2019–20 snooker season series of snooker tournaments

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2019–20 snooker season
Details
Duration9 May 2019 – 16 August 2020
Tournaments41 (17 ranking events)
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Ding Junhui (CHN)
Masters Stuart Bingham (ENG)
World Championship Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG)

The 2019–20 snooker season was a series of professional snooker tournaments played between 9 May 2019 and 16 August 2020. The season was originally planned for 46 tournaments, 18 of which would carry ranking points. The season featured events held in Austria for the first time. The later stages of the season were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the 2020 China Open cancelled, the Tour Championship[1] and the World Snooker Championship postponed,[2] and the Gibraltar Open played with no audience.[3]

The reigning World Champion Judd Trump won a record 6 ranking titles for a season and was named World Snooker Player of the Year, Fans' Player of the Year and Snooker Journalists' Player of the Year. Trump also became the second player ever to compile a century of century breaks in a season. Ronnie O'Sullivan received the Performance of the Year award for winning his sixth world title and record breaking 37th ranking title. John Higgins' maximum break at the Crucible was named The Magic Moment of the Year. Louis Heathcote was named Rookie of the Year.[4]

Players

Players on the Main Tour
by nation
 Australia 2
 Belgium 1
 Brazil 1
 China 23
 Cyprus 1
 England 59
 Germany 1
 Hong Kong 2
 Iran 2
 Ireland 2
 Israel 1
 Malaysia 1
 Malta 1
 Morocco 1
 Northern Ireland 3
 Norway 1
 Poland 2
 Scotland 7
  Switzerland 1
 Thailand 4
 Wales 12
Total 128

The World Snooker Tour in the 2019–20 season consists of the standard field of 128 professional players, including an invitational tour card for Jimmy White.[5] The top 64 players from the prize money rankings after the 2019 World Championship, and the 29 players earning a two-year card the previous year automatically qualified for the season. Next, eight places were allocated to the top 8 on the One Year Ranking List who have not already qualified for the Main Tour. Another three players came from the Challenge Tour, two players came from the CBSA China Tour, and a further 16 places were available through the Q School (four Event 1 winners, four Event 2 winners, four Event 3 winners, and four Order of Merit places). The rest of the places on to the tour came from amateur events and national governing body (NGB) nominations.[5]

New professional players

All players listed below received a tour card for two seasons.[5]

Calendar

The following table outlines the dates and results for all the ranking events of the World Snooker Tour, major invitational events, the Challenge Tour, and World Seniors Tour.[13][14][15]

