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World Open: 2024 draw, results, prize money, how to watch

The World Open is back on the calendar for the first time in almost five years with several heavy hitters in the 2024 draw.

Reigning champion Judd Trump will finally get the opportunity to defend the crown he won all the way back in 2019.

The tournament in Yushan wasn’t staged again until now as a result of China’s strict restrictions concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

But its return on Monday marks a welcome boost for the tour, with a huge prize fund on offer next week in what is the third-last ranking event of the 2023/24 campaign.


World Open prize money

Champion: £170,000
Runner-up: £73,000
Semi-finals: £32,500
Quarter-finals: £21,500
Last 16: £14,000
Last 32: £9,000
Last 64: £5,000
Highest break: £5,000


Who has won the World Open?

There was previously a World Open tournament in 2010 that represented a shift in branding from the once prestigious Grand Prix.

Neil Robertson won that event in Glasgow before a new version of the World Open was established in China the following season.

Mark Allen secured his maiden ranking triumph in 2012 and repeated the success a year later by successfully defending his title.

Shaun Murphy won the last of the tournaments staged in Haikou in 2014 before the World Open moved to Yushan.

Ali Carter, Ding Junhui, and Mark Williams duly got their hands on the silverware in the following years before Trump’s triumph over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in 2019.

Who is in the 2024 World Open draw?

Trump, world champion Luca Brecel, and the top two ranked Chinese competitors Ding Junhui and Zhang Anda have all had their round-of-128 fixtures held over to the venue.

Matthew Selt, Jordan Brown, and Sanderson Lam also have to play their first-round matches as they’ve been drawn to face local wildcards.

The others in the competition have already negotiated their opening hurdles at a qualifying stage in January.

That includes the likes of world number one Ronnie O’Sullivan, who has already won five titles during a prolific 2023/24 season.

Mark Allen, Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy, and John Higgins also safely made it through the preliminaries at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Among the high-profile names who have already crashed out are Gary Wilson, Jack Lisowski, and Stuart Bingham.

Former champion Mark Williams didn’t enter the competition and is reportedly set to compete in a lucrative Chinese 8-ball tournament instead.


World Open Draw and Results

Round of 128 (bo9)

Judd Trump 5-2 Rory Thor
Sanderson Lam 5-4 Gong Chenzhi
David Gilbert 5-0 Anton Kazakov
Fan Zhengyi 5-2 Dylan Emery
Lukas Kleckers 5-2 Jack Lisowski
Dominic Dale 5-3 Marco Fu
Stuart Carrington 5-4 Gary Wilson
David Lilley 5-3 Scott Donaldson

Jak Jones 5-3 Ryan Thomerson
Ashley Hugill 5-1 Anthony McGill
David Grace 5-2 Rebecca Kenna
Kyren Wilson 5-0 Jimmy White
Jamie Jones 5-0 Rod Lawler
Ricky Walden 5-0 Peng Yisong
Ben Woollaston 5-4 Ben Mertens
Iulian Boiko 5-1 Baipat Siripaporn

Mark Selby 5-3 Xing Zihao
Adam Duffy 5-4 Mark Davis
Si Jiahui 5-1 Stan Moody
Long Zehuang 5-4 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
John Higgins 5-1 Ross Muir
Jackson Page 5-3 Liam Graham
Zhou Yuelong 5-1 Jiang Jun
Wu Yize 5-2 Julien Leclercq

Matthew Stevens 5-3 Hammad Miah
Ryan Day 5-4 Andrew Higginson
Elliot Slessor 5-2 Reanne Evans
Zhang Anda 5-3 Allan Taylor
He Guoqiang 5-2 Jimmy Robertson
Matthew Selt 4-5 Wang Xinbo
Daniel Wells 5-1 Liam Highfield
Mark Allen 5-1 Andres Petrov

Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-3 Alfie Burden
Michael White 5-2 Haydon Pinhey
Lyu Haotian 5-2 Ashley Carty
Aaron Hill 5-4 Joe O’Connor
Robert Milkins 5-2 Barry Pinches
Sam Craigie 5-0 Ken Doherty
Hossein Vafaei 5-2 Liam Pullen
Graeme Dott 5-2 Ian Burns

Cao Yupeng 5-0 Rory McLeod
Noppon Saengkham 5-4 Himanshu Jain
Liu Hongyu 5-1 Jamie Clarke
Ding Junhui 5-3 Zak Surety
Sean O’Sullivan 5-1 Xiao Guodong
Joe Perry 5-4 Martin O’Donnell
Xu Si 5-0 Andrew Pagett
Shaun Murphy 5-0 Mohamed Ibrahim

Neil Robertson 5-0 Victor Sarkis
Tian Pengfei 5-1 Mink Nutcharut
Ishpreet Singh Chadha 5-3 Stuart Bingham
Yuan Sijun 5-3 Alexander Ursenbacher
Ali Carter 5-1 Ahmed Aly Elsayed
Louis Heatchote 5-0 Oliver Lines
Chris Wakelin 5-2 Andy Hicks
Jordan Brown 5-1 Lan Yuhao

