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BetVictor Welsh Open Pencil

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 15-21 Feb 2021; Venue: The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Shaun Murphy; Notes: See also live scores (1) and results (127)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £70,000; Runner-up: £30,000)
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [79] 9-8 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2]   Details  Pencil

Session 1:
59-28, 66-25 (58), 0-75 (74), 137-0 (78)
107-0 (107), 0-135 (135), 14-121 (121), 67-36

Session 2:
44-58, 0-68 (68), 8-71 (61), 68-43, 102-24, 0-64 (58), 69-25 (56)
0-119 (119), 74-1 (74)

This was Brown's first final and first ranking title. Before this event he had reached the quarterfinals of a ranking event once.

Referee: Ben Williams

Semifinals Pencil
(Losers receive £20,000)
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [79] 6-1 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] Head to head Details  Pencil

135-0 (135), 63-68 (JB 52), 103-15 (56)
113-0 (113), 65-51, 73-47 (59), 66-28

England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] 6-1 Wales Mark J Williams [14] Head to head Details  Pencil

36-79 (73), 115-1 (102), 77-0 (77), 75-27 (54)
61-27, 65-40, 70-30 (69)

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £10,000)
Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] 5-4 England Shaun Murphy [1] Head to head Details  Pencil
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [79] 5-4 England Mark Selby [5] Head to head Details  Pencil

Decided on the black. Selby needed a snooker in the decider and got it but lost on the black. Selby won the fifth frame on respotted black despite having needed two snookers.

Wales Mark J Williams [14] 5-4 England Tom Ford [27] Head to head Details  Pencil
England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] w/o England Allister Carter [26] Head to head Details  Pencil

Carter withdrew because of health reasons.

Round 4 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £7,500)
1 England Shaun Murphy [1] 4-3 England Barry Hawkins [17] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] 4-2 China Pang Junxu [82] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 England Mark Selby [5] 4-2 China Yan Bingtao [12] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [79] 4-3 England Mark King [50]   Details  Pencil
5 Wales Mark J Williams [14] 4-2 Iran Hossein Vafaei [34] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 England Tom Ford [27] 4-3 England Jack Lisowski [11] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 England Allister Carter [26] 4-2 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] 4-1 China Zhou Yuelong [18] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 3 Pencil
(Last 32; Losers receive £4,000)
1 England Shaun Murphy [1] 4-1 Wales Ryan Day [32] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 England Barry Hawkins [17] 4-3 Scotland Anthony McGill [16] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 China Pang Junxu [82] 4-2 England Martin O'Donnell [46]   Details 
There were two reracks in frame 5, which in sum lasted longer than the frame itself
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4 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] 4-2 England Matthew Selt [25] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 England Mark Selby [5] 4-3 England Joe O'Connor [43] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 China Yan Bingtao [12] 4-1 China Xiao Guodong [41]   Details  Pencil
7 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [79] 4-3 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher [62] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 England Mark King [50] 4-2 Wales Jak Jones [73] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 Iran Hossein Vafaei [34] 4-2 England Judd Trump [3] Head to head Details  Pencil

