The remaining 16 players will battle it out for the next four available spots on the Main Tour.
Q School Event 2 wraps up on Monday with a mix of former professionals and fresh newcomers hoping to graduate to the professional circuit for the upcoming two campaigns.
After another frenetic few days of action at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, the field of a couple of hundred has been whittled down to just 16.
Two further wins are required to earn one of the coveted and potentially lucrative spots on the Main Tour that will provide them with opportunities to compete alongside the likes of world number one Judd Trump and world champion Mark Selby during the 2021/22 and 2022/23 snooker seasons.
In contrast to Q School Event 1 which was dominated by players who had just fallen off the tour at the end of the last term, only three of the recent relegation sufferers are still in the mix in Event 2.
China’s Lei Peifan has returned to the penultimate round for the second successive week following his near miss in the first competition, while veteran Barry Pinches and Welshman Duane Jones are equally aspiring to bounce back straight away.
In total, though, there are 11 players who have experienced life on the Main Tour already, including Alfie Burden and Craig Steadman – the respective opponents of Lei and Jones.
Pinches, meanwhile, takes on Daniel Womersley, who is among five cueists looking to achieve professional status for the first time in their careers.
The others are Womersley’s fellow Englishmen Liam Pullen and Mark Lloyd, Scotland’s Michael Collumb, and Northern Irishman Robbie McGuigan.
The latter faces Michael Judge in an intriguing all-Irish clash, Lloyd entertains Hammad Miah, while Pullen and Collumb face each other in a match that is sure to be tension-filled with a berth in the final round at stake.
Elsewhere, Sanderson Lam takes on Ross Muir and Kuldesh Johal plays John Astley in bouts that will be played over the usual best-of-seven frames format.
Click here to view the Q School Event 2 draw (Times: CET)
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