China Championship 2018

Tour Players 2018/19

Here is the final list of players who will compete on the World Snooker Tour during the 2018/19 season.

The Top 64 (64)

These players finished inside the top 64 of the official world ranking list at the end of last season and so will retain their places on the circuit, with a one-year card.

End of season rankings:

  1.  Mark Selby
  2.  Ronnie O’Sullivan
  3. Mark Williams
  4. John Higgins
  5. Judd Trump
  6. Ding Junhui
  7. Barry Hawkins
  8. Shaun Murphy
  9. Kyren Wilson
  10.  Neil Robertson
  11.  Ali Carter
  12.  Mark Allen
  13.  Stuart Bingham
  14.  Anthony McGill
  15.  Luca Brecel
  16.  Ryan Day
  17.  Stephen Maguire
  18.  Marco Fu
  19.  Liang Wenbo
  20.  Joe Perry
  21.  Mark King
  22.  Graeme Dott
  23.  Yan Bingtao
  24.  Martin Gould
  25.  Xiao Guodong
  26.  Jack Lisowski
  27.  David Gilbert
  28.  Ricky Walden
  29.  Michael White
  30.  Anthony Hamilon
  31.  Michael Holt
  32.  Tom Ford
  33.  Zhou Yuelong
  34.  Jimmy Robertson
  35.  Robert Milkins
  36.  Li Hang
  37.  Ben Woollaston
  38.  Cao Yupeng
  39.  Jamie Jones
  40.  Gary Wilson
  41.  Mark Davis
  42.  Mark Joyce
  43.  Yu Delu
  44.  Kurt Maflin
  45.  Hossein Vafaei
  46.  Dominic Dale
  47.  Matthew Stevens
  48.  Chris Wakelin
  49.  Michael Georgiou
  50.  Stuart Carrington
  51.  Fergal O’Brien
  52.  Noppon Saengkham
  53.  Mike Dunn
  54.  Andrew Higginson
  55.  Peter Ebdon
  56.  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  57.  Robbie Williams
  58.  Scott Donaldson
  59.  Matthew Selt
  60.  Liam Highfield
  61.  Lyu Haotian
  62.  Rory McLeod
  63.  Daniel Wells
  64.  Alan McManus

The Two Year Cards (32)

These players competed on the main tour in 2017/18 and will start the 2018/19 season on the second year of their two-year tour cards.

  • Akani Songsermsawad
  • Martin O’Donnell
  • Gerard Greene
  • Alexander Ursenbacher
  • Xu Si
  • Yuan Sijun
  • Ian Burns
  • Zhang Yong
  • Peter Lines
  • Li Yuan
  • Robin Hull
  • Allan Taylor
  • Duane Jones
  • Nigel Bond
  • Chen Zifan
  • Ashley Hugill
  • Niu Zhuang
  • Chris Totten
  • Eden Sharav
  • Paul Davison
  • Soheil Vahedi
  • Billy Joe Castle
  • Hamza Akbar
  • Ross Muir
  • Joe Swail
  • Sanderson Lam
  • Sean O’Sullivan
  • Rod Lawler
  • Rhys Clark
  • Lukas Kleckers
  • Basem Eltahhan
  • Matthew Bolton

The Top Eight (One-Year Ranking list) (8)

The top eight players on the one-year ranking list, not already inside of the top 64 of the two-year ranking list or on the first year of a two-year card, have earned a tour card for the 2018/19 season. They receive a fresh two-year tour card, starting on zero ranking points.

  1. Elliot Slessor
  2. Tian Pengfei
  3. John Astley
  4. Oliver Lines
  5. Lee Walker
  6. Mei Xiwen
  7. Alfie Burden
  8. Zhang Anda

Q School (12)

A further 12 will be promoted from the Q School and again they will receive a two-year tour card.

  • Jak Jones (2018 Q School Event One semi-finalist)
  • Sam Baird (2018 Q School Event One semi-finalist)
  • Hammad Miah (2018 Q School Event One semi-finalist)
  • Sam Craigie (2018 Q School Event One semi-finalist)
  • Jordan Brown (2018 Q School Event Two semi-finalist)
  • Craig Steadman (2018 Q School Event Two semi-finalist)
  • Lu Ning (2018 Q School Event Two semi-finalist)
  • Zhao Xintong (2018 Q School Event Two semi-finalist)
  • Thor Chuan Leong (2018 Q School Event Three semi-finalist)
  • Kishan Hirani (2018 Q School Event Three semi-finalist)
  • Andy Lee (2018 Q School Event Three semi-finalist)
  • Ashley Carty (2018 Q School Event Three semi-finalist)

EBSA Play-Offs (2)

Two more qualified via the EBSA Play-Offs at the English Institute for Sport last month. They will also earn a two-year card.

  1. Jamie Clarke
  2. Joe O’Connor

China Tour Nominations (2)

Two players have qualified via the CBSA China Tour. They earn a fresh two-year tour cards.

  1. Chen Feilong
  2. Zhang Jiankang

International Nominations (6)

The remaining players come from a mix of other amateur/international competitions and again will earn a two-year card.

  • Luo Honghao (WSF Championship winner)
  • Adam Stefanów  (WSF Championship runner-up)
  • Harvey Chandler (EBSA Championship winner)
  • Simon Lichtenberg (EBSA u-21 Championship winner)
  • Mohamed Ibrahim (African Championship winner)
  • Fan Zhengyi (U-21 Championship winner)

Invitational Tour Cards (3)

There are a further three players who will be able to play having been awarded invitational tour cards.

  • Jimmy White (SECOND year of a two-year invitational tour card)
  • Ken Doherty (SECOND year of a two-year invitational tour card)
  • James Wattana (FIRST year of a two-year invitational tour card)

The season gets underway with the Kaspersky Riga Masters qualifiers to run from 2-5 July 2018 at Preston’s Guild Hall. For the full calendar click here