These are the 16 snooker stars heading to Preston for the Coral Players' Championship

Preston Guild Hall will play host to the stars of snooker when the Coral Players' Championship comes to the city next month.

By Adam Lord
Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 10:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 11:42 am
Ronnie O'Sullivan will be in action in Preston
Ronnie O'Sullivan will be in action in Preston
The Northern Irishman is the No.1 seed for the event. He is the winner of five ranking events including the 2018 Masters
The 29-year-old is one of the game's top stars and is a former winner of the UK Championship and Masters. Current World Grand Prix champion.

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'The Thunder from Down Under' was world champion back in 2010 and remains one of the game's very best.
The 35-year-old won the world title in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and is the No.4 seed in Preston.
The five-time world champion needs no introduction and will be the star attraction at the Guild Hall.
The Welshman became the second oldest winner of the World Championship in May 2018, his third triumph at the Crucible and first since 2003.
The 27-year-old from Kettering is the winner of three ranking titles.
Lisowski's best finish at a ranking event came as runner-up at the 2018 Riga Masters.
The 42-year-old from Essex was the world champion in 2015.
Took his place in snooker history in January by making the 147th official maximum 147 break in a professional match.
The two-time World Championship runner-up has twice battled back from cancer to resume his career at the top of the professional game.
Hawkins has won three ranking events and lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final of the 2013 World Championship.
The Scot, now 43, is a legend of the game as a four-time world champion who has won 30 ranking titles.
'Gentleman Joe' has won one ranking title, the 2015 Players' Championship Grand Final. He is a former World Championship semi-finalist.
Robertson's one and only major title came at the at the 2018 European Masters, a fine result considering he had never previously gone beyond the quarter-finals of a ranking event
The 37-year-old from Glasgow is a well-known face to snooker fans and won the UK Championship in 2004