19. China Open Canceled
Snooker players won’t be happy to hear the news about the China Open. Set to take place from March 30 to April 5, organizers have postponed the event. When Ding Jenhui won the 2005 tournament, it stimulated massive interest in the sport in China. That’s why the Chinese Open is the second most lucrative pool competition in the world.
It offers over $1.25 million in total prize money. The winner walks away with a check of $280,000. Only the World Championship’s first prize of $550,000 is worth more than this. However, the event, scheduled to go down in Beijing, is now in limbo.