MUSSELBURGH snooker star Ross Muir will begin his attempt to reach the World Snooker Championships this summer.

The annual competition usually takes place during April and May but fell victim to the coronavirus. However, the event has now been rearranged with the tournament getting under way on July 31 at the Crucible Theatre.

Before that, a qualifying tournament will take place with former world number 67 Muir aiming to be among those making it through to the main draw.

The 24-year-old has lost out in qualifying on the last four occasions but will be hoping to join stars such as reigning champion Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins in the main draw.

Last year, Muir lost out to Englishman Tom Ford, with a date yet to be set for this year’s qualifying event. He will be hoping to overcome a problematic eye issue, which has hampered him in recent months.

Speaking to Courier Sport at the beginning of April, he said: “I believe I have another issue with my eye.

“Things have got quite bad and I don’t believe it is just a migraine that is causing the issue – there are some secondary issues and it needs to get diagnosed and treated.

“Whenever this blows over, I am going to make sure I can get the best treatment I can and get it out of the equation.”