The World Mixed Doubles has been added to the World Snooker calendar in 2022 as a landmark new event for the sport.
The tournament will see the world’s top four men – Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson – each paired with one of the world’s top four women – Reanne Evans, Ng On Yee, Nutcharut Wongharuthai and Rebecca Kenna.
The invitational event will take place from Saturday September 24-25 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes and will be shown live on ITV in the UK and online.
A random draw will take place in advance of the event to determine the pairings and matches.
The four pairs will face off in a round-robin format (best of four frames) for the right to progress to the final.
Teams will register one point for each frame won. At the conclusion of the group phase, the top two teams will advance to the final, which will be contested over the best of seven frames.
The two players in a team will make alternate visits to the table, as opposed to alternate shots.
This will be the first televised mixed doubles snooker event since 1991, when Steve Davis and Allison Fisher joined forces to win the title in Hamburg.
2022 World Mixed Doubles Players
Ronnie O’Sullivan – Reigning and seven-time World Champion
Judd Trump – 2019 World Champion
Mark Selby – Four-time World Champion
Neil Robertson – 2010 World Champion
Reanne Evans – 12-time Women’s World Champion
Ng On Yee – Three-time World Champion
Nutcharut Wongharuthai – Reigning Women’s World Champion
Rebecca Kenna – Women’s world number four and multiple title winner