Scottish Open Snooker Tickets
Scottish Open Snooker: Glasgow hosts one of snooker's top events
First held over 35 years ago, The Scottish Open is one of the top ranking events in the snooker calendar. Now part of the new Home Nations Series – along with the English Open (the Steve Davis Trophy); the Northern Ireland Open (the Alex Higgins Trophy) and the Welsh Open (the Ray Reardon Trophy) – the tournament cup was named the Stephen Hendry Trophy in 2016 to honour the seven-time world champion.
Since replacing the International Open in 1998, Stephen Hendry is the only Scotsman to have won the Scottish Open under its current name; taking the title in 1999 after thrashing fellow Scot Graeme Dott 9-1 in the final. Hendry also won the title in 1993 and 1997 under the International Open banner, with compatriot John Higgins also winning it twice; taking back-to-back titles in 1995 and 1996. Steve Davis is the tournament's most prolific winner (six titles from eight finals) with other winners including Ronnie O'Sullivan (two titles) and, most recently, Marco Fu and Neil Robertson.
The third Home Nations Series event of the snooker calendar, there is a bonus of £1,000,000 for any player who manages to win all four events in the same season. Buy Scottish Open snooker tickets now at StubHub and see the sport's top players live.
Scottish Open Snooker: one of four Home Nations Series events
Beginning in 1981 as the International Open at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, the then World Champion Steve Davis won the inaugural event after whitewashing Northern Ireland's Dennis Taylor 9-0 in the final. Bolton's Tony Knowles took the title the following year, before the event was moved to Newcastle and Davis won two more back-to-back titles in 1983 and 1984. Canadian Cliff Thorburn appeared in the next three finals (winning one) as the event was moved again, this time to Stoke-on-Trent. Thorburn beat Jimmy White 12-10 in 1985, but lost to Neal Foulds 12-9 in 1986. He reached the final for a third consecutive season in 1987, but lost to Steve Davis; who appeared in the next four finals (winning three).
Scottish players dominated the tournament from 1993 to 1997 as Stephen Hendry and John Higgins shared four of the next five titles. Yet just as the event was moved to Aberdeen and renamed the Scottish Open, the fortunes of Scotland's professionals began to change. Ronnie O'Sullivan took the inaugural title in 1998 – defeating John Higgins 9-5 – and, although Stephen Hendry won the event in 1999, a Scot has failed to lift the title since.
The current champion is Australian Neil Robertson, who came from five frames behind to beat Chinese player Cao Yupeng 9-8 in the final and lift the Stephen Hendry Trophy. Who will be crowned champion in 2018? Buy Scottish Open snooker tickets at StubHub and find out live.
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