The event takes place at the Hilton Conference Centre, Portomaso, Malta in February. Prize money for 2006 totalled £118,500, with the winner receiving £18,000.
In 2006 (the 2005/06 season), the tournament became the first ranking event in which the quarter-final line-up did not include any Englishmen. Previously, the fewest Englishmen to reach the quarter-finals of a ranking tournament had been one, in the 1997 World Championship.
|2005||Template:Flagicon Stephen Hendry||9||Template:Flagicon Graeme Dott||7|
|2006||Template:Flagicon Ken Doherty||9||Template:Flagicon John Higgins||8|
|2007||Template:Flagicon Shaun Murphy||9||Template:Flagicon Ryan Day||4|
|2008||Template:Flagicon Shaun Murphy||9||Template:Flagicon Ken Doherty||3|