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BetVictor Northern Ireland Open Pencil

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 16-23 Oct 2022; Venue: Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Mark Allen; Twitter: #NorthernIrelandOpen; Notes: See also results (128)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £80,000; Runner-up: £35,000)
Northern Ireland Mark Allen [1] 9-4 China Zhou Yuelong [22] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
73-1 (57), 0-89 (56), 0-135 (135), 44-84
36-72, 73-24 (68), 76-1, 78-3 (55)

Session 2:
85-40 (53), 85-0 (85), 68-8 (50)
76-33 (51), 132-0 (109)

Referee: Leo Scullion

Allen successfully defended the title. It's his seventh ranking win and first of the season.

Semifinals Pencil
(Losers receive £17,500)
Northern Ireland Mark Allen [1] 6-2 Australia Neil Robertson [5] Head to head Details  Pencil

76-27, 30-68 (56), 68-1, 100-18 (100)
136-0 (136), 17-84 (68), 80-37 (60), 64-57

Re-spotted black in frame 8

China Zhou Yuelong [22] 6-4 Scotland Anthony McGill [18] Head to head Details  Pencil

48-57, 100-0 (100), 23-72, 72-11 (50)
132-0 (132), 62-73 (73), 0-101 (101)
63-22, 132-0 (127), 110-9 (110)

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £11,000)
Northern Ireland Mark Allen [1] 5-4 Wales Mark J Williams [8] Head to head Details  Pencil
Australia Neil Robertson [5] 5-2 England Mark Selby [4] Head to head Details  Pencil

This was Robertson's 12th win in their last 13 meetings

China Zhou Yuelong [22] 5-4 England David Gilbert [19] Head to head Details  Pencil
Scotland Anthony McGill [18] 5-3 China Lyu Haotian [43] Head to head Details  Pencil

McGill needed two snookers in the final frame

Round 3 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £7,500)
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [1] 4-0 China Xiao Guodong [36] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-3 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 Australia Neil Robertson [5] 4-0 China Li Hang [49] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 England Mark Selby [4] 4-2 Wales Michael White [90] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 England David Gilbert [19] 4-3 England Tom Ford [30] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 China Zhou Yuelong [22] 4-0 England Robert Milkins [27] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 China Lyu Haotian [43] 4-0 Belgium Luca Brecel [10] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 Scotland Anthony McGill [18] 4-0 China Tian Pengfei [63] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 2 Pencil
(Last 32; Losers receive £4,500)
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [1] 4-3 Hong Kong Andy Lee [115] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 China Xiao Guodong [36] 4-3 Iran Hossein Vafaei [17] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] 4-1 England Kyren Wilson [9] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-2 England Jimmy Robertson [25] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 Australia Neil Robertson [5] 4-1 England John Astley [96] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 China Li Hang [49] 4-0 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [21] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 Wales Michael White [90] 4-2 England Barry Hawkins [13] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 England Mark Selby [4] 4-2 England Hammad Miah [71]   Details  Pencil
9 England Tom Ford [30] 4-1 Ireland Aaron Hill [92]   Details  Pencil
10 England David Gilbert [19] 4-1 England David Lilley [97] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 China Zhou Yuelong [22] 4-2 England Shaun Murphy [11] Head to head Details  Pencil
12 England Robert Milkins [27] 4-1 Scotland John Higgins [6] Head to head Details  Pencil

Re-spotted black in frame 4

13 China Lyu Haotian [43] 4-3 Wales Daniel Wells (a)   Details  Pencil
14 Belgium Luca Brecel [10] 4-3 China Pang Junxu [48] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 Scotland Anthony McGill [18] 4-3 China Yan Bingtao [15] Head to head Details  Pencil

Decided on the black

16 China Tian Pengfei [63] 4-2 England David Grace [55] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 1 Pencil
(Last 64; Losers receive £3,000)
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [1] 4-0 China Chen Zifan [93]   Details  Pencil
2 Hong Kong Andy Lee [115] 4-3 Wales Dylan Emery [108]   Details  Pencil
3 China Xiao Guodong [36] 4-0 Thailand Mink Nutcharut (f) [119] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 Iran Hossein Vafaei [17] 4-1 England Craig Steadman [81]   Details  Pencil
5 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] 4-3 England Zak Surety [114] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 England Kyren Wilson [9] 4-3 England Sean O'Sullivan [103] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 England Jimmy Robertson [25] 4-1 England Andy Hicks [68] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-2 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher [62] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 Australia Neil Robertson [5] 4-2 China Fan Zhengyi [37] Head to head Details  Pencil
10 England John Astley [96] 4-3 England Ben Woollaston [42] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 China Li Hang [49] 4-0 China Si Jiahui [99] Head to head Details  Pencil
12 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [21] 4-2 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [53] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 Wales Michael White [90] 4-3 China Ding Junhui [34] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 England Barry Hawkins [13] 4-0 England Louis Heathcote [79]   Details  Pencil
15 England Hammad Miah [71] 4-1 China Lu Ning [29] Head to head Details  Pencil

