Our live text coverage of the 2024 Welsh Open will begin this afternoon with Neil Robertson and then Mark Williams in afternoon action.
To remind you about the news leading in to this tournament, Judd Trump will be absent, having withdrawn from the last of this season’s Home Nations Series after his German Masters victory earlier this month. He has been replaced by Welshman Duane Jones.
Robert Milkins, who beat Shaun Murphy 9-7 in last year’s final, is set to start his title defence with a first-round encounter against Jamie Jones.
Ronnie O’Sullivan dropped out of the tournament, and has been replaced by Alfie Davies, while Brecel is scheduled to come up against Jiang Jun.
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