Ronnie O’Sullivan has been paired with 15-year-old sensation Luca Brecel in the inaugural Power Snooker meeting in London later this month.
The Rocket faces the Belgian champion in the first round of the event showcasing the new format of the game, which takes place at the Indigo2 Arena on October 30.
The other clashes at the eight-man knockout tournament see Ding Junhui take on wildcard Jimmy White, Masters champion Mark Selby meet Ali Carter and current world champion Neil Robertson play former number one Shaun Murphy.
“I was hoping to get one of the more well-known lads as I don’t think Power Snooker will suit them,” O’Sullivan said.
“Luca is a real wildcard and I think he will be waiting to put me on my backside.”