The draw for the Coral Scottish Open has thrown up a mouth-watering meeting between two of the country’s most successful players, John Higgins and Alan McManus.
Local favourites Higgins and McManus will clash in the first round at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Monday December 12th at 1pm.
The Glaswegian Duo’s most recent encounter came at this year’s World Championship, where they met at the quarter-final stage. It was the 1994 Masters Champion McManus who came out on top in a stunning 13-11 victory.
So far the 2016/17 season has seen the four-time World Champion Higgins return to the peak of his form. He scored back-to-back titles at the China Championship and the Champion of Champions and made his eighth career 147 at the Coral Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. The Wizard of Wishaw will be looking to further improve his head-to-head record against McManus, which he currently leads 12-10.
World number four Judd Trump will headline next Monday evening as he faces China’s Zhang Yong.
Ronnie O’Sullivan opens his campaign on the Tuesday afternoon with a tough test against world number 29 Matthew Selt.
Scottish eyes will also be trained on Stephen Maguire’s first round tie with talented Chinese cueman Zhou Yuelong. Maguire takes to the baize on Tuesday evening.
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