He will play Eden Sharav, on August 17 at 1 pm UK time. This should be a doable match for Ronnie. I’m a bit surprised and quite pleased as I have tickets for the first three days in Lommel.
His name does not appear in the China Championship 2018 qualifier, but then the full draw isn’t out a nd maybe his match was held over. Wait and see …
The draw now shows the held-over matches as well and, indeed, Ronnie has not entered the China Championship. This surprises me a bit. The Chinsesd events carry so much points this season, except for the Shanghai Masters now invitational, that not playing in them might prevent Ronnie to qualify for the very lucrative Grand-Prix, Players Championship and Tour Championship. He’s the defending champion in the first two of those but that does not guarantee him a spot in them.
The Guild Hall in Preston stages the qualifying rounds of three ranking events from August 15 to 22.
The draw for the Indian Open qualifying round was released earlier – for details click here
You can watch the qualifiers live on the Eurosport Player with coverage of two tables, for details click here
And you can also buy tickets to see many of the top stars live at the Guild Hall – for details click here