Race to the Crucible 2016: Live Blog

Crucible

It has all come down to this – the 2016 China Open is now underway in Beijing, following which the world’s top 16 players will be guaranteed to appear at the Crucible stages of next month’s World Championship.

For a summary of how the position stood prior to the Monday’s action, please read my comprehensive blog at WPBSA.com, or continue reading below for the very latest position as the week progresses:

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Race to the Crucible – 01/04/2016

15) Michael White – 190,033 (r64)

16) Stephen Maguire – 187,450 (SF)

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17) Ding Junhui – 183,425 (r128)

18) Liang Wenbo – 178,101 (r128)

19) Kyren Wilson – 174,899 (r32)

20) Ryan Day – 156,557 (r32)

21) Robert Milkins – 154,644 (r32)

22) David Gilbert – 154,433 (r16)

23) Matt Selt – 151,900 (r32)

24) Graeme Dott – 142,483 (r16)

 

Crucible draw

The position of the seeds in the draw at the 2016 World Championship will also be determined following the conclusion of the China, in accordance with the positions of the top 16 ranked players following the China Open.

The draw currently would look like this (updated 02/04/2016):

Stuart Bingham (1) / Qualifier

Stephen Maguire (16) / Qualifier

Ricky Walden (9) / Qualifier

John Higgins (8) / Qualifier

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Judd Trump (5) / Qualifier

Martin Gould (12) / Qualifier

Mark Williams (13) / Qualifier

Neil Robertson (4) / Qualifier

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Shaun Murphy (3) / Qualifier

Marco Fu (14) / Qualifier

Barry Hawkins (11) / Qualifier

Ronnie O’Sullivan (6) / Qualifier

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Mark Allen (7) / Qualifier

Joe Perry (10) / Qualifier

Michael White (15) / Qualifier

Mark Selby (2) / Qualifier

 

  • John McBride

    Incredible if someone like Ding would have to qualify for the Crucible.
    On another note, Ponds Forge is looking like the place to be, it’ll be one pressure cauldron, has to be said.

  • Evanthis Gogoulis

    I think that there are 900 pounds/points that are missing for Joe Perry, from the ET6 in Gdynia. He won two matches and was eliminated on the round of 32.