When is the English Open?

The 2021 English Open takes place from November 1–7, 2021 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
The sixth edition of the tournament returns to Milton Keynes with world No. 1 Judd Trump looking to defend the title he won last year when he beat Neil Robertson 9-8 in the final.
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How to watch?

The event is live on Eurosport every day. Coverage on the television begins at 12:45, and the earlier matches can be watched on the Eurosport App and discovery+.
Check here for TV listings, or alternatively here for details on how to stream the event live on eurosport.co.uk and the app or discovery+. In addition to the live streaming, daily reports and highlights will be published online on the Eurosport website.

What is the format?

The first, second and third rounds will all be played over best of seven frames, until the quarter finals which will see an increase to best of nine frames.
The semi-finals will be played over best of 11 frames and the best-of-17-frame final on Sunday 7 November.

Who is playing?

Qualifiers for the event took place from September 17-22 at the Barnsley Metrodome, with the Ali Carter and Graeme Dott among those confirming a first-round place. However, the qualifiers involving the top 16 players and two wildcard nominations have been held over and will take place on Monday 1 November at the final venue.
Trump, winner of the 2020 tournament, starts his defence against Matthew Salt, while Ronnie O’Sullivan faces David Lilley who replaces Igor Figueiredo after the Brazilian was forced to withdraw due to travel restrictions.
Mark Selby kicks off his campaign against Sanderson Lam and Mark Allen, fresh off his victory at the Northern Ireland Open, will take on Belgium’s Luca Brecel.


Round 1
Mon 1 Nov 10am
  • Anthony McGill [16] v Gao Yang [80]
  • Stephen Maguire [9] v Mark King [59]
  • Kyren Wilson [5] v Noppon Saengkham [38]
  • Ding Junhui [10] v Andrew Pagett [96]
Mon 1 Nov 1pm
  • Judd Trump [1] v Matthew Selt [33]
  • Barry Hawkins [12] v Reanne Evans (f) [115]
  • Shaun Murphy [6] v Duane Jones [92]
  • Yan Bingtao [15] v Aaron Hill [82]
Est. Mon 1 Nov 3pm
  • Stuart Bingham [13] v Ng On Yee (f) [120]
  • Jack Lisowski [14] v Mark Joyce [63]
  • Oliver Sykes (a) v Allan Taylor [75]
  • Mark Selby [2] v Sanderson Lam (a)
Round 2
Mon 1 Nov 7pm
Alexander Ursenbacher [42] v Tom Ford [24]
Round 1
Mon 1 Nov 7pm
  • Mark Lloyd (a) v Paul Deaville (a)
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan [3] v David Lilley (a)
  • John Higgins [7] v Zhao Jianbo [74]
Round 2
Est. Mon 1 Nov 8pm
  • Gary Wilson [28] v Ben Woollaston [52]
Round 1
Est. Mon 1 Nov 8pm
  • Neil Robertson [4] v Andy Hicks [104]
  • Mark Allen [11] v Luca Brecel [44]
Round 2
Tue 2 Nov 10am
  • Xiao Guodong [32] v Steven Hallworth [70]
Tue 2 Nov 1pm
  • Ross Muir (a) v Wu Yize [107]
  • Xu Si [98] v Zhao Xintong [25]
Est. Tue 2 Nov 3pm
  • Soheil Vahedi (a) v Robbie Williams [68]
  • Mark Davis [49] v Graeme Dott [20]
Tue 2 Nov 7pm
  • Akani Songsermsawad [57] v Ricky Walden [29]
Est. Tue 2 Nov 8pm
  • Stephen Hendry [89] v Chris Wakelin [61]
Wed 3 Nov 10am
  • Rory McLeod [78] v Anthony Hamilton [47]
  • Li Hang [39] v Allister Carter [22]
  • Fraser Patrick [117] v Hossein Vafaei [40]
Wed 3 Nov 1pm
  • Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [19] v Peter Devlin [84]
Est. Wed 3 Nov 3pm
  • Martin Gould [23] v Scott Donaldson [35]
  • Martin O'Donnell [46] v David B Gilbert [18]

Tournament history

The tournament was established in 2016 as part of the Home Nations Series. Judd Trump is the defending champion and aiming to become a first two-time winner this year.
2016Liang WenboJudd Trump9–6Manchester
2017Ronnie O'Sullivan Kyren Wilson9–2Barnsley
2018Stuart BinghamMark Davies9–7Crawley
2019Mark Selby David Gilbert9–1Crawley
2020Judd TrumpNeil Robertson9–0Milton Keynes

Prize money

  • Winner: £70,000
  • Runner-up: £30,000
  • Semi-final: £20,000
  • Quarter-final: £10,000
  • Last 16: £7,500
  • Last 32: £4,000
  • Last 64: £3,000
  • Highest break: £5,000
  • Total: £405,000


For full details on tickets for the English Open, check out the official World Snooker website.
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