The World Snooker Championship has found a new provisional date, but there’s still a long time between now and play resuming this season.
Judd Trump was the last of the snooker event winners from the 2019/20 campaign, before the COVID-19 pandemic brought an abrupt end to sport and normal everyday life.
The Englishman was crowned the Gibraltar Open champion last month, a surreal experience as it represented a record sixth ranking title of this term for the world number one, yet he had to revel inside an empty arena.
Since that weekend in March, there hasn’t been much to report on and the majority of snooker coverage has gone down the road of nostalgia and trivia.
News of the rescheduled World Snooker Championship in late-July has many fans hoping that their favourite competitors will be back in action soon, but we’ll have to wait and see if that can actually materialise.
Regular readers will know that we love a quiz here at SnookerHQ, and today here’s another one for you to tackle.
It’s a relatively straightforward challenge, and we’re expecting higher rates of success than usual.
As most will already know, the sport undertook monumental changes in 2010 when Barry Hearn took over at the helm of what is now branded as the World Snooker Tour.
At that time, tournaments were dwindling and interest in the game was at its lowest.
In the decade since, however, there has been an influx of events on the calendar, with at times upwards of 30 competitions overall to compete in each season.
That, of course, has produced a great deal of snooker event winners and we’re not crazy enough (yet!) to make you answer all of those.
Instead, your task on this occasion is to name the players who have won the titles in the ten longest-running professional tournaments of note from the last decade.
Once again, you’ll be against the clock and there are a few obscure and potentially surprising ones to uncover.
The question is, can you name the snooker event winners of these events from 2010 to 2019?
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