Keywords of the 2019 World Snooker China Open: status, gold content, excitement
Xingpai Group’s 2019 WorldChina will be held at the Beijing National Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium from April 1-7, 2019. This competition created a number of 7 firsts and uniques in the professional rankings:-China has the highest status; China has the longest history; the only event in the world named after “China”; China’s first total prize money exceeds one million British pounds, the championship prize of 225,000 pounds; the second major event in the world, the first major event in China; the first to adopt the 11 finals competition system; the venue is in the National Olympic Sports Center. The author analyzes this competition from three levels of status, gold content, and excitement, hoping to give you room for imagination.
Status: Open the first of China’s professional ranking competitions
The China Open is the last ranking competition before the 2018-2019 Snooker World Championships. Determining the seed position of the World Championships has always been one of the highlights of the China Open. The special status makes it highly valued by the world’s top snooker players.
It is understood that the World Snooker China Open is the highest ranked snooker professional ranking tournament in China with the longest history, and it is also the only tournament named after “China” in the world. The predecessor of the World Snooker China Open was the Thailand Classic held in Bangkok, Thailand in the 1995/96 season. In 1999, the event was renamed the China International Championship and landed in China for the first time. In 2000, it was renamed the “China Open.”
As the only professional ranking tournament in Asia, except for the 1997/98 season, this tournament has been a professional snooker ranking tournament from 1995/96 to 2001/02. In the 2004/05 season, the final stage of the China Open was held in Beijing Haidian Stadium from March 26 to April 3, 2005. As a result, the Chinese “prodigy” and 18-year-old Ding Junhui defeated Aber all the way with a wild card. Dun, Fu Jiajun, Ken Dahti and other world-famous players, and won the championship by 9 to 5 in the final 7 times World Championship winner Stephen Hendry won the championship, and the Chinese player won the championship for the first time in the Snooker Professional Ranking Tournament. .
: the second largest event in the world with a million pounds
Xingpai Group’s 2019 World Snooker China Open has a total prize money of over £1 million and a championship prize of £225,000, surpassing the British Championships and becoming the highest prize money event in China. It is also the second prize money of over one million pounds after the World Championships. The gold content of the event has been greatly improved!
The event titled Fangxing Brand Group is the world’s number one brand in the billiard industry. It has been at the forefront of the industry in terms of product manufacturing, talent training, star brokerage, event operation, and ecosystem creation. At the same time, Xingpai Group relies on the development of diversified industries to feed back billiards without losing the style of being the industry leader.
Wonderfulness: the ultimate experience of venues, competition system, and players
The excitement of the snooker event is inseparable from the venue, competition system and players. Starting in 2018, the venues for the China Open have been officially moved to the Beijing National Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, which will comprehensively improve venue capacity, venue professionalism, lighting, ventilation, transportation, and supporting facilities, and provide a more comfortable environment for participating players and spectators .
The China Open has become the first international-level event to adopt the latest world snooker format. From the first round to the quarter-finals, the China Open will use 11 games with 6 wins, and the semi-finals will use 19 games with 10 wins. The competition system (two semi-finals will be held in two stages at the same time on Saturday). The finals adopts a 21-round 11-win competition system. It is the world’s first finals with 11 wins, which will further enhance the viewing of the event. In the 2018 World Snooker China Open, there was a 2-shot 147, setting a record for this event.
It is understood that there are 72 players participating in the 2019 World Snooker China Open. Among the top 16 players, Selby, Ding Junhui, Williams, Higgins, Trump, Wilson, Robertson and other high-ranking players all participated. Ding Junhui Qualifiers for, Xiao Guodong, Mark Williams and Selby will be held on the first day of the race. The defending champion of this year’s China Open is Selby. He has won 3 championships in the past 4 competitions, winning consecutive championships last year and the year before.
The race is long-lasting, and “China” will be passed on forever. I hope Xingpai Group’s 2019 World Snooker China Open can bring imagination, excitement and aftertaste to players, fans and more.