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World Snooker: The season so far

24 Nov | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
World Snooker: The season so far

A complete round-up of the 2015/16 campaign prior to this year's UK Championship, taking place in York from 24 November to 6 December

Australian Goldfields Open

Date: 29 June – 5 July

Location: Bendigo Stadium, Victoria, Australia

Winner: John Higgins (beating Martin Gould 9-8 in the final)

Prize money: A$75,000

Did you know? The tournament was first staged in 2011 and is part of World Snooker’s aim to spread snooker across the globe.

Riga Open

Date: 25 July – 2 August

Location: Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia

Winner: Barry Hawkins (beating Tom Ford 4-1 in the final)

Prize money: €25,000

Did you know? First held in 2014, the tournament was Latvia’s first ever professional snooker event.

Paul Hunter ClassicCarterDate: 26 August – 30 August

Location: Stadthalle, Furth, Germany

Winner: Ali Carter (beating Shaun Murphy 4-3 in the final)

Prize money: €25,000

Did you know? The title was Carter’s first since beating lung cancer in December 2014.

Six Red World Championship

Date: 7 September – 12 September

Location: Fashion Island Shopping Mall, Bangkok, Thailand

Winner: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (beating Liang Wenbo 8-2 in the final)

Prize money: 2,500,000 TBH

Did you know? Un-Nooh delighted fans in Bangkok by claiming his first professional title on home soil.

Shanghai MastersWilsonDate: 14 September – 20 September

Location: Grand Stage, Shanghai, China

Winner: Kyren Wilson (beating Judd Trump 10-9 in the final)

Prize money: £85,000

Did you know? Qualifier Wilson had never previously been beyond the quarter-finals of a ranking event.

Ruhr OpenMcLeodDate: 7 October – 11 October

Location: RWE Sportshalle, Mulheim, Germany

Winner: Rory McLeod (beating Tian Pengfei 4-2 in the final)

Prize money: €25,000

Did you know? McCleod, snooker’s only black professional, won a title carrying ranking points for the first time.

Haining OpenHainingDate: 19 October – 23 October

Location: Haining Sports Centre, Haining, China

Winner: Ding Junhui (beating Ricky Walden 4-3 in the final)

Prize money: £13,500

Did you know? The title was Ding’s – the 2005 UK Championship winner – first for 16 months.

International ChampionshipHigginsDate: 25 October – 1 November

Location: Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China

Winner: John Higgins (beating David Gilbert 10-5 in the final)

Prize money: £125,000

Did you know? The win was the 28th ranking title of Higgins’ career – matching the tally of Steve Davis.

Bulgarian Open

Date: 4 November – 8 November

Location: Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

Winner: Mark Allen (beating Ryan Day 4-0 in the final)

Prize money: €25,000

Did you know? The title was Allen’s first for 15 months and first since he reunited with coach and mentor Terry Griffiths.

Champion of ChampionsRobertsonDate: 10 November – 15 November

Location: Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England

Winner: Neil Robertson (beating Mark Allen 10-5 in the final)

Prize money: £100,000

Did you know? Held in 1978 and 1980, the tournament was revived in 2013 and features winners of World Snooker events from the preceding 12 months.

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