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A brief history of the World Series of Snooker
 
Partly the brainchild of John Higgins, World Series of Snooker was introduced to the circuit in 2008. It is not to be confused with an earlier ‘World Series’ promoted in the late 1980s and early 1990s by the Matchroom organisation. The inaugural event comprised four separate eight man events in four different locations plus a grand final. In each of the initial events, four top professionals each play an amateur, usually from the venue country. A total of eight professionals took part but only four in each event leading up to the final. There all eight were  joined by six amateurs and two invited professional who were split into two round robin groups. The top two in each group went forward to meet four of the professionals with the winners meeting the top four seeds in the quarter finals. Seedings for the final are based on performances in the earlier rounds.

Roll Of Honour             

Season  Venue Sponsor Event Winner
Runner Up Score
2008/09 Jersey, Channel Is. none Event 1 John Higgins Mark Selby 6-3
2008/09 Berlin, Germany none Event 2 Graeme Dott Shaun Murphy 6-1
2008/09 Warsaw, Poland none Event 3 Ding Junhui Ken Doherty 6-4
2008/09 Moscow, Russia none Event 4 John Higgins Ding Junhui 5-0
2008/09 Portimao, Portugal none Grand Final Shaun Murphy
John Higgins
6-2
2009/10 Killarney, Ireland Sportingbet.com Event 1 Shaun Murphy Jimmy White 5-1
2009/10 Killarney, Ireland none Event 2 Jimmy White MBE Graeme Dott 5-3



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