Netease Sports reported on October 18:
The 2020 Snooker England Open continued in Milton Keynes. The semi-final defending champion Selby faced Robertson and recovered 2 match points and lost 5-6. Robertson will advance to the final to face the world number one Trump, who beat Higgins 6-4 in the semifinals.
The defending champion Selby defeated Zhou Yuelong 5-2 in the quarter-finals, and won the 21st consecutive victory in the local series, retaining the hope of becoming the first player in 30 years to win the top two ranking championships of the season. Robertson won the quarter-finals with three shots and won 5-2. After the World Championships, he faced Selby again. At that time, Selby won 13-7 and reached the semi-finals, which was the last time the two played against each other so far.
In the semifinals, 11 games and 6 wins were adopted. In the first game, Robertson played several times, winning 91-20 first. In the second game, Robertson continued to control the situation, leading 2-0 72-28. In the third game, Selby stabilized the situation, hitting a stroke of 117 points and breaking a hundred, with 1218 to catch up with the game. In the fourth inning, Selby played twice, hitting 58 and 73 points in a single stroke, then chased it 131-0 to 2-2 and entered the intermission.
In the fifth game of the second half, Robertson scored 58 points in one stroke to win 81-0 3-2. In the sixth inning, Robertson also shot a 100, scoring 134 points and 4-2 to expand the advantage. In the seventh inning, Selby caught up to a game with 70 points on a single stroke and 77-0. In the eighth game, Robertson scored 129 points and scored 5-3 to win the match point. In the ninth inning, Selby completed a 71-53 reversal with Robertson with 52 points in a single stroke. In the tenth game, Selby scored 51 points in one stroke, winning 65-19 and chasing two consecutive match points. In the deciding game, Selby advanced a red ball. Robertson scored 92 points in a single shot to end the game. Selby scored 5-6 out of the game and missed the title.
Trump, ranked number one in the world, faces Higgins in the semifinals. Higgins scored 50 points in the first game, leading the way with 81-0 clean sheets. In the second game, Trump scored 56 points on a single stroke and pulled back a game 75-20. In the third game, Higgins scored 52 points in a single stroke, leading again with an 82-6 victory 2-1. In the fourth game, Trump responded with a one-shot break, scored 102 points and won 122-0. In the first half, the two sides fought to 2-2.
In the fifth game after a short break, Higgins scored a 3-2 lead with 133 points, and Trump won 74-29 in the sixth game. After Trump scored 20 points in the seventh game, Higgins scored another 100 and scored 107 points to lead 4-3 again. After that, Trump completely mastered the situation. After winning the eighth game 80-23, he won the ninth game 61-1, leading 5-4 for the first time in this game to get the match point. In the tenth game, Trump won 77-8 with 73 points and eliminated Higgins with a total score of 6-4.
This England final will be between Robertson and Trump, and the two will determine the final champion through 17 games and 9 wins.