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The Indian Open is a professional Snooker ranking tournament 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 Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty in the Indian city of Kochi but ever since its inception in 2013, the event has led a nomadic life.
The tournament started in New Delhi, then moved to Mumbai before moving onto Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam.
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If you were to ask the majority of causal Snooker fans or the general public, few would think of any sort of link between India and the sport of Snooker and whilst that can certainly be said for much of the history of the professional sport, it is an often overlooked fact that the sport of Snooker was actually invented and first played in India.
During the latter half of the 1800’s, in and around the 1870’s the similar sport of billiards was a popular past time for officers of the British Army who were stationed in the Jabalpur (Jubbulpore) region of India and as things tend to happen, the officers would make changes to the game and come up with their own variants.
One of these variants, which tales passed down from the time tell us was devised in the Officers Mess of the 11th Devonshire Regiment in 1875, combined the rules from two variants of billiards to create a whole new sport.
The first variant was known as pyramid pool, which was played with 15 red coloured balls which were positioned together at the start of a match via a triangle and a variant known as black pool, which required participants to pot designated balls.
As you can see from the above, that has all of the hallmarks of modern day Snooker, which features 15 red and then 7 balls that need to be potted in order.
From there, the modern day version of sport started to take shape in 1884, when the first ever set of official rules were put together by Sir Neville Chamberlain.
The word snooker comes from a slang term for first year cadets or new and inexperienced workers but it was also used as a term to mock poor players of the new sport and the name stuck.
Whilst the history of the sport and the country of India simply could not be more entwined and should be something that the sport celebrate more as its heritage, the modern history of the sport is something that has been one of struggle as World Snooker look to establish the sport in the country.
One aspect that was seen as key to that aim was to establish a professional tournament in the country and in the 2013-2014 season, that came into fruition when the India Open Snooker tournament was inaugurated.
Whilst that was a great step forward and was a big boost to the sport in the region, the tournament has struggled to gain a foothold and to develop enough interest to really establish itself.
The inaugural event was held at the Le Meridian Hotel in the city of New Delhi and featured a final between world star Ding Junhui of China take on and defeat local player Aditya Mehta in a whitewash to pick up the first title.
The tournament then fell off of the tour for over a year before re-joining in 2015 when the action moved to the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the city of Mumbai. The final of the return event once again featured a whitewash as Michael White (Wales) defeated Ricky Walden (England) 5-0 to pick up the title.
In 2016 the event was once again on the move, with the action this time around taking place in Hyderabad when Anthony McGill (Scotland) defeated Kyren Wilson (England) 5-2 in the final.
2017 saw another new champion, with John Higgins (Scotland) defeating Anthony McGill by 5 frames to 1 with the matches happening this time in the city of Vishakhapatnam.
The 2018 edition of the event saw Matthew Selt (England) crowned the winner after defeating Lyu Haotian (China) 5-3 in the final of the event held in Kochi.
Whilst the tournament may have question marks over the running of it, there can be no denying that it does attract some top talent and offers some great action that should be watched by fans of the sport but whether it is down to the lack of prestige around the event or the time differences involved, the Indian Open is often an event that goes overlooked by the British media and by television stations.
Even if you find the Indian Open live on tv in the UK, the chances are that only a select number of matches will be shown live and that will likely mean that you will miss out on the action that you want to watch.
No matter if you want to watch the opener from the Indian Open or the final or if you want to watch the number 1 seed or the rank outsider, you can via the fantastic live streaming services that we feature on this page.
The Indian Open live stream services offered by the online bookmakers we feature allow you to pick and choose the action that you want to watch and whilst you do need to be aged 18 or over and have a funded account to watch via the bookies streaming services, you can then watch live Snooker not just from this tournament but from events held across the globe all season long.