Masters champion Shaun Murphy says next week’s new World Grand Prix in Llandudno will be a fantastic addition to the calendar.
The tournament at Venue Cymru on the North Wales coast will see 32 players battling for the £100,000 top prize. The ITV4-televised event runs from March 16 to 22. Click here for the match schedule.
“We’ve all been very excited about the event since it was announced,” Murphy told the Daily Post.
“The tournament will bring together the world’s top 32 ranked players since last year’s World Championship and it’s the one everyone’s been talking about over the past 10 months or so.
“I can promise everyone they will see some fantastic snooker at Llandudno. I’ve played in the Premier League there so I’m aware the crowds love their snooker and know a lot about it.
“Any one of the 32 players in it is capable of winning it. But I suppose it’s hard to look past the usual suspects – Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Judd Trump, and John Higgins has just won the Welsh Open so he could be a threat. I’m also pleased my form hasn’t dipped since the Masters.”