The preliminary section for this 12 months’s blue-riband occasion is lower than a month away.
The early rounds for the 2021 World Snooker Championship qualifiers will once more be performed over the best-of-11 frames, the World Snooker Tour has revealed.
Beforehand, all matches within the qualifiers have been held throughout 19 frames and two classes of snooker, however the adjustments that have been made final 12 months on account of the COVID-19 pandemic have been carried ahead into this season as nicely.
Certainly, the format is similar as in 2020, with each participant exterior the highest 16 on the earth rankings vying for the coveted qualification spots to succeed in the Crucible Theatre.
The primary three rounds will happen over the shorter 11 frames guise, earlier than the standard 19-frame set of ultimate spherical fixtures is carried out – in any other case referred to as Judgement Day.
The qualifiers for the World Snooker Championship will start on April fifth – two days sooner than initially scheduled – and can run till April 14th, with the additional days added to maximise the variety of matches the WST can broadcast all over the world.
The principle occasion will get below means on April seventeenth, with reigning champion Ronnie O’Sullivan set to problem for a record-equalling seventh title within the fashionable period.
Stephen Hendry, the person who presently holds onto that document, shall be bidding to make his return to the scene of his most well-known triumphs when he participates within the qualifiers for the primary time in 9 years.
The motion shall be accessible to look at stay on the Eurosport app and the Matchroom.Reside streaming service, with the draw set to be introduced after the conclusion of the Tour Championship on the finish of March.
World Snooker Championship Qualifiers Format
- Gamers seeded 81-144 contest the opening spherical.
- In spherical two, these 32 winners will face gamers seeded 49-80.
- In spherical three, these 32 winners will face gamers seeded 17-48.
- In spherical 4, these 32 winners play one another, with the 16 winners going via to the Crucible.
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