Landywood British Open 2023 | Tournament Information

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Tournament information for this weekend’s Landywood British Open is now available:

The ninth and final World Women’s Snooker (WWS) Tour ranking tournament of the season, the Landywood British Open takes place this weekend at the Landywood Snooker Club.

The Tour returns to the venue – which has since been completely refurbished – for the first time in almost 18 years, with another record entry of over 50 players, eclipsing the previous non-World Championship best at last November’s Eden Masters.

Once again, the event has attracted an incredible field, with 16 of the world’s top 17 ranked players present. Set to compete for the first time in the UK are our recent World Championship runner-up Bai Yulu of China, Mongolia’s Bayarsaikhan Narantuya – conqueror of Ng On Yee at the World Championship – and Thailand’s Phimchanok ‘Jel’ Phoemphul.

The top four seeds, Mink Nutcharut, Baipat Siripaporn, Reanne Evans and Ng On Yee will be seeded straight through to the last 16 stage. The event is crucial for both Evans and Ng, with the highest ranked after the weekend set to regain their place on the World Snooker Tour for the following two seasons. Read more about that here.

There will also be strong side-tournaments held for both Seniors and Under-21 players, with 18 and 9 entries received respectively. Finally, there will be a Challenge Cup competition staged on Sunday, for players already knocked out of the main competition prior to the final Sunday.


This weekend’s format will be as follows:

  • The top four seeded players have been seeded through to the last 16 stage. Please note that this will take place on Sunday morning at this event.
  • The remaining players have been drawn in 12 groups of a maximum of four players
  • The top two players from each group will progress to the knockout stage
    • All 24 qualifiers will play a preliminary round match on Saturday evening to reach the last 16
  • 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 3/5/5/7/7.

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.