Indian Open (snooker)

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Indian Open
Tournament information
CountryIndia
Established2013
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£323,000
Current champion(s)England Matthew Selt

The Indian Open is a professional ranking snooker tournament. Matthew Selt is the reigning champion.

History[edit]

The event was introduced in the 2013/2014 season and it is the first ever ranking event to be held in India.[1] The inaugural event was held between 14–18 October 2013 at the Le Meridian Hotel in New Delhi. The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India has signed a three-year contract for the tournament.[2] In August 2014, it was announced that the event will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.[3] In September 2014, it was announced that the event has been postponed due to the State Election in Maharashtra, with the original dates of 13–17 October 2014 changed to 10–14 March 2015. The qualifying round held at the Barnsley Metrodome in Barnsley was due to take place from 18–21 September 2014 and has been moved to 12–13 February 2015.[4]

Although the event was absent from the 2015/16 season it returned for the 2016/17 season, and was held in Hyderabad. For the 2017/18 season the tournament was held in Vishakhapatnam.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Location Season
2013[5] China Ding Junhui India Aditya Mehta 5–0 New Delhi 2013/14
2015[6] Wales Michael White England Ricky Walden 5–0 Mumbai 2014/15
2016[7] Scotland Anthony McGill England Kyren Wilson 5–2 Hyderabad 2016/17
2017[8] Scotland John Higgins Scotland Anthony McGill 5–1 Vishakhapatnam 2017/18
2019[9] England Matthew Selt China Lyu Haotian 5–3 Kochi 2018/19

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Ranking Event In India". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Best players of world snooker for Indian Open". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Indian Open Venue Announced". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Indian Open Postponed". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Indian Open (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Indian Open (2015)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Indian Open (2016)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Indian Open (2017)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Indian Open 2019". World Snooker. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 11 February 2019.