List of snooker tournaments


This is a list of professional and alternative format snooker tournaments. Professional snooker tournaments can take the form of ranking tournaments—which are open to players on the main tour and award ranking points based on a player's performance—and non-ranking tournaments. A non-ranking tournament may take the form of an invitational event where player participation is conditional on criteria set by the organiser or sponsor or by personal invite. Most tournaments take the form of a 'singles' event, but there are several team formats that have appeared on the calendar over the years.

Blue-filled: nations that have hosted a professional snooker tournament.
Red-filled: nations that have hosted a pro–am tournament but are yet to host a fully professional tournament.

In recent seasons alternative forms of snooker have proliferated on the calendar. Any event that uses the official rules of snooker but is not completely consistent with them is defined as an "alternative form of snooker", such as six-red snooker (which is played with six reds as opposed to the standard fifteen as required by the official rules), and alterations to scoring and fouling. Some tournaments have occupied the middle ground between strict adherence to the official rules and adopting an alternative format by implementing tournament rules that fully complement the official rules of the game, such as adding a shot clock or call shot; in such instances, a tournament rule operates in a way that the official rules of the game are still fully observed.

Current tournaments


Ranking

This is a list of ranking professional snooker tournaments.

Tournament Event Format Location
World Snooker Championship1927–1940 (BACC)
1946–1952 (BACC)
1952–1957 (World Professional Match-play Championship)
1964–1968 (BACC) (challenge basis)
1969–present (WPBSA)
Non-ranking
1927–1973
England
1927–1928 (Camkin's Hall, Birmingham)
1929, 1931 (Lounge Hall, Nottingham)
1930, 1932, 1935–1940 (Thurston's Hall, London)
1933 (Joe Davis Saloon, Chesterfield)
1934 (Lounge Hall, Nottingham/Kettering)
1946 (Royal Horticultural Hall, London)
1947–1949, 1953 (Leicester Square Hall, London)
1950–1951, 1952, 1955–1956 (Tower Circus, Blackpool)
1952, 1954 (Houldsworth Hall, Manchester)
1964–1965 (Burroughes Hall, London)
1966 (St George's Hall, Liverpool)
1968 (Co-operative Hall, Bolton)
1968/69–1971/72 (various)
1972/73 (City Exhibition Hall)
Jersey
1957 (Saint Helier)
South Africa
1965 (various)
Australia
1970 (1971 event, various)
Ranking
1974–present
England
1973/74 (Belle Vue, Manchester)
1975/76 (Town Hall, Middlesbrough / Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester)

1976/77–present (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield)
Australia
1975 (various)
UK Championship1977/78–presentInvitational
1977/78–1983/84
England
1977/78 (Tower Circus, Blackpool)
1978/79–1997/98 (Guild Hall, Preston)
1998/99–2000/01 (International Centre, Bournemouth)
2001/02–2006/07 (Barbican Centre, York)
2007/08–2010/11 (International Centre, Telford)
2011/12–2019/20 (Barbican Centre, York)
2020/21 (Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes)
Ranking
1984/85–present
Scottish OpenInternational Open
1981/82–1984/85
Non-ranking
1981/82
England
1981/82–1982/83 (Assembly Rooms, Derby)
1983/84–1984/85 (Eldon Square Rec Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
1985/86 (Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent)
Ranking
1982/83–1984/85
Matchroom Trophy
1985/86
Ranking
International Open
1986/87–1989/90
1992/93–1996/97
RankingEngland
1986/87–1989/90 (Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent)
1992/93 (Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth)
1993/94–1994/95 (International Centre, Bournemouth)
1995/96 (Link Centre, Swindon)
Scotland
1996/97 (AECC, Aberdeen)
Scottish Open
1997/98–2002/03
RankingScotland
1997/98–2001/02 (AECC, Aberdeen)
2002/03 (Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh)
2003/04 (SECC, Glasgow)
Players Championship
2003/04
Scottish Open
2012/13, 2016/17–present
Minor-ranking
2012/13
Scotland (Regional Sports Facility, Ravenscraig)
Ranking
2016/17–present
Scotland
2016/17–2019/20 (Commonwealth Arena, Glasgow)
England
2020/21 (Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes)
European MastersEuropean Open
1988/89–1996/97
RankingFrance
1988/89 (Casino de Deauville, Deauville)
1989/90 (Palais des Sports, Lyon)
The Netherlands
1990/91 (Imax Centre, Rotterdam)
Belgium
1991/92 (Tongeren Snooker Centre, Tongeren)
1992/93–1993/94 (Arenahal, Antwerp)
1994/95 (Schijnpoort Arena, Antwerp)
Malta
1995/96–1996/97 (Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta)
Irish Open
1998/99
RankingRepublic of Ireland (National Basketball Arena, Dublin)
European Open
2001/02–2003/04
RankingMalta
2001/02 (Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta)
2003/04 (Hilton Conference Centre, Portomaso)
England
2002/03 (Palace Hotel, Torquay)
Malta Cup
2004/05–2007/08
Ranking
2004/05–2006/07
Malta (Hilton Conference Centre, Portomaso)
Invitational
2007/08
European Masters
2016/17–present
Ranking
Romania
2016/17 (Globus Circus, Bucharest)
Belgium
2017/18–2018/19 (De Soeverein, Lommel)
Austria
2019/20 (Messe Dornbirn, Dornbirn)
England
2020/21 (Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes)
Shoot Out1990/91, 2010/11–presentInvitational (professional rules)
1990/91
England (Trentham Gardens)
Invitational (alternative rules)
2010/11–2015/16
England
2010/11–2014/15 (Blackpool Tower)
2015/16 (The Hexagon)
Ranking (alternative rules)
2016/17–present
England (Watford Colosseum)
Welsh Open1991/92–presentRankingWales
1991/92–1997/98 (Newport Centre, Newport)
1998/99–2002/03 (International Arena, Cardiff)
2003/04 (Welsh Institute of Sport, Cardiff)
2004/05–2013/14 (Newport Centre, Newport)
2014/15–present (Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff)
German MastersGerman Open
1995/96–1997/98
RankingGermany
1995/96 (Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt)
1996/97 (Roberts Barracks, Osnabrück)
1997/98–1998/99 (Atlantis Rheinhotel, Bingen am Rhein)
2010/11–present (Tempodrom, Berlin)
German Masters
1998/99
2010/11–present
Invitational
1998/99
Ranking
2010/11–present
Championship League2007/08–presentInvitational
2007/08–2019/20
England
2007/08–2015/16 (Crondon Park Golf Club, Stock)
2016/17–2018/19 (Ricoh Arena, Coventry)
2018/19 (Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley)
2019/20 (Morningside Arena, Leicester)
2019/20–present (Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes)
Ranking
2020/21–present
Players ChampionshipPlayers Tour Championship Grand Finals
2010/11–2012/13
RankingRepublic of Ireland
2010/11 (The Helix, Dublin)
2011/12–2012/13 (Bailey Allen Hall, Galway)
Players Championship Grand Final
2013/14–2015/16
RankingEngland
2013/14 (Guild Hall, Preston)
2015/16 (EventCity, Manchester)
Thailand
2014/15 (Montien Riverside Hotel, Bangkok)
Players Championship
2016/17–present
RankingWales
2016/17–2017/18 (Venue Cymru, Llandudno)
England
2018/19 (Guild Hall, Preston)
2019/20 (Theatre and Convention Centre, Southport)
World Grand Prix2014/15–presentInvitational
2014/15
Wales
2014/15–2015/16 (Venue Cymru, Llandudno)
Ranking
2015/16–present
England
2016/17–2017/18 (Guild Hall, Preston)
2018/19–2019/20 (Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham)
2020/21 (Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes)
Gibraltar Open2015/16–presentMinor-ranking
2015/16
Gibraltar
2015/16–2018/19 (Tercentenary Sports Hall)
2019/20 (Europa Point Sports Complex)
Ranking
2016/17–present
English Open2016/17–presentRankingEngland
2016/17 (EventCity, Manchester)
2017/18 (Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley)
2018/19–2019/20 (K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley)
2020/21 (Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes)
Northern Ireland Open2016/17–presentRankingNorthern Ireland
2016/17 (Titanic Belfast, Belfast)
2017/18–2019/20 (Waterfront Hall, Belfast)
England
2020/21 (Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes)
Tour Championship2018/19–presentRankingWales
2018/19 (Venue Cymru, Llandudno)
England
2019/20 (Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes)

