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China Open 2018

8 April 2018 No Comment

The China Open 2018 was played in Beijing, from April 1 to April 8, 2018. The tournament was won by mark Selby, who successfully defended his tittle.
Grove had four players in Beijing: Ali Carter, Luca Brecel, Neil Robertson and Jack Lisowki. Ali and Luca fell at first hurdle. Jack beat Anthony Hamilton, John Higgins and Gary Wilson before losing in the quarter finals, in a deciding frame, to Kyren Wilson. Neil went on step further, reaching the semi finals where he lost to Barry Hawkins. En route, Neil had beaten Robbie Williams, Sam Craigie (who did give Neil a good game; it went to a deciding frame), Zhou Yuelong and Stuart Bingham.
This tournament was the last before the World Championship and the seeding for the main event is now decided:

Mark Selby (1) / Qualifier
Mark Allen (16) / Qualifier
Kyren Wilson (9) / Qualifier
Shaun Murphy (8) / Qualifier

John Higgins (5) / Qualifier
Stuart Bingham (12) / Qualifier
Luca Brecel (13) / Qualifier
Judd Trump (4) / Qualifier


Ding Junhui (3) / Qualifier
Anthony McGill (14) / Qualifier
Marco Fu (11) / Qualifier
Barry Hawkins (6) / Qualifier

Mark Williams (7) / Qualifier
Neil Robertson (10) / Qualifier
Ali Carter (15) / Qualifier
Ronnie O’Sullivan (2) / Qualifier

Luca and Judd will possibly face each other in the last 16. Ali and Neil might possibly meet in the QF.

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