2010/11 Roll Call

While the professional season has now been completed, the race for tour places for 2010/11  rages on and this week has seen another eight names confirmed via the PIOS route. Click below to see who has already been confirmed for next season and where the remaining names will come from…

For a full explanation of how the tour places are allocated, please see my previous article here.

The players currently confirmed to be on the main tour are as follows:

The Top 64

These players finished inside the top 64 on the two year rankings and so will retain their place on the circuit as a result.

1   John Higgins

2   Neil Robertson

3   Ronnie O’Sullivan

4   Allister Carter

5   Ding Junhui

6   Stephen Maguire

7   Shaun Murphy

8   Mark J Williams

9   Mark Selby

10   Mark Allen

11   Stephen Hendry

12   Ryan Day

13   Graeme Dott

14   Marco Fu

15   Mark King

16   Liang Wenbo


17   Jamie Cope

18   Peter Ebdon

19   Joe Perry

20   Ricky Walden

21   Barry Hawkins

22   Steve Davis

23   Stephen Lee

24   Michael Holt

25   Matthew Stevens

26   Mark Davis

27   Judd Trump

28   Gerard Greene

29   Stuart Bingham

30   Ken Doherty

31   Dave Harold

32   Andrew Higginson


33   Mike Dunn

34   Rory McLeod

35   Stuart Pettman

36   Robert Milkins

37   Jamie Burnett

38   Nigel Bond

39   Joe Swail

40   Marcus Campbell

41   Tom Ford

42   Anthony Hamilton

43   Martin Gould

44   Adrian Gunnell

45   Dominic Dale

46   Alan McManus

47   Fergal O’Brien

48   Ian McCulloch


49   Rod Lawler

50   Peter Lines

51   Matthew Selt

52   Michael Judge

53   Andy Hicks

54   Tony Drago

55   David Gilbert

56   Jimmy Michie

57   Barry Pinches

58   Mark Joyce

59   David Morris

60   Jimmy White

61   Joe Delaney

62   Bjorn Haneveer

63   Jimmy Robertson

64   Paul Davies

The Top 8 (One Year List)

These are the top eight players on the 2009/10 one year list, not already on the tour via the two year list.

65    James Wattana

66    Patrick Wallace

67 Zhang Anda

68    Simon Bedford

69    Joe Jogia

70    Michael White

71    Matt Couch

72    Ben Woollaston

Then a further eight will be promoted from the PIOS and these are as follows:

To view the final PIOS rankings please click here.

– Jack Lisowski (2010 PIOS Number 1)

– Liam Highfield (2010 PIOS Number 2)

– Paul Davison (2010 PIOS Number 3)

– Anthony McGill (2010 PIOS Number 4)

– Kyren Wilson (2010 PIOS Number 5)

– Jamie O’Neill (2010 PIOS Number 6)

– Justin Astley (2010 PIOS Number 7)

– Jamie Jones (2010 PIOS Number 8)

The remaining 16 players come from other amateur tournaments that have taken place over the last few months, as well as World Snooker wildcards. They are as follows:

–    Alfie Burden (2009 IBSF World Champion)

–    Noppon Saengkham (2009 IBSF World Under 21 Champion)

–    Issara Kachaiwong (2010 ACBS Asian Champion)

–    Liu Chuang (2010 Asian U-21 Champion)

–    Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon (2010 ACBS Asian Nomination)

–    James McBain (Scottish Nomination – won an arranged play off)

–     Andrew Pagett (Welsh NGB Nomination)

–    Dermot McGlinchey (Northern Irish NGB Nomination – Number 1 in the rankings)

–    Kuldesh Johal (English NGB Nomination 2 – Won the 2010 Pro Ticket Tour Play Offs)

–    Adam Wicheard (English NGB Nomination 1 (Pro-ticket tour rankings number 1))

–    Kurt Maflin (2009 EBSA European Play-Off Winner – defeated Roy Stolk 5-4 in the final)

–    Jak Jones (2010 EBSA European U-19 Champion – defeated Anthony McGill in the final)

–    Reanne Evans (Wildcard)

–    Igor Figueiredo (Wildcard)

–    Patrick Einsle (Wildcard)

–    Xiao Guodong (Wildcard)

  • Unsuspecting Snooter

    Should be an asterisk by Higgins’ name imo.

  • http://snooker.blog.nl Eric

    John Parrott was 65th on the 2-year-list, so I guess he’ll move to 64th IF John Higgins were to be suspended and would be able to play another season on the Main Tour.

  • matt2745

    It’s true, though I’m not sure that he would want to really, four matches to win to get to a venue and with his form over the past few years I couldn’t imagine him doing it too often…

  • Shawerr

    parrott would have 3 matches to get to the venue cause he would be world number 64

  • matt2745

    Ah duh, true.

  • http://edogawa.gportal.hu Armbrust

    Official site of the 2010 ACBS Asian Championship: http://www.thailandsnooker.com/asian2010/asian2010.htm

  • DVWJ

    Assuming my sums are correct, Adam Wicheard has finished top of the Pro Ticket rankings and Rodney Goggins top of the Rep of Ireland rankings, meaning they have both guaranteed their places for next year.

  • Armbrust
  • Armbrust

    Kurt Maflin is the winner of the EBSA International Play Off. http://www.global-snooker.com/2010-EBSA-International-Snooker-Play-Offs-Menu.asp

  • Armbrust

    Maflin 5-2 Alex Borg

  • http://www.snooker-virus.de Snooker-Virus

    James McBain beat Ian Wells 10 – 3 on May 22 to win the Scottish Nomination…

  • snoopy

    Igor Figueiredo from Brazil has been given a wildcard

  • Maxi

    Patrick Einsle has definitely also received a wildcard

  • MattWilson

    Kuldesh Johal won the Play-Offs over the weekend.


  • Witz78

    i see on the WS website Xiao Guodong is listed as one of the 72 pros taking their place in the PTC1 event. Did he get a wildcard back onto the tour then?

  • matt2745

    Good spot, I’ve not heard anything official on that. I think that the only space that he could take is that of the Oceania nomination Shawn Budd, but I have heard nothing on whether he intends to take it up.

  • snoopy

    asian wildcard was given to Thanawat TIRAPAIPONGBOON (not Mohammed Sajjad)

    Shawn Budd is not on tour nor is Robert Murphy.

    Xiao GUODONG is on tour.

    This plus your other players listed above gives final list of 96

  • bryan

    did robert murphy top the irish rankings? did he not take his place then, thats strange.