Mark Selby victorious at 2019 English Open

October 21, 2019
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Mark Selby produced a dominant display to beat David Gilbert 9-1 in the 2019 English Open final in Crawley.

Leicester’s 36-year-old Selby landed a 16th career ranking success in Crawley this sunday.

He took home a £70,000 top prize, the Steve Davis Trophy and a guaranteed invitation to the upcoming Champion of Champions in Coventry.

A close showdown was expected in the final but the world number five Selby was leading 7-1 after the first session against Gilbert, ranked 12th.

The “Jester” finished off with a 101 break to secure his 16th world ranking title.

Gilbert had little to show in response, scoring a respectable 101 break to at least avoid a whitewash.

"It's been a long time since I won my last tournament," said Selby. "I've been second guessing myself wondering if I am doing things right."

When it mattered the most, Mark Selby produced a flawless display of snooker, missing only 7 balls on his way to victory, a 97% pot success rate.

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