Also straight to the finals are (amongst others) Darren Appleton, Yáng Fān, Zhèng Yǔbó, Thorsten Hohmann, Albin Ouschan, Nick Ekonomopoulos, Radoslaw Babica and Lǐ Hèwén.
A handful of snooker pros are also having a crack at this via the qualifying competition - Tom Ford, Chris Melling, Mark King, Luca Brecel and Vinnie Calabrese. And Iranian amateur Soheil Vahedi too. Another familiar name is Robbie Foldvari of Australia.
Others in qualifying include Corey Duell, Daryl Peach, Craig Hauck, Max Eberle, Naoyuki Oi, Karl Boyes and Oscar Dominguez.
(EDIT to title 27 Jan)
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