Well, we didn’t have to wait until monday after all …
The draw and format is now available for next week’s Coral World Grand Prix at the Cheltenham Racecourse, with several big name clashes in a star-studded opening round. The event runs from 3rd to 9th February.
Last year’s Coral Cup winner and five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan kicks the tournament off at 7pm on Monday evening in a blockbuster meeting with David Gilbert. Defending champion and world number one Judd Trump gets his campaign underway against Li Hang at 7pm on Tuesday night.
Wednesday afternoon’s 1pm session sees two intriguing first round ties, with World Champions colliding when John Higgins faces Stuart Bingham, while Kyren Wilson and Jack Lisowski meet in a contest between the world’s two highest ranked players under the age of 30.
Should Ronnie win his first match, he will play again on Wednesday evening at 7 pm, against Mark Allen or Liang Wenbo.