141 by Lu Ning in frame 1 is the highest break of the event so far

16 England Mark Selby [4] 4-2 England Sam Craigie [45] Head to head Details  Pencil
17 Ireland Aaron Hill [92] 4-1 England Judd Trump [3]   Details  Pencil
18 England Tom Ford [30] 4-0 Scotland Scott Donaldson [50] Head to head Details  Pencil
19 England David Lilley [97] 4-0 England Stuart Bingham [14]   Details  Pencil
20 England David Gilbert [19] 4-1 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [38] Head to head Details  Pencil
21 China Zhou Yuelong [22] 4-2 Wales Dominic Dale [60] Head to head Details  Pencil
22 England Shaun Murphy [11] 4-1 Wales Jamie Clarke [47]   Details  Pencil
23 England Robert Milkins [27] 4-1 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [78] Head to head Details  Pencil
24 Scotland John Higgins [6] 4-3 Wales Jackson Page [66]   Details  Pencil
25 China Lyu Haotian [43] 4-2 England Mark King [52] Head to head Details  Pencil
26 Wales Daniel Wells (a) 4-0 England Joe Perry [26] Head to head Details  Pencil
27 Belgium Luca Brecel [10] 4-0 England Jimmy White [91]   Details  Pencil
28 China Pang Junxu [48] 4-0 England Matthew Selt [23]   Details  Pencil
29 Scotland Anthony McGill [18] 4-1 Belgium Julien Leclercq [121]   Details  Pencil
30 China Yan Bingtao [15] 4-0 England Elliot Slessor [58] Head to head Details  Pencil
31 China Tian Pengfei [63] 4-3 England Martin Gould [31] Head to head Details  Pencil
32 England David Grace [55] 4-3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] Head to head Details  Pencil

Northern Ireland Open Qualifiers Pencil

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 23-28 Aug 2022; Venue: Robin Park Leisure Centre, Wigan, England; View on separate page; Notes: See also results (65)
Qual Round 2 Pencil
(Last 128; Losers receive £0)
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [1] 4-1 China Chang Bingyu [80] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 China Chen Zifan [93] 4-1 Hong Kong Ng On Yee (f) [94]   Details  Pencil
3 Hong Kong Andy Lee [115] 4-1 Wales Jamie Jones [32]   Details  Pencil
4 Wales Dylan Emery [108] 4-1 China Cao Yupeng [65] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 China Xiao Guodong [36] 4-1 England Ricky Walden [16] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 Thailand Mink Nutcharut (f) [119] 4-2 England Mitchell Mann [72] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 Iran Hossein Vafaei [17] 4-0 England Mark Davis [54] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 England Craig Steadman [81] 4-3 Scotland Graeme Dott [35] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 England Zak Surety [114] 4-1 India Himanshu Jain [100]   Details  Pencil
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] 4-2 England Oliver Brown [116] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 England Sean O'Sullivan [103] 4-1 England Jamie O'Neill [87]   Details  Pencil
12 England Kyren Wilson [9] 4-0 Ireland Ken Doherty [102] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 England Andy Hicks [68] 4-1 China Zhang Anda [70] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 England Jimmy Robertson [25] 4-3 England Gary Wilson [33] Head to head Details 
Wilson won frame 3 after needing 4 snookers
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Decided on the last black.

15 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher [62] 4-0 England Mark Joyce [57] Head to head Details  Pencil
16 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-2 England Peter Lines [73] Head to head Details  Pencil
17 Australia Neil Robertson [5] 4-0 Scotland Fraser Patrick [82] Head to head Details  Pencil
18 China Fan Zhengyi [37] 4-0 England Ashley Hugill [106] Head to head Details  Pencil
19 England Ben Woollaston [42] 4-1 Wales Ryan Day [28] Head to head Details  Pencil
20 England John Astley [96] 4-3 China Wu Yize [69]   Details  Pencil
21 China Li Hang [49] 4-2 England Jack Lisowski [12] Head to head Details  Pencil

Lisowski's 127 in frame 4 was his 250th professional century.

