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Top Stars Set For Opening Day In Llandudno

Snooker’s all-time greats will compete on the opening day of the BetVictor Welsh Open in Llandudno next month.

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The tournament will run from February 13 to 19 and staged in North Wales for the first time, at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, an outstanding location which has hosted several world ranking events in the past.

Tickets, starting at just £10, are on sale now but fans must book fast now that the schedule has been released. For details CLICK HERE

In all there will be over 70 players in the field, including World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, John Higgins, Mark Allen, home favourite Mark Williams, and defending champion Joe Perry who enjoyed the best moment of his career when he beat Trump in last year’s final.

Matches to look out for on the opening day on Monday February 13 include:

Joe Perry v Mark King at 10am
Shaun Murphy v Victor Sarkis at 10am
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Oliver Lines at 1pm
Neil Robertson v Fraser Patrick at 1pm
Mark Williams v Michael White during the afternoon session
John Higgins v Alexander Ursenbacher during the afternoon session
Judd Trump v David Grace at 7pm
Mark Selby v Jamie O’Neill during the evening session 
Mark Allen v Alfie Burden during the evening session

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Oliver Briffett-Payne, age 17 from Risca, has been handed a wild card place in the event and meets Robbie Williams at 1pm on Monday February 13.

A spokesman for WST said: “We are delighted to bring this historic event, which has been ever present on the snooker calendar since 1992, to North Wales for the first time. Having staged many events at Venue Cymru in Llandudno we know it is a fantastic location, especially for families in half term week.

“The field is packed with snooker’s biggest names and this is a fabulous opportunity to see them in action. The opening day has an incredible line-up of green baize legends and we expect to see local fans packing the arena to enjoy sport of the highest quality.”

Part of the BetVictor Home Nations Series, the BetVictor Welsh Open has an international television audience of hundreds of millions, with live coverage from broadcasters including Eurosport, discovery+, Quest, BBC Wales and CCTV5 in China.

It is the final event in the 2022/23 BetVictor Series, with the rankings leader to earn a huge £150,000 bonus.

*Zhao Xintong has been withdrawn from this event and replaced with a straight swap in the draw with the next available player on the Q School 2022 Order of Merit, Michael Holt.