The British Open has returned, 17 years since it last featured on the British snooker schedule in 2004.
The British Open is the second ranking event of the calendar year, following on from the Championship League.
The tournament will take place at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, where last year’s World Championship finalists Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy will go head-to-head on 17 August.
Here is everything you need to know about the format of the tournament, the schedule and how to watch it.
When is the British Open 2021?
The snooker tournament will run across six days, from 16 - 22 August.
The schedule for the first round has already been published and the first four rounds will be played on a best-of-five format. A random draw will be made prior to each round.
The schedule includes morning, afternoon and evening sessions.
Where can I watch the British open?
ITV4 will be covering each day’s events, kicking off with coverage of the afternoon session from 12.45pm.
Day one results - 16 August
Robbie Williams 3-1 Sunny Akani
Steven Hallworth 2-3 Joe O’Connor
Xu Si 3-2 Fan Zhengyi
Zhang Anda 1-3 John J Astley
Liang Wenbo 3-1 Simon Lichtenberg
Andrew Higginson 2-3 Jordan Brown
Dylan Emery 3-2 Gao Yang
Jak Jones 3-2 Lyu Haotian
Alexander Ursenbacher 1-3 John Higgins
Yuan SiJun 2-3 Louis Heathcote
Ben Woollaston 2-3 Hammad Miah
Chen Zifan 3-0 Farakh Ajaib
Zak Surety 0-3 Ken Doherty
Gerard Greene 2-3 Martin O’Donnell
Mark Williams 3-0 Tian Pengfei
Aaron Hill 0-3 Jimmy White
Matthew Selt 3-2 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Mitchell Mann 2-3 Judd Trump
Ashley Carty 0-3 Bai Langning
David Lilley 3-1 Craig Steadman
Ian Burns 3-1 Michael White
Stuart Carrington 0-3 Liam Highfield
Mark Allen 3-2 Reanne Evans
Zhou Yuelong 3-2 Tom Ford
Day two results - Tuesday 17 August
Lu Ning 3-1 Igor Figueiredo
Lee Walker 3-1 Sanderson Lam
Dominic Dale 3-0 Xiao Guodong
Wu Yize 3-0 Fraser Patrick
Anthony McGill 1-3 Zhao Jianbo
Andy Hicks 3-1 Chang Bingyu
David Grace 3-2 Mark Lloyd
Zhang Jiankang 3-1 Peter Lines
Ashley Hugill 3-2 Kyren Wilson
Joe Perry 2-3 Ben Hancorn
Elliot Slessor 3-1 Peter Devlin
Jimmy Robertson 3-0 Mark Joyce
Iulian Boiko 2-3 Anthony Hamilton
Dean Young 0-3 Scott Donaldson
Stephen Maguire 3-0 Jackson Page
Jack Lisowski 2-3 Barry Pinches
James Cahill 2-3 Ricky Walden
Michael Holt 2-3 Mark Davis
Michael Judge 1-3 Andrew Pagett
Mark Selby 3-2 Shaun Murphy
Jamie Jones 1-3 Hossein Vafaei
Ross Muir 3-2 Ryan Day
Chris Wakelin 2-3 Stephen Hendry
David Gilbert 3-0 Matthew Stevens
Day three - Wednesday 18 August
Zhao Xintong 2-3 Cao Yupeng
Michael Georgiou 3-0 Soheil Vahedi
Rory McLeod w/o Kurt Maflin
Si Jiahui 0-3 Oliver Lines
Li Hang 3-0 Sam Craigie
Duane Jones 3-1 Nigel Bond
Jamie Clarke 0-3 Pang Junxu
Ali Carter 3-2 Lei Peifan
Barry Hawkins 2-3 Luca Brecel
Lukas Kleckers 3-2 Yan Bingtao
Jamie Wilson 1-3 Mark King
Sean Maddocks 0-3 Noppon Saengkham
Fergal O’Brien 0-3 Gary Wilson
Stuart Bingham 3-1 Robert Milkins
Alfie Burden 1-3 Allan Taylor
Graeme Dott 1-3 Martin Gould
Draw Two schedule - Thursday 19 August
Xu Si 3-0 Barry Pinches
Ian Burns 0-3 Duane Jones
Noppon Saengkham 2-3 Jimmy Robertson
Liang Wenbo 1-3 Hammad Miah
Ricky Walden v Robbie Williams
Rory McLeod v Ross Muir
Mark Davis v Jak Jones
Luca Brecel v Zhao Jianbo
Cao Yupeng v John Higgins
David B Gilbert v John Astley
Matthew Selt v Michael Georgiou
Elliot Slessor v Wu Yize
Gary Wilson v Stephen Hendry
Lee Walker v Mark King
Oliver Lines v David Grace
Allan Taylor v Jimmy White
Mark Selby v Allister Carter
Martin Gould v Lu Ning
Lukas Kleckers v Louis Heathcote
Li Hang v Zhang Jiankang
Stuart Bingham v Judd Trump
Pang Junxu v Bai Langning
Dylan Emery v Andrew Pagett
Joe O’Connor v Ken Doherty
Who are the expected finalists in the British Open?
According to betting odds from Coral, as of 19 August the most likely finalists who could go head-to-head on 22 August are Mark Selby and Judd Trump.
World Champion defender Selby has increased his likeability to win, since the open began on August 16.
Coral now have odds on Selby winning at 6/1, with Higgins closing in at 13/2.
However, it is dark horse Judd Trump who has had an impressive year so far and is the predicted winner, with odds of 4/1.
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