2019 Riga Masters

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2019 Kaspersky Riga Masters
Tournament information
Dates26–28 July 2019
VenueArēna Rīga
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£278,000
Winner's share£50,000
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.[1] The event wis organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, and sponsored by Kaspersky Lab.[1] Matches wae played as best-o-seven frames until the semi-feenals, which wae best-o-nine frames.[1] 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).[2]

Prize fund[eedit | eedit soorce]

The prize fund wis slightly increased frae the 2018 event. The champion still received £50,000, but the total prize fund increased frae £259,000 to £278,000, as follows:[3]

  • 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.[4]

Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
Best of 7 frames
Best of 9 frames
Best of 9 frames
bye w/d
 Ben Woollaston (ENG)w/o
Ingland Ben Woollaston0
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Chen Zifan4
Estonie Andres Petrov0
 Chen Zifan (CHN)4
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Chen Zifan0
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Yan Bingtao4
 Yan Bingtao (CHN)4
 Rod Lawler (ENG)2
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Yan Bingtao4
Scotland Alan McManus3
 Bai Langning (CHN)w/d
 Alan McManus (SCO)w/o
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Yan Bingtao4
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Li Hang3
 Mei Xiwen (CHN)w/o
 Chang Bingyu (CHN)w/d
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Mei Xiwen4
Germany Lukas Kleckers1
 Lukas Kleckers (GER)4
 Zhang Anda (CHN)3
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Mei Xiwen2
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Li Hang4
 Ricky Walden (ENG)1
 Yuan Sijun (CHN)4
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Yuan Sijun3
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Li Hang4
 Mike Dunn (ENG)2
 Li Hang (CHN)4
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Yan Bingtao5
Ingland Matthew Selt3
 Jamie O'Neill (ENG)w/d
 Sam Craigie (ENG)w/o
Ingland Sam Craigie3
Ingland Matthew Selt4
 Matthew Selt (ENG)4
 Lu Ning (CHN)2
Ingland Matthew Selt4
Wales Jak Jones2
 Ali Carter (ENG)1
 Jak Jones (WAL)4
Wales Jak Jones4
Ingland Michael Holt3
 Michael Holt (ENG)4
 Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI)0
Ingland Matthew Selt4
Ingland Mark King1
 Mark King (ENG)4
 Allan Taylor (ENG)1
Ingland Mark King4
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Zhou Yuelong1
 Zhou Yuelong (CHN)w/o
 Louis Heathcote (ENG)w/d
Ingland Mark King4
Ingland Christopher Keogan1
 Soheil Vahedi (IRN)w/d
 Christopher Keogan (ENG)w/o
Ingland Christopher Keogan4
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Xiao Guodong1
 Xiao Guodong (CHN)w/o
 Kyren Wilson (ENG)w/d
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Yan Bingtao5
Ingland Mark Joyce2
 Mark Selby (ENG)w/o
 Hossein Vafaei (IRN)w/d
Ingland Mark Selby4
Scotland Graeme Dott3
 Lee Walker (WAL)0
 Graeme Dott (SCO)4
Ingland Mark Selby2
Ingland Stuart Carrington4
 Joe Perry (ENG)4
 Anthony Hamilton (ENG)2
Ingland Joe Perry2
Ingland Stuart Carrington4
 Brandon Sargeant (ENG)1
 Stuart Carrington (ENG)4
Ingland Stuart Carrington1
Ingland Mark Joyce4
 Scott Donaldson (SCO)2
 Mark Joyce (ENG)4
Ingland Mark Joyce4
Ingland Liam Highfield0
 Adam Stefanow (POL)1
 Liam Highfield (ENG)4
Ingland Mark Joyce4
Ingland Jack Lisowski3
 Craig Steadman (ENG)3
 Daniel Wells (WAL)4
Wales Daniel Wells2
Ingland Jack Lisowski4
Latvie Rodion Judin1
 Jack Lisowski (ENG)4
Ingland Mark Joyce5
Norawa Kurt Maflin4
 Ian Preece (WAL)4
 Gerard Greene (NIR)2
Wales Ian Preece2
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 Oliver Lines (ENG)0
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA)4
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh1
Norawa Kurt Maflin4
 Luca Brecel (BEL)1
 Lyu Haotian (CHN)4
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Lyu Haotian2
Norawa Kurt Maflin4
 Joe O'Connor (ENG)w/d
 Kurt Maflin (NOR)w/o
Norawa Kurt Maflin4
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Luo Honghao1
 Kacper Filipiak (POL)2
 Tom Ford (ENG)4
Ingland Tom Ford1
Ingland Gary Wilson4
 Jackson Page (WAL)3
 Gary Wilson (ENG)4
Ingland Gary Wilson0
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Luo Honghao4
 David Grace (ENG)2
 Luo Honghao (CHN)4
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Luo Honghao4
Wales Mark Williams1
 James Cahill (ENG)3
 Mark Williams (WAL)4

Feenal[eedit | eedit soorce]

Feenal: Best o 9 frames. Referee: Belaroushie Tatiana Woollaston.
Arēna Rīga, Riga, Latvia, 28 July 2019.
Yan Bingtao
5–2 Mark Joyce
58–57, 104–0, 0–133 (103), 83–5 (53), 17–62, 80–17 (65), 71–45 (66)
66 Highest break 103
0 Century breaks 1
3 50+ breaks 1

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  2. "Tournament Broadcasters 2019–20 – World Snooker". World Snooker. 28 Juin 2019. Archived frae the original on 28 Juin 2019. Retrieved 28 Julie 2019.
  3. "Kaspersky Riga Masters And International Championship Prize Money – World Snooker". World Snooker. 11 Juin 2019. Retrieved 28 Julie 2019.
  4. Årdalen, Hermund. "Kaspersky Riga Masters (2019) - snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norn). Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  5. "2019 Riga Masters Qualifying". Snooker.org. Archived frae the original on 29 Juin 2019. Retrieved 24 Mey 2019.
  6. "Centuries – 2019 Riga Masters". Retrieved 30 Julie 2019.[deid airtin]
  7. "Centuries – 2019 Riga Masters qualifiers". Retrieved 25 Julie 2019.[deid airtin]