There will be a total of eight tournaments on the BetVictor Snooker Series next season.
The Englishman was a consistent presence at the business end of tournaments all year.
Below is the World Snooker Championship schedule for day 17 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
World Snooker Championship Draw
As usual, there will a number of top-ups in the preliminary section of the draw.
The top two players in World Women’s Snooker will receive two-year tour cards.
It will mark the first snooker event this season to be staged away from Milton Keynes.
The Chinese number one joins four others in the newly formed group.
The biggest ranking event of the season so far has been whittled down from 128 contenders at the Marshall Arena.