Riga Masters (snooker)

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Riga Masters
Tournament information
VenueArena Riga
LocationRiga
CountryLatvia
Established2014
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund200,000[1]
Current champion(s)China Yan Bingtao

The Riga Masters or Riga Open until 2016 (also known as the Kaspersky Riga Masters for sponsorship reasons) is a ranking snooker tournament. The tournament started in 2014 as a part of the Players Tour Championship and was staged at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia. It has been the opening ranking event of the season since becoming a ranking event in 2016. Yan Bingtao is the reigning champion.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
Riga Open (minor-ranking)
2014[2] England Mark Selby Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4–3 2014/15
2015[3] England Barry Hawkins England Tom Ford 4–1 2015/16
Riga Masters (ranking)
2016[4] Australia Neil Robertson England Michael Holt 5–2 2016/17
2017 Wales Ryan Day Scotland Stephen Maguire 5–2 2017/18
2018[5] Australia Neil Robertson England Jack Lisowski 5–2 2018/19
2019 China Yan Bingtao England Mark Joyce 5–2 2019/20

Stats[edit]

Finalists[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up Finals
1 Neil Robertson  Australia 2 0 2
2 Mark Selby  England 1 0 1
2 Barry Hawkins  England 1 0 1
2 Ryan Day  Wales 1 0 1
2 Yan Bingtao  China 1 0 1
6 Michael Holt  England 0 1 1
6 Tom Ford  England 0 1 1
6 Mark Allen  Northern Ireland 0 1 1
6 Stephen Maguire  Scotland 0 1 1
6 Jack Lisowski  England 0 1 1
6 Mark Joyce  England 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaspersky Riga Masters 2016". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Selby Takes Riga Title". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Hawkins Rules in Riga". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Robertson Rules in Riga". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Robertson Rules in Riga". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 29 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.