🎱 Wuhan Open Snooker Tips, Statistics and Analysis

Updated: 200 Snooker

The inaugural Wuhan Open took place between 9th and 15th October 2023 and was the first ranking event to take place in China since the World Open in November 2019. The event was won by Judd Trump.

🎱 Wuhan Open Snooker Tips, Statistics and Analysis
Darren Brett Tipster Competition Manager

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Wuhan Open 2023: Draw and Results

Judd Trump beat Ali Carter 10-7 in the final of the first Wuhan Open and in doing so won his twenty-fifth ranking event and his second consecutive tournament win after taking the English Open the week before.

Qualifying and results

The qualifying rounds for the Wuhan Open took place between the 1st and 5th September at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.

The following players from the top thirty-two seeds failed to make it through qualifying:

  • Shaun Murphy
  • Kyren Wilson
  • Hossein Vafaei
  • Gary Wilson
  • Ricky Walden
  • Joe Perry
  • Jimmy Robertson
  • Fan Zhengyi

The following players withdrew from the Wuhan Open due to the lack of turnround time from the English Open:

  • Luca Brecel
  • Mark Williams
  • Graeme Dott
  • David Gilbert

Gilbert was replaced in the draw by Daniel Womersley. The other three players were not replaced resulting in walkovers for Xing Zihao, Zhang Anda and Noppon Saengkham.

