Welsh Open snooker 2017: Draw, schedule, results, tips, betting odds & Eurosport TV coverage times

Last Updated March 04 2018, 23:25Snooker
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The full results from snooker's Welsh Open, which took place in Cardiff from February 26 to March 4.

The final instalment of this season's Home Nations Series saw John Higgins win a record fifth Welsh Open crown with victory in the final against Barry Hawkins at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.

Here, you can look back at how the event unfolded with the daily results and reviews while we have list of the previous winners.

Welsh Open 2018: Daily results

Scroll to the next section for the full tournament draw bracket

Click here for all Sky Bet's tournament odds

MONDAY FEBRUARY 26
Morning session (1000 GMT)
First Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1

  • Darren Morgan 3-4 Rhydian Richards (Pre Qualifier)
  • Jackson Page 4-3 Sean O'Sullivan
  • Scott Donaldson 4-2 Fergal O'Brien
  • Fang Xiongman 4-3 Yuan SiJun
  • Chen Zifan 4-1 Zhou Yuelong
  • Barry Hawkins 4-1 Niu Zhuang
  • Jamie Curtis-Barrett 1-4 Ian Burns
  • Dominic Dale 4-0 Chris Totten

Afternoon session (1300 GMT)
First Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Stuart Bingham 4-1 Chen Zhe
  • Wang Yuchen 1-4 Peter Ebdon
  • Li Yuan 1-4 Ricky Walden
  • Li Hang v Liam Highfield (walkover win to Highfield)
  • Xiao Guodong 0-4 Chris Wakelin
  • Andrew Higginson 4-3 Ashley Hugill
  • Zhang Yong 1-4 James Wattana
  • Ali Carter 4-0 Rhys Clark
  • Ryan Day 2-4 Kurt Dunham
  • Jimmy White 3-4 Yan Bingtao
  • Rod Lawler 0-4 Tom Ford
  • Tian Pengfei 1-4 Akani Songsermsawad
  • Ding Junhui 4-0 Hammad Miah
  • Craig Steadman 4-1 David John
  • Sanderson Lam 0-4 Graeme Dott
  • Daniel Wells 4-1 Lee Walker

Evening session (1900 GMT)
First Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Anthony Hamilton 4-3 David Gilbert
  • Michael Holt 4-2 Elliott Slessor
  • Hossein Vafaei 2-4 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  • Judd Trump 4-3 Duane Jones
  • Mark Allen 4-2 Cao Yupeng
  • Mark Selby 4-2 Christopher Keogan
  • Neil Robertson 4-1 Mark Davis
  • Ian Preece 4-2 Zhao Xintong

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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27
Morning session (1000 GMT)
First Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1

  • Michael White 2-4 Martin Gould
  • Noppon Saengkham 4-2 Ross Muir
  • Mei Xi Wen 3-4 Jak Jones
  • Luca Brecel 4-2 Josh Boileau
  • Paul S Davison 2-4 Lyu Haotian
  • Sam Craigie 4-0 Leo Fernandez
  • Jimmy Robertson 0-4 Kurt Maflin
  • Stuart Carrington 4-3 Peter Lines

Afternoon session (1300 GMT)
First Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Mark Williams 4-2 Mark King
  • Kyren Wilson 4-1 Robert Milkins
  • David Grace 4-3 Rhydian Richards
  • Hamza Akbar 0-4 Mike Dunn
  • Alan McManus 0-4 Xu Si
  • Jack Lisowski 4-3 Mark Joyce
  • John J Astley 4-2 Zhang Anda
  • Gary Wilson 4-1 Sam Baird
  • Matthew Stevens 4-1 Ken Doherty
  • Rory McLeod 4-2 Adam Duffy
  • Anthony McGill 4-1 Basem Eltahhan
  • Nigel Bond 4-2 Lukas Kieckers
  • Joe Perry 2-4 Stephen Maguire
  • Alex Borg 0-4 Soheil Vahedi
  • Yu De Lu 4-2 Billy Joe Castle
  • Thor Chuan Leong 3-4 Ben Woollaston

Evening session (1900 GMT)
First Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan v Robin Hull (walkover to O'Sullivan)
  • Aditya Mehta 4-3 Martin O'Donnell
  • Jamie Jones 4-1 Alexander Ursenbacher
  • Mitchell Mann 0-4 Michael Georgiou
  • John Higgins 4-2 Matthew Selt
  • Shaun Murphy 0-4 Gerard Greene
  • Oliver Lines 4-3 Eden Sharav
  • Robbie Williams 4-0 Alan Taylor
  • Alfie Burden 3-4 Liang Wenbo

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28
Morning session (1000 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Peter Ebdon 4-1 Anthony Hamilton
  • Fang Xiongman 4-2 Chen Zifan
  • Ding Junhui 1-4 Liam Highfield
  • Chris Wakelin 4-2 Andrew Higginson
  • James Wattana 4-2 Michael Holt
  • Craig Steadman 4-2 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  • Noppon Saengkham 4-1 Judd Trump
  • David Grace 4-0 Jak Jones

