Coral World Grand Prix starts will on Monday

Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Allen, Barry Hawkins and Stuart Bingham will be among the top stars in action on Monday evening at the Coral World Grand Prix in Cheltenham.

Results so far at this week’s German Masters mean that Hawkins is guaranteed to be among the top 16 seeds for next week’s tournament, which runs from February 4 to 10. So he has been added to the bill for the opening session (7pm) at the Centaur arena at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The big names already scheduled for the first round are:

Monday February 4


Five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan v opponent
2018 Masters champion Mark Allen v opponent
Former World Champion Stuart Bingham v opponent
2017 World Grand Prix champion Barry Hawkins v opponent

Tuesday February 5


Current World Champion Mark Williams v opponent
Triple Crown winner Neil Robertson v opponent
European Masters champion Jimmy Robertson v opponent


New Masters champion Judd Trump v opponent
Cheltenham’s rising star Jack Lisowski v opponent
Former Players Championship winner Joe Perry v opponent

Wednesday February 6


World number one Mark Selby v opponent
World Open finalist David Gilbert v opponent
Four-time World Champion John Higgins v opponent

The leading 32 players on snooker’s one-year ranking list qualify for the event. The full draw and format will be confirmed at the end of the German Masters on Sunday.

source - worldsnooker