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Cazoo British Open

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 25 Sep - 1 Oct 2023; Venue: The Centaur, Cheltenham , England; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Ryan Day; Twitter: #BritishOpen; Notes: See also results (127)
Final
(Winner: £100,000; Runner-up: £45,000)
Wales Mark J Williams [9] 10-7 England Mark Selby [5] Head to head Details 

Session 1:
66-59, 131-4 (110), 100-5 (55), 30-102 (59)
74-39 (75), 133-0 (133), 6-121 (98), 0-79 (73)

Session 2:
6-112 (112), 66-1, 30-73, 97-51
91-0, 36-82, 0-81 (68), 69-56 (69), 59-54

Referee: Tatiana Woollaston.

This was the 25th ranking title for Williams. He becomes the second oldest winner of a ranking event at 48 years. Only Ray Reardon at 50 was older.

Williams came back from needing a snooker in the final frame.

Semifinals
(Losers receive £20,000)
Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-3 Iran Hossein Vafaei [16] Head to head Details 

82-30 (66), 57-13, 44-93 (66), 7-111 (57, 54), 85-1,
65-58, 0-136 (135), 62-18 (62), 118-28 (71)

Referee: Colin Humphries

The 135 in frame 7 was Hossein Vafaei's 100th career century

England Mark Selby [5] 6-0 China Xiao Guodong [38] Head to head Details 

94-1 (64), 94-0 (94), 71-41, 123-8 (123)
75-0 (61), 87-47

Referee: Kevin Dabrowski

This was Selby's sixth consecutive semifinal.

Quarterfinals
(Losers receive £12,000)
Wales Mark J Williams [9] 5-1 China Fan Zhengyi [32] Head to head Details 
Iran Hossein Vafaei [16] 5-2 China He Guoqiang [124] Head to head Details 

He reached the quarterfinals for the first time. This is his third tournament as a professional.

China Xiao Guodong [38] 5-3 England Tom Ford [22] Head to head Details 

Xiao's 140 in the last frame was the highest break of the event.

England Mark Selby [5] 5-4 England Jack Lisowski [13] Head to head Details 
Re-rack in the decider
Round 4
(Last 16; Losers receive £8,000)
1 China He Guoqiang [124] 4-3 England Barry Hawkins [19]   Details 
Decided on the final black
2 Iran Hossein Vafaei [16] 4-2 Scotland Graeme Dott [41] Head to head Details 
3 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-2 China Ding Junhui [15] Head to head Details 
4 China Fan Zhengyi [32] 4-1 China Ma Hailong [103]   Details 

Ma reached the last 16 for the first time as a professional.

