The China Open kicks off at 2am (GMT) and runs up until 2nd April. This is the penultimate ranking event of the snooker season, before the World Championship at the Crucible next month.
Round one is the first to five frames and the session times are as follows (GMT):
Judd Trump/Jason Weston v Ashley Hugill
Eden Sharav v Ross Muir
Anthony McGill v Tian Pengfei
Martin Gould v Robbie Williams/Fan Zhengyi
Mike Dunn v Andy Hicks
Rory McLeod v Liang Wenbo/Itaro Santos
Kurt Maflin v Ben Woollaston
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri v Joe Perry
Shaun Murphy v Allan Taylor
Graeme Dott v Gary Wilson
Ali Carter v Stuart Carrington
Michael White v Yu De Lu
Jimmy White/Li Yuan v Michael Holt
Zhang Anda v Mark Williams
Rhys Clark v Mark Davis
Ian Burns v John Higgins
Stuart Bingham v Scott Donaldson
Robert Milkins v Noppon Saengkham
Kyren Wilson v Xiao Guodong
Mark King v Sanderson Lam
Mark Joyce v Fraser Patrick
Gareth Allen v Ronnie O’Sullivan
Zhou Yuelong v Matthew Selt
Paul S Davison v Ding Junhui/Sean O’Sullivan
Daniel Wells v Jamie Cope
Alan McManus v Matthew Stevens
Aditya Mehta v Li Hang/Luo Honghao
Stephen Maguire v Fergal O’Brien
Andrew Higginson v David Gilbert
Alex Borg/Niu Zhuang v Ricky Walden
Jimmy Robertson v Martin O’Donnell
Alfie Burden v Mark Selby/Adam Stefanow
I would like to lay my “cash cow” Ronnie O’ Sullivan but he is a bit too pricey for me, so instead I am picking out a player from each half of the the draw to back to lay (Back now and lay as the tournament progresses).
Judd has won twice this season and has made eight semi-final appearances, so he is back to lay material. Judd has won this tournament twice and is the defending champion.
Back Trump To Win
5/1 (6.00) Betfair Exchange
Mark has an easy enough quarter with his trickiest match potentially being The Ronald in the semi-finals. Mark likes is here and won in 2015.
Back Selby to Win
5/1 (5.90) Betfair Exchange
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