Baize Watch: Episode 4

OPPO International Championship

  • Location

    China
  • Venue

    TBC
  • Start Date

    28 Oct 2018
  • Finish Date

    04 Nov 2018
  • Total Prize Money

    TBC
  • Format

    Ranking event
  • Winner Prize Money

    TBC
  • Current Champion(s)

    Mark Selby
  • Qualifier Location

    Barnsley
  • Qualifier Venue

    Metrodome
  • Qualifier Start Date

    09 Oct 2018
  • Qualifier Finish Date

    12 Oct 2018

The 2018 International Championship will run from October 28 to November 4.

When it was introduced to the calendar in 2012 it immediately became the richest snooker tournament ever staged outside the UK, with a top prize of £125,000. Judd Trump won the inaugural title in the city of Chengdu, then home favourite Ding Junhui won it in 2013, followed by Ricky Walden in 2014. In 2015, the event moved to Daqing in the north east of China for the first time and was won by John Higgins, beating David Gilbert in the final. In 2016 Mark Selby won the title for the first time by thrashing Ding Junhui 10-1 in the final. And he retained the title in 2017 by beating Mark Allen 10-7.

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Selby and Trump greet Chinese fans at the opening ceremony

 

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