The draw for the MrQ UK Championship in York has been made, with Mark Allen to begin the defence of his title on the opening afternoon on Saturday November 25.
The tournament runs from November 25 to December 3 at the York Barbican. The schedule for top 16 seeds has now been announced:
Saturday November 25
Mark Allen v qualifier
Mark Williams v qualifier
Kyren Wilson v qualifier
Tom Ford v qualifier
Sunday November 26
Luca Brecel v qualifier
Zhang Anda v qualifier
Shaun Murphy v qualifier
Ali Carter v qualifier
Monday November 27
Judd Trump v qualifier
Barry Hawkins v qualifier
Mark Selby v qualifier
Jack Lisowski v qualifier
Tuesday November 28
Ronnie O’Sullivan v qualifier
John Higgins v qualifier
Neil Robertson v qualifier
Robert Milkins v qualifier
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Tickets start at just £22 and any remaining seats are sure to sell fast now that the schedule has been announced. For all details click here.
Sessions already SOLD OUT are:
Saturday November 25th: All Day Tickets
Saturday November 25th: Afternoon session
Friday December 1st: Afternoon session
Saturday December 2nd: All Sessions
Sunday December 3rd: All Sessions
Northern Ireland’s Allen beat Ding Junhui 10-7 in the final at the Barbican last year to win the title for the first time. This year’s event promises to be a classic, with many all-time greats in the field as well as in-form Zhang Anda and Tom Ford who have leapt into the top 16 for the first time.
The 16 seeds will be joined by 16 players who come through the qualifying rounds in Leicester, which run from November 18 to 23. Star names among the 128 players heading for the qualifiers include three-time UK Champion Ding, Stephen Maguire, Stuart Bingham, Hossein Vafaei, Ryan Day, Si Jiahui, Jimmy White and Ken Doherty.
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Fans are welcome at the qualifying rounds for just £10 per day – for details click here.
Or watch the drama unfold during all six days of the qualifying rounds, from November 18th to 23rd, live on discovery+ or the Eurosport App (depending on your location), as well as the last four days on WST’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
The last two days of the qualifying event, on November 22nd and 23rd, will be ‘Judgement Day’ as players battle for coveted places in the final stages. The random draw for the final stages will be made on Thursday 23rd.
The MrQ UK Championship is one of snooker’s Triple Crown Series, with a long history dating back to 1977. The final stages will be available to watch live on BBC, Eurosport, the Eurosport App, discovery+ and a range of other broadcasters worldwide, with full details to be announced soon.