Non-ranking

The professional snooker tournaments listed below are non-ranking and invitational events.

Tournament Event Format Location
Masters1975–presentInvitationalEngland
1974/75 (West Centre Hotel, London)
1975/76–1977/78 (New London Theatre, London)

1978/79–2005/06 (Wembley Conference Centre, London)
2006/07–2010/11 (Wembley Arena, London)
2011/12–present (Alexandra Palace, London)
Champion of Champions1978/79, 1980/81
2013/14–present
InvitationalEngland
1978/79 (Wembley Conference Centre, London)
1980/81 (New London Theatre, London)
2013/14–2019/20 (Ricoh Arena, Coventry)
2020/21–present (Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes)
World CupWorld Challenge Cup
1979/80–1980/81
InvitationalEngland
1979/80 (Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Birmingham)
1980/81 (New London Theatre, London)
1981/82–1983/84 (The Hexagon, Reading)
World Team Classic
1981/82–1983/84
World Cup
1984/85–1989/90
1996/97
2011/12
2015/16–present
InvitationalEngland
1984/85–1989/90 (International Centre, Bournemouth)
Thailand
1996/97 (Armari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok
2011/12 (Bangkok Convention Centre, Bangkok)
China
2015/16–present (Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium, Wuxi)
World Seniors Championship1991/92, 2010/11Non-ranking (professional rules)England
1991/92 (Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent)
2010/11 (Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford)
2011/12 (East of England Showground, Peterborough)
2012/13–2013/14 (Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth)
2014/15 (Blackpool Tower, Blackpool)
2015/16 (Guild Hall, Preston)
2016/17–2017/18 (Baths Hall, Scunthorpe)
2019/20–present (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield)
2011/12Non-ranking (alternative rules)
2012/13–presentNon-ranking (professional rules)
UK Seniors Championship2017/18–presentNon-rankingEngland
2017/18 (Harlequin Theatre, Redhill)
2018/19–present (Bonus Arena, Hull)

Pro-am

Tournament Event Format Location
World Games2001/02–presentPro–amJapan
2001 (Selion Plaza, Akita)
Germany
2005 (Saalbau Bottrop, Duisburg)
Taiwan
2009 (Chung Cheng Martial Arts Stadium, Kaohsiung)
Colombia
2013 (Unidad Deportiva Alberto Galindo, Cali)
Poland
2017 (Wroclaw Congress Center, Wrocław)
Southeast Asian Games2005/06–presentPro–amPhilippines
2005 (Makati Coliseum, Makati)
2019 (Manila Hotel, Manila)
Thailand
2007 (Sima Thani Hotel Grand Ballroom, Nakhon Ratchasima)
Laos
2009 (Don Chan Palace, Vientiane)
Indonesia
2011 (Jakabaring Billiard Arena, Palembang)
Myanmar
2013 (Wunna Theikdi Billiard & Snooker Indoor Stadium, Naypyidaw)
Singapore
2015 (OCBC Arena Hall 4, Kallang)
Malaysia
2017 (Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur)
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts GamesAsian Indoor Games
2007/08–2009/10
Pro–amMacau
2007 (Macau East Asian Games Dome, Macau)
Vietnam
2009 (Phan Đình Phùng Gymnasium, Ho Chi Minh City)
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
2013/14–present
Pro–amSouth Korea
2013 (Songdo Convensia, Incheon)
Turkmenistan
2017 (Ashgabat Billiard Sports Arena, Ashgabat)

Withdrawn tournaments


Ranking

This is a list of ranking professional snooker tournaments that no longer form part of the snooker calendar.

