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Shanghai Masters (snooker)

The Shanghai Masters is a professional snooker tournament. Originally a ranking event but in 2018 it became a non-ranking invitation event. Ronnie O'Sullivan is the reigning champion. Ronnie O'Sullivan won the 2018 title, the first time it has been defended.

Shanghai Masters
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Tournament information
VenueShanghai Grand Stage
LocationShanghai
CountryChina
Established2007
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£700,000
Current champion(s)England Ronnie O'Sullivan

HistoryEdit

The event was introduced in the 2007/2008 season and was the second ranking event to be held in China as a result of the growth of the sport in the country.[1] Until 2016, an extra wildcard round was included before the first round proper, featuring eight players.[2] In 2018 the tournament became a 24-man invitation event.[3]

WinnersEdit

RecordsEdit

StatisticsEdit

FinalistsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up Finals
1 Ronnie O'Sullivan   England 4 1 5
2 Ding Junhui   China 2 0 2
3 Mark Selby   England 1 1 2
4 Dominic Dale   Wales 1 0 1
Ricky Walden   England 1 0 1
Ali Carter   England 1 0 1
John Higgins   Scotland 1 0 1
Stuart Bingham   England 1 0 1
Kyren Wilson   England 1 0 1
10 Judd Trump   England 0 3 3
11 Ryan Day   Wales 0 1 1
Liang Wenbo   China 0 1 1
Jamie Burnett   Scotland 0 1 1
Mark Williams   Wales 0 1 1
Xiao Guodong   China 0 1 1
Mark Allen   Northern Ireland 0 1 1
Barry Hawkins   England 0 1 1
Shaun Murphy   England 0 1 1

Champions by countryEdit

Country Players Total First title Last title
  England 6 9 2008 2019
  China 1 2 2013 2016
  Wales 1 1 2007 2007
  Scotland 1 1 2012 2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "China International, China Open, Shanghai Masters, Jiangsu / Wuxi Classic". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Snooker stars set for Grand Stage in Shanghai". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 16 July 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
  3. ^ "Shanghai Masters to Become Snooker's Richest Invitational - World Snooker". World Snooker.
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame". Snooker.org. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Bank of Communication Shanghai Masters (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Bank of Communications Shanghai Masters (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Bank of Communications OTO Shanghai Masters (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Shanghai Masters (2015)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Bank of Communications OTO Shanghai Masters (2016)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Juss Sports Shanghai Masters (2017)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 18 November 2017.