The BetVictor Northern Ireland Open Starts Monday!

2016 Calendar

The provisional calendar up until December, showing the first half of the 2016/17 season, is now available.

Click here for the calendar.

Below is the seeding structure for tournaments in 2016/17.

World Championship
Top 16 seeded at the final venue. Remaining 128 players compete in qualifying, flat draw with top 64 seeded, as is the case for this season.

UK Championship
Flat draw with 128 players. Number 1 plays number 128, 2 v 127, 3 v 126 and so on as was the case this season.

International Championship, China Open, Indian Open and potential new tournament in China
Flat draw with 128 players. The first round will see seeds 65-128 drawn at random against seeds 1-64. The top 64 will be placed in the draw so that Number one is seeded to play number 64 in second round, 2 v 63, 3 v 62 and so on.

The Home Nations series (Welsh Open and new English Open, Scottish Open and Irish Open)
Flat draw with 128 players. Top 16 seeds placed into the draw, as they were for this season’s Welsh Open. Remaining 112 players drawn at random.

German Masters and new European Championship
Flat draw with 128 players. Top 32 seeds placed in the draw. Remaining 96 players drawn at random.

Shanghai Masters
Top 16 seeded at the final venue. Seeds 17-32 in fourth qualifying round. Seeds 33-64 in second qualifying round. Seeds 65-128 in first qualifying round as was the case this season.

Paul Hunter Classic, Riga Open and Gibraltar Open.
Completely open first round draw with no seeding.