Snooker was impacted again by the ongoing pandemic in 2021 but there were still plenty of event winners to crown throughout the calendar year.
With 2021 drawing to a close, it’s time to start the annual snooker review and there’s no better place to start than with the event winners from that period.
It was another testing spell for everybody involved within the sport, with so many difficulties persisting as a result of COVID-19.
For the second successive year there were no tournaments in China, and in fact no events took place outside the UK at all – with Belfast the furthest destination travelled to for the Northern Ireland Open in October.
Women’s and amateur snooker only returned in the second half of the year, with the majority of the international amateur events cancelled or postponed once more.
Still, there was eventually a sense of normality with crowds back in the arenas from the Crucible onward and destinations other than the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes finally utilised.
Snooker’s powers have been in an unenviable position over the last couple of years, attempting to keep the sport’s schedule busy and the prize money lucrative at a time when new opportunities are hard to come by.
Still, in today’s quiz there are 25 event winners from 2021 on the Main Tour, the women’s tour, and in amateur snooker to test yourself with.
The question is, how many can you remember?
Note: Change the tournament by clicking the “Next” or “Prev” buttons.
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Featured photo credit: WST
I actually forgot Trump won the German Masters, possibly due to so many events in Milton Keynes. With three titles rather than two to his name I think he edges my original selection John Higgins as the standout player of 2021.