The World Grand Prix takes centre stage at the Preston Guild Hall this week and you can follow all the latest fixtures and results here.
It is the fourth staging of the prestigious event since its introduction in 2015, with the 32 highest-ranked players on the one-year list competing for the top prize of £100,000.
Following an impressive start to the season that has brought three ranking titles, Ronnie O’Sullivan is the top seed and aiming to go one better having reached the final of the inaugural.
He was beaten by Judd Trump, who is bidding for the title number two, while Shaun Murphy is the other former champion on display at the Guild Hall.
However, reigning Ladbrokes World Grand Prix champion Barry Hawkins will not be here to defend his crown, having failed to qualify for this year’s tournament.
Nevertheless, there is still a star-studded field in Preston that also includes World champion Mark Selby and Ding Junhui, as well as John Higgins and Neil Robertson.
Meanwhile, Mark Williams’ recent resurgence that has brought him two ranking titles this season means he arrives as the second seed.
There are more of the world’s top 16 players in the event such as Masters champion Mark Allen and Kyren Wilson, as well as Luca Brecel, Anthony McGill, Ali Carter and Stuart Bingham.
Elsewhere, there is a strong Chinese contingent with Northern Ireland Open finalist Yan Bingtao and Scottish Open runner-up Cao Yupeng, and Li Hang and Xiao Guodong.
Michael Georgiou sneaked into the event at the last minute following his dramatic victory at the Shoot-Out, and will be hoping to make the most of his unexpected opportunity, while the likes of Stephen Maguire, Graeme Dott and Robert Milkins shall also be eager to impress.
The tournament runs from February 19-25 at The Preston Guild Hall, with all matches up to and including the second round being contested over the best of seven frames, while the best of nine will determine who prevails in the quarter-finals.
The Semi-Finals will be played over the best of 11 frames and the best of 19 in the final shall lift the trophy on Sunday evening.
World Grand Prix 2018 Tournament schedule
Monday February 19
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-0 Robert Milkins
2 Martin Gould 2-4 Yan Bingtao
8 Luca Brecel 0-4 Michael Georgiou
6 Ryan Day 3-4 Jack Lisowski
Tuesday February 20
3 Mark Allen 3-4 Xiao Guodong
7 Stephen Maguire 4-0 Li Hang
4 John Higgins 4-3 Ali Carter
10 Graeme Dott 2-4 Joe Perry
9 Judd Trump 1-4 Michael White
15 Anthony McGill 4-1 Cao Yupeng
5 Shaun Murphy 4-1 Ricky Walden
11 Neil Robertson 4-1 David Gilbert
Wednesday February 21
12 Mark Selby 4-3 Jimmy Robertson
13 Ding Junhui 4-1 Mark King
16 Mark Williams 2-4 Stuart Bingham
14 Kyren Wilson 3-4 Mark Joyce
17 Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-3 Yan Bingtao
20 Stephen Maguire 4-3 Michael Georgiou
19 Shaun Murphy 4-2 Jack Lisowski
18 Xiao Guodong 4-3 John Higgins
Thursday February 22
22 Neil Robertson 0-4 Mark Selby
23 Ding Junhui 4-1 Mark Joyce
21 Michael White 4-0 Joe Perry
24 Anthony McGill 4-1 Stuart Bingham
25 Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-0 Xiao Guodong
26 Shaun Murphy 2-5 Stephen Maguire
Friday February 23
27 Michael White 2-5 Mark Selby
28 Ding Junhui 5-3 Anthony McGill
29 Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-4 Stephen Maguire
Saturday February 24
30 Mark Selby 5-6 Ding Junhui
Sunday February 25
1pm & 7pm
Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-3 Ding Junhui
Semi-Final losers: £20,000
Quarter-Final losers: £12,500
Last 16 losers: £7,500
Last 32 losers: £5,000
Highest break: £5,000