Some of the game's leading Irish players will take part in a three day event at the end of July as a warm up for the new season.
The Lucan Racing Irish Classic, now in its fourth year, will be played at Celbridge Snooker Club, County Kildare from July 24-26.
The players are divided into two groups. Ken Doherty, the defending champion, has been drawn against Fergal O’Brien, Joe Swail and David Morris.
Joe Delaney, Patrick Wallace, Michael Judge and Brendan O’Donoghue have been drawn in the other group.
The top two in each will go through to the semi-finals. Mark Allen had been due to take part but misses the event because of other commitments.
Doherty said: "I'm really looking forward to it. It's great for Irish snooker that we've got a tournament like this.
"I always look forward to playing the other Irish boys, there's also good competition between us. A lot of us practice together, so we all know each other's games inside out, but we'll all want to win."
O'Brien is one of the organisers and it makes sense to bring together his fellow Irish players for such an event with the new season getting underway on August 3.