He takes on Oliver Lines while the reigning European Masters champion Jimmy Robertson will go up against Dominic Dale. Jack Lisowski is the big name on show and hell be eager to qualify for another main draw as he continues his search for a first major title. There are just the four matches in the last of the qualifying sessions of play but that does not mean the quality will not be high. Both those matches are on the main tables.
Graeme Dott qualified to play Shaun Murphy in the second quarter-final. Dott defeated Michael White before defeating two world champions in Stuart Bingham and John Higgins to reach the quarter-final. Murphy, who had reached only the Scottish Open final in the previous season defeated Yuan Sijun 65 and Riga Masters champion Yan Bingtao 64 before drawing a rematch of the second round match at the 2019 World Championships against Neil Robertson.
We often get clashes like this and I like to be on the improving man. Thats what Ill do here. Ill finish off the qualifying competition with just the one bet which comes in the form of Sam Craigie who I think can see off Robert Milkins. I think these two are at different stages of their career with Craigie very much on the rise and Milkins probably on the decline, in his ranking if not his game.
Trump and Allen tied for the highest break during the televised stages, both scoring 141, with Trump also making 12 centuries throughout the tournament. Tom Ford made the highest break of qualifying, with a maximum break, the fourth of his career, in his 61 win in qualifying over Fraser Patrick. Qualifying for the event took place 1417 June 2019 in Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, England.
The final was played as a best-of-19-frames match held over two sessions on 11 August 2019, refereed by Lyu Xilin. Trump won the first five frames of the match making a century break in frame three.
The championship began on 4 August 2019, with the first round alongside heldover qualifier matches. Two matches in the heldover qualifier rounds were decided on a deciding frame.
In reaching the semi-finals, Trump was guaranteed to return to world number one after the tournament for the first time since 2013. Selby won three of the first four frames to lead 31. However, Trump won the next four frames to lead 53 after the first session with breaks of 97, 108, 97 and 116. In the second session, Trump won the first three frames to lead 83 including two more 90+ breaks. The first semi-final took place on 9 August 2019, between Selby and Trump.
As points are accrued from tournaments throughout the current season, the points from the corresponding tournaments from two seasons earlier are dropped. The rankings at the start of 2019/2020 season are determined by prize money earned in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons and are updated after every tournament carrying ranking status; the players are re-ranked at the beginning of the current season after removing players relegated at the end of the previous season from the ranking list. The rankings are used to set the official tournament seedings at various points throughout the season; even though the rankings are officially updated after every tournament carrying ranking status not all the rankings are used as seedings, and only the rankings officially used as seedings are documented below. The official 2019/2020 snooker world ranking points for the professional snooker players on the World Snooker Main Tour in the 2019/2020 season are based on performances in ranking tournaments over a two-year rolling period. The total points accumulated by the cut-off dates for the revised seedings are based on all the points up to that date in the 2019/2020 season, all of the points from the 2018/2019 season, and the points from the 2017/2018 season that have not yet been dropped.
Two top-16 ranked players were defeated in first round; Mark Williams lost to Jak Jones and Barry Hawkins to Daniel Wells both 62. Ding Junhui defeated three fellow Chinese players in the first three rounds, overcoming Zhao Xintong, Xiao Guodong and Liang Wenbo to reach the quarter-finals. Defending champion Mark Allen conceded just four frames to draw Ding, having defeated Sam Craigie, Mark Davis (both 61) and Ali Carter (62). Allen defeated Ding 63 to reach the semi-finals.
The other main table match will see Anthony McGill continuing his quest to get back into the top 16 when he goes up against Chen Zifan. He goes up against Jak Jones for the second time in as many tournaments having beaten him in the International Championship last week. The highest ranked player in the first session on this final day is Gary Wilson and he is will be on one of the main tables as a result.