The draw and format for the first round of next month’s BetVictor Shoot Out is now available.
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Michael Holt beat Zhou Yuelong in the final last year to win his first ranking title
Michael Holt will begin the defence of his title against Jamie Jones, at the world ranking event which runs from February 4 to 7 in Milton Keynes.
Reanne Evans will face China’s Si Jiahui while the other woman in the field, debutant Rebecca Kenna, will be up against Germany’s Simon Lichtenberg.
Former World Champions Ken Doherty and Graeme Dott will go head to head while John Higgins will face a tartan tussle againt Scott Donaldson.
Other notable first round ties include Mark Williams against Ali Carter and Shaun Murphy taking on Luca Brecel.
The popular tournament, which was first staged in 2011, has a unique set of rules, with matches lasting a maximum of ten minutes and a shot clock of 15 seconds for the first five minutes and ten seconds for the last five.
Televised live by Eurosport, the event is part of the BetVictor European Series.