The draw for the qualifying rounds of the 2019 Betfred World Championship has been made.
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Click here for the format
The qualifying event runs from April 10 to 17 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Only the top 16 seeds* have earned a an automatic place in the final stages at the Crucible, which start on April 20. All other players must win three best-of-19 frame matches to secure a coveted spot at snooker’s Theatre of Dreams.
Matches to look out for in the first round this week include:
Three-time ranking event winner Marco Fu v young Chinese star Luo Honghao
Snooker legend Jimmy White v Ross Bulman
11-time women’s World Champion Reanne Evans v Zhang Yong
Current women’s World Champion Ng On Yee v former Masters champion Alan McManus
Four-time ranking event winner Ali Carter v Paul Davison
Former World Champion Graeme Dott v Pakistan’s Hamza Akbar
Tickets for the qualifying rounds are still available and offer a fantastic chance to see many of snooker’s best players battling for a place in the final stages of the sport’s biggest tournament. Take advantage of our offer of a three-day ticket for just £20. Click here.
And you can watch the qualifiers on the Eurosport Player, with live coverage of two tables throughout the eight days. To sign up to the Eurosport Player and enjoy live coverage of many of the biggest tournaments throughout the year, click here.
During the final round on Tuesday April 16 and Wednesday April 17, we will also have extensive coverage on our Facebook channel with Judgement Day Live. All you have to do is go to our Facebook Page and watch for free.
*The top 16 seeds at the Crucible are below.
1. Mark Williams
2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
3. Mark Selby
4. Neil Robertson
5. John Higgins
6. Mark Allen
7. Judd Trump
8. Kyren Wilson
9. Barry Hawkins
10. Ding Junhui
11. Jack Lisowski
12. Stuart Bingham
13. Shaun Murphy
14. Luca Brecel
15. Stephen Maguire
16. David Gilbert