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:
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.
Billy Joe Castle
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.
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.
China Tour Nominations (2)
Two players have qualified via the CBSA China Tour. They earn a fresh two-year tour cards.
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