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BetVictor Northern Ireland Open Quiz – Answers

Yesterday we asked you 15 questions all about the BetVictor Northern Ireland Open, here are the answers. Let us know how you got on via @WeAreWST on Twitter.

  1. Mark King won the inaugural Northern Ireland Open in 2016. Can you name the venue? – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast
  2. Who did King defeat in the 2016 semi-finals? – Kyren Wilson
  3. Remarkably Judd Trump has beaten Ronnie O’Sullivan in the last three finals with the same scoreline on each occasion. What was the score? – 9-7
  4. Who did Mark Williams beat in the 2017 final? – Yan Bingtao
  5. What was the score in that 2017 final? – 9-8
  6. Name the current venue of the Northern Ireland Open. – Waterfront Hall, Belfast
  7. Northern Irish Under-21 champion Christopher Clifford was given a wildcard to this year’s event. Clifford is a top amateur player, but what is his day job? – He makes aluminium window frames
  8. Who is the other wildcard from Northern Ireland this year? – Robert McCullough (Robbie McGuigan withdrew today so we’ll accept him!)
  9. Northern Irish number one Mark Allen’s best run in the event saw him reach the quarter-finals in 2016. Who put him out that year? – Anthony Hamilton
  10. Who is the Northern Ireland Open trophy named after? – Alex Higgins
  11. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, last year’s event was held outside of Northern Ireland. What was the venue? – Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
  12. Which English player reached his first ever ranking event semi-final in Belfast in 2017? – Elliot Slessor
  13. Who did Judd Trump beat in last year’s semi-finals? – David Grace
  14. Which player made the first maximum break in Northern Ireland Open history in 2016? – John Higgins
  15. Who will World Champion and world number one Mark Selby face in the opening round next week? – Mark Lloyd

Tickets remain available for this next week’s event in Belfast, which runs from October 9th to 17th. You can witness the best players on the planet for as little as £7. Click here to book now.