The highest 16 gamers within the Race to the Crucible are actually certain of a spot within the last phases of the Betfred World Championship, following the conclusion of the WST Professional Sequence.
Whereas this week’s Cazoo Tour Championship counts in the direction of the race, all eight gamers are already among the many prime 16, so solely the order of the Crucible seeding can change.
Stuart Bingham will face the world qualifiers for the primary time since 2010
Stuart Bingham might have snatched a prime 16 spot by successful the WST Professional Sequence on Sunday, however completed fifth within the last group. Zhou Yuelong was additionally chasing a spot from seventeenth place, however his hopes ended when he failed qualify for the ultimate group. Anthony McGill clung on to sixteenth place, so final 12 months’s semi-finalist is bound of one other go to to the Theatre of Desires.
The draw for the qualifying rounds of the Betfred World Championship will likely be made this week. For the prize cash and spherical construction click on right here. The qualifiers will likely be very important for gamers battling to maintain a spot on the tour – for the provisional finish of season rankings click on right here.
The WST Professional Sequence was the ultimate occasion within the race to qualify for the Cazoo Tour Championship, and Barry Hawkins held on to eighth spot on the one-year rating record . For this week’s draw and format click on right here.
Mark Williams gained the WST Professional Sequence by topping the ultimate group, amassing prize cash of £31,500. He strikes two locations up the official two-year record from thirteenth to eleventh.