Tournament Event Format Location
Canadian MastersCanadian Open
1974/75–1980/81
InvitationalCanada
1974/75–1980/81 (Canadian National Exhibition Stadium, Toronto)
1985/86–1987/88 (CBC Television Studios, Toronto)
1988/89 (Minkler Auditorium, Toronto)
Canadian Masters
1985/86–1988/89
Invitational
1985/86–1987/88
Ranking
1988/89
Irish MastersBenson & Hedges Ireland Tournament
1975–1977
InvitationalRepublic of Ireland
1974/75–1975/76 (National Boxing Stadium, Dublin)
1976/77 (Leopardstown Racecourse, Leopardstown)
1977/78–1999/00 (Goffs, Kill)
2000/01–2004/05 (Citywest Hotel, Dublin)
2006/07 (Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny)
Irish Masters
1977/78–2004/05
2006/07
Invitational
1977/78–2001/02
2006/07
Ranking
2002/03–2004/05
Classic1979/80–1991/92Invitational
1979/80–1982/83
England
1979/80 (New Century Hall, Manchester)
1980/81 (Blighty's, Bolton)
1981/82 (Civic Centre, Oldham)
1982/83–1985/86 (Spectrum Arena, Warrington)
1986/87–1989/90 (Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool)
1990/91–1991/92 (International Centre, Bournemouth)
Ranking
1983/84–1991/92
Australian Goldfields OpenAustralian Masters
1979/801987/88
InvitationalAustralia
1979/80–1983/84 (Channel 10 Television Studios, Sydney)
1984/85–1987/88 (Parmatta Club, Sydney)
Hong Kong Open
1989/90
RankingHong Kong (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai)
Australian Open
1994/95–1995/96
Non-rankingAustralia
1994/95–1995/96 (Bentleigh Club, Melbourne)
2011/12–2015/16 (Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo)
Australian Masters
1995/96
Invitational
Australian Goldfields Open
2011/12–2015/16
Ranking
British OpenBritish Gold Cup
1979/80
InvitationalEngland
1979/80–1992/93 (Assembly Rooms, Derby)
1993/94–2000/01 (Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth)
2001/02 (Telewest Arena, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
2002/03 (International Centre, Telford)
2003/04–2004/05 (Brighton Centre, Brighton)
Yamaha Organs Trophy
1980/81
International Masters
1981/82–1983/84
British Open
1984/85–2004/05
Ranking
Northern Ireland TrophyNorthern Ireland Classic
1981/82
InvitationalNorthern Ireland
1981/82 (Ulster Hall, Belfast)
2005/06–2008/09 (Waterfront Hall, Belfast)
Northern Ireland Trophy
2005/06–2008/09
Invitational
2005/06
Ranking
2006/07–2008/09
World OpenProfessional Players Tournament
1982/83–1983/84
RankingEngland
1982/83 (La Reserve International Snooker Club, Birmingham)
1983/84 (Redwood Lodge, Bristol)
1984/85–1993/94 (The Hexagon, Reading)
1994/95 (Assembly Rooms, Derby)
1995/96 (Crowtree Centre, Sunderland)
1996/97–1997/98 (International Centre, Bournemouth)
1998/99–1999/00 (Guild Hall, Preston)
2000/01 (International Centre, Telford)
2001/02–2003/04 (Guild Hall, Preston)
Grand Prix
1984/85–2000/01
LG Cup
2001/02–2003/04
Grand Prix
2004/05–2009/10
RankingEngland
2004/05–2005/06 (Guild Hall, Preston)
Scotland
2006/07–2007/08 (AECC, Aberdeen)
2008/09 (SECC, Glasgow)
2009/10 (Kelvin Hall, Glasgow)
World Open
2010/11–2013/14, 2016/17–2019/20
RankingScotland
2010/11 (SECC, Glasgow)
China
2011/12 (Haikou Stadium, Haikou)
2012/13–2013/14 (International Exhibition Center, Haikou)
2016/17–2018/19 (No.1 Middle School, Yushan)
2019/20 (Yushan Sport Centre, Yushan)
Thailand MastersThailand Masters
1983/84–1986/87
1991/92 (World Series event)
InvitationalThailand
1983/84 (Thai Nippon Stadium, Bangkok)
1984/85–1985/86 (Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok)
1986/87 (Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel, Bangkok)
1991/92 (Bangkok)
Asian Open
1989/90–1992/93
RankingThailand
1989/90 (Channel 12 Studios, Bangkok)
1991/92–1992/93 (Imperial Queens Park Hotel, Bangkok)
China
1990/91 (GDTV, Guangzhou)
Thailand Open
1993/94–1996/97
RankingThailand
1993/94–1994/95 (Imperial Queens Park Hotel, Bangkok)
1995/96 (Montien Riverside Hotel, Bangkok)
1996/97 (Century Park Hotel, Bangkok)
Thailand Masters
1997/98–2002/03
2006/07
Ranking
1997/98–2001/02
Thailand
1997/98 (Imperial Queens Park Hotel, Bangkok)
1998/99 (Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok)
1999/00 (Riverside Montien Hotel, Bangkok)