22 China Si Jiahui [99] 4-3 Ukraine Anton Kazakov [122]   Details  Pencil
23 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [21] 4-0 Wales Andrew Pagett [83]   Details  Pencil
24 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [53] 4-1 England Chris Wakelin [44] Head to head Details  Pencil
25 Wales Michael White [90] 4-2 England Liam Highfield [39] Head to head Details  Pencil
26 China Ding Junhui [34] 4-1 England Ali Carter [20] Head to head Details  Pencil
27 England Louis Heathcote [79] 4-2 Scotland Dean Young [89]   Details  Pencil
28 England Barry Hawkins [13] w/o Pakistan Farakh Ajaib (a) Head to head   Pencil

Ajaib replaced Anthony Hamilton who withdrew. However, he couldn't participate either as he was competing at Q Tour 3 in Mons, Belgium on the match day.

29 England Hammad Miah [71] 4-2 England James Cahill [101] Head to head Details  Pencil
30 China Lu Ning [29] 4-3 Wales Jak Jones [41] Head to head Details  Pencil
31 England Sam Craigie [45] 4-3 Australia Ryan Thomerson [105]   Details  Pencil
32 England Mark Selby [4] 4-2 England Reanne Evans (f) [109]   Details  Pencil
33 England Judd Trump [3] 4-1 England Rod Lawler [95] Head to head Details  Pencil
34 Ireland Aaron Hill [92] 4-0 China Zhao Jianbo (a) Head to head Details  Pencil

Zhao replaced Stephen Hendry who withdrew

35 England Tom Ford [30] 4-1 England Sanderson Lam [104]   Details  Pencil
36 Scotland Scott Donaldson [50] 4-1 England Alfie Burden [88] Head to head Details  Pencil
37 England Stuart Bingham [14] 4-1 England Allan Taylor [111] Head to head Details  Pencil
38 England David Lilley [97] 4-3 Estonia Andres Petrov [118] Head to head Details  Pencil
39 England David Gilbert [19] 4-3 Scotland Ross Muir (a) Head to head Details  Pencil

Muir replaced Bai Langning.

40 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [38] 4-0 Belgium Ben Mertens [98]   Details  Pencil
41 Wales Dominic Dale [60] 4-0 England Rebecca Kenna (f) [125]   Details  Pencil
42 China Zhou Yuelong [22] 4-1 Northern Ireland Robbie McGuigan (a)   Details  Pencil
43 Wales Jamie Clarke [47] 4-2 Hong Kong Marco Fu [110] Head to head Details  Pencil
44 England Shaun Murphy [11] 4-0 China Xu Si [74] Head to head Details  Pencil
45 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [78] 4-2 England Barry Pinches [84] Head to head Details  Pencil
46 England Robert Milkins [27] 4-1 England Jenson Kendrick [107]   Details  Pencil
47 Wales Jackson Page [66] 4-2 England Robbie Williams [61]   Details  Pencil
48 Scotland John Higgins [6] 4-2 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [112] Head to head Details  Pencil

O'Brien led 1-0 but lost the next two frames on the black.

49 China Lyu Haotian [43] 4-1 China Zhao Xintong [7] Head to head Details  Pencil
50 England Mark King [52] 4-3 England Oliver Lines [59] Head to head Details  Pencil
51 England Joe Perry [26] 4-3 Wales Matthew Stevens [56] Head to head Details  Pencil
52 Wales Daniel Wells (a) 4-0 England Adam Duffy [113] Head to head Details  Pencil

Wells replaced Asjad Iqbal.

53 Belgium Luca Brecel [10] 4-0 England Joe O'Connor [51] Head to head Details  Pencil
54 England Jimmy White [91] 4-3 China Yuan Sijun [67] Head to head Details  Pencil
55 England Matthew Selt [23] 4-1 Wales Duane Jones [76] Head to head Details  Pencil
56 China Pang Junxu [48] 4-2 England Steven Hallworth (a)   Details  Pencil

Hallworth replaced Muhammad Asif.

57 Belgium Julien Leclercq [121] 4-1 England Stuart Carrington [64]   Details  Pencil

re-spotted black in frame 5

58 Scotland Anthony McGill [18] 4-1 China Peng Yisong [120]   Details  Pencil

Re-spotted black in frame 3.

59 England Elliot Slessor [58] 4-2 China Zhang Jiankang [75]   Details  Pencil
60 China Yan Bingtao [15] 4-2 China Liang Wenbo [40] Head to head Details  Pencil
61 China Tian Pengfei [63] 4-0 England Ian Burns [85] Head to head Details  Pencil
62 England Martin Gould [31] 4-0 Ireland Michael Judge [86] Head to head Details  Pencil
63 England David Grace [55] 4-2 China Lei Peifan [77]   Details  Pencil
64 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] 4-0 Germany Lukas Kleckers [117] Head to head Details  Pencil
Qual Round 1 Pencil
(Last 129; Losers receive £0)
1 Northern Ireland Robbie McGuigan (a) 4-0 Northern Ireland Joel Connolly (a)   Details  Pencil