China Championship
Tournament information
Dates24–30 September 2018
VenueGuangzhou Tianhe Sports Centre
CityGuangzhou
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£725,000
Winner's share£150,000
Highest breakEngland Ali Carter (144)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score10–9
2017

The 2018 Evergrande China Championship was professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place between 24–30 September 2018 in Guangzhou, China, with qualifying took place from 19 to 22 August 2018 in Preston, England.[1] It was the fourth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season.[2]

Luca Brecel was the defending champion, but he lost to Martin O'Donnell 3–5 in the first round. Mark Selby won the event, defeating John Higgins in the final 10–9. Selby's win was his 15th professional ranking event win.

Prize fund

The event had a prize pool of £725,000, with the following breakdown for the player's reaching the following positions.[3]

  • Winner: £150,000
  • Runner-up: £75,000
  • Semi-final: £32,000
  • Quarter-final: £20,000
  • Last 16: £13,000
  • Last 32: £7,500
  • Last 64: £4,000
  • Televised highest break: £4,000

The event also had a "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break, which stood as £5,000.[3]

Main draw

 
Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
 
                      
 
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel3
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell5
 
England Martin O'Donnell5
 
 
 
England Tom Ford4
 
England Tom Ford5
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond0
 
England Martin O'Donnell5
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo2
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu3
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda5
 
China Zhang Anda2
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo5
 
China Liang Wenbo5
 
 
 
England John Astley3
 
England Martin O'Donnell1
 
 
 
China Lyu Haotian5
 
England Mark Joyce 1
 
 
 
England Joe Perry5
 
England Joe Perry3
 
 
 
China Lyu Haotian5
 
China Lyu Haotianw/o
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilsonw/d[4]
 
China Lyu Haotian5
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy3
 
England Mark Davis0
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong5
 
China Xiao Guodong2
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy5
 
England Liam Highfield1
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy5
 
China Lyu Haotian3
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins6
 
England Judd Trump5
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clark0
 
England Judd Trump5
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones2
 
England Anthony Hamilton4
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones5
 
England Judd Trump5
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao1
 
England Stuart Bingham5
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon3
 
England Stuart Bingham2
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao5
 
China Yan Bingtao5
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 
England Judd Trump3
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins5
 
Norway Kurt Maflin3
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski5
 
England Jack Lisowski3
 
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson5
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson5
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire2
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson3
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins5
 
China Mei Xiwen 5
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins5
 
England Allan Taylor3
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins5
 
Scotland John Higgins9
 
 
 
England Mark Selby10
 
England Mark Selby 5
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani3
 
England Mark Selby5
 
 
 
China Chang Bingyu1
 
England Robert Milkins3
 
 
 
China Chang Bingyu5
 
England Mark Selby5
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei3
 
Wales Ryan Day5
 
 
 
England Mike Dunn1
 
Wales Ryan Day3
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei5
 
England David Gilbert3
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei5
 
England Mark Selby5
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun2
 
England Sam Craigie3
 
 
 
England Mark King5
 
England Mark King5
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen1
 
England Matthew Selt1
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen5
 
England Mark King3
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun5
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 2
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun5
 
China Yuan Sijun5
 
 
 
China Ding Junhui4
 
Wales Daniel Wells1
 
 
 
China Ding Junhui5
 
England Mark Selby6
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
England Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
England Ashley Carty3
 
England Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
China Xu Si2
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham5
 
England Barry Hawkins5
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott2
 
Australia Neil Robertson5
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene2
 
Australia Neil Robertson2
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott5
 
Scotland Graeme Dott5
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
England Barry Hawkins4
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong5
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien5
 
 
 
England Ali Carter1
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien2
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong5
 
China Zhao Xintong5
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
China Zhao Xintong5
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams3
 
England Gary Wilson5
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao2
 
England Gary Wilson2
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams5
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 0
 
 
Wales Mark Williams5
 

Final

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: China Zhu Ying.
Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Centre, Guangzhou, China, 30 September 2018.
John Higgins
 Scotland
9–10 Mark Selby
 England
Afternoon: 65–17, 6–83 (82), 21–60, 0–70 (70), 75–7 (52), 58–1, 67–5 (65), 0–119 (118), 85–14 (85)
Evening: 4–70 (70), 71–39, 25–66, 26–77 (60), 65–38, 86–34 (61), 49–86, 68–60, 52–74, 12–72
85 Highest break 118
0 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 5

Qualifying

These matches were held between 19 and 22 August 2018 at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. All matches were best of 9 frames.

