Shanghai Masters
Tournament information
Dates10–16 September 2018
VenueRegal International East Asia Hotel
CityShanghai
CountryChina
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£725,000
Winner's share£200,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (140)
England Stuart Bingham (140)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Barry Hawkins
Score11–9
2017
2019

The 2018 Shanghai Masters was a professional snooker tournament that took place in Shanghai, China from 10 to 16 September. It was a 24-man non-ranking invitation event, unlike previous editions of the Shanghai Masters which were ranking events.[1]

Ronnie O'Sullivan successfully defended the title by beating Barry Hawkins 11–9 in the final.[2] With this win O'Sullivan became the first player to pass £10 million in career prize money.

Field

The 24 players were the top-16 in the world rankings after the 2018 World Open, the next four players, outside the top-16 in the world rankings, of Chinese origin, two players from the CBSA under-21 rankings and two from China’s Amateur Masters series. The Amateur Masters was won by Pu Qingsong with Guo Hua the runner-up. The two players from the CBSA under-21 rankings were Chang Bingyu and Fan Zhengyi.[3]

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was the number 1 seed with World Champion Mark Williams seeded 2. The top 8 seeds received byes into the second round.

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money is shown below:

  • Winner: £200,000
  • Runner-up: £100,000
  • Semi-finals: £60,000
  • Quarter-finals: £30,000
  • Last 16: £15,000
  • Last 24: £7,500
  • Highest break: £5,000
  • Total: £725,000

Main draw

  Round 1
Best of 11 frames
Round 2
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames
Final
Best of 21 frames
                                               
10 Australia Neil Robertson 6     1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
China Guo Hua 1     10 Australia Neil Robertson 3  
  1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
  12 England Stuart Bingham 2  
12 England Stuart Bingham 6 8 England Shaun Murphy [4] w/d
China Fan Zhengyi 0     12 England Stuart Bingham w/o  
  1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10  
  9 England Kyren Wilson 6  
9 England Kyren Wilson 6     5 England Judd Trump 2  
China Liang Wenbo 3     9 England Kyren Wilson 6  
  9 England Kyren Wilson 6
  15 Wales Ryan Day 5  
15 Wales Ryan Day 6 4 Scotland John Higgins 5
China Chang Bingyu 2     15 Wales Ryan Day 6  
  1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 11
  7 England Barry Hawkins 9
13 Belgium Luca Brecel 4     3 England Mark Selby 6  
China Zhou Yuelong 6     China Zhou Yuelong 5  
  3 England Mark Selby 5
  6 China Ding Junhui 6  
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6 6 China Ding Junhui 6
China Xiao Guodong 4     11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3  
  6 China Ding Junhui 9
  7 England Barry Hawkins 10  
14 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6     7 England Barry Hawkins 6  
China Pu QingSong 4     14 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3  
  7 England Barry Hawkins 6
  2 Wales Mark Williams 4  
16 Scotland Anthony McGill 6 2 Wales Mark Williams 6
China Yan Bingtao 2     16 Scotland Anthony McGill 3  

Final

Final: Best of 21 frames. Referee: China Zheng Weili.
Regal Internatonal East Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China, 16 September 2018.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
11–9 Barry Hawkins (7)
 England
Afternoon: 1–125 (125), 23–66, 85–5 (85), 0–97 (55), 101–0 (93), 89–35 (66), 0–132 (132), 33–61, 93–29 (68), 5–63 (63)
Evening: 73–0, 134–1 (64, 61), 56–3 (56), 113–0 (113), 26–97 (83), 83–24 (83), 63–14, 14–57, 0–90 (74), 122–0 (122)
122 Highest break 132
2 Century breaks 2
10 50+ breaks 6

Century breaks

Total: 37[5]

References

  1. ^ "Shanghai Masters to Become Snooker's Richest Invitational - World Snooker". World Snooker. 18 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Rocket Fires To Shanghai Victory". World Snooker. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Shanghai Masters wild cards". World Snooker. 7 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Murphy Withdraws From Shanghai Masters - World Snooker". World Snooker. 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Shanghai Masters 2018 – Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 10–16 September 2018.