2018 Riga Masters snooker tournament

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Kaspersky Riga Masters
Tournament information
Dates27–29 July 2018
VenueArena Riga[1]
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£259,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest breakChina Liang Wenbo (140)
ChampionAustralia Neil Robertson
Runner-upEngland Jack Lisowski

The 2018 Kaspersky Riga Masters was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 27–29 July 2018 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.[1] It was the first ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.

Ryan Day was the defending champion, however he lost 3–4 to Ali Carter in the last 64.

Liang Wenbo made the highest break of the tournament with 140 in the second round against Neil Robertson. Liang potted all blacks with reds during the break but this was not a maximum break as he potted 13th and 14th reds in the same shot.[2]

Neil Robertson won the event for the second time in three years, winning his 14th ranking title, defeating Jack Lisowski 5–2 in the final. This was Lisowski's first ranking event final.

Prize fund

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £10,000

Main draw

Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Best of 7 frames
Best of 9 frames
Best of 9 frames
Wales Jamie Jones4
England Rod Lawler2
Wales Jamie Jones0
England Chris Wakelin 4
England Chris Wakelinw/o
England Sam Craigiew/d
England Chris Wakelin4
England Mark King3
England Robbie Williams3
Germany Lukas Kleckers4
Germany Lukas Kleckers2
England Mark King4
China Xu Si2
England Mark King4
England Chris Wakelin2
England Stuart Carrington4
China Mei Xiwen2
Northern Ireland Joe Swail4
Northern Ireland Joe Swail3
England Stuart Carrington4
England Stuart Carrington4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien3
England Stuart Carrington4
China Zhao Xintong1
England David Lilley0
England Shaun Murphy4
England Shaun Murphy0
China Zhao Xintong4
England Nigel Bond0
China Zhao Xintong4
England Stuart Carrington0
Australia Neil Robertson5
Scotland Scott Donaldson4
Finland Robin Hull3
Scotland Scott Donaldson3
England Craig Steadman4
China Zhou Yuelong1
England Craig Steadman4
England Craig Steadman2
Australia Neil Robertson4
Norway Kurt Maflin2
China Liang Wenbo4
China Liang Wenbo3
Australia Neil Robertson4
China Li Yuan2
Australia Neil Robertson4
Australia Neil Robertson4
England Ricky Walden2
England Barry Hawkins3
China Li Hang4
China Li Hang0
England Ricky Walden4
England Ricky Walden4
England Jimmy White0
England Ricky Walden4
Northern Ireland Mark Allen2
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
England Peter Lines3
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
England Ali Carter2
England Ali Carter4
Wales Ryan Day3
Australia Neil Robertson5
England Jack Lisowski2
Wales Michael White4
England David Gilbert 3
Wales Michael White1
England Joe Perry4
England Joe Perry4
England Robert Milkins3
England Joe Perry0
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene1
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
England Joe O'Connor2
Wales Lee Walker1
England Joe O'Connor4
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
England Kyren Wilson 2
England Luke Simmonds0
England Kyren Wilson4
England Kyren Wilson4
England Simon Bedford2
China Niu Zhuang0
England Simon Bedford4
England Kyren Wilson4
England Anthony Hamilton2
China Yan Bingtaow/d
England Anthony Hamiltonw/o
England Anthony Hamilton4
England Michael Holt1
England Liam Highfield1
England Michael Holt4
Scotland Stephen Maguire1
England Jack Lisowski5
China Tian Pengfei3
Scotland Graeme Dott4
Scotland Graeme Dott4
England Ashley Carty0
England Ashley Carty4
Scotland Anthony McGill2
Scotland Graeme Dott4
England Mark Davis0
China Xiao Guodong1
Hong Kong Marco Fu4
Hong Kong Marco Fu3
England Mark Davis4
England Mark Davis4
Belgium Luca Brecel2
Scotland Graeme Dott0
England Jack Lisowski4
England Rory McLeod0
China Zhang Yong4
China Zhang Yong4
Wales Mark Williams3
Wales Mark Williams4
England Ben Woollaston2
China Zhang Yong1
England Jack Lisowski4
England Oliver Lines4
England Alfie Burden2
England Oliver Lines0
England Jack Lisowski4
England Ian Burns2
England Jack Lisowski4


