2018 China Open (snooker) snooker tournament

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China Open
Tournament information
Dates2–8 April 2018
VenueOlympic Sports Center Gymnasium
CityBeijing
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£1,000,000
Winner's share£225,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
England Stuart Bingham (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upEngland Barry Hawkins
Score11–3
2017
2019

The 2018 Fuhua Group China Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, taking place from 2–8 April 2018 in Beijing, China.[1] It was the nineteenth and penultimate ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

Defending champion Mark Selby retained his title with an 11–3 final win against Barry Hawkins.[2] By winning this tournament, Selby ensured that he will end a seventh consecutive season as world number one, regardless of his result in the 2018 World Championship.

Ronnie O'Sullivan made his 14th maximum break in professional competition in the 5th frame of his last 64 match against Elliot Slessor.[3] The following day Stuart Bingham made his fourth maximum break in professional competition in the 7th frame of his last 32 match against Ricky Walden.[4] These were the 137th and 138th official maximum breaks in professional competition. It was only the second time that two 147s were made at the main stage of a professional ranking event, the first time being at the 2008 World Championship.

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money is shown below.[5]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £35,000.

Main draw

Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames
Final
Best of 21 frames
                  
England Mark Selby 6
Scotland Scott Donaldson 4
England Mark Selby 6
England Ben Woollaston 3
England Ben Woollaston 6
Wales Lee Walker 5
England Mark Selby 6
China Lyu Haotian 1
China Lyu Haotian 6
England Liam Highfield 4
China Lyu Haotian 6
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 6
England Mark Selby 6
Wales Mark Williams 2
England Mark Davis 4
England Michael Holt 6
England Michael Holt 1
Wales Mark Williams 6
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1
Wales Mark Williams 6
Wales Mark Williams 6
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
Norway Kurt Maflin 5
China Yan Bingtao 6
China Yan Bingtao 4
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 1
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
England Mark Selby 10
England Kyren Wilson 8
Scotland John Higgins 6
England Martin O'Donnell 2
Scotland John Higgins 2
England Jack Lisowski 6
England Anthony Hamilton 1
England Jack Lisowski 6
England Jack Lisowski 6
England Gary Wilson 2
England Ali Carter 4
England Gary Wilson 6
England Gary Wilson 6
England Joe Perry 4
England Joe Perry 6
Scotland Chris Totten 0
England Jack Lisowski 5
England Kyren Wilson 6
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Mark King 6
England Mark King 4
England Kyren Wilson 6
England Andrew Higginson 3
England Kyren Wilson 6
England Kyren Wilson 6
China Ding Junhui 5
England Jimmy Robertson 5
China Xiao Guodong 6
China Xiao Guodong 2
China Ding Junhui 6
England Craig Steadman 4
China Ding Junhui 6
England Mark Selby 11
England Barry Hawkins 3
Wales Jak Jones 6
England Nigel Bond 5
Wales Jak Jones 2
China Zhou Yuelong 6
China Zhou Yuelong 6
China Chen Zhe 2
China Zhou Yuelong 1
Australia Neil Robertson 6
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Robbie Williams 3
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Sam Craigie 5
England Martin Gould 4
England Sam Craigie 6
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Stuart Bingham 0
Pakistan Hamza Akbar 0
England Ricky Walden 6
England Ricky Walden 5
England Stuart Bingham 6
Wales Matthew Stevens 5
England Stuart Bingham 6
England Stuart Bingham 6
Scotland Graeme Dott 2
England Mark Joyce 2
Scotland Graeme Dott 6
Scotland Graeme Dott 6
England Chris Wakelin 3
England Chris Wakelin 6
England Shaun Murphy 0
Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Barry Hawkins 10
England Barry Hawkins 6
England Sam Baird 3
England Barry Hawkins 6
Wales Michael White 1
Wales Michael White 6
England Paul Davison 5
England Barry Hawkins 6
China Cao Yupeng 5
Belgium Luca Brecel 4
China Cao Yupeng 6
China Cao Yupeng 6
England David Gilbert 2
England David Gilbert 6
England Mike Dunn 3
England Barry Hawkins 6
England Tom Ford 5
Wales Duane Jones 6
China Liang Wenbo 5
Wales Duane Jones 5
China Luo Honghao 6
China Luo Honghao 6
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
China Luo Honghao 2
England Tom Ford 6
England Tom Ford 6
China Yuan Sijun 2
England Tom Ford 6
England Elliot Slessor 4
England Elliot Slessor 6
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2

Final

Final: Best of 21 frames. Referee: China Peggy Li.
Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing, China, 8 April 2018.
Mark Selby
 England
11–3 Barry Hawkins
 England
Afternoon: 0–80 (53), 78–31 (65), 66–1, 63–17 (53), 69–58, 65–48, 0–83 (75), 114–4 (90), 86–13 (75), 72–6
Evеning: 112–17 (112), 83–43 (83), 47–59, 132–0 (132)
132 Highest break 75
2 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 2

Qualifying

The Round 2 qualifying matches – except for the held over ones – were played between 27 and 30 January 2018 at the Barnsley Metrodome in Barnsley, England. Qualifying Round 1 and the held over matches of Round 2 were played in Beijing on 2 April 2018.

All qualifying matches were best of 11 frames.

Round 1

Round 2

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Match held over and played in China.

Century breaks

Main stage centuries

Total: 72[6]

Qualifying stage centuries

Total: 45[7]

References

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Selby Back On Form With China Open Victory". World Snooker. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ "O'Sullivan Loses Despite 147". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Bingham Secures Crucible Spot And Makes 147". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Fuhua Group China Open 2018 Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2–8 April 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  7. ^ "China Open 2018 Qualifiers Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 27–30 January 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
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