Reanne Evans will begin her Champion of Champions challenge against former Crucible winner Shaun Murphy when she becomes the first woman to compete against the world's best men.
The 34-year-old Briton's place was assured when Ronnie O'Sullivan, who had already qualified, won in Shanghai.
Defending champion O'Sullivan will play the winner of the World Open.
If that is a player who has already qualified for the Coventry event then veteran Jimmy White will get a spot.
White, 57, a six-time Crucible runner-up, won the World Seniors title this year.
The competition, with a top prize of £150,000, takes place at the Ricoh Arena from 4 to 10 November, and features tournament winners from the previous 12 months.
The format comprises 16 players split into four groups. Each group contains two semi-finals followed by a final, with the winners of the four groups going through to the overall semi-finals.
Earlier this year, Evans made history along with Emma Parker at the Snooker Shoot Out as they became the first women to play on television in the final stages of a ranking event in the UK. But Evans had yet to play competitive matches on television against opponents in the world top 16.