The 2022 Welsh Open Qualifiers are about to start.
The top 16 seed have their matches held-over. They will be played on the first day at the main venue, Celtic Manor.
Top 16 Schedule Confirmed For BetVictor Welsh Open
The match schedule for the top 16 seeds, plus the two local wild cards, has now been confirmed for the BetVictor Welsh Open which runs from February 28 to March 6 at ICC Wales in Newport.
First round matches for the top 16 have been held over to the final venue and those matches will be played on the opening day of the tournament. They are:
Monday February 28
Jordan Brown v Mitchell Mann
Shaun Murphy v Andy Hicks
Stephen Maguire v Fergal O’Brien
Anthony McGill v Zhang Anda
Not before 1pm
Judd Trump v Dean Young
Kyren Wilson v Dominic Dale
Barry Hawkins v Alexander Ursenbacher
Liam Davies v Iulian Boiko
Roll on Roll off
Neil Robertson v Jimmy White
Mark Williams v Michael Judge
Yan Bingtao v Ashley Hugill
Stuart Bingham v Sean Maddocks
Not before 7pm
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Sam Craigie
Zhao Xintong v Oliver Lines
Mark Allen v Ken Doherty
Elliot Slessor v Dylan Emery
Not before 8pm
Mark Selby v Chen Zifan
John Higgins v Pang Junxu
Everyone else will need to win one match in Wolverhampton to qualify.
Really, no matter where the tournament is due to be held, there should be NO qualifiers at all unless the tournament has a tiered structure, something Joe Perry, speaking in the latest WST podcast, and not for the first time, said he would welcome back.