The draw and format for the Betway UK Championship is now available. The event runs from November 28 to December 10 at the York Barbican.
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Mark Selby will face Egypt’s Basem Eltahhan when he gets the defence of his title underway at the York Barbican.
Selby won the title for the second time when he beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-7 in a fantastic final last year. And the world number one will be up against a player 130 places below him in the rankings this time. That match takes place on Wednesday November 29 at 7.30pm.
O’Sullivan will be up against Scotland’s Rhys Clark in his opening match on Thursday November 30 at 7.30pm.
John Higgins faces a Wishaw derby against up-and-coming Chris Totten on Tuesday November 28 at 7.30pm. Judd Trump plays Australia’s Matthew Bolton on Wednesday November 29 at 2.30pm.
Other top stars among the 128-man field include Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy, Ding Junhui, Jimmy White and Yorkshiremen Paul Davison (Pickering), Chris Keogan (Doncaster), Adam Duffy (Sheffield), Sanderson Lam (Leeds), David Grace (Leeds), Peter Lines (Leeds), Oliver Lines (Leeds) and Ashley Hugill (York).
The UK Championship is one of snooker’s Triple Crown events with a rich history dating back 40 years to 1977. Total prize money this year is £850,000 with the winner to take home £170,000.
The final and semi-finals are already SOLD OUT but tickets for other sessions are still available – for details CLICK HERE