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Encyclopedia > Rothmans Grand Prix (snooker)
The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. The correct title is totesport Grand Prix.
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The totesport Grand Prix is a professional snooker tournament. It is one of the eight ranking tournaments. It has previously been known as the LG Cup and the Professional Players Tournament.

The tournament was created in 1982 as the Professional Players Tournament by the WPBSA, in order to provide another ranking event. Ray Reardon beat Jimmy White by 10 frames to 5 in the final to win the first prize of £5000.

In 1984 Rothmans started sponsoring the tournament, changed its name to the Rothmans Grand Prix, and moved its venue to the Hexagon Theatre, Reading. The tournament has had various sponsors and venues since. The previous sponsor, LG Electronics, took over in 2001 and changed the tournament's name to the LG Cup. In 2004, the current sponsor added its name to the event, now known as the totesport Grand Prix. The tournament is currently played at the Preston Guild Hall around October, at the start of the snooker season.


Year Winner Opponent Final score Season
Professional Players Tournament
1982 Ray Reardon Jimmy White 10 - 5 1982/83
1983 Tony Knowles Joe Johnson 9 - 8 1983/84
Rothmans Grand Prix
1984 Dennis Taylor Cliff Thorburn 10 - 2 1984/85
1985 Steve Davis Dennis Taylor 10 - 9 1985/86
1986 Jimmy White Rex Williams 10 - 6 1986/87
1987 Stephen Hendry Dennis Taylor 10 - 7 1987/88
1988 Steve Davis Alex Higgins 10 - 6 1988/89
1989 Steve Davis Dean Reynolds 10 - 0 1989/90
1990 Stephen Hendry Nigel Bond 10 - 5 1990/91
1991 Stephen Hendry Steve Davis 10 - 6 1991/92
1992 Jimmy White Ken Doherty 10 - 9 1992/93
Skoda Grand Prix
1993 Peter Ebdon Ken Doherty 9 - 6 1993/94
1994 John Higgins Dave Harold 9 - 6 1994/95
1995 Stephen Hendry John Higgins 9 - 5 1995/96
Grand Prix
1996 Mark Williams Euan Henderson 9 - 5 1996/97
1997 Dominic Dale John Higgins 9 - 6 1997/98
1998 Stephen Lee Marco Fu 9 - 2 1998/99
1999 John Higgins Mark Williams 9 - 8 1999/00
2000 Mark Williams Ronnie O'Sullivan 9 - 5 2000/01
LG Cup
2001 Stephen Lee Peter Ebdon 9 - 4 2001/02
2002 Chris Small Alan McManus 9 - 5 2002/03
2003 Mark Williams John Higgins 9 - 5 2003/04
totesport Grand Prix
2004 Ronnie O'Sullivan Ian McCulloch 9 - 5 2004/05

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Rothmans stepped in with sponsorship, and with a new name, The Rothmans Grand Prix, the tournament moved to the Hexagon in Reading, the previous home of the team, event.
Sponsors were found at last for the 2001/02 season and the Grand Prix name disappeared from the calendar to be replaced by the LG Cup but to all intents and purposes it was the same event.
LG Electronics ceased their support after three seasons and the ‘Grand Prix’ name was restored for the 2004/5 season with sponsorship from Totesport.
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