Snooker’s Scottish Open and Welsh Open get a new home for the 2022/23 season

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Joe Perry memorably won the Welsh Open last season (Image: Eurosport)

The Scottish Open return to Scotland this season after a brief trip to Wales last year, while the Welsh Open are moving to Llandudno for the 2022/23 season.

It was an unusual Scottish Open in 2021, with a contract issue forcing a late move from Glasgow to North Wales as the tournament was bookmaker-sponsored.

It’s returning to Scotland in 2022, but not Glasgow, where the bulk of its last incarnation was based, but Edinburgh for the event, which runs from 28 November to 4 December.

The World Snooker Tour confirmed the move in their newsletter Cue News but did not reveal which venue in the Scottish capital would be used.

In a past life, the Scottish Open was last played in Edinburgh at the Royal Highland Center in 2003 when David Gray defeated Mark Selby in the final to clinch the title.

The newsletter also confirmed that the Welsh Open will be moving to Llandudno for the first time in its history.

The tournament dates back to 1992 and has been played in either Cardiff or Newport since its inception, but will be moved north to Llandudno in 2023 from 13-19 February.

Llandudno has become a fixture of the World Snooker Tour in recent years, also hosting the Tour championship in 2019 and 22, but the eight-man event continues this season.

Hull is expected to be announced as the new home of the Tour championship for 2023.

The new season is just days away and the Championship League begins in Leicester on 28 June.

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