2017 English Open (snooker)

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English Open
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Tournament information
Dates16–22 October 2017
VenueBarnsley Metrodome
CityBarnsley
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£366,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakChina Liang Wenbo (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Kyren Wilson
Score9–2
2016
2018

The 2017 Dafabet English Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 16–22 October 2017 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.[1] It was the seventh ranking event of the 2017/2018 season and a part of the Home Nations Series.

Liang Wenbo was the defending champion, having beaten Judd Trump 9–6 in the 2016 final. Wenbo made a maximum break in his second round match against Tom Ford, but lost in the third round to Yan Bingtao. His maximum won him the "rolling 147 prize" of £40,000.

Ronnie O'Sullivan captured his 29th ranking title by beating Kyren Wilson 9–2 in the final. With his win O'Sullivan tied John Higgins for 2nd place on the all-time list of ranking event wins, only behind Stephen Hendry.[2]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3]

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £40,000

Main draw[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

 
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 Liang Wenbo4
 
 
 
Wales Duane Jones 1
 
China Liang Wenbo 4
 
 
 
England Tom Ford 3
 
England Tom Ford 4
 
 
 
China Xu Si 1
 
China Liang Wenbo0
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao 4
 
Egypt Basem Eltahhan 0
 
 
 
Wales Jamie Jones 4
 
Wales Jamie Jones 1
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao 4
 
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 0
 
 
 
China Yan Bingtao 4
 
China Yan Bingtao 3
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
 
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
England Michael Holt 3
 
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
China Lyu Haotian 2
 
China Lyu Haotian 4
 
 
 
England Allan Taylor1
 
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
Thailand Sunny Akani3
 
Thailand Sunny Akani 4
 
 
 
Australia Matthew Bolton 2
 
Thailand Sunny Akani 4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
 
Scotland Chris Totten 3
 
 
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
 

Section 2[edit]

 
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 Jimmy Robertson 4
 
 
 
England Adam Duffy 2
 
England Jimmy Robertson 4
 
 
 
England Gary Wilson 2
 
England Gary Wilson 4
 
 
 
England Sean O'Sullivan 1
 
England Jimmy Robertson 2
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson 4
 
China Li Hang 4
 
 
 
England Chris Wakelin 2
 
China Li Hang 3
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson 4
 
Australia Neil Robertson 4
 
 
 
England Billy Joe Castle 0
 
Australia Neil Robertson 4
 
 
 
India Aditya Mehta 1
 
Wales Ian Preece 4
 
 
 
China Mei Xiwen 0
 
Wales Ian Preece 2
 
 
 
India Aditya Mehta 4
 
England Sam Craigie 0
 
 
 
India Aditya Mehta 4
 
India Aditya Mehta 4
 
 
 
China Chen Zifan 1
 
China Chen Zifan 4
 
 
 
England Sanderson Lam 3
 
China Chen Zifan 4
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins 3
 
England Barry Hawkins 4
 
 
England Peter Lines 2
 

Section 3[edit]

 
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 Trump 4
 
 
 
England Robbie Williams 3
 
England Judd Trump 4
 
 
 
England Mark Joyce 0
 
China Yu Delu 3
 
 
 
England Mark Joyce 4
 
England Judd Trump 4
 
 
 
Wales Matthew Stevens 1
 
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
Scotland Eden Sharav 0
 
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
 
 
 
England David Gilbert 2
 
Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau 0
 
 
 
England David Gilbert 4
 
England Judd Trump 3
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski 4
 
Belgium Luca Brecel 4
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day 1
 
Belgium Luca Brecel1
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams 4
 
England David Grace 1
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams 4
 
Wales Mark Williams 2
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski 4
 
England Jamie Curtis-Barrett 2
 
 
 
China Li Yuan 4
 
China Li Yuan 3
 
 
 
England Jack Lisowski 4
 
England Rory McLeod 0
 
 
England Jack Lisowski 4
 

Section 4[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland Rhys Clark4
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus3
 
Scotland Rhys Clark2
 
 
 
China Zhang Yong4
 
China Zhang Yong4
 
 
 
Australia Kurt Dunham3
 
China Zhang Yong1
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
England Mark Davis4
 
 
 
China Chen Zhe3
 
England Mark Davis1
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
China Zhang Anda1
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan4
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins3
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire0
 
England Robert Milkins4
 
 
 
