2017 Snooker Hong Kong Masters Press Conference

World Open

  • Location

    Yushan, China
  • Venue

    Yushan
  • Start Date

    18 Sep 2017
  • Finish Date

    24 Sep 2017
  • Total Prize Money

    £700,000
  • Format

    Ranking event
  • Winner Prize Money

    £150,000
  • Current Champion(s)

    Ali Carter
  • Qualifier Location

    Preston
  • Qualifier Venue

    Guild Hall
  • Qualifier Start Date

    06 Aug 2017
  • Qualifier Finish Date

    09 Aug 2017

The World Open ranking event will take place in Yushan, China, in September with record-equalling prize money.

The tournament will run from September 18-24.

The total prize money for the event is £700,000 with a top prize of £150,000, matching the China Championship and International Championship as the ranking events outside the UK with the highest prize money.

The World Open qualifying round, using a flat 128-player draw, will run from August 6 to 9 in Preston with the winners going through to Yushan in the Jiangxi Province. As standard for ranking events in China, certain matches will be held over to the final venue. The Chinese wild cards who enter at the 128 stage will also have their matches held over.

The final stages will be televised by broadcasters including CCTV and Eurosport.

The World Open took place in Yushan last year, won by Ali Carter.

 

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