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World Snooker Championship Qualifiers 2018 live scores and schedule of play

Jamie Shaw in Qualifiers 18 Apr 2018
128 players vie for 16 coveted places at The Crucible (credit:World Snooker)

The road to The Crucible culminates a short distance away at the EIS as 128 players bid to secure their spot in snooker’s show-piece, and you can follow the latest results and fixtures here.

A total of 128 players will battle it out for just 16 coveted places in the £1.968 million event alongside the top 16 seeded players from the main Order of Merit.

Qualifying will take place between April 11-18 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, with players required to win three matches to secure their qualification.

The formidable field is comprised of 113 tour players (including Invitational Tour Card holders) and 15 amateur players who have achieved success through the WPBSA qualifying criteria.

Players ranked 17–80 in the world rankings, including former ranking event winners Ryan Day, Stephen Maguire, Liang Wenbo, Mark King, Graeme Dott, Joe Perry and Yan Bingtao, are seeded in the draw. 

The remaining tour players including Jimmy White, Joe Swail, Reanne Evans and Jackson Page (plus invited amateurs), were drawn randomly.

All matches are to be contested over the best of 19 frames, split across two sessions, with the first session session comprised of a maximum of nine frames.

Prize money:
Qualifiers: £18,000 minimum
Last 48 losers: £13,500
Last 80 losers: £9,000
Last 128 losers: £0
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Non-televised high break: £1,000

Betfred World Championship Qualifiers Schedule


*Denotes second session

Wednesday April 11

Round One

10am
9 Matthew Selt 8-1 Ng On Yee
10 Mark Joyce 3-4 Adam Duffy
11 Mei Xi Wen 5-3 Basem Eltahhan
12 Xiao Guodong 8-1 Chris Totten
13 Stuart Carrington 4-3 Nigel Bond
14 Ben Woollaston 4-4 Kacper Filipiak
15 Zhang Anda 7-2 Zhang Yong
16 Martin Gould 5-3 Paul S Davison
22 Elliot Slessor 5-3 Eden Sharav
23 Robert Milkins 8-1 Aaron Canavan
24 Scott Donaldson 7-1 Tyler Rees

2.30pm
17 Graeme Dott 9-0 Adrian Justin Ridley
18 Akani Songsermsawad 5-2 Lukas Kleckers
19 Dominic Dale 5-3 Reanne Evans
20 Mike Dunn 5-4 Duane Jones
21 Michael Holt 4-5 Thor Chuan Leong
25 Rory McLeod 4-3 Ian Burns
26 Li Hang 4-3 Ashley Hugill
27 Lyu Haotian 5-4 Fang Xiongman
28 Anthony Hamilton 1-5 Martin O'Donnell
34 Zhao Xintong 4-5 Aditya Mehta

7pm
9* Matthew Selt 10-1 Ng On Yee
10* Mark Joyce 4-10 Adam Duffy
11* Mei Xi Wen 10-8 Basem Eltahhan
12* Xiao Guodong 10-3 Chris Totten
13* Stuart Carrington 10-9 Nigel Bond
14* Ben Woollaston 10-5 Kacper Filipiak
15* Zhang Anda 10-6 Zhang Yong
16* Martin Gould 10-4 Paul S Davison
22* Elliot Slessor 10-7 Eden Sharav
23* Robert Milkins 10-1 Aaron Canavan
24* Scott Donaldson 10-5 Tyler Rees

Thursday April 12

Round One

10am
33 Liang Wenbo 8-1 Rod Lawler
36 Jamie Jones 4-5 Craig Steadman
41 Andrew Higginson 7-2 David John
42 Cao Yupeng 5-4 Robin Hull
43 Lee Walker 5-4 Kristjan Helgason
44 Ricky Walden 4-5 Joe Swail
45 Michael Georgiou 3-4 Matthew Bolton
46 Mark Davis 8-1 Sanderson Lam
47 Sam Craigie 4-5 Jimmy White
48 Joe Perry 8-1 Ross Muir
50 Tian Pengfei 7-1 Li Yuan

2.30pm
17* Graeme Dott 10-1 Adrian Justin Ridley
18* Akani Songsermsawad 10-4 Lukas Kleckers
19* Dominic Dale 10-7 Reanne Evans
20* Mike Dunn 10-8 Duane Jones
21* Michael Holt 10-7 Thor Chuan Leong
25* Rory McLeod 10-8 Ian Burns
26* Li Hang 10-9 Ashley Hugill
27* Lyu Haotian 10-8 Fang Xiongman
28* Anthony Hamilton 7-10 Martin O'Donnell
34* Zhao Xintong 10-8 Aditya Mehta