Trump's run of wins in best-of-seven matches ends at 28

10 Wales Mark J Williams [14] 4-2 England Joe Perry [19] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 England Jack Lisowski [11] 4-2 England Ricky Walden [38] Head to head Details  Pencil
12 England Tom Ford [27] 4-3 England Kyren Wilson [6] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 England Allister Carter [26] 4-3 Scotland John Higgins [7] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] 4-3 Scotland Scott Donaldson [23] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 China Zhou Yuelong [18] 4-2 England David B Gilbert [15] Head to head Details  Pencil
16 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] 4-0 England Martin Gould [31] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 2 Pencil
(Last 64; Losers receive £3,000)
1 England Shaun Murphy [1] 4-1 England Stuart Carrington [58] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 Wales Ryan Day [32] 4-3 England Mark Davis [49] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 Scotland Anthony McGill [16] 4-0 England David Lilley [99]   Details  Pencil
4 England Barry Hawkins [17] 4-0 Germany Simon Lichtenberg [97] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 England Martin O'Donnell [46] 4-0 Ireland Ken Doherty [95] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 China Pang Junxu [82] 4-2 China Ding Junhui [9]   Details  Pencil
7 England Matthew Selt [25] 4-0 England Oliver Lines [108] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] 4-1 Wales Matthew Stevens [39] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 England Mark Selby [5] 4-1 England Jamie O'Neill [80] Head to head Details  Pencil
10 England Joe O'Connor [43] 4-1 England Andrew Higginson [54] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 China Yan Bingtao [12] 4-0 France Brian Ochoiski (a)   Details  Pencil
12 China Xiao Guodong [41] 4-1 England Gary Wilson [21] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [79] 4-3 England Sam Craigie [51] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher [62] 4-3 England Robert Milkins [44] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 Wales Jak Jones [73] 4-2 England David Grace [59] Head to head Details  Pencil
16 England Mark King [50] 4-3 Wales Jamie Jones [69] Head to head Details  Pencil
17 England Judd Trump [3] 4-2 China Si Jiahui [91] Head to head Details  Pencil
18 Iran Hossein Vafaei [34] 4-3 China Zhao Xintong [30] Head to head Details  Pencil
19 Wales Mark J Williams [14] 4-1 England Liam Highfield [52] Head to head Details  Pencil
20 England Joe Perry [19] 4-1 Wales Dylan Emery (a)   Details  Pencil
21 England Ricky Walden [38] 4-3 Scotland Graeme Dott [22] Head to head Details  Pencil
22 England Jack Lisowski [11] 4-2 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [57] Head to head Details  Pencil
23 England Tom Ford [27] 4-3 England Elliot Slessor [45] Head to head Details  Pencil
24 England Kyren Wilson [6] 4-2 Scotland Alan McManus [47] Head to head Details  Pencil
25 Scotland John Higgins [7] 4-3 England Ben Woollaston [36] Head to head Details  Pencil

Higgins won the decider on the final black after having needed a snooker

26 England Allister Carter [26] 4-1 Ireland Aaron Hill [109]   Details  Pencil
27 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] 4-2 England Nigel Bond [66] Head to head Details  Pencil
28 Scotland Scott Donaldson [23] 4-2 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [74]   Details  Pencil
29 China Zhou Yuelong [18] 4-0 England Anthony Hamilton [48] Head to head Details  Pencil
30 England David B Gilbert [15] 4-0 England Jamie Wilson [121]   Details  Pencil
31 England Martin Gould [31] 4-0 England Jimmy Robertson [56] Head to head Details  Pencil
32 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] 4-0 England Jimmy White [85] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 1 Pencil
(Last 128; Losers receive £0)
1 England Shaun Murphy [1] 4-1 England Zak Surety [111] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 England Stuart Carrington [58] 4-1 Iran Sohail Vahedi [93]   Details  Pencil
3 Wales Ryan Day [32] 4-3 England Ian Burns [65] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 England Mark Davis [49] 4-1 Wales Lee Walker [118] Head to head Details  Pencil

Frame 1 was the third longest frame of the season (66:40).

5 Scotland Anthony McGill [16] 4-0 England Louis Heathcote [68]   Details  Pencil
6 England David Lilley [99] 4-3 England Andy Hicks [83] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 England Barry Hawkins [17] 4-1 England Chris Wakelin [60] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 Germany Simon Lichtenberg [97] 4-2 England Riley Parsons [114]   Details  Pencil
9 England Martin O'Donnell [46] 4-0 China Li Hang [35]   Details  Pencil
10 Ireland Ken Doherty [95] w/o Norway Kurt Maflin [24] Head to head   Pencil
11 China Pang Junxu [82] 4-0 England Allan Taylor [100]   Details  Pencil
12 China Ding Junhui [9] 4-1 China Lü Haotian [40] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 England Oliver Lines [108] 4-0 Wales Jamie Clarke [89] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 England Matthew Selt [25] 4-0 Germany Lukas Kleckers [112]   Details  Pencil
15 Wales Matthew Stevens [39] 4-0 England James Cahill [87] Head to head Details  Pencil
16 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] 4-1 Wales Dominic Dale [64] Head to head Details  Pencil
17 England Mark Selby [5] 4-1 England Barry Pinches [84] Head to head Details  Pencil

Selby missed the pink on the way to a max in frame 2

18 England Jamie O'Neill [80] 4-3 England Sean Maddocks [120] Head to head Details  Pencil
19 England Joe O'Connor [43] 4-1 China Liang Wenbo [28] Head to head Details  Pencil
20 England Andrew Higginson [54] 4-2 Israel Eden Sharav [71] Head to head Details  Pencil
21 China Yan Bingtao [12] 4-1 China Xu Si [76] Head to head Details  Pencil
22 France Brian Ochoiski (a) 4-1 England Paul S Davison (a)   Details  Pencil
23 England Gary Wilson [21] 4-2 England Ashley Hugill [113]   Details  Pencil
24 China Xiao Guodong [41] 4-0 Ukraine Iulian Boiko [122]   Details  Pencil
25 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [79] 4-0 China Luo Honghao [63]   Details  Pencil
26 England Sam Craigie [51] 4-3 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [20] Head to head Details 
Craigie was 3-0 down
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Un-Nooh had a max attempt in frame 3 that ended on 120.