5 China Xiao Guodong [38] 4-2 England Ali Carter [11] Head to head Details 
6 England Tom Ford [22] 4-1 Scotland Scott Donaldson [52] Head to head Details 
7 England Mark Selby [5] 4-3 England David Gilbert [23] Head to head Details 
Decided on the final black. Gilbert went in-off.
8 England Jack Lisowski [13] 4-2 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [96] Head to head Details 
Round 3
(Last 32; Losers receive £5,000)
1 Scotland Graeme Dott [41] 4-0 England Ashley Carty [92] Head to head Details 
2 England Mark Selby [5] 4-1 China Si Jiahui [33] Head to head Details 
3 England Tom Ford [22] 4-0 England Jimmy Robertson [24] Head to head Details 
4 Scotland Scott Donaldson [52] 4-1 England Robbie Williams [47] Head to head Details 
5 England Ali Carter [11] 4-2 Wales Ryan Day [17] Head to head Details 
6 England David Gilbert [23] 4-1 India Ishpreet Singh Chadha [110] Head to head Details 
7 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [96] 4-3 Wales Matthew Stevens [42] Head to head Details 
8 China Fan Zhengyi [32] 4-2 England Rod Lawler [82]   Details 
9 China Xiao Guodong [38] 4-1 England Sanderson Lam [71] Head to head Details 
10 Iran Hossein Vafaei [16] 4-2 China Yuan Sijun [51]   Details 
11 China Ding Junhui [15] 4-0 Belgium Julien Leclercq [67]   Details 
12 England Jack Lisowski [13] 4-2 England Matthew Selt [29] Head to head Details 
13 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-2 England Gary Wilson [14] Head to head Details 
14 China Ma Hailong [103] 4-3 England Hammad Miah [108]   Details 
15 China He Guoqiang [124] 4-1 England Oliver Lines [61]   Details 
16 England Barry Hawkins [19] 4-1 England Kyren Wilson [8] Head to head Details 
Round 2
(Last 64; Losers receive £3,000)
1 England Jack Lisowski [13] 4-3 England Shaun Murphy [7] Head to head Details 
Lisowski was 62-0 down in the decider and made a break of 63 to win the match on the final black
2 England Gary Wilson [14] 4-3 England Chris Wakelin [28] Head to head Details 
3 Wales Ryan Day [17] 4-1 Malaysia Rory Thor [125] Head to head Details 
4 England David Gilbert [23] 4-3 China Lyu Haotian [46] Head to head Details 
5 England Robbie Williams [47] 4-1 Scotland John Higgins [10] Head to head Details 
6 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-2 Scotland Stephen Maguire [30] Head to head Details 
7 China Fan Zhengyi [32] 4-1 Scotland Ross Muir [109]   Details 
8 China He Guoqiang [124] 4-1 Pakistan Muhammad Asif [81]   Details 
9 Scotland Scott Donaldson [52] 4-0 Scotland Liam Graham [121]   Details 
10 England Hammad Miah [108] 4-3 England Judd Trump [4] Head to head Details 
Decided on the final black
11 Belgium Julien Leclercq [67] 4-0 Wales Jamie Jones [44]   Details 
12 England Ali Carter [11] 4-0 China Xu Si [62] Head to head Details 
13 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [96] 4-2 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [26] Head to head Details 
14 England Sanderson Lam [71] 4-3 England David Grace [54] Head to head Details 
15 England Ashley Carty [92] 4-2 Wales Daniel Wells [97] Head to head Details 
16 England Tom Ford [22] 4-3 England Ashley Hugill [69] Head to head Details 
17 Wales Matthew Stevens [42] 4-3 Ireland Ken Doherty [75] Head to head Details 
18 China Ma Hailong [103] 4-0 Egypt Mohamed Ibrahim [89]   Details 
19 England Mark Selby [5] 4-2 China Tian Pengfei [53] Head to head Details 
20 England Barry Hawkins [19] 4-1 England Robert Milkins [12] Head to head Details 
21 England Kyren Wilson [8] 4-0 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [3] Head to head Details 
112 by Wilson in frame 1 was a maximum attempt. He lost position on the last red. The 121 in frame 2 was the 400th century of Wilson's career.
22 England Oliver Lines [61] 4-1 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [37] Head to head Details 
23 Iran Hossein Vafaei [16] 4-2 England Oliver Brown [87] Head to head Details 
In frame 4 Vafaei needed two snookers (and got them) but lost the frame on the colors.
24 China Ding Junhui [15] 4-3 China Liu Hongyu [90] Head to head Details 
25 China Xiao Guodong [38] 4-0 England Anthony Hamilton [36] Head to head Details 
26 Scotland Graeme Dott [41] 4-2 England Andy Hicks [57] Head to head Details 
27 England Rod Lawler [82] 4-1 Wales Dominic Dale [59] Head to head Details 
28 China Si Jiahui [33] 4-1 Australia Neil Robertson [6]   Details 
29 China Yuan Sijun [51] 4-0 Belgium Ben Mertens [72] Head to head Details 
30 England Matthew Selt [29] 4-1 England Zak Surety [77] Head to head Details 
31 England Jimmy Robertson [24] 4-3 China Wu Yize [50]   Details 
32 India Ishpreet Singh Chadha [110] 4-2 England Stuart Bingham [21]   Details 

