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The China Open is a professional snooker tournament. It is one of a number of ranking tournaments.

The event was revived for the 2004/05 season due to the increasing popularity of snooker in China. To this extent, an extra wildcard round was included before the first round proper to allow for sixteen of the top Chinese players to showcase their abilities. It was the first ranking tournament to be played in Asia for three years.

The tournament currently takes place at the Beijing University Students Gymnasium, Haidian District, Beijing in March. It is the last ranking event before the World Championship, although its qualifying tournament is held in December, before several others, due to the organisational logistics of players travelling outside Europe.

The China Open was also a ranking tournament between 1995/96 and 2001/02, with a one season hiatus in 1997/98, played under the names of Thailand Classic, Asian Classic, China Challenge and China International.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Opponent Final score Season
Thailand Classic (ranking)
1995 Flag of England John Parrott Flag of England Nigel Bond 9 - 6 1995/96
Asian Classic (ranking)
1996 Flag of England Ronnie O’Sullivan Flag of England Brian Morgan 9 - 8 1996/97
China Challenge (non-ranking)
1997 Flag of England Steve Davis Flag of England Jimmy White 7 - 4 1997/98
China International (ranking)
1999 Flag of Scotland John Higgins Flag of Scotland Billy Snaddon 9 - 3 1998/99
1999 Flag of England Ronnie O'Sullivan Flag of England Stephen Lee 9 - 2 1999/00
China Open (ranking)
2000 Flag of England Ronnie O'Sullivan Flag of Wales Mark Williams 9 - 3 2000/01
2002 Flag of Wales Mark Williams Flag of England Anthony Hamilton 9 - 8 2001/02
2005 Flag of the People's Republic of China Ding Junhui Flag of Scotland Stephen Hendry 9 - 5 2004/05
2006 Flag of Wales Mark Williams Flag of Scotland John Higgins 9 - 8 2005/06
2007 Flag of Scotland Graeme Dott Flag of England Jamie Cope 9 - 5 2006/07
2008 Flag of Scotland Stephen Maguire Flag of England Shaun Murphy 10 - 9 2007/08
2009 Flag of England Peter Ebdon Flag of Scotland John Higgins 10 - 8 2008/09
2010 Flag of Wales Mark Williams Flag of the People's Republic of China Ding Junhui 10 - 6 2009/10

ReferencesEdit


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