As standard, there’ll plenty of top-ups within the preliminary part of the draw.
The World Skilled Billiards and Snooker Affiliation (WPBSA) has introduced the 16 beginner gamers who might be supplied the possibility to compete at subsequent month’s Betfred World Snooker Championship qualifiers in Sheffield.
To be held on the English Institute of Sport from 5-14 April 2021, the qualifying rounds for this yr’s World Championship might be contested by a subject of 128 gamers, together with as much as 112 predominant tour gamers not ranked within the world’s prime 16 following the Cazoo Tour Championship.
They are going to be joined by 16 beginner gamers chosen by the WPBSA, based mostly on their performances at recognised worldwide competitions held this season.
The place tournaments haven’t been held on account of coronavirus restrictions, outcomes from the earlier yr’s tournaments have been thought of.
As in 2020, participant availability and worldwide journey restrictions have performed a big half within the qualification standards, along with offering alternatives for aspiring junior gamers to realize expertise on the very highest stage.
WPBSA Beginner Gamers for the World Championship (in alphabetical order):
- Connor Benzey (Eng)
- Dylan Emery (Wal)
- Reanne Evans (Eng)
- Ivan Kakovskii (Rus)
- Rebecca Kenna (Eng)
- Antoni Kowalski (Pol)
- Mark Lloyd (Eng)
- Robbie McGuigan (Nir)
- Ben Mertens (Bel)
- Ross Muir (Sco)
- Florian Nuessle (Aut)
- Brian Ochoiski (Fra)
- Fergal Quinn (Nir)
- Hayden Staniland (Eng)
- Wu Yize (Chn)
- Dean Younger (Sco)
All gamers chosen will seem topic to acceptance of their place and any journey restrictions in place.
Any alternative gamers might be chosen from a reserve record to incorporate performances at World Snooker Federation and recognised regional occasions; Robbie McGuigan has already been included from this record instead of Omar Alajiani of Saudi Arabia.
Any present skilled gamers who don’t enter the match might be changed from the 2020 Q Faculty Order of Benefit.
All ten days might be lined on the Eurosport App, with commentary all through Europe, plus our companions within the Individuals’s Republic of China – Youku, Zhibo.television, Migu, Kuaishou and Huya – and Matchroom.Reside all through the remainder of the world.
The draw might be introduced after the Cazoo Tour Championship, which finishes on March twenty eighth.
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