World Snooker Tour announce ‘British Open’ comeback

The British Open will return to the World Snooker Tour for the first time in 17 years later this year, it has been announced.

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 the host venue and broadcasters to be announced in due course.

WST Chairman Steve Dawson said: “We continue to work towards building a full calendar for the 2021/22 season and the schedule is gradually taking shape.

“We are delighted to bring back the British Open which has a fantastic history and has been won by many of the greats including Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Williams, Paul Hunter and John Higgins.

“Planning for the tournament is now in progress with the intention to restore its position as a prestigious event on the calendar.”

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