Saturday 14th ~ Sunday 15th at the Medrodome in Barnsley
It will be 10 years since China's number one player Ding Junhui won his first ranking event title at the age of 18 in his home country, back then in 2005 he defeated Stephen Hendry in the Final 9-5 which catapulted Ding to become a major star in China with all the titles that followed that victory.
Fittingly enough, Ding is the defending champion, but before the action moves on to China at the end of March, all 128 players are in Barnsley, where Ding will start his defense against Scotland's Ross Muir.
Also in the tournament is 5 times World Champion and current UK Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan who will be trying to make his 3rd trip to China for a ranking event this season, plus current Masters Champion Shaun Murphy will too be here, as well as the likes of Australian Open Champion Judd Trump, Wuxi Classic winner Neil Robertson and World Champion and very recently crowned German Masters Champion Mark Selby.
Who will reach the Last 64 and book their flight to China for the last ranking event of the season before the World Championships?
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