Michael Holt, who won the BetVictor Shoot Out in 2020, has been handed a place in the field for next month’s tournament in Leicester, following the withdrawal of Marco Fu.
Holt was the next available player on the Q School 2022 Order of Merit and will face Lei Peifan in the opening round on January 26th.
Click here for the updated draw and click here for the match schedule.
Thrill-a-minute snooker returns to the Morningside Arena in Leicester, with top stars including Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy, Mark Allen, Mark Williams, Jack Lisowski, Kyren Wilson, Ding Junhui, Jimmy White and defending champion Hossein Vafaei in the field.
The world ranking event runs from January 25 to 28 and features a unique set of rules which guarantees drama. Each match lasts a maximum of ten minutes, with a 15-second shot clock for the first five minutes and ten seconds for the last five.
Tickets are on sale now and start at just £20. It’s a fantastic day out of fans of all ages, with entertainment for the crowd throughout and a fabulous atmosphere. For details CLICK HERE
In all there are 128 players in the field, with a random draw for each round. Notable first round matches include:
Shaun Murphy v Hossein Vafaei – Wednesday January 25th, afternoon session
Mark Williams v Craig Steadman – Wednesday January 25th, afternoon session
Jack Lisowski v Mark Allen – Wednesday January 25th, evening session
Ken Doherty v Stephen Maguire – Wednesday January 25th, evening session
Mark Selby v Mark Davis – Thursday January 26th, evening session
Stuart Bingham v Reanne Evans – Thursday January 26th, evening session
Ricky Walden v Gary Wilson – Thursday January 26th, evening session
Televised by Eurosport, discovery+ and a range of other broadcasters worldwide, the tournament is part of the 2022/23 BetVictor Series.