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Ronnie O’Sullivan will face Chinese prodigy Yan Bingtao in the first round of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix, which starts on Monday.

The tournament at the Guild Hall in Preston runs from Monday to Sunday this week, with 32 of the world’s best players battling for a top prize of £100,000.

The draw and format has now been confirmed, following the conclusion of the last qualifying event, the German Masters, which finished on Sunday night with Anthony Hamilton beating Ali Carter in the final. The top 32 on the one-year ranking list go through to Preston.

Crowd favourite O’Sullivan has been handed a tie against 16-year-old Yan, who reached the quarter-finals of a ranking event for the first time last week in Berlin. That match will take place on Tuesday evening at 7pm.

World Champion Mark Selby will be up against Martin Gould on Wednesday at 1pm. The ITV4-televised tournament gets underway tonight at 7pm with Judd Trump against Tom Ford, followed by John Higgins against Michael White.

The full draw and format for the first round is:

Monday February 6
Judd Trump v Tom Ford
John Higgins v Michael White
Dominic Dale v Liang Wenbo
Barry Hawkins v Kyren Wilson


Tuesday February 7
Stuart Bingham v Ryan Day
Shaun Murphy v Michael Holt
Mark King v Stephen Maguire
Mark Williams v Joe Perry

Ronnie O’Sullivan v Yan Bingtao
Marco Fu v Jamie Jones
David Gilbert v Anthony McGill
Ali Carter v Zhou Yuelong

Wednesday February 8
Mark Selby v Martin Gould
Neil Robertson v Ricky Walden
Anthony Hamilton v Mark Allen
Yu Delu v Ding Junhui