Category Archive: Qualifiers

Apr 07 2015

World Championship Qualifiers 2015: Themes to Follow

So this is it, after all of the talk and all of the hype, tomorrow sees the start of the 2015 World Championship – not at the Crucible of course, but at Ponds Forge for the start of the qualifying rounds. Due to the short timescale allowed by the publication of the draw yesterday, an …

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Apr 06 2015

Betfred World Championship Qualifiers Draw

The draw (and format) for the qualifying rounds of the Betfred World Snooker Championship has been made, with all players seeded outside the top 16 set to battle for places at the Crucible. The qualifiers start this Wednesday (April 8) at Pond’s Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Apr 03 2015

Seeds Set For Crucible

Following on from my earlier post confirming that Stephen Maguire will take the final automatic seeding for this year’s World Championship, with Ding Junhui’s victory against John Higgins we now know exactly how the top 16 seeds will be placed in the draw. Light has also been shed on the draw for next week’s qualifiers, …

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Feb 09 2015

Draws Released For India/China Qualifiers

Following today’s revision to the seedings list, World Snooker have now published the draws for both the India Open and China Open tournaments, with the qualifiers set to be held between Thursday and Sunday this week at the Barnsley Metrodome. You can view the links to the draws and formats here at World Snooker, or …

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Dec 09 2014

German Masters 2015: Qualifying Draw and Format Revealed

Following the latest seedings revision after the UK Championship yesterday, World Snooker have today published the draw and format for the German Masters qualifiers, which run from 17-19 December at Wigan’s Robin Park venue.

Sep 21 2014

International Championship Qualifiers Start Monday

Tomorrow sees the start of the International Championship qualifiers from Barnsley, which will be staged over four days and determine which 64 professionals will be heading over to Chengdu next month. With all of the big names present with the exception of Ali Carter, as ever it will be interesting to see who will fall …

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Aug 16 2014

Shanghai Masters 2014: Qualifying Wrap

Yesterday saw the conclusion of the qualifying tournament for the 2014 Shanghai Masters at the Barnsley Metrodome, as 16 players booked their places at the venue stages of the event next month. Click below for a round-up of all of the main stories, as well as my thoughts from the venue yesterday, as I took …

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Aug 11 2014

Partitions Return For Shanghai Qualifiers

Snooker returns to the Barnsley Metrodome tomorrow for the first of four days action from the 2014 Shanghai Masters qualifiers and tonight it has emerged on Twitter that the tournament will mark the return of partitions to snooker’s multi-table events, as you can see from the above photo. Interestingly, the partitions are not quite full …

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