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2019 Shanghai Masters

The 2019 Shanghai Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place in Shanghai, China from 9 to 15 September 2019. The event was the 12th Shanghai Masters event, first held in 2007. Ronnie O'Sullivan was the defending champion, having defeated Barry Hawkins 11–9 in the 2018 Shanghai Masters final, and also having won the event in the year prior in 2017.[1] O'Sullivan successfully defended his title for a second consecutive year, defeating Shaun Murphy 11–9 in the final.

2019 Shanghai Masters
Tournament information
Dates9–15 September 2019
VenueRegal International East Asia Hotel
CityShanghai
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£751,000
Winner's share£200,000
Highest breakEngland Barry Hawkins (142)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score11–9
2018

The prize fund for the event was at a total of £751,000 with the winner receiving £200,000. The event was broadcast by Great Sports Channel, Superstars Online, Youku and Zhibo.tv in China, as well as NowTV in Hong Kong and Eurosport in Europe.[2][3]

OverviewEdit

The Shanghai Masters is an invitational non-ranking snooker tournament open to the top 16 ranked players on the World Snooker Tour as well as selected Chinese players. The players consist of the top-16 in the world rankings after the 2019 International Championship, as well as eight Chinese players. The invited Chinese players include four players not ranked in the top-16 in the world rankings, two players from the Chinese Billiard Snooker Association under-21 rankings and two from China’s Amateur Masters series.[4]

Players were ranked in the tournament by their world ranking, with the exceptions of defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, who was the first seed, whilst reigning world champion Judd Trump was seeded second. The top eight seeded players received byes into the second round.[4] Each invited Chinese player played one of the players seeded 9-16 in the first round.[4]

Prize fundEdit

A total of £751,000 was awarded at the event, with the winner receiving £200,000. The breakdown of prize money is shown below:[5]

  • Winner: £200,000
  • Runner-up: £100,000
  • Semi-final: £62,500
  • Quarter-final: £32,000
  • Last 16: £16,000
  • Last 24: £8,000
  • Highest break: £6,000
  • Total: £751,000

Main drawEdit

The tournament results for the event are shown below. Players in bold denote match winners. Numbers in brackets indicate the player's seeding.[4][6][5]

  Round 1
Best of 11 frames
Round 2
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames
Final
Best of 21 frames
                                               
16   Ali Carter 3     1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
  Zhang Yi 6       Zhang Yi 0  
  1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
  8   Kyren Wilson 5  
15   Stephen Maguire 2 8   Kyren Wilson 6
  Xiao Guodong 6       Xiao Guodong 4  
  1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10  
  4   Neil Robertson 6  
10   Barry Hawkins 6     5   John Higgins 5  
  Yan Bingtao 5     10   Barry Hawkins 6  
  10   Barry Hawkins 2
  4   Neil Robertson 6  
9   Ding Junhui 6 4   Neil Robertson 6
  Zhao Jianbo 2     9   Ding Junhui 3  
  1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 11
  14   Shaun Murphy 9
14   Shaun Murphy 6     3   Mark Williams 5  
  Lyu Haotian 1     14   Shaun Murphy 6  
  14   Shaun Murphy 6
  11   Jack Lisowski 1  
11   Jack Lisowski 6 6   Mark Selby 3
  Wu Yize 1     11   Jack Lisowski 6  
  14   Shaun Murphy 10
  7   Mark Allen 3  
13   Stuart Bingham 4     7   Mark Allen 6  
  Liang Wenbo 6       Liang Wenbo 5  
  7   Mark Allen 6
  2   Judd Trump 1  
12   David Gilbert 6 2   Judd Trump 6
  Cao Jin 0     12   David Gilbert 4  

FinalEdit

Final: Best-of-21-frames. Referee:   Zheng Weili.
Regal International East Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China, 15 September 2019.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
  England
11–9 Shaun Murphy (14)
  England
Afternoon: 19–65, 52–63 (62), 18–86 (68), 71–43 (61), 83–22, 81–1 (54), 84–21 (78), 48–73 (61), 53–55, 73–43 (53)
Evening: 8–99 (66), 66–61 (66, 61), 0–111 (111), 130–0 (130), 91–31 (51), 74–1, 130–0 (124), 0–89 (82), 35–90 (90), 86–29 (86)
130 Highest break 111
2 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 8

Century breaksEdit

A total of 37 century breaks were made during the event. Barry Hawkins completed the highest break of the event, a 142. The century breaks made during the event is shown below:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rocket Fires To Shanghai Victory". World Snooker. 16 September 2018. Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Shanghai Masters Snooker 2019: Draw, schedule, betting odds, results and TV coverage". www.sportinglife.com.
  3. ^ "Tournament Broadcasters 2019-20". World Snooker. 28 June 2019. Archived from the original on 28 June 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "2019 Shanghai Masters Draw" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 13 August 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b Årdalen, Hermund. "Results (Shanghai Masters 2019) - snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Shanghai Masters Snooker 2019: Draw, schedule, betting odds, results and TV coverage". sportinglife.com. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Shanghai Masters 2019 – Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 9 September 2019. Archived from the original on 11 September 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.