Date[note 1] Country Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Ref.
05-09 05-12  AUT P/A Vienna Open 15 Reds Köö Wien Snooker Club Vienna England Mark Joyce England Mark King 5–4 [16]
06-24 06-30  CHN TE World Cup (team event) Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium Wuxi  Scotland  China B 4–0 [17]
07-20 07-23  ENG P/A Pink Ribbon South West Snooker Academy Gloucester England Stuart Bingham Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4–3 [18]
07-26 07-28  LAT WR Riga Masters Arena Riga Riga China Yan Bingtao England Mark Joyce 5–2 [19]
08-04 08-11  CHN WR International Championship Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre Daqing England Judd Trump England Shaun Murphy 10–3 [20]
08-15 08-18  ENG WST World Seniors Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield England Jimmy White Wales Darren Morgan 5–3 [21]
08-24 08-25  GER NR Paul Hunter Classic Stadthalle Fürth England Barry Hawkins England Kyren Wilson 4–3 [22]
08-31 09-01  GER CT Challenge Tour 1 Ballroom Nürnberg Nuremberg Hong Kong Cheung Ka Wai England Oliver Brown 3–1 [23]
09-02 09-07  THA NR Six-red World Championship Bangkok Convention Center Bangkok Scotland Stephen Maguire Scotland John Higgins 8–6 [24]
09-09 09-15  CHN NR Shanghai Masters Regal International East Asia Hotel Shanghai England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Shaun Murphy 11–9 [25]
09-21 09-22  ENG CT Challenge Tour 2 The Crucible Sports & Social Club Newbury England Jake Nicholson Wales Andrew Pagett 3–1 [26]
09-23 09-29  CHN WR China Championship Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Centre Guangzhou England Shaun Murphy Wales Mark Williams 10–9 [27]
10-05 10-06  ENG CT Challenge Tour 3 Northern Snooker Centre Leeds Wales Andrew Pagett Northern Ireland Robbie McGuigan 3–0 [28]
10-14 10-20  ENG WR English Open K2 Crawley England Mark Selby England David Gilbert 9–1 [29]
10-19 10-20  BEL CT Challenge Tour 4 The Trickshot Bruges England Ashley Hugill Republic of Ireland Aaron Hill 3–1 [30]
10-24 10-25  ENG WST UK Seniors Championship Hull Venue Hull Republic of Ireland Michael Judge England Jimmy White 4–2 [31]
10-22 10-26  CHN NR Haining Open Haining Sports Center Haining Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh China Li Hang 5–3 [32]
10-28 11-03  CHN WR World Open Yushan Sport Centre Yushan England Judd Trump Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10–5 [33]
11-04 11-10  ENG NR Champion of Champions Ricoh Arena Coventry Australia Neil Robertson England Judd Trump 10–9 [34]
11-11 11-17  NIR WR Northern Ireland Open Waterfront Hall Belfast England Judd Trump England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–7 [35]
11-16 11-17  HUN CT Challenge Tour 6 Hungary Snooker Academy Budapest England Oliver Brown England Ashley Hugill 3–1 [36]
11-26 12-08  ENG WR UK Championship Barbican Centre York China Ding Junhui Scotland Stephen Maguire 10–6 [37]
12-09 12-15  SCO WR Scottish Open Emirates Arena Glasgow England Mark Selby England Jack Lisowski 9–6 [38]
12-14 12-15  BEL CT Challenge Tour 7 De Maxx Pelt Scotland Dean Young Wales Andrew Pagett 3–1 [39]
01-12 01-19  ENG NR Masters Alexandra Palace London England Stuart Bingham England Ali Carter 10–8 [40]
01-18 01-19  ENG CT Challenge Tour 8 Tamworth Sports Bar Tamworth Germany Lukas Kleckers Wales Tyler Rees 3–1 [41]
01-22 01-26  AUT WR European Masters Messe Dornbirn Dornbirn Australia Neil Robertson China Zhou Yuelong 9–0 [42]
01-29 02-02  GER WR German Masters Tempodrom Berlin England Judd Trump Australia Neil Robertson 9–6 [43]
02-03 02-09  ENG WR World Grand Prix The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse Cheltenham Australia Neil Robertson Scotland Graeme Dott 10–8 [44]
02-10 02-16  WAL WR Welsh Open Motorpoint Arena Cardiff England Shaun Murphy England Kyren Wilson 9–1 [45]
02-15 02-16  WAL CT Challenge Tour 9 Terry Griffiths Matchroom Llanelli England Ashley Hugill England Sydney Wilson 3–1 [46]
02-20 02-23  ENG WR Snooker Shoot Out Watford Colosseum Watford England Michael Holt China Zhou Yuelong 1–0 [47]
02-28 02-29  ENG CT Challenge Tour 5 The Winchester Leicester England Allan Taylor Scotland Michael Collumb 3–1 [48]
02-24 03-01  ENG WR Players Championship Waterfront Southport England Judd Trump China Yan Bingtao 10–4 [49]
03-01 03-02  ENG CT Challenge Tour 10 The Winchester Leicester England Adam Duffy England Kuldesh Johal 3–1 [50]
10-07 03-05  ENG NR 2019–20 Championship League Morningside Arena Leicester Scotland Scott Donaldson Scotland Graeme Dott 3–0 [51]
03-13 03-15  GIB WR Gibraltar Open Europa Point Sports Complex Gibraltar England Judd Trump England Kyren Wilson 4–3 [52]
06-01 06-11  ENG NR 2020 Championship League Marshall Arena Milton Keynes Belgium Luca Brecel England Ben Woollaston Round-robin [53]
06-20 06-26  ENG WR Tour Championship Marshall Arena Milton Keynes Scotland Stephen Maguire Northern Ireland Mark Allen 10–6 [54]
07-20 07-20  ENG CT Challenge Tour Play Offs English Institute of Sport Sheffield England Allan Taylor England Adam Duffy 4–0 [55]
07-31 08-16  ENG WR World Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Kyren Wilson 18–8 [56]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event
TE = Team event
P/A = Pro–am event
CT = Challenge Tour event
WST = World Seniors Tour

