The rest of the WST Professional Collection, working from March 9 to 21, might be essential within the race to qualify for each the Cazoo Tour Championship and the Betfred World Championship.
Catch me for those who can: Hawkins stays forward of Zhou
On the finish of the WST Professional Collection, the highest eight gamers on the one-year rating record will undergo to Celtic Manor for the Cazoo Tour Championship to compete for a prime prize of £150,000.
The highest seven gamers on the record because it stands are secure, with eighth-placed Barry Hawkins the one one at risk, with a tally of £112,500. Jordan Brown, with £100,000, and Zhou Yuelong with £85,500, are the one two gamers who can catch him.
Zhou has already made it by means of the primary part of the WST Professional Collection and can compete within the second part subsequent week. Brown and Hawkins are in motion within the first part this week. The eventual winner of the event will earn between £30,500 and £34,000 – relying on whether or not he finishes first or second within the first two group phases.
Prize cash is:
First group stage
third Place: £2,500
4th Place: £2,000
fifth Place: £1,500
sixth Place: £1,000
seventh Place: £500
eighth Place: £0
Second group stage
third place: £5,000
4th place: £4,000
fifth place: £3,000
sixth place: £2,000
seventh place: £1,500
eighth place: £1,000
Last group stage
third place: £7,500
4th place: £5,000
fifth place: £4,000
sixth place: £3,000
seventh place: £2,000
eighth place: £1,000
For all gamers who don’t make it to Celtic Manor, the WST Professional Collection is the final counting occasion earlier than seeding is confirmed for the Betfred World Championship. The qualifying rounds for snooker’s greatest occasion begin on April 7, with solely the highest 16 on the official two-year record (because it stands on the finish of the Cazoo Tour Championship) seeded by means of to the Crucible.
Will final 12 months’s semi-finalist McGill be again on the Crucible this 12 months?
Click on right here for the Race to the Crucible. Anthony McGill is at the moment in sixteenth place, however having already been knocked out of the WST Professional Collection he can’t add to his whole. Zhou is in seventeenth, simply £5,250 behind, so if he makes it by means of to the ultimate stage of the WST Professional Collection he’ll go forward of McGill. Joe Perry and Stuart Bingham each must win the WST Professional Collection to have an opportunity of climbing into the highest 16.
Jack Lisowski reached the ultimate of final week’s BetVictor Gibraltar Open, and regardless of dropping 4-0 to Judd Trump, the £20,000 pay day boosted him to thirteenth and he now appears to be like properly positioned for a Crucible spot.
Trump’s £50,000 prize cash introduced his tally on the prime of the one-year record to £504,500 and he additionally banks the £150,000 bonus for ending prime of the BetVictor European Collection rankings. Mark Selby wanted tor every the ultimate to grab the bonus, however when he fell on the final 32 stage his hopes have been over.
On the prime of the two-year record, Trump’s tally is £1,846,000, greater than double that of second-placed Ronnie O’Sullivan. Matthew Selt reached the semi-finals and he’s up from thirty fifth to thirty first, whereas Stuart Carrington appeared within the final 4 of a rating occasion for the second time in his profession and he climbs eight locations to 51st.