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Mark J Williams
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Nationality: Wales (Wales); First season as pro: 1992; Male; Status: Professional; Ranking: 3; Seeding: 3; Born: 21 Mar 1975 (43 years); Bio page; Twitter: @markwil147; Other sources: CueTracker
World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 2018) Pencil
Final Wales Mark J Williams [7] 18-16 Scotland John Higgins [5] Head to head Details 
Williams' 100 in frame 32 was the 84th century break of the tournament. The record is 86. Higgins missed the 11th red in frame 24 on his way to a maximum.
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Session 1:
75-23, 65-15, 72-35, 70-60 (JH 55)
4-120 (119), 133-0 (95), 0-98 (52), 21-82 (59)

Session 2:
81-46 (76), 31-75 (51), 8-127 (127), 76-12, 9-85 (56)
15-123 (117), 123-0 (118), 64-35 (64), 80-43

Session 3:
98-5 (61), 73-19 (56), 126-0 (69, 56), 63-7 (52)
29-92 (67), 65-76 (JH 72, MW 65), 0-80 (80), 84-8

Session 4:
1-131 (131), 58-68 (JH 67, MW 58), 47-82 (82), 0-91
47-67 (62), 74-0, 104-14 (100), 63-65 (JH 65, MW 63), 71-0 (69)

Referee: Brendan Moore

This was Williams' third title from four finals but first since 2003.

SF Wales Mark J Williams [7] 17-15 England Barry Hawkins [6] Head to head Details 
Hawkins missed the opportunity to go 16-14 up. Williams took the lead in the match first at 16-15!
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Session 1:
1-129 (129), 0-79 (74), 103-26 (88), 10-81
83-35, 41-81 (52), 0-90 (90), 110-0 (110)

Session 2:
80-0 (80), 77-0, 37-70 (63), 65-33
45-68 (57), 32-73, 58-66 (BH 56), 104-18 (62)

Session 3:
0-128 (128), 81-46, 80-9, 68-44 (68)
2-92 (53), 0-133 (133), 103-0 (103), 50-73 (73, MJW 50)

Session 4:
78-44 (55), 33-77, 67-42, 67-39
40-105 (60), 68-47, 66-33, 63-55

QF Wales Mark J Williams [7] 13-8 England Allister Carter [15] Head to head Details 
Two re-racks in frame 8.
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Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [7] 13-7 England Robert Milkins [37] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [7] 10-5 England Jimmy Robertson [34] Head to head Details 
Re-rack in frame 12
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China Open (2-8 Apr 2018) Pencil
QF England Mark Selby [1] 6-2 Wales Mark J Williams [9] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-5 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [8] Head to head Details 
Decided on the final black
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Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-1 England Michael Holt [24] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-1 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [56] Head to head Details  Pencil
Championship League - Winners' Group (28-29 Mar 2018) Pencil
Grp England Mark Selby 3-0 Wales Mark J Williams Head to head Details  Pencil
Grp England Allister Carter 3-2 Wales Mark J Williams Head to head Details  Pencil
Grp England Kyren Wilson 3-1 Wales Mark J Williams Head to head Details  Pencil
Grp England Martin Gould 3-1 Wales Mark J Williams Head to head Details  Pencil
Grp Scotland John Higgins 3-2 Wales Mark J Williams Head to head Details  Pencil
Grp Wales Mark J Williams 3-2 China Zhou Yuelong Head to head Details  Pencil
Players Championship (19-25 Mar 2018) Pencil
SF England Shaun Murphy [6] 6-3 Wales Mark J Williams [2] Head to head Details  Pencil

133-8 (133), 76-62 (70, 62), 117-16 (117), 60-67
89-8 (88), 45-73, 87-0, 0-127 (127), 56-14

QF Wales Mark J Williams [2] 6-3 Wales Ryan Day [10] Head to head Details 
Day had won 12 consecutive matches.
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Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [2] 6-2 China Yan Bingtao [15] Head to head Details  Pencil
Romanian Masters (14-18 Mar 2018) Pencil
Rd 1 England Allister Carter [9] 4-0 Wales Mark J Williams [5] Head to head Details  Pencil
Welsh Open (26 Feb - 4 Mar 2018) Pencil
Rd 3 England Martin Gould [23] 4-2 Wales Mark J Williams [8] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-3 India Aditya Mehta [79] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-2 England Mark King [19] Head to head Details  Pencil
World Grand Prix (19-25 Feb 2018) Pencil
Rd 1 England Stuart Bingham [31] 4-2 Wales Mark J Williams [2] Head to head Details  Pencil
Shoot-Out (8-11 Feb 2018) Pencil
Rd 4 England Joe Perry [13] 61-56 Wales Mark J Williams [4] Head to head Details  Pencil

Blue Ball Shootout. 52 break by Williams when Perry was 51-0 up.

Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [4] 54-9 England Allan Taylor [86] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [4] 55-45 Thailand James Wattana [72] Head to head Details  Pencil

Break 52

Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [4] 44-0 China Li Hang [27] Head to head Details  Pencil
German Masters (31 Jan - 4 Feb 2018) Pencil
Final Wales Mark J Williams [9] 9-1 Scotland Graeme Dott [26] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
79-1 (79), 73-8, 56-72 (56 MW, 64 GD), 66-64
79-0 (79), 76-40 (66), 74-43, 132-0 (110)

Session 2:
66-16 (66), 86-8 (50)

Referee: Maike Kesseler

This was Williams's 20th ranking title.

Dott was in his first ranking final since the 2010 World Championship.

SF Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-1 England Judd Trump [4] Head to head Details  Pencil

106-29 (68), 69-57, 109-0 (109), 0-101 (51)
77-30, 109-20 (51), 70-42

QF Wales Mark J Williams [9] 5-3 England Jimmy Robertson [32] Head to head Details  Pencil

This was Robertson's first ranking quarterfinal

Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 5-2 England Matthew Selt [42] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 5-3 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [43] Head to head Details  Pencil
China Open Qual (27-30 Jan 2018) Pencil
Q Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-1 Wales Ian Preece [81] Head to head Details  Pencil
Championship League - Group 5 (23-24 Jan 2018) Pencil
Final Wales Mark J Williams 3-1 England Ricky Walden Head to head Details  Pencil

72-25, 136-0 (136), 39-47, 72-26 (63)

SF Wales Mark J Williams 3-1 England Ben Woollaston Head to head Details  Pencil

4-82 (82), 78-4 (78), 75-21 (55), 70-35

Grp Wales Mark J Williams 3-0 England Joe Perry Head to head Details  Pencil
Grp Wales Mark J Williams 3-0 England David B Gilbert Head to head Details  Pencil
Grp England Judd Trump 3-0 Wales Mark J Williams Head to head Details  Pencil
Grp Wales Mark J Williams 3-1 England Martin Gould Head to head Details  Pencil
Grp Wales Mark J Williams 3-1 England Ricky Walden Head to head Details  Pencil

144 by Williams in the second frame is the highest break in the group so far.

Grp England Ben Woollaston 3-1 Wales Mark J Williams Head to head Details  Pencil
Masters (14-21 Jan 2018) Pencil
QF England Kyren Wilson [13] 6-1 Wales Mark J Williams [10] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 6-5 England Mark Selby [2] Head to head Details  Pencil
German Masters Qual (19-22 Dec 2017) Pencil
Q Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 5-3 Wales Matthew Stevens [49] Head to head Details  Pencil
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 5-1 England Oliver Lines [58] Head to head Details  Pencil
Scottish Open (11-17 Dec 2017) Pencil
Rd 1 China Xu Si [97] w/o Wales Mark J Williams [10] Head to head Details  Pencil
UK Championship (28 Nov - 10 Dec 2017) Pencil
Rd 3 Wales Ryan Day [17] 6-5 Wales Mark J Williams [16] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [16] 6-2 England Andrew Higginson [49] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [16] 6-0 England Paul S Davison [113] Head to head Details  Pencil
Northern Ireland Open (20-26 Nov 2017) Pencil
Final Wales Mark J Williams [15] 9-8 China Yan Bingtao [33] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
43-79, 0-71 (51), 67-19, 32-74
104-0 (104), 29-94 (63), 63-3, 12-66

Session 2:
0-137 (137), 82-33 (62), 90-5 (90), 89-36 (58)
23-73 (59), 63-18, 45-75 (60), 75-26, 77-28

Referee: Marcel Eckardt

This was Williams' 19th ranking title but first since the 2011 German Masters.

Yan is the youngest player ever to have reached the final of a ranking event.

