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Snooker season 2018/2019

The 2018/2019 snooker season is an ongoing series of professional snooker tournaments being played between 10 May 2018 and 20 May 2019.[1]

Snooker season 2018/2019
Details
Duration10 May 2018 – 20 May 2019
Tournaments47 (20 ranking events)
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Masters
World Championship

Contents

PlayersEdit

Players on the Main Tour
by nation
  Australia 1
  Belgium 1
  China 24
  Cyprus 1
  Egypt 2
  England 55
  Finland 1
  Germany 2
  Hong Kong 2
  Iran 2
  Ireland 2
  Malaysia 1
  Northern Ireland 4
  Norway 1
  Pakistan 1
  Poland 1
  Scotland 10
   Switzerland 1
  Thailand 4
  Wales 12
Total 128

The Main Tour consists of 128 professional players for the 2018/2019 season.[2] The top 64 players from the prize money rankings after the 2018 World Championship and the 34 players earning a two-year card the previous year (excluding Lyu Haotian, who already climbed into the top 64 of the world rankings following the first year of his two-year tour card) automatically qualified for the season. Next, eight places were allocated from the top 8 on the One Year Ranking List, who had not already qualified for the Main Tour. Another two players came from the EBSA Qualifying Tour Play-Offs, two players came from the CBSA China Tour and a further 12 places were available through the Q School (four Event 1 winners, four Event 2 winners, and four Event 3 winners). The six remaining entries on to the tour were allocated from the international amateur events.[3]

Due to the disputes between the IBSF and the WPBSA, the WPBSA decided that the winners of the tournaments organised by the IBSF or any continental confederations which were not affiliated to the World Snooker Federation would not be awarded tour cards.[4] Except for the IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship which had been concluded before the decision was made.[3]

New professional playersEdit

All players listed below received a tour card for two seasons.[3][2]

CalendarEdit

The following table outlines the dates and results for all the ranking and major invitational events.[11][12]

