The International Championship returns to the calendar for the first time since 2019, with the first round draw as well as the match schedule for the qualifying round now available.
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The qualifying round will run from September 18-23 in Sheffield, followed by the final stages in Tianjin City, China from November 5-12.
The International Championship was first staged in 2012 when Judd Trump lifted the trophy, and he won it again in 2019. In between, Ding Junhui, Ricky Walden, John Higgins, Mark Selby and Mark Allen all held the title.
Trump will get his title defence underway against the winner of a match between two local wild cards, with those matches to take place at the final venue. Matches involving the other two local wild cards will also be held over to Tianjin, as well as:
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Ken Doherty
Zhou Yuelong v Martin O’Donnell
Ding Junhui v Ian Burns
Luca Brecel v Ahmed Aly Elsayed
All other opening ties will take place at the qualifying round, including:
John Higgins v Manasawin Phetmalaikul
Kyren Wilson v Adam Duffy
Mark Selby v Muhammad Asif
Tian Pengfei v Stephen Hendry
Barry Hawkins v Andrew Pagett
Matthew Selt v Jimmy White
Mark Allen v Ma Hailong
Si Jiahui v Julien LeClercq
Jack Lisowski v He Gouqiang
Neil Robertson v Ryan Thomerson
Shaun Murphy v Andres Petrov
Mark Williams v Rebecca Kenna
Hossein Vafaei v Reanne Evans
Details of how to watch the qualifying rounds will be announced soon.
International Championship prize money:
Last 16: £14,000
Last 32: £9,000
Last 64: £5,000
High break: £5,000