Players Championship 2017 – (Very) Provisional draw and format

Worldsnooker has disclosed a bit more about the event draw and format:

Friday 24 Feb 2017 06:32PM

The Ladbrokes Players Championship takes place in Llandudno from March 6 to 12 and Ronnie O’Sullivan will headline the opening night.

The event sees the top 16 players on this season’s one-year list battle it out to become Players Champion and secure the £125,000 top prize.

Five-time World Champion O’Sullivan is sure to draw a big crowd for the opening session of the tournament at the Venue Cymru in North Wales, which will be at 7pm on Monday March 6th.

Recently crowned Welsh Open Champion Stuart Bingham will also be in action on Monday evening. Tuesday’s 1pm session sees world number one and World Champion Mark Selby kick off his campaign, with Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins featuring at 7pm.

Click here for the provisional event format. The full draw will be made available once the final qualifying places been confirmed following the conclusion of this week’s Gibraltar Open

15 of the 16 spots are already taken, with only Ryan Day in danger to miss the event in case Joe Perry makes it to the final in Gibraltar or Mark Williams wins the title on the Rock. All details here.