Date[n 1] Country Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Ref.
05–10 05–13   AUT P/A Vienna Snooker Open 15 Reds Köö Wien Snooker Club Vienna   Michael Georgiou   Ross Muir 5–4 [13]
06–02 06–03   ENG CT Challenge Tour 1 Meadowside Leisure Centre Burton upon Trent   Brandon Sargeant   Luke Simmonds 3–1 [14]
07–10 07–11   ENG CT Challenge Tour 2 Preston Guild Hall Preston   David Grace   Mitchell Mann 3–0 [15]
07–12 07–15   ROU P/A Golden Q Cup Golden Q Snooker Club Baia Mare   Luca Brecel   Michael Georgiou 5–1 [16]
07–27 07–29   LAT WR Riga Masters Arena Riga Riga   Neil Robertson   Jack Lisowski 5–2 [17]
07–28 07–28   LAT CT Challenge Tour 3 Arena Riga Riga   Barry Pinches   Jackson Page 3–2 [18]
07–28 07–31   ENG P/A Pink Ribbon South West Snooker Academy Gloucester   Andrew Norman   Harvey Chandler 4–2 [19]
07–31 08–04   CHN NR Haining Open International Campus Zhejiang University Haining   Mark Selby   Li Hang 5–4 [20]
08–06 08–12   CHN WR World Open Yushan Number One Middle School Yushan   Mark Williams   David Gilbert 10–9 [21]
08–22 08–26   GER WR Paul Hunter Classic Stadthalle Fürth   Kyren Wilson   Peter Ebdon 4–2 [22]
08–27 08–28   GER CT Challenge Tour 4 Stadthalle Fürth   Mitchell Mann   Dylan Emery 3–0 [23]
09–03 09–08   THA VE Six-red World Championship Bangkok Convention Center Bangkok   Kyren Wilson   Ding Junhui 8–4 [24]
09–10 09–16   CHN NR Shanghai Masters Regal International East Asia Hotel Shanghai   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Barry Hawkins 11–9 [25]
09–18 09–19   ENG CT Challenge Tour 5 Cueball Derby Derby   David Lilley   Brandon Sargeant 3–1 [26]
09–24 09–30   CHN WR China Championship Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Centre Guangzhou   Mark Selby   John Higgins 10–9 [27]
10–01 10–07   BEL WR European Masters De Soeverein Lommel   Jimmy Robertson   Joe Perry 9–6 [28]
10–04 10–05   BEL CT Challenge Tour 6 De Soeverein Lommel   David Grace   Ben Hancorn 3–0 [29]
10–13 10–14   ENG CT Challenge Tour 7 Preston Guild Hall Preston   Joel Walker   Jenson Kendrick 3–0 [30]
10–15 10–21   ENG WR English Open K2 Crawley   Stuart Bingham   Mark Davis 9–7 [31]
10–24 10–25   ENG WST UK Seniors Championship Bonus Arena Hull   Ken Doherty   Igor Figueiredo 4–1 [32]
10–24 10–25   MAC TE Macau Masters JW Marriott Hotel Macau Macau   Barry Hawkins
  Ryan Day
  Zhou Yuelong
  Zhao Xintong
  Mark Williams
  Marco Fu
  Joe Perry
  Zhang Anda
5–1
10–25 10–25   MAC VE Macau Masters JW Marriott Hotel Macau Macau   Barry Hawkins   Mark Williams 3–2
10–28 11–04   CHN WR International Championship Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre Daqing   Mark Allen   Neil Robertson 10–5 [33]
11–05 11–11   ENG NR Champion of Champions Ricoh Arena Coventry   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Kyren Wilson 10–9 [34]
11–12 11–18   NIR WR Northern Ireland Open Waterfront Hall Belfast   Judd Trump   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–7 [35]
11–24 11–25   HUN CT Challenge Tour 8 Snooker Terminál Budapest   Simon Bedford   David Lilley 3–1 [36]
11–27 12–09   ENG WR UK Championship Barbican Centre York   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Mark Allen 10–6 [37]
12–10 12–16   SCO WR Scottish Open Emirates Arena Glasgow
01–04 01–06   IRL WST Seniors Irish Masters Goffs Kill
01–13 01–20   ENG NR The Masters Alexandra Palace London
01–26 01–27   ENG CT Challenge Tour 9 Star Snooker Academy Sheffield
01–30 02–03   GER WR German Masters Tempodrom Berlin
02–04 02–10   ENG WR World Grand Prix The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse Cheltenham
02–11 02–17   WAL WR Welsh Open Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
02–21 02–24   ENG WR Shoot-Out Watford Colosseum Watford
02–27 03–03   IND WR Indian Open Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty Kochi
03–02 03–03   NIR WST/VE Seniors 6-Red World Championship Waterfront Hall Belfast
03–06 03–07   ENG CT Challenge Tour 10 Barnsley Metrodome Barnsley
03–04 03–10   ENG WR Players Championship Preston Guild Hall Preston
03–13 03–17   GIB WR Gibraltar Open Tercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium Gibraltar
03–19 03–24   WAL WR Tour Championship Venue Cymru Llandudno
01–07 03–28   ENG NR Championship League Ricoh Arena Coventry
03–25 03–29 WST World Seniors Championship
04–01 04–07   CHN WR China Open Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium Beijing
04–10 04–11   ENG WST The Seniors Masters Crucible Theatre Sheffield
04–20 05–06   ENG WR World Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield
05–17 05–20 WST European Seniors Open
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event
VE = Variant event
TE = Team event
P/A = Pro–am event
CT = Challenge Tour event
WST = World Seniors Tour

Official rankingsEdit

Points distributionEdit

2018/2019 points distribution for world ranking events:[38]

Tournament/Round→ R144 R128 R80 R64 R48 R32 R16 QF SF F W
Riga Masters £0 £1,500 £3,000 £4,000 £6,000 £15,000 £25,000 £50,000
World Open £0 £4,000 £8,000 £13,000 £20,000 £32,500 £75,000 £150,000
Paul Hunter Classic £0 £600 £1,000 £1,725 £3,000 £4,500 £10,000 £20,000
China Championship £0 £4,000 £7,500 £13,000 £20,000 £32,000 £75,000 £150,000
European Masters £0 £3,000 £4,000 £6,000 £11,000 £17,500 £35,000 £75,000
English Open £0 £2,500 £3,500 £6,000 £10,000 £20,000 £30,000 £70,000
International Championship £0 £4,000 £8,500 £13,500 £21,500 £32,000 £75,000 £175,000
Northern Ireland Open £0 £2,500 £3,500 £6,000 £10,000 £20,000 £30,000 £70,000
UK Championship £0 £5,000 £10,000 £15,000 £22,500 £35,000 £75,000 £170,000
Scottish Open £0 £2,500 £3,500 £6,000 £10,000 £20,000 £30,000 £70,000
German Masters £0 £3,000 £4,000 £5,000 £10,000 £20,000 £35,000 £80,000
World Grand Prix £5,000 £7,500 £12,500 £20,000 £40,000 £100,000
Welsh Open £0 £2,500 £3,500 £6,000 £10,000 £20,000 £30,000 £70,000
Shoot-Out £0[n 2] £500 £1,000 £2,000 £4,000 £8,000 £16,000 £32,000
Indian Open £0 £2,000 £4,000 £6,000 £10,000 £15,000 £25,000 £50,000
Players Championship £10,000 £15,000 £30,000 £50,000 £125,000
Gibraltar Open £0 £1,500 £2,500 £3,000 £4,000 £6,000 £12,000 £25,000
Tour Championship £20,000 £40,000 £60,000 £150,000
China Open £0 £5,000 £11,000 £18,000 £27,000 £45,000 £90,000 £225,000
World Championship £0 £10,000 £15,000 £20,000[n 3] £30,000 £50,000 £100,000 £200,000 £500,000

