Mark Allen won his fifth championship
The semi-finals of the Scottish open was played on a 6-of-11 basis, while the final was 9-of-17. On 17th December, 2018, Northern Ireland's famous snooker player mark Allen beat Murphy by 9-7.
In the first half, Allen scored 110 breaks, which left a threaten to Murphy. But Murphy was not deterred by his opponent, and he got 50+ breaks at the second race and made the game 1:1. In the next two, both players came to 2:2.
Allen and Murphy competed with each other very hard. When it came to the key 15th race, Allen seized the chance to make 100+ breaks. At the final race, Murphy lost at 29 scores, Allen continued getting points to the end.