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Big Quiz Of The British Open – Answers

John Higgins with the trophy in 2004.

Yesterday we asked you 15 teasers about the British Open, which is returning to the World Snooker Tour calendar after 17 years away.

If you haven’t yet taken the quiz, see yesterday’s questions by clicking here. If you want to find out how you got on, answers are below.

  1. Which venue hosted the British Open between the years of 1985 and 1993? – Assembly Rooms, Derby
  2. Which Thai legend lost three consecutive finals between 1992 and 1994? – James Wattana 
  3. John Higgins won the most recent British Open in 2004, but who did he beat by a 9-6 scoreline in the final? – Stephen Maguire
  4. Name the Canadian who claimed the title in 1990 by beating Alex Higgins 10-8 in the final. – Bob Chaperon
  5. Scotland’s John Higgins and Stephen Hendry are tied for the record of most British Open titles. How many have they each won? – Four
  6. There were two British Opens held in 1999, who won the second of them? – Stephen Hendry
  7. Two players seeking a maiden ranking title battled it out in the first 1999 final. Who were they and who won? – Fergal O’Brien beat Anthony Hamilton
  8. Nigel Bond won the only ranking title of his career so far at the 1996 event by beating John Higgins in the final. What was the score? – 9-8
  9. Where was the British Open held in 2003 and 2004? – Brighton Centre, Brighton
  10. Paul Hunter won the last of his three ranking titles in 2002. Who did he beat in the final? – Ian McCulloch
  11. Graeme Dott made the only 147 break of his career so far at the British Open. Can you name the year? – 1999
  12. Who did Tony Meo beat in the 1989 final to secure the only ranking title of his career? – Dean Reynolds
  13. How old was Stephen Hendry when he clinched the 35th of his 36 career ranking titles by winning the 2003 British Open? – 34
  14. How many times has Ronnie O’Sullivan won the British Open? – Once
  15. Who did Jimmy White lose to in the 2000 final? – Peter Ebdon

Tickets for the British Open, which runs from August 16 to 22 at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, are now available. Secure your chance to witness some of the best players on the planet for as little as £5. Click here to buy now.