2017 World Grand Prix Winner Barry Hawkins
Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Allen, Barry Hawkins and Stuart Bingham will be among the top stars in action on Monday evening at the Coral World Grand Prix in Cheltenham.
Results so far at this week’s German Masters mean that Hawkins is guaranteed to be among the top 16 seeds for next week’s tournament, which runs from February 4 to 10. So he has been added to the bill for the opening session (7pm) at the Centaur arena at Cheltenham Racecourse.
O’Sullivan could face a tough first round match against Marco Fu or Shaun Murphy, depending on how results go in Berlin. Tickets for that session are still available but fans must book now because they are selling fast.
The big names already scheduled for the first round are:
Monday February 4
Five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan v opponent
2018 Masters champion Mark Allen v opponent
Former World Champion Stuart Bingham v opponent
2017 World Grand Prix champion Barry Hawkins v opponent
Tuesday February 5
Current World Champion Mark Williams v opponent
Triple Crown winner Neil Robertson v opponent
European Masters champion Jimmy Robertson v opponent
New Masters champion Judd Trump v opponent
Cheltenham’s rising star Jack Lisowski v opponent
Former Players Championship winner Joe Perry v opponent
Wednesday February 6
World number one Mark Selby v opponent
World Open finalist David Gilbert v opponent
Four-time World Champion John Higgins v opponent
The leading 32 players on snooker’s one-year ranking list qualify for the event. The full draw and format will be confirmed at the end of the German Masters on Sunday.
Televised by ITV, the Coral World Grand Prix is the first in the Coral series, to be followed by the Coral Players Championship in Preston and new Coral Tour Championship in Llandudno.
Tickets for Cheltenham are now on sale and start at just £15, tremendous value for money.
For an extra special experience there are also amazing hospitality packages available for all sessions, for up to 18 people in a private box .
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