2000/01–2001/02 (Merchant Court Hotel, Bangkok)
2002/03 (National Stadium, Bangkok)
2006/07 (Grand Hotel, Hua Hin)
Invitational
2002/03
2006/07
Dubai ClassicDubai Masters
1988/89
InvitationalUnited Arab Emirates
1988/89–1994/95 (Al Nasr Stadium, Dubai)
Dubai Classic
1989/90–1994/95
Ranking
Thailand Classic
1995/96
RankingThailand
1995/96 (Novotel, Bangkok)
1996/97 (Riverside Montien Hotel, Bangkok)
Asian Classic
1996/97
Masters Qualifying EventBenson & Hedges Satellite Championship
1990/91–1991/92
Non-rankingScotland (Masters Club, Glasgow)
Benson & Hedges Championship
1992/93–2002/03
Minor-ranking
1992/93
Scotland (Masters Club, Glasgow)
Non-ranking
1993/94–2002/03
Scotland
1993/94 (Masters Club, Glasgow)
1994/95–1996/97 (JP Snooker Centre, Edinburgh)
England
1997/98–2000/01 (Willie Thorne Snooker Club, Malvern)
2001/02–2002/03 (Towers Snooker Club, Mansfield)
Masters Qualifying Event
2003/04
2005/06–2009/10
Non-rankingWales
2003/04, 2005/06 & 2009/10 (Pontin's, Prestatyn)
England
2006/07–2008/09 (English Institute of Sport, Sheffield)
Strachan OpenStrachan Open
1991/92
RankingEngland
1991/92 (Thornbury Leisure Centre, Bristol)
1992/93–1993/94 (Jimmy White Snooker Lodge, Aldershot)
1992/93 (Radion Plaxa Club, Sheffield)
1993/94 (Wille Thorne Snooker Lodge, Leicester)
Strachan Challenge
1992/93–1993/94
Minor-ranking series
1992/93
Non-ranking
1993/94
Malta Grand Prix1994/95–2000/01Invitational
1994/95–1998/99
2000/01
Malta
1994/95 (Jerma Palace Hotel, Marsaskala)
1995/96–1997/98 (Jerma Palace Hotel, Marsaskala)
1998/99 (New Dolmen Hotel, Buġibba)
1999/00–2000/01 (Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta)
Ranking
1999/00
China OpenChina International
1997/98–1998/99
Invitational
1997/98
China
1997/98 (Beijing)
1998/99 (JC Mandarin Hotel, Shanghai)
1999/00 (Beijing University Students' Gymnasium, Beijing)
2000/01 (Mission Hills Resort, Shenzhen)
2001/02 (International Gymnastic Centre, Shanghai)
2004/05 (Haidian Stadium, Beijing)
2005/06–2016/17 (Beijing University Students' Gymnasium)
2017/18–2018/19 (Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing)
Ranking
1998/99
China Open
1999/00–2001/02
2004/05–2018/19
Ranking
Paul Hunter ClassicGrand Prix Fürth
2004/05
Pro–amGermany (Stadthalle, Fürth)
Fürth German Open
2005/06–2006/07
Paul Hunter Classic
2007/08–2019/20
Pro–am
2007/08–2009/10
Minor-ranking
2010/11–2015/16
Ranking
2016/17–2018/19
Non-ranking
2019/20
Shanghai Masters2007/08–2019/20Ranking
2007/08–2017/18
China
2007/08–2017/18 (Shanghai Grand Stage, Shanghai)
2018/19–2019/20 (Regal International East Asia Hotel, Shanghai)
Non-ranking
2018/19–2019/20
Bahrain Championship2008/09RankingBahrain (International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Manama)
Wuxi ClassicJiangsu Classic
2008/09–2009/10
InvitationalChina
2008/09 (Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Nanjing)
2008/09–2010/11 (Wuxi Sports Center, Wuxi)
2011/12–2014/15 (Wuxi City Sports Park Stadium, Wuxi)
Wuxi Classic
2010/11–2014/15
Invitational
2010/11–2011/12
Ranking
2012/13–2014/15
International Championship2012/13–2019/20RankingChina
2012/13 (Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu)
2013/14 (Chengdu Eastern Music Park, Chengdu)
2014/15 (Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu)
2015/16–2019/20 (Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing)
Indian Open2013/14–2014/15, 2016/17–2018/19RankingIndia
2013/14 (Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi)
2014/15 (Grand Hyatt, Mumbai)
2016/17 (HICC Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad)
2017/18 (Hotel Novotel Varun Beach, Vishakhapatnam)
2018/19 (Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, Kochi)
Riga MastersRiga Open
2014/15–2015/16
Minor-rankingLatvia (Arena Riga, Riga)
Riga Masters
2016/17–2019/20
Ranking
China Championship2016/17–2019/20Non-ranking
2016/17
China
2016/17 (Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou)
2017/18 (Guangzhou Sport University, Guangzhou)
2018/19–2019/20 (Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Centre, Guangzhou)
Ranking
2017/18–2019/20

