2018 Players Championship (snooker) snooker tournament

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Players Championship
Logo-2017 Ladbrokes Players Championship.jpg
Tournament information
Dates19–25 March 2018
CityLlandudno
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£380,000
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (143)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score10–4
2017
2019

The 2018 Ladbrokes Players Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 19–25 March 2018 in Llandudno, Wales.[1] It was the eighteenth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

Judd Trump was the defending champion, but he was beaten by Ronnie O'Sullivan 6–5 in the semi-finals.

Ronnie O'Sullivan captured his 33rd ranking title and fifth ranking title of the season by defeating Shaun Murphy 10–4 in the final, equalling the record of most ranking titles in a season shared by Stephen Hendry, Ding Junhui and Mark Selby.[2]

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £30,000

Seeding list

The seedings were conducted on the basis of the one-year ranking list up to and including the 2018 Gibraltar Open.[4]

Seeding Player Total Points
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 535,500
2 Wales Mark Williams 267,500
3 Scotland John Higgins 248,500
4 England Judd Trump 242,000
5 Belgium Luca Brecel 240,100
6 England Shaun Murphy 222,000
7 England Mark Selby 220,725
8 China Ding Junhui 219,500
9 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 172,500
10 Wales Ryan Day 159,500
11 England Kyren Wilson 149,725
12 Australia Neil Robertson 142,000
13 Scotland Stephen Maguire 136,500
14 Scotland Anthony McGill 117,000
15 China Yan Bingtao 114,000
16 Scotland Graeme Dott 113,500

Main draw

Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
            
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
16 Scotland Graeme Dott 1
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
8 China Ding Junhui 3
8 China Ding Junhui 6
9 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
4 England Judd Trump 5
5 Belgium Luca Brecel 2
12 Australia Neil Robertson 6
12 Australia Neil Robertson 1
4 England Judd Trump 6
4 England Judd Trump 6
13 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
6 England Shaun Murphy 4
3 Scotland John Higgins 0
14 Scotland Anthony McGill 6
14 Scotland Anthony McGill 5
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
11 England Kyren Wilson 3
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
2 Wales Mark Williams 3
7 England Mark Selby 3
10 Wales Ryan Day 6
10 Wales Ryan Day 3
2 Wales Mark Williams 6
2 Wales Mark Williams 6
15 China Yan Bingtao 2

Final

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Belgium Jan Scheers.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales, 25 March 2018.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
10–4 Shaun Murphy (6)
 England
Afternoon: 39–93 (93), 67–55 (O'Sullivan 54), 80–67 (O'Sullivan 50, Murphy 55), 76–9, 30–86 (61), 65–50 (65), 92–14, 70–0 (69), 0–77 (77)
Evening: 92–43 (92), 0–137 (137), 98–7 (54), 121–9 (76), 90–23 (85)
92 Highest break 137
0 Century breaks 1
8 50+ breaks 5

Century breaks

Total: 28[5]

References

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "O'Sullivan Beats Murphy To Equal Titles Record". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 25 March 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "1 Year List 2017/2018". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. June 2018 – May 2018.
  5. ^ "Ladbrokes Players Championship 2018 Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 19–25 March 2018. Archived from the original on 14 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
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