Netease Sports reported on October 11:
From October 12th to 18th, the second major ranking event of snooker this season-the English Open will be held in Milton Keynes. Ding Junhui will lead 21 members of the Chinese Army to play. Ding Junhui will encounter a civil war in the first round. Higgins, O'Sullivan is in the same district with him. Who just won the European Masters Championship
The English Open adopts a flat format of 128 participants. Except for Hendry, who has come back, who did not register, the other top stars will participate. As many as 21 members of the Chinese Army played. Ding Junhui, who was assigned to the 4/4 area, had a civil war with Si Jiahui in the first round. Not surprisingly, he should be able to pass the battle smoothly. The opponent in the second round will be between Brecher and Burns. produce. If you can continue to advance, Ding Junhui and Xiao Guodong may have another Chinese derby in the third round. If you can reach the top 16, Ding Junhui may face Higgins.
O'Sullivan, who temporarily withdrew from the Champions League due to the epidemic, will return to the game in England. O'Sullivan will face French amateur Ochoski in the first round, and Ryan Day in the second round. The opponent in the third round may be Welsh Dragon Stevens. The potential opponent in the 1/8 finals is the World Championship. Thai fast gunner Tachaia or Lisovsky who has been defeated by a big score. As far as the difficulty of signing is concerned, O'Sullivan has no problem breaking into the quarterfinals. Ding Junhui or Higgins will be waiting for him in the quarter-finals.
The 3/4 zone is led by Trump, who is ranked No. 1 in the world. The small chief will face last season's best rookie Heathcote in the first round. He will accept Yuan Sijun's challenge in the second round. In the third round he may face another Chinese team ball Lu Ning. Mark Williams faced Alan Taylor in the first round. Bingham faced O'Brien in the first round, and World Championship runner-up Wilson faced veteran Dale. In theory, Trump and Wilson are expected to meet in the quarter-finals.
As the defending champion of England, Selby just won the European Masters two weeks ago. He is in good shape and set his goal to defend the title. Selby, who sits in the 1/4 zone, faced Fan Zhengyi in the first round. The potential opponents in the second and third rounds are Chang Bingyu and Liang Wenbo. If they can get through three consecutive levels, they will compete with Carter for the quarter-finals. Murphy is also in this quarter, Zhou Yuelong and Maguire will be his main opponents before meeting Selby.
In the 2/4 area, Yan Bingtao faced the 49-year-old veteran McManus in the first round. In the second round, he may encounter the European Masters runner-up Gould, who defeated Yan Bingtao in the quarter-finals. Robertson, Allen and Hawkins are also in this area. Robertson may have encountered three Chinese players Lu Haotian, Tian Pengfei and Zhao Xintong. Allen will face Mark King in the first round.
According to the schedule, the first four rounds of the England Open adopted a system of 7 games and 4 wins, with 9 games and 5 wins in the quarter-finals, 11 games and 6 wins in the semifinals, and 9 wins in the final 17 games. The championship prize was 70,000 pounds.