Giants of the baize including Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, Mark Williams, Shaun Murphy local favourite Mark Selby and defending champion Mark Allen will be in action at the World Grand Prix at the Morningside Arena in Leicester in January.
The prestigious event, with a field of only the best 32 players from the one-year ranking list, will run from January 15 to 21.
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Player of the season so far Judd Trump gets the tournament underway on the evening of Monday January 15 in a clash with Jamie Jones. The opening round will also see blockbuster battles including John Higgins taking on Shaun Murphy and Mark Allen facing Jack Lisowski.
The full first round schedule is:
Monday January 15
Judd Trump v Jamie Jones
Chris Wakelin v Lyu Haotian
Mark Selby v Yuan Sijun
Ali Carter v Wu Yize
Tuesday January 16
John Higgins v Shaun Murphy
Stephen Maguire v Zhou Yuelong
Gary Wilson v David Gilbert
Hossein Vafaei v Matthew Selt
Mark Williams v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Tom Ford v Jordan Brown
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Pang Junxu
Barry Hawkins v Cao Yupeng
Wednesday January 17
Ding Junhui v Ricky Walden
Noppon Saengkham v Xiao Guodong
Mark Allen v Jack Lisowski
Zhang Anda v Dominic Dale
For the full draw and format see www.wst.tv
The World Grand Prix is the first of three events in the 2024 Players Series, to be followed by the Players Championship in Telford in February and the Tour Championship at Manchester Central in April.
The series is televised by ITV and a range of other broadcasters worldwide.
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