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World Snooker Championship qualifiers: 2024 draw

A total of 128 players are set to participate in the 2024 World Snooker Championship qualifiers draw at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

The action gets under way on Monday, April 8th and runs until Wednesday, April 17th.

Sixteen players will qualify from the preliminary stages to join the top 16 from the world rankings in the first-round draw at the Crucible Theatre.

What’s the format?

As in previous years, a tiered structure is being used for the qualifiers with the first round taking place between the players seeded from 81-112 against those seeded from 113-144.

A number of amateurs have been invited as top-ups – mostly through invitations from the WPBSA for achievements in the last year.

The players seeded from 49 to 80 – based on the world rankings list – will enter the fray and take on the winners from round one in round two.

Those ranked from 17-48 will finally join the action in round three, with two victories then required to seal one of the 16 coveted spots at the venue stages.

Every round will be contested over two sessions and 19 frames.


World Snooker Championship qualifiers draw

All matches are the best of 19 frames played across two sessions.
Scorelines in italics indicate the end of the first session.

Qualifier 1

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
1Jimmy White
w/o
Martin Gould
Jimmy White
3-10
Liu Hongyu
Liu Hongyu
4-10
Jack Lisowski
Jack Lisowski
10-3
Matthew Stevens
2Ryan Thomerson
3-10
Liam Davies
Liam Davies
2-10
Jimmy Robertson
Jimmy Robertson
6-10
Matthew Stevens

Qualifier 2

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
3Ian Burns
10-1

Dean Young
Ian Burns
10-7

Mark Joyce
Ian Burns
7-10
Ricky Walden
Ricky Walden
10-9
Mark Davis
4Andy Lee
9-10
Andrew Pagett
Andrew Pagett
2-10
Mark Davis
Mark Davis
10-8

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Qualifier 3

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
5Rory Thor
10-2

Hamza Ilyas
Rory Thor
8-10
David Grace
David Grace
6-10
Dominic Dale
Dominic Dale
10-8
He Guoqiang
6Ross Muir
10-9

Cheung Ka Wai
Ross Muir
8-10
He Guoqiang
He Guoqiang
10-5

Anthony McGill

Qualifier 4

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
7Alfie Burden
10-1

Rebecca Kenna
Alfie Burden
10-3

Xu Si
Alfie Burden
5-10
Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones
10-9
Neil Robertson
8Ishpreet Singh Chadha
6-10
Gao Yang
Gao Yang
6-10
Zak Surety
Zac Surety
2-10
Neil Robertson

Qualifier 5

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
9Sean O’Sullivan
8-10
Bulscu Revesz
Bulscu Revesz
8-10
James Cahill
James Cahill
0-10
Zhou Yuelong
Zhou Yuelong
4-10
Jak Jones
10Andres Petrov
10-1

Ahmed Elsayed
Andres Petrov
7-10
Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke
6-10
Jak Jones

Qualifier 6

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
11Adam Duffy
10-5

Mink Nutcharut
Adam Duffy
4-10
Ashley Hugill
Ashley Hugill
7-10
Stephen Maguire
Stephen Maguire
10-6
Yuan Sijun
12Andrew Higginson
10-7

Duane Jones
Andrew Higginson
8-10
Michael White
Michael White
8-10
Yuan Sijun

Qualifier 7

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
13Louis Heathcote
10-4

Oliver Sykes
Louis Heathcote
10-7

Oliver Lines
Louis Heathcote
10-8
Elliot Slessor
Louis Heathcote
8-10
Stuart Bingham
14Stuart Carrington
10-5

Himanshu Jain
Stuart Carrington
10-9

Liam Highfield
Stuart Carrington
9-10
Stuart Bingham

Qualifier 8

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
15Alexander Ursenbacher
10-0

Iulian Boiko
Alexander Ursenbacher
7-10
Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton
5-10
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
10-9
Chris Wakelin
16Allan Taylor
10-6

Vladislav Gradinari
Allan Taylor
9-10
Lukas Kleckers
Lukas Kleckers
5-10
Chris Wakelin

Qualifier 9

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
17Marco Fu
10-1

Baipat Siripaporn
Marco Fu
10-6

Ken Doherty
Marco Fu
4-10
Hossein Vafaei
Hossein Vafaei
10-5
Jiang Jun
18Jiang Jun
10-6

Amir Sarkhosh
Jiang Jun
10-8

Fan Zhengyi
Jiang Jun
10-8
Sam Craigie

Qualifier 10

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
19Hammad Miah
2-10
Haydon Pinhey
Haydon Pinhey
3-10
Julien Leclercq
Julien Leclercq
1-10
Joe O’Connor
Joe O’Connor
10-8

Matthew Selt
20Daniel Womersley
w/o
Muhammad Asif
Daniel Womersley
3-10
Aaron Hill
Aaron Hill
4-10
Matthew Selt