Minor-ranking

This is a list of minor-ranking professional snooker tournaments that no longer form part of the snooker calendar.

Tournament Event Format Location
Players Tour Championship2010/11–2015/16Minor-ranking seriesEngland
2010/11–2012/13 (World Snooker Academy, Sheffield)
2010/11–2013/14 (South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester)
2011/12 (English Institute of Sport, Sheffield)
2013/14 (The Dome Leisure Centre, Doncaster)
Germany
2010/11–2015/16 (Stadthalle, Fürth)
2010/11 (Walter Kobel Sporthalle, Rüsselsheim)
2010/11 (Sparkassen Arena, Hamm)
2011/12–2012/13 (Event Forum, Fürstenfeldbruck)
2013/14–2015/16 (RWE-Sporthalle, Mülheim)
Belgium
2010/11 (Boudewijn Seapark, Bruges)
2011/12–2013/14 (Lotto Arena, Antwerp)
Czech Republic
2010/11 (Aréna Sparta Podvinný Mlýn, Prague)
Poland
2011/12 (Arena Ursynów, Warsaw)
2012/13–2015/16 (Gdynia Sports Arena, Gdynia
Republic of Ireland
2011/12 (Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney)
China
2012/13–2013/14 (Zhangjiagang Sports Centre, Zhangjiagang)
2012/13–2014/15 (Yixing Sports Centre, Yixing)
2012/13–2013/14 (Henan Province Sports Stadium, Zhengzhou)
2013/14 (Dongguan Dongcheng Sports Garden, Dongguan)
2014/15–2015/16 (Haining Sports Centre, Haining)
2014/15 (Xuzhou Sports Centre, Xuzhou)
Bulgaria
2012/13 (Princess Hotel, Sofia)
2013/14–2015/16 (Universiada Hall, Sofia)
Scotland
2012/13 (Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, Ravenscraig)
The Netherlands
2013/14 (Topsport Centrum, Rotterdam)
Latvia
2014/15–2015/16 (Arena Riga, Riga)
Portugal
2014/15 (Casal Vistoso Sports Centre, Lisbon)
Brugge Open2010/11PTCBelgium (Boudewijn Seapark, Bruges)
Russelsheim Cup2010/11PTCGermany (Walter Kobel Sporthalle, Rüsselsheim)
MIUS Cup2010/11PTCEngland (South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester)
Ruhr Championship2010/11PTCGermany (Sparkassen Arena, Hamm)
Prague Classic2010/11PTCCzech Republic (Aréna Sparta Podvinný Mlýn, Prague)
Warsaw Classic2011/12PTCPoland (Arena Ursynów, Warsaw)
Kay Suzanne Memorial CupKay Suzanne Memorial Trophy
2011/12–2012/13
PTCEngland (South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester)
Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup
2013/14
Alex Higgins International Trophy2011/12PTCRepublic of Ireland (Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney)
Antwerp Open2011/12–2013/14PTCBelgium (Lotto Arena, Antwerp)
FFB OpenFFB Snooker Open
2011/12
PTCEngland (World Snooker Academy, Sheffield)
Germany (Event Forum, Fürstenfeldbruck)
FFB Open
2012/13
Bulgarian Open2012/13–2015/16PTCBulgaria
2012/13 (Princess Hotel, Sofia)
2013/14–2015/16 (Universiada Hall, Sofia)
Gdynia Open2012/13–2015/16PTCEngland
2012/13 (World Snooker Academy, Sheffield)
Poland
2012/13–2015/16 (Gdynia Sports Arena, Gdynia)
Yixing Open2013/14–2014/15PTCChina (Yixing Sports Centre, Yixing)
Rotterdam Open2013/14PTCThe Netherlands (Topsport Centrum, Rotterdam)
Bluebell Wood Open2013/14PTCEngland (The Dome Leisure Centre, Doncaster)
Zhangjiagang Open2013/14PTCChina (Zhangjiagang Sports Center, Zhangjiagang)
Zhengzhou Open2013/14PTCChina (Guanhua Grand Hotel, Zhengzhou)
Dongguan Open2013/14PTCChina (Dongguan Dongcheng Sports Garden, Dongguan)
Ruhr Open2013/14–2015/16PTCGermany (RWE-Sporthalle, Mülheim)
Xuzhou Open2014/15PTCChina (Xuzhou Olympic Center, Xuzhou)

Non-ranking

The professional snooker tournaments listed below were non-ranking and invitational events.

