Snooker this month: October – SnookerHQ

Let’s see what snooker there may be to sit up for this month, with extra motion on the baize to be loved in October.

There has already been one rating occasion winner this month, with Ryan Day sealing his fourth profession success in a 10-7 defeat of Mark Allen to say the British Open title in Milton Keynes.

Let’s see what else is occurring quickly.

Hong Kong Masters

October 6-9

The Hong Kong Masters returns to the calendar for the primary time since 2017 later this week.

Eight gamers have been invited to participate within the profitable non-ranking event wherein the primary prize is £100,000.

Hong Kong stars Marco Fu and Ng On Yee will likely be joined by Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, John Higgins, and Zhao Xintong.

An enormous crowd is predicted on the Hong Kong Coliseum, which can hopefully result in probably the greatest atmospheres of the season.

It’s additionally an necessary second for the game typically, because it marks the primary time since earlier than the pandemic {that a} skilled occasion will likely be staged in Asia.

Northern Eire Open

October 16-23

Every week later it’s the primary occasion of this season’s Residence Nations sequence, with the gamers heading to Belfast for the Northern Eire Open.

A number of matches within the first spherical have already been performed, however the high 16 seeds have had their encounters held over to the primary venue.

Mark Allen is the defending champion and all the normal contenders are anticipated to be concerned, though Ryan Day is already out after dropping his preliminary fixture in August.

Champion of Champions

October 31 – November 6

Technically extra of a November snooker occasion, the Champion of Champions does really begin this month on the final day of October.

As soon as once more all the massive event winners from the final 12 months will likely be participating, together with world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and Masters winner Neil Robertson.

Judd Trump is the reigning champion and there are nonetheless two spots up for grabs with the Hong Kong Masters and the Northern Eire Open previous the distinguished invitational.

What else?

The Scottish Open qualifiers happen from October 9-14 whereas the English Open preliminary levels will likely be held from October 25-30.

Novice snooker continues with Q Tour 3 from October 14-16, whereas the inaugural 900 sequence is ongoing with weekly competitions from Monday to Wednesday on SportyStuffTV.

Lastly, the Scottish Girls’s Open takes place from October 22-23, with Jamie Hunter having already gained the Australian Girls’s Open in October.

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