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Next week’s D88 Sports Macau Masters will feature top stars including Mark Williams, Barry Hawkins and Marco Fu.

The tournament at the JW Marriott Hotel in Macau is on October 24 and 25. It starts with a team competition involving Williams, Hawkins, Fu, Joe Perry, Ryan Day, Zhou Yuelong, Zhao Xintong and Zhang Anda.

That will be followed by an individual six-red competition. This will start with a match between the two lowest ranked players, Zhao Xintong and Zhang Anda, with the winner going through to face the next-lowest, Zhou Yuelong. The sequence continues with the winner of the penultimate match to take on Crucible king Williams.

The 2018 Macau Masters is the first World Snooker sanctioned tournament to take place in Macau.

The commercial director of sponsor D88 Sports said: “We are very happy and excited to be involved in the world’s most gentlemanly and elegant sport. We are deeply in love with this sport and will spare no effort to promote the development of snooker and present a great tournament. We hope all of you will harvest success and joy in the game and we believe it will be a visual feast for all.”

A spokesman for World Snooker added: “We feel that the Macau Masters has the potential to grow into a regular event on the World Snooker Tour. We hope it will be a fantastic tournament for the players and fans.”