World ranking points

The 2019–20 snooker season featured the following points distribution for world ranking events:[57]

Round
Tournament
R144 R128 R112 R80 R64 R48 R32 R16 QF SF F W
Riga Masters N/A £0 N/A N/A £2,000 N/A £3,000 £4,000 £6,000 £15,000 £25,000 £50,000
International Championship N/A £0 N/A N/A £4,750 N/A £8,500 £13,500 £21,500 £32,000 £75,000 £175,000
China Championship N/A £0 N/A N/A £4,750 N/A £7,500 £13,000 £20,000 £32,000 £75,000 £150,000
English Open N/A £0 N/A N/A £3,000 N/A £4,000 £7,500 £10,000 £20,000 £30,000 £70,000
World Open N/A £0 N/A N/A £5,000 N/A £8,000 £13,500 £20,000 £32,500 £75,000 £150,000
Northern Ireland Open N/A £0 N/A N/A £3,000 N/A £4,000 £7,500 £10,000 £20,000 £30,000 £70,000
UK Championship N/A £0 N/A N/A £6,500 N/A £12,000 £17,000 £24,500 £40,000 £80,000 £200,000
Scottish Open N/A £0 N/A N/A £3,000 N/A £4,000 £7,500 £10,000 £20,000 £30,000 £70,000
European Masters N/A £0 N/A N/A £3,000 N/A £4,000 £6,000 £11,000 £17,500 £35,000 £80,000
German Masters N/A £0 N/A N/A £3,000 N/A £4,000 £5,000 £10,000 £20,000 £35,000 £80,000
World Grand Prix N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A £5,000[note 2] £7,500 £12,500 £20,000 £40,000 £100,000
Welsh Open N/A £0 N/A N/A £3,000 N/A £4,000 £7,500 £10,000 £20,000 £30,000 £70,000
Shoot Out N/A £250[note 2] N/A N/A £500 N/A £1,000 £2,000 £4,000 £8,000 £20,000 £50,000
Players Championship N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A £10,000[note 2] £15,000 £30,000 £50,000 £125,000
Gibraltar Open N/A £0 N/A N/A £2,000 N/A £3,000 £4,000 £5,000 £6,000 £20,000 £50,000
Tour Championship N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A £20,000[note 2] £40,000 £60,000 £150,000
World Championship £0 N/A £5,000[note 3] £10,000[note 3] N/A £15,000 £20,000[note 3] £30,000 £50,000 £100,000 £200,000 £500,000

Statistics of ranking tournaments

Below is a list of players who reached a final of a ranking event in the 2019–20 season.[58]

Finalists

Rank Name Winner Runner-up Finals Winning tournaments
1 Judd Trump 6 0 6 2019 International Championship
2019 World Open
2019 Northern Ireland Open
2020 German Masters
2020 Players Championship
2020 Gibraltar Open
2 Shaun Murphy 2 1 3 2019 China Championship
2020 Welsh Open
Neil Robertson 2 1 3 2020 European Masters
2020 World Grand Prix
4 Mark Selby 2 0 2 2019 English Open
2019 Scottish Open
5
Ronnie O'Sullivan 1 1 2 2020 World Championship
Stephen Maguire 1 1 2 2020 Tour Championship
Yan Bingtao 1 1 2 2019 Riga Masters
8 Ding Junhui 1 0 1 2019 UK Championship
Michael Holt 1 0 1 2020 Snooker Shoot Out
10 Kyren Wilson 0 3 3
11 Zhou Yuelong 0 2 2
12 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 0 1 1
Mark Williams 0 1 1
Mark Allen 0 1 1
Graeme Dott 0 1 1
David Gilbert 0 1 1
Jack Lisowski 0 1 1
Mark Joyce 0 1 1
Total 17 17 34 17 of 17 tournaments completed

Notes

  1. ^ Dates use month–day format
  2. ^ a b c d First round losers in the Shoot Out, Coral World Grand Prix, Coral Players Championship and Coral Tour Championship will receive their prize money in full however this money will not count towards the prize money rankings
  3. ^ a b c Players who lose their first match receive no ranking points

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