The British Open will return to the World Snooker Tour for the first time in 17 years when it takes place in August at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.
It will be the second world ranking event of the 2021/22 season and will run from August 16 to 22. All 128 tour players will compete in the event, with further details including ticket information to be announced in due course.
It will be the first snooker event of the 2021/22 season to welcome a crowd. Snooker has led the sporting world in the post-lockdown return of live audiences.
The British Open, to be televised live by ITV as well as a range of broadcasters outside the UK, will feature 128 of the world’s best players battling for the trophy. Previously, The British Open was ever present on the calendar from 1985 to 2004 and has been won by great names including Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Williams, Paul Hunter and John Higgins.
A strong field is expected for the tournament in August, which will see snooker fans welcomed to the Morningside Arena in Leicester for the first time.
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