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Snooker trophy named after legend Davis

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Steve Davis announces retirement live on air

The winner of snooker’s new English Open event in Manchester will receive the Steve Davis Trophy, in tribute to the six-time world champion.

Davis retired from playing in April, following a professional career that spanned five decades.

The event – from 10-16 October – is part of the new Home Nations series, with the winner receiving £70,000.

Any player who also wins the Northern Ireland, Scottish and Welsh Opens will earn a £1m bonus.

Home Nations events

English Open: Event City, Manchester, 10-16 October

Northern Ireland Open: Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, 14-20 November

Scottish Open: Emirates Arena, Glasgow, 12-18 December

Welsh Open: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, 13-19 February

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/37476494