Crucible Qualifiers – Knowledgeable Predictions – World Snooker


With Betfred World Championship qualifying simply days away, we’ve consulted 4 of snooker’s high broadcasters and journalists to seek out out which gamers they assume will clinch a spot on the Crucible.

The notoriously intense qualifying occasion will happen on the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield from April fifth to 14th. There will probably be 128 gamers battling it out for simply 16 spots and our consultants have named the gamers they assume are most certainly to emerge from every part of the draw.

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In 2020 we had a 3 approach tie, leaving the title of high predictor within the stability. Can somebody emerge from the pack this yr?

Right 2020 Predictions:

Neal Foulds: 5

David Hendon: 5

Hector Nunns: 5

Phil Yates: 4

 

Neal Foulds, Former World Quantity Three and TV Pundit

1. Elliott Slessor
2. Matthew Selt
3. Jak Jones
4. Noppon Sangkham
5. Graeme Dott
6. Li Grasp
7. Lu Ning
8. Joe Perry
9. Robbie Williams
10. Ricky Walden
11. Martin Gould
12. Gary Wilson
13. Ali Carter
14. Zhao Xintong
15. Xiao Guodong
16. Stuart Bingham

 

Regardless of the comparatively brief (greatest of 11) matches main as much as the ultimate hurdle, I don’t foresee many shocks or Crucible debutants coming by means of this yr. As an alternative I anticipate many skilled gamers qualifying and inflicting some issues for whoever they arrive up in opposition to in the primary draw. Good luck to everybody concerned.

 

David Hendon, Snooker Commentator and Journalist

1. Zhou Yuelong
2. Oliver Traces
3. Robert Milkins
4. Tom Ford
5. Graeme Dott
6. Jamie Jones
7. Yuan Sijun
8. Joe Perry
9. Robbie Williams
10. Michael White
11. Martin Gould
12. Jordan Brown
13. Ali Carter
14. Hossein Vafaei
15. Ian Burns
16. Stuart Bingham

 

As standard the qualifiers embrace a number of large names who’ve graced the Crucible stage in a few of its best moments, gamers who would like to get again there and aspiring debutants dreaming of competing at snooker’s most hallowed venue. The expertise of the likes of Stuart Bingham, Graeme Dott, Ali Carter and Joe Perry is in concept a giant benefit however everybody will probably be below large strain. I fancy Michael White – technically an novice however a improbable expertise – to qualify from the primary spherical and Oliver Traces additionally to make it by means of and clinch a debut look. Good luck to all of them – that is each bit as nerve-wracking because the Crucible itself.

 

Hector Nunns, Snooker Correspondent for Every day Mirror and Others

1. Zhou Yuelong
2. Matt Selt
3. Rob Milkins
4. Tom Ford
5. Graeme Dott
6. Jamie Jones
7. Lu Ning
8. Joe Perry
9. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
10. Ryan Day
11. Martin Gould
12. Jordan Brown
13. Ali Carter
14. Hossein Vafaei
15. Matthew Stevens
16. Stuart Bingham

 

Stephen Hendry in opposition to outdated rival Jimmy White will take the headlines…however I fancy Zhou Yuelong to emerge from that part. In different robust calls I simply went for Matt Selt over Scott Donaldson, Rob Milkins over Kurt Maflin, Tom Ford over Noppon Saengkham, Jamie Jones to return by means of, Joe Perry to make it to the Crucible as soon as extra, and Jordan Brown to proceed his good kind. Potential ultimate qualifiers between Matt Stevens and Xiao Guodong, and Stuart Bingham and Luca Brecel, could possibly be epic contests. 

 

Phil Yates, Snooker Commentator and Journalist

1. Zhou Yuelong
2. Scott Donaldson
3. Robert Milkins
4. Tom Ford
5. Graeme Dott
6. Jamie Jones
7. Liang Wenbo
8. Joe Perry
9. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
10. Ricky Walden
11. Martin Gould
12. Gary Wilson
13. Ali Carter
14. Hossein Vafaei
15. Xiao Guodong
16. Stuart Bingham

 

I do know my picks are fairly predictable, however I believe it will be a predictable match in that it is going to be very arduous to choose a winner. I can see a wall of actually high gamers all taking part in properly within the seeds, I believe it is going to be troublesome for others to make a lot influence. I really feel it will be the identical within the qualifying competitors and expertise will depend for lots.

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