Snooker – today’s matches: Every match, timings and full schedule for English Open

The English Open forms part of snooker’s Home Nations series, which also features events in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This week’s tournament takes place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, with the final to be played on Sunday, October 18. Last year’s final was won by Mark Selby, who beat David Gilbert 9-1 to win the Steve Davis Trophy for the first time.

Recalling the his 2019 English Open win, Selby sid: “My form leading up to the tournament wasn’t great. Even getting to the final, I didn’t play fantastically in any of the matches. I just dug in and grafted.

“Then playing Dave I produced some really good stuff. That was probably the best I’ve played before in a final.

“I’d like to perform like that every time. If I could box up that performance and do it in every final, then you’d be paying a fortune for it.”

Also in action this week are six-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and world No 1 Judd Trump.

Snooker – today’s matches

(ROUND 3 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15)

From 10am:

Mark Selby vs Liang Wenbo

Hossein Vafaei vs Jamie Clarke

Robbie Williams vs Kurt Maflin

Steven Hallworth vs Anthony McGill

Barry Hawkins vs Joe O’Connor

Alexander Ursenbacher vs Ben Woollaston

Xu Si vs Kyren Wilson

Ding Junhui vs Tom Ford

From 1pm:

David Grace vs Andrew Higginson

Zhou Yuelong vs David Lilley

Judd Trump vs Michael Holt

Allan Taylor vs Gary Wilson

John Higgins vs Jimmy Robertson

Ben Hancorn vs Jak Jones

From 2.30pm:

Mark Davis vs Neil Robertson

Matthew Stevens vs Ronnie O’Sullivan

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For the second match in a row, world no 1 Trump was forced to fight back from 3-1 down to keep his English Open hopes alive.

The 2019 world champion squeezed past Yuan Sijun 4-3 in the second round, just a day after avoiding a shock exit to Louis Heathcote by doing similar.

Trump reeled off breaks of 73, 83 and 67 to claim the final three frames as Yuan failed to pick up a single point.

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“Today was a little bit better from 3-1 down. I am happy with the way I ended the game but there were still a lot of missed balls and careless shots,” he said.

“He didn’t really do a lot wrong from 3-1, I made three good breaks.

“Hopefully I can keep digging myself out of trouble and play a little bit better next game.

“The form is there, it’s not showed itself in this event, but I’m still battling away. Tomorrow is the big day.”

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