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Q Tour Global Playoffs to provide three more pro cards

The Q Tour Global Playoffs take place this week with 24 hopefuls heading to Sarajevo in a bid to land pro cards for the next two snooker seasons.

In a first for the Q Tour – snooker’s feeder amateur circuit – there are four pro tickets available during this campaign.

Michael Holt has already secured the first main tour card, the Hitman winning three of the seven regular-season events from the UK/Europe series to comfortably top those Q Tour rankings.

Holt, a former ranking event champion, was relegated from the pro scene a couple of years ago but has fought his way back to reclaim the elite status.

A total of 24 players will compete in Bosnia and Herzegovina in an effort to claim the other three coveted spots.

There are 20 competitors from the UK/Europe Q Tour order of merit – those who finished behind Holt in the rankings following the regular-season events.

That was supposed to be only 18, but the two intended qualifiers from events held in the Asia-Pacific series decided not to travel.

The remaining four participants come from the Global Q Tour events that were held in the Americas and Middle East regions this term.

The field has effectively been split into three mini knockout tournaments comprising eight players in each.

Three victories, then, separate each contender from a potentially lucrative promotion to the main tour and professional cards for the 2024/25 and 2025/26 snooker seasons.

Among those in the lineup are former professionals Peter Lines, Rory McLeod, Barry Pinches, and recent English amateur champion Steven Hallworth.

The Q Tour Global Playoffs begin on Wednesday with the three finals scheduled for Friday at the Hotel Hills.

The first round will be the best of nine frames with the penultimate round extending to 11 frames.

There will be plenty on the line in each final, with the importance reflected in a longer best-of-19 format at the end of the competition.

Q Tour Global Playoffs Draw

Tour Card 1

Liam Davies vs Peter Devlin
Hamim Hussain vs Rory McLeod

Duane Jones vs Vito Puopolo
Florian Nuessle vs Craig Steadman

Tour Card 2

Peter Lines vs Tyler Rees
Chris Totten vs Iulian Boiko

Barry Pinches vs Steven Hallworth
Amir Sarkhosh vs Harvey Chandler

Tour Card 3

Umut Dikme vs Ryan Davies
Mohammed Shehab vs Daniel Womersley

Alfie Davies vs Chang Yu Kiu
Hasanain Khalid Alsultani vs Antoni Kowalski

Updates for results in this tournament are available at snooker.org.

Featured photo credit: WPBSA


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