About this programme
Hazel Irvine introduces coverage of the opening day of the non-ranking event at Wembley Arena in London, featuring the first-round clash between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Joe Perry. 'The Rocket' has won this title three times in his career, but was a surprise casualty at this stage of last year's tournament after he lost 6-5 to Stephen Maguire. The pair have met once before in this competition, when O'Sullivan triumphed 6-1 in a first-round match in 2003. Commentary by Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne, Ken Doherty and John Virgo.