English Open
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Tournament information
Dates15–21 October 2018
VenueK2 Leisure Centre
CityCrawley
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Stuart Bingham
Runner-upEngland Mark Davis
Score9–7
2017

The 2018 BetVictor English Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 15–21 October 2018 in Crawley, West Sussex, England.[1] It was the sixth ranking event of the 2018/2019 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

The defending champion was Ronnie O'Sullivan, who defeated Kyren Wilson in the 2017 event.[2] However, O'Sullivan would lose to Mark Davis 1–6 in the semi-final. O'Sullivan was highly critical of the venue stating "The worst part was not the smell of urine..."This is about as bad as I've ever seen. It's a bit of a hellhole....I don't know what this gaff is, but I've just done an interview and all I can smell is urine.[3]

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh made the second maximum break of his career with a 147 in the opening frame of his 4–1 first round win against Soheil Vahedi.[4] On the following day Ronnie O'Sullivan made the 15th maximum break of his career with a 147 in the final frame of a second round whitewash of Allan Taylor.[5] This was the fourth time that two maximums were made at the main stage of a ranking tournament, and the third time in just over half a year.

Stuart Bingham won his fifth professional ranking title with a 9–7 victory against Mark Davis, who had reached his first ever ranking final at the age of 46, playing in his 28th season on the professional tour. Bingham became the first player to win two Home Nations Series events.[6]

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break: £15,000

Tournament draw

Top half

Section 1

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin1
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor0
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson3
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor4
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens1
 
England Jimmy White4
 
 
 
China Lyu Haotian2
 
England Jimmy White0
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens4
 
Wales Matthew Stevens4
 
 
 
China Chen Zifan1
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav1
 
China Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson0
 
China Liang Wenbo2
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou3
 
Scotland Eden Sharav4
 
 
 
England Craig Steadman0
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail1
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin1
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty0
 
 
England Chris Wakelin4
 

Section 2

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England David Lilley4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford2
 
England David Lilley0
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus4
 
Scotland Alan McManus4
 
 
 
China Fan Zhengyi0
 
Scotland Alan McManus1
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson4
 
England Oliver Lines4
 
 
 
England Joe O'Connor3
 
England Oliver Lines2
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson4
 
Australia Neil Robertson4
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir2
 
Australia Neil Robertson2
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao4
 
England Martin O'Donnell2
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
England Stuart Carrington1
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao4
 
England Adam Duffy3
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao4
 
China Luo Honghao4
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill2
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
Germany Simon Lichtenberg0
 
Scotland Anthony McGill4
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani0
 
England Kyren Wilson3
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani4
 

Section 3

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Judd Trump4
 
 
 
Finland Robin Hull1
 
England Judd Trump4
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong3
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge3
 
England Judd Trump 4
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski2
 
China Li Hang0
 
 
 
England Ian Burns4
 
England Ian Burns3
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski 4
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien2
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski4
 
England Judd Trump2
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill0
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong0
 
China Zhang Yong4
 
 
 
China Chen Feilong3
 
Wales Ryan Day4
 
 
 
England Mark King2
 
England Ashley Carty3
 
 
 
England Mark King4
 
England Mark King4
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon3
 
England Alfie Burden0
 
 
England Peter Ebdon4
 

Section 4

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams1
 
 
 
England Mark Davis4
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Poland Adam Stefanow0
 
Wales Jamie Clarke1
 
 
 
Poland Adam Stefanow4
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen2
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana3
 
China Mei Xiwen4
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu1
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu4
 
 
 
England Mark Joyce1
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins2
 
England Luke Simmonds0
 
 
 
China Zhang Jiankang4
 
China Zhang Jiankang2
 
 
 
England Martin Gould4
 
England Martin Gould4
 
 
 
England Billy Joe Castle2
 
England Martin Gould1
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
China Tian Pengfei3
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond4
 
England Nigel Bond1
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
 
China Li Yuan1
 

Bottom half

Section 5

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam0
 
England Mark Selby3
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott2
 
England Ben Woollaston3
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
England John Astley1
 
 
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers4
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers0
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah2
 
England Ricky Walden0
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham4
 
England Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones0
 
England Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei0
 
Wales Michael White3
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
England Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh3
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi1
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong3
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong4
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar1
 

Section 6

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda3
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt4
 
England Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
England Sam Baird0
 
England Sam Baird4
 
 
 
England Liam Highfield2
 
England Matthew Selt1
 
 
 
England Ali Carter4
 
England Ali Carter4
 
 
 
England Rory McLeod2
 
England Ali Carter4
 
 
 
Belgium Luca Brecel1
 
Belgium Luca Brecel4
 
 
 
China Niu Zhuang0
 
England Ali Carter4
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells3
 
Wales Lee Walker4
 
 
 
Wales Jak Jones3
 
Wales Lee Walker3
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
England Joe Perry2
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins3
 
England Rod Lawler0
 
 
 
England Sam Craigie4
 
England Sam Craigie3
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins4
 
England Barry Hawkins4
 
 
England Peter Lines0
 

Section 7

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy4
 
 
 
England Mike Dunn1
 
England Shaun Murphy4
 
 
 
England David Gilbert2
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene3
 
 
 
England David Gilbert4
 
England Shaun Murphy1
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
China Lu Ning2
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
England Elliot Slessor3
 
England Elliot Slessor4
 
 
 
England Sean O'Sullivan2
 
England Robert Milkins3
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton2
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen3
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun4
 
England Farakh Ajaib1
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun4
 
China Yuan Sijun1
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
England Harvey Chandler1
 
 
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham4
 
 
 
England Steven Hallworth2
 
China Xiao Guodong2
 
 
England Steven Hallworth4
 

Section 8

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson2
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown4
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown4
 
 
 
England Jimmy Robertson3
 
England Jimmy Robertson4
 
 
 
England Michael Holt1
 
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown2
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
Hong Kong Andy Lee2
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao4
 
China Yan Bingtao2
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
England James Cahill3
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire4
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong0
 
England Paul Davison3
 
 
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
China Xu Si2
 
China Xu Si4
 
 
 
Scotland Chris Totten2
 
China Zhou Yuelong4
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams3
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 
 
Wales Kishan Hirani1
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher0
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams4
 
Wales Mark Williams4
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale1
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan5
 
 
 
China Luo Honghao3
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan1
 
 
 
England Mark Davis6
 
Wales Ryan Day1
 
 
 
England Mark Davis5
 
England Mark Davis7
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham9
 
England Stuart Bingham5
 
 
 
England Ali Carter2
 
England Stuart Bingham6
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire3
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham3
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire5
 

Final

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: England Ben Williams.
K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, England, 21 October 2018.
Mark Davis
 England
7–9 Stuart Bingham
 England
Afternoon: 76–53 (Bingham 51), 0–75 (75), 41–65, 55–12, 17–64, 72–0 (72), 0–77 (77), 136–0 (136)
Evening: 94–44 (94), 40–82 (78), 0–73 (73), 84–42, 88–48 (65), 0–82 (82), 0–102 (102), 20–59
136 Highest break 102
1 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks

Total: 81[8]

References

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