Final - Best of 19 frames

Judd Trump 10 Ali Carter 7

Semi Finals - Best of 11 frames

Judd Trump 6 Wu Yize 1

Ali Carter 6 Lyu Haotian 2

Quarter Finals - Best of 9 frames

Wu Yize 5 Aaron Hill 4

Tom Ford 0 Judd Trump 5

Mark Allen 2 Ali Carter 5

Ronnie O'Sullivan 1 Lyu Haotian 5

Round 4 - Best of nine frames

Wu Yize 5 Stephen Maguire 4

Aaron Hill 5 He Guoqiang 3

Tom Ford 5 Xiao Guodong 4

Judd Trump 5 Barry Hawkins 2

Mark Allen 5 Jack Lisowski 2

Ali Carter 5 v Liam Highfield 1

Lyu Haotian 5 Zhang Anda 2

Yuan Sijun 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 5

Round 3 - Best of nine frames

Stephen Maguire 5 Xing Zhao 1

Wu Yize 5 Ryan Day 2

Aaron Hill 5 Martin O'Donnell 1

He Guoqiang 5 Gong Chenzi 4

Xiao Guodong 5 Xu Si 0

Tom Ford 5 Robert Milkins 2

Barry Hawkins 5 Jamie Jones 1

Judd Trump 5 Matt Selt 0

Mark Allen 5 Si Jiahui 4

Jack Lisowski 5 Sam Craigie 4

Ali Carter 5 Stuart Bingham 4

Liam Highfield 5 Zhou Yuelong 3

Lyu Haotian 5 Ben Mertens 1

Zhang Anda 5 Noppon Saengkham 1

Yuan Sijun 5 Ashley Carty 2

Ronnie O'Sullivan 5 Pang Junxu 4

Round Two - Best of nine frames

Xing Zihao 5 Michael White 4

Stephen Maguire 5 Joe O'Connor 2

Ryan Day 5 Jackson Page 4

Marco Fu 3 Wu Yize 5

Ben Woolaston 1 Aaron Hill 5

Martin O'Donnell 5 John Higgins 1

Jordan Brown 3 Gong Chenzi 5

Elliot Slessor 2 He Guoqiang 5

Mark Selby 4 Xu Si 5

Rod Lawler 2 Xiao Guodong 5

Robert Milkins 5 Hammad Miah 4

Tom Ford 5 Cao Yupeng 1

Jamie Jones 5 Ian Burns 4

Sanderson Lam 2 Barry Hawkins 5

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2 Matt Selt 5

Oliver Lines 2 Judd Trump 5

Mark Allen 5 Mark Joyce 4

Jak Jones 4 Si Jiahui 5

Jack Lisowski 5 Scott Donaldson 3

Ishpreet Sing Chadha 2 Sam Craigie 5

Daniel Wells 1 Stuart Bingham 5

Jamie Clarke 1 Ali Carter 5

Anthony Hamilton 0 Zhou Yuelong 5

Neil Robertson 3 Liam Highfield 5

Ben Mertens 5 Dominic Dale 1

Chris Wakelin 2 Lyu Haotian 5

Zhang Anda w/o Mark Williams

Nopporn Saengkham w/o Graeme Dott

Ashley Carty 5 Alfie Burden 3

Yuan Sijun 5 Ashley Hugill 2

Pang Junxu 5 Stuart Carrington 3

Mark Davis 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 5

If you need some help with who to back in the Wuhan Open why not check out who OLBG's snooker tipsters are tipping

Wuhan Open Final Preview: Judd Trump v Ali Carter

Judd Trump v Ali Carter

Judd Trump has dropped just one frame in his quarter and semi final and is a strong favourite with the bookmakers (best price 3/10) to lift his second trophy in a week after his 9-7 victory over Zhang Anda in the English Open. 

Trump might not have it all his own way in the Final with Ali Carter (best price 11/4) in fine form as well and the significant head to head between the players standing at 5-4 to Carter. Trump did win the biggest previous match-up between the two when taking the World Grand Prix Final in 2019 10 frames to 6.

Trump has had arguably the easier route to the final but he has only dropped five frames in his five matches. Carter made the joint-highest break of the tournament (145) in his 5-1 victory over Jamie Clarke and also fought back from 4-1 down to go through 5-4 against Stuart Bingham.

Trump is arguably too short to win this match given how well Carter has been playing and how close their previous matches have been. 11/4 about Carter looks a very decent price.

Judd Trump route to the Final:

6-1 Wu Yize (2 centuries)

5-0 Tom Ford (1 century)

5-2 Barry Hawkins (1 century)

5-0 Matt Selt

5-2 Oliver Lines (2 centuries

Ali Carter route to the Final

6-2 Lyu Haotian (1 century)

5-2 Mark Allen 

5-1 Liam Highfield

5-4 Stuart Bingham

5-1 Jamie Clarke (2 centuries including a break of 145 which is the joing highest break of the tournament)

First played each other back in 2011

Head to head in matches of seven frames or more: Carter 5 wins, Trump 4 wins

Head to head in two session matches: 

World Championship 2012: Carter 13 Trump 12

World Grand Prix 2019: Trump 10 Carter 6

Head to head in Finals:

World Grand Prix 2019: Trump 10 Carter 6

Judd Trump’s 10 most recent two session finals: Won 5, Lost 5

2023 English Open: Trump 9 Zhang Anda 7

2023 European Masters: Trump 6 Barry Hawkins 9

2023 World Grand Prix: Trump 9 Mark Allen 10

2023 Masters: Trump 10 Mark Williams 8

2022 Champions of Champions: Trump 6 Ronnie O’Sullivan 10

2022 World Championship: Trump 12 Ronnie O’Sullivan 18

2022 Turkish Masters: Trump 10 Matt Selt 4

2022 Welsh Open: Trump 5 Joe Perry 9

2021 Champion of Champions: Trump 10 John Higgins 4

2021 German Masters: Trump 9 Jack Lisowski 2

Ali Carter’s ten most recent two session finals: Won 4, Lost 6

2023 Players Championship: Carter 4 Shaun Murphy 10

2023 German Masters: Carter 10 Tom Ford 3

2020 Masters: Carter 8 Stuart Bingham 10

2019 World Grand Prix: Carter 6 Judd Trump 10

2017 German Masters: Carter 7 Anthony Hamilton 10

2016 World Open: Carter 10 Joe Perry 8

2013 German Masters: Carter 9 Marco Fu 6

2012 World Championship: Carter 12 Ronnie O’Sullivan 18

2010 Shanghai Masters: Carter 10 Jamie Burnett 7

2010 Welsh Open: Carter 4 John Higgins 9 

2023 Wuhan Open Preview

The Wuhan Open is a new tournament to the snooker calendar and is the first ranking event to be played in China since 2019. The recent Shanghai Masters was the first invitational event to be played in China and was won for the fifth time by Ronnie O'Sullivan.