SF Wales Mark J Williams [15] 6-2 England Elliot Slessor [78] Head to head Details 
Slessor reached the semifinals for the first time.
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78-46, 142-0 (127), 25-71 (70), 62-0 (61)
18-54, 69-13 (68), 58-42, 67-44 (54)

QF Wales Mark J Williams [15] 5-1 England Mike Dunn [42] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 4 Wales Mark J Williams [15] 4-2 England David B Gilbert [21] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [15] 4-1 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [84]   Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [15] 4-0 England Tom Ford [28] Head to head Details 
The 113 break by Williams in frame three was the 400th century of his career
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Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [15] 4-0 Thailand James Wattana [76] Head to head Details  Pencil
Shanghai Masters (13-18 Nov 2017) Pencil
QF England Ronnie O'Sullivan [13] 5-1 Wales Mark J Williams [16] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [16] 5-3 England Mark Selby [2] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [16] 5-0 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [100] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [16] 5-1 China Wang Yuchen [82]   Details  Pencil
International Championship (29 Oct - 5 Nov 2017) Pencil
Rd 3 England Mark Selby [1] 6-4 Wales Mark J Williams [17] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [17] 6-2 Wales Ryan Day [15] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [17] 6-4 China Yu Delu [48] Head to head Details  Pencil
English Open (16-22 Oct 2017) Pencil
Rd 3 England Jack Lisowski [55] 4-2 Wales Mark J Williams [17] Head to head Details  Pencil

Watch the match from the late third frame on YouTube.

Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [17] 4-1 Belgium Luca Brecel [12] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [17] 4-1 England David Grace [47] Head to head Details  Pencil
Shanghai Masters Qual (11-13 Oct 2017) Pencil
Q Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [16] 5-2 China Niu Zhuang [111]   Details  Pencil
European Masters (2-8 Oct 2017) Pencil
QF China Cao Yupeng [84] 4-2 Wales Mark J Williams [12] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [12] 4-2 Australia Neil Robertson [5] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [12] 4-3 Scotland Ross Muir Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [12] 4-1 China Yan Bingtao [52] Head to head Details  Pencil
International Championship Qual (26-29 Sep 2017) Pencil
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [17] 6-1 Thailand Boonyarit Keattikun [100]   Details  Pencil
World Open (18-24 Sep 2017) Pencil
QF England Kyren Wilson [11] 5-1 Wales Mark J Williams [14] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [14] 5-1 England Jimmy Robertson [35] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [14] 5-0 China Chen Zhe [88] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [14] 5-0 Wales Matthew Stevens [51] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 Red World Championship (4-9 Sep 2017) Pencil
Final Wales Mark J Williams [7] 8-2 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [20] Head to head  Pencil

0-71 (71), 49-0, 55-1, 32-37
39-0, 38-9, 54-0, 50-0 (50)
49-6, 43-15

SF Wales Mark J Williams [7] 7-3 Hong Kong Marco Fu [2] Head to head  Pencil

68-0, 50-37, 37-4, 0-70 (70)
39-0, 33-16, 33-23, 0-68 (68)
0-35, 44-0

QF Wales Mark J Williams [7] 6-2 England Michael Holt [14] Head to head  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [7] 6-3 England Kyren Wilson [4] Head to head  Pencil
6 Red, F (4-6 Sep 2017) Pencil
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [7] 5-3 England Mark King [12] Head to head  Pencil
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [7] 5-3 Thailand James Wattana [22] Head to head  Pencil
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [7] 5-1 Iran Soheil Vahedi    Pencil
Paul Hunter Classic (22-27 Aug 2017) Pencil
Rd 1 England George Pragnall (a) w/o Wales Mark J Williams [5]     Pencil
China Championship (16-22 Aug 2017) Pencil
QF China Li Hang [58] 5-3 Wales Mark J Williams [15] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [15] 5-3 England Tom Ford [31] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [15] 5-0 Wales Ryan Day [18] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [15] 5-2 China Tian Pengfei [50] Head to head Details  Pencil
World Open Qual (6-9 Aug 2017) Pencil
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [14] 5-0 England Christopher Keogan [84]   Details  Pencil
European Masters Qual (3-4 Aug 2017) Pencil
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [12] w/o Pakistan Hamza Akbar Head to head Details  Pencil
Riga Masters (23-25 Jun 2017) Pencil
SF Wales Ryan Day [11] 5-4 Wales Mark J Williams [8] Head to head Details  Pencil

86-36, 82-41 (70), 0-81 (56), 8-74
5-77 (56), 73-8, 71-33 (67), 60-66, 77-32 (77)

QF Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-1 England Mark Joyce [41] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-2 England Robbie Williams [46]   Details  Pencil
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-1 Belgium Luca Brecel [20] Head to head Details  Pencil
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 4-1 England Peter Ebdon [33] Head to head Details  Pencil
China Championship Qual (3-6 Jun 2017) Pencil
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [15] 5-3 Wales Jak Jones [74] Head to head Details  Pencil
Riga Masters Qual (31 May - 2 Jun 2017) Pencil
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [8] w/o China Yu Delu [40] Head to head Details  Pencil
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