BetVictor Northern Ireland Open champion Judd Trump says he rates Belfast’s Waterfront Hall among the best atmospheres on the snooker circuit ahead of his title defence and will be looking to retain the title not only to lift the trophy again but there is also a winners cheque for £70,000 . The event runs from today the 9th October to 17th in Belfast.

Here is a breakdown from todays matches where the first set of 6 players competing in the best of 7 Frames

Christopher Clifford0v4Gao Yang
Zhou Yuelong2v4Jimmy Robertson
Anthony McGill3v4Lee Walker

Tomorrow we see the next set of 30 players competing and matches commences at 10am where we see Judd Trump compete against Andrew Paggett plus Mark Selby versus Mark Lloyd , Mark Allen versus Si Jiahui  , Neil Robertson versus Barry Pinches, Stuart Bingham versus Ben Hancorn &  Ronnie O’Sullivan versus Stuart Carrington to name just a few. It is going to prove to be a truly thrilling Sunday .