2017 Scottish Open (snooker) snooker tournament

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Dafabet Scottish Open
Tournament information
Dates11–17 December 2017
VenueEmirates Arena
CityGlasgow
CountryScotland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakChina Cao Yupeng (147)
Final
ChampionAustralia Neil Robertson
Runner-upChina Cao Yupeng
Score9–8
2016
2018

The 2017 Dafabet Scottish Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 11 to 17 December 2017 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.[1] It was the twelfth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

Marco Fu was the defending champion, but he lost 4–3 to Xiao Guodong in the last 16.[2]

Cao Yupeng made his first professional maximum break in the third frame of his first round match against Andrew Higginson. It was the 134th official maximum in professional competition.[3]

Neil Robertson won the tournament, coming from 4–8 down to win 9–8 in the final against Cao Yupeng.[4]

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5]

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

Main draw

Qualifying Round

Scotland Ross Vallance 4–2 Scotland Robert Carlisle

Top half

Section 1
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu (1)4
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones0
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu (1)4
 
 
 
China Fang Xiongman2
 
China Fang Xiongman4
 
 
 
England David Gilbert3
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu (1)4
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong3
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Wales Ian Preece1
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
China Yu Delu2
 
Wales Lee Walker2
 
 
 
China Yu Delu4
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu (1)3
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
England Martin Gould (16)3
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong0
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien1
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong4
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham1
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
China Lyu Haotian2
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson4
 
England Gary Wilson3
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
 
China Li Yuan1
 
Section 2
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland Chris Totten4
 
 
 
England Sam Baird1
 
Scotland Chris Totten4
 
 
 
England Mitchell Mann3
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei3
 
 
 
England Mitchell Mann4
 
Scotland Chris Totten0
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson (9)4
 
England John Astley2
 
 
 
England Liam Highfield4
 
England Liam Highfield2
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson (9)4
 
Australia Neil Robertson (9)4
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler0
 
Australia Neil Robertson (9)4
 
 
 
England David Grace2
 
England David Grace4
 
 
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher1
 
England David Grace4
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus3
 
England Matthew Selt2
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus4
 
England David Grace4
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda3
 
England Mark King1
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
China Zhang Anda4
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston2
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen (8)3
 
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
Section 3
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski1
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
England Christopher Keogan1
 
England Nigel Bond0
 
 
 
England Christopher Keogan4
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene0
 
England Mike Dunn4
 
 
 
England Adam Duffy0
 
England Mike Dunn3
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene4
 
China Zhao Xintong2
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene4
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)4
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill0
 
England Ali Carter (12)4
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton0
 
England Ali Carter (12)3
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill4
 
England Ashley Hugill4
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Vallance3
 
England Ashley Hugill4
 
 
 
England Peter Lines1
 
China Tian Pengfei2
 
 
 
Australia Kurt Dunham4
 
Australia Kurt Dunham2
 
 
 
England Peter Lines4
 
China Yuan Sijun0
 
 
England Peter Lines4
 
Section 4
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana0
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Wales Michael White4
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson2
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau2
 
Wales Michael White4
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson (13)1
 
Wales Dominic Dale4
 
 
 
Egypt Basem Eltahhan1
 
Wales Dominic Dale1
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson (13)4
 
England Kyren Wilson (13)4
 
 
 
China Chen Zhe2
 
Wales Michael White1
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh3
 
 
 
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett4
 
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett1
 
 
 
China Li Hang4
 
England Sean O'Sullivan1
 
 
 
China Li Hang4
 
China Li Hang3
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)4
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
England Oliver Lines2
 
England Robert Milkins1
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)4
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)4
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou1
 

Bottom half

Section 5
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Ding Junhui (3)4
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones2
 
China Ding Junhui (3)4
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin2
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
 
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong2
 
China Ding Junhui (3)3
 
 
 
England Rory McLeod4
 
England Rory McLeod4
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott2
 
England Rory McLeod4
 
 
 
China Niu Zhuang0
 
China Niu Zhuang4
 
 
 
China Wang Yuchen3
 
England Rory McLeod3
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
China Liang Wenbo (14)4
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam2
 
China Liang Wenbo (14)3
 
 
 
England Mark Joyce4
 
England Mark Joyce4
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell2
 
England Mark Joyce1
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
England Billy Joe Castle2
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail2
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers0
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail4
 
Section 6
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Ian Burns1
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
England Tom Ford4
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah0
 
Wales Matthew Stevens1
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah4
 
England Tom Ford4
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington0
 
England Joe Perry4
 
 
 
China Chen Zifan2
 
England Joe Perry2
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
Wales Jackson Page1
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
England Tom Ford0
 
 
 
China Cao Yupeng4
 
England Allan Taylor4
 
 
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi3
 
England Allan Taylor3
 
 
 
China Cao Yupeng4
 
China Cao Yupeng4
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson0
 
China Cao Yupeng4
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells3
 
England Jimmy White4
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani1
 
England Jimmy White1
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
England Shaun Murphy (6)3
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
Section 7
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins (7)2
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones4
 
Wales Jamie Jones0
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
Australia Matthew Bolton0
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
China Yan Bingtao3
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez1
 
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar4
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar2
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
Malta Alex Borg0
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
China Xu Si1
 
Wales Mark Williams (10)w/d
 
 
 
China Xu Siw/o
 
China Xu Si4
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson2
 
England Paul Davison3
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
China Xu Si4
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman2
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty1
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden2
 
England Alfie Burden4
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir2
 
Section 8
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin0
 
China Mei Xiwen1
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
Scotland Rhys Clark2
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon3
 
India Aditya Mehta2
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill (15)1
 
Scotland Anthony McGill (15)4
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day0
 
England Elliot Slessor3
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
England Mark Davis3
 
Scotland Eden Sharav3
 
 
 
England Michael Holt4
 
England Robbie Williams0
 
 
 
England Michael Holt4
 
England Michael Holt0
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
England Sam Craigie4
 
 
 
Thailand Boonyarit Keattikun2
 
England Sam Craigie2
 
 
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
England Judd Trump (2)4
 
 
Finland Robin Hull0
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong 4
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson (9)5
 
Australia Neil Robertson (9)6
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)3
 
Scotland John Higgins (5)5
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)0
 
Australia Neil Robertson (9)9
 
 
 
China Cao Yupeng8
 
England Ricky Walden 3
 
 
 
China Cao Yupeng 5
 
China Cao Yupeng6
 
 
 
England Judd Trump 4
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire 2
 
 
England Judd Trump 5
 

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Scotland Leo Scullion.
Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, 17 December 2017.
Neil Robertson (9)
 Australia
9–8 Cao Yupeng
 China
Afternoon: 21–118 (82), 72–62 (Robertson 61, Cao 62), 0–96 (72), 29–75 (74), 68–34, 7–119 (53, 66), 37–72 (67), 115–18 (64, 50)
Evening: 31–79 (72), 132–0 (132), 6–81 (81), 0–108 (66), 85–6 (85), 62–14, 73–30, 60–54, 77–16 (59)
132 Highest break 82
1 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 10

Century breaks

A total of 73 century breaks were made during the competition.[6]

References

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Wizard And Rocket Set For Showdown". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 15 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Cao makes maiden 147 in Glasgow". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Scottish Open: Neil Robertson beats Cao Yupeng 9-8 in dramatic Scottish Open". BBC Sport. 17 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2017-12-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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