New Quiz: Nations to Stage Ranking Events

HINT: The nations are somewhere here.
HINT: The nations are somewhere here.

The first official ranking event in snooker was way back in 1974, more than four decades ago.

Since then snooker has travelled around the globe but the majority of events have been staged in one country – I don’t think you need to be a genius to work out where that is.

In total, full ranking events – that is, excluding minor rankers such as PTCs – have been brought to 18 different nations so far.

Most are obvious, but a couple may surprise you.

The question is, can you name them?

Click here to take the quiz.


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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Northern Ireland Open – won by Mark Allen.

1. Judd Trump
2. Mark Selby
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. John Higgins
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Mark Allen
10. Ding Junhui
11. Mark Williams
12. Stuart Bingham
13. Yan Bingtao
14. Barry Hawkins
15. Jack Lisowski
16. Anthony McGill

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