Top class snooker will be staged in Belgium for the fourth consecutive season in November with the 2013 Antwerp Open.
The European Tour event will take place in Antwerp for the third year in a row, with sensational young potter Judd Trump winning the title in 2011 and fellow green baize ace Mark Allen lifting the trophy in 2012.
The tournament at the Lotto Arena, which runs from November 14 to 17, is sure to attract many of snookerīs biggest stars to Belgium.
Prize money on the European Tour has been doubled this season, with 125,000 Euros up for grabs at each event. There are also vital world ranking points available and a chance to gain a place in the prestigious PTC Grand Finals.
A spokesman for World Snooker said: "There is a wonderful passion for snooker in Belgium and the players love going there year after year. The atmosphere at the 2011 final in Antwerp when Judd Trump beat Ronnie OīSullivan 4-3 was astonishing, and that was matched last year when Mark Allen made three consecutive centuries in beating Mark Selby. We have no doubt that this event will be contested by the top stars again.
"Belgium has its own snooker superstar now in Luca Brecel, who is one of the most exciting young talents in the sport. He has given the Belgian fans a hero to follow and Luca will be hoping for glory in Antwerp.
"The lay-out of the European Tour arenas means that supporters can watch several matches at the same time. Itīs a fantastic day out for anyone who enjoys live sport or for those who want to find out what snooker is all about."
The amateur rounds will be on November 14, followed by the last 128 from November 15 to 17.