The Northern Ireland Open returns to Belfast in 2022, and a live stream is available for all matches.
This year’s Northern Ireland Open runs from October 16-23 and will be the fourth ranking event of the season and part of the Home Nations Series.
Each player was required to win one qualifying round match in Wigan in August, with the exception of top 16 ranked players and three Northern Irish representatives – whose First Round matches have been held over to the Waterfront Hall.
Home favourite Mark Allen is the defending champion, having claimed the title for the first time courtesy of a 9-8 victory over John Higgins in last year’s final.
Judd Trump had claimed this title on three consecutive occasions from 2018-2020, incredibly all by 9-7 scorelines over Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final.
The decorated duo are among a star-studded field once again, alongside the likes of Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, Mark Williams, Kyren Wilson, Yan Bingtao and Jimmy White.
All matches will be available to watch live online in the UK and various other regions worldwide.
Reigning champion Mark Allen is defending his titles at the Northern Ireland Open 2022 at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Judd Trump, who won three successive editions of the tournament before Allen’s victory, is also taking part, as is the man he beat in each of those years, world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan. Indeed, all the world’s top 16 players are competing this year.
The seventh year of the open saw Allen begin his campaign with a 4-1 win over Chang Bingyu, while Trump beat Rod Lawler by the same score.
Here’s when the open runs until, how to watch it and the details of the prize money on offer in 2022.
When is the 2022 Northern Ireland Open?
The tournament runs until October 23 2022, with play starting at 10 a.m. BST on each day of play except on the final day, when it begins at 1 p.m.
“It is the best atmosphere I have ever experienced,” Allen said in the build-up. “Hopefully, I can go back there with good memories this year and give them something more to shout about.
“It is the perfect venue for snooker. It is very well supported, even from round one, so you want to go there and perform. The players really appreciate the support we all get shown in Belfast.