Last year's beaten finalist Mark Williams begins his 2011 UK Championship bid against Joe Jogia in York this evening.
Williams lost 10-9 to John Higgins in the 2010 final, after leading 9-5, and will be keen to make up for that disappointment when his first round match against Jogia gets underway at 19:00 (GMT).
The current World No. 2 is bidding for his third UK Championship title and is fancied to overcome this first obstacle without too much difficulty.
World no. 7 Judd Trump meanwhile, must overcome the challenge of Welshman Dominic Dale to set up a mouthwatering last 16 clash with Ronnie O'Sullivan earlier in the day (12:30).
Also at 12:30 is the Mark Allen v Adrian Gunnell first round clash. Whilst in the other evening session match Stephen Lee plays Ricky Walden.
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