World Grand Prix Snooker 2018 live scores and tournament schedule

Jonathan Davies in World Grand Prix

Left arrow

Rampant Ronnie O’Sullivan claims World Grand Prix glory

Right arrow

Cheltenham to host Snooker World Grand Prix in 2019

Neil Robertson in action (credit:Michael Ellison)

The World Grand Prix takes centre stage at the Preston Guild Hall this week and you can follow all the latest fixtures and results here.

It is the fourth staging of the prestigious event since its introduction in 2015, with the 32 highest-ranked players on the one-year list competing for the top prize of £100,000.

Following an impressive start to the season that has brought three ranking titles, Ronnie O’Sullivan is the top seed and aiming to go one better having reached the final of the inaugural.

He was beaten by Judd Trump, who is bidding for the title number two, while Shaun Murphy is the other former champion on display at the Guild Hall.

However, reigning Ladbrokes World Grand Prix champion Barry Hawkins will not be here to defend his crown, having failed to qualify for this year’s tournament.

Nevertheless, there is still a star-studded field in Preston that also includes World champion Mark Selby and Ding Junhui, as well as John Higgins and Neil Robertson.

Meanwhile, Mark Williams’ recent resurgence that has brought him two ranking titles this season means he arrives as the second seed.

There are more of the world’s top 16 players in the event such as Masters champion Mark Allen and Kyren Wilson, as well as Luca Brecel, Anthony McGill, Ali Carter and Stuart Bingham.

Elsewhere, there is a strong Chinese contingent with Northern Ireland Open finalist Yan Bingtao and Scottish Open runner-up Cao Yupeng, and Li Hang and Xiao Guodong.

Michael Georgiou sneaked into the event at the last minute following his dramatic victory at the Shoot-Out, and will be hoping to make the most of his unexpected opportunity, while the likes of Stephen Maguire, Graeme Dott and Robert Milkins shall also be eager to impress.

The tournament runs from February 19-25 at The Preston Guild Hall, with all matches up to and including the second round being contested over the best of seven frames, while the best of nine will determine who prevails in the quarter-finals.

The Semi-Finals will be played over the best of 11 frames and the best of 19 in the final shall lift the trophy on Sunday evening.

World Grand Prix 2018 Tournament schedule

Monday February 19

Round One

7pm

1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-0 Robert Milkins

2 Martin Gould 2-4 Yan Bingtao

9pm

8 Luca Brecel 0-4 Michael Georgiou

6 Ryan Day 3-4 Jack Lisowski

Tuesday February 20

Round One

1pm

3 Mark Allen 3-4 Xiao Guodong

7 Stephen Maguire 4-0 Li Hang

3pm

4 John Higgins 4-3 Ali Carter

10 Graeme Dott 2-4 Joe Perry

7pm

9 Judd Trump 1-4 Michael White

15 Anthony McGill 4-1 Cao Yupeng

9pm

5 Shaun Murphy 4-1 Ricky Walden

11 Neil Robertson 4-1 David Gilbert

Wednesday February 21

Round One

1pm

12 Mark Selby 4-3 Jimmy Robertson

13 Ding Junhui 4-1 Mark King

3pm

16 Mark Williams 2-4 Stuart Bingham

14 Kyren Wilson 3-4 Mark Joyce

Second Round

7pm

17 Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-3 Yan Bingtao

20 Stephen Maguire 4-3 Michael Georgiou

9pm

19 Shaun Murphy 4-2 Jack Lisowski

18 Xiao Guodong 4-3 John Higgins

Thursday February 22

Second Round

1pm

22 Neil Robertson 0-4 Mark Selby

23 Ding Junhui 4-1 Mark Joyce

3pm

21 Michael White 4-0 Joe Perry

24 Anthony McGill 4-1 Stuart Bingham

Quarter-Finals

7pm

25 Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-0 Xiao Guodong

26 Shaun Murphy 2-5 Stephen Maguire

Friday February 23

1pm

27 Michael White 2-5 Mark Selby

28 Ding Junhui 5-3 Anthony McGill

Semi-Final 1

7pm

29 Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-4 Stephen Maguire

Saturday February 24

 

Semi-Final 2

7pm

30 Mark Selby 5-6 Ding Junhui

Sunday February 25

Final

1pm & 7pm

Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-3 Ding Junhui

Prize fund:

Winner: £100,000

Runner-up: £40,000

Semi-Final losers: £20,000

Quarter-Final losers: £12,500

Last 16 losers: £7,500

Last 32 losers: £5,000

———————-

Highest break: £5,000

———————-

Total: £300,000