Shanghai Masters 2014: Wildcards Drawn


A brief line from World Snooker yesterday, as they confirmed the updated draw for the venue stages of next month’s Shanghai Masters and which of the eight qualifiers will be required to face wildcards prior to the last 32 proper.

Most notably, former world champions Mark Williams and Ken Doherty have both been drawn to play wildcards Zhang Yong and Huang Jiahao respectively, while Ryan Day, Michael Holt and Michael White will also face wildcards early on.

The most recognisable and to my knowledge at least, the most dangerous wildcard is the talented Zhao Xintong, who has been paired against Matt Selt, while Chinese professional qualifiers Liang Wenbo and Li Hang have also found themselves drawn against wildcards in their home tournament.