Robbie Williams 5-3 Andy Lee
Tom Ford 5-2 Ma Hailong
Jenson Kendrick 5-3 Anthony Hamilton
Barry Hawkins 5-3 Steven Hallworth
Stephen Maguire 5-1 Mostafa Dorgham
Pang Junxu 5-2 James Cahill
Oliver Brown 5-4 Mark Joyce
Luca Brecel 5-1 Manasawin Phetmalaikul

Round of 64 (bo9)

Judd Trump 5-2 Sanderson Lam
Fan Zhengyi w/o David Gilbert
Lukas Kleckers 4-5 Dominic Dale
Stuart Carrington 4-5 David Lilley
Jak Jones 0-5 Ashley Hugill
David Grace 4-5 Kyren Wilson
Jamie Jones 4-5 Ricky Walden
Ben Woollaston w/o Iulian Boiko

Mark Selby w/o Adam Duffy
Si Jiahui 2-5 Long Zehuang
John Higgins 3-5 Jackson Page
Zhou Yuelong 1-5 Wu Yize
Matthew Stevens 5-2 Ryan Day
Elliot Slessor 5-3 Zhang Anda
He Guoqiang 5-4 Wang Xinbo
Daniel Wells 5-3 Mark Allen

Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-3 Michael White
Lyu Haotian 5-4 Aaron Hill
Robert Milkins w/o Sam Craigie
Hossein Vafaei 5-1 Graeme Dott
Cao Yupeng 5-3 Noppon Saengkham
Liu Hongyu 2-5 Ding Junhui
Sean O’Sullivan 1-5 Joe Perry
Xu Si 3-5 Shaun Murphy

Neil Robertson 5-3 Tian Pengfei
Ishpreet Singh Chadha 3-5 Yuan Sijun
Ali Carter 5-3 Louis Heathcote
Chris Wakelin 5-4 Jordan Brown
Robbie Williams 5-4 Tom Ford
Jenson Kendrick 2-5 Barry Hawkins
Stephen Maguire 5-3 Pang Junxu
Oliver Brown 2-5 Luca Brecel

Round of 32 (bo9)

Judd Trump 5-3 Fan Zhengyi
Dominic Dale 2-5 David Lilley
Ashley Hugill 3-5 Kyren Wilson
Ricky Walden 4-5 Ben Woollaston

Mark Selby 5-2 Long Zehuang
Jackson Page 5-3 Wu Yize
Matthew Stevens 1-5 Elliot Slessor
He Guoqiang 3-5 Daniel Wells

Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-2 Lyu Haotian
Robert Milkins 2-5 Hossein Vafaei
Cao Yupeng 1-5 Ding Junhui
Joe Perry 3-5 Shaun Murphy

Neil Robertson 5-2 Yuan Sijun
Ali Carter 1-5 Chris Wakelin
Robbie Williams 2-5 Barry Hawkins
Stephen Maguire 5-1 Luca Brecel

Round of 16 (bo9)

Judd Trump 5-3 David Lilley
Kyren Wilson 5-4 Ben Woollaston

Mark Selby 2-5 Jackson Page
Elliot Slessor 5-2 Daniel Wells

Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-5 Hossein Vafaei
Ding Junhui 5-3 Shaun Murphy

Neil Robertson 5-1 Chris Wakelin
Barry Hawkins 5-1 Stephen Maguire

Quarter-Finals (bo9)

Judd Trump 5-2 Kyren Wilson
Jackson Page 5-2 Elliot Slessor

Hossein Vafaei 0-5 Ding Junhui
Neil Robertson 5-2 Barry Hawkins

Semi-Finals (bo11)

Judd Trump 6-2 Jackson Page
Ding Junhui 6-5 Neil Robertson

Final (bo19)

Judd Trump 10-4 Ding Junhui


Ranking Races

The 2024 World Open represents an important tournament on the schedule for a couple of reasons in terms of the rankings.

On the official two-year list, it will mark the last opportunity for most players to improve their seeding ahead of the season-ending World Championship in Sheffield.

Players likes Barry Hawkins, Ryan Day, and Zhou Yuelong are on the cusp of a top 16 berth that would earn them an automatic spot at the Crucible Theatre next month.

The World Open is additionally the last counting event towards the one-year rankings list that determines the 12 places in the Tour Championship draw.

Mark Selby and John Higgins are in 11th and 12th respectively on that front, but with such huge sums of money on offer at the business end in Yushan, a lot can still change.

How to watch the 2024 World Open?

Live coverage of the World Open will be available on Eurosport and discovery+ to viewers residing in Ireland and the UK.

A full list of worldwide broadcasters is below:

Europe
Eurosport and discovery+
China 
CCTV5
Migu
Huya.com
Hong Kong China
Now TV
Thailand
Truesport
Taiwan
Sportcast
All other territories
matchroom.live

Featured photo credit: WST

One Comment

  1. Daniel White

    China is well and truly back for pro snooker: the top womens competition was played on a grander scale than ever this week, and now a highly attractive main tour tournament with a lot of prize money, ranking points, and prestige has drawn the full lineup of main tour stars!
    After a prolonged dormancy there seems to be a real push and pull effect this season.

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