Belgian Women’s Open 2023 | Tournament Information

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Tournament information for this weekend’s Belgian Women’s Open is now available:

The sixth World Women’s Snooker (WWS) ranking tournament of the season, the Belgian Open takes place this weekend at The Trickshot in Bruges. The event will be the first held in mainland Europe since the same tournament in 2020 prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

As always, the event has been well-supported with nine of the world’s top ten ranked players among the field, with Ploychompoo Laokiatphong missing out to compete in the Asia-Pacific Women’s Championship the following week.

There are 14 players set to represent host country Belgium across all tournaments (up from nine in 2020), including last season’s World Championship finalist Wendy Jans, who will make her return to the Tour for the first time since her dramatic black-ball defeat in Sheffield.

There will also a Seniors side-tournament (to be held on Friday), with 15 players set to contest the title, as well as a Challenge Cup competition (note that last 16 losers at this event will be permitted to enter as the last 16 will be played on Saturday evening) for players who do not qualify for the final day. There will not be an Under-21 tournament held.


This weekend’s format will be as follows:

  • The top three seeded players have been seeded through to the last 16 stage on Saturday evening
  • The remaining 32 players have been drawn in 8 groups of a maximum of four players
  • The top two players from each group will progress to the knockout stage
    • The eight group winners and two best group runner-ups will progress straight to the last 16
    • The remaining 6 players will play a preliminary round match on Saturday afternoon for the final three places
  • All qualifiers from the group stages will be positioned in the knockout draw according to group stage performance in line with our established qualifying criteria

Group matches will be played over the best of three frames, knockout rounds to be 5/5/5/7/7. If necessary the preliminary round matches may be shortened to 3 frames.

The format for all side-tournaments will be straight knockout.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the team via our website or social media.