Afternoon session (1300 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Scott Donaldson 2-4 Matthew Stevens
  • Ricky Walden 3-4 Martin Gould
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0 Graeme Dott
  • Luca Brecel 1-4 Mike Dunn
  • Xu Si 4-2 Michael Georgiou
  • Nigel Bond 4-3 Ali Carter
  • Sam Craigie 4-1 Kurt Maflin
  • Robbie Williams 4-0 Ian Preece
  • Stuart Bingham 4-2 Jackson Page
  • Jamie Jones 1-4 Akani Songsermsawad
  • Mark Allen 4-1 Soheil Vahedi
  • Oliver Lines 2-4 Yu De Lu
  • Ben Woollaston 4-3 Anthony McGill
  • Neil Robertson 3-4 Ian Burns
  • Gerard Greene 4-3 Stuart Carrington

Evening session (1900 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Kurt Dunham 2-4 Yan Bingtao
  • Tom Ford 0-4 Barry Hawkins
  • Aditya Mehta 3-4 Mark Williams
  • Rory McLeod 0-4 Kyren Wilson
  • Lyu Haotian 2-4 Jack Lisowski
  • Dominic Dale 2-4 John J Astley
  • Gary Wilson 4-3 Daniel Wells
  • Stephen Maguire 1-4 John Higgins
  • Liang Wenbo 4-3 Mark Selby

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THURSDAY MARCH 1
Morning session (1000 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1

  • Craig Steadman 2-4 Noppon Saengkham
  • Fang Xiongman 2-4 Barry Hawkins
  • Gerard Greene 3-4 John J Astley
  • James Wattana 3-4 Kyren Wilson
  • Liam Highfield 4-1 Chris Wakelin
  • Mike Dunn 4-2 Xu Si
  • Stuart Bingham 1-4 Matthew Stevens
  • Yan Bingtao 4-1 Peter Ebdon

Afternoon session (1300 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Ian Burns 4-2 Akani Songsermsawad
  • Jack Lisowski 3-4 Nigel Bond
  • Mark Allen 3-4 Gary Wilson
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0 David Grace
  • Sam Craigie 0-4 John Higgins
  • Yu Delu 4-0 Ben Woollaston
  • Martin Gould 4-2 Mark Williams
  • Robbie Williams 3-4 Liang Wenbo

Evening session (1900 GMT)
Fourth Round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Matthew Stevens 2-4 Yan Bingtao
  • Liam Highfield 3-4 Ian Burns
  • Kyren Wilson 0-4 Noppon Saengkham
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0 Mike Dunn
  • John J Astley 2-4 Gary Wilson
  • Barry Hawkins 4-2 Martin Gould
  • Nigel Bond 0-4 John Higgins
  • Yu De Lu 4-1 Liang Wenbo

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FRIDAY MARCH 2
Afternoon session (1200 GMT)
Quarter-Finals (Best of 9 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Ian Burns 3-5 Noppon Saengkham (QF 2)
  • Yan Bingtao 1-5 Barry Hawkins (QF 1)

Evening session (1900 GMT)
Quarter-Finals (Best of 9 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan 1-5 John Higgins (QF 3)
  • Gary Wilson 5-2 Yu De Lu (QF 4)

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SATURDAY MARCH 3
Afternoon session (1300 GMT)
First round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • Barry Hawkins 6-4 Noppon Saengkham (SF 1)

Evening session (1900 GMT)
First round (Best of 7 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • John Higgins 6-2 Gary Wilson (SF2)

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SUNDAY MARCH 4
Final (Best of 17 frames)
TV Coverage: Eurosport 1/BBC Wales

  • John Higgins 9-7 Barry Hawkins

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Welsh Open 2018: Draw & Tournament Bracket

First Quarter

  • Stuart Bingham v Chen Zhe
  • Jackson Page v Sean O'Sullivan
  • Scott Donaldson v Fergal O'Brien
  • Matthew Stevens v Ken Doherty
  • Ryan Day v Kurt Dunham
  • Jimmy White v Yan Bingtao
  • Yang Yuchen v Peter Ebdon
  • Anthony Hamilton v David Gilbert
  • Fang Xiongman v Yuan SiJun
  • Chen Zifan v Zhou Yuelong
  • Rod Lawler v Tom Ford
  • Barry Hawkins v Niu Zhuang
  • Li Yuan v Ricky Walden
  • Michael White v Martin Gould
  • Aditya Mehta v Martin O'Donnell
  • Mark Williams v Mark King

