The format for next month’s World Grand Prix in Cheltenham is now confirmed, with star names including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Allen, Neil Robertson and Mark Selby in the line up.
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The top 32 players on the one-year ranking list qualify for the first event in the 2023 Players Series, to run from January 16 to 22 at the Centaur Arena at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Defending champion O’Sullivan meets Barry Hawkins in the first round on Tuesday January 17th at 7pm. In the same evening session, Judd Trump is up against Shoot out champion Hossein Vafaei.
Mark Allen, leader of the one-year list, is up against David Gilbert on the opening night, Monday January 16th at 7pm.
The first round draw and schedule is below, see the format link above for the schedule for the second round onwards.
Mark Allen (1) v David Gilbert (32): Monday January 16th at 7pm
Lyu Haotian (17) v Joe O’Connor (16) Tuesday January 17th 7pm
Zhou Yuelong (9) v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (24) Monday January 16th at 7pm
Robert Milkins (25) v Jack Lisowski (8) Monday January 16th evening session
Noppon Saengkham (28) v Mark Selby (5) Tuesday January 17th afternoon session
Ronnie O’Sullivan (21) v Barry Hawkins (12) Tuesday January 17th 7pm
Mark Williams (13) v Jamie Jones (20) Monday January 16th evening session
Ding Junhui (4) v Stuart Bingham (29) Tuesday January 17th afternoon session
Kyren Wilson (3) v Robbie Williams (30) Tuesday January 17th evening session
Shaun Murphy (14) v Ali Carter (19) Wednesday January 18th 1pm
Sam Craigie (22) v Tom Ford (11) Wednesday January 18th 1pm
Gary Wilson (6) v Anthony McGill (27) Wednesday January 18th afternoon session
Luca Brecel (7) v Joe Perry (26) Wednesday January 18th afternoon session
Hossein Vafaei (23) v Judd Trump (10) Tuesday January 17th evening session
Xiao Guodong (18) v Neil Robertson (15) Tuesday January 17th at 1pm
Ricky Walden (31) v Ryan Day (2) Tuesday January 17th at 1pm
The tournament will be televised by ITV and a range of other broadcasters worldwide. It’s the first event in the 2023 Players Series, to be followed by the Players Championship in Wolverhampton and the Tour Championship in Hull.
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