All of snooker’s top stars are set to compete in the world ranking event. Matches to look out for in the first round include:

Ronnie O’Sullivan v Ian Burns or Zhang Anda (Tuesday not before 7pm*)
Judd Trump v Robbie Williams (Monday 1pm)
Mark Selby v Scott Donaldson (Tuesday 1pm)
Shaun Murphy v Soheil Vahedi (Monday not before 8pm)
Neil Robertson v Billy Joe Castle (Tuesday not before 8pm)
John Higgins v Elliot Slessor (Monday not before 7pm)
Mark Allen v Jimmy White (Monday afternoon)
Liang Wenbo v Duane Jones (Monday afternoon)
Ding Junhui v Chris Keogan (Tuesday afternoon)
Luca Brecel v Ryan Day (Tuesday 1pm)

The Eurosport-televised event will see players competing for a top prize of £70,000 and the Steve Davis Trophy. And the winner will go into the second Home Nations event of the season with a chance to land a £1 million bonus if he can win further titles in Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff.

With all 131 players in action over the first two days (Monday October 16 and Tuesday October 17) and with seven tables in the arena, it’s a fantastic chance for fans to see many of their heroes in action for the price of a single ticket.