Snooker China tournament prize money greatly increased, champion can get 225,000 pounds
According to the WorldWeChat public account, the four-year new contract signed by World Snooker, Xingpai Group and Beijing Fuhua Tourism and Culture Development Co., Ltd., this season’s China Open will be the only one besides the World Championships An event with a prize level of millions of pounds.
The 2018 China Open will be held from April 1st to 8th, with a total prize money of 1 million pounds. This almost doubled the total prize money last year. In 2017, the total prize money of the China Open was 510,000 pounds, and the championship prize was 85,000 pounds. This year’s China Open will provide a championshipof up to 225,000 pounds, second only to the world championship champion of 425,000 pounds, becoming the second highest championship bonus in the snooker season.
In addition, the competition system of the China Open has also been partially changed. The finals have changed from the previous 19-round 10-win system to 21-round 11-win system. The event will be broadcast to fans all over the world through China Central Television, Eurosports and many other media.
In 2005, the event began to be held in Beijing for a long time. In this year, 18-year-old Ding Junhui defeated “Billiard Emperor” Stephen Hendry to win his first ranking tournament championship trophy, bringing snooker to thousands of households in China. In addition, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson and world number one Mark Selby all won here.
Barry Hearn, President of World Snooker, said: “We are very happy to cooperate with Xingpai and Beijing Fuhua for the first time. We believe that we will see a truly spectacular and magnificent event. We have cooperated with Xingpai for many years. It has taken our sport to a more dimensional level and has been our loyal and friendly partner for the past ten years.”
“This is a very important official announcement, which means that we have built the China Open into the flagship event of Snooker in Asia. Think about it at the beginning of its establishment in 2005. The total prize money of our event was only 200,000 pounds. The bonus is only 30,000 pounds. Looking at the present, this shows the development achievements of snooker in China in the past 13 years.”
“This will be an extremely important event for the players. The bonus level is not available in the previous regular ranking tournaments. Fans can also ensure that they will enjoy a wonderful audiovisual feast in the next four years. Looking forward to the next and the stars. , In-depth cooperation with Beijing Fuhua!”