Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski have both tested positive for Covid-19 at the Betfred Masters in Milton Keynes and have been withdrawn from the event.
Trump was due to play David Gilbert in his opening match. He has been directly replaced by Joe Perry, who will face Gilbert at 7pm on Sunday evening.
Lisowski was due to play Kyren Wilson, and he has been directly replaced by Gary Wilson. The two Wilsons will clash on 1pm on Sunday in the opening match of the tournament.
Perry and Gary Wilson were both already present at the event as reserves and have received negative test results.
WST is following extensive Covid-19 guidelines in a ‘bubble’ environment for this event. All players are tested two days in advance of their first match, and after the test they remain in isolation until the result is received.
All other players and officials tested at the event so far have had negative results.
Trump and Lisowski will now undergo a further period of self isolation and will receive the support of WST and WPBSA.
Since WST events restarted in June 2020, strict Covid-19 regulations have been and continue to be followed, under UK Government guidance.