Statistics of ranking tournamentsEdit

FinalistsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up Finals Winning tournaments
1 Ronnie O'Sullivan   England 1 1 2 2018 UK Championship
Mark Allen   Northern Ireland 1 1 2 2018 International Championship
Neil Robertson   Australia 1 1 2 2018 Riga Masters
4 Mark Williams   Wales 1 0 1 2018 World Open
Mark Selby   England 1 0 1 2018 China Championship
Jimmy Robertson   England 1 0 1 2018 European Masters
Stuart Bingham   England 1 0 1 2018 English Open
Judd Trump   England 1 0 1 2018 Northern Ireland Open
Kyren Wilson   England 1 0 1 2018 Paul Hunter Classic
10 David Gilbert   England 0 1 1
John Higgins   Scotland 0 1 1
Joe Perry   England 0 1 1
Mark Davis   England 0 1 1
Jack Lisowski   England 0 1 1
Peter Ebdon   England 0 1 1
Total 9 9 18 9 of 20 tournaments completed

Champions by countryEdit

Rank Country Players Titles
1   England 6 6
2   Australia 1 1
  Northern Ireland 1 1
  Wales 1 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ First round losers in the Shoot-Out received £250 prize money which did not count towards the prize money rankings.
  3. ^ Players who lose their first match receive no ranking points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calendar of 2018/19 Snooker Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Tour Players 2018/19". WPBSA. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Main Tour Qualification 2018/19 - World Snooker". World Snooker. 29 March 2018. Archived from the original on 9 June 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  4. ^ "WPBSA Statement". WPBSA. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Luo Honghao Wins WSF Championship - WPBSA". WPBSA. 24 March 2018. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Poland's Stefanów to Join Main Tour". World Snooker. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Ibrahim Awarded World Snooker Tour Card". World Snooker. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  8. ^ Ã?rdalen, Hermund. "Provisional Season Points 2017/2018 - snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Clarke and O'Connor Win EBSA Play-Offs". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  10. ^ "2017 Chinese Professional Snooker Tournament" (in Chinese). CBSA. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  11. ^ "CALENDAR 2018/2019" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  12. ^ "WPBSA World Seniors Tour". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Vienna Snooker Open 2018". Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Sargeant Rises To the Challenge". World Snooker. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Grace Beats Mann In Challenge Final". World Snooker. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Brecel Wins 2018 Golden Q Cup". The Cue View. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Robertson Rules In Riga". World Snooker. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Pinches Wins Challenge Tour Event Three". World Snooker. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Pink Ribbon 2018". West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Mark Selby Defends Haining Open". SnookerHQ. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Dramatic Fight Back Gives Williams Yushan Title". World Snooker. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Paul Hunter Classic: Kyren Wilson beats Peter Ebdon for second ranking title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Mann wins Challenge Tour Four". World Snooker. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Warrior Floors Ding In Bangkok". World Snooker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  25. ^ "Rocket Fires To Shanghai Victory". World Snooker. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Lilley Wins Challenge Tour Five". World Snooker. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  27. ^ "Selby Edges Higgins In Guangzhou Thriller". World Snooker. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  28. ^ "Jubilant Jimmy Captures First Title". World Snooker. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  29. ^ "Grace Rises to the Challenge". World Snooker. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  30. ^ "Walker Strolls to Challenge Victory". World Snooker. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  31. ^ "Bingham Captures English Crown". World Snooker. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  32. ^ "Ken Doherty Claims UK Seniors Championship". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  33. ^ "Allen Wins Fourth Ranking Title". World Snooker. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  34. ^ "O'Sullivan Edges Classic Wilson Final". World Snooker. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  35. ^ "Trump Downs The Rocket In Thriller". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  36. ^ "Bedford best to Budapest". World Snooker. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  37. ^ "O'Sullivan Storms to Historic Seventh UK Title". World Snooker. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  38. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2018/2019 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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