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The Scottish Open is a major ranking event and forms the third leg of the brand new Coral Home Nations Series.

First held in 1981 as the International Open, the tournament returns the calendar after a four-year absence when it was part of the now defunct Players Tour Championship series.

It will be the 11th ranking event of the 2016/17 season and held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow from December 12-18, with 128 players battling it out for the top prize of £70,000 and to lift the new Stephen Hendry trophy - named in honour of the seven-time world champion.

The bonus of £1 million may no longer be a possibility, but maiden ranking event victories for Liang Wenbo and Mark King in the English Open and Northern Ireland Open respectively will give the rest of the field plenty of optimism knowing that anything possible with a string of consistent performances.

Previous champions of this event include Hendry and Steve Davis, who won the tournament a record six times, as well as John Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Jimmy White, while Ding Junhui is the reigning title holder following his success last time out in 2012.

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