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The International Championship is a professional ranking Snooker 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 was established in 2012, when it was billed as the first overseas major as the event was given the same ranking points as the UK Championship.
Whilst the ranking points has changed, the event still remains a hugely important event on the Snooker calendar with one of the largest prize funds.
The International Championship was first held in the Chinese city of Chengdu before moving to its current home in Daqing in 2015. Currently the tournament is held at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre.
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The second decade of the 2000’s was a decade of change and expansion in the Snooker world especially when it comes to new events been started in China to capitalise on the growing popularity in the region and to help develop the next generation of stars from China and the region to add to the growing number on the world tour.
That is something that is incredibly important for the sport going forward and should be something that proves huge benefit to Snooker for decades to come but one event that coming out of that new focus that really had an immediate impact on the sport was the International Championship.
The tournament was inaugurated back in the 2012/13 season, which made it one of the first of the first of the ‘expansion’ tournaments but whilst so many of these new events were relatively small events, with little impact on the rankings and with only a small prize fund that only attracts a handful of stars to participate, the International Championship stood out from the off.
That was down to a number of reasons including it then not only been a full ranking event but the fact that it offered huge ranking points, including offering the same number of points as the UK Championship, which led to many giving the event the moniker of the ‘First Overseas Major’.
Another big attraction of the event was the huge prize fund on offer as some many of the new overseas events struggle to gather much in the way of exposure and sponsorship, so they simply cannot offer the same levels of prize fund.
With players having the extra costs of heading to the events held around the world, it often is not worth it but that is something that has never been the case at this tournament.
With the change to the prize fund been even more valuable than just the monetary value it represents due to the ranking been sorted by the prize money you have won, winning, or at least performing well at the World Snooker International Championship has remained incredibly important and that means the quality of the playing field remains high and remains the sort of standard that could rival any event on the calendar.
That is something that is highlighted by the players who have gone on to pick up the title in China and the players who have come runner up.
Amongst the winners are Judd Trump (who won the inaugural event in 2012 by defeating Neil Robertson 10 frames to 8, and the 2019 edition vs Shaun Murphy by 10 frames to 3) as well as Ding Junhui (who won the 2013 edition by defeating Marco Fu 10-9), Ricky Walden (who defeated Mark Allen by 10 frames to 7 to win the 2014 event), John Higgins (who defeated David Gilbert in 2015), Mark Selby (who won both the 2016 edition vs Ding Junhui and the 2017 edition against Mark Allen) ad Mark Allen (who won the 2019 edition vs Neil Robertson by 10 frames to 5).
Despite the relative newness of the tournament, it has already undergone a change of venue and a change of city after starting life in Chengdu before moving to Daqing in 2015.
Despite the great standard of the tournament, it can be difficult and a hugely frustrating experience for Snooker fan in the United Kingdom to watch the action live on British television as even if the tournament is shown on tv and even if that station happens to be a pay tv sports channel with an expensive and ongoing subscription, in all likelihood, they will only show a selection of the matches.
Whilst there are a number of reason for that, including the 8 hour time difference between the GMT and the Chinese city of Daqing in Heilongjiang, it still means that fans can often miss out on watching their favourite player or the watch which is of the most interest to them.
Thankfully, there is now another way and that is by live streaming the action from the WSIC, which is something you can do via all of the fantastic live streaming services that are featured on this very page.
If you do decide to watch the Snooker International Championship live from China via the live stream services of the online bookmakers that we feature, you will need to be aged 18 or over and have a funded account but you can then watch lots of great live Snooker action from not only this event but from tournaments held across the globe all season long.
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