Stephen Hendry is among around 70 professionals who have entered the Paul Hunter Classic, the first of six events that comprise the European Players Tour Championship.
The tournament will be staged in Furth, Germany from August 27-29.
Also on the starting list are world champion Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy, Mark Selby, Ali Carter, Steve Davis, Mark Allen, Mark Williams, Stephen Maguire and Jimmy White.
Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ding Junhui do not feature in the list of entrants but the closing date is not until a week today.
Like the PTC events, the EPTC carries ranking points.