Ronnie O'Sullivan to join World Snooker stars playing English Open at Barnsley Metrodome
Five-time World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has confirmed his entry to the 2017 English Open and will one of many big names to compete at Barnsley Metrodome.
The tournament - from October 16 to 22 - is being staged in Barnsley for the first time, featuring 128 players contesting the world ranking event and a top prize of Â£70,000 at the town's Metrodome.
Tickets are still available for the English Open and the current ‘Barmy Barnsley’ special offer has all-day tickets available for just Â£5 for the first four days (October 16-19) – this offer will finish soon
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Crowd favourite O’Sullivan will join a stellar field for the world ranking event.
Also confirmed for the first of the season’s Home Nations series are World Champion Mark Selby, John Higgins, Shaun Murphy, Ding Junhui, Neil Robertson, Jimmy White, Liang Wenbo and a host of other top stars among the 128-man field.
The Eurosport-televised event will see players competing for a top prize of Â£70,000 and the Steve Davis Trophy. And the winner will go into the second Home Nations event of the season with a chance to land a Â£1 million bonus if he can win further titles in Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff.
With all 128 players in action over the first two days (Monday October 16 and Tuesday October 17) and with seven tables in the arena, it’s a chance for fans to see many of their heroes in action for the price of a single ticket,
It is the first of the season's four Home Nations tournaments and there is a Â£1 million bonus on offer for any player who can win all four.
Last season the event featured star names such as Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mark Selby, Judd Trump and John Higgins. Another stellar line up is again expected.
VIDEO: Liang Wenbo won the Englsh Open last season. Watch his reaction in our YouTube embedded video - or CLICK HERE.
The tournament was staged for the first time in 2016 and it was Liang Wenbo who lifted the inaugural trophy after beating Judd Trump in the final.
This season’s event once again it will form part of the Home Nations series along with the Northern Ireland Open, Scottish Open and Welsh Open.
Fans are strongly urged to get tickets booked fast to make sure of their seats and the chance to see their heroes live.
Dates: Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October 2017
Venue: Barnsley Metrodome
Wheelchair seating will be positioned in Block C, Row A. Please call the Box Office to book.
Unreserved seating is available from Monday 16 to Friday 20, reserved seating is in operation for Saturday 21 & Sunday 22.
For more information visit www.worldsnooker.com.