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Prime 16 Confirmed for World Snooker Championship – SnookerHQ
March 22, 2021
The road-up can’t change with one rating occasion to go forward of Sheffield.
The highest 16 gamers on the planet rankings that will probably be seeded on the upcoming 2021 World Snooker Championship have been locked in.
All eight gamers competing within the Tour Championship this week are already assured of their computerized Crucible berths, and as it’s the penultimate rating event of the marketing campaign there might be no additional modifications.
Nonetheless, the outcomes on the Celtic Manor within the coming days will nonetheless have an effect on which exact place every participant will take up within the World Snooker Championship draw.
Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy, David Gilbert, and Anthony McGill are the one rivals whose seeding spots received’t change.
O’Sullivan is assured to be the highest seed because the defending champion, whereas world primary Trump will certainly be on the other facet of the draw because the quantity two seed.
No person within the Tour Championship can catch Murphy’s prize cash tally, so the Magician is certainly the seventh seed, whereas Gilbert and McGill are assured of being fifteenth and sixteenth respectively.
Barry Hawkins and Jack Lisowski received’t have to fret about their performances on this week’s occasion – when it comes to making the Crucible at the very least.
The pair had been out of the operating on the provisional Race to the Crucible record at numerous factors throughout this time period, however spectacular performances in the previous couple of months have seen them rise again into the highest 16 at simply the suitable time.
Former champions Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, John Higgins, and Mark Williams are safely within the draw, along with former finalists Kyren Wilson and Ding Junhui.
Mark Allen, Stephen Maguire, and Masters champion Yan Bingtao are the opposite grateful gamers who will keep away from the qualifiers this 12 months.
One notable identify to overlook out on a spot within the prime 16 is former World Snooker Championship winner Stuart Bingham, whose failure to win final week’s WST Professional Collection noticed him narrowly miss out in 18th place.
Bingham and greater than 100 different professionals will as an alternative head to the preliminaries subsequent month in an try and qualify for the venue levels and the final 32.