England Ashley Hugill2
 
England Ashley Hugill4
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond2
 
England Robert Milkins3
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
England Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
England Alfie Burden2
 
England Matthew Selt1
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
Scotland John Higgins4
 
 
England Elliot Slessor3
 

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

 
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 Ding Junhui4
 
 
 
England Christopher Keogan1
 
China Ding Junhui2
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Germany Lukas Kleckers1
 
 
 
Wales Michael White4
 
Wales Michael White4
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston0
 
England Craig Steadman4
 
 
 
Finland Robin Hull3
 
England Craig Steadman3
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
England Ben Woollaston4
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon2
 
Wales Michael White4
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana3
 
England Ali Carter4
 
 
 
England Oliver Lines1
 
England Ali Carter3
 
 
 
Thailand James Wattana4
 
Thailand James Wattana4
 
 
 
England Martin O'Donnell2
 
Thailand James Wattana4
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun2
 
England John Astley4
 
 
 
England Paul Davison2
 
England John Astley3
 
 
 
China Yuan Sijun4
 
China Yuan Sijun4
 
 
England Joe Perry1
 

Section 6[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty1
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene4
 
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3
 
 
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 4
 
England Anthony Hamilton2
 
 
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 4
 
 
 
England Stuart Carrington 2
 
England Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
Thailand Boonyarit Keattikun1
 
England Stuart Carrington 4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen2
 
Northern Ireland Mark Allen4
 
 
 
England Jimmy White0
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 4
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy 1
 
England Liam Highfield4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien3
 
England Liam Highfield 4
 
 
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 3
 
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Norway Kurt Maflin2
 
England Liam Highfield 3
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy 4
 
Wales Dominic Dale1
 
 
 
Wales Daniel Wells4
 
Wales Daniel Wells 2
 
 
 
England Shaun Murphy 4
 
England Shaun Murphy4
 
 
Iran Soheil Vahedi1
 

Section 7[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu1
 
 
 
China Tian Pengfei4
 
China Tian Pengfei1
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah4
 
Cyprus Michael Georgiou1
 
 
 
England Hammad Miah4
 
England Hammad Miah1
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
England Mitchell Mann4
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez3
 
England Mitchell Mann0
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginson4
 
China Zhou Yuelongw/d
 
 
 
England Andrew Higginsonw/o
 
England Andrew Higginson1
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
England Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
Wales Lee Walker0
 
England Stuart Bingham4
 
 
 
China Fang Xiongman2
 
England Mark King2
 
 
 
China Fang Xiongman4
 
England Stuart Bingham3
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
England Martin Gould1
 
 
 
China Zhao Xintong4
 
China Zhao Xintong2
 
 
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei4
 
 
China Niu Zhuang2
 

Section 8[edit]

 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong4
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott1
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong 4
 
 
 
China Cao Yupeng 2
 
China Cao Yupeng4
 
 
 
Pakistan Hamza Akbar1
 
Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong1
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
England Mike Dunn4
 
 
 
Malta Alex Borg2
 
England Mike Dunn0
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson 4
 
England Kyren Wilson4
 
 
 
England Rod Lawler3
 
England Kyren Wilson 4
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong 0
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
China Wang Yuchen2
 
China Xiao Guodong 4
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden 2
 
Wales Jak Jones2
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden4
 
China Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
England Mark Selby1
 
England Sam Baird3
 
 
 
Scotland Ross Muir4
 
Scotland Ross Muir 1
 
 
 
England Mark Selby 4
 
England Mark Selby4
 
 
Scotland Scott Donaldson 3
 

Finals[edit]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Scotland Anthony McGill 5
 
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson 3
 
Scotland Anthony McGill 4
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
 
England Jack Lisowski 2
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson 2
 
Wales Michael White 0
 
 
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 5
 
Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 3
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson 6
 
Iran Hossein Vafaei 3
 
 
England Kyren Wilson 5
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: England Colin Humphries.
Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley, England, 22 October 2017.
Ronnie O'Sullivan
 England
9–2 Kyren Wilson
 England
Afternoon: 115–19 (115), 7–85 (74), 67–57 (54), 131–0 (131), 0–109 (109), 78–0 (77), 87–0 (87), 96–4 (96)
Evening: 69–32 (50), 127–0 (127), 132–0 (132)
132 Highest break 109
4 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 2

Century breaks[edit]

Total: 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Kyren Wilson 9-2 to claim title". BBC Sport. 22 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.