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Indian Open 2016

  • Location

    Hyderabad
  • Venue

    HICC Novotel Hotel
  • Start Date

    05 Jul 2016
  • Finish Date

    09 Jul 2016
  • Total Prize Money

    £300,000
  • Format

    Ranking event
  • Winner Prize Money

    £50,000
  • Current Champion(s)

    Anthony McGill
  • Qualifier Location

    Preston
  • Qualifier Venue

    Guild Hall
  • Qualifier Start Date

    28 May 2016
  • Qualifier Finish Date

    30 May 2016

The 2016 Indian Open ran from July 5th to 9th in Hyderabad and was staged in that city in Southern India for the first time. Anthony McGill won his first ranking title, beating Kyren Wilson 5-2 in the final.

The Indian Open was first staged in 2013 in New Delhi. That was the first ever world ranking event staged in the country where snooker was invented nearly 140 years earlier. Cue sports retain a rich tradition in India and it is part of our global vision that snooker will thrive there and grow in popularity. The country’s top player Aditya Mehta gave that ambition a boost by reaching the final of the inaugural event, though he lost to Ding Junhui.

The second Indian Open was staged in Mumbai in 2015, won by Michael White who captured his first ranking title. The enthusiasm  of the local fans and the warm reception always received in ‘Incredible India’ have made this event a welcome addition to the calendar.