Bonnyrigg teenage snooker professional Michael Leslie has been handed opening round matches against two former World Snooker Champions and a former World Championship semi-finalist as he continues his pursuit to climb the world snooker rankings.
The 19-year-old lines up in event 2 of the Players Tour Championship next weekend at the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester against world number 24 Joe Perry. who reached the semi finals of the World Championship in 2008.
The following weekend, Leslie will play 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty of Ireland in the qualifying rounds for the Gdynia Open at the World Snooker Academy.
It then gets even tougher in the Paul Hunter Classic in Furth, when he faces four-times World Snooker Champion John Higgins.