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. 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.
The first semi-final took place on 9 August 2019, between Selby and Trump. 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.
International Championship 2019 Qualifiers
In winning the event, Trump returned to the world number one position, that he had last held in 2013. Reigning world champion Judd Trump won the event and his 12th ranking championship with a 103 win over Murphy in the final. Allen, however, lost 96 to England's Shaun Murphy in the semi-finals. Northern Irish cueist Mark Allen was the defending champion, after defeating Australian Neil Robertson in the previous year's final.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold. Our tips, poll and stats for Barnsley v Fulham can all be found here - plus the latest match odds. Were therefore expecting a narrow 0-1 advantage for Fulham at the end of the 90 minutes. In our opinion, Barnsley might well have a job on their hands to hit the back of the net against this Fulham outfit who we think should be able to grind out a win.
Qualifying for the event took place 1417 June 2019 in Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, England. 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. Trump and Allen tied for the highest break during the televised stages, both scoring 141, with Trump also making 12 centuries throughout the tournament.
Murphy won the first five frames of the match, with Allen not scoring a single point until frame four. Allen fought back to trail 36 after the first session. Murphy won the first frame of the second session, before Allen won the next two. The second semi-final was a rematch of the 2019 Scottish Masters final between Murphy and Allen. Allen won the next two frames to push the match into the interval. Murphy won frame 13 to need just one more frame for victory.
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. Graeme Dott qualified to play Shaun Murphy in the second quarter-final.
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.