English Open (snooker)

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English Open
2018 English Open logo.png
Tournament information
VenueK2
LocationCrawley
CountryEngland
Established2016
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRanking event
Current champion(s)England Stuart Bingham

The English Open is a professional ranking snooker tournament.

History[edit]

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]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Sponsor Venue Season
English Open (ranking)
2016 China Liang Wenbo England Judd Trump 9–6 Coral EventCity, Manchester 2016/17
2017 England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Kyren Wilson 9–2 Dafabet Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley 2017/18
2018 England Stuart Bingham England Mark Davis 9–7 BetVictor K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley 2018/19

References[edit]

  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.