Snooker specialist Steven Berresford (@Bezaroonie) pens his ante-post betting thoughts on the Yushan World Open outright market and delivers us his best picks.

2019 Yushan World Open Outright Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 28/10/2019
  • Venue: Yushan, China
  • Channel: Eurosport

Next up is the Yushan World Open that Mark Allen has won twice in Haikou.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Mark Williams is the current champion looking to retain his title.

The Verdict

Mark Allen at the English Open with Selby looking down the barrel at a 6-3 defeat. Selby could, would and should have been back to the drawing board. Instead, Selby coming through and saving his best for the final, Selby waltzed to beating Dave Gilbert 9-1, this should be the start of Selby’s season with everything to build upon. Hopefully Allen continues in his rich vein of form.

Selby will be looking forward to the World Open, despite all his Chinese success it is the only ranking title in China to allude him. Winning back-to-back ranking titles is extremely tough in this day and age unless of course you are Ronnie or Judd.

Quarter 1: Trump leads the way as the number one seed however Joe Perry potential awaits if he can overcome Riga Masters champion Yan Bingtao.

Hawkins in the bottom half of the quarter should find it plain sailing with Ding Junhui and Luca Brecel well off the pace.

Quarter 2: Mark Selby given his return to form can meet Stuart Bingham in a coin toss.

Shaun Murphy in the bottom half of quarter two given his three successive finals in China tournaments that culminated in him winning the China Championship, is the main to beat with no obvious distractions, it will take a good performance to get past him.

Quarter 3: Great opportunity for un-Nooh, a very tough bottom half of the quarter for David Gilbert Zhao Xintong in the opening match then potentially Mark Allen a player that plays well in China and is  twice a champion of this tournament.

Quarter 4: The top half of this section looks tough with Kyren Wilson, Jack Lisowski and Lou Honghao with the winner having the ability to go deep in the tournament.

In the bottom half of this quarter Ronnie O'Sullivan looks to have an easy draw to the quarter finals and despite being odds on is a must bet.


Shaun Murphy still the main in form despite his loss to Tom Ford at the English Open and looks good to go deep.

Recommended Bets

  • 0.5pts – Quarter 1 – Bingtao @ 16/1 (Ladbrokes)
  • 1pt – Quarter 2 – Murphy @ 4/1 (William Hill)
  • 0.5pts – Quarter 3 – Un – Nooh @ 8/1 (William Hills)
  • 3.5 pts – Quarter 4 – Ronnie @ 10/11 (William Hill)
  • 0.25pts Each Way – Shaun Murphy To Win Outright @ 14/1 (Ladbrokes)
  • 0.125pts Each Way – Un-Nooh @ 125/1 (Ladbrokes)