Tournament Event Format Location
Welsh Professional Championship1922, 1977 (challenge basis)
1980/81–1990/91
InvitationalWales
1922 (Burroughes & Watts Hall, Cardiff)
1977 (Club Double Diamond, Caerphilly)
1980/81–1983/84 (Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale)
1984/85–1985/86 (Abertillery Leisure Centre, Abertillery)
1986/87–1990/91 (Newport Centre, Newport)
Daily Mail Gold Cup1936–1940InvitationalEngland (Thurston's Hall, London)
Irish Professional Championship1947–1981 (challenge basis)
1981/82–1982/83
1984/85–1988/89
1991/92–1992/93
2005/06–2007/08
InvitationalNorthern Ireland
1947–1971 (various)
1971/72–1979/80, 1984/85 (Ulster Hall, Belfast)
1980/81–1981/82 (Riverside Theatre, Coleraine)
1982/83, 1985/86 (Maysfield Leisure Centre, Belfast)
1986/87–1988/89 (Antrim Forum, Antrim)
Republic of Ireland
1991/92–1992/93 (Jury's Hotel, Cork)
2005/06–2006/07 (Spawell Sport & Leisure Complex, Templeogue)
2007/08 (Red Cow Exhibition Centre, Dublin)
South African Professional Championship1948–1977, 1980–1984 (challenge basis)
1978/79–1979/80
1986/87–1988/89
InvitationalSouth Africa
1948–1984 (various)
1986/87–1988/89 (Summit Club, Johannesburg)
Sunday Empire News Tournament1948InvitationalEngland (Leicester Square Hall, London)
Scottish Professional Championship1949/50–1953/54
1979/80–1988/89
2010/11
InvitationalScotland
1949/50–1951/52 (Nile Rooms, Edinburgh)
1952/53–1953/54 (Union Club, Glasgow)
1979/80–1980/81 (Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum)
1981/82–1982/83 (Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline)
1983/84 (Glasgow University Student's Union, Glasgow
1984/85–1985/86 (Marco's Leisure Centre, Edinburgh)
1986/87 (Steve Davis Club, Glasgow)
1987/88–1988/89 (Marco's Leisure Centre, Edinburgh)
2010/11 (Lucky Break Snooker Club, Clydebank)
Sporting Record Masters' Snooker Tournament1950InvitationalEngland (Leicester Square Hall, London)
News of the World Tournament1950–1959InvitationalEngland
1949/50–1954/55 (Leicester Square Hall, London)
1955/56–1957/58 (various)
1958–1959 (Burroughes Hall, London)
World Professional Match-play Championship 1952–1957 (alternative World Championship)Non-rankingUnited Kingdom (various)
1976/77 (WPBSA event)Non-rankingAustralia (Nunawading Basketball Centre, Melbourne)
Australian Professional Championship1963–1975 (challenge basis)
1975/76–1977/78
1984/85–1988/89
InvitationalAustralia
1963–1975 (various)
1975/76 (Wagga RSL Club, Wagga Wagga)
1976/77 (Dandanong Football Club, Melbourne)
1977/78 (Golden Bowl Sports Centre, Melbourne)
1978/79 (Grafton)
1984/85 (RSL Club, Dubbo)
1985/86 (Orange RSL, Sydney)
1986/87 (Wooloongong, Sydney)
1987/88 (Lakemba Club, Sydney)
1988/89 (Roots Hill Retired Soldiers Club, Sydney)
Willie Smith Trophy1968InvitationalEngland (Queen's Hall, Leeds)
Pot Black1968/69–1985/86
1991/92–1993/94
2005/06–2007/08
InvitationalEngland
1968/69–1971/72 (BBC Studios, Birmingham)
1972/73–1985/86 (Pebble Mill Studios, Birmingham)
1991/92 (Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent)
1992/93 (Norbreck Hydro, Blackpool)
1993/94 (Pebble Mill Studios, Birmingham)
2005/06–2006/07 (Royal Automobile Club, London)
2007/08 (Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield)
Stratford Professional1970/71–1972/73InvitationalEngland
1970/71 (Stratford-upon-Avon)
1971/72 (Wilmcote Working Men's Club, Wilmcote)
1972/73 (Wootton Wawen Social Club, Wootton Wawen)
Park Drive 20001970/71–1972/73InvitationalEngland (various)
Men of the Midlands1972/73–1973/74InvitationalEngland (various)
Norwich Union Open1973/74–1974/75InvitationalEngland (Piccadilly Hotel, London)
Pontins Professional1973/74–1999/00InvitationalWales (Pontins, Prestatyn)
World Masters1974/75InvitationalAustralia (Victorian Club, South Yarra)
Watney Open1974/75InvitationalEngland (Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds)
Canadian Club Masters1975/76InvitationalEngland (Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds)
Dry Blackthorn Cup1977/78InvitationalEngland (Wembley Conference Centre, London)
Golden Masters1977/78–1978/79InvitationalNorthern Ireland (Queen's Hall, Newtownards)
Holsten Lager International1978/79InvitationalEngland (Fulcrum Centre, Slough)
Forward Chemicals Tournament1978/79InvitationalEngland Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester)
Bombay International1978/79–1979/80InvitationalIndia (Bombay Gymkhana, Bombay)
Tolly Cobbold Classic1978/79–1983/84InvitationalEngland (Corn Exchange, Ipswich)
Limosin International1979/80InvitationalSouth Africa (Good Hope Centre, Cape Town)
Kronenbrau 1308 Classic1979/80InvitationalSouth Africa (Johannesburg)
Padmore Super Crystalate International1979/80InvitationalEngland (Great Baths, West Bromwich)
Pontins Camber Sands1979/80InvitationalEngland (Camber Sands Holiday Village, Rye)
Canadian Professional Championship1980/81
1983/84–1988/89
InvitationalCanada (Various, Toronto)
English Professional Championship1980/81
1984/85–1988/89
InvitationalEngland
1980/81 (Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Birmingham)
1984/85–1987/88 (Corn Exchange, Ipswich)
1988/89 (Redwood Lodge, Bristol)
Scottish Masters1981/82–1987/88
1989/90–2002/03
InvitationalScotland
1981/82 (Kelvin Hall, Glasgow)
1982/83 (Holiday Inn, Glasgow)
1983/84 (Skean Dhu Hotel, Glasgow)
1984/85–1987/88 (Hospitality Inn, Glasgow)
1989/90 (SECC, Glasgow)
1990/91–2000/01 (Civic Centre, Motherwell)
2001/02–2002/03 (Thistle Hotel, Glasgow)
Highland Masters1981/82InvitationalScotland (Eden Court Theatre, Inverness)
Bass and Golden Leisure Classic1981/82Non-rankingEngland (Golden Leisure Snooker Centre, Liverpool)
World Doubles Championship1982/83–1987/88Non-rankingEngland
1982/83 (Crystal Palace National Recreation Centre)
1983/84–1987/88 (Derngate, Northampton)
Pontins Brean Sands1982/83InvitationalEngland (Sands Holiday Village, Burnham-on-Sea)
Hong Kong MastersHong Kong Masters
1983/84–1987/88
2017/18
InvitationalHong Kong
1983/84–1987/88 (Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Wan Chai)
1990/91–1991/92 (Hong Kong Hilton, Central
2017/18 (Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Wan Chai)
Hong Kong Challenge
1990/91–1991/92
Premier League SnookerProfessional Snooker League