Belgium Luca Brecel 5–1[nb 1] England Joe O'Connor
England Martin O'Donnell 5–3 England Elliot Slessor
England Tom Ford 5–0 England Paul Davison
England Michael Holt 3–5 England Nigel Bond
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5–2 England Sam Baird
England Andrew Higginson 3–5 China Zhang Anda
China Liang Wenbo 5–4[nb 1] England Alfie Burden
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 4–5 England John Astley
England Mark Joyce 5–1 Thailand James Wattana
England Joe Perry 5–2 England Ashley Hugill
China Lyu Haotian 5–4 China Li Yuan
England Kyren Wilson 5–1 Germany Lukas Kleckers
England Mark Davis 5–1 Pakistan Hamza Akbar
China Xiao Guodong 5–1 China Zhang Yong
England Liam Highfield 5–2 England Hammad Miah
England Shaun Murphy 5–2 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown
England Judd Trump 5–3 Scotland Eden Sharav
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4–5 Scotland Rhys Clark
England Anthony Hamilton 5–0 Iran Soheil Vahedi
Wales Jamie Jones 5–2 Poland Adam Stefanow
England Stuart Bingham 5–4 England Craig Steadman
England Peter Ebdon 5–3 England Harvey Chandler
China Yan Bingtao 5–3 China Niu Zhuang
England Chris Wakelin 5–4 Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong
Norway Kurt Maflin 5–1 England Sanderson Lam
England Jack Lisowski 5–4 England Ian Burns
Scotland Scott Donaldson 5–0 Egypt Basem Eltahhan
Scotland Stephen Maguire 5–1 China Chen Feilong
China Li Hang 2–5 China Mei Xiwen
Wales Michael White 5–3 England Oliver Lines
Scotland Alan McManus 1–5 England Allan Taylor
Scotland John Higgins 5–1 Wales Duane Jones
England Mark Selby 5–2 England Jimmy White
Thailand Sunny Akani 5–2 Finland Robin Hull
England Robert Milkins 5–2 Scotland Chris Totten
England Jimmy Robertson 3–5[nb 1] China Chang Bingyu
Wales Ryan Day 5–2 Wales Jak Jones
England Mike Dunn 5–1[nb 1] China Luo Zetao
England David Gilbert 5–0 Wales Kishan Hirani
Iran Hossein Vafaei 5–2 China Chen Zifan
Wales Dominic Dale 2–5 England Sam Craigie
England Mark King 5–1 China Zhang Jiankang
England Matthew Selt 5–2 Wales Jamie Clarke
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5–2 England Sean O'Sullivan
England Ben Woollaston 0–5 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher
England Ricky Walden 2–5 China Yuan Sijun
Wales Daniel Wells 5–4 England Billy Joe Castle
China Ding Junhui 5–3[nb 1] Wales Lee Walker
England Barry Hawkins 5–0 Germany Simon Lichtenberg
England Rory McLeod 3–5 England Ashley Carty
England Martin Gould 4–5 China Xu Si
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 5–1 China Lu Ning
Australia Neil Robertson 5–3 Scotland Ross Muir
England Robbie Williams 0–5 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene
Scotland Graeme Dott 5–2[nb 1] China Bai Langning
England Stuart Carrington 5–3[nb 1] China He Guoqiang
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5–2 England Peter Lines
England Ali Carter 5–1 Hong Kong Andy Lee
Wales Matthew Stevens 3–5 China Zhao Xintong
Scotland Anthony McGill 5–3 Northern Ireland Joe Swail
England Gary Wilson 5–3 China Fan Zhengyi
China Zhou Yuelong 1–5 China Luo Honghao
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5–3 China Tian Pengfei
Wales Mark Williams 5–0[nb 1] England Rod Lawler
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Match held over and played in Guangzhou.

Century breaks

Main stage centuries

Total: 29

Qualifying stage centuries

Total: 31

References

  1. ^ "Evergrande China Championship". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2018/2019". Snooker.org. Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
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  4. ^ "Wilson Withdraws From China Championship - World Snooker". World Snooker. 21 September 2018. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.