The UK Championship is renowned for its great prestige.
Here are a selection of some of the event's great winners to get you in the mood for this year's tournament:
Ronnie captures the title in 1993 aged 17:
Steve Davis OBE wins his first of six UK titles:
Trump wins the title a year ago:
An emotional third UK victory for John Higgins in 2010:
A 147 from Stephen Hendry en route to his UK win in 1995: