit

The seedings will be conducted on the basis of the one-year ranking list up to and including the 2019 Snooker Shoot-Out.[7]


Rank Player Total Points
1   Mark Allen 364,000
2   Judd Trump 277,000
3   Neil Robertson 255,500
4   Mark Selby 236,500
5   Ronnie O'Sullivan 228,500
6   Mark Williams 208,500
7   Kyren Wilson 177,500
8   David Gilbert 170,000
9   Stuart Bingham 167,000
10   Jack Lisowski 138,000
11   Ali Carter 113,000
12   Barry Hawkins 112,000
13   John Higgins 111,000
14   Joe Perry 107,500
15   Jimmy Robertson 107,225
16   Stephen Maguire 105,500

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   Mark Allen 6
16   Stephen Maguire 2
1   Mark Allen 6
9   Stuart Bingham 4
8   David Gilbert 4
9   Stuart Bingham 6
1   Mark Allen 0
5   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
5   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
12   Barry Hawkins 4
5   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
13   John Higgins 4
4   Mark Selby 4
13   John Higgins 6
5   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
3   Neil Robertson 4
3   Neil Robertson 6
14   Joe Perry 3
3   Neil Robertson 6
6   Mark Williams 4
6   Mark Williams 6
11   Ali Carter 2
3   Neil Robertson 6
2   Judd Trump 4
7   Kyren Wilson 4
10   Jack Lisowski 6
10   Jack Lisowski 5
2   Judd Trump 6
2   Judd Trump 6
15   Jimmy Robertson 0

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Terry Camilleri
Preston Guild Hall, Preston, England, 10 March 2019.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (5)
  England
10–4 Neil Robertson (3)
  Australia
Afternoon: 73–1 (67), 118–0 (66, 52), 70–9 (70), 90–25 (65), 50–71 (O'Sullivan 50, Robertson 65), 116–7 (116), 71–14 (56), 29–78 (78), 105–6 (105)
Evening: 0–120 (120), 90–5 (90), 0–71, 80–24, 134−7 (134)
134 Highest break 120
3 Century breaks 1
11 50+ breaks 3

Century breaksEdit

Total: 24[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018/19 Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Coral To Sponsor New Snooker Series". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 21 November 2018. Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  3. ^ "O'Sullivan Beats Murphy To Equal Titles Record". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 25 March 2018. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Rocket Makes 1,00th Century to Seal Title". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches 1,000 Career Centuries and Wins Players Championship". BBC Sport. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  7. ^ "1 Year Ranking List - World Snooker". World Snooker. 25 February 2019. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Coral Players Championship 2019 – Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 4–10 March 2019. Archived from the original on 6 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.