2019 China Open snooker Odds
Who wins the 2019 China Open (snooker)?
The China Open is one of the highlights of the annual calendar of snooker events and the 2019 China Open is set to attract more viewers than ever before. As fans will know the standard of play has exploded in recent years as the number of competitions open to professionals of the game means that they rarely stop playing completely during the year. It’s also a great way to see who is in good form and looking confident for the months ahead and the all important World Championship title. The increased standard of play has made century breaks and the coveted 147 a lot more common and since odds on these breaks occurring in frames are still favourable this adds another level of excitement to the competition for fans as well as the burning question of who will be the winner.
The competition is currently dominated by European players with the current title holder Mark Selby taking the trophy and the prize money for the second time. Interest in the competition increased astronomically in China when it was won by the then eighteen year old Ding Junhui in 2005, the same year he won the UK Championship!
This ranking event has all the big names that fans, on an increasingly international level, love to watch. Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Barry Hawkins and Neil Robertson have all been headliners in recent years. As well as the established stars of snooker there have been exciting breakthroughs from unexpected lower ranking players challenging the seeded elites. Sunny Akani only made the last 128 in the 2017 China Open but thrashed Barry Hawkins in the 2017 UK Championship and gave Ronnie (The Rocket) O’Sullivan a very good run for his money before being defeated in an achingly close 6-5. This championship also saw Scott Donaldson (seeded 65) beat world number one Mark Selby before the event had even got fully underway. All this goes to show that the world of snooker has never been so exciting with players pushing the limits of what can be achieved and competition being closer than ever before.
The 2019 China open will have everything snooker fans expect; big names, budding talent breaking through the ranks, solid professional game-play and some exhibition style flair thrown in. The much talked about one million pound total prize money for this event adds to the glamour and buoys up the already sky rocking profile of the event. The winner of this world ranking event will net an impressive £225,000, so all the players come prepared to do battle for the cash prizes and to establish their confidence for upcoming competitions.
The China Open can be considered the jewel in the crown of international snooker. Snooker’s 2019 China Open will be a world class event that cannot be missed by anyone with an interest in the game. For anyone who has so far managed to avoid being bitten by the snooker bug the 2019 China Open is a great opportunity to join the thousands of new fans drawn in by snooker’s new found shining light.