The number sixteen has already been whittled down to eight in the race for the £125,000 cheque.
Tag: Neil Robertson
The Englishman only just reached the final of the previous event on Sunday.
The non-ranking event gets under way on Sunday in Milton Keynes.
It’s an opportunity to reflect on what has been a strange year in the game.
The Australian was playing his first match since capturing the UK Championship title earlier this month.
It’s a third UK title for the Australian, adding to his prior successes in 2013 and 2015.
It marks a fitting climax to what is the biggest ranking event of the season so far.
Two of the favourites and a pair of outsiders are in with a shot of capturing the £200,000 top prize this weekend.
Only eight players are now in with a chance of capturing the 2020 title.