Final: Best of 9 frames. Referee: Wales Paul Collier.
Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, 29 July 2018.
Neil Robertson
5–2 Jack Lisowski
60–21, 73–59, 122–0 (117), 45–73, 81–66, 32–72, 72–37
117 Highest break 38
1 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 0


These matches were held between 2 and 5 July 2018 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were the best of 7 frames.[3][4]

Germany Simon Lichtenberg 0–4 Wales Jamie Jones
England Rod Lawler 4–0 England Martin O'Donnell
England Kuldesh Johal 2–4 England Chris Wakelin
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong w/d–w/o England Sam Craigie
England Robbie Williams 4–3 Scotland Alan McManus
Germany Lukas Kleckers 4–1 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher
England Matthew Selt 3–4 China Xu Si
England Mark King 4–3 England Peter Ebdon
Iran Soheil Vahedi 1–4 China Mei Xiwen
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4–1 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng
England Stuart Carrington w/o–w/d England Mitchell Mann
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4–3 Israel Eden Sharav
England Hammad Miah 2–4 England David Lilley
England Shaun Murphy 4–2 England Sanderson Lam
England Nigel Bond 4–2 England Mark Joyce
China Zhao Xintong 4–0 England Jimmy Robertson
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 3–4 Scotland Scott Donaldson
England James Cahill 1–4 Finland Robin Hull
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 3–4 China Zhou Yuelong
England Craig Steadman 4–2 China Yuan Sijun
Norway Kurt Maflin 4–2 China Lyu Haotian
China Liang Wenbo 4–0 England Adam Duffy
England Paul Davison 1–4 China Li Yuan
Australia Neil Robertson 4–2 China Luo Honghao
England Barry Hawkins 4–0 Hong Kong Andy Lee
China Li Hang 4–2 Wales Duane Jones
England Ricky Walden 4–1 England John Astley
Latvia Rodion Judin 0–4[nb 1] England Jimmy White
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4–2 Wales Daniel Wells
England Peter Lines 4–2 England Shane Castle
England Billy Joe Castle 0–4 England Ali Carter
England Jamie Cope w/d–w/o Wales Ryan Day
England Gary Wilson 1–4 Wales Michael White
England David Gilbert 4–1 England Farakh Ajaib
England Joe Perry 4–1 China Lu Ning
Wales Jak Jones 2–4 England Robert Milkins
Scotland Stephen Maguire 4–0 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4–1 China Chen Feilong
Wales Lee Walker 4–0 Egypt Basem Eltahhan
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown 1–4 England Joe O'Connor
China Zhang Jiankang 3–4 England Luke Simmonds
England Kyren Wilson 4–3 Wales Dominic Dale
China Niu Zhuang 4–0 England Stuart Bingham
England Mike Dunn 3–4 England Simon Bedford
China Yan Bingtao 4–1 England Martin Gould
England Anthony Hamilton 4–2 Scotland Chris Totten
England Liam Highfield 4–0 England Sean O'Sullivan
England Michael Holt 4–0 Wales Matthew Stevens
China Zhang Anda 3–4 China Tian Pengfei
Scotland Graeme Dott 4–0[nb 1] Latvia Maris Volajs
England Harvey Chandler 1–4 England Ashley Carty
Wales Kishan Hirani 0–4 Scotland Anthony McGill
China Xiao Guodong 4–3 England Tom Ford
England Elliot Slessor 1–4 Hong Kong Marco Fu
England Andrew Higginson 2–4 England Mark Davis
England Allan Taylor 2–4 Belgium Luca Brecel
England Rory McLeod 4–3 Poland Adam Stefanow
China Zhang Yong 4–1 Scotland Ross Muir
Scotland Rhys Clark w/d–w/o Wales Mark Williams
England Ben Woollaston 4–0 England Sam Baird
England Oliver Lines 4–3 Thailand Sunny Akani
China Chen Zifan 2–4 England Alfie Burden
Wales Jamie Clarke 3–4 England Ian Burns
China Fan Zhengyi 1–4 England Jack Lisowski
  1. ^ a b Match was held over and played in Riga.

Century breaks

Televised stage centuries

Total: 31

Qualifying stage centuries

Total: 18


  1. ^ a b c "Kaspersky Riga Masters 2018". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  2. ^ "World Records - snooker.org". www.snooker.org. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  3. ^ "Kapersky Riga Masters 2018 Qualifiers Draw" (pdf). worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  4. ^ Årdalen, Hermund. "Kaspersky Riga Masters (2018) - snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-06-07.
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