Quiz: World Grand Prix

The World Grand Prix gets under way today in Llandudno.

World Grand Prix Venue

Attendances in Wales were big in 2015 – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

The tournament has been in existence in some way shape or form since 1982, when Ray Reardon beat Jimmy White in the final of the then known Professional Players Tournament.

For a long time the event was referred as simply the Grand Prix, and heralded as one of the majors alongside the World Championship, UK Championship and Masters.

The was due to its billing on BBC television but after its move to Scotland in 2006, and particularly due to its dreadful change to a round-robin format in 2010, it was dropped from the national broadcaster.

This resulted in a brief, mostly unsuccessful, move to China before a return to the UK last year in its current form where the top 32 players in an annual money list get invited to compete for further profits.

In 2015 the event was purely invitational but this year it has been upgraded to ranking status once again, which is a big deal especially in terms of places in the top 16 and subsequent automatic qualification for the World Championship.

This year’s World Grand Prix will be televised on ITV4, who have really upped their support for the sport in recent years with excellent coverage and now boast four yearly tournaments.

The question is, how well do you know a tournament which has provided so much history and memorable moments over the course of more than three decades?

There’s no prize on offer like with but you you can gain the satisfaction of becoming a snooker aficionado.

The quiz is the same as the regular Snooker Trivia series – you have two minutes to answer 12 questions, all chronicling the Grand Prix.

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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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