The tournament at the Glasgow Emirates runs from December 10 to 16 with 128 players battling for the Stephen Hendry Trophy.
Among the star names in the draw are Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy, Mark Allen, Ding Junhui, home favourite John Higgins and defending champion Neil Robertson.
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Now we have a few surprises here with Mark Selby and Mark Williams giving it a miss whilst Ding Junhui, who had stated that he was not going to compete in the home nations, did enter.
Ronnie is seeded n°2 but doesn’t have a particularly easy draw, with Daniel Wells first and, possibly, David Gilbert next. He will play his first match on December 11, not before 1 pm UK time.