Earth champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will meet up with Lukas Kleckers in the initial round of the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast on Sunday 16 October.
A qualifying round will be staged at Robin Park Leisure Centre in Wigan later this thirty day period (23-28 August), but O’Sullivan and the relaxation of the world’s major 16 will participate in their opening matches at the city’s Waterfront Corridor – staging the event for a fifth 12 months – Live on Eurosport.
O’Sullivan has confronted Germany’s entire world No. 112 Kleckers 2 times – profitable 4-2 on each celebration – such as victory at the very same phase of the Northern Eire Open up five several years back when Kleckers made a sparkling 137 split in reaction to 126 from the Rocket.
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Two local players will also perform a wild card spherical at the final venue with planet No. 22 Zhou Yuelong awaiting the winner of that contest.
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All matches are the finest of 7 frames with the quarter-finals raising to the very best of 9, the semi-finals the ideal of 11 just before a finest-of-17 frame closing on Sunday 23 Oct.
The Northern Eire Open is the very first match of the 2022/23 House Nations Collection with the English Open up, Scottish Open up and Welsh Open all stay on Eurosport.
Best 16 matches at Northern Eire Open
- Ronnie O’Sullivan v Lukas Kleckers
- Judd Trump v Rod Lawler
- Mark Selby v Reanne Evans
- Neil Robertson v Fraser Patrick
- John Higgins v Fergal O’Brien
- Kyren Wilson v Ken Doherty
- Mark Williams v Peter Lines
- Zhao Xintong v Lyu Haotian
- Jack Lisowski v Li Hang
- Barry Hawkins v Anthony Hamilton
- Shaun Murphy v Xu Si
- Mark Allen v Chang Bingyu
- Luca Brecel v Joe O’Connor
- Yan Bingtao v Liang Wenbo
- Ricky Walden v Xiao Guodong
- Stuart Bingham v Allan Taylor
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