The line-up of players for next month’s 19.com English Open is now complete, with crowd favourites Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump in the field.
The tournament at K2 Crawley runs from October 14 to 20 with 128 players all starting in a flat draw. It’s the first Home Nations event of the season, followed by tournaments in Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff, with a £1 million bonus available for any player who can win all four.
Tickets are ON SALE NOW and fans are strongly urged to book quickly because sessions will sell out now that the line-up has been released. The draw and format will be announced next week.
The best players on the planet will be heading for Sussex, including:
Five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan
Current world number one and World Champion Judd Trump
16-time ranking event winner Neil Robertson
Three-time Crucible king Mark Williams
Defending champion Stuart Bingham
Three-time World Champion Mark Selby
Snooker legend Jimmy White
Former Masters champion Mark Allen
2005 World Champion Shaun Murphy
China’s top player Ding Junhui
Sussex’s top players Mark Davis and Jimmy Robertson
A spokesman for World Snooker said: “It’s an incredibly strong field and it’s going to be a fantastic experience for the fans who are lucky enough to get a ticket to watch it live.
“The coveted Steve Davis Trophy is up for grabs as well as a top prize of £70,000, and the winner will go to the second Home Nations event in Northern Ireland dreaming of the massive £1 million bonus.
“For anyone who loves live sport this is an opportunity not to be missed. Tickets start at just £10 and there are up to nine matches in a single session so fans can see a wide range of players. The experience of watching snooker live cannot be beaten.”
Special offers include all-day tickets for students for £8 and an event pass for every session of the tournament for just £160.
For details CLICK HERE or call 0871 620 7052.
The Home Nations events are televised on Eurosport and Quest.
This might not come as unexpected to most of you, but I wasn’t sure. Why? Because Ronnie absolutely hated the Crawley venue last season – the one that smelled of urine remember? – and Mark Williams has hinted on twitter that he won’t enter.
Ding entering is a surprise … and he’s no more China’s top player.