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Indian Open

  • Location

  • Venue

  • Start Date

    12 Sep 2017
  • Finish Date

    16 Sep 2017
  • Total Prize Money

  • Format

    Ranking event
  • Winner Prize Money

  • Current Champion(s)

    John Higgins
  • Qualifier Location

  • Qualifier Venue

    Guild Hall
  • Qualifier Start Date

    01 Aug 2017
  • Qualifier Finish Date

    02 Aug 2017

The 2017 Indian Open ran from September 12 to 16. John Higgins won the title for the first time by beating Anthony McGill 5-1 in the final.

Snooker was invented in India back in the 1870s and there is a rich tradition of cue sports in the country.  It is part of our global vision that snooker will thrive there and grow in popularity.

In 2016 the world ranking event rook place in Hyderabad 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. 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.

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