1983/84
InvitationalUnited Kingdom (various)
Matchroom League
1986/87–1991/92
European League
1992/93–1996/97
Premier League Snooker
1997/98–2012/13
Invitational
1997/98–2012/13
2011/12 (alternative rules)
International League
1989/90 (international edition)
InvitationalEurope (various)
New Zealand Masters1984/85–1989/90Non-rankingNew Zealand
1984/85 (Kingsgate Convention Centre, Auckland)
1988/89–1989/90 (New Zealand Parliament, Wellington)
Costa Del Sol Classic1984/85Non-rankingSpain (Golden Leisure Snooker Centre, Fuengirola)
Singapore Masters1984/85–1985/86InvitationalSingapore
Malaysian Masters1984/85
1986/87
1995/96
InvitationalMalaysia
1984/85 (Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur)
1986/87 (Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur)
Fosters ProfessionalCarlsberg Challenge
1984/85–1986/87
InvitationalRepublic of Ireland (RTÉ Studios, Dublin)
Carling Challenge
1987/88
Fosters Professional
1988/89
Kit Kat Break for World Champions1985/86Non-rankingEngland (East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham)
Belgian Classic1985/86InvitationalBelgium (Ostend Casino, Ostend)
China Masters1985/86–1986/87
1995/96
InvitationalChina
1985/86 (White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou)
1986/87 (Shanghai)
Matchroom Professional Championship1986/87–1988/89InvitationalEngland (Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-sea)
Kent CupKent Cup
1986/87–1987/88
1989/90–1990/91
InvitationalChina
1986/87–1987/88 (Beijing Indoor Stadium, Beijing)
1989/90–1990/91 (Yuetan Gymnasium, Beijing)
1992/93 (Hiadian Stadium, Beijing)
Kent Classic
1992/93
World Series of SnookerWorld Series
1987/88 (Matchroom event)
1990/91–1992/93 (Matchroom event)
InvitationalInternational (various)
World Series of Snooker
2008/09–2009/10 (FSTC Sports Management event)
Pro–amEurope (various)
Tokyo Masters1987/88InvitationalJapan (Tokyo)
Norwich Union Grand Prix1988/89–1990/91InvitationalEurope
1988/89 (various)
Monaco
1988/89–1990/91 (Monte Carlo)
London Masters1988/89–1990/91InvitationalEngland (Café Royal, London)
World Matchplay1988/89–1992/93 (Matchroom event)InvitationalEngland
1988/89–1990/91 (Brentwood Centre, Brentwood)
1991/92–1992/93 (The Dome Leisure Centre, Doncaster)
Hong Kong Gold Cup1989/90InvitationalHong Kong (Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Wan Chai)
Belgian Masters1990/91–1992/93
1995/96
InvitationalBelgium
Centenary Challenge1990/91InvitationalUnited Kingdom
(Civic Centre, Aylesbury)
(AECC, Aberdeen)
(Cafe Royal, London)
European Grand Masters1990/91InvitationalMonaco (Monte Carlo)
World Masters1990/91Non-ranking
Men/Ladies/Junior
England (National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham)
European Masters League1990/91InvitationalEurope (various)
European Challenge1991/92–1993/94InvitationalBelgium
1991/92–1992/93 (European Sports & Business Centre, Waregem)
France
1993/94 (Epernay)
Indian Challenge1991/92InvitationalIndia (Taj Palace Intercontinental Hotel, Delhi)
Belgian Challenge1991/92InvitationalBelgium (Matchroom Schijnpoort, Antwerp)
King's Cup1991/92–1994/95InvitationalThailand (Bangkok)
Indian Masters1992/93InvitationalIndia (Delhi)
Nescafe Extra Challenge1992/93InvitationalThailand (Bangkok)
Merseyside Professional Championship1993/94–2004/05Non-rankingEngland
1993/94–1998/99 (Liverpool Billiards & Snooker Club, Liverpool)
1999/00–2004/05 (George Scott Snooker Club, Liverpool)
Top Rank Classic1994/95InvitationalThailand (Hat Yai)
Champions CupCharity Challenge
1994/95–1998/99
InvitationalEngland
1994/95–1996/97 (International Convention Centre, Birmingham
1997/98–1998/99 (Assembly Rooms, Derby)
1999/00 (Fairfield Halls, Croydon)
2000/01–2001/02 (Brighton Centre, Brighton)
Champions Cup
1999/00–2001/02
Red & White Challenge1995/96InvitationalPakistan (Islamabad)
Guangzhou Masters1995/96InvitationalChina (Guangzhou)
Finnish Masters1995/96InvitationalFinland
Pakistan Masters1995/96InvitationalPakistan
Malta Masters1995/96InvitationalMalta (Jerma Palace Hotel, Marsaskala)
Poland Masters1995/96InvitationalPoland
Superstar International1997/98InvitationalChina (Guangdong Hotel, Guangzhou)
Super Challenge1998/99InvitationalChina (Guangzhou)
Champions Super League1998/99InvitationalChina (Shenyang, Xi'an, Beijing)
Nations Cup1998/99–2000/01InvitationalEngland
1998/99 (Telewest Arena, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
1999/00–2000/01 (The Hexagon, Reading)
Millennium Cup1999/00InvitationalHong Kong (Regent Hotel, Kowloon)
World Seniors Masters1999/00InvitationalEngland (Royal Automobile Club, London)
Irish Open2002/03InvitationalNorthern Ireland (Millennium Forum, Derry)
Euro-Asia Masters Challenge2003/04, 2007/08InvitationalHong Kong
2003/04, 2007/08 (HKCEC, Wan Chai)
Thailand
2003/04 (Merchant Court Hotel, Bangkok)
World Champions v Asia Stars Challenge2004/05InvitationalThailand (BEC-Tero Hotel, Bangkok)
Warsaw Snooker Tour2007/08InvitationalPoland (Torwar Hall, Warsaw)
Irish Classic2007/08–2011/12InvitationalRepublic of Ireland
2007/08 (Raphael's Snooker Club, Dublin)
2008/09–2010/11 (Celbridge Snooker Club, Kildare)
Huangshan Cup2007/08InvitationalChina (Anhui Sports Bureau, Hefei)
Legends of Snooker2009/10InvitationalScotland (Rothes Hall, Glenrothes)
Beijing International Challenge2009/10–2010/11InvitationalChina (Beijing University Students' Gymnasium, Beijing)
Pro Challenge Series2009/10Non-RankingEngland
(Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds)
(Pontins, Prestatyn)
(Willie Thorne Snooker Centre, Leicester)
George Scott Snooker Club, Liverpool)
Hainan Classic2010/11InvitationalChina (Boao Conference Center, Boao)
Brazil Masters2011/12InvitationalBrazil (Costão do Santinho Resort, Florianópolis)
General CupGeneral Cup International
2004/05
2009/10
2011/12
InvitationalHong Kong (General Snooker Club, Kwun Tong)
General Cup
2012/13–2015/16
CVB Challenge2017/18InvitationalChina (Nanshan Culture & Sports Centre, Shenzhen)
Seniors Irish Masters2017/18–2018/19InvitationalRepublic of Ireland (Goffs, Kill)
Romanian Masters2017/18InvitationalRomania (Metropolitan Circus, Bucharest)
Seniors Masters2017/18–2018/19InvitationalEngland (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield)

