It is with regret that we must announce that the decision has been taken to postpone the upcoming Indian Open in Kochi due to the flooding in the Kerala region.
We are heartbroken to hear of the loss of life and suffering in the area and our thoughts are with the people of India at this difficult time.
The tournament was due to take place from September 18th-22nd. However, the event will now go ahead at a later date and we are looking forward to travelling to the region in the near future. Further details on the re-scheduling will be released in due course.
The Indian Open has become a firm fixture on the World Snooker Tour calendar since Ding Junhui’s victory at the inaugural running of the event in 2013. Last year 30-time ranking event winner John Higgins became the fourth player to take home the title.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “The World Snooker Tour is fortunate to be able to visit Incredible India each year for this fantastic event. Everyone at World Snooker and the WPBSA has been devastated to hear about the horrendous flooding. There is no doubt in our mind that we will take our sport to this region at a more appropriate time in support of the people of Kerala.”