Qualifier 11

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
21Ma Hailong
10-1

Victor Sarkis
Ma Hailong
10-7

Martin O’Donnell
Ma Hailong
4-10
Cao Yupeng
Cao Yupeng
8-10
Pang Junxu
22Oliver Brown
10-0

Reanne Evans
Oliver Brown
10-8

Dylan Emery
Oliver Brown
7-10
Pang Junxu

Qualifier 12

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
23Fergal O’Brien
8-10
Mostafa Dorgham
Mostafa Dorgham
5-10
Graeme Dott
Graeme Dott
5-10
Jackson Page
Jackson Page
10-9
Noppon Saengkham
24Long Zehuang
10-1

Sydney Wilson
Long Zehuang
2-10
Andy Hicks
Andy Hicks
5-10
Noppon Saengkham

Qualifier 13

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
25Rod Lawler
10-7

Gong Chenzhi
Rod Lawler
9-10
Ben Mertens
Ben Mertens
9-10
Si Jiahui
Si Jiahui
10-4
Wu Yize
26Stan Moody
6-10
Mohamed Shehab
Mohamed Shebab
8-10
Tian Pengfei
Tian Pengfei
8-10
Wu Yize

Qualifier 14

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
27Xing Zihao
10-6

Michael Holt
Xing Zihao
5-10
Daniel Wells
Daniel Wells
8-10
Lyu Haotian
Lyu Haotian
10-7
Jenson Kendrick
28Jenson Kendrick
10-7

Bai Yulu
Jenson Kendrick
10-8

Ben Woollaston
Jenson Kendrick
10-5

Jordan Brown

Qualifier 15

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
29Liam Pullen
10-3

Anton Kazakov
Liam Pullen
8-10
Sanderson Lam
Sanderson Lam
2-10
Xiao Guodong
Xiao Guodong
6-10
David Gilbert
30Peng Yisong
10-5

Manasawin Phetmalaikul
Peng Yisong
9-10
David Lilley
David Lilley
4-10
David Gilbert

Qualifier 16

RouteR1
Times
R2
Times
R3
Times
R4
Times
31Mohamed Ibrabim
6-10
Peter Lines
Peter Lines
6-10
Scott Donaldson
Scott Donaldson
10-6
Joe Perry
Scott Donaldson
9-10
Ryan Day
32Ashley Carty
10-4

Liam Graham
Ashley Carty
6-10
John Astley
John Astley
6-10
Ryan Day

How to watch the World Snooker Championship qualifiers

There will be free live coverage of Judgement Day – the fourth and final round of the world qualifiers – on the WST YouTube and Facebook channels.

Other rounds will be available via discovery+, Huya, or Matchroom depending on your location.

Europe
discovery+
China
Huya.com
All other territories
matchroom.live

Featured photo credit: WST

9 Comments

  1. Jakob Kidde Sauntved

    Looks like a fairly easy draw for Robertson, arguably one of the easiest he could have got. Jamie Jones, Xu Si and Zak Surety are the best players he risks meeting. He has a 7-0 H2H against Jones, 1-0 against Xu Si and has never met Surety. None of the others (Burden, Kenna and Singh Chada) have ever beaten him.

  2. Tim Pieterse

    go white!!!

    micheal that is….

  3. Jay Brannon

    White is highly unlikely to qualify for Sheffield but winnable opener as Gould is out of form, partly down to health issues, and under added pressure to save his tour card.

    Jamie Jones looks the big danger to Neil Robertson negotiating the qualifiers. Jones does often revel in the longer format.

    I think Bingham could miss out as Elliott Slessor is in his pathway. Slessor has made good strides up the rankings this season and could take advantage of an ailing former world champion.

    Marco Fu and Ken Doherty could meet in round 2. This would be a repeat of the 2006 Crucible quarter-final between the pair.

    Ursenbacher against Boiko looks like one of the more appealing opening round clashes.

    The first round draw will take place on Thursday, April 18th, live on Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website.

  4. Jay Brannon

    I wasn’t aware of that head-to-head between Jones and Robertson. It’s a concern for the Welshman as the aggregate score in frames is 37-9 to the 2010 World Champion. They’ve not met since 2017. No matter the pathway, Robertson would be a warm favourite. His A-game is amongst the top 5 I’ve ever seen.

    Only one 50 break in 16 frames on day one of the World Mixed Doubles Championship.

  5. Can you just start the post with details of which channels to watch on and the date/timings – rather than us having to scroll through acres of text.

    • Dates/Times for each match have been added. Click on “Times” within each round of each Qualifier bracket. As for options to watch, it will depend on your location. If you’re in Europe, discovery+ will be streaming the qualifiers from round 1. Judgement Day (round 4) will be on WST’s YouTube channel.

  6. Really want Michael Holt to get through. Fabulous player if his head is right

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