World Open Snooker 2024 draw, schedule, TV channel, prize money and odds

Judd Trump won the last edition of the World Open in 2019 (Picture: Getty Images)

The World Open is held for the first time in nearly five years as the ranking event in Yushan returns to the World Snooker Tour calendar.

The 2019 edition was the final professional event held in mainland China before the COVID pandemic struck and the sport did not return for almost four years.

Judd Trump beat Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in that final nearly five years ago and the Ace is back to try and defend his title at Yushan Sports Centre.

There has been a round of qualifying already, held in Barnsley in January, with notable names including Jack Lisowski, Anthony McGill, Gary Wilson, Marco Fu, Thepchaiya and Stuart Bingham all falling at the first hurdle.

There is no shortage of stars, though, with the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Mark Allen, Luca Brecel and John Higgins joining Trump among the favourites to lift the trophy.

There is plenty on the line in Yushan, with the winner claiming the £170,000 top prize and the runner-up a very healthy £73,000.

The top 12 on the one-year ranking list will head to Manchester for the Tour Championship on 1 April, while there is also the race to avoid qualification for the World Championship by securing a top 16 spot in he world rankings.

Ronnie O’Sullivan arrives after winning the World Masters of Snooker (Picture: Zhai Zheng @zhaizhengqd)

World Open draw and schedule

Monday 18 March
01.30 –
Mark Selby vs Adam Duffy
01.30 – Hossein Vafaei vs Graeme Dott
01.30 – Ali Carter vs Louis Heathcote
01.30 – Robbie Williams vs Tom Ford
01.30 – Wang Xinbo vs Wang Xinzhong (wildcard round)
01.30 – Sanderson Lam vs Gong Chenzhi (round one)
01.30 – Jordan Brown vs Lan Yuhao (round one)
01.30 – Luca Brecel vs Manasawin Phetmalaikul
06.30 – Lukas Kleckers vs Dominic Dale
06.30 – Stuart Carrington vs David Lilley
06.30 – Si Jiahui vs Long Zehuang
06.30 – Robert Milkins vs Sam Craigie
06.30 – Sean O’Sullivan vs Joe Perry
06.30 – Xu Si vs Shaun Murphy
06.30 – Judd Trump vs Rory Thor (round one)
06.30 – Zhang Anda vs Allan Taylor
11.30 – Jak Jones vs Ashley Hugill
11.30 – David Grace vs Kyren Wilson
11.30 – Jamie Jones vs Ricky Walden
11.30 – Daniel Wells vs Mark Allen
11.30 – Ishpreet Singh Chadha vs Yuan Sijun
11.30 – Jenson Kendrick vs Barry Hawkins
11.30 – Matt Selt vs Wang/Wang (round one)
11.30 – Ding Junhui vs Zak Surety (round one)

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Ding Junhui is hoping to win his first ranking title in China since 2017 (Picture: Getty Images)

Tuesday 19 March
06.30 – John Higgins vs Jackson Page
06.30 – Zhou Yuelong vs Wu Yize
06.30 – Elliot Slessor vs Zhang/Taylor
06.30 – Lyu Haotian vs Aaron Hill
06.30 – Liu Hongyu vs Ding/Surety
06.30 – Stephen Maguire vs Pang Junxu
06.30 – Oliver Brown vs Brecel/Phetmalaikul
11.30 – Trump/Thor vs Lam/Gong
11.30 – Dave Gilbert vs Fan Zhengyi
11.30 – Matthew Stevens vs Ryan Day
11.30 – He Guoqiang vs Selt/Wang/Wang
11.30 –
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Michael White
11.30 – Cao Yupeng vs Noppon Saengkham
11.30 – Neil Robertson vs Tian Pengfei
11.30 – Chris Wakelin vs Brown/Lan

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Neil Robertson is hoping to turn a poor season around at the World Open (Picture: Getty Images)

Where to watch the World Open

The tournament will be shown on Eurosport and Discovery+ in the UK.

Sessions start at 1.30am (Monday), 6.30am and 11.30am UK time.

World Open prize money

Winner: £170,000
Runner-up: £73,000
Semi-final: £32,500
Quarter-final: £21,500
Last 16: £14,000
Last 32: £9,000
Last 64: £5,000
Highest break: £5,000

World Open odds

Ronnie O’Sullivan 2/1
Judd Trump 5/2
Mark Selby 9/1
Mark Allen 12/1
Luca Brecel 16/1
Neil Robertson 16/1
John Higgins 16/1
Kyren Wilson 18/1
Shaun Murphy 20/1
Barry Hawkins 22/1
Ali Carter 22/1
Zhang Anda 25/1
Ding Junhui 28/1
Hossein Vafaei 66/1
David Gilbert 80/1
Si Jiahui 80/1

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Si Jiahui takes on Long Zehuang in his first match in Yushan (Picture: Getty Images)

Ricky Walden 80/1
Tom Ford 80/1
Zhou Yuelong 80/1
Yuan Sijun 125/1
Noppon Saengkham 125/1
Jak Jones 125/1
Ryan Day 150/1
Stephen Maguire 150/1
Ben Woollaston 150/1
Fan Zhengyi 150/1
Chris Wakelin 150/1
Lyu Haotian 150/1
Cao Yupeng 150/1
Matthew Selt 150/1
Robert Milkins 175/1
Pang Junxu 175/1
Jamie Jones 175/1
Joe Perry 175/1
Wu Yize 200/1
Sam Craigie 200/1
Dominic Dale 250/1
Elliot Slessor 250/1
Graeme Dott 250/1
Matthew Stevens 250/1
Robbie Williams 250/1
Jordan Brown 250/1
Liu Hongyu 250/1
Xu Si 300/1
He Guoqiang 300/1
Daniel Wells 300/1
Stuart Carrington 300/1

Odds courtesy of Betfair


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