The WPBSA and WST have immediately collectively introduced the provisional tour construction for the 2021/22 World Snooker Tour.
As in earlier seasons, the highest 64 gamers on the official world rating record following the Betfred World Championship will retain their tour playing cards. They are going to be joined by gamers who’re at present on the primary 12 months of a two-year tour card, in addition to the highest eight gamers on the one-year rating record, not already certified for subsequent season.
The tour might be accomplished by gamers who’re capable of efficiently qualify by recognised tour qualification pathways, together with WST Q Faculty, the World Girls’s Snooker Tour, the CBSA China Tour and the Regional Federations recognised by the World Snooker Federation (WSF).
Because of the impression of the coronavirus pandemic which has meant that occasions such because the WSF Open and WPBSA Q Tour haven’t been staged this season, a minimal of two further locations might be added to Q Faculty as an interim measure for subsequent season.
Present European champion Andrew Pagett can be set to hitch the principle tour after his tour card for the 2020/21 season was deferred on medical grounds.
Marco Fu might be supplied an Invitational Tour Card because of his excellent achievements within the sport. The Hong Kong participant has missed various occasions over the previous 12 months because of journey restrictions.
Full qualification record:
Prime 64 from the two-year Prize Cash World Rankings after the 2021 World Championship: 64
Gamers awarded a two-year Tour card for the 2020/2021 season (not already certified): 28*
Prime 8 gamers from 2020/2021 one-year rating record following the 2021 World Championship (not already certified)** 8
CBSA China Tour**: 4
Q Faculty**: 14
World Girls’s Snooker Qualifiers**: 2
EBSA European Qualifiers**: 2
APBSF Asia Pacific Qualifier**: 1
PABSA Americas Qualifier**: 1
ABSC Africas Qualifier**: 1
Deferred Tour Place**: 1
Invitational Tour Playing cards**: As much as 2
*Last whole topic to vary if any of those gamers end inside the highest 64 of the two-year prize cash rankings after the 2021 World Championship
**Gamers will obtain a two-year tour card
Along with these confirmed locations, any gamers who qualify for the ultimate phases of the Betfred World Championship on the Crucible, who in any other case wouldn’t earn a brand new tour card, will even obtain a two-year tour card, as was the case final season.