27 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher [62] 4-1 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [42] Head to head Details  Pencil
28 England Robert Milkins [44] 4-2 England Stuart Bingham [13] Head to head Details  Pencil
29 Wales Jak Jones [73] 4-3 China Fan Zhengyi [119]   Details  Pencil

Jones was 3-0 down

30 England David Grace [59] 4-0 England Michael Holt [29] Head to head Details  Pencil
31 Wales Jamie Jones [69] 4-1 China Yuan Sijun [61]   Details  Pencil
32 England Mark King [50] w/o Australia Neil Robertson [4] Head to head   Pencil

Robertson withdrew for personal reasons

33 England Judd Trump [3] 4-2 China Zhao Jianbo [101]   Details  Pencil
34 China Si Jiahui [91] 4-2 England Brandon Sargeant [96] Head to head Details  Pencil
35 China Zhao Xintong [30] 4-2 Belgium Luca Brecel [37] Head to head Details  Pencil

143 by Zhao Xintong in frame 3 is the highest break of the event so far.

36 Iran Hossein Vafaei [34] 4-2 England Peter Lines [94]   Details  Pencil
37 Wales Mark J Williams [14] 4-1 Wales Michael White (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
38 England Liam Highfield [52] 4-3 England Jamie Curtis-Barrett (a) Head to head Details  Pencil

Curtis-Barrett replaced Amine Amiri who withdrew

39 England Joe Perry [19] 4-3 China Chang Bingyu [72]   Details  Pencil
40 Wales Dylan Emery (a) 4-3 China Lu Ning [33]   Details  Pencil
41 England Ricky Walden [38] 4-1 Wales Jackson Page [70]   Details  Pencil
42 Scotland Graeme Dott [22] 4-2 England Billy Joe Castle [104] Head to head Details  Pencil
43 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [57] 4-1 Brazil Igor Figueiredo [78] Head to head Details  Pencil
44 England Jack Lisowski [11] 4-3 China Lei Peifan [98]   Details  Pencil
45 England Elliot Slessor [45] 4-2 Wales Ben Fortey (a)   Details  Pencil
46 England Tom Ford [27] 4-0 England Peter Devlin [103]   Details  Pencil
47 Scotland Alan McManus [47] 4-0 China Tian Pengfei [55] Head to head Details  Pencil
48 England Kyren Wilson [6] 4-2 China Chen Zifan [77] Head to head Details  Pencil
49 Scotland John Higgins [7] 4-1 England Steven Hallworth [106]   Details  Pencil
50 England Ben Woollaston [36] w/o Malta Alex Borg [115] Head to head   Pencil
51 England Allister Carter [26] 4-3 Wales Daniel Wells [67] Head to head Details  Pencil
52 Ireland Aaron Hill [109] 4-2 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [110]   Details  Pencil
53 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [10] 4-2 Scotland Fraser Patrick [105]   Details  Pencil
54 England Nigel Bond [66] 4-2 England Rod Lawler [92] Head to head Details  Pencil
55 Scotland Scott Donaldson [23] 4-2 China Gao Yang [102]   Details  Pencil
56 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [74] 4-3 Pakistan Farakh Ajaib [117]   Details  Pencil
57 England Anthony Hamilton [48] 4-3 England Ben Hancorn [116]   Details  Pencil
58 China Zhou Yuelong [18] 4-0 England Ashley Carty [90] Head to head Details  Pencil
59 England Jamie Wilson [121] 4-3 Wales Duane Jones [88]   Details  Pencil
60 England David B Gilbert [15] 4-0 Jamaica Rory McLeod [107] Head to head Details  Pencil
61 England Jimmy Robertson [56] 4-1 Poland Kacper Filipiak [86] Head to head Details  Pencil
62 England Martin Gould [31] 4-0 England Mitchell Mann [81] Head to head Details  Pencil
63 England Jimmy White [85] w/o England Mark Joyce [53]     Pencil

Joyce withdrew because of potential Covid. Waiting on local test results.

64 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] 4-0 England Robbie Williams [75] Head to head Details  Pencil