7pm
33* Liang Wenbo 10-2 Rod Lawler - *Liang makes a 147 break*
36* Jamie Jones 10-5 Craig Steadman
41* Andrew Higginson 10-4 David John
42* Cao Yupeng 7-10 Robin Hull
43* Lee Walker 10-6 Kristjan Helgason
44* Ricky Walden 10-8 Joe Swail
45* Michael Georgiou 10-4 Matthew Bolton
46* Mark Davis 10-1 Sanderson Lam
47* Sam Craigie 6-10 Jimmy White
48* Joe Perry 10-1 Ross Muir
50* Tian Pengfei 10-1 Li Yuan

Friday April 13

Round One

10am
29 Matthew Stevens 8-1 Ryan Thomerson
30 Fergal O'Brien 3-6 Yuan SiJun
31 Ken Doherty 6-3 Josh Boileau
32 Mark King v Gerard Greene
49 Yan Bingtao 6-3 Jackson Page
51 Kurt Maflin 5-4 Hamza Akbar
52 Chris Wakelin 5-3 Xu Si
53 David Gilbert 7-2 Billy Joe Castle
54 Alfie Burden 3-5 Jamie Curtis-Barrett
55 Gary Wilson 2-6 Adam Stefanow
56 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5-4 Alexander Ursenbacher

2.30pm
6 Daniel Wells 6-3 Kurt Dunham
7 Tom Ford 8-1 Leo Fernandez
8 Liam Highfield 6-3 Chen Zhe
57 Sam Baird 7-2 Soheil Vahedi
58 Jimmy Robertson 7-2 Alex Borg
59 John J Astley 6-1 Marvin Lim
60 Michael White 5-4 Niu Zhuang
61 Noppon Saengkham 9-0 Chen Zifan
62 Hossein Vafaei 4-5 Jamie Cope
63 Hammad Miah 6-3 Jordan Brown

7pm
29* Matthew Stevens 10-5 Ryan Thomerson
30* Fergal O'Brien 5-10 Yuan SiJun
31* Ken Doherty 10-8 Josh Boileau
32* Mark King 9-10 Gerard Greene
49* Yan Bingtao 10-7 Jackson Page
51* Kurt Maflin 10-7 Hamza Akbar
52* Chris Wakelin 10-4 Xu Si
53* David Gilbert 10-8 Billy Joe Castle
54* Alfie Burden 10-6 Jamie Curtis-Barrett
55* Gary Wilson 8-10 Adam Stefanow
56* Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-8 Alexander Ursenbacher

Saturday April 14

Round One

10am
1 Ryan Day 8-1 Igor Figueiredo
2 Mitchell Mann 5-4 Peter Lines
3 Robbie Williams 5-4 Jak Jones
4 Peter Ebdon 7-2 James Wattana
5 Zhou Yuelong 8-1 Ian Preece
35 Yu De Lu 6-3 Sean O'Sullivan
37 Jack Lisowski 6-3 Christopher Keogan
38 David Grace 6-3 Wang Yuchen
39 Alan McManus 8-1 Rhys Clark
40 Oliver Lines 5-4 Harvey Chandler
64 Stephen Maguire 5-4 Allan Taylor

2.30pm
6* Daniel Wells 10-6 Kurt Dunham
7* Tom Ford 10-2 Leo Fernandez
8* Liam Highfield 10-3 Chen Zhe
57* Sam Baird 10-5 Soheil Vahedi
58* Jimmy Robertson 10-2 Alex Borg
59* John J Astley 10-1 Marvin Lim
60* Michael White 10-9 Niu Zhuang
61* Noppon Saengkham 10-1 Chen Zifan
62* Hossein Vafaei 10-8 Jamie Cope
63* Hammad Miah 10-9 Jordan Brown

7pm
1* Ryan Day 10-2 Igor Figueiredo
2* Mitchell Mann 10-5 Peter Lines
3* Robbie Williams 10-8 Jak Jones
4* Peter Ebdon 10-4 James Wattana
5* Zhou Yuelong 10-1 Ian Preece
35* Yu De Lu 10-8 Sean O'Sullivan
37* Jack Lisowski 10-4 Christopher Keogan
38* David Grace 10-6 Wang Yuchen
39* Alan McManus 10-2 Rhys Clark
40* Oliver Lines 10-6 Harvey Chandler
64* Stephen Maguire 10-5 Allan Taylor

Sunday April 15 

Second Round

10am
73 Graeme Dott 6-2 Akani Songsermsawad
74 Dominic Dale 2-7 Mike Dunn
79 Matthew Stevens 4-5 Yuan SiJun
80 Ken Doherty 5-4 Gerard Greene
85 Andrew Higginson 5-4 Robin Hull
86 Lee Walker 4-4 Ricky Walden
87 Michael Georgiou 0-9 Mark Davis
88 Jimmy White 4-5 Joe Perry
89 Yan Bingtao 6-3 Tian Pengfei
90 Kurt Maflin 2-7 Chris Wakelin
91 David Gilbert 3-6 Alfie Burden

