The world’s top snooker stars will return to Milton Keynes later this year when the English Open takes place at Stadium MK.
The world ranking event will run from November 1 to 7 and is open to all 128 players on the World Snooker Tour. Judd Trump won the title last season, beating Neil Robertson 9-8 in a dramatic final, having come through a strong field which also included the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, John Higgins, Shaun Murphy, Mark Williams and Kyren Wilson.
Stadium MK has hosted a wide range of snooker events over the past year, behind closed doors. But this time, WST is planning to welcome fans back for the first time.
WST has led the sporting world in the post-lockdown return of live audiences, and will continue to work closely with the UK Government on Covid-19 regulation. Fans can be assured that all necessary precautions will be taken at events to minimise the risk of virus transmission, keeping safety as our highest priority.
A WST spokesman said: “We are delighted to be heading back to Stadium MK for a huge event on our calendar. Over the past year we have staged nearly 20 events at this venue, many of them in a Covid-secure bubble, and the team at the venue have been fantastic to work with.
“It’s wonderful to now plan to host a tournament at the same location which is open to fans. For the players, competing at Stadium MK in front of a packed crowd will be a thrilling experience. We expect to see tickets selling fast as the English Open will have an incredibly strong field. The chance to see the very best players in the world cannot be missed.”
The English Open is the second of four events in the 2021/22 Home Nations Series and will receive extensive live television coverage on Eurosport.