English Open snooker: Trophy named after Steve Davis

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