Welsh Open snooker is underway with 128 players going head-to-head for the title in Cardiff.

Fans will flock to the Motorpoint Arena all week to witness some of the game’s finest players in action.

Defending champion John Higgins has won the Welsh Open a record five times during his long career.

He will be gunning for an unprecedented sixth triumph in the competition but faces plenty of stiff competition.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is the favourite once again but his 10-4 defeat to Judd Trump in The Masters final last month may have wobbled the superstar.

Trump has enjoyed great success in recent weeks and will be hoping to go all the way in Cardiff.

All the big names are playing today during Round One of the competition but when can you see your heroes in action?

Express Sport has rounded up the full Welsh Open schedule.

Welsh Open schedule

(Top 10 seed matches)

Monday, February 11

Ding Junhui vs Chris Totten – 11am

John Higgins vs Graeme Dott – 2pm

Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Sanderson Lam – 2pm

Barry Hawkins vs Akani Songsermsawad – 2pm

Kyren Wilson vs Andy Lee – 3pm

Mark Williams vs Kishan Hirani – 3pm

Mark Selby vs Anthony McGill – 8pm

Judd Trump vs Harvey Chandler – 8pm

Mark Allen vs Mark Joyce – 9pm

Neil Robertson vs Jordan Brown – 9pm

Welsh Open TV channel – how to watch

Fans can tune into Eurosport 1 for extensive coverage of the tournament.

The channel will run live coverage, replays and other related shows throughout the duration of the tournament.

Start times vary each day but complete coverage will run from morning until midnight until the competition ends.

Click here for the full TV schedule for the Welsh Open.

source: express.co.uk

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