The draw and format for the final stages of the 2021 BetVictor Scottish Open is now available.
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For details click here. Tickets are expected to sell quickly now that the match schedule has been released.
Mark Selby beat Ronnie O’Sullivan in last year’s final
Mark Selby will be defending the title at the BetVictor Home Nations series event which runs from December 6 to 12 at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, North Wales.
The field is packed with the world’s leading stars including Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Neil Robertson, Kyren Wilson, Shaun Murphy, Mark Williams and Scotland’s top players John Higgins, Stephen Maguire and Anthony McGill.
WST had previously planned to stage the event at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, where it was hosted from 2016 to 2019. However at short notice WST was informed that this was not possible due to a contractual issue.
A spokesman for WST said: “We were disappointed with this decision, particularly as it came one day prior to the box office opening. This left us unable to find another venue in Scotland to host the event – we exhausted all possibilities but none of the suitable alternatives had the relevant dates available.
“We realise this will come as a blow to Scottish fans and players to miss out on a tournament in their own country this season. We fully intend to return the event to Scotland for the 2022/23 season.
“Despite this setback, we are delighted to stage the event in Llandudno which has proved a fantastic location for a wide range of our events in the past and has always found great support amongst our fans in North Wales and beyond.”
The BetVictor Scottish Open will be televised on Eurosport, Quest and a range of other broadcasters and streaming partners worldwide. It counts towards the BetVictor Snooker Series rankings, with the leading money-winner across eight events to bank a £150,000 bonus.