Stephen Lee gets his UK Championship campaign underway against Ricky Walden in today's evening session in York.
Top 16 player Lee has performed consistently over the past 18 months, making two semi finals and two quarter finals in PTC tournaments this season, but has failed to land any major honours.
His opponent Walden made the headlines last week with a 147 maximum break at PTC 10, where he also beat World No. 2 Mark Williams to reach the last 16 of the tournament.
Walden has also reached a PTC final this season, so both players are in good form coming into the match and it should be a closely contested affair.
Last year's beaten finalist Mark Williams meanwhile, begins his 2011 UK Championship bid against Joe Jogia in the other evening session match.
Live streaming snooker schedule at bet365 on Monday, December 5:
- 12:30 - Judd Trump v Dominic Dale
- 12:30 - Mark Allen v Adrian Gunnell
- 19:00 - Mark Williams vs Joe Jogia
- 19:00 - Stephen Lee vs Ricky Walden