Updated Gibraltar Draw
Several players have withdrawn from this week’s BetVictor Gibraltar Open, and have been replaced in the draw by the next available players on the Q School 2021 Order of Merit.
Sam Craigie is replaced by Leo Fernandez (Match 59)
Alexander Ursenbacher is replaced by Daniel Womersley (Match 35)
Simon Lichtenberg is replaced by Luke Pinches (Match 9)
Mark Williams is replaced by Joshua Thomond (Match 49)
Jamie O’Neill is replaced by Ben Fortey (Match 19)
Michael Judge is replaced by Sean Harvey (Match 29)
Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, Neil Robertson, Kyren Wilson, Mark Allen, Shaun Murphy and defending champion Judd Trump are among the star names competing in the tournament which runs from March 24 to 26 at the Europa Sports Complex.
There might well be even more withdrawals but I’m reasonably confident that Ronnie will be there. The plan is to pay a visit to one of his closest friends, Mike, who lives in Spain and to go to the event with him. They are supposed to travel to Gibraltar tomorrow. Mike, who is about the same age as Ronnie’s father, is a huge snooker fan, a lover of good food and very funny. This is a friendship that dates back to Ronnie’s early years as a player. Mike has been a regular at events and has been Ronnie’s companion at tournaments many times.