The match returns to the calendar for the primary time in 17 years this August.
ITV will present reside protection of the revived British Open within the UK, with tickets on sale now for the rating occasion on the Morningside Area in Leicester.
It is going to be the primary snooker occasion of the 2021/22 season to welcome a crowd, with the World Snooker Tour persevering with to work intently with its match companions and the UK authorities on COVID-19 regulation.
The announcement that ITV will display screen the week’s motion brings the broadcaster’s tally of snooker tournaments subsequent season to 5.
Along with the British Open, ITV may even air reside protection of the Champion of Champions, World Grand Prix, Gamers Championship, and Tour Championship.
The British Open, in the meantime, returns to the schedule for the primary time since 2004 and can characteristic 128 of the world’s greatest gamers battling for the trophy.
It was previously a daily annual fixture for 20 years, with the likes of Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O’Sullivan, and Mark Williams among the many winners.
Scotland’s John Higgins is the reigning champion of types, having been the final participant to seize the title when it was most just lately staged in Brighton 17 years in the past.
WST Chairman Steve Dawson stated: “We’re delighted to present snooker supporters the chance to look at the most effective gamers on the planet in what will likely be a superb week of prime class sport.”
“Following our discussions with our companions and public well being our bodies we’re thrilled to have the ability to open our doorways initially of the 2021/22 season, carrying on the momentum we achieved on the World Championship within the Spring. For the gamers, to have a crowd and an environment makes such a distinction.
“We all know there’s a large quantity of curiosity in snooker in Leicester and the encircling space, with Mark Selby and a number of other different tour gamers from town proving to be nice function fashions. The Morningside is a wonderful venue and I hope to see it packed out for the seven days.”
Particulars on the line-up of gamers will likely be introduced nearer to the occasion.
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