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Brecel Draws Ding In Cazoo British Open

World Champion Luca Brecel will be up against China’s top player Ding Junhui in the first round of the Cazoo British Open in Cheltenham in September.

The world ranking event features a random draw for every round, and Crucible king Brecel has been handed a tough opening test against three-time UK Champion Ding.

All of the top 16 seeds will be in action on the opening day of the tournament, Monday September 25th, at the Centaur Arena, Cheltenham Racecourse. Tickets are ON SALE NOW for what will be an outstanding day of snooker at a historic tournament. For just £25 fans can buy an all-day ticket to see a wide range of matches featuring the best 16 players on the planet. For ticket details CLICK HERE

Ryan Day won the title last season, beating Mark Allen in the final, and he has been drawn against Sean O’Sullivan. Other first round ties to be played on September 25th include:

World number one Ronnie O’Sullivan v Jimmy Robertson

Judd Trump v Anton Kazakov

Mark Selby v Ben Woollaston

Shaun Murphy v Rebecca Kenna

Neil Robertson v Jamie Clarke

Mark Allen v Anthony McGill

John Higgins v Long Zehuang

Mark Williams v Peng Yisong

Ali Carter v Allan Taylor

Jack Lisowski v Joe O’Connor

Kyren Wilson v Martin O’Donnell

Gary Wilson v Ahmed Elsayed

Robert Milkins v Jiang Jun

All players seeded outside the top 16 will compete in a qualifying round from August 14 to 19, needing to win one match to make it through to the final stages in Cheltenham.

The tournament, which was first staged in 1985, will run from September 25th to October 1st, with extensive live coverage from ITV.

For the full draw click here

For the provisional qualifying format click here

The final on Sunday October 1st is close to selling out so tickets must be booked fast. There are also event passes available, giving the chance to watch every session of the tournament for just £190. Book your seats today and look forward to seeing the all-time greats of the baize! For all details CLICK HERE.