Tuesday 12th of March ~Sunday 17th of March at The Bailey Allen Hall, National University of Ireland, Galway
3rd staging of the PTC Grand Finals previously won by Shaun Murphy in 2011 and Stephen Lee in 2012 neither of which will be playing in it this year, Shaun Murphy failed to Qualify in all the available routes and Stephen Lee despite qualifying through winning APTC 2 is Suspended so his place goes to china's Xiao Guodong who was next on the APTC Order of Merit.
This year the Field of Players has increased from 24 to 32 with £100,000 Going to the winner.
only 6 out of 32 players have played in the event every year Mark Selby, Martin Gould, Jack Lisowski, Tom Ford, Andrew Higginson and Mark Davis, Stephen Maguire has Qualified all 3 Years however in 2011 he withdrew without Playing giving Stuart Bingham a Bye in to the Last 16.
Ken Doherty who has been heavily involved with the Grand Finals of previous years as The MC has this year Qualified as a Player and will play Kurt Maflin in Round 1.
Who will top yet another Packed season of PTC Events and win the Overall Tournament?
Mark Selby v Jack Lisowski (Head to Head Lisowski Leads 2-1)
Martin Gould v Tom Ford (Head to Head Ford Leads 4-1)
Marco Fu v Mark Joyce (Head to Head Marco Leads 1-0)
John Higgins v Allister Carter (Head to Head Higgins Leads 16-4)
Neil Robertson v Jamie Burnett (Head to Head Robertson Leads 2-1)
Barry Hawkins v Li Hang (Never met before)
Graeme Dott v Xiao Guodong (Head to Head Dott Leads 1-0)
Judd Trump v Alfie Burden (Head to Head Trump Leads 3-1)
Ding Junhui v Andrew Higginson (Head to Head Ding Leads 1-0)
Robert Milkins v Anthony McGill (Head to Head McGill Leads 1-0)
Mark Allen v Mark Davis (Head to Head Allen Leads 5-1)
Stephen Maguire v Joe Swail (Head to Head Maguire Leads 7-2)
Rod Lawler v Cao Yupeng (Never met before)
Ken Doherty v Kurt Maflin (Never met before)
Ben Woollaston v Mark Williams (Head to Head 1-1)
Stuart Bingham v Joe Perry (Head to Head Perry Leads 4-2)
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