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New Quiz: Players Championship Event Winners

It’s been a pleasant few weeks off from the baize but the return is imminent with the Riga Open taking place in Latvia next week.

HINT: This man has won 6! - photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.
HINT: This man has won 6! – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

The Riga Open is one of nine Players Championship series events to be pencilled in so far for this season across both the European and Asian Tours.

The influx of new events at the outset of the Barry Hearn era in 2010 relied heavily on what were then referred to as PTCs, which shortened formats and packed schedules into quick four-day competition bursts.

With further changes to the calendar imminent, this season could be the last for the Players Championship as we know it, but it certainly served a great purpose in providing currently active professionals more earning power and budding amateurs the opportunity to pit their wits against the sport’s best.

It also brought snooker to unfamiliar territories, often with immense success in terms of crowd numbers, such as Germany, Poland, Belgium, Bulgaria, and more.

There have been 26 players who have got their hands on a Players Championship tournament trophy at least once.

The question is, can you name them?

Click here to take the quiz.

Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.


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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Tour Championship – won by Neil Robertson.

1. Judd Trump
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3. Neil Robertson
4. Mark Selby
5. John Higgins
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7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Ding Junhui
10. Yan Bingtao
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