Eve of the International Championship in pictures.

The International Championship 2019 starts tomorrow in Daqing, in the very early hours of the morning for us here in Europe.

It was a very long trip for the players. Ashley Carty yesterday posted on Facebook that he had finally arrived after 29 hours of travel. Knackered of course. The other ones I guess must have had similar experiences unless they decided to take off early and have a break en route. Anyway … they have arrived:

And today, as usual there was an opening ceremony, and a banquet

It’s only a few hours until the first ball is potted. Good luck to all.

Pictures shared on social media, mainly weibo.