British Open Qualifiers

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 14-19 Aug 2023; Venue: Morningside Arena , Leicester, England; View on separate page; Twitter: #BritishOpen; Notes: See also results (64)
Qual Round 1
(Last 128; Losers receive £0)
1 Ireland Ken Doherty [75] 4-2 England Alfie Burden [99] Head to head Details 
2 China Si Jiahui [33] 4-1 Germany Lukas Kleckers [76]   Details 
3 Wales Dominic Dale [59] 4-1 England Mark Joyce [63] Head to head Details 
4 China Ma Hailong [103] 4-2 England Ian Burns [105]   Details 
5 India Ishpreet Singh Chadha [110] 4-1 Thailand M Phetmalaikul [126]   Details 
6 England David Grace [54] 4-1 England Jenson Kendrick [114] Head to head Details 
7 England Hammad Miah [108] 4-3 China Zhou Yuelong [25] Head to head Details 
8 England Andy Hicks [57] 4-1 England Andrew Higginson [100] Head to head Details 
9 England Mark Selby [5] 4-2 England Ben Woollaston [43] Head to head Details 
10 England Tom Ford [22] 4-1 England James Cahill [70] Head to head Details 
11 England Gary Wilson [14] 4-1 United States Ahmed Aly Elsayed [120]   Details 
12 England Oliver Brown [87] 4-3 India Himanshu Jain [95]   Details 
13 China Xu Si [62] 4-0 England Ricky Walden [20] Head to head Details 
14 England Rod Lawler [82] 4-2 England Sam Craigie [45] Head to head Details 
15 England Robert Milkins [12] 4-2 China Jiang Jun [112]   Details 
16 England Robbie Williams [47] 4-0 China Pang Junxu [34] Head to head Details 
17 England Oliver Lines [61] 4-0 England Liam Pullen [113] Head to head Details 
18 Scotland Scott Donaldson [52] 4-1 England Adam Duffy [86] Head to head Details 
19 England Judd Trump [4] 4-2 Ukraine Anton Kazakov [94]   Details 
20 England Shaun Murphy [7] 4-1 England Rebecca Kenna (f) [116]   Details 
Re-spotted black in the last frame
21 Scotland Graeme Dott [41] 4-3 China Zhang Anda [58] Head to head Details 
22 China Liu Hongyu [90] 4-1 Thailand Baipat Siripaporn (f) [127]   Details 
23 England Ali Carter [11] 4-3 England Allan Taylor [78] Head to head Details 
24 England Jack Lisowski [13] 4-3 England Joe O'Connor [31]   Details 
25 China Tian Pengfei [53] 4-1 Jamaica Rory McLeod (a) Head to head Details 
McLeod replaced Asjad Iqbal who withdrew
26 China Yuan Sijun [51] 4-1 Wales Dylan Emery [74]   Details 
27 England Chris Wakelin [28] 4-3 Wales Andrew Pagett [119] Head to head Details 
Wakelin was 3-0 down
28 Australia Neil Robertson [6] 4-1 Wales Jamie Clarke [55] Head to head Details 
29 Egypt Mohamed Ibrahim [89] 4-3 Thailand Mink Nutcharut (f) [98]   Details 
30 England Anthony Hamilton [36] 4-1 Ireland Aaron Hill [73] Head to head Details 
Re-rack in frame 3
31 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [3] 4-1 Scotland Anthony McGill [18] Head to head Details 
32 Scotland Ross Muir [109] 4-3 England Stuart Carrington [106] Head to head Details 
33 Wales Ryan Day [17] 4-0 England Sean O'Sullivan [80] Head to head Details 
34 England Kyren Wilson [8] 4-1 England Martin O'Donnell [91] Head to head Details 
35 China Ding Junhui [15] 4-3 Belgium Luca Brecel [2] Head to head Details 
Brecel was 3-0 down
36 England Stuart Bingham [21] 4-0 England John Astley [66] Head to head Details 
37 Scotland John Higgins [10] 4-1 China Long Zehuang [93]   Details 
38 Pakistan Muhammad Asif [81] 4-2 Scotland Stephen Hendry [123]   Details 
In frame 5 the last yellow dropped after the referee had called the score. She then replaced it.
39 Scotland Liam Graham [121] 4-3 China Cao Yupeng [40] Head to head Details 
Decided on the final black
40 England Ashley Hugill [69] 4-2 Wales Jak Jones [35]   Details 
Re-rack in frame 6
41 China He Guoqiang [124] 4-2 England Elliot Slessor [48] Head to head Details 
42 Iran Hossein Vafaei [16] 4-1 Hong Kong Andy Lee [79]   Details 
43 China Lyu Haotian [46] 4-1 England David Lilley [68] Head to head Details 
44 England David Gilbert [23] 4-1 Australia Ryan Thomerson [88] Head to head Details 
45 Wales Matthew Stevens [42] 4-0 Brazil Victor Sarkis [115] Head to head Details 
46 England Barry Hawkins [19] 4-0 England Stan Moody [122]   Details 
47 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-1 China Peng Yisong [85]   Details 
48 Malaysia Rory Thor [125] 4-1 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher [101]   Details 
49 China Wu Yize [50] 4-2 England Martin Gould [60]   Details 
50 China Xiao Guodong [38] 4-2 Hong Kong Marco Fu [117] Head to head Details 
51 England Ashley Carty [92] 4-2 Wales Jackson Page [49] Head to head Details 
52 England Jimmy Robertson [24] 4-0 England Steven Hallworth (a) Head to head Details 
Hallworth replaced Ronnie O'Sullivan who withdrew on medical grounds
53 England Matthew Selt [29] 4-0 England Liam Highfield [56] Head to head Details 
54 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [26] 4-1 China Xing Zihao [104]   Details 
Re-rack in frame 3
55 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [96] 4-1 Estonia Andres Petrov [84]   Details 
56 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [37] 4-0 England Reanne Evans (f) [107] Head to head Details 
57 England Sanderson Lam [71] 4-2 England Joe Perry [27] Head to head Details 
58 Wales Daniel Wells [97] 4-3 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [39] Head to head Details 
The 136 by Wells in frame 6 was the highest break of the qualifying stage
59 Belgium Julien Leclercq [67] 4-2 Scotland Dean Young [111]   Details 
60 Wales Jamie Jones [44] 4-0 Egypt Mostafa Dorgham [128]   Details 
61 China Fan Zhengyi [32] 4-3 England Mark Davis [64] Head to head Details 
62 Scotland Stephen Maguire [30] 4-0 England Jimmy White [118] Head to head Details 
63 Belgium Ben Mertens [72] 4-2 England Louis Heathcote [102] Head to head Details 
64 England Zak Surety [77] 4-2 Wales Michael White [65] Head to head Details