The Wuhan Gymnasium is the venue for this event and TV coverage in the UK is via Eurosport and discovery+

Ronnie O'Sullivan is the bookmakers' favourite to win back to back titles in Asia but The Rocket is carrying an elbow injury which has been worrying him all season and requires pain-killing injections.

John Higgins has surprisingly been put in as second favourite for the Wuhan Open, presumably due to the Scot having an attractive draw in the first quarter of the event.. Higgins has avoided most of the other main players and looks to have Ryan Day as his main threat to making the quarter-finals. Nevertheless, punters should be aware that Higgins was playing the semi-finals of the English Open on Saturday where he surrendered a 5-2 lead to Judd Trump, eventually going out 6-5. After that match Higgins stated he felt like he had been 'hit by a truck' by the defeat. Higgins hasn't won an event since the Players Championship in February 2021 and the 11/2 on offer for him to win this event looks to offer limited appeal.

Judd Trump not only made a big comeback against Higgins in the English Open but also came back from a 7-3 deficit in the Final against Zhang Anda, winning six frames on the spin to claim a 9-7 victory. Trump ended that match at past 10pm on Sunday night and is due to play in Wuhan on Tuesday with an eleven hour flight to China to fit in in the meantime. Trump is obviously hitting top form but it would be a big ask to expect him to transfer that level of form to China in such a short space of time.

Neil Roberston is always near the top of the market in the bookmakers' estimations but heads to China on the back of two surprising defeats - 4-2 to Sanderson Lam in the English Open and 4-1 to Si Jiahui in the British Open. Also something of a surprise is that Robertson has only won once in the last twenty-six events to take place in China - his sole victory since 2015 coming in the 2019 China Open. The Australian is one of the top players in the world but punters may be best waiting to see how Robbo gets on in his first couple of rounds in Wuhan before considering a bet on him to claim the title.

Similarly, Mark Allen has been struggling for form in the new season, losing his opening match in four events so far this season. Allen has played his first match in Wuhan but his struggles for form look to have continued as he just scraped through 5-4 against old adversary Mark Joyce and only made one fifty break in the nine frames.

Perhaps the player to be focusing on for the Wuhan Open is Mark Selby. The player from Leicester has had a great start to the season, losing out in the semi-final in Shanghai to old foe Ronnie O'Sullivan and making the final of the British Open where he lost 10-7 to Mark Williams. Selby has a magnificent recent record in China winning more titles since 2015 than any other player. Full details can be found in our player form in China blog. Selby has a tough opener in Wuhan against Xu Si but has a nice looking draw after that so the 13/2 on offer about Selby winning again in China looks well worth a bet.

Wuhan Open 2023: Prize Fund

The prize money on offer for the 2023 Wuhan Open is as follows:

  • Winner: £140,000
  • Runner-up: £63,000
  • Semi-final: £30,000
  • Quarter-final: £16,000
  • Last sixteen: £12,000
  • Last thirty-two: £8,000
  • Last sixty-four: £4,500
  • Highest break: £5000 (Aaron Hill currently holds the highest break of 145, made during his 5-0 qualifying win over Joe Perry)

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Contributor Information

We are fortunate to have two snooker obsessed staff members at OLBG in Tipster Competition manager Darren Brett and our Editor-In-Chief Steve Madgwick, working together with Dan Tracey our data man, we are proud to provide this Wuhan Open Snooker Tips, Statistics and Analysis article and all major snooker events throughout the year.

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