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The World Open is a professional Snooker tournament held in China 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 World Open is a ranking event which was previously known as the Professional Players Tournament, the LG Cup and the Grand Prix.
The format of the tournament has changed over the year, with a round-robin format used in 2006-07 and then a random draw in 2008 but nowadays the event has a more traditional set up.
The tournament was established way back in 1982 when the tournament was held in Birmingham, England. Since then the tournament has been held at multiple venues in England until 2006 when the event moved to Scotland before moving to Haikou, China in 2012.
In 2016 the event moved again to Yushan to where the tournament is still played at today.
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The World Open is a professional Snooker tournament that has had an enigmatic and nomadic existence since been inaugurated way back in 1982 but it still a tournament that offers fantastic live Snooker that has never been easier to watch live online.
The tournament started life as the Professional Players Tournament in 1982 when the action took place in two locations in and around the city of Birmingham. Both La Reserve in Sutton Coldfield and the International Snooker Club in Aston were the host venues for the event which saw Ray Reardon defeating Jimmy White to pick up the first title.
The final edition of the Professional Players Tournament saw Tony Knowles defeat Joe Johnson in an all English final.
The 1984 edition saw the tournament renamed the Grand Prix and moved to The Hexagon Theatre in the Berkshire town of Reading.
The venue hosted 10 events and saw many of the greats of the sport win the event including Dennis Taylor (who won the inaugural Grand Prix event in 1984), Steve Davis (who won the 1985, 1988 and 1989 editions), Stephen Hendry (who won the 1987, 1990 and 1991 editions), Jimmy White (1992) and Peter Ebdon (1993).
The 1994 edition saw the tournament move to the Assembly Rooms in Derby for a single season when John Higgins (Scotland) defeated Dave Harold (England) for the title.
The Crowtree Centre in Sunderland hosted the 1995 edition which saw Scottish star Stephen Hendry defeat compatriot John Higgins to win another Grand Prix title.
Things were soon on the move again as the tournament went from the North East of England to the South Coast as the Bournemouth International Centre in the Dorset town of Bournemouth hosted the next 2 edition which were both won by Welsh stars as Mark Williams defeated Euan Henderson in 1996 and Dominic Dale defeated John Higgins in 1997.
1998 saw Stephen Lee defeat Marco Fu at the Guild Hall in Preston whilst the 1999 edition was held at the same venue as John Higgins claimed a tournament win against Mark Williams in the final.
The year 2000 saw the event move to Telford for a 1 off time as Mark Williams won the title against Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final.
The next 3 year saw the tournament move to the Guild Hall in Preston and have a name change to the LG Cup. The winners in Preston were Stephen Lee (2001), Chris Small (2002) and Mark Williams (2003).
The Grand Prix name was back for the 2004 season, also hosted in Preston with Ronnie O’Sullivan picking up the title before John Higgins won the final edition of the tournament to be hosted in England the next year.
In 2006, the event moved North to Scotland and to Aberdeen for 2 years, won by Neil Robertson (2006) and Marco Fu (2007) before moving to Glasgow for 3 years where John Higgins (2008) and Neil Robertson (2009 and 2010) winning the titles, although the 2010 edition saw another name change to the World Open.
In 2012 the event moved to China and became known as the Haiku World Open due to been hosted in the city of Haikou. After Mark Allen (2012 and 2013) and Shaun Murphy (2014) picked up the titles, the event moved after struggling for interest and finances.
That saw the tournament miss out on featuring on the 2015 season but the event then moved to the city of Yushan and found new life as the World Open.
The 2017 edition saw the first winner from China pick up the title in the Chinese event as Ding Junhui defeated Kyren Wilson.
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