Scottish Open first round: O’Sullivan, Breacher, Trump in action

The draw for the Scottish Open in Edinburgh has been made with Ronnie O’Sullivan handed a tournament opener against Glaswegian Liam Graham. World champion Luca Brecel, winner of the 2021 event, takes on Iulian Boiko of Ukraine with English Open and Wuhan Open champion Judd Trump up against Sydney Wilson. The Home Nations event runs between December 11-17 in the Scottish capital.

World No. 1 Ronnie O’Sullivan will face Scottish rookie Liam Graham in his opening match at this season’s Scottish Open in Edinburgh.

The seven-time world champion meets Graham at Meadowbank Sports Centre, host venue for the second straight year, with the Home Nations ranking event live on Eurosport and discovery+ between 11-17 December.

World champion Luca Brecel was drawn with talented Ukraine player Iulian Boiko, while English Open and Wuhan Open champion Judd Trump takes on Sydney Wilson.

Scottish icon John Higgins meets Oliver Brown as his fellow four-time world champion Mark Selby confronts Sean O’Sullivan.

UK champion Mark Allen was handed a tricky opener against Welsh professional Jamie Jones.

Scottish Open first round: O’Sullivan, Breacher, Trump in action

Wallsend player Gary Wilson claimed his first major ranking title with a 9-2 victory over Joe O’Connor in last year’s Scottish Open final and begins his title defence against his close friend and practice partner Elliot Slessor.

All the first-round matches are contested over the best of seven frames with the world’s top 16 starting their respective campaigns at the finals venue alongside two matches involving local wild cards.

The Scottish Open qualifying tournament will be held in Leicester from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, with six-time world runner-up Jimmy White set to face Mark Foo in the first round.

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