UK Championship Qualifiers
The qualifying stages of the 2012 UK Championship run from November 20-23 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield.
An array of hopefuls will take to the baize in snooker’s home city of Sheffield in a bid to secure one of 16 places in the final stages of the second biggest televised ranking event on the calendar.
The qualifying rounds run from Tuesday to Friday this week, with players entering the fray from rounds one to three according to their ranking position. The winners of all third round games will progress to the first round proper alongside the world’s top 16 at the York Barbican from December 1 to 9.
Among the names hoping to book their place in the prestigious event are people’s champion Jimmy White, six-time World Champion Steve Davis, and former Crucible Kings – Peter Ebdon and Ken Doherty.
A host of emerging stars will also be out to secure a dream debut in the event this year, including the likes of Luca Brecel, Cao Yupeng and Welshman Jamie Jones.
All matches are played over the best of 11 frames, with selected games from each session being streamed live online at Bet365.