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The China Open is a professional ranking Snooker and the great news for all fans is that you can watch all of the action live online via our Snooker live streaming partners.
The tournament takes place at the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium and is the biggest tournament held in an every growingly important region of Asia.
The event was first held in 1997 when it was a non-ranking event featuring mostly local players known as the China International, the event became the China Open in 1999 when it was by then a ranking event attracting the top players.
After switching between Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai the China Open has been played in Beijing continuously since 2005.
As a ranking event with a big prize fund, the tournament now attracts all of the top names and that makes it a must watch event for all Snooker fans.
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When it comes to trailblazing tournaments, the China Open is right up there front and centre of the new wave of events as whilst so many tournaments to be held outside of the United Kingdom are still in their infancy, the China Open is one tournament that has now developed its own history and has continued to be amongst the most prestigious events on the world Snooker tour.
That is not to say that everything has been plane sailing for the event since it came into existence as it has undergone lots of changes to all aspects of it and it has even been left off of the tour on more that one occasion but thankfully it is now well established and is a main stream of the tour.
The inaugural China Open, which was known as the China International, was held in 1997 when it was a non-ranking event that ran as an exhibition tournament to promote the sport in the growing territory of China and to see how successful a tournament could be.
The action for the first event took place in the Chinese capital city of Beijing when Steve Davis defeated compatriot Jimmy White by 7 frames to 4.
The event then took a year off of the circuit before returning 1999 but this time the event was a ranking event held in Shanghai and this time it was an all Scottish final with John Higgins defeating his compatriot Billy Snaddon.
Interestingly there was another running of the event in 1999 as the above tournament took place at the ned of the 98/99 season with the next event taking place early in the 99/00 season.
This second event saw the tournament renamed as the China Open and t also saw it return to Beijing and this event saw another all English final with Ronnie O’Sullivan defeating Stephen Lee by 9 frames to 2.
The next event took place just a year later and once more featured Ronnie O’Sullivan winning the title in a final against Welshman Mark Williams but this time the action took place in the city of Shenzhen.
After that final, the tournament once again sat out a year before returning in 2002 when Mark Williams when one better to pick up the title and to become the first Welsh winner of the event in a final victory over Anthony Hamilton.
That event saw the action return to the city of Shanghai but it was also the last running of the event for some time.
The tournament returned for the 2005 and at its new home in Beijing form where it has stayed ever since and from where it has been held annually since.
The returning tournament was notable in a couple of ways as it featured the first ever local winner of the event as Ding Junhui announced himself to the world by picking up the win after a victory over Stephen Hendry in the final.
Having a Chinese winner for a great moment for the player (of course), the country, for the tournament and for the sport of a whole but as he was only participating in the event as a wildcard, alongside 2 other local players to help drum up local interest in the tournament, he wasn’t allowed to receive the winner’s prize fund or any ranking point although thankfully for all, he has gone on to enjoy great success and has had many other tournament wins both at home and abroad including a second win at the China Open in 2014.
After overcoming the up and down start and establishing itself as arguably the biggest tournament held outside of the UK, it is unfortunate that it can be difficult for fans on this side of the world to watch the action live from the tournament.
Even if the tournament is chosen to be shown by a tv station and even if that station is a pay tv sports channel, the chances are that only a selection of the matches will be shown for fans to enjoy.
If your favourite player or the match that is of the most interest to you is not chosen, do not worry as there is now a better (in our opinion) way to watch the action as you can pick and choose to watch the action that you want to watch via the live streaming services that we feature on this very page.
If you do decide to watch Snooker from the China Open live via the great live streaming services of the online bookmakers featured on this page, you will need to be aged 18 or over and have a funded account but you can then watch live Snooker not just from tournaments held in China but form events held across the globe and all year around.