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World Snooker China Open

  • Celebrated: Jan. 5 to May. 4
  • Location: Beijing

Venue: Beijing University Students Gymnasium

The World Snooker China Open, a professional snooker tournament, is one of eight ranking tournaments confirmed by the WPBSA. The tournament regularly features 300,000 pounds in prize pools, with the first-place winner taking home 48,000 pounds. The first 16 players on the world professional ranking can directly enter the race, while the remaining 16 players come from the qualifier tournament.

Initially known to the world as Thailand Classic Competition held in Bangkok during 1995 and 1996, World Snooker China Open was first introduced to China in 1999 and got its present name in 2000, and the top 16 players from all over the world include Mark Selby, Mark Williams, John Higgins, Ding Junhui, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy, Carter, Judd Trump, Stephen Maguire, Graeme Dott, Stuart Bingham, Mark Allen, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mathew Stevens, Steven Lee and Martin Gould. 

Covering an area of 12,000 square meters, Beijing Collegiate Gymnasium serves as site for World Snooker China Open, and it measures 50 meters long, 32 meters wide and 13 meters tall, and it’s next to Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park, Haidian District of Beijing and can accommodate over 4,000 audiences.

Bus Routes: 26, 753, 693, 103, 392, 438, 810, 478 and 490