Players Championship (snooker)

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The Players Championship was a professional snooker tournament. It is the most recent name of the ranking tournament held in Scotland every year.

The tournament had a bewildering number of name changes in its history. Until recently it was commonly known as the Scottish Open, prior to that as the International.

The tournament started life in 1981 as the Jameson International. The following year, it become a ranking event. Apart from a hiatus from 1990/91 to 1991/92, the tournament remained a ranking event until 2003/04.


Winners

Year Winner Opponent Final score Season
Jameson International (non-ranking)
1981 Steve Davis Dennis Taylor 9 - 0 1981/82
Jameson International (ranking)
1982 Tony Knowles David Taylor 9 - 6 1982/83
1983 Steve Davis Cliff Thorburn 9 - 4 1983/84
1984 Steve Davis Tony Knowles 9 - 2 1984/85
Goya Matchroom Trophy
1985 Cliff Thorburn Jimmy White 12 - 10 1985/86
BCE International
1986 Neal Foulds Cliff Thorburn 12 - 9 1986/87
Fidelity Unit Trusts International
1987 Steve Davis Cliff Thorburn 12 - 5 1987/88
1988 Steve Davis Jimmy White 12 - 6 1988/89
BCE International
1989 Steve Davis Stephen Hendry 9 - 4 1989/90
Sky Sports International Open
1993 Stephen Hendry Steve Davis 10 - 6 1992/93
International Open
1994 John Parrott James Wattana 9 - 5 1993/94
Sweater Shop International Open
1995 John Higgins Steve Davis 9 - 5 1994/95
1996 John Higgins Rod Lawler 9 - 3 1995/96
International Open
1997 Stephen Hendry Tony Drago 9 - 1 1996/97
Regal Scottish Open
1998 Ronnie O'Sullivan John Higgins 9 - 5 1997/98
1999 Stephen Hendry Graeme Dott 9 - 1 1998/99
2000 Ronnie O'Sullivan Mark Williams 9 - 1 1999/00
2001 Peter Ebdon Ken Doherty 9 - 7 2000/01
2002 Stephen Lee David Gray 9 - 2 2001/02
2003 David Gray Mark Selby 9 - 7 2002/03
Daily Record Players Championship
2004 Jimmy White Paul Hunter 9 - 7 2003/04
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