The 2018 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix will run from February 19 to 25 at the Guild Hall in Preston.
It was staged for the first time in 2015, in the town of Llandudno in North Wales. It is contested by the top 32 players from a unique ranking list. Judd Trump won the inaugural title, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-7 in the final. The tournament is televised by ITV4. In 2016 it became a ranking event for the first time and was won by Shaun Murphy, beating Stuart Bingham 10-9. In 2017 it took place at the Guild Hall in Preston with Barry Hawkins beating Ryan Day 10-7 in the final.