2019 Riga Masters
|Dates||26–28 July 2019|
|Total prize fund||£278,000|
|Highest break||Jack Lisowski (ENG) (145)|
|Champion||Yan Bingtao (CHN)|
|Runner-up||Mark Joyce (ENG)|
The 2019 Riga Masters (also known as the 2019 Kapersky Riga Masters due tae sponsorship) wis a professional rankin snooker toornament held from 26 tae 28 July 2019 a the Arēna Rīga in Riga, Latvia. It wis the sixth Riga Masters event, wae the first beein held i 2013, an the first rankin event o the 2019/2020 snooker season. The defendin champion, Neil Robertson, previously defeatit Jack Lisowski i the 2018 feenal. However, Robertson an several other players were forced to withdraw from qualifyin round matches due tae flight cancellations, and could nae compete in the event.
Yan Bingtao defeatit Mark Joyce 5–2 i the final, winnin the event an earning his first career rankin title. Yan became the first player born after 2000 tae win a rankin event, a well a the first teenager tae win a rankin event in 13 years since Ding Junhui won the 2006 Northern Ireland Trophy aged 19. No players frae the top 20 i the world reached the quarter-finals. Lisowski scored the highest brak o the toornament, a 145. The event had a total prize fund o £278,000 with the winner receivin £50,000. Qualifyin fae the event wis held atween 10 an 13 June 2019 a the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, Ingland.
Format[eedit | eedit soorce]
The tournament wis played frae 26 to 28 July 2019 a the Arēna Rīga i Riga, Latvia. The event wis organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, and sponsored by Kaspersky Lab. Matches wae played as best-o-seven frames until the semi-feenals, which wae best-o-nine frames. The quarter-feenals, semi-feenals, an feenal wae all played o 28 July. The event wis broadcast on Eurosport Player (Pan-Europe); NowTV (Hong Kong); Truesport Thailand; an Superstars Online, Youku, an Zhibo.tv (China).
Prize fund[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Winner: £50,000
- Runner-up: £25,000
- Semi-feenal: £15,000
- Quarter-feenal: £6,000
- Last 16: £4,000
- Last 32: £3,000
- Last 64: £2,000
- Highest break: £5,000
- Total: £278,000
Main draw[eedit | eedit soorce]
The main draw for the toornament featured 64 players. Certain players had to withdraw frae the competition due to flight difficulties, and are denoted belaw with a bye to thae opponent. A w/d indicates a withdrawn player, whilst a w/o indicatit a walkover. Players listed i bold denote match winners.
Feenal[eedit | eedit soorce]
|Feenal: Best o 9 frames. Referee: Tatiana Woollaston.|
Arēna Rīga, Riga, Latvia, 28 July 2019.
|58–57, 104–0, 0–133 (103), 83–5 (53), 17–62, 80–17 (65), 71–45 (66)|
Qualifying[eedit | eedit soorce]
Qualifyin matches wae held atween 10 an 13 June 2019 at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre i Sheffield, England. Matches involvin Neil Robertson, Kishan Hirani, Mark Selby, Duane Jones, and Mark Williams, wae planned to be played i Riga. All matches wae best-o-seven frames.
Century braks[eedit | eedit soorce]
Televised stage centuries[eedit | eedit soorce]
A total o 19 centuries wae made durin the event. Jack Lisowski scored a 145, the highest brak of the event.
- 145, 140, 119 Jack Lisowski
- 143 Graeme Dott
- 137 Liam Highfield
- 137 Mark Williams
- 127 Daniel Wells
- 126, 112, 109, 103 Mark Joyce
- 120 Mei Xiwen
- 112 Kurt Maflin
- 110 Gary Wilson
- 109, 104 Tom Ford
- 106 Ricky Walden
- 106 Rod Lawler
- 101 Yan Bingtao
Qualifying stage centuries[eedit | eedit soorce]
During the pre-tournament qualification round, 23 centuries wae made. Dominic Dale scores the highest of these, with a brak of 141.
- 141 Dominic Dale
- 138 Lu Ning
- 136 Yuan Sijun
- 132, 112 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
- 131 David Grace
- 131 Oliver Lines
- 131 Ricky Walden
- 129 Anthony Hamilton
- 128, 109 Alan McManus
- 125 Michael Holt
- 124 Scott Donaldson
- 120, 101 Jamie O'Neill
- 119 Mei Xiwen
- 112 Jackson Page
- 112 Qingtian Yang
- 109 Chris Wakelin
- 109 Riley Parsons
- 105 Kurt Maflin
- 103 Joe O'Connor
- 101 Ian Burns
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
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