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English Open (snooker)

The English Open is a professional ranking snooker tournament.

English Open
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Tournament information
VenueK2
LocationCrawley
CountryEngland
Established2016
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRanking event
Current champion(s)England Mark Selby

HistoryEdit

On 29 April 2015 World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn announced that the event called English Open will be held for the first time in 2016 in Manchester, England, as part of a new Home Nations Series with the existing Welsh Open and new Northern Ireland Open and Scottish Open tournaments.[1][2] The winner of the English Open is awarded the Davis Trophy which is named in honour of former World Champion Steve Davis.[3]

The inaugural event took place between 10 and 16 October 2016,[4] and was won by China's Liang Wenbo.[5]

WinnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Championship: Snooker tour to be revamped in 2016". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Hearn Announces New Five Year Plan". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  3. ^ "English Open snooker: Trophy named after Steve Davis". BBC Sport. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Liang Claims Maiden Ranking Title". World Snooker. Retrieved 19 October 2016.