'Brilliant news' - Scottish Open 2022 to take place in Edinburgh as it returns to Scotland for first time in three years
Edinburgh's Meadowbank Sports Centre will host the 2022 Scottish Open, confirming its return to the country for the first time in three years. “It’s brilliant news for the Scottish players as we have really missed the chance to play in our home tournament,” Scottish player John Higgins said. The Open runs from November 28 to December 4 and will be live on Eurosport.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: John Higgins of Scotland plays a shot during the semi-final match against Ronnie O'Sullivan of England on day 15 of the Betfred World Snooker Championships 2022 at Crucible Theatre on April 30, 2022 in Sheffield, England. (P
World Snooker Tour chairman Steve Dawson said: “We know how disappointed the Scottish fans and players were to miss out on a tournament in their homeland last year, so we are extremely pleased to move the event to Edinburgh this time.
“It’s a new venue for this superb event and we’re excited about bringing snooker to this top-class facility in the Scottish capital.
“There is such a rich history of great snooker players from Scotland and we know the fans love our sport.
“This is their chance to get behind their heroes and experience a live event of the highest quality.”
The Scottish Open was first played - under the title of the International Open - in 1981 and was won by Steve Davis. It returned as a permanent fixture on the schedule in 2016.