Joe Swail will face Irishman David Morris, former world number two Tony Knowles will take on Justin Astley and the likes of Robin Hull, Patrick Wallace and Les Dodd will also be competing. Two players will progress from this phase to the main tour rounds.
The main tour section starts on April 6 in the Badminton Hall at the English Instittute of Sport - Sheffield. Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Ken Doherty and Luca Brecel will be among those trying to make it to the Crucible. Tickets are on sale and start at just £5, for details call 0114 256 5567 or visit www.arenaticketshop.co.uk
Ball by ball scoring and results from tournaments