Second Quarter

  • Ding Junhui v Hammad Miah
  • Li Hang v Liam Highfield
  • Xiao Guodong v Chris Wakelin
  • Andrew Higginson v Ashley Hugill
  • Neil Robertson v Mark Davis
  • Jamie Curtis-Barrett v Ian Burns
  • Jamie Jones v Alexander Ursenbacher
  • Tian Pengfei v Akani Songsermsawad
  • Zhang Yong v James Wattana
  • Michael Holt v Elliott Slessor
  • Rory McLeod v Adam Duffy
  • Kyren Wilson v Robert Milkins
  • Craig Steadman v David John
  • Hossein Vafaei v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  • Noppon Saengkham v Ross Muir
  • Judd Trump v Duane Jones

Third Quarter

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan v Robin Hull
  • Sanderson Lam v Graeme Dott
  • David Grace v Darren Morgan/Rhydian Richards
  • Mei Xi Wen v Jak Jones
  • Luca Brecel v Josh Boileau
  • Hamza Akbar v Mike Dunn
  • Alan McManus v Xu Si
  • Mitchell Mann v Michael Georgiou
  • Paul S Davison v Lyu Haotian
  • Jack Lisowski v Mark Joyce
  • Nigel Bond v Lukas Kieckers
  • Ali Carter v Rhys Clark
  • Sam Craigie v Leo Fernandez
  • Jimmy Robertson v Kurt Maflin
  • Joe Perry v Stephen Maguire
  • John Higgins v Matthew Selt

Fourth Quarter

  • Shaun Murphy v Gerard Greene
  • Stuart Carrington v Peter Lines
  • Dominic Dale v Chris Totten
  • John J Astley v Zhang Anda
  • Mark Allen v Cao Yupeng
  • Alex Borg v Soheil Vahedi
  • Gary Wilson v Sam Baird
  • Daniel Wells v Lee Walker
  • Oliver Lines v Eden Sharav
  • Yu De Lu v Billy Joe Castle
  • Thor Chuan Leong v Ben Woollaston
  • Anthony McGill v Basem Eltahhan
  • Robbie Williams v Alan Taylor
  • Ian Preece v Zhao Xintong
  • Alfie Burden v Liang Wenbo
  • Mark Selby v Christopher Keogan

Welsh Open: Sky Bet Odds

Ronnie O'Sullivan is 5/2 favourite with Sky Bet (Price Boosted to 7/2) to win the Welsh Open title while Mark Selby is next in the running at 9/2 ahead of Judd Trump (8/1).

Click here for all Sky Bet's tournament odds

Welsh Open: How to watch

Eurosport 1 & BBC Wales will be sharing live coverage throughout the tournament, while Eurosport 2 do have highlights shows.

Welsh Open Prize Fund

  • Winner: £70,000
  • Runner-up: £30,000
  • Semi-finals: £20,000
  • Quarter-finals: £10,000
  • Last 16: £6,000
  • Last 32: £3,500
  • Last 64: £2,500

Are tickets still on sale?

A SPECIAL OFFER is currently running which means session tickets start at just £9 and all-day tickets at £18. But fans must get in fast to take advantage.

For details call 02920 22 44 88 or CLICK HERE

Welsh Open Snooker History

The Welsh Open made its debut on the snooker calendar back in 1992, when Stephen Hendry beat Darren Morgan, making this the longest running ranking event apart from the World and UK Championship.

Originally held in Newport, the tournament made it's return to Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena in 2015 for the first time since 2003.

Mark Williams is the only Welsh player to win the event having triumphed back in 1996 and 1999 while John Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan hold the record for the most titles with four.

In 2017 it became part of the inaugural Home Nations series along with the English, Northern Ireland and Scottish Opens, with Stuart Bingham getting his hands on what was now known as the Ray Reardon Trophy thanks to a thrilling 9-8 win over Judd Trump.

Past Winners
2017: Stuart Bingham 9-8 Judd Trump
2016: Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-5 Neil Robertson
2015: John Higgins 9-3 Ben Woollaston
2014: Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-3 Ding Junhui
2013: Stephen Maguire 9-8 Stuart Bingham
2012: Ding Junhui 9-6 Mark Selby
2011: John Higgins 9-6 Stephen Maguire
2010: John Higgins 9-4 Ali Carter
2009: Ali Carter 9-5 Joe Swail
2008: Mark Selby 9-8 Ronnie O'Sullivan
2007: Neil Robertson 9-8 Andrew Higginson
2006: Stephen Lee 9-4 Shaun Murphy
2005: Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-8 Stephen Hendry
2004: Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-8 Steve Davis
2003: Stephen Hendry 9-5 Mark Williams
2002: Paul Hunter 9-7 Ken Doherty
2001: Ken Doherty 9-2 Paul Hunter
2000: John Higgins 9-8 Stephen Lee
1999: Mark Williams 9-8 Stephen Hendry
1998: Paul Hunter 9-5 John Higgins
1997: Stephen Hendry 9-2 Mark King
1996: Mark Williams 9-3 John Parrott
1995: Steve Davis 9-3 John Higgins
1994: Steve Davis 9-6 Alan McManus
1993: Ken Doherty 9-7 Alan McMAnus
1992: Stephen Hendry 9-3 Darren Morgan 

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