Adam Stefanow (@1.9) vs Louis Heathcote (@1.9)
17-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Louis Heathcote will win

Adam Stefanow – Louis Heathcote Match Prediction | 17-10-2019 05:00

The final between Yan and Joyce was played at 7 p.m. Yan won the second frame to lead 20, but Joyce won the third with a century break.[14] Yan won three of the next four frames, with breaks of higher than 50. In the first frame, Yan required a snooker and fluked the cue ball behind the black, forcing Joyce to hit the blue ball instead of the brown, awarding Yan enough penalty points to be able to win the frame.[14] Yan cleared the table to win the first frame. GMT and refereed by Tatiana Woollaston.[13] It was Joyce's first final, and neither player had previously won a ranking event.

Tournament summary[edit]

However, Robertson and several other players were forced to withdraw from qualifying round matches due to flight cancellations, and therefor could not compete in the event. The 2019 Riga Masters (also known as the 2019 Kapersky Riga Masters due to sponsorship) was a professional ranking snooker tournament held from 26 to 28 July 2019 at the Arna Rga in Riga, Latvia. It was the sixth Riga Masters event, with the first being held in 2013, and the first ranking event of the 2019/2020 snooker season. The defending champion, Neil Robertson, previously defeated Jack Lisowski in the 2018 final.

The tournament was played from 26 to 28 July 2019 at the Arna Rga in Riga, Latvia.[1] The event was organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, and sponsored by Kaspersky Lab.[1] Matches were played as best-of-seven frames until the semi-finals, which were best-of-nine frames.[1] The quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final were all played on 28 July.

Dott won the first three frames of the match, but Selby won the final four to progress.[8] In the round of 16, Selby lost to Stuart Carrington. Three-time world champion Mark Williams defeated James Cahill 43, but Williams did not realise he could score a century break, after turning down the final black ball.[7]Mark Selby received two byes before facing Graeme Dott in the second round.

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The event had a total prize fund of 278,000 with the winner receiving 50,000. No players from the top 20 in the world reached the quarter-finals. Yan Bingtao defeated Mark Joyce 52 in the final, winning the event and earning his first career ranking title. Yan became the first player born after 2000 to win a ranking event, as well as the first teenager to win a ranking event in 13 years since Ding Junhui won the 2006 Northern Ireland Trophy aged 19. Lisowski scored the highest break of the tournament, a 145. Qualifying for the event was held between 10 and 13 June 2019 at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, England.

After the round-of-16, no player qualifying for the quarter-finals was ranked in the top 20 in the world.[10] With a ranking of 21, Yan Bingtao was the highest ranked player in the quarter-finals.[10] The quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals were all played on 28 July.[4] In the quarter-finals, Joyce, who was world rank 54, defeated Carrington 41 to advance to the semi-finals, marking his best performance in a ranking event. Matthew Selt defeated Mark King 41 to reach the semi-final. After defeating Lyu Haotian and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in previous rounds, Kurt Maflin defeated Luo Honghao 41, reaching his third career semi-final. Selt was the only remaining player who had previously won a ranking event (the 2019 Indian Open).