February on the Baize

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Today we look ahead to the second month of 2020 with several major tournaments to be contested on the World Snooker Tour and at amateur level across the WPBSA Group.

Here we preview all of the upcoming action to take place this February.

Belgian Women’s Open (31 January – 2 February)

The World Women’s Snooker Tour returns with the second staging of the Belgian Women’s Open.

Won last year by world number one Reanne Evans, the event returns to The Trickshot in Bruges with a significantly increased entry of 36 players set to compete across four competitions.

Coral World Grand Prix (3-9 February)

The top 32 players in the world on the one-year ranking list following the BetVictor German Masters will return to Cheltenham next week for the Coral World Grand Prix.

The first of three events forming this season’s Coral Series, the event was won last year by Judd Trump who will be among those set to battle it out to claim the title this season.

Follow our blog for the latest updates on the qualification race HERE.

Seniors Masters Qualifier (7-9 February)

The qualifying event for this season’s Seniors Masters will take place at Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon from 7-9 February.

The winner of the event will take their place at the venue stages of the event this May, set to be held at the Alexandra Palace in London for the first time.

Tournament information is available here at snookerscores.net

ManBetX Welsh Open (10-16 February)

The final event of the 2019/20 Home Nations Series will be contested next month as the Welsh Open returns to Cardiff for its latest staging.

Won last year by Australia’s Neil Robertson for a second time, the event dates back to 1992 and will once again see the world’s best players contest the title.

Challenge Tour 9 (15-16 February)

The 2019/20 Challenge Tour season continues as the amateur circuit heads to Wales for Event 9. To be held at the Terry Griffiths Matchroom in Llanelli, the event will see the race for main tour qualification hot up with just two more events to be completed prior to the end of the season.

Two players from the Challenge Tour will earn two-year tour cards from the start of the 2020/21 season.

BetVictor Shoot Out (20-23 February)

The BetVictor European Series continues with the BetVictor Shoot Out which returns to the Watford Colosseum for a fourth successive year.

Won last year by Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, the unique event also marks the final cut-off in the race to qualify for this season’s Coral Players Championship.

Coral Players Championship (24 February – 1 March)

The Coral Players Championship heads to a new venue in Southport for the first time in 2020 with the top 16 ranked players on the one-year ranking list to fight for the title won last year by Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Follow the race to qualify for the event HERE with the latest one-year ranking list.

Challenge Tour 5 (27-28 February)

The penultimate event of the 2019/20 Challenge Tour season will be the rescheduled fifth event, to conclude at The Winchester club in Leicester. Having originally been due to be played in Brighton, before circumstances beyond the control of the venue meant that the event had to be postponed, the tournament will continue with its existing draw with previously completed results to be honoured.

Two players from the Challenge Tour will earn two-year tour cards from the start of the 2020/21 season.