2.30pm
69 Matthew Selt 1-6 Adam Duffy
70 Mei Xi Wen 3-6 Xiao Guodong
71 Stuart Carrington 5-4 Ben Woollaston
72 Zhang Anda 7-2 Martin Gould
75 Michael Holt 5-4 Elliot Slessor
76 Robert Milkins 4-5 Scott Donaldson
77 Rory McLeod 5-4 Li Hang
78 Lyu Haotian 2-6 Martin O'Donnell
81 Liang Wenbo 7-2 Zhao Xintong
92 Adam Stefanow 3-6 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

7pm
73* Graeme Dott 10-2 Akani Songsermsawad
74* Dominic Dale 3-10 Mike Dunn
79* Matthew Stevens 10-9 Yuan SiJun
80* Ken Doherty 10-4 Gerard Greene
85* Andrew Higginson 10-5 Robin Hull
86* Lee Walker 7-10 Ricky Walden
87* Michael Georgiou 0-10 Mark Davis
88* Jimmy White 5-10 Joe Perry
89* Yan Bingtao 9-10 Tian Pengfei
90* Kurt Maflin 4-10 Chris Wakelin
91* David Gilbert 9-10 Alfie Burden

Monday April 16

Second Round

10am
65 Ryan Day 10-1 Mitchell Mann - *Mann withdrew at 7-1*
66 Robbie Williams 2-7 Peter Ebdon
67 Zhou Yuelong 5-4 Daniel Wells
68 Tom Ford 4-5 Liam Highfield
82 Yu De Lu 1-8 Jamie Jones
83 Jack Lisowski 6-3 David Grace
84 Alan McManus 6-3 Oliver Lines
93 Sam Baird 4-5 Jimmy Robertson
94 John J Astley 3-6 Michael White
95 Noppon Saengkham 3-6 Hossein Vafaei
96 Hammad Miah 3-6 Stephen Maguire

2.30pm
69* Matthew Selt 6-10 Adam Duffy
70* Mei Xi Wen 4-10 Xiao Guodong
71* Stuart Carrington 10-8 Ben Woollaston
72* Zhang Anda 10-4 Martin Gould
75* Michael Holt 10-7 Elliot Slessor
76* Robert Milkins 10-8 Scott Donaldson
77* Rory McLeod 10-9 Li Hang
78* Lyu Haotian 10-9 Martin O'Donnell
81* Liang Wenbo 10-5 Zhao Xintong
92* Adam Stefanow 4-10 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

7pm
65* Ryan Day 10-1 Mitchell Mann
66* Robbie Williams 5-10 Peter Ebdon
67* Zhou Yuelong 8-10 Daniel Wells
68* Tom Ford 6-10 Liam Highfield
82* Yu De Lu 7-10 Jamie Jones
83* Jack Lisowski 10-3 David Grace
84* Alan McManus 10-9 Oliver Lines
93* Sam Baird 7-10 Jimmy Robertson
94* John J Astley 7-10 Michael White
95* Noppon Saengkham 5-10 Hossein Vafaei
96* Hammad Miah 4-10 Stephen Maguire

Tuesday April 17

Third Round 

11am
100 Stuart Carrington 5-4 Zhang Anda
101 Graeme Dott 4-5 Mike Dunn
102 Michael Holt 2-7 Robert Milkins
104 Matthew Stevens 7-2 Ken Doherty
107 Andrew Higginson 4-5 Ricky Walden
108 Mark Davis 2-7 Joe Perry
109 Tian Pengfei 1-8 Chris Wakelin
110 Alfie Burden 4-5 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

5pm
97 Ryan Day 6-3 Peter Ebdon
98 Daniel Wells 4-5 Liam Highfield
99 Adam Duffy 1-8 Xiao Guodong
103 Rory McLeod 2-7 Lyu Haotian
105 Liang Wenbo 0-9 Jamie Jones
106 Jack Lisowski 7-2 Alan McManus
111 Jimmy Robertson 4-5 Michael White
112 Hossein Vafaei 3-6 Stephen Maguire

Wednesday April 18

Third Round

11am
100* Stuart Carrington 10-8 Zhang Anda
101* Graeme Dott 10-7 Mike Dunn
102* Michael Holt 3-10 Robert Milkins
104* Matthew Stevens 10-2 Ken Doherty
107* Andrew Higginson 6-10 Ricky Walden
108* Mark Davis 7-10 Joe Perry
109* Tian Pengfei 1-10 Chris Wakelin
110* Alfie Burden 8-10 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

5pm
97* Ryan Day 10-6 Peter Ebdon
98* Daniel Wells 4-10 Liam Highfield
99* Adam Duffy 1-10 Xiao Guodong
103* Rory McLeod 2-10 Lyu Haotian
105* Liang Wenbo 0-10 Jamie Jones
106* Jack Lisowski 10-3 Alan McManus
111* Jimmy Robertson 10-7 Michael White
112* Hossein Vafaei 7-10 Stephen Maguire


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