Quest and Eurosport will be simulcasting all live sessions of World Snooker’s China Open from Monday 27 March until Sunday 2 April 2017. This is the first time that Quest will air this tournament and adds to the growing snooker inventory that kicked off with the Home Nations series in 2016.
The China Open is the longest-running world ranking snooker event staged in China, dating back to 2005 and was won by Ding Junhui, aged just 18, beating Stephen Hendry. This proved to be a catalyst for the explosion of interest in snooker, which paved the way to make it one of the country’s most popular sports. The tournament brings snooker’s elite to the Chinese capital to compete for the iconic gold shield. Last year saw Judd Trump claim his second China Open title with a dominant 10-4 victory over Ricky Walden. This year’s prize pots totals an impressive £510,000 with the winner pocketing a generous £85,000. The tournament is the penultimate ranking event prior to the season-ending World Championship – the pinnacle of the snooker season.
Quest and Eurosport will be broadcasting every session all week, however Quest will air the final’s concluding session exclusively LIVE at 1230pm on Sunday 2nd April. Eurosport 2 will show full final highlights at 6pm. Commentary comes from 1986 World Champion Joe Johnson, former world number six Mike Hallett, David Hendon and Phillip Studd.
Live coverage: Mon 27 March – Sunday 2 April
1st session: 7am – 10am
2nd session: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
6pm on Eurosport 2 HD & 10pm on Eurosport 1 HD
Quest is available on Freeview (Ch 37), Sky (Ch 144) & Virgin Media (Ch 172)
Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 are available on Sky, BT TV, Virgin Media and Virgin Media Ireland:
BT TV 412 | 435 (HD)
Sky 410 (HD)
Virgin Media 521 | 522 (HD)
Virgin Media Ireland 423 | 424 (HD)
Also available via Eurosport Player: uk.eurosportplayer.com
BT TV 413 | 436 (HD)
Sky 411 (HD)
Virgin Media 525 | 526 (HD)
Virgin Media Ireland 425 | 426 (HD)
This article was originally published at WorldSnooker.com