Pro-am

Tournament Event Format Location
Pontins OpenSpring Open
1973/74–2010/11
Pro–amWales (Pontin's, Prestatyn)
Autumn Open
1981/82–2009/10
World Series
2006/07–2009/10
Dutch Open1987/88–1989/90
1992/93
2004/05–2012/13
Pro–amThe Netherlands
1987/88 (Ahoy Stadium, Rotterdam)
1988/89 (Veronica TV Building, Hilversum)
1989/90 (Lijnbaan Snooker Centre, Rotterdam)
1992/93 (Het Turfschip, Breda)
2004/05–2012/13 (Snookercentrum De Dieze, Den Bosch)
Austrian Open1992/93–1997/98
1999/00–2001/02
2005/06–2008/09
2010/11, 2012/13
Pro–amAustria (BRP-Hall, Wels)
Asian Games1998/99–2010/11Pro–amThailand
1998 (Land Sports Complex, Bangkok)
South Korea
2002 (Dongju College Gymnasium, Busan
Qatar
2006 (Al-Sadd Multi-Purpose Hall, Doha)
China
2010 (Asian Games Town Gymnasium, Guangzhou)
Swiss Open2003/04–2007/08Pro–amSwitzerland (Billard Center Im Funken, Zofingen)
Belgian Open2008/09, 2017/18Pro–amBelgium
2008/09 (Sportcentrum De Pollepel, Duffel)
2017/18 (Snooker Club Arena, Ghent)
3 Kings Open2009/10–2019/20Pro–amAustria (Patrick's Canadian Tavern, Rankweil)
Finnish Snooker Challenge2009/10Pro–amFinland (Sports Club Turku, Turku)
Pink Ribbon2010/11–2019/20Pro–amEngland (The Capital Venue, Gloucester)
Vienna Snooker Open2010/11, 2012/13–2019/20Pro–amAustria (15 Reds Köö Wien Snooker Club, Vienna)
Singapore Open2016/17Pro–amSingapore (Lagoon Billiard, Toa Payoh)
Italian Open2016/17Pro–amItaly (Sala Torre, Bolzano)
Golden Q Cup2018/19Pro–amRomania (Golden Q Snooker Club, Baia Mare)

Secondary professional tour

Tournament Event Format Location
Challenge TourWPBSA Minor Tour
1994/95
Non-rankingGlobal (various)
UK Tour
1997/98–1999/00
Challenge Tour
2000/01–2004/05
2018/19–2019/20
Non-ranking
2000/01–2004/05
Amateur
2018/19–2019/20
International Open SeriesOpen Tour
2001/02–2003/04
Non-ranking
2001/02
United Kingdom (various)
Pro–am
2002/03
Amateur
2003/04
International Open Series
2005/06–2009/10
AmateurWales (Pontin's, Prestatyn)

Alternative forms of snooker

Tournament Event Format Location
News of the World Snooker Plus Tournament1959InvitationalEngland (Burroughes Hall, London)
Tenball1994/95InvitationalEngland (Methodist Church Hall, London)
Six-red World ChampionshipSix-red Snooker International
2008/09
InvitationalThailand
2008/09–2014/15 (Montien Riverside Hotel, Bangkok)
2015/16 (Fashion Island Shopping Mall, Bangkok
2016/17–2019/20 (Bangkok Convention Center, Bangkok)
Six-red World Grand Prix
2009/10
Six-red World Championship
2010/11
2012/13–2019/20
888sport Six-red World Championship2009/10InvitationalRepublic of Ireland (Killarney, Republic of Ireland)
Power Snooker2010/112011/12InvitationalEngland
2010/2011 (The O2, London)
2011/2012 (Trafford Centre, Manchester)
Macau Masters2018/19InvitationalMacau (JW Marriott Hotel)
Seniors 6-Red World Championship2018/19Non-RankingNorthern Ireland Waterfront Hall, Belfast

See also


References